Online Professional Diploma Program (OPDP)

Weekend | 4 Trimesters | 12 Months
Indian Institute of Photography offers Accredited and Affordable ONLINE Photography Course that allows you to Learn Photography anytime, anywhere, at your own place. One year online diploma course will teach you everything you need to aspire for—from image composition and the potential of your DSLR camera, exposure triangle, to use lighting your way, creatively use aperture, ISO, shutter speed and photo editing techniques.


Indian Institute of Photography offers Accredited and Affordable ONLINE Photography Course that allows you to Learn Photography anytime, anywhere, at your own place. One year online diploma course will teach you everything you need to aspire for—from image composition and the potential of your DSLR camera, exposure triangle, to use lighting your way, creatively use aperture, ISO, shutter speed and photo editing techniques. Gradually you will be learning to expertise your specializations in the genres you want to expertise. At the end of the course you will be making a strong portfolio of yours to show the world.

No matter your skill level, we’ve got you covered! We understand that marketing is the key while it comes to sell your photographs; you will surprise that it is part of this curriculum.

Add-ons from IIP:

  • A specially designed IIPian Dashboard to connect fellow IIPians spread over worldwide.
  • We will let you participate in online and offline photography exhibitions, time to time.
  • Regular update on photography contests that are organised in India and world over.
  • How to earn: Knowledge on where and how to Sell your photographs
  • Paid Photography tours from IIP mentors in various parts of India and specially curatedspecial destination overseas tours.
  • Workshops on various subjects through LIVE or recorded events.

We have much more to offer that will be shared with you time to time. This course is an overview of the history of photography from its origins to the present day. It focuses on the development and history of photography as an art form and the impact this medium has had on both art and culture. It also emphasizes major photographers and their work.

Course Descriptions :

  1. History of Photography,
  2. Philosophy of Photography,
  3. Contemporary Photography
  4. Camera Formats
  5. Use of Photography
  6. Important Photographers (their life and Work)
  7. Photography journals, Magazines & Books (Life Magazine, Time Magazine, National Geographic )

Course Activities :

(Course activities vary from course to course and instructor to instructor. Below is a listing of some of the activities students can anticipate in this course)

  1. Lectures
  2. Reading
  3. Videos/Documentary Film on History of Photography
  4. Slideshows of historical pictures
  5. Assignments
  6. Critique on each assigment by mentors.

Output of the Course :

Discuss the development of photography from its scientific and technological perspectives, showing an understanding of such terms as daguerreotype, as well as other early photographic techniques.

Analyze photographs in the context of traditional thematic units, such as landscape or portraiture Relate photographs to social and historical events, issues and trends, such as linking Ansel Adams to environmental awareness in America and to the popularization of photography and the landscape print.

Discuss contemporary issues from social, historical, ethical and moral perspectives. Evaluate major photographers and their work, including the style of their work and their historical positions Understand and discuss the ways in which photography has influenced our views of the world Discuss the rising importance of photography in the art market Present examples of the crossover between art and photography today, and discuss the historical relationship between art and photography.

Online Interactive Photography Course.Start living your passion now.

Additional Information

Duration : 4 Trimesters

Lectures : Weekly

Course Fee & Registration

Online Diploma Certificate by IIP Total Fee :- Rs 55,000
Registration Amount Rs 25,000 /-
Semester I Rs. 30,000/-
Semester II -
Total Fee Rs. 55,000/-

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Course Structure

  1. Camera Controls and Creativity
  2. Understand Photographs
  3. Street Photography
  4. Night Long exposure photography
  5. Photojournalism
  6. Travel, Wildlife and Landscape Photography
  7. Documentary Photography (Optional)
  8. Editing
  9. Lighting Techniques
  10. Portrait Photography

In brief:

One-Year ONLINE Professional Diploma in Photography interactive Program (OPDP) comes in four trimesters. Based on proven track record and interactive learning through weekend online classes, one on one interactions, online reviews of work and tremendous support from faculties.

  • In trimester 1, the students learn the fundamentals and potential of DSLR camera and improve their techniques of image making.
  • Trimester 2 is an advanced stage where students learn about story telling, use of camera with strong technical skills, art to Finearts, projects and pro level learning. Practice and reviewing with critique and appreciation is the key.
  • Trimester 3 and 4 are designed to make students aware of all the different specializations in photography. The students get extensive exposure of various photography streams like Nature, Wildlife, Fine art, Interior and architecture, Documentary, Studio, Fashion and Food photography etc. and choose their specialization. Apart from working on their portfolio with the help of the institute, students are provided with freelance projects on internships based on students’ portfolio; which then can be exhibited or be made into photo books.

Camera Controls and Creativity

We'll cover how a camera works and how to make it work for you in a visually expressive way. To use your camera to its full capability you’ve got to be familiar with Camera functions and various accessories related to camera to enhance the experience of Photography. And the other Most important aspects of photography is controlling or getting the exposure right because it determines how light or dark an image is and what mood it conveys.

Understand Photographs

In this Course We'll focus on why certain images just "work" and discuss the importance of proportion in photographic composition, starting off with a discussion of the photographic frame, and then moving onto subject placement, and then going to more specific forms of proportion such as balance, the rule of thirds, golden ratio and its variants. Students will also various ways of executing these concepts including use of fore/mid/backgrounds. We also understand the Color management and Analysis of Photographs.

Street Photography

Have you ever seen somebody on the streets and had the irresistible urge to take a photo of them? Whether it was their face, the shadow they cast, or the background they were standing in front. Learn how to capture the beauty in the mundane of everyday life through this Introduction to Street Photography course. You will learn how to capture “Decisive Moments” as well as how to take candid photos of strangers up-close and personal. In this course we will develop our eye for street photography by studying the masters such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Raghu Rai, Raghubir Singh Garry Win grand, and many others.

Night Long exposure photography

There’s more to night photography than stars and hikes. The vibrancy of color can be found in capturing the stars, a city skyline at twilight, or even car trails amidst a forest. Long exposure photography helps you to create truly dramatic images. In Mastering Long Exposure Photography you’ll learn how to capture images in which water appears to move and clouds streak across the sky.


If a single picture is works a thousand words; imagine the value of a well planned and executed photo essay. This Course explores the creation and sequencing of images in the tradition of the great photo essayists from W. Gene Smith and Gordon Parks to Mary Ellen Mark and Sebastian Salgado. Designed for amateur and non-professionals alike, this hands-on course gives participants an in-depth look at both the creative methods and practical aspects for creating a photo essay

Travel, Wildlife and Landscape Photography

Course Activities
(Course activities vary from course to course and instructor to instructor. Below is a listing of some of the activities students can anticipate in this course).

  1. Lectures
  2. Indoor Shoot
  3. Videos/Films/Slideshows
  4. Simulation activities /Class Room Exercise
  5. Assignments (Practical )

Course Output
You'll learn to plan effectively, choose the right gear, interact with the people you meet, take photographs efficiently, and—most importantly—create the mental space and time to actually enjoy your journey.. Along the way, you'll learn how to "decode" any city as a true traveling photographer In Wildlife Photography Courses we provides you with a wide range of skills, knowledge of the camera techniques, practical knowledge, photography equipment’s and its usage. This course offers you with the knowledge of how to make the best of any real life photographic situation and produce images of a consistently high quality. You will be learning not only how to operate a camera, but also learn to become immersed in the surroundings and anticipate the moments of wildlife. This professional wildlife photography course is a specialization course that would definitely help you in improving the technical knowledge as well as with the knowledge to respond with new environments and situations, under constantly changing conditions.

Documentary Photography (Optional)

The camera can capture communities and situations for posterity, it also allows you to step back, reflect and comment .The course is very hands on, although we do touch on the theoretical parts of documentary photography. Much of the time you’ll find yourself out shooting single assignments, off to museums and exhibitions, as well as going through your work with the tutor and your fellow students in the computer room (we work in Adobe Photoshop - there will be a short introduction, so no need to know these programs before).

The course is taught through a series of tutor-guided exercises and peer critiques, where you will present and explain your work. During the course you will shoot and edit a series of images to use in your portfolio. You will learn how to critique your classmates’ work, in order to get a better understanding of the different approaches to the genre and to help each other edit their work

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to: Demonstrate a clear understanding of what working in documentary photography entails. Have a basic knowledge of the history of documentary photography. Select and apply appropriate tools to research.


Photography is more than knowing how to take a great photo. Nowadays post production/Editing skills are used to enhance photos, or even create dynamic effects not possible in real life. This Workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on instructional workshop designed to teach you the fundamentals of editing and retouching your photographs, and how to apply what you learn the next time you take and edit photos. We also teach you how to have a good workflow discipline, organize and catalogue your work.

Course Output:
At the end of this module Student will learn how to use your photo editing software’s most important features, settings, and how each one affects your photo The session primarily focuses on teaching you how to edit your images, but the instruction will also apply to how you take photos in the future. Decisions made before you press the Shutter button have a dramatic impact on your final image, so this workshop not only helps you create a fantastic final image, it will change your approach to actual picture-taking and improve your overall photography skills.

The session covers basic photo editing techniques that apply to any editing software you currently use, including Light room, Aperture, Photoshop, iPhoto, and others. Learning postproduction skills can enable students to dramatically enhance photographs. From touching up, adjusting colors, applying effects to image enhancement and correction. Our workshop will give you a practical overview and specific techniques covering basic editing terminology, workflow, and the most important and useful software functions. Working in different file formats (RAW, TIFF. DNG etc.)

Lighting Techniques

Understanding light and its nature & its application in photography. We will learn how to control light in various situations (indoor & outdoor). The workshop also explained the participants about concepts of studio lighting, using studio flashlights & accessories effectively, popular lighting styles for portraits and Commercial photography.

Portrait Photography

This online portrait photography course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to take professional-quality portraits. You will learn how to work with all different types of subjects, from individuals and groups to children and pets. Professional portrait photographers will explain the nuances of lighting and posing, how to shoot in studio or on location, and how to master the gear you will need to create inspiring work.

Throughout the course, you will complete a series of photo projects that will be reviewed and evaluated by your teacher, a professional photographer there to help you improve. By the end of the program, you’ll have created a portfolio of high-quality photos and you’ll have the skills and know-how to succeed in the world of portrait photography.

Output of Course :
After completing the Portrait Photography course, students will be able to:

  • Summarize what portraiture is and what constitutes a good portrait.
  • Describe the nuances of lighting and posing.
  • Demonstrate how to shoot in studio or on location.
  • Apply skills to open a studio and start one’s own portrait business.
  • Master the gear needed to create inspiring work and take professional quality portraits- including his or her camera, lenses, lighting and backdrops.
  • Indicate how to assemble online materials to best represent his or her brand, both on the website and on social media.

Course Activities

Presenting One year ONLINE Professional Diploma in Photography course for those who have always aspire to become a passionate cum professional photographer. The course is interactive, one on one with your mentor, phase by phase structured, with strong critique after every chapter. 80% Practical.

The very first of it's kind in Asia, this course is structured to give a new direction to your passion for Photography.

  1. Basics of photography.
  2. Foundation of Photography.
  3. Advanced Photography study and practice.
  4. Specialization in photography.
  5. Portfolio Making.


  • Importance of a photograph
  • Analysis of photograph
  • Skype once in a month
  • Movies/ Documentary screening
  • Motivational speeches/ video of photographer
  • Field exercise: Regular Museum visits, attending exhibitions, participating with NGOs whichever is possible
  • Regular review and critique on each submitted assignment
  • Study masters work
  • Project assignments
  • Specializations and Portfolio making

OPDP (Value, Vision and Reasoning)

Outcome of OPDP

The art of philosophy is developing, technology is changing fast and we are living in a transitional time; in which our thoughts, emotions and psychology are changing. To teach photography is not only about the camera, technical quiz or something, it is a true art form to express yourself. Photography is the most democratic and visually expressive field, so do as our new generation is. As IIPians, we always take responsibility to help our society through art development in field of education. We are not going to just teach you, but we are going to give you Vision of Expressionism. We are going to nurture your path of individuality, to prepare your profile for the industry and the art world. To get yourself ready for every problem or situation in art, aesthetic, camera techniques, editing, business and marketing, presentation and setting up your own purpose. This particular diploma program is set up in such an environment in which students and mentors will come on the same page of understanding art of photography. IIP Academy is defining the educational philosophy of photography through training by following points: -

  • To Learn and Appreciate Visual Studies
  • To Understand Visual Art
  • To Give rightful judgement on Language of Photography, so you can understand how photography is seen
  • Give you rigorous knowledge towards Framing, Composition, Colour, Camera Technicalities
  • Connect with Highly Profound and Extraordinary Art Personalities from history by learning Famous Photographers and Their Work
  • Explore Art Appreciation from History
  • To See and Define Visual Aesthetic, Visual Literacy
  • Understand how to read, write and review of a Photography
  • Connect Photography with Social Context and teach how to implicate art of photography in real life
  • Camera Structure and Digitalization of Photography
  • To make you capable to use rules of Exposure and Exposure Triangulation
  • To provide exclusive and inclusive result oriented practical and assignments so that artist can see the world through his photography
  • To Teach Portrait, Still Life, Product, Street Photography
  • To Impart Environmental Reading habits before go to shoot
  • To Convey Fashion Photography, in which we concentrate on documentation, visual storytelling, art presentation of designers, designers work
  • To Give opportunities to understand and explore the field of fashion industry by doing artistic documentation
  • Each Student follows projects, assignments, research work
  • In IIP, students are connected and observed by faculties in Macro and Micro Analytical Approach. So, students can connect with faculty and management in one – to – one communication
  • Summarize what Portrait, Documentary Portrait, Studio Portrait, Fashion Documentary, Visual Story Telling in Fashion Art, Ethnography Photography and what are these types of photography constitutes
  • Deep education, knowledge seeking towards Theoretical Approaches of Art, Art History, Historical Famous Photographers and Their Work
  • Capable to connect Principle of Professional Practical – ability with intertextuality of photography theories
  • Explain about Still Life, Table Top, Product, Street and Landscape Photography
  • Describe Art of Nature in Story Presentation, Visual Enhancement, Art Appreciation and Photo – Art Reportage
  • Demonstrate how to define ontology of studio and how to shoot in studio or on location
  • Describe the nuances of lighting, colour theory, compositional theory, and posing
  • To Defend your art, which is most necessary for artist to present and get effective position in field of competitiveness
  • Describe real value of historical masters of art and try to understand their photography
  • Dominant the gears and acknowledge pre-production, production and post production
  • Apply skills to start your own work in photography filed such as documentarian,portrait, ethnographer, travel or street photographer, landscape, still life – table top,fashion photographer, fashion visual content creator, production house or as a visual designer in photography field
  • Develop a portfolio to showcasing his or her best work to propel his or her career
  • Capable to create and show their artistic work through printing, exhibition, website and social media

Alumni Work

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