PICOLA - the Annual Interactive Certificate Program - is crafted for those who dream in frames and think in exposures. Over the span of a year, through LIVE weekend sessions, we guide you from the basics to the advanced intricacies of photography, empowering you to capture the world through your lens.
Dive into the world of photography with our comprehensive LIVE weekend classes, designed for enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you're starting fresh or looking to elevate your skills, our mentorship program at ₹4999 for the year offers you an unrivaled opportunity to explore, learn, and grow.

Program Features

  • 52 LIVE sessions with IIP mentors
  • Sunday classes of 60 minutes each
  • Structured curriculum - practice and review-based
  • Covering foundation to advanced photography levels
  • Exposure triangle - Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
  • Transitioning from Auto to Manual Mode in your DSLR
  • Composition, Art, and Aesthetics
  • Creative use of your DSLR
  • Earnings from Photography - Alternate Income Sources
  • Interactive assignments & projects with mentors
  • Your own dashboard Accessible for life

Mentored Sessions: Benefit from the expertise and insights of seasoned photographers.

LIVE Classes: Engage in real-time with mentors and peers for an interactive learning experience.

Expandable Learning: Our curriculum evolves with your progress, offering deeper dives into specialized topics.

Practice & Review: Regular assignments and project work to apply what you've learned and receive constructive feedback.

Program Highlights

Duration & Structure: 52 interactive sessions designed to fit into your weekends across a year.

Level: Beginner to Advanced.

Mentorship: Personalized guidance from renowned IIP mentors.

Community: Join a vibrant network of over 30,000 IIPians worldwide, sharing a common passion and vision.

“ Enroll Now - Transform Your Photography Passion into Mastery”

Additional Information

Courses Fee : ₹ 4999 /-


52 Live sessions only on Sunday
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Curriculum Focus

  • Exposure Triangle : Master the foundation of photography to control light creatively.
  • Manual Mode : Unlock the full potential of your camera with manual settings.
  • Art and Aesthetics : Develop your unique vision and aesthetic to tell stories through images.
  • Creative DSLR Techniques : Explore advanced techniques to use your DSLR in ways you never imagined.
  • Monetizing Photography : Learn how to monetize your passion and skills.
  • Business Strategies in Photography : Navigate the business aspects to turn your passion into a profession.
  • Assignments & Projects : Hands-on practice with feedback to refine your skills and build a portfolio.

Learning Outcomes

Skill Development : From basic camera functions to advanced photographic techniques and creative storytelling.

Professional Growth : Insights into turning your passion into a profitable venture, with guidance on both freelance opportunities and establishing a photography business.

Portfolio Building : Through regular assignments and capstone projects, curated with personalized feedback from industry veterans.


Expert Mentorship : Learn from the best in the field with personalized guidance and support.

Interactive Learning : Engage directly with mentors and peers in LIVE sessions, fostering a dynamic learning environment.

Certification : Gain a recognized certificate from the Indian Institute of Photography, validating your skills and dedication to the craft.

Flexible & Accessible : Learn at your pace, in your space, with live sessions that fit into your weekend schedule.

Career Opportunities : Not just a course, but a gateway to potential earnings and business opportunities in photography.

How to Join

  • Step 1 : Visit the PICOLA enrollment page.
  • Step 2 : Click on the "Enroll Now" button and fill out the application form.
  • Step 3 : Complete the payment to secure your enrollment.
  • Step 4 : Receive your welcome package and access to the PICOLA community.
The Chair
"Photography is my PASSION. I pursue it with a PURPOSE and have built its foundation on PRINCIPLES." Today, there’s a world waiting to be explored, capture and created beyond limits through the photography. A world with never-ending boundaries that holds countless possibilities and opens up zillions of photography opportunities as a form of fine art. And with photography fast emerging as an important subject of learning, the art of photography is emerging as an instrument of change, a melting pot of thoughts and life-changing ideas.One that can effectively document the changing facets of the society and its thinking process like no other. And if you love to embrace the world of photography to hone your learning graph, there’s a lot that will surely open up as possibilities. You can mould yourself as a photography hobbyist, an ardent photographer, a passionate photographer or a full fledged professional successful photographer. But before you choose what to become, everything depends on your instincts, behavior, dedication, devotion, determination and hard work to realize the goal of becoming a photographer.
“Life is a lot more enriched with myriad experiences but my passion for photography has rewarded me with a new perspective to look at the life around me. It is my mission to impart this knowledge to the upcoming ardent photographers; aiding them to look at life with a bold, new perspective.”