This post has been self-published on Youth Ki Awaaz by Internshala. Just like them, anyone can publish on Youth Ki Awaaz.

Good With A Camera? These 5 Career Opportunities Just Might Be For You!

More from Internshala

With pictures becoming an essential aspect of our lives, photography is evolving as a creative career opportunity. From humans to food, wildlife, nature, or products, the story behind everything needs to be told to the world in a visually and emotionally appealing way.

As professional photography is both an art and science, individuals who wish to pursue a career in it are expected to have attention to details, the ability to capture emotions, patience to wait for the right moment, combined with the technical understanding of handling, operating and using a camera. With more industries aiming to reach out to the audience through appealing, expressive, and informative images, the requirement for professional photographers is skyrocketing.

Here are a few job roles that a career in photography holds for you:

Product Photographer

Product photographers accurately capture a product for brochures, catalogues, and advertisements. They demonstrate the product in a way which attracts customers to buy it, solves the customers’ problem, promotes the product, and highlights the value, quality, and quantity of the product. They showcase its packaging, look, and texture through certain angles that make the customers experience the product without even touching it.

Product photographers can work with online shopping sites or can choose specific brand stores that sell electronics, cosmetics, footwear, clothing, or dairy products to work with.

A collection of famous photographs
Photojournalists work in war zones, poor weather conditions, and other critical situations to highlight the happenings around the world.


Photojournalists capture real-life stories, incidents, and events for journalistic purposes. They gather visual evidence to support their news stories which inform and educate the general public. Unlike others, photojournalists focus on storytelling, credibility, facts, and reality more than the visual appeal of the image. They work for news agencies or documentary makers and display utter courage while working in war zones, poor weather conditions, and other critical situations to highlight the happenings around the world.

Professional photojournalists can work as environmental, feature, or sports photojournalist for different news agencies.

Fashion Photographer

Fashion photographer shoots clothes, accessories, footwear, and other fashion products in dramatic lighting, locations, and themes, usually with renowned faces to advertise fashion designers and trends. Fashion magazines, big fashion brands and labels, and fashion product sellers usually use fashion photography for promotional purposes. An important element of fashion photography that differentiates it from product photography is the involvement of models or celebrities that attract and compel people to follow certain trends to look similar to their icons.

Fashion photographers can work as editorial, high fashion, catalogue, and street fashion photographers.

Food Photographer

Food photographers capture appetising shots of different food products and ingredients, raw or cooked, for advertisements, cookbooks, blogs, magazines, and packaging. They demonstrate the food in a way which evokes the smell, temperature, texture, quantity, and taste of the food to attract customers to buy it. Some food photographers also work as a food stylist where they set up the food, lighting, and elements needed to be used in the background before taking a picture.

Food photographers can work for different food websites, blogs, ebooks, recipe books, and in the food editorial, advertisements, and packaging industry.

Freelance Photographers

Freelance photographers work on a contractual basis to pursue their passion for photography. They do not stick with a certain kind of photography and generally capture everything they love. They capture images and market their skills to the clients through portfolios. This is a perfect career opportunity for those who do not align with fixed working hours for a single company, taking photos for a specific niche, and can survive without a fixed monthly income.

Family, weddings, pet, portrait, event, landscape, real estate, and corporate photography are some of the most lucrative options that freelancers could opt to work in.

online skill learning
Online photography training usually has lessons on various technical and non-technical aspects of photography.

You Can Learn Photography Online!

Availability of high-resolution cameras in our latest mobile phones allows anyone to capture stunning pictures in automatic mode. However, professional photography demands multiple skills that can only be acquired through a well-structured training.

Someone aiming to pursue a career in photography needs to have in-depth knowledge of technical aspects such as camera handling, natural and artificial lighting, getting good focus, capturing movements, composition rules, angles, parts of the frame, using the camera in manual mode, and equipment management. Soft skills such as patience and persistence, storytelling, empathy, good communication skills, attentiveness, and observational skills are also essential to be a great photographer.

Through online training, one can learn all of these skills affordably from the comfort of their homes. Online photography training usually has lessons on various technical and non-technical aspects of photography. It builds your knowledge about various types of cameras, lenses, and gears needed for different genres of photography. You learn to take creative control of your DSLR camera and click pictures, play with light and focus by understanding metering and focusing techniques, composition and shooting techniques, and transform your images to meet your vision by understanding Post Processing. The training also includes placement training, hands-on exercises, expert support through an online forum, and a certificate to validate your learning.

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings ( – an online training platform

You must be to comment.

More from Internshala

Similar Posts

By Amey Ollalwar

By Ria Gupta

By Ashish Gupta

Wondering what to write about?

Here are some topics to get you started

Share your details to download the report.

We promise not to spam or send irrelevant information.

Share your details to download the report.

We promise not to spam or send irrelevant information.

An ambassador and trained facilitator under Eco Femme (a social enterprise working towards menstrual health in south India), Sanjina is also an active member of the MHM Collective- India and Menstrual Health Alliance- India. She has conducted Menstrual Health sessions in multiple government schools adopted by Rotary District 3240 as part of their WinS project in rural Bengal. She has also delivered training of trainers on SRHR, gender, sexuality and Menstruation for Tomorrow’s Foundation, Vikramshila Education Resource Society, Nirdhan trust and Micro Finance, Tollygunj Women In Need, Paint It Red in Kolkata.

Now as an MH Fellow with YKA, she’s expanding her impressive scope of work further by launching a campaign to facilitate the process of ensuring better menstrual health and SRH services for women residing in correctional homes in West Bengal. The campaign will entail an independent study to take stalk of the present conditions of MHM in correctional homes across the state and use its findings to build public support and political will to take the necessary action.

Saurabh has been associated with YKA as a user and has consistently been writing on the issue MHM and its intersectionality with other issues in the society. Now as an MHM Fellow with YKA, he’s launched the Right to Period campaign, which aims to ensure proper execution of MHM guidelines in Delhi’s schools.

The long-term aim of the campaign is to develop an open culture where menstruation is not treated as a taboo. The campaign also seeks to hold the schools accountable for their responsibilities as an important component in the implementation of MHM policies by making adequate sanitation infrastructure and knowledge of MHM available in school premises.

Read more about his campaign.

Harshita is a psychologist and works to support people with mental health issues, particularly adolescents who are survivors of violence. Associated with the Azadi Foundation in UP, Harshita became an MHM Fellow with YKA, with the aim of promoting better menstrual health.

Her campaign #MeriMarzi aims to promote menstrual health and wellness, hygiene and facilities for female sex workers in UP. She says, “Knowledge about natural body processes is a very basic human right. And for individuals whose occupation is providing sexual services, it becomes even more important.”

Meri Marzi aims to ensure sensitised, non-discriminatory health workers for the needs of female sex workers in the Suraksha Clinics under the UPSACS (Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society) program by creating more dialogues and garnering public support for the cause of sex workers’ menstrual rights. The campaign will also ensure interventions with sex workers to clear misconceptions around overall hygiene management to ensure that results flow both ways.

Read more about her campaign.

MH Fellow Sabna comes with significant experience working with a range of development issues. A co-founder of Project Sakhi Saheli, which aims to combat period poverty and break menstrual taboos, Sabna has, in the past, worked on the issue of menstruation in urban slums of Delhi with women and adolescent girls. She and her team also released MenstraBook, with menstrastories and organised Menstra Tlk in the Delhi School of Social Work to create more conversations on menstruation.

With YKA MHM Fellow Vineet, Sabna launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society. As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

Read more about her campaign. 

A student from Delhi School of Social work, Vineet is a part of Project Sakhi Saheli, an initiative by the students of Delhi school of Social Work to create awareness on Menstrual Health and combat Period Poverty. Along with MHM Action Fellow Sabna, Vineet launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society.

As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

Find out more about the campaign here.

A native of Bhagalpur district – Bihar, Shalini Jha believes in equal rights for all genders and wants to work for a gender-equal and just society. In the past she’s had a year-long association as a community leader with Haiyya: Organise for Action’s Health Over Stigma campaign. She’s pursuing a Master’s in Literature with Ambedkar University, Delhi and as an MHM Fellow with YKA, recently launched ‘Project अल्हड़ (Alharh)’.

She says, “Bihar is ranked the lowest in India’s SDG Index 2019 for India. Hygienic and comfortable menstruation is a basic human right and sustainable development cannot be ensured if menstruators are deprived of their basic rights.” Project अल्हड़ (Alharh) aims to create a robust sensitised community in Bhagalpur to collectively spread awareness, break the taboo, debunk myths and initiate fearless conversations around menstruation. The campaign aims to reach at least 6000 adolescent girls from government and private schools in Baghalpur district in 2020.

Read more about the campaign here.

A psychologist and co-founder of a mental health NGO called Customize Cognition, Ritika forayed into the space of menstrual health and hygiene, sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights and gender equality as an MHM Fellow with YKA. She says, “The experience of working on MHM/SRHR and gender equality has been an enriching and eye-opening experience. I have learned what’s beneath the surface of the issue, be it awareness, lack of resources or disregard for trans men, who also menstruate.”

The Transmen-ses campaign aims to tackle the issue of silence and disregard for trans men’s menstruation needs, by mobilising gender sensitive health professionals and gender neutral restrooms in Lucknow.

Read more about the campaign here.

A Computer Science engineer by education, Nitisha started her career in the corporate sector, before realising she wanted to work in the development and social justice space. Since then, she has worked with Teach For India and Care India and is from the founding batch of Indian School of Development Management (ISDM), a one of its kind organisation creating leaders for the development sector through its experiential learning post graduate program.

As a Youth Ki Awaaz Menstrual Health Fellow, Nitisha has started Let’s Talk Period, a campaign to mobilise young people to switch to sustainable period products. She says, “80 lakh women in Delhi use non-biodegradable sanitary products, generate 3000 tonnes of menstrual waste, that takes 500-800 years to decompose; which in turn contributes to the health issues of all menstruators, increased burden of waste management on the city and harmful living environment for all citizens.

Let’s Talk Period aims to change this by

Find out more about her campaign here.

Share your details to download the report.

We promise not to spam or send irrelevant information.

A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls, to fill the gaps in research around indigenous women and their stories. Srilekha has worked extensively at the grassroots level with community based organisations, through several advocacy initiatives around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the last 6 years.

Srilekha has also contributed to sustainable livelihood projects and legal aid programs for survivors of sex trafficking. She has been conducting research based programs on maternal health, mental health, gender based violence, sex and sexuality. Her interest lies in conducting workshops for young people on life skills, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based college student pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha started the #BleedwithDignity campaign on the technology platform, demanding that the Government of Assam install
biodegradable sanitary pad vending machines in all government schools across the state. Her petition on has already gathered support from over 90000 people and continues to grow.

Bidisha was selected in’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
campaigns, which were widely recognised. Through the #BleedwithDignity campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by hosting a wall mural by collaborating with local organisations. The initiative was widely covered by national and local media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the event’s chief guest Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

Sign up for the Youth Ki Awaaz Prime Ministerial Brief below