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Professional Photography

International Professional Diploma Program

Learn everything about Cameras, Lenses, Lights, Strobes, Attachments, Studio Work. Specialties included: Photojournalism, Portraiture, Fashion, Wildlife, Birds, Travel, Architecture, Food, Macro and Landscape.

Program Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: Open

Photo Credit: Dr. Akash Kumar R, NICC Academics Director, Venue: Bangalore Air Show, Aero India

Program Breakup

National & International 

  • International Professional Diploma* (NICC-ELIA Europe) with ECTS Marksheet

  • International Professional Projects & Portfolio

  • Career Guidance Provided


NICC Professional Diplomas are approved by Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka

* CANON Certified


1. Product Shots

2. Wildlife & Birds

3. Portraits

4. Fashion Portfolios

5. Macro

6. Landscape

7. Architecture

8. International Stock Photography (Includes detailed career guidance)
9. Post-Processing

1). Vlogging
12. Cinematographic Video


  • Academic Fees:

    • Rs. 1.9 Lacs/Yr. for Indian Residents

  • Hostel Accommodation:

    • Single Room with attached bath & food - Rs. 1.9 Lacs/Yr. 

    • Twin Sharing Room with attached bath & food - Rs. 1.5 Lacs/Yr. 

Curriculum Highlights

Our 1-Year Diploma Program in Professional Photography is designed to equip students with the technical skills, artistic vision, and business acumen needed to thrive in the competitive field of photography. Through a blend of hands-on practical training, theoretical coursework, and real-world projects, students develop a comprehensive understanding of photography techniques, visual storytelling, and industry practices. Whether aspiring to become commercial photographers, photojournalists, or freelance artists, graduates of this program emerge as versatile and confident professionals ready to make their mark in the world of photography.

Fundamentals of Photography

  • Master the technical aspects of camera operation, exposure, lighting, and composition to create compelling images across various genres.

Visual Storytelling

  • Learn to communicate narratives and evoke emotions through photography, exploring concepts such as documentary, portraiture, landscape, and conceptual photography.

Post-production Techniques

  • Develop proficiency in digital image editing, retouching, and manipulation using industry-standard software tools.

Business and Marketing Essentials

  • Gain insights into the business side of photography, including client management, pricing strategies, marketing techniques, and portfolio development.

Professional Development

  • Receive guidance on building a personal brand, networking with industry professionals, and navigating the freelance landscape to launch a successful career in photography.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Professional Photography Diploma Program are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in the photography industry, including:

  • Commercial Photographer: Specialize in advertising, fashion, product, or food photography for businesses, brands, and publications.

  • Photojournalist: Capture impactful images that document news events, human interest stories, and social issues for newspapers, magazines, or online media outlets.

  • Portrait Photographer: Create memorable portraits for individuals, families, or businesses, working in studios or on location for special events.

  • Freelance Photographer: Pursue self-directed projects, collaborate with clients on commissioned work, and explore creative endeavors while building a diverse portfolio.


Meet the Experts


Dr.Akash Kumar R

Academics Director

Author of 'The Art of Macro Photography' and a widely-published Professional Photographer for over twenty years


M. Arvind

Associate Faculty - Photography

A passionate and accomplished Photography professional with a deep commitment to teaching.


Dennis Muricken

Senior Associate Faculty - Cinematography

A highly qualified and accomplished professional Cinematographer with a Degree in Film and Digital Cinematography from Met Film School, London.



Senior Associate Faculty - Photography

A Professional photographer with over 10 years of experience. He has been featured in multiple magazines and websites for creative photography & editing.  

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