KL. Raja Ponsing
Mr.KL.RAJA PONSING, is the founder and director of AMBITIONS 4 PHOTOGRAPHY ACADEMY. He left the security and stability of his banking job and career to explore the exciting world of photography. He is one of the most successful senior commercial photographers in India with clients from around the globe.
Understanding the need of a well-structured pathway for newcomers in the field of photography he started training a handful of passionate learners in photography which went on to become Ambitions 4 Photography Academy 15 years back. The academy is a forerunner in the field of Photography education in India and abroad.
Ambitions 4 Photography Academy became the second Canon Pro Centre – the official training centre for Canon India. The academy is also associated with Pearson UK for delivering the Level 4 & 5 BTEC HND international diplomas in photography.
Mr.Raja now has more than 15 years of experience as a full-time photography mentor with more than 45,800 hours of training under his belt. He has trained more than 5000 photography learners including not less than 250 successful professional photographers which made it big under his training.
As a regular photography workshop conductor, he has conducted more than 140 photography workshops and seminars for professional photographers, students, hobbyists and others in all major cities in India. He was Appointed as an official ‘Mentor’, by Canon, Kodak, Indian naval services to conduct chain of workshops for the professional photographers of Tamil Nadu.
He was selected as one among 20 leading photographers in India, to shoot the prestigious coffee table book –‘Timeless portraits of love’ – in aid of girl child.
Mr.Raja is one of the very few mentors who has authored and published two first of its kind digital photography books in Tamil, “Digital Olipadathuraiyil Vetriperuvathu eppadi” & “Kasu kottum camera”. These books are aimed at the professional wedding photographers who cannot access to resources in English.
His third book and the first in English, titled ‘Starting with your DSLR camera’ in English is to guide the first time DSLR users towards getting their basics right.
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Mr. Raja has participated in not less than 17 talk shows including interactive live shows in many popular TV channels in India. He conducted 25-episode programme ‘Easy Photography’ in Jaya Plus TV.
Honoured with ‘Award for Vocational Excellence’ by the Rotary Club of Vellore midtown for his exemplary services in the field of photography education and training.
Honoured with ‘ICF Award of excellence in photography training and teaching’ for his contribution to photography by International Camera Fair.
Mr.Raja is frequently recalled as the world’s best teacher by many or most of his students. As a mentor, he successfully took many of his students to great successes in their career and lives. He finds these as the best achievements of his career as a trainer and a teacher.
Preethaa is one of the senior faculties and directors at Ambitions 4 Photography Academy for image post-processing and visual communication. She graduated from MOP Vaishnav College for women with high honours. She has ten years of experience in image post-processing for different contexts, products and subjects. She is also graphic design specialist with vast expertise in multiple design platforms.
She currently heads the design team of the academy apart from being a full-time faculty. She conducts regular workshops in Photography, Image Post Processing, and Wedding Album Design Course etc.
Preethaa is also a subject matter specialist in vocational education and course methodologies and content design.
Swaroop Joy is one of the senior administrators and Quality Nominee for International qualifications at the academy. He holds a variety of qualifications both in the technology and art fields.
He is also a passionate photographer and graphic designer with vast experience in photography various software platforms from Adobe and AutoDesk.
He currently heads the administration and trains the students with technical aspects of photography and computers.