Welcome to Photography Courses and Classes Online. If you are interested 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 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 editing but don't want to spend too much time on it.

Our courses will surely help you!


+ It's FREE

- Takes time to learn, no deadline, might take years.

- Fragmented, in bits and pieces

- No complete picture / holistic perspective.

- No one to guide/correct your mistakes and evaluate your work

- No certificate

Register for the FREE sessions!



With very nominal charges, you can do our paid HYBRID sessions.

They are -

+ Well structured

+ Support of a Mentor for any guidance.

+ Proven results within a timeline.

+ Physical meet in select cities (currently in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad)

+ Live Zoom sessions for Q and A

+ Lifetime access


For more serious and committed people -

Personal 1:1 Coaching

For undivided attention and very quick learning at your convenient time.


Most Popular! 5 day Whatsapp/Zoom Photography Course (Only Rs.499/- for a limited time)

For everyone who wants to take great pictures with dSLR or Mobile Phone.


The Complete Photography Course  - From Zero to Hero

HYBRID (Mix of Online and Offline) Photography Courses

This course you take you literally from scratch to becoming a PRO!

Making it flexible yet effective...

Our HYBRID model is a mix of online, LIVE online, and physical sessions to make the most of your time and to give you great value for your money. It is proved to be effective yet flexible.

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01. Basics of Photography
For Cellphone and dSLR owners. This course will cover Lighting and Composition, the two most important elements to take a great picture.

02. Advanced Photography
This course will help you with controlling the technical settings on your camera like Shutter, ISO and Aperture. Some phones also have these features.

03. Editing in Adobe Lightroom Classic
This course will help you organise your images and make the most of your images by cooking them well.


No prior experience with the camera required.

No age limit - Anyone and everyone can join.

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.


Detailed List of Topics

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

Composition (Basics of 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

Advanced Photography

01 Focus-TwoSteps
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 Manual Mode
11 WhichmodetoUse
11 WhichmodetoUseExamples
12 ExposureTriangle
12 ExposureTriangle2
13 Metering
13 MeteringExample
14 ExposureCompensation
14 ExposureCompensation1
15 Lens Specifications
16 WhiteBalance
17 Panoramas

Organising and Editing in Adobe Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Library Module

01 Limitations of an Editing Tool
02 RAW vs JPG
03 Editing vs Manupulation.MOV
04 Lightroom vs Photoshop.MOV
05 LR Import Options
06 LR Import Options
07 Basic Overview of Lightroom Interface
08 Choose Where to Store Your Photos
09 Navigating in Library Module
10 Segregating Pictures using Stars and Colours
11 Views in Lightroom
12 Collection and SmartCollection
13 Catalogs
15 Deleting Files
15 Folder and File Modification
16 Library Filter and Applications
17 Batch Renaming Files
18 Metadata Presets
Bonus - Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Shortcuts
Bonus Tip - Disable Backup Catalog
Bonus Tip - How to Identify and Process Black and White Pictures
Bonus Tip - Sync Between Computers
Bonus Tip Multiple Monitors
Bonus Tip Shooting Tethered
Bonus Tip-How to Decide What to Delete.MOV
BonusTip - More Selected and Less Selected

Lightroom Classic Develop Module

01 Why is PostProcessingRequired
01 Develop Module Intro
02 Histogram
03 Temperature Tint Hostory Snapshot
04 Basic - Exposure Contrast Highlights Shadows Whites Blacks
05 Basic Texture Clarity Dehaze Vibrance Saturation
06 Tone Curve
06a Tone Curve
07 HueSaturationLuminance
08 How to Identify and Process Black and White Pictures
08 How to Process Black and White Pictures
09 Color Menu
10 Split Toning
11 Detail - Sharpening and NR
12 Transform
13 Effects
14 Calibration
15 Copy Paste Settings or Sync Settings
16 Creating a Virtual Copy
17 Creating a Preset
18 Snapshot
19 CropTool
20 Spot Removal Tool for Portraits
20 Spot Removal Tool
21 Graduated Filter
22 Radial Filter for Eyes
22 Radial Filter
23 Brush Filter
24 Export Options

We do Photowalks in Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad where you can meet Ssaurabh other people and learn from them.

Community-based learning both online and offline.

Personal 1:1 sessions can be arranged on demand. Contact Ssaurabh for more information at saurabh@siaphotography.in

About the Mentor - Ssaurabh A 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. 


About the Trainer Ssaurabh Chatterjee

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, we 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 6000 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. You can join our FREE Live courses to get an idea before joining. You can also see our reviews on social media to get an idea.

Can I share the course with multiple people?

This course is only for ONE person. Only the purchaser can participate in the Q and A sessions which are very important for your progress. Else it becomes like another online course.

However, you can gift a course to someone. We also have an Affiliate program and you can earn up to 50% commission for the sale. You can actually recover the cost of the course by referring to two persons. Please get in touch if you want to become an affiliate.

Is a DSLR required for this course?

For the Basics of Photography - No. Even a cellphone camera owner will be benefitted.

For Advanced Photography - Yes, you need a camera that has Manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless camera) Some phones also have these features.

For the Lightroom Classic Editing Course - You need a computer with the software installed.

What after this course?

After doing all these three courses, you can get in touch with me, I can guide you on what to do next based on your interest and preference. We take these and many other questions in our LIVE sessions.

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
This offer is valid only till limited time.