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How do I start a Career in Photography?

Career in Photography

I am very curious about a Career in Photography. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Photography, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Photography. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Photography, I found this amazing page: 

Payal Gurung's take!

Payal Gurung has worked in Photography for 1 year. Payal Gurung has worked in Photography as Photographer in Payal Clicks. In Payal Gurung's own words, this is how Payal Gurung got into Photography: "I did my Schooling from Guru Nanak Academy. I then did my Graduation from DAV PG College. I did a Photography course from Exposure School of Photography. I have my own studio called Payal Clicks which opened in 2016. I have been clicking photos of all kinds." 

Career Video on Photography

In a video, Payal Gurung has talked about various aspects of a Career in Photography. Payal Gurung started by explaining Photography as: "The art or practice of taking and processing photographs." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Photography, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Photography. Payal Gurung touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Basic Knowledge of Camera
  • Lenses
  • Youtube
  • Lighting

90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Payal Gurung then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Photography:

  • Vision
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Patience

This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Payal Gurung believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Photography:

  • Networking
  • Positive Outlook
  • Good Income

Challenges define a Career as much as the Positives of the same.
And, Payal Gurung believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Photography:

  • Climatic Conditions
  • Low Budget
  • Client Expectations

In the final section of the video Payal Gurung talks about How a day goes in a Career in Photography. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Photography, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Photography opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: