Photography Courses, Eligibility, Admission, Career, Jobs, Salary

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Photography is the creativity or art created by a photographer, who has the ability to draws a light together. The photographer knows that what’s the value of lightning, lenses, and background, to capture the best moment. They can make darkness beautiful by using their creativity. But to improve this creation, one should have to groom up their skill by doing some of the specific course in photography and become professional.

Photography Courses, Eligibility, Admission, Career, Jobs, Salary

Photography Related Courses

The course duration for the diploma course is either a 6-month or 1 year, which is also called a Bridge course. Some of the details of the course are as follows :

Diploma Courses

  • General Photography course
  • Lighting courses for photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Commercial photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Basic of photography
  • Wildlife photography

Photography Certificate Courses

The course duration of certified courses is 3months, 6 months, 11months or 1 year

  • Certificate in Photography
  • Professional Photography
  • Certificate in Camera and Photography
  • Certificate in Digital Photography
  • Certificate in Advanced Photography
  • Certificate in Photo Journalism

Undergraduate Courses

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The course duration is either three years or four years in Bachelors in Fine Art courses (BFA) BFA has various specialization in

  • Arts,
  • Animation,
  • Photography,
  • Painting,
  • Visuals,
  • Digital arts,
  • Drama & Theatre
  • Graphic Designing
  • Creativity in Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Cartooning
  • Sculpture
  • Calligraphy
  • Pottery & Ceramics
  • UV Photography
  • Theory of Basic Photography
  • Photography in Communication Design

Post Graduation Courses

Students either do MFA or PG diploma in Photography, some of the colleges also provide M.Des in photography.

  • Photography of nature
  • Public related photography
  • Interior Photography
  • Cartooning
  • Sculpture
  • Calligraphy
  • Pottery & Ceramics
  • Fashion photography
  • Food photography
  • Photography related to travel
  • Architecture Photography

Eligibility Criteria for Photography Courses

For the Diploma or Certificate course, the matriculation degree is sufficient to pursue a career in photography, but these criteria only depend on the institutes, some of the institutions required Higher Secondary certificate.

Candidates can take admission without qualifying for any entrance examination.

For Undergraduate course 10+2 is mandatory to take admission in any institute.

There are also some of the entrance exams for BFA admission:

University-Based exams

JMI entrance exam organized by Jamia Millia University

B.H.U entrance exam organized by Banaras Hindu University

JNAFAU entrance exam organized by Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture University

RBU entrance exam organized by Rabindra Bharati University.

Delhi University Exam

Photography- State-Level Exams

Kerala entrance exam organized by Technical Education Kerala, Directorate

AU CET entrance exam organized by Directorate of admissions Andhra University.

UPSEE organized by Uttar Pradesh state

Admission Process

Candidates can take admission directly to any institute on the basis of their Higher Secondary School marks. Some of the university have their own university level of the entrance exam, firstly candidates must clear that exam and admission is based on merit list.

India top 10 best colleges of photography

CollegesCourses offered
Asian Academy of Film and TelevisionSound and video editing
Diploma in Camera techniques
Diploma in Lighting techniques
Production, director and Journalism
National Institute of Design, AhmedabadM.Des and B.Des program in Photography designing
National Institute of PhotographyDiploma in Fashion Photography
Digital Photo-Editing Techniques
Diploma in Tabletop photography
Diploma in Wedding and Events Photography
Osmania University, HyderabadBFA 3 years duration course
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, HyderabadGraduation and post graduation in Fine Art
Bridge course
The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation
BSc Film
PG Diploma Photography
BSc in photography
Diploma in Photography & Videography
AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research CenterPG diploma in Aerial photography, industry, food photography i.e Still photography
Light and Life AcademyPG diploma course in Professional photography,
Diploma in Travel photography
Diploma in nature photography
Delhi College of PhotographyCourse in Basic, advanced, wildlife, wedding and fashion photography

Job & Salary Details

Job DetailsSalary Details per annum
Photographers/ videographer2.5 to 3 lakhs
Graphic Designer cum Photographer5 to 6 lakhs
Still Life Photographer( Aerial, Food, Industrial photographer)4 to 5 lakhs
Advertising Photographer2.5 to 3 lakhs
Fashion Photographer3.5 to 5 lakhs
Wildlife Photographer1 to 5 lakhs
Photojournalist6 to 7 lakhs
Wedding Photographer1 to 3 lakhs
Freelancer2 to 3 lakhs
Forensic Photography2.5 to 3.5 lakhs
Photoshop editor2 to 3 lakh
Social Media Photographer3.5 to 5 lakhs

Photographers Recruiting Companies

  • Bespoke Pos
  • Vijushah
  • Digital First Media
  • Cozymeal 
  • Photographers Direct
  • American Greetings
  • Riptide Publishing
  • Freelance India
  • TruPlace
  • Best Indian Sites
  • Main Street Hub
  • Click India

Scholarships Details

The scholarships which help to become a photographer, make a dream comes true, and also helpful to reduce the pain of loan,

WMO scholarship: Water metrological organization, conduct a world wide competition of photography. The main theme of this scholarship is The Sun, The weather, The Earth

 Bodie McDowell Scholarship: This scholarship is given by the American Association, it is for undergraduate candidates which helps them to study.

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists awards: There are three types of award (1)DSLR camera will be awarded to five high school student (2) 2,500$ will be awarded for video work. (3) 2,500$ will be awarded to one school candidate, for their video work.

Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant: This scholarship is given by NANPA- North American Nature Photography Association

World studio AIGA Scholarship: The eligibility for this scholarship, the candidate must have a 2.0 GPA and must be graduated in any field of photography. There is one main disadvantage of this scholarship, the candidate who studied from the US, in any discipline of photography, they have served to the US community.

International Humanitarian Photography Competition: It is a worldwide competition organized by Spain Doctor, a photographer has to submit a maximum of 10 photographs, of a different part of the series.

Lucie Scholarship Program: It is the only scholarship that helps photographers in their work. There are 4 types of awards: Emerging artist, Photo maker, and Photo Taker, and ChromaLuxed Scholarship ( for both emerging and established artist)

National Press Photographers Foundation Scholarships: It offers various types of scholarship Bob East Photojournalism Scholarship, Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship, Reid Blackburn Memorial Award, Bob Baxter Scholarship, Kit C. King Scholarship (graduate students only),

PPA IPC: This scholarship organized by America, this competition is held in all over the world, International Photographic Competition create a challenge for the photographer, which increase their skill and creativity.

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Is there is any scholarship available for doing photography course?

Yes, many countries conduct worldwide scholarship exams like PPA IPC, International Humanitarian Scholarship, WMO scholarship, and many others also given to the articles

What is the eligibility criteria for photography course?

Generally the eligibility criteria for the course is candidate must complete its 10+2, but some of the institute can also conduct the entrance exam for admission.

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