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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:30 am 
Hi everyone,

Currently, I am a teacher of the fun subjects - science, math and physics, and are also a physicist completing my MSc in atmospheric colorimetry, and about to pursue a PhD in UV physics.

I am considering a career change into designing, testing and developing cameras.

Can anyone offer any advice about how I may do that - specifically, who to approach, what skills would be valued, what skills would be needed.


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I would definitely brush up on physics, and especially light, diffraction etc. Other than that I don't know, sorry.

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Gordon could tell you all you'd need to know about testing cameras, the designing and developing part, I'd say, you could get into by applying for a job at a camera manufacturer. They might just need some new talent there!

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I have a physics background, and are completing my Masters in atmoispheric physics involving getting colorimetric data from the device dependent RGB of a digital camera


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Hi Damien, I'd say you're in the right place for starters.

I have no idea how to get a job developing cameras, but since most are designed in Japan, you're in a prime location. If I were you I'd contact the HR departments of the big camera companies and ask them what jobs are available and what qualifications are required. Do keep us updated...


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