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What is Photography ?

Photography is the art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically using an image sensor, or chemically through a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.

What is the job and responsibility of a Photographer?

  • Take photos either in the studio or on location.

  • Work with shoppers or geographical point groups to make photographic pictures.

  • Use artistic data to compose pictures.

  • Review sets of pictures to pick the simple work.

  • Operate numerous forms of photographic and laptop instrumentality to make photogenic pictures.

How to become a photographer?

  • A fashion photographer will be luckier finding work in Mumbai than in rural Gurugram. Before you start photography, make sure your community needs this. There are many ways to practice before diving in the store.

  • The reliable way to get the knowledge and skills necessary is to work as a professional assistant. You will learn the basics of photography. You will also get an insight into the business world of this profession and gain experience. As an assistant, you also have time to build a portfolio and start your own business.

  • One customer can later turn into three if you can provide great photos. For example, offer anyone who puts a free photo session to a friend. Find what you do best, show it, and find creative ways to make viewers of your work loyal customers. The best way to grow your business is to provide your clients with fantastic work skills.

  • Make sure your portfolio shows everything you can do and nothing more. Ask people from your photographic network for an opinion on your profile.

  • In the world of photography, briefcases are physical books to illustrate your work. Keep an eye on your target audience when creating a physical portfolio.

  • It's best to study photographers who work in a market like yours. Focus not only on work but also on the business model. For example, some photography companies start with stunning Instagram.

  • You can rent a studio space by contacting your colleagues and checking if they have their studio. Co-authors are often happy to rent space to beginners when they are not in use.

Professional photographers are recommended to buy

  • 2 cameras

  • 2 high-quality lenses and

  • 2 flash units

When it comes to camera equipment and accessories. You have to buy Photoshop and Lightroom software from Adobe to edit your photos. Since you have a limited budget at first, buying two cameras and extra equipment may be too expensive. If you have safety equipment, you can continue working in an emergency.

Who can be a photographer?

There is no prerequisite to become a photographer. However, you may need to be 12th passed with any subjects to pursue a course.

Top Institutes offering Photography course in India

  • Delhi College of Photography, New Delhi

  • Light and Life Academy, Ooty

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

  • AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi

  • Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida

  • Osmania University, Hyderabad

  • National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

  • Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai

  • National Institute of Photography, Mumbai

  • The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation, Kolkata

  • Pixel Institute of Photography, New Delhi

  • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

  • Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC)

  • YMCA Centre for Mass Media, New Delhi

  • Academy for photographic excellence (Apex), New Delhi

  • Sri Aurobindo Institute Of Mass Communication     New Delhi

  • International Institute of Mass Media, New Delhi

How much do Photographers earn in India?

  • Average Salary for a Photographer in India is Rs 366,358/yr

  • The average salary of a Photographer with less than 1 year of experience is Rs 275,000/yr

  • The average salary of a Photographer  1-4 years of experience is Rs 366,376/yr

  • And with 10-19 years of experience, Photographer  in India makes Rs 500,505/yr

If you're the only photographer in the city specializing in family portraits, your prices may be above average. When the market is saturated, you must stay competitive. Whether you use the market rate or set your fees, some factors will help you decide how much to charge. , e.g. Geography and type of shooting. For example, a photographer from New Delhi will ask more than a photographer from Meerut.

The license fee depends on the size of the photo used in the magazine or book. Cover photos are more expensive than photos used elsewhere in the book or magazine.

Professional portrait and wedding photographers retain the copyright on their photos. They can sell further prints to the consumer and not have it reproduced in any other way.

Like any freelancer, photographers must account for their clients for services rendered. Before invoicing, you and the customer should agree on how much payment you will receive and when you will expect to get paid. You must also choose the invoicing method when invoicing the customer.

What are the opportunities available for a Photographer in India?

As a photographer, you can join different media platforms depending on your domain in Photography

You can teach photography courses in different colleges. Some other career opportunities are

  • Freelance Photographer

  • Scientific Photographer

  • Fashion Photographers

  • Advertising Photographers

  • Portrait and Wedding Photographers

  • Commercial (industrial) Photographers

  • Feature Photographers

  • Press Photographers/photojournalists

Interesting Facts

An Arab physicist Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) (965–1040) invented the first true pinhole camera.