UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PHOTOGRAPHER 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7781 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform a variety of photographic tasks using digital or film photography; take still pictures of medical, scientific and/or other technically difficult subjects such as biochemical gels or anatomical specimens.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, perform a variety of technical photographic tasks such as photomicrography and color printing or that require using advanced digital camera skills and on-camera flash techniques, studio strobe lighting systems, including preparation of digital images for publication in print or on a website by various software and hardware tools such as Photoshop, and performing post production and color management of digital images.

TYPICAL WORK

Photograph subjects of an unusually fragile nature such as biochemical gels, anatomical specimens and light and pressure-sensitive charts, etc.;

Take still pictures of art work, rare maps, books, archival specimens and clinical and surgical procedures in clinics or operating rooms;

Plan, organize and prepare photographic materials for public relations and visual aid programs;

Photograph subjects employing less commonly used photographic techniques such as infra-red, ultra-violet and polarized light, including bright field in both black and white and color;

Take photographs in studio and on location using appropriate lighting techniques and equipment, such as studio strobe lights, hot lights, on-camera flash, outside AC strobe units and related accessories; photographs may include table-top, aerials, sports and events.

Apply “digital darkroom” skills, such as monitor calibration and color management, as well as performing imaging-related software and hardware updates, computer troubleshooting, data back-ups and troubleshooting external device compatability;

Use advanced features of Adobe Photoshop and other digital image editing and workflow software;

Maintain a digital workflow such as a large image file database, which may or may not be accessible via the web to the campus community or general public;

Use advanced Mac OS knowledge relating to management of digital images;

Use database software, such as Microsoft Access, as well as other Microsoft Office or similar software applications;

Prepare images for use on institutional websites;

Use image capturing devices such as flatbed and negative scanners;

Schedule photo shoots and meet logistical needs of various parties;

Work with graphic artists, art directors and various University staff to produce images that meet their specific needs;

Strong organizational skills to independently manage and coordinate all facets of scheduling, capturing, production and usage of digital or film images;

May participate as instructor in employee in-service educational programs;

May apply advanced 35mm and medium format film camera skills;

May apply advanced black and white darkroom knowledge;

May perform duties of Photographer 1;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Three years of experience in still photography, including one year as a Photographer I or equivalent.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 9-23-85
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New to CSA: 5-1-00

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05

Revise Class: 6-1-08