India's Top Photography Institute - FX School

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 DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
  • Exposure
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • Lenses
  • Composition
  • White Balance, Metering Modes and Filters
  • Camera RAW
  • Mirrorless Cameras
  • Light Painting
  • Outdoor Shoots
  • Post Production Workflows and the Editor as a hub
  • Studio lights
    • Single Light
    • Low Key Lighting
    • 3-Light Setup
    • Strobe Lighting with 6 Lights
    • Product Lighting
  • Colour Theory

Module 2: Studio Photography

This aim of this module is to familiarize you with advanced studio photography, lighting and post production techniques and enable you to create high quality portfolios through project shoots built around creative themes.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Panorama
  • Stop Motion
  • High Key Lighting
  • Using Speedlights in the Studio
  • Using Speedlights Outdoors
  • Using a Beauty Dish and Coloured Backgrounds in the Studio
  • Multiple Exposure, Stroboscopic & Double Exposure in the Studio
  • Referencing
  • Fashion Product Shoot
  • Food Photography
  • Still Life Photography
  • Camera Formats and Light Meters
  • Group Shoots and Individual Shoots
  • Retouching in Photoshop

Module 3: Documentary Photography

The documentary photography module focuses on teaching you how to capture spontaneous emotions and events. This module prepares you for going out in the field, connecting with your subjects and being ready for any situation. You will learn to tell stories visually through photo essays.

Course Outline

  • Black and White Photography
  • Portraits
  • Macro Photography
  • Architectural Photography
  • Abstract Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Outdoor Shoots
  • Sports and Action Photography
  • HDR and Hyperlapse
  • Photojournalism
  • Editing in Photoshop

Module 4: 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

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Photoshop Tools (Selection Tools, Brushes, Blending Modes, Gradient Tool Transform Tools etc.)
  • Hair Selection
  • Creating Realistic Shadows
  • Fading Blemishes
  • Frequency Separation
  • Full Body Retouch Using the Liquify Tool
  • Removing Plastic Straps and/or Tattoos, Wrinkles on costumes
  • Creating a Magazine Cover Layout and a Comp Card
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Using Lightroom
  • Conceptual Shoot
  • Food Levitation and Cinegraph Shoot
  • Advanced Colour Correction in Photoshop

Professional Certificate in Fashion Photography

Course Content

Fashion Portfolio Project

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

In Addition to three Studio based concept shoots, students will be required to do one Street Fashion shoot using their own resources and a Fashion Campaign shoot.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Fashion Photography and Genres within the Fashion Industry
  • Studying the Impact of Fashion Campaigns
  • Ideation and Conceptualisation for Project shoots
  • Studio Lighting- Light setups for commercial shoots
  • Beauty Shoot
  • Accessory Shoot
  • Resort Wear and Theme-based Shoot
  • Photoshop Retouch
  • Study of Fashion Campaigns
  • Fashion Campaign Studio Shoot
  • Study of Street Fashion Photography
  • Street Style Fashion Shoot
  • Guest Lecture by an Industry Photographer
  • Portfolio Development

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Faculty

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.

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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