Last 7 years of photography industry has seen more technological revolutions than the 177 years history of photography: said S.K. Hussain, A photography industry veteran in Telugu States while addressing a press conferernce here in city today. He was speaking aat Press Conference organised by Villart to brief details about the forthcoming Photo Expo here in city at JRC Convention.
There are several lakhs of photographers, 90 per cent of them are self employed. Governments spend crores on grooming doctors, engineers, lawyers. But, they spend literally nothing to develop the skills of the photographers. They have increased number of seats in professional colleges for doctors, engineers, lawyers. But, there is only on BFA college at JNTC for both the Telugu states with limited seats, said Hussain and urged government look into the same and increase educational facilities for more people to learn photography.
Speaking further, VV Ramana, the man behind Photography exhibitions in Telugu states added that due to increasing use of smart phones, mobiles devices and tablets, few people are looking for a low end photographer. Smart phones are have become mainstream and has been affecting the photography. That is why photographer needs to gain more skills and must be in a position to do hi-end jobs. Then only he will survive, Ramana inforned.