Photography is an art of visualization, interpretation and mirroring of the object, thought process or scenario by clicking, processing and presenting in the form of photographs. It has been the dynamic career option in all history as it plays a vital role in preserving the memories of people which they want to capture for a lifetime.
The concept was introduced during the renaissance period. Since the 18-19th century the world has been practicing the art of photography. Photography in Nepal traces back to the Rana period, with life-size portraits of Rana rulers captured by foreign photographers from Britain and France. With this it’s interest was engrossed with the public. But the socio economic condition of Nepalese society was a major hindrance to pursue photography as a career.
Amidst the universal concept of globalization, the current generation seeks a lucrative career that fulfills their passion, giving rise to substantial prospects in photography. It is of essence to note that a number of variations exist in this field, for example, self-employment and commercial photography are just some of the ways one can successfully earn as a photographer.
Why is photography an interesting career option?
- It is a platform to define your creativity with thought processes.
- Doesn’t limit the learning and practicing age.
- Documents your memorable lifetime memories.
- Develops the connection.
- Creates a way of travel and adventure.
- Acts as a stress buster to improve mental health.
- Encourages us to be technical.
Some institutes offer a photography course with a good blend of theoretical and practical teaching. They provide learners an interactive learning experience with internship opportunities. Some of them are listed below:
- Nepal Photography Institute
- National School of Photography
- Institute of Film and Photography
- ABC Photography Institute
- Kantipur Photography & Videography Training Center.
The online medium always influences the learners to learn.
The future of photography is very bright as the virtual world is evolving day by day. With the rise of smartphones and cameras , it’s practice is changing. The society, once confined within the periphery of studio photography and photojournalism, has now come up with various ideas, such as landscape photography, portrait photography, fine art photography, astrophotography, abstract photography, wildlife photography, macro photography, and many more. These emerging branches oppose the stereotypical conception of society, proving that photography can be more than just a hobby; rather, it offers substantial career prospects.