Education and Carrer
Photography is a unique and creative medium of self expression. It is an art form requiring aesthetic sense as well as technical expertise. A hobby that can be made profitable by going professional by the talented. Photos are essential part in both print and electronic media. With the explosion of the communication network- advertising, media, fashion boom and digital photography - it has now become a profession with great commercial value.
There is no specific academic requirements for full time courses in photography. However, candidates who have cleared the 10+2 exam are eligible for the diploma / certificate courses. Besides the certificate and diploma courses, photography is also offered as an optional subject for a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts.
One can start career as an assistant of senior or professional photographer for grasping the finer points of photography. Photographers can specialize in area such as portraits, commercial and industrial , advertising, scientific, fashion, news, nature and wildlife photography, etc. They have the option to either take up jobs with newspapers, magazines, ad agencies, govt. agencies, industrial houses or work as free lancers.
Institutes offering courses:
Film and Television Institute of India ,Law College Road, Pune-411004.
Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, N.Delhi -25.
"Rupam" National Institute of Electronic Communication, Kunda, Jaipur.
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya , Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal -462026, MP.
Deendayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur-273009.
Deptt. of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension Work, Church Gate campus, SNDT, Women's University, Mumbai-400020.
Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai-600113.
Fergussen College, Pune.
Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, GICE, Vidyanagari, Kalina Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400098.
India International Photographic Council, 12 Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001.
Institute of Film Technology, Adyar, Chennai -600020.
JJ School of Applied Arts, Mumbai- 400001.
JawaharLal Technological University, Massab Tank, Mahaveer Marg, Hyderabad-500028.
Jiwaji University, Government Model Science College, Gwalior, MP.
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi -221002.
National Institute of Design, Allahabad -211002, UP.
Photographic Society of India, D.N. Road, Mumbai- 400001.
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute,
EM Bye Pass Road, Kolkota- 700094.
Sri Venkteshwara University, Tirupati -517502.
St. Xavier's Institute of Communication, St. Xavier's college, Fort, Mumbai- 400001.
The Film and TV Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai -600113.
University Of Allahabad, Allahabad -211002, UP.
University of Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur- 273001, UP.