Photography Education

Education Division of Society of Photographers is conducting the Photography Course in the name of 'Basic Photography Course' since 1970.

This course is affiliated to the Federation of Indian Photography. Duration of this course is eight months from May to December every year.

There are 30 theoretical classes and 6 outings. Practical Classes are conducted in small groups of 5 students in each group to provide best attentions and interactions.

Theoretical classes are held in the evenings on Saturdays at 6.30 pm and duration 1 and half hrs approx. In Theoretical Classes Scientific, Technical and Art aspects are taught about a film and the camera manufacture up to the stage of developing and printing including basic Photoshop.

Faculty members are eminent Educationist and Photographers like J.C.Bose, Asim Kumar Bhattacharjee, EFIAP, Shyamal Roy, EFIAP, Dr. Abhoy Nath Ganguly, EFIAP, Mr.Swapan Mukherjee, EFIAP, Mr. Apurba Das, EFIAP, Mr. Mrinal Kumar Bandyopadhyay, EFIAP,FFIP,ESFIP, Mr. Partha Kumar Palit, ARPS, EFIAP, Mr. Sandip Das.

There are two examinations being held in August and December (both theory and practical). Successful Candidates are awarded Certificates under the Signature of Society Officials and the Secretary General of the National Federation.

So far (till 2015) about 2100 Students have been taught by this Institution. Out of which some have been placed in organisation's like Satyajit Roy Film and Television Institute etc. and other Electronic and Print Media & Commercial firms. Some of them have been doing their own business and very successfully running their organisation's and gaining prosperity in life.

Some of our ex-students are Dr. G. Bhattacharya MD, Prof. S. Chakraborty, Prof. (retd.) T.R. Bose, Gopal Senapati (The Telegraph), Debashis Chakraborty (Aakash Bangla), Debanjan Bandyopadhyay (SRFTI).

are the subjects :

  • Basic Principles of Photography
  • Camera (including Digital) different types and their functions
  • Day light, Artificial light and Electronic Flash
  • Manufacture and Choice of emulsion, Exposure
  • Digital Photography
  • Printing, Basic Photoshop & Digital Printing
  • Lenses & Images
  • Supplementary Lenses
  • Angle of view
  • Depth of Field & Focus
  • Camera & Accessories
  • Different Branches of Photography
  • Filters
  • Composition
  • Pictorialism
  • Colour Photography
  • Faults
  • Prevention & Maintenance.
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