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Pay & Remuneration
The remuneration and pay scale offered to a photographer largely depends on his or her field along with the experience levels. To start off his or her career one generally assists professional photographers and earning is usually below a lakh per year. However, with experience one can get up to Rs. 3 lakhs a year. For a good creative and hard working professional photographer the earnings can be very high also.
A picture is worth a thousand words and this clearly conveys the propects for a good photographer. With the advent of online media, the need for good photographers has also gone up. Today, there are good opportunities available for photographers, for instance, one can take up a job that is highly technical while someone else may take up a job that requires high creativity. Learning finer points from professional photographers can open up lots of other opportunities as well. As mentioned earlier there are lots of fields in which one can get into such as press photographer, editorial photographer, commercial photographer, feature photographer, portrait/ wedding photographer, advertising photographer, fashion photographer, fine arts photographer, digital photographer, wild life photographer, forensic photographer and at last free lancer.
It is with lot of experience and knowledge of minute details that a photographer turns into good and later on a great photographer. Every generation sees a photographer whose work remains long after they are gone. Some of the most famous personalities are below.
If the talk is going on about the most famous and great photographers of all times, the name of Ansel Adams is sure to feature in the list. Stunning landscapes and an unparallel ability to use contrast to great effect keeps him on the top.
Almost all the photographs taken by Yousuf Karsh have a story in them, which one can easily understand. It is ability to capture stories and yet express it effortlessly through pictures that he is counted as one of the best photographers.
Dorothea Lange’s photograph during the Great Depression of a migrant mother is considered to be one of the best historic pictures ever.
When it comes to historic pictures, the name of Murray Becker would always be celebrated in the world of journalism for his picture of the burning airship Hindenberg.
A Day in Life
A typical day in the life of a photographer would differ and vary from not only their specializations but also area of work. The following is the schedule of a wedding photographer’s life.
9.30 am: Reach studio, review and communicate with each other regarding the schedule for the day and the tasks to be undertaken.
9.45 am: Get started with the post for Facebook or Twitter.
10 am: Respond to emails from leads, brides, industry news and vendors.
11 am: Call up any leads and follow them up for any projects and help them out with e-session or the wedding.
12:30 pm: Go through Photoshop to view and process images from previous shoots or the last shoot. The time taken for post process for e-sessions is usually 10-15 hrs while for weddings, it is 5-30 hrs.
3:30 pm: Lunch hour
4:30 pm: Create blogs for the next week and also compose mails to the brides, grooms or family.
5.30 pm: Answer the end of the day calls and emails.
6 pm: Complete other stuffs such as accounting, marketing and edits.
6.30 pm: Do some research that would act as inspiration and thus the end of the day.
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