Photography is a skill that is developed with practice and textbooks can only take you so far. Having said that, signing up for a professional course in photography can certainly speed up the process of getting acquainted with the art, and building a starter portfolio. Those who cannot make it to physical classes may consider online courses. For others, we have put together a list of four of Mumbai’s best photography courses.
- National Institute of Photography (NIP) (www.focusnip.com)
NIP’s photography course seeks to instill basic technical knowledge in students. This basic knowledge includes the functioning of cameras, digital as well as conventional, and its different parts covered as main topics in photography theory. They also have practical sessions that cover outdoor excursions and studio shooting. The photography course at NIP is suitable to build basic foundational knowledge of all the various genres of photography. NIP gives beautiful booklets with detailed notes on photography to every student as a part of the course. The institute also provides cameras for students who do not have them, to use for the duration of the course. Cameras used in training are high-quality DSLRs and professional DSLRs for the practical sessions. NIP is located in Dadar, Mumbai.
- FX School (www.fxschool.in)
FX School offers photography as a diploma course. This helps a photography student acquire practical skills that are necessary for a professional. The students learn how to work with DSLRs, outdoor and indoor photography, studio lighting as well as image editing. FX school offers a fifteen-month advanced diploma in photography and basic photography in four modules. The basic photography helps the student understand the visual as well as technical skills that are needed to undertake digital photography. These are skills essential for beginners who wish to understand the fundamentals of photography. In their advanced diploma, students learn to capture spontaneous emotions as well as events. This is intended to inculcate a photo-journalistic approach among students. The FX School is located in Andheri West, Mumbai.
- Udaan School of Photography (www.udaan.org.in)
Udaan employs a faculty of working professionals who are trained and experienced to meet the needs and desires of students at various levels of learning and expertise. This school allows flexibility, as students who attend weekend classes can customize their courses schedules as suitable for them. For both photojournalistic as well as the commercial photographers, Udaan offers specialization courses that are knowledge-intensive, and have been designed by professionals. Udaan intends to encourage as well as cultivate a creative vision and an individualistic set of mind with these courses. Udaan School of Photography is located in Matunga West, Mumbai.
- Master’s Digital Photography School (MDPS) (www.mdps.in)
MDPS offers a platform for professional photographers and amateurs who wish to refine their photography skills further. A session of photography class has a very small batch size, allowing for personal attention to be given to each student. The teaching methodology involves lectures, slide shows, indoor as well as outdoor photo shoots and special guests for particular topics. MDPS has a well-qualified staff and a modernized infrastructure that aims to improve a student’s skills with the goal that they go on to become influential photographers in their careers. The school has placed photographers in various industries. MDPS is located in Dadar West, Mumbai.
This article is purely informational. Flgroe Studios is not affiliated with any of the mentioned schools.