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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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Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.


Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Photography / BFA

  • PG Diploma / M.Sc. in Photography

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. 

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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