These days photography is becoming very popular day by day. In India, when we visit any event, hill station, beach, marriage function we see lots of people taking photos. Not only young generation is fond of photography but also older generation is also addicted to taking selfies.
Rise of Photography in India
In India, the addiction of photography stared when everyone has stared buying smartphone. We can also say that the rise of smartphone is also reason for rise of photography. Also, smartphones are becoming cheap and cheap and the camera advancement of smartphone cameras are developing as a level of shine. In this environment, the selfie was introduced and then after photography became very popular.
Why Photography Became Popular?
We all have seen the rise of social media all over the world. Social media sites are based on the updates about yourself like what are doing, what are you eating, where are you going etc. These updates look classy in the form of photos. Another factor that affects youth is the likes and comments on social media. It is obvious that good photos attract more likes and comments. So, that is the obvious reason that youth have started taking professional photos for social media. Professional photography impacts good impression in the social media profile. Also, photos are captured for memories.
How Photography Impacted Mobile Market?
After the rise of the photography, demand of mobile phones with good cameras is increasing day by day. And it was seen that mobile phones with good cameras were selling more & more. After seeing this craze, smart phones companies were only focusing on the camera improvement and stared investing billions of dollars for the research for camera improvement.
- First rear camera mobile phone was introduced in Japan in 1999.
- First selfie camera mobile phone was introduced by Sony in 2003.
- First dual rear camera smart phone was introduced by HTC in 2011.
- First triple rear camera smart phone was introduced by Huawei in 2018.
- First quad rear camera smart phone was introduced by Samsung in 2018.
- First 5 rear camera smart phone was introduced by Nokia in 2019.
From the about point, we can understand that how companies are increasing specific camera hardware but also increasing camera quality. Now a days, when a particular company introduce a new mobile phone, in the advertisement it only focuses on the camera. Lots of company offers a quad rear camera in the price of under 15,000 Rs. Which attracts middle class people to buy that phone and capture a photo like professional with the use of smart phone.
Professional on Photography
- “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” By Destin Sparks.
- “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” By Ansel Adams.
- “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” By Alfred Stieglitz.
- “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” By Robert Frank.
- “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” By Aaron Siskind.
- “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” By Don McCullin .
Demand of Photographers in India
In India, majority of population is youth. Youth can adapt the digital world easily. Photography is also the part of digital world. When we see around us on the memorial occasion people want to make it more memorable and more interesting. To do that, people choose to hire a professional photographer. In 2020, pre wedding shooting is becoming more & more popular and photographers charge very high for that. But people pay for that without thinking the cost for that. So, you can get the idea that how people are crazy for the professional photography. We have seen that photographers are treated as professional. In any small function or occasion people tend to hire photographers for that. So, photographers are in demand in market and paying very high.
Photographers for Companies
We all know that this the era of digital world. Every companies are focusing on digital advertisement. For posting a digital advertisement. Company needs a professional photographer to capture the photo of a model. Also, almost all the popular companies are demanding photographers to shoot their models to use their photo for advertisement.
How Photographers Make Money
Main income of photographers comes from the pre wedding photoshoot, wedding photography, different functions photography etc. Photographers earn side income from selling their professional photos to a particular website or company for the advertisement purpose. Average income photographers make is around 5-7 Lakhs annually. Which is equal to any other professional work.
Will photography be in Demand in Future
By seeing the current trend of photography there is no sign of fall of photography in future. The growth of social media is directly related to the photography. We can see the growth of social media day by day. To introduce a new product, for advertisement purpose, for any function memories photography is the basic need for that. India is growing toward digital era and it is prediction that photography will be one of the highest demanding profession in future.
How to be a Photographer
To make a career in Photography, there is no need to buy a professional camera at thee first stage. At the first stage good mobile camera is enough. You should show your creative photography through mobile phones. There are lots of free image editing apps and software are available online for free. By using that software, you can edit a photo like a pro. You can make a YouTube videos about photography through mobile phone and earn money from that channel. You can also submit a photo to online photo site to earn. After earning money from that you can invest them into a photography course or professional camera. I would suggest you to join ‘Digital Media Group’ for professional photography, videography, Image Editing etc. The prices of courses are minimal to afford at the first level to be a photographer. You can also see the reviews of ‘Digital Media Group’ on google. Lots of professional photographers are recommending ‘Digital Media Group’.
At the end, if your passionate for the photography, just go for it without any tension. Because there is no sign in near future for the fall of photography. In India, photography is considered as a respectful profession. In addition, you will earn enough from the photography. If you are professional in this field, many celebrities pay higher for a single photo. As a photographer you can travel to different location for shooting without paying any amount. If you are passionate for photography and learn about the each and every detail about photography, I would recommend you to join ‘Digital Media Group’. I assure you that your investment in ‘Digital Media Group’ for photography will surely give high return to you in nearer future.
Blog by Henil Patel,