Minimum academic qualification: 10th Pass

Photographers who want to think beyond working and wants to become an aspiring businessman and a leader can opt for Specialist Diploma in Professional Photography. This course is custom designed with ideas and content from our experience in the photography business.

The course empowers the learners to run a business and be the photography specialist at the same time.

Eligibility & Prerequisites:

The learner should be passionate about photography. He/she must have an attitude to observe and learn quickly. He / She should be a graduate or completed any diploma after school final. Must possess a DSLR camera with 18mm to 200mm lenses, portable speed light flash and a good laptop.

Any previous experience in running a business of any nature or having secured a business degree will be an added advantage.

Duration: 15 months (Tuesday to Friday)

Certification: The certificate will be issued by the academy after both the project modules are evaluated.

Registration: Please click here to register.


Course Content

Module 1: Basic skills (3 Months)


Power of visual communication – Observation & communication.

Lear to observe and create meaningful photographs.

DSLRs & Portable flashes controls & usage.

Technical aspects of photography: Aperture, shutter speed and exposure controls

Study the light. Understand the different sources of light.

Composition - Understanding the principles of composition for making attractive and meaningful pictures.

Learn to shoot variety of subjects effectively.

Shoot people: Learn to make great portraits in a range of scenarios and situations.

Storage mediums, file formats – exposure – dynamic range - introduction to image editing – color - contrast – brightness – special effects etc.

Image post processing using Adobe Light room

Module II: Advanced skills & Post Processing (3 Months)


Studio lighting techniques: Understanding studio digital flashlights and accessories. Learn to take pictures in a controlled light environment.

Studio Portrait lighting styles and correction techniques, model portfolio shooting –out door portraits using studio flash.

Flash photography understanding speed lights and their controls in detail

Contemporary Wedding / Event photography in candid style.

Use of professional flashes in wedding and locations.


Module III: Specialization -1 (3 Months)


Press photography & photo journalism

Location photography - Panorama – Creating HDR – Perspective correction

Advanced image editing and post processing for image compositing and related techniques.


Module IV: Specialization -2 (3 Months)


Still Life / Table top/ Product Photography (lighting for still life and product photography. Shoot a variety of challenging products for promotional and advertising purposes. Learn about shooting a variety of products.


Module V: Specialization -3 (3 Months)


Macro Photography – Controls and depth of field controls of Macro lenses. Use macro lens for shooting a variety of subjects – Accessories for macro photography

Photo book – coffee table book design and concepts

Photography as a freelance business

Skill development for entrepreneurship & business

Sales and marketing skills – digital marketing - professional practice and business promotions, Professional and personal development – Portfolio management – career scopes and internship.

Admissions for the next batch of Specialist Diploma in Professional Photography open. The batch is scheduled to commence on the 19th January 2018.

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