Government Jobs in the Field of Photography


One of the most exciting aspects of photography is the variety of jobs ranging from technical work to specialized work that require visual literacy and creativity. A person can begin his career as an assistant of a professional or senior photographer in such a way that they can grasp the finer points of photography. Professionals in this field can specialize in wildlife, news, fashion, scientific, advertising, industrial and commercial and portrait photography. They can either take up job opportunities in industrial houses, government agencies, advertising agencies, magazines, news papers or they can work as free lancers as well.

Government organizations recruit photographers on regular pay scale to do general photography documentation for covering day-to-day functions and events and for making photo captioning and photo featuring. Fashion photographers can find job placements in newspapers, fashion journals, designer firms and fashion houses.

Different types of professions available in photography:

Professionals in the field of photography can work as photographers in any of the following fields:

Freelancing photography

Nature & Wildlife photography

Forensic photography

Digital photography

Fine arts photography

Advertising photography

Wedding/portrait photography

Industrial or commercial photography

Editorial photography

Feature photography

Photo journalists or press photographers

Courses in the field of photography:

In India, photography courses are being offered by more than 30 top institutions and some of the courses available in the field of photography are:

Apprentice Diploma in Digital Studio Portrait and Events Photography

Certificate Course in Advanced Photography

Certificate Course in Basic Photography

Certificate Course in Commercial Photography

Certificate Course in Digital Photo Editing

Certificate Course in Digital Photography

Certificate Course in Fashion Photography

Certificate Course in Photo Journalism

Certificate Course in Photography

Certificate in Still Photography and Journalism

Diploma in Digital Fine Art Photography

Diploma in Fashion and Portrait Photography

Diploma in Fashion Photography

Diploma in Motion Picture Photography

Diploma in Photo Journalism

Diploma in Photography

Diploma in Professional Photography

Mastercraftsman Diploma in Professional Photography and Digital Imaging

Government jobs in the field of photography:

The names of government organizations that recruited photographers recently are given below:

Photographer Grade-I – Archeological Survey of India

Technical Assistant (Photography) – Indian Space Research Organization

Thus, photography is a profession that not only offers self-employment opportunities, but it also offers government jobs as well and this would be a great news for photographers, who normally do their own business in photography.



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14 Responses to “Government Jobs in the Field of Photography”

  1. 14
    Manoj Kumar Tiwari:

    I have served IAF as photographer for 19 yrs.Can I get priority in any category of re-imployment.

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    umesh kumawat:

    I hv passed my +2 exam last year andI want to
    take admission in bachlor of forensic
    photography from New Delhi but I don’t have so
    much money so plz help me to making my
    my contact number 7665264873

  3. 12

    show me guidens for photo editor and photo ghraphy job

  4. 11

    I hv passed my +2 exam last year andI want to take admission in bachlor of forensic photography from New Delhi but I don’t have so much money so plz help me to making my carrier.
    my contact number 7827242461

  5. 10
    Arka sen:

    i am press photographer , 2years experience please one govt job .

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    Government Jobs in the Field of Photography”

  7. 8
    sumit laxman tatkade:

    i m student in tirpude institute of photography,…i want jon in goverment sector in photography ….so pleas

  8. 7
    shiv shankar:

    hi, sir i’m shiv. i wnat to ask ,i’m student of graduation final year and i will make profficianaly cerear in photography, so what will i do course first in photography.

  9. 6
    ashok panwar:

    i m portart & groop photgrapher . i want search what filed of photographer in govt job. so plz send me any option

  10. 5
    ashwath kumar k.n:

    hai..i wants to work in photography at gouvernament field so what to do .please give me salution

  11. 4
    Maloy Nandi:

    How did I get the opportunity to work as a assistant photographer and train myself?

  12. 3

    i am photography 7 year experience pls one job

  13. 2

    i have completed 12th std ndm intrested in photography…..
    What mst i do??

  14. 1
    Saibal Banerjee:

    I am working in GEOLOGICAL SURVEY of INDIA at Kolkata as Senior Technical Assistant(PHOTOGRAPHY) from 1988.Now I want to get some informations about vacancies in this field in other kolkata based central govt. offices.