School Photograph Editor

Compare negatives of several poses of an individual and select best copy.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do School Photograph Editors do?

Compares negatives of several poses of an individual and selects best copy to be used in printing group or individual school photographs: Mounts reel of negative film in holding device or positions negatives on illuminated worktable to examine film images and determine degree of printability. Selects best copy of negatives viewed, considering factors, such as lighting, density, pose, and whether subjects eyes are open. Cuts out selected negative, using scissors and inserts negative into transparent holder to prevent damage. Attaches approved negative to card indicating work order number and processing instructions and routes negative to printing department. Discards unselected negatives.


Should I be a School Photograph Editor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Editor, School Photograph

    How to become a School Photograph Editor

    Most School Photograph Editors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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