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FX School's courses in Photography help you acquire the practical skills necessary to become a professional photographer. With these courses, you gain in-depth knowledge of the working of the latest Mirrorless Cameras and DSLRs, studio lighting, outdoor photography, and image editing techniques. A hands-on, project-oriented approach helps you build a substantial portfolio that will showcase your photography skills.

FX School offers an 11-month Advanced Certificate course comprising four modules and a Professional Certificate course comprising a 3-month Fashion Portfolio Project module that enables you to take your fashion photography skills to the next level and make a world-class portfolio.Click here for More Course Info

Advanced Certificate in Photography

Course Content

Module 1: Basic Photography

The Basic Photography Course provides an understanding of the visual and technical skills necessary to pursue and appreciate digital photography. It is ideal for beginners who want to learn photography fundamentals such as controlling exposure, composition, depth of field, use of lenses and the basics of studio lighting.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Working with DSLR and mirrorles Cameras
  • Types of Lenses
  • Composition
  • Photoshop: Processing Jpeg and Camera RAW
  • Light Painting
  • Historical review of cameras and filters used over the years
  • Outdoor Shoots
  • Studio lights and Lighting Accessories

Module 2: Advanced Documentary Photography

In the documentary photography module you will learn how to capture spontaneous emotions and events and to have a photojournalistic approach towards your subjects. This module prepares you for going out in the field, connecting with subjects and being ready for any situation. You will learn to tell stories visually through photo-essays.

Course Outline

  • The concept of Documentary Photography
  • Different types of documentary photography i.e. Architectural, Event, Abstract, Street, Landscape and Industrial photography
  • Still Life
  • Using Speedlights
  • Stop Motion
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Case studies of renowned documentary photographers
  • Using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for enhancing your images
  • Developing a Portfolio

Module 3: Advanced Studio Photography

This module is equips you with advanced studio photography, lighting and post production techniques and enables you to create high quality portfolios through project shoots built around creative themes.

Course Outline

  • Panorama
  • Timelapse
  • High Key
  • History of Fashion Photography
  • Flash Photography (Speedlights)
  • Lighting setups
  • Camera Formats & Light Meter
  • Retouching Images with Photoshop
  • Lightroom Workflow
  • Studio Projects

Module 4: Advanced Image Manipulation

This course brings the student up to date with the latest practices in the world of commercial photography and conceptual photo art, using all the tools and techniques available in Photoshop.

Course Outline

  • Advanced Photoshop Tools and Techniques
  • Advanced Photo Retouching
  • Complex Background Replacement
  • Poster/Magazine Cover Design
  • Conceptual Photo Art

Professional Certificate in Fashion Photography

Course Content

Fashion Portfolio Project

This course provides students with a platform to create high fashion photography portfolios with a professional team of a Stylist, Hair & Makeup Artists and Models. This will also give them exposure to the production workflow of the fashion photography industry.

Students who have successfully completed the Basic and Advanced Studio modules are eligible for this module.

Course Outline

  • Concepts for Portfolio Development
  • Mood-boards for shoots
  • Pre-production session for the shoots with Stylist and Makeup & Hair Artist
  • Lighting Mood-board
  • 3 Studio Shoots with professional models
  • Beauty Portraits
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Bikini & Theme Shoot
  • Street Fashion Shoot
  • Advertorial (Personal Project)
  • Adobe Editing

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Student Work / Showreel / About Course


C B Arun Kumar

C B Arun KumarAcademic Director

C B Arun Kumar has worked in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985. He did his Masters from MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia in 1989.

He has worked with TV18, Business India TV (TVI), Aaj Tak, Doordarshan, Vijay TV, Maya Entertainment and Pixion.

He worked on the first Indian 3D animation series, Jungle Tales (for Cartoon Network) with Moving Picture Company.

He was awarded the National Award for Best Director of an Animation Film (2005) for Kachua aur Khargosh.

Bhavpreet Ghai Talwalkar

Bhavpreet Ghai Talwalkar HOD

Having worked in the Graphics and Photography industry in Delhi for 3 years, Bhavpreet moved to Mumbai in 2003 to join the 3D Animation Film industry.

Over the duration of four years, Bhavpreet was involved in various international projects as lighting artist until 2007, when a Master in Creative Media studies, from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT), took her across the globe to Australia.

While living in Melbourne, Bhavpreet organically nurtured her insatiable desire to take more photographs, resulting in a career as a fulltime photographer.

Her work has been exhibited in various galleries across India and Australia. Moreover, her first experimental short film Awaken was shown at various film festivals around Australia.

Aparna Patade

Aparna Patade Faculty

I have always excelled in the arts. Painting and dance are my first loves but my fascination with beautiful images led to my interest in Photography.

I would study great photographs for hours on end observing light, color and composition and then finally I started clicking pictures myself. My professional training and experience with the subject of CG Lighting has given me a fresh perspective and a unique strength in understanding and using light to enhance my ability to capture images.

Now that I am getting a lot of appreciation for my work, I feel confident enough to call myself a Photographer!

Why FX School

  • Fully equipped professional-grade Chroma studio
  • 100% Apple Mac Environment in all digital labs
  • Internationally trained faculty
  • Project oriented curriculum that ensures that you have a high-quality portfolio at the end of the course

Student Testimonials

Mitali Vyas

Mitali VyasSpecialisation in Advanced Studio Photography, 2015

I have been a food photographer for quite sometime but I wanted to explore Fashion Photography.

I came across a lot of schools but what set FX School apart from the rest was how well the institute has been carved for artists. I was looking out for an intensive study on lighting and I was quite impressed by the way the curriculum had been structured for us. The provision of an excellent faculty, first hand practical experience and state-of-the art facilities gave me the perfect environment to learn and grow. I am well pleased with the experience and knowledge that was imparted through FX School. It is truly not just an institute but a school.

Avi Paliwal

Avi Paliwal Student, Diploma Course in Photography

FX School is an important part of my life. It taught me where to look, what to see, when to click and how to click it. The faculty are like family. They had a solution to every one of my problems and you'd be amazed at how even if you were asking them the very same question for the hundredth time they would break it down for you in the most simple words. They not only make you industry-ready but also keep you informed about the job openings in the field, and are always excited to hear about your new projects.

The labs and the studio possess every possible equipment that anyone can ever wish to learn about, from long lost cameras and lenses to the latest tech in the field, you name it they have it.

FX School has an ambiance that gets you awestruck as soon as you enter it, and over the period of one whole year it still makes me as excited and as fascinated about photography as I was on day one.

Ridhiin Pancchmatia

Ridhiin Pancchmatia Basic Photography 2012

It was fun learning Photography at FX School, and being surrounded by creative people and doing studio and outdoor shoots. What I liked most was that the course is designed to take out the creative side of you rather than only teaching the functions of a DSLR. We were constantly encouraged to explore with composition, colors & lighting. I’m really glad to have had the experience of being at FX School.

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