Our family just got BIGGER

The orientation program for the newly admitted Learners of diploma in photography course was organised on 22nd Jan 2020. The Students were greeted by the seniors and the staffs of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy and introduced to the campus, facilities, culture and history of the place.

The orientation was held at our Pallikaranai Campus. The dignitaries present on the occasion were KL Raja Ponsing, Founder Director, Preethaa Priyadarshini, Senior Faculty – Visual Communication and Design, Siddharth K, Faculty. The session started with introduction to Ambitions4 Photography Academy journey by Siddharth K followed by introduction of KL Raja Ponsing.

KL Raja Ponsing then addressed the new learners and had an interactive session on “How to be a Successful photographer?”. They were informed of the necessary steps they had to take to become successful in their career through a disciplined learning process. There was a detailed discussion about the courses, the commitment and requirements from the learner’s side for the successful completion of the course. The students were also briefed on the do’s and dont’s inside the academy premises.

Following that, the freshers introduced themselves to the faculty and senior learners. An icebreaking session with their seniors was organised, who came up to the stage to talk about their experiences at the academy and offered to help the freshers getting inducted into the academy procedures, photography assignments, photo-walks, accommodation and even good eat outs nearby.

The freshers were then handed over a signed copy of the book “Starting with your DSLR Camera” written and published by KL Raja Ponsing and then taken around the campus to familiarise the facilities available.

The session ended with a Group Photo of the faculty and students and a note of thanks from KL Raja Ponsing.

Become the next level photographer?

Explore the opportunities in photography by joining our full time diploma courses starting on 22nd January 2020.

What is the content of the courses?

Learn the basics like art of seeing, making a photo, understanding the light, picture composition, telling stories through photos.

Exploring the artificial lights and studio flashes, shooting all kinds of portrait photography, fashion photography, editorial photography. Learn professional lighting styles, correction techniques, communication skills and team work.

How to shoot thematic wedding photography in a candid way…post and pre-wedding techniques, speedlight controls, HSS, advanced image editing techniques and photo book designs.

Photojournalism, location photography, HDRs, panorama, product photography and advertising photography, food photography, macro-photography and special effects

Portfolio management, social media marketing, client- relations, business principles and profit making in photography business.

How will I learn all these?

Class room sessions, demos, practical, studio practice, location shoot, field trips, projects, reviews and one to one interactions. You will learn all these under my personal guidance along with a team of experienced practicing photographer faculty.

Who can join these courses?
Any one interested in photography, particularly students, others who want to take up photography as a career.

Remember, we have produced not less than 300 professional photographers and changed the way they see things and their lifestyle.

For more details on this, please call 9444441190 immediately.. There are only few seats left for the January 2020 batch. I will see you soon in person…! Enjoy photography..!


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.

Introduction to Photography – Fun With Your Camera…!!!

A Two day course, specially designed for beginners, helps you understand your camera and take wonderful images with it.

The Course is set to lay a strong base in Digital Photography. Starting with how a Digital Camera works, this course guides the learners in understanding the parameters that add to the quality of their images.

Learning about Composition, Adjusting Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO to achieve the desired Exposure and Depth of Field, Using appropriate drive modes to keep your subject in focus, getting creative with blurring and freezing techniques are key aspects of this course.

Course Schedule:

Day 1 – Session 1 (10.00am to 1.00pm) Demos and Hands on:
Get More Out of your Digital Camera.

  • .Know important controls of the camera – AF points – picture style – drive modes – white balance – live modes
  • Importance of ISO – aperture – shutter speed – understand interlinks between them to achieve proper exposure.
  • Understand Depth of field – Get Creative with Motion blur and Action Freeze.
  • Know Basics of Exposure – Auto and manual exposure – Understand why an image is dark or bright and ways to correct it. Understand Exposure Compensation.

Day 1 – Session 2 – (2.00pm to 5.00pm) Demos and Hands on
Learn to see the surroundings – Effective Story Telling with your Camera.

  • Learn the Art in Photography.
  • Learn Basics of good Composition – Understand basic composition rules.
  • Learn how to study ambient light – Understand the charestrictics of available light and learn to use them to your advantage.

Day 2 – Session 1 – (6.15am to 9.00am)
Photo walk with the mentor

  • Learning on the field – Walking around an iconic place in Chennai, learn the nuances of street photography.
  • Apply what was taught on day 1 – Click some stunning story telling images.

Day 2 Session 2 – (1.30pm to 5.00pm)
Review and Light Room.

  • Review of photo-walk images – scopes to make them better.
  • Editing in Lightroom. – Understanding the images and applying basic corrections to them to make them pop using Lightroom software.
  • Question and Answers.

Course Information

Date: 2nd and 3rd November 2019.
Day 1: 10am. to 5pm.
Day 2: 6am. to 9am. and 1:30pm. to 5pm.
Course Fee: INR 2950/-

For Enrollment Call:
+91 944 4441190

Venue: Ambitions4 Photography Academy



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Product Photography Course

Product and Tabletop photography is an essential skill for any professional photographer to have in these times of e-commerce, which is rapidly becoming the backbone of retail and sales.

Understanding product photography and customizing it for a variety of clients will make you a successful photographer in the area.

Ambitions 4 Photography Academy is organizing a four days intensive workshop to teach you the skills which are essential for any professional product and tabletop photographer.

The workshop will be held by Mr.KL Raja Ponsing, who is a pioneer in this industry with a ton of experience working for a variety of clients from India and abroad. He has worked for market leaders in manufacturing, jewelry, food and component makers to name a few. Learn from his unique style and practical and efficient approach to simplifying the task of achieving the right results in limited time. 

Learning Outcome:
Tabletop/ Product Photography

  • A detailed study of Artistic lighting for still life and product photography.
  • Shoot a variety of challenging products for promotional and advertising purposes.
  • Learn about shooting jewelry, garments, glass.
  • Shooting products for e-commerce portals.
  • Learn to do the post-processing for products.

Dates : Oct 15th to Oct 18th
Time : 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees : 12500 + 18% GST = Rs. 14,750

For Details Call: +91 944 4441190