Career, Scope and Opportunities in Photojournalism

By | October 14, 2020
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Career in Photojournalism      

Photo journalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (e.g., documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by complying with a rigid ethical framework which demands that the work is both honest and impartial whilst telling the story in strictly journalistic terms. Photojournalists create pictures that contribute to the news media. (Taken from Wikipedia)


Key to Success

  • a keen, observant eye
  • an intelligent, curious and perceptive mind
  • creativity
  • eye for detail
  • ability to work under pressure

Scope and Opportunities

There is huge scope for Photojournalism in almost every communication media such as newspaper, television, magazines, etc.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • Travel a lot of places
  • Work in all weather conditions

 Job Profile

  • Take superior quality, easy-to-read, candid, truthful and factual images
  • Assist the reporters
  • Conduct interviews to verify news stories
  • Calling to sources or clients to schedule the time and place for photo session
  • Develop and edit the film of captured images, adjust the color and tone of images
  • Handle variety of cameras

 Skill Sets

  • full knowledge and command over the variety of cameras, lights and props, and all kinds of photographic techniques
  • have a sense of light and shade and the magic of colours
  • able to interpret a client’s needs, translating their ideas into images that work
  • think and communicate in visual terms

Work Value

  • Flexible
  • Patience
  • Determination
  • Target-oriented

Current Job Scenario

Trainees can earn between Rs. 10000 to Rs. 15000 per month, after getting experience of 4 to 7 years you can earn between Rs. 50000 to Rs. 1 lakh per month.

Top Recruiters

  1. Times of India
  2. India Today

Course Synopsis

Course Options Photography  
Academic Eligibility 10+2 any graduate  
Fees Rs. 65,000/-  
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs  
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs.  
Duration 1Years  
Mode Part time  
Approved UGC  
Affiliation Respective University  
Entrance Exam Institute Specific        

Career prospect

  1. Commercial photographer
  2. Newspaper photographer
  3. Owner/photographer
  4. Photo editor
  5. Photographer
  6. Photojournalist
  7. Portrait photographer
  8. Special effect  editor
  9. Sports photographer
  10. Studio owner
  11. Advertising photographer
  12. Video editor

Entrance Exam

  • Not Available

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