Preferably 12th standard pass

Preferably complete photography course

Preferably experience required as a general photographer or training course completed

The tasks a Photographer, General is expected to perform include: Taking photographs of persons, places, or other subjects, using various kinds of photographic equipment

Taking colour photographs and developing colour films adopting special processes Arranging artificial lighting and holding or placing camera at desired angle and distance from subject to be photographed Loading camera with film or plate Developing negatives in darkroom by dipping it in developers, washing it in fixing solution and further washing it in water and allowing developed film to dry Examining developed films for defects, and retouching negative using pencil or brush after applying retouching medium Making prints or enlargements in sensitized paper; drying them by grazing on glazing-sheet or by spreading on flat surface and trimming glazed or unglazed prints according to required size and mounting them Specialising in studio photography, taking photographs of important events for reproduction in newspapers, buildings, machinery, industrial plants, for trade advertisements

In-depth knowledge of various types of cameras, lens, terminology used in photography, camera angles, etc.Knowledge of measuring day light using exposing meter, focusing lens and adjusting lens opening and exposure time

Working knowledge of pressing lever to open lens shutter and exposing film or plate by pressing lever, allowing time, if necessary and removing negative from camera Working knowledge of photo printing, enlarging, fixing solutions, etc.

Knowledge on forecasting future market trends basis data collection

Good communication skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Conceptual and reasoning skills

Planning and organising skills

Attention to detail

It is partially a desk and partially a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work, contractual and free-lancing jobs are available

Travelling is a part of this job role

The job does not involve team handling

Working hours


The time and days depends on the number of events, occasions, etc.Photographers working in organisations may have fixed working hours which again may depend on the day events

There is no concept of shift work as photography is based on the requirement

A photographer is required to work on holidays and weekends

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

For candidates with up to 5 yearsexperience INR 15,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with above 5 yearsexperience INR 30,000 to INR 70,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Industry Workforce DemandThe total current employment in the Media & Entertainment Industry is estimated at 4.6 lakh5, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 7.5 lakh by 2017This growth is primarily driven by the Television sub-sector, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% over the 5 year period, on the back of cable digitization and launch of new channels. These trends are expected to add close to 1.35 lakh people across various job roles. The film sector, with an expected growth of 12% over the 5 year period, is also expected to fuel workforce demand by ~88,000 employees. Demand from other sub-sectors is expected to be approximately 63,000 additional employees by 2017.

Media and Entertainment conglomerates

Photo studios and agencies

News channels and newspaper content companies

Across India, mostly in cities

National Institute of Photography11/2, Ghamat Terrace, 2nd Floor, Above Shagun Hotel, Opp. Dadar(WR) Station Middle Bridge, Senapati Bapat Road, Dadar(West), Mumbai-400028.Phone: 022 24306502 , 022 65203364 Mobile: +91 9820109479Email:

Indian Institute of Photography

A-74, Second Floor

Sector-2, Noida (U.P.), India

Pin Code : 201301Call us : +91-9227000731Email :

Osmania University, Hyderabad:Osmania University Campus

Hyderabad-500007Telangana State, India.Tel:+91-40-27682363Fax: +91-40-27090020Email:

Netaji Subhash Open University, Kolkata

Bidhannagar Fire Station,1st Floor, K2, Sector-V, Salt Lake City

Kolkata 700091 Ph. +91-33-2357-2946, 2357-7644Fax-+91-33-2357-3090