Photographer

Quality photos are the key objective of a professional photographer. . They set up shots in natural or studio settings. Photographers may have specialities, such as fashion or portrait photography, or maybe expected to photograph several subjects in a variety of environments, depending on the nature of their work. They may also be asked to edit and prepare photos to be sent to clients or publications.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

387000

Min. 

120000

Max. 

1000000

What you need to get started

  • 1-2 years of hands-on training in photography is preferred

  • Volunteering, work shadowing and project work with photographers can be helpful in gaining experience and skills, as well as making contacts. 

Employment Outlook

  • There are multiple freelancing and self-employment opportunities for photographers.

  • Employment opportunities to work with various employers, including creative businesses, publishers and photographic agencies, or in the education and public sectors.

International Opportunities

Hawaii, New York, California, Morocco, Chicago, Iran, Chile, Russia, India, Peru 

Educational Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Photography / BFA

  • PG Diploma / M.Sc. in Photography

Soft Skills

  • Creativity

  • Patience

  • Concentration

  • Strong Networking skills

  • Attention to details

  • Team work


Technical Skills

  • Digital Imaging

  • Editing Software

  • Electronic Image Handling

  • Film Development

  • High-resolution imaging

  • Image manipulation

  • Computer Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Visual Composition

  • Planning

  • Lighting

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