Is Portrait Photography a good Career option?

A Career in Portrait Photography has always intrigued me. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Portrait Photography actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Portrait Photography. It had been a while since I was researching about aCareer in Portrait Photography, when I came across:

Roger Das's take!

Roger Das invested 3 years in Portrait Photography. Roger Das has worked in Portrait Photography as Director in Various Creative Assignments. In Roger Das's own words, this is how Roger Das got into Portrait Photography:"After doing BCA from Punjab Technical University, I did Cisco Certification. I worked as a Senior Executive at Link Communications Systems for 2 years. I also taught Hardware & Networking at NIIT. I was an Assistant Manager at Geo Prion Sat Vision Services. Taking my passion further I started Reflectionz Photography Dehradun in 2014."

Career Video on Portrait Photography

In a video, Roger Das has talked about various aspects of a Career in Portrait Photography. Roger Das started by explaining Portrait Photography as:"Portrait photography or portraiture in photography is a photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses."The video was an engaging disposition.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Portrait Photography is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Portrait Photography. Roger Das touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Camera Equipment

  • Light

  • Exposure Triangle

  • Framing

  • Angles

  • Editing Softwares

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

  • Retouching Skills

  • Communication

  • Time Management

  • Patience

  • Handling Camera

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Roger Das believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Portrait Photography:

  • Spreading Smiles

  • Satisfaction

  • Good Opportunities

  • Good Income

  • Prestigious Job

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

  • Building Market

  • Difficult Clients

  • Competiton

  • Technical Failures

  • Climatic Conditions

In the final section of the video Roger Das talks about How a day goes in a Career in Portrait Photography. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Portrait 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:

Career Counseling 2.0

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Similar Career Talks on LifePage

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Information about other Careers

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