How to Take Photography As a Fruitful Career Option

by Nalini Ranjan Panday Digital Marketer
Photography has developed as one of the most looked upon and lucrative options for a career in youths. In India, there always has been an impression that photography is a hobby only, but thanks to the recent boom in the advertising market along with the fashion industry and media, it has turned out as a fruitful career option for the aspirants. It is such a profession that is not age-specific which means photography can be taken by all age groups.

Photography is a creative way to express your idea/view regarding any subject. One can beautifully express his observation with fantastic images captured from a camera. As they rightly say a single picture equals a thousand words. Those who are interested in taking photography as a career option are spoilt for choices as it opens door to multiple career choices. Photography can be further divided into several streams that offer varied job opportunities.

Streams of Photography –
  • Press Photography  – It involves sending photographs to various newspapers and magazines. This is also known as Photojournalism and is one of the popular genres.
  • Feature Photography – Feature photographers tell stories with pictures. These photographers are specialized in travel, sports, landscape, nature, and wildlife.
  • Commercial Photography – It involves taking photographs of factories, various merchandise, etc for business brochures and websites
  • Wedding and Event Photography – It comprises of capturing photographs in a social gathering which can be a wedding ceremony, birthday parties, conference banquets, etc. This helps to capture the precious moments for a lifetime.
  • Advertising Photography – Advertising photographers sell their photographs to various advertising agencies. This ranges from shooting still life to shooting people to sell clothing, apparel, and such
  • Fashion Photography – These photographers capture stunning and highly sophisticated photographs of the fashion world. This section of photography is very popular and needs great communication skills
  • Scientific Photography – This is mostly an assignment-based stream of photography. These photographers have an educational background in biology, medicine, and engineering.
  • Freelance Photography – Freelance photographers work for themselves and takes up various client’s projects and fulfill their photography requirements.

Tips To Take Photography As a Fruitful Career Option:
1. Social networking with other photographers
Social networking is the key to learn important skills from professional photographers. The more you explore things outside your comfort zone, the more you acquire knowledge that is necessary to get success in this field. Make effort to connect with people, grasp their idea, and try to implement their advice and you will certainly gain a lot.

2. Create a portfolio
When you have gathered a lot of amazing images with hard work make a portfolio to show off your talent. This will not only help you to showcase your creativity to others but also open doors to better opportunities. You can also get inputs on your work from friends and experts.

3. Keep your website, Instagram updated
No one loves outdated posts or blogs. Always keep updating your online presence and let people know your recently created magic.

4. Update your knowledge
Like any other profession, a photographer should always be abreast of recent technology and tactics. You should participate in online or offline workshops or conferences to learn new skills and techniques.

5. Take part in contests
Competitions are a great platform for showcasing one’s talent. It is also a good place to learn and understand the trends in photography. It does not matter whether you lose or win, what matters is your participation and the things you learn from other competitors.

6. Follow the masters
Always visit the webpage or the blogs of the professional photographers who are considered a master in this profession.

Besides all the points mentioned above, you can also pursue a photography course from any good institute in India. One such institute is Seamedu which is considered one of the finest photography institutes in India. They provide a Diploma in Photography along with various other photography courses. To read more about the courses on offer visit the website and apply now.

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About Nalini Ranjan Panday Advanced   Digital Marketer

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