Navy's industrial framework.
development engineers, machinists, and technicians
master of photographic techniques, and have an eye
for good pictures-plus imagination for creative
an adequate understanding of the subject. For
instance, when you are called on to photograph a
malfunctioning machine that is capable of performing
several operations in the manufacture of an aircraft
wing component, you should be told-better
yet-shown, how the machine, or one like it, works.
With this information, you are better able to shoot the
is or what is causing the problem. Granted, you could
probably make the picture if someone just pointed you
in the right direction. It is not always possible to
discuss each intimate detail of a problem, but it is
certainly possible to make clear just what a
photograph should illustrate. This kind of preparation
is possible only when there is cooperation between the
photographer and the requester. Coordination of
photographic activities within an industrial
organization promotes a better understanding
between everyone concerned, and it leads to a more
effective application of photography.
precautions. If your imaging facility does much
industrial photography, it should have, as a minimum,
you to wear.
determine the best camera angle. You must also keep
avoid risks to yourself and others. The people in the
helmets, hearing protectors, and so forth.
care and protection. When in use, the camera usually
does not need any more protection than the
photographer. But it should be given extra protection
when used in places exposed to flying sparks,
spattering molten metal, and so forth. A skylight filter
on the lens should always be used to help protect the
lens. This filter does not affect exposure or color
balance but does protect the lens element. Buying a
new filter is a lot cheaper than buying a new lens.
entering the lens and can also protect the lens from
certain types of damage.
ships during construction or overhaul, presents special
problems. The bigger the equipment or unit, the more
difficult it is to photograph.
be planned so it does not interfere with production.
assembly. These pictures are often used to highlight
certain aspects of work equipment failures, repairs, and
cover the assignment. The larger and more complex the
subject, the greater the need for a series of pictures. The
series of pictures should be planned to record important
details of the subject. The views to be considered are as
Basic Photography Course