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SATHYARUBAN, FROM SRILANKA, BTEC LEVEL-5
Ever since its inception in 2001 Ambitions4 Photography Academy has made a difference and change in the lives of many learners of photography. Among them, there are few, who had made it really big and achieved their qualification despite of many constrains and challenges in their personal life.
SATHIYARUBAN an immigrant from Sri Lanka. Doing a lot of odd jobs after his schooling Sathya (that is what we call him), landed in India along with his brother and mother after the civil war. Helping his brother who was working as a wedding photographer, Sathya wanted to pursue the International qualification, BTEC HND Level-5 from Ambitions4. A very hard working person, Sathya was not very much comfortable with English as a medium of instruction and he found it very challenging when comes to some writing exercises.
He was truly dedicated and always did the assignments and projects more than what is required. He has always been a lavish shooter trying a lot of alternative options in terms of concept, content, composition and techniques. As a fascinated street photographer his works on photo-journalism and editorial photography were amazing. He had set his goal to work for National Geographic.
Though he was very silent in the class, he could talk enough on the shoots. He was an action guy. He worked towards the results and perfection. He never asked for excuses but found a solution for every photography problem. He never took anything for granted, but asked for reasons and evidences. With a lot of extra efforts and help of his class mate and friend Sriram, Sathya had improved his writing skills in English and effectively completed all his project logs, and learning experiences.
His endeavor to do a coffee table travel book on Mysore for the government of Karnataka as the real time professional job was something amazing that proved his dedication and commitment. A non compromising person and photographer he always wanted the best and did the best as a BTEC achiever. He was one among few learners who had assisted me in my commercial jobs and workshop sessions. Sathya is now in Switzerland doing what he has always been passionate about.
His journey as a learner in Ambitions4 is a standing example as how a learner has to take up a course in photography and make it successful.
There are several career opportunities available in the Photography Industry. Watch this space for updates on the same. Ambitions 4 Photography Academy will serve as a link between the student photographers as well as the alumni and the organisations providing the opportunity. Apply with your ID number and portfolio.
Opportunity 01. Food Photographer
A Bangalore based company into photography services. Currently they have a requirement to cover food shoots in restaurants across Chennai.
This will be a long term assignment.
Also note no editing of photos or videos is needed. All they need to do is shoot and send the files. Training will be provided via internet.
Following are the details
- Experience : 6 months to 1 year. (Trained freshers can also apply)
- We are looking for photographers to join us. Basic video skills necessary .
- You will work for 15 days a month at your convenience.*TnC apply
- Salary will range from 7.5k to 15k based on experience and the number of days you work for. Travel allowance will be provided.
- Jobs will mainly include ecommerce photography. Professional training will be provided. (Currently food only)
Basic gear necessary: 18mp+ camera, kit lens + 50mm lens, tripod, speedlights (2 nos). Light stand and flash mount (2 nos), remote trigger, Umbrella.
Photographers with studio lights can also apply but since traveling in involved it might be inconvenient.
Unlimited package of internet connection for file uploads.
Opportunity 02. Food Photographer
Looking for Food photographers in Chennai. We work with companies like Ubereats, Zomato, Swiggy . We do 300 shoots every month.
We will offer full-time positions candidates after they inter with us for a month.
Details of the Shoot
1. 3-4 Restaurants per day
2. 15 images per restaurant
3. Rs 600 per restaurant. Each student can make upto Rs 2400/- everyday
4. We need professionals not part-timers.
1. Full Frame camera
3. Macro Lens 50 / 100 mm
4. LED lights
Please send your portfolio and contact details.
Mechanical Engineering students of Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology are conducting national level technical symposium ‘MECHIZMO’18’ ….
They have Online Photography (lensking) and Short film contest (showtime) contests.
Lensking Online Photography Contest
email your entries to email@example.com
for details contact Rohit 8122832596 / Sriram 7845102688
Its Showtime – Online Short film Contest
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for details contact Cyril 9566093802 / Kavin 7299184227
“Photography was all about clicking profile picture for friends and showing it off in the social network until Ambitions4 unveiled a whole other dimension of photography and made me realize that there should be life in a picture more than smiles and flowers.
I am immensely proud to be one of the students of the eminent teacher, Raja sir for he has traveled through the transformation of photography for more than 35 years. His motivation, guidance and critiques helped greatly to get better by the day. In simpler words, we will get to know what a good picture is.
For the Full-time Advanced diploma, we got to learn and work on almost all the genres in Professional photography. I felt bit skeptical about few tasks but I did fairly well and learned that, you never know in what genre you are good at unless you try everything.
Assignments were the best part. It helps you to evolve. Each assignment was a great challenge and full of fun.
The ultimate change I felt after joining here is the confidence to handle tricky situation because the way sir acquaints us with the techniques will never leave your head. Every time you face a challenge, the solution will come to your mind as his voice. That’s the impact of his teaching.
No other photo school will let you handle the equipment independently and as many times as needed. And the faculty will always spare time for the students when we approach them.
Design classes from Preethaa ma’am, a Pro in retouching and design will do wonders to the pictures we take. Apart from technical part, they teach us marketing techniques, business promotion and other personality skills that can help you when you take this as a linear profession.
On top of all, Ambitions4 has created an avid thirst to explore and I would love to learn forever from Raja sir, who is clearly a living book of knowledge.”
– Kiranmayi, Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography student from 2016 batch.