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The human being operating a still camera with the result that the film or other light sensitive media inside the camera becomes exposed with the light from a scene can be called the photographer of that scene since that exposure can be developed to a picture in following steps, a picture showing exactly the relative dispensation of the recorded light, called photo or photograph.

Usually the term photographer is used for a professional still camera operator, one whose profession is to be completely capable of making proper photos for least one branch of photography. Professional photographers can be ...

  • ... portrait photographers
  • ... school photographers
  • ... industry photographers
  • ... advertisement photographers
  • ... press photographers
  • ... scientific photographers
  • ... illustrators
  • ... camera testers
  • ... photography artists

More about photographers: see famous photographers

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