Military photographers and videographers have an important job in communicating and recording military activity. Photographers photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, and other subjects, using digital or film cameras and other equipment. Videographers use a variety of electronic media to record videos for television, internet, and film.Explore this career outside the military
Photographers and videographers work both indoors and outdoors while photographing their subjects. They may take photos from aircraft or ships. They process photographs in photographic laboratories on bases or aboard ships.
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Photographers and Videographers in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Photographers and videographers in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, including practice in taking and developing photographs, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Photographic processing and reproductionPrinciples of photojournalismOperation and maintenance of photographic equipmentMotion picture equipment operationAudio recording and using sound equipmentScripting and special effects techniquesRead More
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