Photography is the art of putting life into an image. A career in photography can be really exciting. With a boom of photography in the field of advertisement, fashion, and media industry, people are slowly inclining towards it.
These days, with the availability of high-quality lenses, the proliferation of stock images, and options available on the internet, there are doubts whether photography is still a promising career anymore. City spidey talked to camera professionals about this.
Mr. Anil Bakshi, Creative consultant with experience of more than 26 years in advertising and photography, “Career in the field of photography can not die, but yes it has affected many sub-categories like commercial photography due to the upliftment of digitalization.”
He mentioned, “because of good mobile phones and lenses people can extract high-resolution pictures in some seconds which is somewhere dumping the power of commercial photography but not only good lenses are the reason instead people spending time on the web to check the photograph properly is also less as compare to earlier times when people used to spend more time on photography for print media.”
Mr. Anil Bakshi also said “on the other hand careers in the field of fashion and wedding photography are emerging because today’s generation has much more influence of tv and films and their audience keeps the same desire to decorate their memories in beautiful dramatic ways. Pre-wedding shoots, maternal shoots, birthdays, and every special occasion is captured in such a way that it seems like a movie.”
We also talked to Mr. Ramesh Kumar who has experience of 27 years and worked almost 22 years with ‘The Hindu’. While sharing his view “career in the field of photography can not ever be on the verge of extinction, it has many aspects and it depends which sort of photography you are choosing as a career.”
“Professionalism is somewhat affected due to the arrival of high-quality lenses as people are okay to compromise with quality image,” he added.
Professionals also explained that “creativity and composition can not be hampered because of high-quality lenses, after all, photography is not only about just clicking a button but to look at the picture with an artistic view.”