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Photography: Course Details, Admission, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Jobs & Salary

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
3 months
Average Fee
10 K-4 L INR annual
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About Photography

Photography is one of the most versatile fields in the arts sector. The application of photography is in different fields such as fashion, journalism, entertainment, science etc. Skilled photographers are required in different firms including news agencies, electronic media, modeling agencies, wildlife photography, etc.

Photography courses enable the candidates to understand the utility of different camera parts, working out the lights while clicking pictures and the art of taking candid shots. Other aspects that the candidates can learn from the programme are studio lighting, portrait photography and designing portfolios.

Type of Photography Courses:

Name of the Programme

Type of Programme


Certificate in Camera and Photography

Certificate Course

3 to 6 months

Certificate in Photography

Certificate Course

1 year

Certificate in Digital Photography

Certificate Course

11 months

Certificate in Professional Photography

Certificate Course

11 months

Certificate in Advanced Photography and Photo Journalism

Certificate Course

3 to 6 months

Diploma in Photography

Diploma Course

1 year

Diploma in Digital Photography

Diploma Course

1 year

B.A. in Visual Arts and Photography

Undergraduate Degree Course

3 years

B.A. (Hons) Communication Design - Photography

Undergraduate Degree Course

3 years

Photography Eligibility Criteria

Certificate and Diploma Programmes:

  • Candidates can apply for some of the certificate courses in Photography after passing the class 10 board exams.
  • However, this varies from institute to institute as some institutes require the candidates to complete 10+2 education in order to apply for the programme.
  • Admission to all the diploma programmes ca be secured once the candidates have completed 10+2 exams.
  • All admissions to these programmes are done directly without any entrance exams.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes:

  • Candidates seeking a career in photography can take admission in such programmes after completing 10+2.
  • Admissions are conducted directly on the basis of the first-come-first-serve basis.

Photography Syllabus

Popular Subjects:

History of Photography


Natural and Artificial Photographic Light Sources

Photo Corrections

Film Cameras and Processing

Portrait Photography


Studio Lighting

Photographic Optics

Wildlife, Fashion and Photo Journalism

Different parts of Camera

Close-up Accessories and Techniques

Colour Filters

Selection of Shots

Photo Tools

Photography Career Options and Job Prospects

Photography is an ever-blooming field with numerous job opportunities as well as business opportunities. Various media agencies and news agencies hire photographers to post on their news channels, newspapers, magazines and websites. Apart from that, there is a constant demand for aesthetic photographers who can click pictures of landscapes, wildlife and other such themes.

Candidates can also start their own private photo studios to offer portrait clicking and creating portfolios of potential clients. Following are some of the popular jobs that candidates can look into after pursuing photography courses:

  • Photo Journalists
  • Fashion & Advertising Photographers
  • Wildlife Photographers
  • Portrait Photographers
  • Feature Photographers
  • Fine Art Photographers
  • Forensic Photographers
  • Freelancing
  • Scientific Photographers
  • Event Photographer

Income of a photographer who is starting his career can vary from Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh per annum. After some experiencing and creating a name in the market, photographers can also earn up to Rs. 5 lakh, especially in the fashion industry.

FAQs about Photography

What are the top colleges offering Photography courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Media and Mass Communication courses : School of Business Management, Noida International University (Noida) , Asian College of Journalism (Chennai) , TVB School of Habitat Studies (New Delhi) , Dr. C.V. Raman University (Bilaspur) , Sharda University (Greater Noida). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Photography or not.

What is the average fee for the course Photography ?

The average fee for Photography is INR 50,000 per year.

What is the duration of the course Photography ?

Photography is a 1 year course.

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