Photography As A Career

Until some years ago photography was considered to be a hobby profession only, but now with a boom in the advertising, media and fashion industry, photography has emerged as a lucrative career option. Also, digital medium is growing so photography is emerging as a popular career choice. Earlier, photography was a self-learned skill, but now many institutes have come with specialised courses in photography. 

Roles And Responsibilities 
  • Take the brief to understand specifications and work closely with the art team to develop the concept
  • Capture and process images, adjusting subjects, equipment and lighting to achieve desired results
  • Direct models for the poses, mood and overall feel of the product shots
  • Constantly improve image quality using various editing methods
  • Use and maintain modern and traditional technical equipment (cameras, lenses etc)
  • Arrange objects, scenes, lighting and background to adhere to specifications
  • Ensure that all photo equipment is maintained and stored away correctly
  • Archive photographic images and maintain database
  • Keep abreast of photographic best practices and procedures
  • Suggesting innovative ideas regarding lighting and shooting techniques
Key Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Video Editing
  • Lighting Knowledge
  • Social Media Marketing
Career Opportunities 
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Newspaper Photographer
  • Owner/Photographer
  • Photo Editor
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Special effects editor
  • Sports Photographer
  • Studio Owner
  • Advertising Photographer
  • Video editor
How To Pursue A Career in Photography 
Stream Graduation After Graduation 
Class XII any stream BFA in Photography MFA in Photography
Class XII any stream Diploma certificate in Photography
Class XII any stream Graduation any stream Diploma in Photography


Top Colleges
  • National Institute of Design – [NID], Ahmedabad
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design – [SID], Pune
  • MIT Institute of Design – [MITID], Pune
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology – [KIIT], Bhubaneswar
  • Sai Nath University, Ranchi
  • World University of Design – [WUD], Sonepat
  • ICAT Design and Media College, Chennai
  • Mody University, College of Fashion Design And Merchandising -[CFDM], Sikar
  • Symbiosis International University – [SIU], Pune
  • MIT Art, Design and Technology University – [MITADT], Pune
  • JJ School of Art, Mumbai

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2 thoughts on “Photography As A Career”

  1. Though nearing my maiden half century of life, I am very much interested in learning Photography. Can you suggest some online courses that would help me understand science and art of Photography?
    Your article on photography is resourceful and well researched as always.

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