A Few Become Many: Photo walk on Mahabalipuram’s Shore Temple.

A SUV from Chennai to Mahabalipuram used to pack at best two people from Ambitions4 Photography Academy on its way for an early morning Photo walk in Mahabalipuram. The story this time was different. 

There were 9 seats in the car including the one behind the steering wheel and there were 14 applicants for it. After filtering out the crowd, we set out with 7 enthusiastic students and 2 staffs on what seemed to be an overcast morning. Rain teased us again but stayed out during the best parts of the day.

A 50km drive on OMR/ECR on Sunday mornings with other motorheads is an event by itself but with Horse blinkers on we were headed straight to Mahabalipuram where our beloved photo walkers were gathering looking forward to an exciting three hours.

Fun Fact on the way: Fastags aren’t implemented on the State Highways yet. (15th Dec 2019)

Food takes precedence to all the above. A dosa & coffee stop was made, and we headed towards the gates of shore temple with happy stomachs.

There we were greeted by happy faces. Alumni, New students, Current Students and complete strangers were waiting for use to give the opening instructions and get that walk going. Just like that from 9 the number became about 20.

With the rising sun behind the shore temple, we started out with some beautiful backlit and silhouette of the shore temple.

The one thing we noticed at first glance was that, It was CLEAN. Owing to two things, The Modi Visit and the Lite showers the day before.

This time around there were a lot of ppl doing touristy things around the shore temple. A lot of foreigners were spotted too, owing to the holiday season.

We practiced composition concepts and then moved around the temple to find a puddle of water which was strategically reflecting the shore temple’s Gopuram. There we learnt how to break the rule of thirds and include reflections in a photo.

We then moved around to shoot images with perspectives, patterns and used lines and curves efficiently to add depth in an image.

Through out the session we had our mentor KL Raja Ponsing, clarifying doubts and teaching the walkers to take beautiful images of the location.

We also bent our backs to get interesting frame in frame images with grass, trees, leaves etc. too.We regrouped for one more time to review our images. After some customary selfies we journeyed back to Chennai.

Model Portfolio and fashion Photography

Understand studio digital flashlights and accessories. Learn to take pictures in a controlled light environment. Working inside a studio is a great way to take pictures of people beautifully.

Learn to make anyone look great! Studio Portrait lighting styles and correction techniques in detail – model portfolio shooting – fashion and advertising shots involving people/models – outdoor portraits using studio flash.

Here are some of the works done by our full-time Diploma students. Subscribe to see more works.

Beautiful Portrait shot by Berline as a part of his course project

Fashion portfolio for Vishal Sundar shot by Nikita Rao as a part of her course project

Fashion Portrait shot by Uma Sankar as a part of his course project

Fashion portfolio for Suma Poojari shot by Srikant S as a part of his course project

Beautiful Portrait shot by Abhinandan as a part of his course project

Fashion Portfolio for Shirley Babithra shot by Nivethan as a part of his course project

Model Portfolio shot by Manoj K Srinivasan as a part of his course project

Commercial shoots done by our students

Photoshoot for TEDx Violonist Shravan Sridhar by our alumni Kiranmayi
Actor Shaam shot by our alumni Yogesh K.R. for Zee Tamil

Animals and Humans

Human animal interactions have been a topic of debate for a long time now. Especially with the ongoing worldwide protests against PETA,  in  support of Jallikattu. Humans have managed to domesticate a few animals for many reasons. Though most of the animals used for labor has been replaced by machines their lives that has been entwined with that of their humans continues in a unique way. Here are a few images that shows such instances where humans and animals have managed to co-exist. These images shot by our  full time Advanced Diploma in Photography students, are from different parts of India.

 

Model Portfolios by the Fulltime Diploma students

Samples from Model portfolios shot by the students of Diploma in Photography full-time programme of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy. The project has been  planned and executed  from concept to print independently by each student. Each picture has been planned in detail with a storyboard, photographed in the studio and digitally processed by each student individually.

Students are prepared professionally to shoot People in the studio and outdoor locations for purposes like Portraits, Model Portfolios, and Fashion etc. The students also learn people management, team play, co-ordination etc.

The students of the academy are proficient in handling all photography equipment in the studio which meets and exceeds the current industry standards. They are coached intensively by the founder and director himself. Mr. KL.Raja ensures that every student develops a thorough understanding of various aspects of commercial photography.

Here are a few sample images from various students demonstrating their skills in their first Fashion photography assignment in the Academy.

Energy

Here are some of the interesting pictures from few of the students of the 2013 batch of  Diploma in Photography full-time programme.

Each student has planned and executed their project from concept to print independently.

 

This assignment helps them to display their skills in special effects photography as well as image manipulation. The learners are trained and encouraged to explore various  genres of photography to enable their creative expression. Faculty guidance through repeated feedback and suggestions at various stages of their project planning helps them to understand and execute their ideas effectively.

View Jinkal’s image gallery on the same project

View Esmeralda’s image gallery on the same project