Courses and Workshops 2019

Learn Photography from the best Photography school in Chennai. Join the Professional Photography full-time or weekend courses at Ambitions4 Photography Academy, Chennai an institution that has created several outstanding professional photographers in the past two decades. Experienced faculty, international facilities, an ideal environment to learn the art of Photography and convert it from passion to profession. 
Here is a list of courses and special workshops planned for the next three months. Call us for further details

Contemporary and Candid Wedding Photography weekend course
Registration Open
Time:
15th,16th,22nd & 23rd June 2019
Fees: INR 5,750/-
For Registration:
+91 9444 441190
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Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography
ADMISSIONS OPEN
Course Duration: 1 Year
Call for Appointment
+91 9444 441190
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Advanced Photography Weekend Course
Starts on 6th July 2019
Time: Sat : 10.30am to 1.30pm Sun: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Fees: INR 17,500/-
For Registrations:
+91 9444441190
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Basic Photography Weekend Course
Starts on 6th July 2019
Time: Sat : 2.30pm to 5.30pm Sun: 10am to 1pm
Fees: INR 14,950/-
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Portrait & Advanced Studio Lighting Workshop

Portrait & Advanced Studio Lighting Workshop
Dates: 22nd to 26th July 2019
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Fees: INR 11,800/-
For Registrations:
+91 9444441190
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Lightroom Classic Workshop
Dates: 3rd & 4th August 2019
Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm
Fees: INR 5,000/-
For Registrations:
+91 9444441190
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Album Design Course
Dates: 5th to 11th August 2019
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm
Fees: INR 10,000/ –
For Registrations:
+91 9444441190
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Tips for Better Composition(Part 1) – Webinar by KL Raja Ponsing
Date: 22 June 2019
Time: 7.00pm to 7.45pm
Fees: INR 350/ –
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For Registrations:
+91 9444441190

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5 Reasons to study Photography

Photography is always an aspiring career option for anyone interested in the art of seeing and storytelling. It has become a stable profession now…as the need for a good photographer is in high demand.

There are a lot of photographers earning higher than the standard academic persons doing routine jobs.

Most important quality to pursue and be successful in photography is ‘passion for the art’ A passionate person can dedicate his/her time effectively in learning and become useful.

They must be willing to work 24X7 with a target to achieve

Though photography is a lot of fun, it should be learned and practiced seriously. Persons with an artistic bent of mind and who think out of the box have a better chance to become successful professionals.
In the present scenario, they must be willing to learn throughout their life and update the technology and trend.

There is nothing like ‘self taught’ in photography. We pick up lot of information from other photographers and their photos. Internet, You-tube, books, are other sources photographers learn and update. This helps the self taught photographers to do some trial and error basis learning. But as the need of today, a good photography school can help the students in the following five ways.

  1. The learners are given ample scope to understand all the possible technics and art through the structured curriculum
  2. A formal education gives lot of self confidence and helps to solve the problems thrown at them quickly and efficiently.
  3. A formal education makes learning fast and reduces the possibilities of mistakes that happens otherwise. For example, a phot ographer who has attended a formal course will be able to master the technics, art and business in a couple of years. Whereas, others may take years to achieve the same through a lot of trials and guess work.
  4. Most importantly, a good photography school can give hands-on experience on some of the expensive and rare state of the art equipment, facilities, special skills and real time job experience.
  5. A formal education gives an opportunity to develop contacts and network for business developments in the initial stage of the career.

These opportunities may or may not happen even after a long time for a self-learned photographer.

The pictures featured in the video have been shot by the students of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy and Mr.KL Raja Ponsing.

These opportunities may or may not happen even after a long time for a self-learned photographer.

Arches shot by our student Godwin Paulose

Ornate interiors showcasing exquisite Indian architecture beautifully captured by our Student Godwin Paulose (Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography fulltime course)

Portrait by Sowmiya

Portrait shot by our alumni Sowmiya – Diploma in Photography full-time course

Understand Picture Style / Picture Control

Camera’s processor process the JPEG images based on the settings we choose. Picture control or Picture Style is a pre-set option, used to process the images based on the type of subject. Saturation, Colour tone, Sharpness, Contrast, Clarity etc are the effects applied during the image processing in the camera.

MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS, THOUGH NOT ALL, ARE SELF-TAUGHT

Many photographers, though not all, are self-taught. What role does a school of photography play in guiding photography aspirants?people

In this present scenario of students passing out from their schools are finding it difficult to decide on the courses and career options. Many times, the wishes of the parents become the ‘forced wish’ of the student. Unfortunately, most parents do not bother to identify the special skills of their children but make them study something that is of no interest to them. End of the day, the children do something that they are not interested and they become just mediocre in their chosen field.travel

Particularly when our children are not interested in academics…it is the sign that they have some other special skills (sports, drawing & painting, dance, music, acting, photography, cinema, media, cooking, crafts, designing and lot more) and we need to promptly guide them so that they can excel in their special/personal skill-based profession. Photography is always being an aspiring career option for anyone interested in the art of seeing and storytelling. It has become a stable career now….as the need for good photographers is in high demand. There are a lot of photographers earning higher than the standard academic persons doing routine jobs.location

The most important quality to pursue and be successful in photography is the ‘passion for the great art’. A passionate student can dedicate his/her time effectively in learning and become big and useful. They must be willing to do hard work 24X7 with a target to achieve. Though photography is a lot of fun, it should be learned and practised seriously. Students with an artistic bent of mind and who think little out of the box have a better chance to become successful professionals. In the present scenario, they must be willing to learn throughout their life and update the technology and trend.advertising

Many photographers, though not all, are self-taught. What role does a school of photography play in guiding photography aspirants? This is a question in the minds of many of us trying out photography and want to become a professional photographer.wildlife

There is nothing like ‘self-taught in photography’. We pick up a lot of information from other photographers and their photos. Internet and books are yet another source photographers lean and update. This helps the ‘self-taught photographers’ to do some trial and error basis learning. But as the need of today, a good photography school can help the students in the following ways.

  1. Formal education from a school of photography leaves no stone unturned.
  2. The learners are given ample scope to understand all the possible technics and art through the structured curriculum.
  3. A formal education gives a lot of self-confidence and helps them solve the problems thrown at them quickly and efficiently once they start their professional photography career.
  4. Joining a reputed school of photography makes learning fast and reduces the possible mistakes that happen otherwise. For example, a photographer who has attended a formal course will be able to master the techniques, art and business in a couple of years. Whereas, others may take years to achieve the same through a lot of trials and guesswork.
  5. Most importantly a good photography school can give hands-on experience on some of the expensive and rare state of the art equipment, facilities, special skills and real-time job experience.

These opportunities may or may not happen even after a long time for a ‘self-taught photographer’.

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“Do the job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”, goes a saying. When you do what you like, then your job is not a burden but pleasure!  Let our children enjoy their passion as a profession.

click here to know what one of our 1-year Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography learner Kiranmayi feels about the course in Ambitions 4 Photography Academy

Nikita Rao our 6 months Diploma in Photography Course learner – Batch 2016 shares her views about the course

Tips to shoot Panning

We always have been surprised at photos with panning effect. The panning technique gives the viewer the feel of movement of the subject which is sharp and the background is blurred to give the feel of speed or motion.

Panning is just following a moving subject with the camera either horizontally or vertically or in any direction to get the moving subject sharp and blurring effect in the background. This is one of the ways you can establish the effect of motion in a still picture. You can try this in wildlife, wedding, sports, children and industrial photography.

1. Shoot in shutter priority or manual exposure mode. Slow shutter speeds could give great panning effect – choose shutter speeds like 1/30, 1/45, 1/60 increase the shutter speed if the subject moves really fast. – set camera

2. Use AF – Servo or AF-C autofocusing mode – set camera

3. Use continuous shooting/drive mode – set camera

4. Follow the subjects that move relatively slow – slow moving vehicles or people or anything can give an easy panning effect.

5. Follow the subject as it approaches the camera, but shoot when it is just parallel to the camera.

6. Choose to shoot subjects moving fairly closer the camera – maybe 15 to 20 feet distance would be fine

7. Try getting the full subject without cropping for an interesting composition

8. Keep your legs little apart and hold the camera steady. Move only the upper part of your body (above the waist) to follow the moving subject.

9. Choose a background with some patterns – trees, buildings, a large group of people etc. Avoid plain and flat backgrounds.
Check the exposure for the subject and the background by shooting few test shot. Use exposure compensation if needed.