Career as Photojournalism: Hot Shots

Early Salary

1 - 2 L

Mid Salary

5 - 6 L

Senior Salary

8 - 10 L

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Photojournalism is about using images to tell a news story.

What do they do?

It refers to still images in print journalism, while for broadcast journalism, usually a video tells the story. A photojournalist is also a reporter but s/he migh need to make decisions instantly. S/he is often exposed to significant obstacles (physical danger, weather, crowd). While interviews can happen again, if a great shot is lost, it cannot be recreated. Photo journalists have to be on their toes all the time.

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Skills Needed

.  Physical endurance and a certain level of fitness
.  Curiosity about events and quick reflex
.  A creative eye, knowlege of current affairs

How do I get there?

You can learn the basics of photography from a good institute. Later, you can freelance or do an internship with a media house for a year or two. The Internet is emerging as a reliable option, especially for beginners.

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