Curated For You: The Five Best Institutes to Learn Photography in Delhi

By Abhishek Singh Rathore

Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically with the help of light sensitivity

Photography is not just a hobby. Now-a-days it is used in many fields such as business, arts and films direction. People are moving towards making photography their passion and source of income, instead of pursuing it just as a past-time. In fact, an increasing number of people are opting for professional photography as a career choice because it empowers them to make a good living while doing something that provides them with creative fulfillment.

 

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People are moving towards making photography their passion and source of income, instead of pursuing it just as a past time. (Image Source: Udemy)

 

So, we are here to provide you information about the 5 best photography institutes in Delhi.

1. Institute of Photography (Delhi)

One of the best and oldest institutes, the Institute of Photography  (Delhi) was started by leading professional photographers who have more than a decade’s experience. Their very first objective of setting up this institute was to provide a world class learning rostrum for students who want to do well as professional photographers. The institute  offers a wide range of hobby and professional photography courses. After completing their courses, you will be able to utilize your skills and knowledge in various industries including Fashion, Portfolio, Product, and Advertising & even Wildlife photography.

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After completing their courses, you will be able to utilize your skills and knowledge in various industries including Fashion, Portfolio, Product, and Advertising & even Wildlife photography. (Image Source: India Education)

Admission process for the Institute of Photography (Delhi)

The admission process for the professional photography courses is extremely simple and admissions are offered to prospective students on a first-come first-serve basis. The candidates are required to pay a registration fee of Rs. 700 and fill and submit the admission form with the requisite documents. The institute even provides cameras to students for practicing photography while training, in case they cannot afford to buy their own.

Types of Courses (With Fee and Duration Details)

  • 3 Months Basic Photography Course: In this course, the instructors share with you the important details about the world of photography and help you in the development of the skills required in this art form.

Duration -3 Months (Monday to Thursday)

Fee – Rs. 35,000/-

Batch Size – 10 students

  • 6 Months Advanced Photography Diploma

The course is designed to offer a perfect balance between practical learning and theoretical concepts taught in the classroom.

Duration – 6 Months (Monday to Thursday)

Fee –  Rs. 50,000/-

Batch Size – 20

  • 1 Year Professional Photography Diploma ( Still )

This course is specially designed for students & has a significant focus on approaching practical knowledge. The course does give a brief about the history and theoretical knowledge of photography.

Duration – 1 Year (Monday to Thursday)

Fee – Rs. 75,000/-

Batch Size – 20

  • 1 Year Professional Photography Diploma (Still and Video)

The course expands on the one-year professional photography diploma course, including instruction on video photography as well.

Duration – 1 Year (Monday to Friday)

Fee – Rs. 95,000/-

Batch Size – 20

2. Delhi College of Photography

Over the past few years, the Delhi College of Photography has built a reputation as one of the premier photography schools in India. Its alumni include some of the most famous photographers across India. Here’s how you can join their alumni list!

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Over the past few years, the Delhi College of Photography has built a reputation as one of the premier photography schools in India. (Image Source: ISO 500 PX)

Type of Courses (With Fee & Duration Details)

  • Summer School

Duration: 2 weeks of any month in summers only | Age limit: None | Fee: Rs. 12,000

  • Basic Photography Course

This course will teach you the basic fundamentals, principles and theory of photography.

Duration: 3 months | Fee: Rs. 25,000

  • 1 Year Professional Photography Course

This course is practical oriented. It will provide you with full information on how to use a DSLR & there will be plenty of opportunities to have hands-on practice through outdoor workshops.

Duration: 1 year |  Fee:  Rs. 56,000  in 2 installments

3. Indian School of Photography

The Indian School of Photography is run by some of the most experienced and best photographers in the country. The institute is known for making photography easy to learn and helping the students transition from the classroom to the professional arena.

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The institute is known for making photography easy to learn and helping the students transition from the classroom to the professional arena.  (Image Source: )

Type of Courses ( With Fee & Duration Details) 

  • Foundation

This course provides a basic introduction to and knowledge of photography and its aspects. It imparts a basic understanding of street photography. At the end of the course , a group discussion and analysis is conducted for better professional development.

Duration: 13th Dec to 28th Dec

Timings: 11am to 1:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays

Fees: Rs. 5,000

  • Foundation Intensive

This course is especially designed for those folks who are serious about photography and want to take their skills to the next level. This course will help them along their journey of becoming a professional photographer.

Duration: 13th Dec to 18th Jan

Timings: 11 AM to 1.30 PM

Fees:  Rs.12,000

  • 1 Year Diploma

With the help of this one year diploma course in creative photography,  you can prepare well to launch yourself as a professional photographer. This course will help to really accelerate your personal and professional growth.

Duration: The course begins from September 1st,  every year

Timings: 11 AM to 1.30 PM

Fee: Rs. 45,000 in three installments

4. Raghu Rai Center for Photography

This is a unique center for photography, under the brand-name of the world famous photographer, Raghu Rai. This institute places growth in the fields of creativity and photography at the heart of its philosophy.

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This institute places growth in the fields of creativity and photography at the heart of its philosophy.  (Image Source: Raghu Rai’s Portraits, Raghu Rai Center of Photography)

Type of Courses (With Fee & Duration Details)

  • Basic Beginner Photography Courses

The beginner course will equip you with the basics of how to use a digital camera.

Duration: 3 Months

Timings: Sat: 2PM – 5PM, Sun: 10:30AM-1:30PM

Course Fee – Rs. 25,000

  • 1 year Diploma in Creative Photography

You will get to know about the history of photography in great detail. You will also get to know about the usage of aperture, shutter speed and depth of field.  This course will help you develop the ability to select your best images from a shoot.

Course Duration: One Year.

Timings: Monday to Friday, 2 pm to 5 pm

Course Fee – Rs. 2,00,000

5. Indian Institute of Photography

The Indian Institute of Photography has been one of the most reputed centres of learning in Delhi since 2010.

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The Indian Institute of Photography has been one of the most reputed centres of learning in Delhi since 2010.  (Image Source: Istore)

Type of Courses ( Fee & Duration Details) 

  • Diploma in Fashion Photography

This course has modules that are specifically related to fashion and the trends in fashion photography.

Course Duration: 6 months

Timings: Sat and Sun 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Course Fee: Rs. 2,75,000

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography

The program facilitates learning in purpose-designed studios using the latest technology and digital photographic equipment.

Course Duration: 3 years

Timings: Monday to Friday 10:00 AM-  2:00 PM

Course fee: Rs.  6,55,000 for

Semester: 1, 3 and 5 –  Rs.1,20,000  each

Semester: 2, 4 and 6 – Rs. 85,000 each

  • Full time Dual Diploma in Photography

Under this program, a student pays for only one program but receives the advantages of both fashion and fine arts photography.

Course Duration: 1 year

Timings: Monday to Friday 10:00AM-2:00PM

Course fee: Rs. 2,20,000

Semester-1: Rs. 1,15,000

Semester-2:  Rs. 75,000

We hope you find the information given in the article useful. Share the article with your budding photographer friends & earn brownie points with them!


About the Author

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Abhishek Singh Rathore is a student whose interests lie in photography,  music and travelling. He is a fitness enthusiast. He has a 10 year old dog named Casper.

 

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