Photographer - How to become a Photographer?


A photographer is someone who takes photographs with the use of a camera. There are many job prospects available for students who have a keen interest in the art of photography. The fields of specialization in photography include street photography fashion photography, documentary photography and commercial photography. Some of the other specializations in this field are photojournalism, wedding photography and war photography. The salary of the aspirants is based upon their designation as well as the type of the firm that employs them. It is possible for aspirants to earn as much as Rs. 3,500 - 6,000 initially. With more experience in this field, they can make around Rs. 25,000/- a month.

Qualifying Exam

There are no exams for the admittance of students into the graduate courses in photography. But some selected universities across India have their own exams for the postgraduate courses. For example The M. J. P. Rohilkhand University has their own entrance exam for the admission of students into the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Photography course.

Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates who seek to become photographers ought to have cleared their higher secondary from any background. They can either go for the diploma course or the more advanced courses that are available.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

The best thing aspirants can do to prepare themselves is by reading books on photography. Many journals, magazines and other types of literature will be available on how to choose the right camera, its functions and other necessary details. In addition to this, reading these kinds of books will enable the aspirants to get more familiar with the different techniques, topics and lights as well as angles that they can choose. Another good option for the aspirants is to work under an experienced photographer. They will help them to understand the finer aspects of photography. At the time of the interview, the candidates will be probably asked to take some photos or to bring with them some of the photos they have already taken. They must be prepared to do so.



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One Response to “Photographer - How to become a Photographer?”

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    prag Dhees:

    Sir …i am studiying with in B.B.A 2nd yr student…not a study for photo journalism ug course…but i am very intrest for wild photography career….pls help to acheive my goal…ur answer will be help in my future…pls help… I am waiting for ur answer….please