How do you pursue a Career in Portrait Photography?

Career in Portrait Photography

I think Portrait Photography is a great Career option. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Portrait Photography is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Portrait Photography. I was Googling about a Career in Portrait Photography and was lucky to find: 

Ankit Chawla’s take!

Ankit Chawla invested 7 years in Portrait Photography. Ankit Chawla has worked in Portrait Photography as Owner in Ankit Chawla Photography. In Ankit Chawla’s own words, this is how Ankit Chawla got into Portrait Photography: “After doing my schooling from DAV Pubic School Mausam Vihar, New Delhi, I did BJMC from Indraprastha University. I started working as a professional photographer in 2011, specializing in Child Portraits.”

Career Video on Portrait Photography

In a video, Ankit Chawla has talked about various aspects of a Career in Portrait Photography. Ankit Chawla 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. A portrait picture might be artistic, or it might be clinical, as part of a medical study. Frequently, portraits are commissioned for special occasions, such as weddings or school events. Portraits can serve many purposes, from usage on a personal Web site to display in the lobby of a business” I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

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. Ankit Chawla touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Composition
  • Equipments
  • Editing Softwares
  • Camera Knowledge

Ankit Chawla then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Portrait Photography:

  • Strong Networking
  • Team Work
  • Eye to Detail
  • Creativity
  • Camera Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills

Ankit Chawla believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Portrait Photography:

  • Travelling
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Exposure

And, Ankit Chawla believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Portrait Photography:

  • Creative Block
  • Seasonal
  • Erratic Working Hours
  • Being Updated

In the final section of the video Ankit Chawla 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: 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Portrait Photography was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at: 

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