Photography is undoubtedly one of the most-sought-after career options today. And, why not? With attractive salary, growth and opportunity to showcase your creativity among the world, this career is indeed the best choice for modern youth.
Let’s read what this individual has to say who went on to take photography as a full-time career.
“I graduated in mechanical engineering with high anticipations of making a fruitful career in the automobile industry. Despite having good grades, I couldn’t make it to the top MNCs. Maybe it was due to high competition, the false placement promises made by the college I graduated from, or whatever the reason may be. The main thing was I could not fulfill the dream of having a successful career, with my engineering degree.
I saw people of my age living the life they wanted. I always pondered over the question as to why I could not.
Well, I have photography as my hobby and since I first watched 3 idiots, was highly inspired by the message of following your heart. I also wanted to be the one living that sort of adventurous and free life.
I finally decided to turn my hobby into a professional career because that was something I loved doing. So, I contacted Procolor, a photography school in Chandigarh and got a diploma certification in photography and filmmaking.
What did I achieve? Well, a comprehensive knowledge of camera, its use, the different equipment, accessories, their editing which ultimately gave me a competitive edge in this field. And, I went on to sail a never ending journey of positive life experiences.
I started my journey with Procolor only, working with them as an assistant photographer and then moved on to open my own studio in Himachal Pradesh. Today, I earn more than any engineering or medical graduate does out there. I get contracts every week that pay me more than any doctor earns in a month. People do not stop spending on occasions like pre-wedding shoots, marriages and I do not stop collecting that money.
Sometimes I think, I made a mistake by getting admission to an engineering course. I mock my father sometimes asking him which car would he have bought, if not spending a hefty 6 lakhs over my useless degree?
I spent hardly around 2.5 lakh on my photography course and now earn more than 5 lakh with a few contracts in hand on a monthly basis. I recently gifted my father a Bullet motorcycle which he loves riding. Now I am living a better life than my friends do. This is a recession proof career and I have everything I would ever need.”
On asking how did this become possible, he says-
“All this became a reality with the knowledge I gained from the experienced staff at Procolor School of Photography and Filmmaking. I learned photography by actually doing it; not by watching videos over an outdated YouTube playlist, which is how a majority of photography schools teach nowadays. With the staff Procolor has and the inventory of camera equipment they maintain, you definitely gain hands-on industry experience, learn various photo capturing techniques and master your skills.
I wish I were a photographer in the first place. My father would not have to spend this huge amount over a degree which holds no scope in the future. For some, it will but for people like me, it won’t ever.”
“Photography is something that allows others to see the world through your eyes. Our specially designed courses, keeping the young generation in mind, will offer hands-on knowledge of different camera equipment and its proper use to prepare them for starting their own career in this field,” says Mr. Gaurav Sood, the Director of Procolor School of Photography and Filmmaking.
If photography is something that interests you, get this one-year professional diploma certification from Procolor School and we promise this will be one of your best decisions ever made.
Procolor, established in 1979 is the best photography school located in the City Beautiful. Evolving from a super specialized imaging and print studio to a high-end film and image production house, the staff has come a long way. Offering experience built over the fact that image production is a collaborative process and not individual; the institute offers its students a comprehensive knowledge in the field of photography.