Earlier it was the painting that the painters made on the paper while capturing the moments of life, human, nature and many other topics. Painting is an outstanding display of astonishing artwork and mind-boggling creativity. But today, Photography has become part of our lives which is easier to handle and highly relevant. Photography is considered as an artwork of an effective form.
Photography allows you not to capture the images on the paper or a film role only but it offers advanced options that help you to capture the images digitally, edit easily. It also includes recording the movement of visual images with audio.
But Photography is an art that needs to have a sense of creativity. Then it can help you to understand the surroundings better. It allows you to find the elusive moments to capture and to get various angles while holding the camera. Some people are born creative but most people need to learn the art of photography by developing the required skills. If you enjoy clicking photos as a hobby then the advanced courses in Photography from a recognized institute will definitely make you a professional photographer.
To be the best, one has to learn from the best. There are few top institutes, offering the best of courses in Photography in India. Let us discuss some of the best places offering courses in photography in India.
- Delhi College of Photography, New Delhi
It is one of the best institutes that deal with advanced courses in photography and offers training programmes in the art of photography. The institute is well-equipped with the latest technology, multimedia project room, B&W darkrooms, iMac stations and lighting studios. The institute also offers a library with well-stocked books and magazines, a makeup room and a huge gallery for the exhibition of the artworks of the students.
The Institute is run by Dhawan Production Pvt. Limited, near the North Campus of Delhi University. The institute is located in a prime location of the city with a spacious area around it. The huge air-conditioned classrooms are available on each floor. The highly experienced faculty and the advanced teaching techniques make the learning enjoyable for the students.
It is one of the best colleges offering various courses in Photography, which includes:
Basic courses, Advance courses, and Foundation courses along with Wildlife Photography, Candid Wedding Photography, Fashion Photography, and courses in make-up and film making DSLR.
- Light and Life Academy, Ooty
The institute is a part of the academy started by the famous photographer and a creative advertiser Iqbal Mohammed in the year 2001. The courses in Photography are well-organized and designed according to the market requirements & industry needs as per the growing demand in the business development activities. The courses are part of professional training programmes that make use of various photographic techniques and advanced technologies. The academy is established not to earn profits from departing education but also to supports Eastman Kodak, USA and Kodak India at initial stages.
The entire area around the college is 40,000sq.ft is located in the city of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) which is a part Western ghat region of Tamil Nadu. It remains one of the best institutes offering various courses in Photography. Some of the courses are – PG Diploma in Professional Photography and a Diploma in Travel and Nature Photography.
- Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
The Jawaharlal Nehru University came into existence in the year 1972 but the college of Fine arts was established in the year 1940 which was much earlier. Later the college was merged and become part of Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University. JNT University was further divided into four different sub-divisions. Each of the JNTU Ananthapur, JNTU Kakinada, JNTU Kukatpally, Hyderabad & JNA & FA University, Hyderabad University. Though the college becomes part of the University, yet it remained independent and offered courses in various streams of artwork such as Applied Fine Art, painting, sculptures including the advanced courses in Photography and Animation. Later the college becomes part of Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad.
The candidates have to pass the entrance exam to get admission for the course of Photography. The available courses in Photography are: BFA Photography, MFA Photography (PTPG), MFA Photography and Bridge Course (Photography)
- Asian Academy of Film and Television
Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) was established in the year 1993, by Marwah Films & Video Studios and it is affiliated to International Film & Television Research Center. AAFT offers various courses in Photography and Journalism of 3 months. To get the admission for the courses, the aspirant has to pass the entrance test and the personal interview.
The academy offers various other degree courses related to Fine arts, Music, Performing Arts such as Music Production & Dance and also Master of Fine Arts, Master in performing Arts. The various diploma courses offered are Post-production, Camera & Lightening techniques, Acting for Film and TV, Video editing, Screenplay writing, and production Direction & TV Journalism.
The courses are designed according to present Film and TV necessities with the help of most up-to-date techniques. It trains people who love photography and other performing arts and help them to become professionals.
- Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts
It is one of the most prominent institutes of Mumbai city. It had started the courses in Applied Art in the year 1935 under the name of Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art. But later in the year 1961, JJ institute started working as an independent institute. It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. The institute offers various courses which include degree and post-graduation courses. All India Council for Technical Education of New Delhi has approved all the courses of JJ Institute.
The institute offers specially designed courses in Photography. The courses offered are Post Graduate Course in Master of Fine Arts (Photography) and Apprentice Training Course (Photography).
Photography was earlier considered as a hobby but it has become a profession today. Photography is considered as extremely skilled work. The well-developed camera-techniques, the latest technology and innovative ways have become highly specialized. The courses offered in the Photography are well-designed, aptly executed with the help of experienced faculties and most-modern equipment.
If you are a person who loves wonderful surroundings and enjoy clicking snaps, then you are a person who needs to learn the art of photography. It will surely guide you to become a professional photographer.