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Does anyone know of an advanced photography course in India?
Posted February 17th, 2013 - 12:28 pm by from Brisbane, Australia (Permalink)
Hello fellow couchsurfers!!
I am a photographer from Brazil looking to study for a couple of months in India. I came across some really great schools but people kept telling me how incredibly dangerous it is to live in India being a girl all by myself.
So I am posting this in the hopes of having 3 very important questions answered:
1) Do you know any advanced photography course in India? Preferably in photojournalism or wedding photography and that would last more then a month and less then 3 months.
2) Are you or do you know a professional photographer in India? I will be willing to work as an assistant in exchage for some work experince.
3) Is India really as dangerous as they say? I am from Brazil and I lived in Bolivia and in South Africa. I always thought India would be as hard to live as those countries and I did fine...

Thank you all so much and I really do hope there is somebody out there who could help me out!

Kind regards and happy travels!!

Carolina

Posted February 17th, 2013 - 4:43 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
hey carolina,

1. check this link www.llacademy.org and check if they have short term courses and advanced courses. . its started by a photographer i worked with in the past

2. i do know some photographers but do you have a work permit?

3. if you have survived bolivia and lived in brazil . . don't think india would be a problem
any specific info then buzz again

cheers!
aRUN

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 2:31 pm by from Brisbane, Australia (Permalink)
Thank you so much Arun I will def check it out :)

Posted February 21st, 2013 - 8:51 am by from Ahmedabad, India (Permalink)
Check out this link, I did my photography from here. Also there are few foreigners studying photography here :

http://www.cept.ac.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=208&Itemid=374

:-}

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 5:49 am from New Delhi, India
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Posted February 18th, 2013 - 9:17 am by from Hubli-Dharwad, India (Permalink)
hey carolina,

Please send me your email id i will connect with a famous photographer in Belgaum in Karnataka....!! And Karnataka is pretty safe place too....

you shoot me a email on : krsnangel@gmail.com

Regards
Sunil

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 1:07 pm by from Bangalore, India (Permalink)
Hey Carolina !

India sounds like a very interesting choice for learning photography to me..
Being in a similar field, events , I do happen to know a lot of top professional photographers. And although there are some really nice photography institutes in India, I wonder if they would offer a 3 month course for photojournalism or wedding photography. They definitely do have advanced photography short term courses !

However I am just intrigued by the fact you want to practise wedding photography in India... Indian weddings are significantly different from your part of the world. And although the camera angles & the basics would remain the same, still the content would differ even for candid photography..

Wont have a problem connecting you to a wedding photographer for assistance , if you are looking for one.

India definitely isnt so bad as it is portrayed. You just might go back with an experience you wouldnt have expected.

Cheers
Amit

Posted February 22nd, 2013 - 11:38 am by from Malappuram, India (Permalink)
In kozhikkode,cochin and thiruvanathapuram cities of Kerala of Soth India the most safer state in India,have some institutions offerhing the course,pls do a quirry at google photography institute in kerala .
I have freinds who works as marrige functin photographers and awild life photographer also.every time v do trip to catch wild life phots on a jeep.If u need experience u can mail me (ubaidpv@gmail.com)after finishing ur course.
Regards.

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Posted February 23rd, 2013 - 5:36 pm from Hyderabad, India
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Posted February 24th, 2013 - 11:21 pm by from Bangalore, India (Permalink)
Carolina,
1. May be you can do some workshops. But usually they are for short durations.
2. You will be able to find some for sure. There are many in facebook. But first you gonna have to pick a city.
3. No its not dangerous, as long as you keep your senses open. I would say choose the city carefully.

Your choices are,
A. Bangalore (software hub or pub city. well mix of people from all over the country, overall more intellectual & cool crowd, best weather in a city in the country, loads of cute coffee shops everywhere, safest city, u will find loads of photographers here).
B. kolkata ( good place for all kinda arts and photography, no shortage of intellectual people, laziest and cheapest city, humid weather, not so fun city)
C. Mumbai ( also good for arts and photography, but mainly bcoz of film industry, busiest and costliest city, hot weather)
D. Delhi (not safe for girls at all, specially who stays alone, hot weather)
E. pune (considered as a educational hub, I dont have good or bad things to say about pune)
F. Hyderabad (bad weather)
G. Chennai (hot humid weather, nothing interesting here for me)

Other than top 3, you should not consider any thing else.

Cheers

Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 2:53 pm by from Hyderabad, India (Permalink)
Hey Carolina,

Check the below link, this is a Film School in Hyderabad,India owned by Super Celebrity and operated from a Film Studio. The school has various courses and is one of the best one in India.

http://www.isfm.edu.in/

Regarding surviving in India, all the answers are in above posts.

Cheers!
Ricky