Welcome to Basics to Advanced Photography Certificate Course in Hyderabad.

If you are in Hyderabad and around, and want to learn photography, you can get started with our free online courses.

Are you one of these?

  • You love shooting with your phone but are disappointed with the pictures you take.
  • You got a new DSLR and don't know how to get started
  • You own a DSLR, know the ‘BASICS’, but still can’t take awesome pictures.
  • You learned from Youtube or from a friend and realize something is missing.
  • You want to explore Photography as a hobby or as a source of income, don’t have a camera, and don’t know where to start.
  • You want to learn to edit but don't want to spend too much time on it.

Our legendary course completed by more than 5000 people since 2011 has created many successful Photographers. This course covers all the aspects that is required to take a great picture - Composition, Lighting, Technical Details - Shutter, Aperture, ISO, Focusing, etc.


How it Works?

Step 1: Basics to Advanced Photography Workshop

Join our Basics to Advanced Photography Workshop (1 day / 7 hours). This will give you a great understanding on the camera and what makes a great picture. Topics are listed later in this page.

Fees: Rs.5000/- for the Basics of Photography and Advanced Photography session and access to our WhatsApp group.

DISCOUNT: Fee for TWO: Rs.8000/- if paid as one transaction. No further discounts please.

Click below to send a Whastsapp message and the dates will be sent to you.

If you don't have time for the group session, you can join for a personal session (Rs.2250/- per hour for a minimum of 4 hours). This is the quickest way to learn and the contents will be tailormade based on your specific requirements. Click below to schedule one.

Step 2: WhatsApp Group

Join the Whatsapp group for Students only after completing the classroom session.

Step 3: Photo Walks in Hyderabad

Join for Photowalks (some free, some are paid). Meet other photographers and shoot together. Learn on the field in places like Charminar, Golkonda, the markets, etc

Step 4: Join our Photography Tours

If you really want to take great pictures in less time, Ssaurabh will take you to some great locations and will guarantee some pictures that you can be proud of. You can directly join for a Photography Tour also, but attending the physical session will be very helpful.

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Why should you join SIA Photography?

SIA Photography is the only workshop that does not have an end time. We are always there to answer your questions, guide you, and support you.

1. Photo-walks / Field trips – Meet passionate photogs, take pictures together and make friends.
2. Whatsapp group – share your pictures and get feedback – the learning never stops!
3. Get opportunity to participate in events as photographers
4. Group Size – 10 max – everyone gets good attention.
5. No prior experience with the camera is required.
6. Age Limit - 14 years and above

5000 Successful Participants since 2011
More than 5000 students have done these courses and are successful photographers.

Lifetime support through email, fb and WhatsApp groups.

Key Takeaways

– An in-depth understanding of the features of your camera and using it in the best possible way.
– Workshop Notes
– Participation Certificate
– A support for a lifetime through the Facebook group

Topics Covered

In short – everything that you need to know to take a great picture.

Topics for Basics to Advanced Photography Course

The Basics of Photography

00 What is Photography
02 Purpose of Photography
03 Which Cameras to Buy
04 How to Hold the Camera
05 Memory Cards
06 Light
06a LightExercise
07 DSLRs vs Mirrorless Cameras
08 Parts of a Camera
09 Megapixel
10 Sensor and Crop Factor
10a Take Care of Camera in Rains
11 Accessories
11 Taking Care of Your Camera
12 Career in Photography
13 How to Focus


About the Camera (Advanced Topics)

01 Focus-Two Steps
02 Focal Plane
02 LensMinimumFocusingDistance
02a Focal Plane
03 Focus - Locking and Recomposing
03 Focus Area Modes
04 Focus - AF Modes
04 Focus - Locking and Recomposing Exercise
04 Focus - Minimum Focusing Distance
04 Focus Factors
04 Focus ManualFocus
04 Focus Mirrorless vs DSLR
05 DepthOfField MindMap
05 DepthOfField
05 Focal Length
06 DOF FocalLength
07 DOF Distance from Subject
08 Aperture
08 ApertureDemo
08 ApertureDemo1
08 Relationship Between Focal Lenght and Aperture
09 Shutter Speed
09 ShutterPriority
09 ShutterSpeedDemo
10 ISO
10 ISO Auto 0
10 ISO Auto 1
10 ISO Demo
11 Bulb Mode
11 ManualMode
11 WhichmodetoUse
11 WhichmodetoUseExamples
12 ExposureTriangle
12 ExposureTriangle2
13 Metering
13 MeteringExample
14 ExposureCompensation
14 ExposureCompensation1
15 Lens Specifications
16 WhiteBalance

The Basics of Composition in Photography

00 CompositionIntro
01 Rule of Thirds
02 BalancingElements
03 Symmetry
04 Colour
05 Black and White
06 Pattern
07 Composition Tips and Tricks
08 Background and Framing
09 Viewpoint and Framing
10 Magic of Light
11 Freezing Actions
12 Telling Visual Stories
13 Reference of Scale
14 How to Take Great Pictures
15 Being Technically Sound


About the Trainer Ssaurabh Chatterjee

Ssaurabh is the Founder and Chief Educator at SIA Photography. His dream is to See India and to Make every Camera-owner a great Photographer. 

Through his Online Courses, 1:1 Sessions, Photowalks, and Photo-Tours, he has been sharing his knowledge with photography enthusiasts since 2011. He also provides short-term and long-term mentorship programs for serious Photography enthusiasts who want to take it as a passion or profession.
SIA stands for Shutter, ISO, and Aperture - the three aspects that control the exposure of a picture. SIA in Persian means something that brings joy and that is what photography for us is all about. With over 50 Photography Workshops and 100+ photo walks annually, SIA Photography is one of the most active Photography groups in India.
Since 2011, he have trained more than 5000 people across the globe.
600+ of his pictures have been published in several national and international publications including the National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, Timeout Explorer (UK), The Times (London, UK)

He was awarded

  • Honorary Fellow ICS (HON.FICS) by Image Colleague Society, International USA July 2020
  • Nomination - Top 10 Most Influential People in Photography by Asian Photography magazine in 2018.
  • Nomination - ICIT Photography Awards 2018 by Innovative Council of Indian Tourism (ICIT)
He has conducted Photography workshops at :
Kingston Camera Club, UK (estd.1893), Telangana Photographic Society, Photographic Society of Madras, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, VIT Vellore, Vellore, SRM University, Chennai, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, Koti Women's College, Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, ICAT Design and Media College, Chennai and Bangalore, Mahindra Ecole Centrale College, Hyderabad, Oakridge International School, INDUS International School, CHIREC Public School, IndiBloggers
And at
Samsung India, Tamron India, Wells Fargo, Hyderabad, SONY SLT cameras, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Mytrah Energy, Hyderabad, United Health Group, Hyderabad, BHEL, Hyderabad, Laqshya Media(Hyderabad), Novartis Healthcare(Mumbai and Hyderabad) Sterling Infosystems(Mumbai), GHAC, Hyderabad

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Why should I do this course when there are so many FREE resources available?

You are right, there is already a lot of free resources available on YouTube.

However, these are some questions that you need to think about -
Are you receiving a Certificate?
Is the content well-structured?
Are you sure about the information being provided?
Is it backed by some support or guidance?
Is the trainer and experienced photographer? You must check out his portfolio before you decide.
How much experience does the trainer have in teaching?
How is the feedback from the previous students?
Finding the right content is like searching for a needle in a haystack. It can be very confusing as different YouTubers might have a different opinion.

If you want to learn through trial and error, YouTube is the best, but if you want to take your skills to the next level in a minimum time, it's best to have someone help you.

Is there any local community I can join to take pictures together?

Yes, this is one big advantage of getting associated with us. You can join our local community in your city and participate in the activities. You can go out shooting together and learn from each other. Currently, we have communities in Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad with more than 7000 members.

Is there any online help group I can join?

Yes, of course! We have groups on Facebook and WhatsApp where you can get your questions answered.
Is there a money refund policy?
No, we do not have a money refund policy. If you are not able to join, you can surely join at a later date or can ask someone else to join.

However, you can gift a course to someone.

Is a DSLR required for this course?

Even a cellphone camera owner will be benefitted but if you want to take full advantage of the course, a DSLR is must.



Are you still thinking?

Trust me, it will be the best decision of your life. 5000 people have already done this course and are now successful Photographers



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