HAVE CAMERA, WILL TRAVEL
CAT-CAMERAMAN -- PH-3, Tom Evans, braves cold, heat and the ever constant dangers in his routine (to him) job of recording, on 16mm movie film, catapult launches. Important data is obtained in this manner which will help eleminate safty hazards.
Lights, camera and lots of action.... These are the tool and element with which the men of the BENNINGTON Photographic Laboratory work daily. No photo lab, ashore or afloat, can boast of a finer group of cinematographers, salon or action photos, or for that matter more professional results in their product.
The job of the Navy photographer requires combining the knowledge and skill of a technician with the talents of an artist. He has one of the most varied billets in military life. The PH may be a member of a Mobile Photographic Unit in the thick of battlefield action or amphibious assault, or a member of a motion picture production crew, or assigned to a photographic squadron in aerial reconnaissance and hydrographic mapping, or as a public information photographer making still pictures for hometown newspapers and filming canned television shows.
Article from August 1964 issue of the Huk Ster
From: Ronald M Plywacz