Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Photography as a career? The options are plenty….

IIP Weekend Photography Class Students
Almost every person with a passion for photography has grappled with questions like - How can I make money as a photographer? Is a career in photography even possible? Here is a list of hand-picked careers for photographers who want to focus on the craft, not the business.

The Indian Institute of Photography- IIP is the ultimate one-stop place for helping you choose what career suits you the best as per your skills and inclination. Join the world of opportunities now to embark your journey into the world of photography.

Photo Journalist
Being at the forefront of news and your images being flashed all over the television screens every now and then is a rewarding experience of its own.  Now, this one is a very broad career with cover stories ranging from international issues to local sports events.  So, if you have a lot of passion and perseverance to make your mark in the field of photography this career is for you.

Photography Teacher
If teaching the next generation of photographers sounds exciting to you, a career in education might be your thing. Besides improving your craft constantly to stay up-to-date as a teacher, you’ll be exposed to the boundless creativity of young adults, whose fresh outlook will inspire you.

Portrait photographer
To become a professional portrait photographer, you need to have a strong portfolio of portraits and excellent interpersonal skills. Although a photography degree or certificate might give you some credibility.

Fashion Photographer
Now, fashion photography is a cutthroat business but a career that brings out the best of artistry in you.

Forensic photographer
If you’re a detail-oriented photographer and want your photos to have a concrete purpose, consider becoming a forensic photographer. Your photos would be used as evidence in court cases, so you would need to know how to take photos that accurately represent a crime scene. Now, here one will need more than just photography skills to get involved with forensics.

Photo Editor
If you are more interested in making the clicks more appealing, this one is for you.  Photo Editors are in demand everywhere, whether it is a magazine, newspaper or an advertising agency.  Develop and demonstrate the skills of presenting the pictures in the best possible way and make a mark in this vast world of opportunities. 

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

A Statement through the Lens

Tanoo Gupta, a photography student talks about photography and all that the learning experience has taught her. Become a photography lover like her; learn the art from the masters themselves at www.iipedu.com

Photography is an art form that has started to keep pace with the development of other art forms in India. It is all about capturing light on a medium using any equipment. Do we need professional cameras to click good pictures? No, the choice of the equipment does not matter in the first place, but what matters is the sense and ability of composition. Thereafter comes into play the concepts of framing, lighting, camera angles, etc.

A good photographer can find meaning and beauty in the most ubiquitous things and surroundings. Observation skills, presence of mind, and the passion to capture the world in frames can come in handy.

Nowadays, due to rapid westernization, photography is fast changing form an offbeat career into a mainstream career. Also, the recent waves of professional cameras in the market are encouraging young and amateur photographers to pursue their passion effortlessly. But still, there is a lot of awareness to be generated, because the previous generations have a misconception that photography is a low paying job. They must have a mindset that if you expertise in what you do, you can get paid very well. All you must be aware about are the avenues, as to what must be done with the bulk of pictures that you have clicked.

Photography is something which is meant for travel enthusiasts and they must be prepared to travel extensively so as to practise hands on versatility. A good photographer should be conversant about the rules and ethics of photography, and must possess physical soundness in him. Patience and strength are the secondary things which are equally essential while planning any composition. At times, photographers also have to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to get the right kind of light for a particular picture.

Although there is a huge investment required in this filed and a lot of challenges pop-up with photography, it is still a rewarding as well as a satisfying career because firstly, it offers a wider scope for fame and recognition, and secondly, you are your own boss and can do anything as per your desires.

Most importantly, a photographer should be able to interpret the many shades and idiosyncrasies of life through his unique skills and creative disposition, and keen observation powers must be any photographer’s hallmark.