Top Photography Institutes in Tamil Nadu

Is photography your passion? Do you want to start your career in photography? Are you searching for the best photography institutes in Tamil Nadu? Have a look into this article and get the list of photography institutes in Tamil Nadu and the courses offered.

Photography is a passion for many people in India. To create media professionals, many photography academies and film institutes of India offer various diploma courses and short term certification courses in the field of films, media and photography. People working in software field and other professions also have a passion in photography, journalism and media. To fulfill the media thirst of such professionals, some institutes also conducts weekend classes and part-time classes regularly.

Listed below are the top photography colleges in Tamil Nadu and the photography courses offered in the photography institutes.

1. Light and Life Academy

Light and Life Academy is India's first professional photography institutes which were established in the year 2001 by Iqbal Mohamed, a professional photographer. It is one of prestigious photography institutes located at the mountaintop in Ooty. The entire campus is designed by Mr. Jaisim, the most celebrated architect in India who has received NDTV award for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture. Light and Life Academy has a world-class infrastructure and well-structured curriculum. The institute conducts both theoretical and practical classes in photography.

Courses offered

  1. PG Diploma in Professional Photography ( duration: 1 year)

  2. Professional Photojournalism (duration: 6 months)

  3. Photography workshop ( short duration)

Contact details

Address: Light and Life Academy, Lovedale, Ooty-643003, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91 7598287370;

2. K's Academy of Photographic Arts (KAPA)

K's Academy of Photographic Arts (KAPA) is founded by Karthik Srinivasan, one of the famous advertising, fashion and celebrity photographers in India. He is also a brand ambassador for Sony Alpha series cameras and the founder of Moonstruck Wedding Creative Imaging Enterprise. KAPA offers quality photography education to the aspirants. The institute provides hands-on training and an opportunity to showcase the final portfolio at an exhibition. The photography classes at KAPA are conducted by experienced and professional photographers. The academy has good infrastructure and facilities. The curriculum offered at KAPA meets the standard requirements of the industry.

Courses offered

  1. PG Diploma in Advertising and Commercial Photography (duration: 1 year)

  2. Diploma in Commercial Photography (duration: 1 year)

  3. Diploma in Professional Photography (duration: 6 months)

  4. Diploma in Advertising Photography (duration: 6 months)

  5. Week end classes on Basic Photography and Advanced Photography

  6. Basic Photography Workshop

Contact details

Address: K's Academy of Photographic Arts (KAPA), 27, Krishnaswamy Avenue,
Mylapore, Chennai-600 004.(Opp. to YGP Calibre School) Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91-96001 57723

3. Ambitions 4 Photography Academy

Ambitions 4 Photography Academy is a photography training institute which offers fulltime diploma and part time certification courses in photography. It is an official training institute of Canon. The institute is founded by KL.Raja Ponsing, one of the successful commercial photographers in India. Ambitions 4 Photography Academy has well-established infrastructure and facilities to learn photography. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified institution which is accredited by Edexcel, UK. The academy offers internationally acclaimed BTEC Levels 4 & 5 Higher National Diplomas. The classes are conducted by senior and experienced professionals. The curriculum is designed in such a way to transform a passionate person into a professional.

Courses offered

  1. Diploma in Professional Photography ( duration: 6 months (from Tuesday to Friday))

  2. Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography (duration: 12 months(from Tuesday to Friday))

  3. Specialist Diploma in Professional photography (duration: 15 months(from Tuesday to Friday))

  4. Basic DSLR photography ( duration: Weekend course-20 classes)

  5. Advanced DSLR Photography (duration: Weekend course-16 classes)

  6. Image Post Processing Techniques( duration: Weekend course-12 classes)

  7. Photography workshops and seminars

Contact details

Address: Ambitions 4 photography Academy,2/1079,Bhavani Street, Kakhithapuram, S.Kolathur, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600 117
Phone: +91 9444441190; 044 22628791

4. Srini Institute of Photography

Srini Institute of Photography was founded by Srinivasan Durai, a professional photographer. The institute is located at Coimbatore and it offers quality education in Photography. The classes are conducted by award-winning senior professionals and experienced faculty members. The institute offers regular and weekend courses which covers various aspects of photography. It also provides opportunities for the students to participate in live projects. Both theoretical and practical classes will be conducted. The curriculum gives a wide exposure and knowledge to the students on various fields of photography.

Courses offered

  1. Diploma in Professional Photography (duration: 1 year)

  2. Fashion Photography(duration: 3 months)

  3. Wildlife Photography (duration: 3 months)

  4. Photojournalism (duration: 3 months)

  5. Basic DSLR Photography (duration: 9 weekends)

  6. Advanced DSLR Photography ( duration:12 Saturdays)

Contact details

Address: Srini Institute of Photography, 54, Uppilipalayam P.O, Perks School Campus, Coimbatore-641015, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: +91 9894200340

5. Visualite Academy

Visualite Academy is a media school which assists the people who has a strong passion to work in media. It is founded by C. Muthukannan, professor of photography. The institute is operating at Chennai in 3 main locations- Anna Nagar, Mylapore and Adyar. Visualite academy provides opportunities to explore the hidden creativity and strives hard to create media professionals. Other than photography, the academy offers courses in Digital Film Making, Videography, Audiography, FCP Editing and Diploma courses in Visual Communication, Photojournalism, Television production, Advertising and PR. The photography courses offered at Visualite Academy is mentioned below

Courses offered

  1. Diploma in Photojournalism (duration: 3 months (only in weekends))

  2. Basic Photography(duration: weekday- 1 month; weekend-2 months)

  3. Advanced Photography(duration: weekday- 1 month; weekend-2 months)

  4. Professional Photography(duration: weekday- 1 month; weekend-2 months)

Visualite academy conducts week day classes and weekend classes separately. Interested candidates can join any one batch as per their convenience (either weekdays or weekend). The weekday classes will be conducted for 1 month and the weekend classes will be conducted for 2 months. Advanced and Professional photography courses offered at Visualite Academy help the students to study various kinds of photography such as

  • Fashion Photography

  • Interior Photography

  • Product Photography

  • Portrait Photography

  • Wedding Photography

  • Wildlife Photography

Contact details

Address: Visualite Academy, No.16/106, A I Block, 4th Street, Opp. Anna Adarsh College for Women, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600 040

Mylapore Branch: 18, Balaiah Avenue,Near Luz Corner, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004

Adyar Branch: 5th Street, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600 020

Phone: 044 – 26261256; +91 9790836256

6. Mirage Film Institute

Mirage Film Institute was established in the year 2010 by Sam Kumar. It is a training institute which offers professional courses in the field of Media, Film and Photography. The institute conducts part time and weekend classes regularly. Other than photography courses, Mirage Film Institute also offers film courses and media courses in Film making, Editing, Direction, Cinematography, Digital film making, Documentary film making, Script writing, Acting, Dubbing, VJ, RJ and News reading. The photography courses offered in the institute are mentioned below

Courses offered

  1. Professional Photography-Weekdays (duration: 3 months)

  2. Professional Photography-Weekend (duration: 4 months, Sundays only)

  3. DSLR Photography-Weekend (duration: 4 months, Sundays only)

  4. DSLR Photography course- Online (duration: 4 Sundays)

Contact details

Address: 14/65 Thirumalai Pillai Road, Dharmapuram, T.Nagar, Chennai-600017
Phone: +919952099040; (044) 42122002

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