Sunday, January 24, 2010

Photography Job Prospects, Salaries & Personality Traits

Photography Job Prospects

  • Begin your career as an assistant of a senior or professional photographer to grasp the finer points of photography.
  • Photographers can specialize in areas such as portrait, commercial and industrial, advertising, scientific, fashion, news, wildlife photography etc.
  • Options exist to take up jobs with news papers, magazines, advertising agencies, government agencies, industrial houses or work as free lancers
  • The government employs photographers on a regular pay scale to do general photography documentation, for covering day-to-day events and functions and for making photo features and captioning.
  • Fashion photographers can find employment with fashion houses, designers, fashion journals and news papers

Personality Traits

  • Creative
  • Keen & Observant
  • Perceptive
  • Keen power of observation
  • Think & Communicate in Visual Terms
  • Ability to understand & Translate ideas into images
  • Knowledge of variety of cameras, lights & props, & all kinds of photographic techniques
  • Good sense of light, shade & magic if colours
  • Ability to work under pressure & irregular hours

Salary in Photography

  • Photographers can start working as assistants to senior photographers, in which capacity they are paid around Rs. 3,500/- - 6,000/-. Your earnings can go up to 25,000, depending upon the designation and the organisation
  • Once you have established yourself as a photographer you can work as a freelancer and earn large amounts on a daily shoot basis.


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