Dick Barlow, former head of the camera departments at Paramount and the Burbank Studios, died Feb. 10 of cancer at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He was 71.

Barlow began his career in the Navy, serving as a combat air crewman during World War II. He was later a member of the first combat camera team assigned to Korea.

As a combat photographer, Barlow was sent to Paramount Studios for training in motion pictures, and worked with such successful directors as John Ford.

After retiring from the Navy in 1964, Barlow began his civilian career at Paramount’s camera department, which he headed from 1973 to 1977.

In 1977, he left Paramount for the Burbank Studios, becoming head of their camera department. He spent more than 15 years there.

Barlow later worked with Douglas Aircraft’s photographic department, General Dynamics, Fuji Film and Tiffin Filters.

He was a member of the Motion Picture Academy, where he served on the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee.

There are no immediate family survivors.