Photography is defined as ‘The Science of creating perishable images of objects by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation by means of an image sensor placed inside the Camera or Chemically by means of a Photographic Film.’ Photography is one of the seriously considering courses by the youngsters of now days. One who specialized in the photography can work in various domains including- Product photographer, fashion photographer, Industrial photographer, still photographer for films, candid photographer, wild life photography etc. Around 70% of candidates specialized in Photography prefers to work as a freelance photographer than working for a fixed salary with an organization. The recent trend in digital marketing is another cause for the increase of job vacancies of photographers. An overview regarding the Photography profession in India is given below.
Education and Eligibility
There are many institutes in India offering courses in Photography, which includes Certificate in photography, diploma in photography and degree in photography – courses- in specializations such as Commercial & Advertising, Commercial & Advertising, Nature & Wildlife Photography, Fine Art Photography and Photo Journalism. As it is a field artistic people, the institutes having Diploma, Graduation and Masters level photography courses admit only the candidates on the basis of a basic aptitude test. Candidates from any stream with 50% marks are eligible to attend full-time Photography course.
Career in Photography
One who specialized in Photography can work in the domains such as Portrait photographer, News photographer, Commercial and industrial photographer, Fine arts photographer, Scientific photographer, etc. Most of the candidates who specialized in photography are interested to work as a freelancer or turning to entrepreneur by starting their own photo studio.
Top Recruiters Hiring Photographers
The companies in the sectors like e-commerce, digital marketing, film promotion, advertising agencies, stock photo suppliers, New-media organizations, etc are hiring photographers frequently.
According to the report of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the salary of the fresher level photographer is $37,190. The salary may vary according to factors such as reputation, the area of specialization, work experience, etc. In India, a fresher-level photographer may get salary around 2lakh to 5 lakh per annum.
List of Top Seven Photography Institutes in India
|Name of the College||Official Website|
|College Of Art, University of Delhi, New Delhi||http://www.du.ac.in/du/|
|Tolani College of Arts & Science, Adipur, Gujarat||http://www.tcas.ac.in/|
|Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication (SACAC), New Delhi||http://www.sac.ac.in/professional-photography-courses.asp|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad||http://www.jnafau.ac.in/|
|Sir JJ School of Applied Art, Mumbai||http://jjiaa.org/home.htm|
|Osmania University, Hyderabad||http://www.osmania.ac.in/|
|The Light and Life Academy (LLA), Ooty||http://llacademy.org/|
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