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What are personal & professional skills required to be a Photographer?

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RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a Photographer?

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma
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Career Counselor & Volunteer at Manovikas Kendra
  • Hyderabad

Hi


Are you creative and imaginative? If yes, than photography is the stream for you.
Career in photography needs a lot of creativity, an eye for aesthetic detail and composition.

A professional photographer should have all technical knowledge about the camera,lens specifications, lighting,contrast etc etc.


As per education requirments are, one can go for bachelors and than master's course in photography offered by various institutes in India and abroad.


Photography offers a number of opportunities and the range of the fields that you can venture into.



Press photographer.
Wildlife photographer
Feature photographer
Forensic photographer
Industrial photographer
Fashion photographer
Wedding photographer

Salary:

You would rather begin by working in a studio. One can start as an assistant to senior photographers in which you'd be paid Rs 3500 to Rs 6000. Once you are established, you would be paid as per the assignment. The range can be from Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000. Fields like commercial photography pay higher compared to the other fields. Beginnings can be made at Rs. 15,000 which may grow over a period of time.

Institutes offering courses are:

Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
Pune University, Fergusson College, PuneI
International school of photography
C-7/143, Safdarjung Development Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016
Academy of Photography, Kolkata
Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road, Pune -411004
India International Photographic Council, 12, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi- 110001
MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamianagar, New Delhi -110025 (Photography as a subsidiary subject
National Institute of Design, Allahabad-211002
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, E.M. Bye Pass Road, Kolkata - 700094

All the best
Career counselor

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RE: What are personal & professional skills required to be a Photographer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

To be a successful photographer one should have perfect color vision, artistic sensitivity , visual imagination , originality, an eye for details, good power of observation, ability to work quickly even under pressure, self confidence , alertness, judgement to catch the right look , creativity and patience . Fashion/ advertisement and press photographers should have the ability to influence subjects to hold the right posture and should be able to provide the right motivation and atmosphere for the appropriate expression.Medica; , industrial and scientific photographers must have a scientific bent of mind . Wildliife photographers should have adequate knowledge and understanding of wildlife and nature. They should have good physical agility and stamina as well patience because they could have to wait for hours for the right shot.They should have good technique and sophistication.Regular practice and experience are crucial for any photographer. It is must for a photographer to know why he is taking a p[icture and what he actually wants. They need to have good analytical skiulls to analyse a good or bad outcome.

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