Career in Photography – Course Details, Career Option, Jobs, Salary, etc

As we all know, many career options exist for photographers. Because with the boom in advertising, media and the fashion industry, photography has emerged as a worthwhile and exciting career option to many of Indians. Actually, Photography is a vast field. It has many areas of specializations within it.

Here we updated some of the specializations available in Photography Courses: Fashion Photography, Fashion and People Photography, Product Photography, Business & Industrial Photography, Nature and Landscape Photography, Wildlife Photography, Sports Photography, Event Photography, Fine Art Photography and Automobile Photography. Read the complete article to know about Career in Photography, Course Details, Career Option, Jobs, Salary, etc.

Career in Photography

Complete Photography Course Details

Candidates those who are passionate about Photography courses can check the below tabular form for complete information about Photography Course.

List of CoursesEligibilityDuration
Bachelor’s Degree courses

  • BA Photography
  • BA Visual Arts and Photography
  • BFA Photography
  • B.Sc. Photography and Video Visual Production
  • B.Sc. in Photography and Cinematography
10+2 passed (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board3 years
Diploma courses

  • Diploma in Digital Photography
  • PG Diploma in Photography
  • Diploma in Fashion Photography
  • Diploma in Professional Photojournalism
  • Diploma in Photography and Cinematography
  • Diploma in Advertising and Commercial Photography
  • Diploma in Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Diploma in Digital Cinematography
10+2 passed (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized boardGenerally, it is around 1-3 years. Shorter duration Diploma courses are available too (6months)
Certificate courses

  • Certificate in Digital Photography
  • Certificate in Fashion and People Photography
  • Certificate in Commercial Photography
  • Certificate in Photography and Image Editing
10+2 passed (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board.3 to 6 months

Career in Photography & Job Prospects

Based on specialization, a photographer might be done any of the many roles, like

Press Photographers/photojournalists: Photojournalists supply pictures to the national and global press. And many photographers specialize into shoot a good news picture.

Feature Photographers: Feature photography basically involves describing a story through pictures and hence requires a thorough knowledge of the subject.

Commercial photography

Click photographs for firms dealing with merchandise, exteriors, and interiors, machinery and fashions to be used in advertising and selling

Food photography

Click pictures either in a studio with an attached kitchen or in hotels for exclusive shots

Portrait and Wedding Photographers: Click pictures of individuals or small groups, handling subjects like pets, children, families, weddings, functions, and activities of sports and social clubs.

Advertising Photographers: They are associated with the photographic departments of advertising agencies, photographic studios.

Fashion Photographers: They work in the studio as well as on locations

Scientific Photographer: They work with news reporters or work as freelancers on independent assignments on the environment, wild life, and other allied fields.

Freelance Photographer: They can do freelancing in any of the photography fields.

Employment Opportunities

Photographers work with:

  • Magazine and newspaper publishers
  • With commercial photographers
  • In their own studio
  • Press & publishing houses
  • Food product industries
  • With food stylists
  • Ad agencies
  • Industries, medical institutes
  • World organizations
  • As freelancers

Recruiting Companies

  • Click India
  • Best Indian Sites
  • Freelance India
  • Photographers Direct
  • Vijushah
  • Sanjay Marathe

Salary Structure

Photography as a field has no particular or fixed career and salary structure. So, now here we update the approximate salary figures. Beginnings can be made at Rs. 15,000 which may grow over a period of time. One can start as an assistant to senior photographers in which you would be paid 35k to 60k.


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