Wildlife Photography

Wildlife and Nature Photography

When one starts out, one should do as much independent work as one can. Then, one could share the work with newspapers, magazines, wildlife NGOs, or one could host exhibitions and enter photography contests. The objective is to get one’s work noticed. One could use one’s photographs to design cards and calendars, maybe even launch a brand of these. Income at this level is around Rs 15,000 to Rs 50,000 a month, depending on one’s ingenuity.

Established wildlife photographers report earnings of Rs 30,000 to Rs 5 lakh a month

What is the scope for wildlife photography in India? 

Given India’s richness in wildlife, our country is very well-positioned as a place for this as a profession as well as a hobby. Given the diversity that we enjoy, you could travel to a totally different environment every two to three days, no matter which city you are in. 

Do you think wildlife photography is essential to conservation efforts? 

Yes, that’s essentially because a picture speaks a thousand words. A two-page article might not inspire the kind of emotion that a picture does. Also, since conservation should appeal to the masses, and we think we all have a nature lover within us, a picture of a tiger, dead, in a snare or trees being cut, will have a bigger impact on the masses and drive them to contribute money, if not do something about such things themselves.

Is wildlife photography a very competitive field? 

Today, you see far more young Indians with good photography equipment taking to shooting nature.

Job Prospects in wildlife and Nature Photography
It is very important in this profession to have as many people as possible to like your work. For this Wildlife photographers should focus on building their portfolio and use different online social mediums like Facebook, Flickr etc to showcase and promote their work.

Career opportunities are plenty in the private sector besides the option of freelancing. Wildlife photographers are employed by various publications like newspapers and nature or travel and tourism magazines, wildlife NGOs etc. Other option include joining a wildlife channel. Yet another option for wildlife photographers is to work as Photo Journalists.

As a wildlife photographer, you also have an opportunity to sell your work to websites, art galleries, publishing companies who might be interested in your work. They could also host exhibitions and enter photography contests. One could use one’s photographs to design cards and calendars, can even launch a brand of these. While some others embark on innovative careers like conducting tour operations for wild life enthusiasts, such as birding camps for bird lovers, bear or tiger or mountain species trail tours for animal lovers etc. which will allow them to make money without compromising on their passion.

Course Overview: In this course student learn the documentary photography. Student learn the composition skills, exposure technique. Student will learn the depth of subject how to understand the working or the value of subject. They also learn about the post production technique in Photoshop.

• Intro to Wildlife and Nature Photography
• Lenses and equipment
• The Power of Composition
• Nature Landscape, Wildlife as a Medium
• Digital Photography for Publication
• The Photo Story, Learning to relate.
• A study of wildlife and people
• Portraiture
• Documenting History
• Markets, Street Performers
• The Editing Process & The Digital Darkroom

Job Prospects in wildlife and Nature Photography

It is very important in this profession to have as many people as possible to like your work. For this Wildlife photographers should focus on building their portfolio and use different online social mediums like Facebook, Flickr etc to showcase and promote their work.

Career opportunities are plenty in the private sector besides the option of freelancing. Wildlife photographers are employed by various publications like newspapers and nature or travel and tourism magazines, wildlife NGOs etc. Other option include joining a wildlife channel. Yet another option for wildlife photographers is to work as Photo Journalists.

As a wildlife photographer, you also have an opportunity to sell your work to websites, art galleries, publishing companies who might be interested in your work. They could also host exhibitions and enter photography contests. One could use one’s photographs to design cards and calendars, can even launch a brand of these. While some others embark on innovative careers like conducting tour operations for wild life enthusiasts, such as birding camps for bird lovers, bear or tiger or mountain species trail tours for animal lovers etc. which will allow them to make money without compromising on their passion.

Remuneration

Once you are popular and reputable pay won’t be a constraint. Freelancers often earn more than those employed on a payroll, but their earnings depend upon talent, client list and the location in which they work.

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