Aerial Photography

Aerial Photographer

Preferably 12th standard pass

Preferably completed photography course/preferably aerial photography

Preferably experience required as an aerial photographer

The tasks a Photographer, Aerial is expected to perform include: Photographing objects, places and areas of vital importance from aeroplanes in flight, for use in surveys, planning, development and other scientific and military purposes Operating and maintaining automatic cameras and photo equipment for aerial photographs

Developing aerial films of various types in automatic, semi-automatic or manual tank developers Making prints for photo interpretation

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

Knowledge of loading camera, adjusting exposure-time and exposing film by opening shutter at calculated intervals

In-depth understanding of determining number of exposures and time lapse between them 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 of how a UAV/drones functions

Knowledge of air traffic control regulations

Good communication skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Conceptual and reasoning skills

Planning and organising skills

Attention to detail

Time management skills

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

Since lot of photographers work on their own there is no fixed work time

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?s 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 There may be risks while photographing from a moving open plane/helicopter

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

Survey companies/agencies

Aerial photo studios and agencies

Job opportunities are available all across the country. Maximum number of opportunities are where the media conglomerates are present in big cities and metros

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