Love taking Photographs? Then why don’t you choose this as a career option. So let’s discuss about Photography as a profession.

About Photography Course:

A career in Photography blends both artistic and technical acumen, and like most other arts, needs practice and perseverance. Photographers produce and preserve images that paint a picture, tell a story, or record an event. With the rapid growth of communication networks, explosion of the advertising sector and media communications as well as fashion boom, digital photography has become the modern version of this art form.

Career scope:

The photography course enhances the personality of yours to a great height. Currently the field is growing vastly. Basically in India after gaining years of experience in this field you can run your own studios or work for companies as salaried employees. The career as well as could be related to news, events, sports, wildlife, cultural events, political and much more. It can include:

  • Photoshop to edit picture for commercial purpose
  • Archiving images
  • Updating and managing digital portfolio and website
  • Staying up to date of trends in market or news media
  • Collecting images

Job profile:

As per your choice, you can choose any of the following as your career option.

  • Photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • Commercial photography
  • Fashion photography
  • Food photography
  • Industrial photography
  • Wildlife photographers
  • Aerial photography
  • Scientific photography

Duration of the course and eligibility criteria:

This course duration may vary from one institution to another. Basically the course duration is around 1-3 years. The diploma courses in photography also available where the duration will be 6 months.

A student after completing his/her 12th or +2 can apply for this course.

Suggestions of some top photography institutions:

These are some colleges and institutions which gives you an opportunity to gain experience on Photography session.

In India:

  1. Delhi college of photography, New Delhi
  2. Light and Life Academy, Ooty
  3. Osmania University, Hyderabad
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
  5. National Institute of Photography, Mumbai
  6. Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida 

Photography institution in Odisha:

  1. Prism Media, Bhubaneswar
  2. Institute of Digital Media Technology, Bhubaneswar
  3. Hyflyer Animation, Bhubaneswar
  4. ICE Balaji Telefilm – institute of Creative Excellence, Bhubaneswar
  5. Reliance Education, Bhubaneswar

Pay scale:

The average salary offered in India according to pay scale is 21k to 23k monthly where on yearly basis is Rs 353,619 per annum. The per annum salary can go upto Rs 1,087,000 also. Salaries also vary on the designation you are working as or in a particular department such as:

  • Video Editing
  • Film Production
  • Product Photography
  • Editing
  • Photojournalism

Salary may vary on the job profile. However, in photography, it is the experience and the portfolio which matters the most.