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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Rajesh Satankar
Profession – Videography
DesignationWedding Photographer
Age – 29
Work Experience (Years) – 6 years
Under-Graduation – Diploma in Filmmaking, S.V Polytechnic, Bhopal
Post-GraduationSocial Anthropology, Goldsmith University, London
Professional Qualification

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I completed my diploma course from Bhopal thereafter I moved to Mumbai and started working with a team and I am a professional Wedding Photographer. I have done shooting for many functions including wedding, receptions, and many ceremonies. After 5 years, now I am pursuing my post graduation from London and working part-time as well.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities in Videography.

In Videography you need a strong team. Each member has some role and responsibility. Sometimes it gets very hectic and chaotic but we manage, we work under a lot of pressure.
We always try to get the perfect shot. We take contracts from clients not only of weddings but for other functions as well. The dates are given to us according to which we make our plans and keep our setup ready. We capture the best moments of peoples lives through photos and videos. We then compile it, edit it during post-production and give the client the desired output.

Average Income in Videography in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 80+ Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 80+ Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Very Often
Does your work require you to travel?
Very Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Very Often
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

You do not require a degree to become a professional photographer. Once you start working, you will develop skills and learn.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Very Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in Videography?
Education not required
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Videography?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of Videography?


What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?


Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Someone who likes to work with people, loves to travel, who wants to see different traditions would be happy in this career.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

1. You earn a lot of money.
2. You earn respect in this field.
3. You get involved in the happiness of others which creates memories for you as well. Every day, you celebrate someone’s life.
4. It has a great scope in future.
5. You can express yourself without words.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

1. You have to very silent and calm during the photo shoot so as to not disturb anything.
2. You have to get candid shots to make it real, hence you have to be alert.
3. We go for shoot straight for 24 hours. Sleepless nights is one negative aspect.
4. If you do not understand art and literature, then you cannot be a good photographer.
5. The biggest challenge is to keep your clients happy.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Easy
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Very Easy
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would like to become a filmmaker. It is a great way of expressing yourself. It has great scope and it gives me satisfaction.