Courses

Week-End course - Professional Diploma in Basic and Advanced DSLR Photography (every Saturday and Sunday 9-30am to 1.30pm) - 16 sessions - plus 2 sessions for specialized fields - 2 months - two field Trips - Basic Adobe Editing and handling of digital files. Course fee Rs.32,500/-

1 month / 4 Week-ends - Certificate Course on Basic Photography - Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 2pm - 8 sessions. Course fee Rs.15,000/-

2 weeks weekdays Certificate - Basic Photography Course with Basic Editing on Adobe - Monday to Friday - 2-30pm to 6pm - for two weeks - 10 Sessions with a Field Trip/Editing Techniques on Adobe Photoshop. Course fee Rs.16,500/-

Online Certificate Course through internet chat: 14+ sessions on any convenient time of Faculty and student. Sessions through g-talk/yahoo messenger or any chat programs, life time discussion after the course) Fee Rs.18,500 (Students should have own computer/ laptop and USB internet/ broadband connection) INR 28,000/- for international students. A certificate will be couriered after submission of qualifying images at the end of the course.

CONCESSIONS - Physically challenged (a medical certificate to be submitted) and for Students of studying Degree / PG - 10% OFF.

Prescribed application form is available on request, a recent passport size photograph with other details should be submitted before joining the course.
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Syllabus

  1. HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    • Invention and its development,
    • Detailed mixture of Physics and Chemistry
  2. CAMERA AND FILM
    • Types of cameras and its development
    • History and type of films and its developments
    • Details on SLR camera and its functions
    • Detailed theory and demo on film developing and printing
    • Introduction to DSLR (Detailed functions at the end of the course)
  3. LENSES
    • History of Lenses
    • Types of optics/lenses
    • Details of Focal Point, Focal Length and Depth Of Field
    • Details on various models and types of lenses and its uses
  4. APERTURE
    • What, Why and How.
    • Details and various ‘f ‘ stops and its nature
    • Depth of field (shallow / deep)
    • Aperture value/ priority /usage.
  5. SHUTTER
    • History of Shutters
    • Various shutters, speed and its usage
    • Shutter priority/Time Value /usage
  6. EXPOSURE
    • Meaning of Exposure
    • Setting up the right exposure, bracketing and compensations
    • ‘f ‘ stops and shutter combination F16 rule.
    • ‘f ‘ stops, shutter speed and ISO combination
    • creative settings on exposure, fast/slow shutter speed effects, light painting and low light techniques
    • What is ISO, advantage and disadvantage of higher/lower ISO
    • Exposure triangle
  7. LIGHTS
    • Different types of lighting
    • Kelvin control
    • Outdoor, Indoor, Flash, light usage
    • Flash photography
    • Details on white balance settings
  8. COMPOSITION
    • Importance of composition
    • Various types of compositions
    • How to compose with compositions
    • Importance of better cropping.
  9. ACCESSORIES USAGE
    • Introduction to various filters
    • Details on filter usage and its effects
    • Tripod/Mono-pod – Importance
    • Checklists while going on a long shoot
    • Tips on right equipments
    • Tips on:
      • Setting up for a shoot
      • The importance of light
      • Environmental portraiture
      • Capturing the essence of a business
      • Dealing with challenges
      • The do’s and don’ts of business photography
      • Public relations photography
      • Obtaining commissions
      • Presenting your work
  10. PHOTOGRAPHY FIELDS
    • Travel
    • Nature and Landscape
    • Macro/Micro
    • Portrait/Portfolio/Modelling/Fashion
    • Wedding and Seasonal functions
    • Street and people documentary
    • Product and Advertisement
    • Photo Journalism/documentary
    • (Separate modules for Diploma in Photo journalism)
    • Sports
  11. DIGITAL DARK ROOM
    • Tips for setting up
    • Why you need a digital dark room
    • Correcting imperfect images
    • Re-invent photographs as new and different images
    • What you can do with photo editing soft-wares
    • Other elements needed in your digital dark room
    • Understanding DPI and resolution
    • Difference between Grains and Pixelletes
    • What to know before you start editing
    • Workflow
    • Picture orientation
    • Cropping
    • Levels
    • Altering brightness and contrast
    • Hue and saturation
    • Red eye
    • Cloning
    • Printing and saving
  12. PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
    • Tips for becoming a PROFESSIONAL
    • Portfolio and presentation of own works
    • Web links for network
    • Tips on contest participation
    • Tips for finding employment
    • Entry level, internship and being an assistant
    • Tips on self employment (setting up a pro studio)
    • Web links for jobs
    • Web links for photo tips, top images, image banks, salons, etc.
  13. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
    1. Film Vs Digital
    2. Types of digital cameras
    3. Maintenance tips
    4. Raw/TIFF, JPEG formats
    5. Details on custom settings
  14. ADVANCEMENT
    • Slide Shows of great image collections
    • Professionals’ guest lectures and their image slide shows
    • Discussion/interaction with professionals
    • Practical photowalks and workshops on particular topic
    • Editing/composing and enhancement of students’ pictures and disussions
  15. THEORY AND PRACTICAL EXAM

PS :- The above syllabus is for the Diploma Course in Professional Photography & for Photojournalism weekend courses. For Certificate and online course, the syllabus will be different and will fulfill a student’s requirements in all manners. Certificates and Diplomas will be issued to students performing well and gets 80% in final exam and practical.