Photography has today turned into a stable career option and is considered a gateway to sustainable entrepreneurial ventures. Newer career opportunities have also opened up due to the enhanced awareness among people regarding Photography which has resulted in it also being included within academic curricula across the world. This is true when we consider that tier-1 universities both in India and across the world are now offering Photography as a standalone academic specialization as far as academic programs are concerned; one such academic program is B.Sc in Photography that is offered by leading tier-1 colleges/institutes/universities.
With B.Sc in Photography being the focal point, check out below certain notable career options that students have, upon completion of the program:
Opportunities within the Entertainment/Media industries
The media/entertainment industry thrives on multimedia, and photography is an essential pillar in multimedia. Hence, career opportunities are immense for B.Sc graduates in the sector. Also, with enhanced skills like videography and multimedia editing, opportunities only increase
for multimedia professionals. Graduates pursuing a career in the entertainment industry get to work closely with experts/industry veterans and thereby learn the ropes to look at rapid progression for their career in the entertainment industry.
Opportunities within the Corporate sector
Big-ticket corporate events are generally lucrative for skilled photographers. Here, photographers could be working on the rolls of a corporate or could even be a freelancer; corporate events are the platform that demands optimal creativity from photographers and are also commercially lucrative. Hence, graduates in B.Sc photography have plenty to look forward to as far as corporate events are concerned. However, considering the current pandemic scenario, large-scale corporate events are kept on the backburner.
Opportunities within Ad Agencies
Today, branding invariably involves advertisements. Advertisements also require photographers & videographers (and multimedia professionals) to help out with assignments and client projects. This is where photographers with enhanced skillsets such as multimedia and editing play an important role; as they get to shape the visuals of a brand; and hence help project brands at varying levels as per the requirements of the client (s).
Opportunities as Retouching Artists
With Media Aesthetics being a key component within photography, B.Sc (in Photography) graduates can work as Retouching Artists on various projects where projects are required to be edited and presented in the brightest – best way possible. This sector also fosters entrepreneurship.
Graduation in photography fosters entrepreneurship to the maximum. This is evident as there are an ocean of opportunities available for independent photographers, videographers, and other multimedia professionals, such as wedding photography, event photography, and even exclusive studios. Within entrepreneurship, as photographers, there is enhanced scope for learning and growth as well.
There are examples of successful photography business ventures standing the test of time; these also have some of the finest business models. Hence, photography can be termed as an all-inclusive learning and growth opportunity; both professionally as well as personally.