Photography – A Perfect Career Choice


Do you have an inclination towards Photography? Love clicking pictures of places, people and things that comes your way? Perhaps you have worked with a senior photographer and you want to learn more about this profession. I suggest this is the career choice worth exploring.

Refine your photography skills. Well, you can do this by practicing; clicking as many pictures you can, as the saying goes “practice makes a man perfect”. Carry your camera or your phone everywhere you go. Firstly everything has an inner image in it. You just have to capture and see it with your inner eye and use your imagination power. Secondly, try to find an internship or connect with a professional photographer with whom you can work with and learn. Thirdly, join photography classes. They are easily available on internet or better step out there will be many in your locality. Practice and learn there for two or three months. It’ll help you to give an insight of the subject.

Now if you think you are passionate about it, but don’t know how to go about it? Worry not, we’ve got you covered here.  There are some prestigious institutes and degree courses you can take up. So if you want to be a graduate in photography.  Listed below are some of the top Photography universities in India.

Light and Life Academy, Ooty

They provide three courses.

PG Diploma Course in Photography – Duration- one year.

Professional Photojournalism – Duration- 6 months.

Workshop – Short duration.

Delhi College of photography, Delhi

They provide four courses from basic to advance.

Basic Course – Duration- two weeks.

This course is for those who would like to understand basics of photography.

Foundation Course – Duration- two months.

This course covers the basics of photography and goes on to more advanced photogenic concepts and technics, like lightning, exposure portraiture, HDR, panorama etc.

Advanced Course – Duration – one year.

This course will prepare students for the professional world and groom them to enter the industry.

Workshops – They offers different kind of photography and fashion workshops. If you’re a beginner looking for a field to express yourself then this is the place.

The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation, Kolkata

B.Sc. in film and photography – Duration – three years

Eligibility- 10+2/ PUC in any stream

PG Diploma course in film and photography – Duration- one year

Eligibility – graduate from any stream

UG Diploma course in film and photography – Duration – one year

Eligibility- 10+2/ PUC Any stream

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

U.G. courses B.F.A. (photography and Visual Communication)

Duration- four years.

Eligibility- 10+2

Admission procedure – Entrance test.

P.G. course M.F.A. (photography and Visual Communication)

Duration – two years.

Eligibility- B.F.A in photography.

Admission procedure- entrance test.

Photography Institutes And Course In Abroad

Yale University, New heaven CT

The program is for two years consisting only nine students. Analogue and digital facilities are provided.

To apply visit the website –

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

They provide three courses. Spring, summer & fall for photography. If you wish to apply you can only do it online.

University of California- Los Angeles

Undergraduate – B.F.A. in photography

Find more on the website.

Rochester Institute of Technology

They provide four courses in photography.

  • Photographic and imaging Arts, BFA
  • Photographic Sciences, BS
  • Photography

To apply visit the official link –

Still have doubts? Here are some reasons to make photography your future career option.

  • Photography is an art.
  • Best kind of expression.
  • It’ll make you a storyteller.
  • Travelling is boring without camera and pictures, why not click some picture and earn from what you love doing.
  • Pictures let you connect with other people.

There is a huge scopes in photography industry. It’s a booming industry. Every magazine, newspapers, digital platforms need a good photographer.  Here are some field you can apply for.

  • Fashion and advertising photography.
  • Nature and wildlife photography.
  • Event photography.
  • Still photography.
  • Travel photography.

Earning is fairly good in this industry. As per “India today” a photographer can earn Rs. 2 lakh- Rs. 3.5 lakh per year as starting salary. And it is increasing gradually.

Happy clicking. Click! click!



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