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Photography is the science, practice, and art of making long-lasting images by capturing light, either chemically or electronically using a light-sensitive substance like photographic film or an image sensor. In addition to its more obvious applications in art, film and video production, leisure activities, hobbies, and mass communication, it is used in several scientific, manufacturing (such as photolithography), and business domains.

Professional Photographer
Career as a Professional Photographer

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What are the roles of a Professional Photographer?

  • Take the brief to grasp the parameters, and then collaborate with our art team to build the concept.

  • Capture and process photographs until the required results are obtained.

  • Direct models for the product pictures' postures, atmosphere, and overall vibe.

What Education do you need to become a Professional Photographer?

There are no specific educational requirements for becoming a professional photographer. The majority of photographers are self-taught; however, others have degrees in film, visual art, or design. Photojournalists frequently have journalistic degrees or significant field experience.

What skills does a Professional Photographer need?

  • Good Artistic skills

  • Good Technical skills

  • Good Communication skills

  • Close attention to detail

  • Good Organizational skills

  • Adaptability to different environments

What are the top Universities in India which provide Professional Photographer related courses?

  • Delhi College of Photography

  • Creative Hut Institute of Photography

  • Light and Life Academy

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

  • AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Center

  • Asian Academy of Film and Television

What are the top Universities abroad which provide Professional Photographer related courses?

  • New York Institute of Photography (NYIP)

  • University of New Mexico (UNM)

  • Instituto Europeo Di Design (IED)

  • Ryerson University

  • Gnomon School of Visual Training, California

  • International Centre of Photography, New York (ICP)

What are the pros & cons of working as a Professional Photographer?


  • Freedom and flexibility

  • You get paid to do what you love

  • Unending potential

  • Action and adventurous


  • Good camera gear doesn’t come cheap

  • It can be lonely

  • No guaranteed income

How much do Professional Photographers earn?

Professional Photographer salaries in India range from 0.3 Lakhs to 10.0 Lakhs per year, with an average annual pay of 3.6 Lakhs. Whereas the average yearly pay for photographers in the United States is $42,770, according to the BLS.


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