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Camera Operators

Tips for Entry

As a student, become familiar with various types of cameras through a school club, for example, or by working in a camera store.

Take classes in math and science that will familiarize you with the concepts of ratio, proportion, light, and perspective.

In college take courses in photography and art history that will introduce to the principles of artistic composition and different styles of visual presentation.

Become familiar with the different types of video editing software.

Consult the Department of Labor State Apprenticeship Information Web site for information about specific apprenticeship opportunities for camera operators.

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