Focus on Basics 




Anyone above 18 years with an interest in photography may join this course. Basic DSLR course is ideal for students homemakers and employed people who want to learn photography in a serious way. Students who have the intension of joining B.Sc visual communication can also join this course.


9 Weekends – About 3 months

Timings :

SUNDAYS  9-30 am to 12-30 pm &  2-30 pm to 5-30 pm

Course Fees :

INR: 16,000/– ( to be paid at the time of registration)

Equipment :

Participants must bring their own DSLR cameras with kit lens as minimum. It doesn’t matter which brand of camera you bring : Canon or Nikon or Sony. But Your Camera must have manual mode setting. A Lap-top with image editing software like Adobe Photoshop is essential for post-production work in the class.



  • Extremely lucid and easy to grasp method of teaching. - Not only Photography but larger perspective of life. - a great teacher - Thanks a lot.

    Shriram Parameswaran
    Shriram Parameswaran
  • I personally feel like you have exposed me to photography in a very unique way by teaching rules and also letting us know when to break them.   My peers and parents have observed significant change in my photographs over the course of time.

    Adarsh vishnu
    Adarsh vishnu
  • The classes were so soulful. Very practical that right from the first class, I loved forward for the next Sunday class. Best of best is the review sessions.  My intensity for photography as a passion has grown manifold just because of your guidance. too glad to have you as my mentor.

    Sarvina Balasundaram
    Sarvina Balasundaram
  • Learnt a lot about photography which would take a few years to understand the concepts and techniques.It was not only a workshop on photography but Sir, your perspectives of life was something that you bring a change in me.I enjoyed the course and I miss the Sunday.

    Sharanya Shenthil
    Sharanya Shenthil
  • I am writing this feedback with heart-ful of happiness. My passion towards photography has increased. I am proud to say I am your student. And I promise, I will make you proud in future.

    Janani Velusami
    Janani Velusami
  • This batch of 9 weeks has made a great change in my life. It ignited the talent within me. The way of seeing and enjoying the beauty of earth has increased. Thank you srini sir. Its a unforgettable moments and blessed to be a student of you.

    John Dinakaran
    John Dinakaran
  • After many years of holding a camera, this is the first time in my life that I could understand what a camera is . All thanks to Srini Sir.

    Nandini Appunni
    Nandini Appunni
  • Good to be a part of this Institute's student. It was a very good learning session during these 9 weekends. And the experience you shared was just awesome sir.

    Sachin Jayachandran
    Sachin Jayachandran
  • In these 9 weekends I learnt a lot of techniques in photography. I like the ways presented and nothing seemed boring.The idea of showing videos after every topic made me understand the subject more. Overall I really enjoyed the classes and would like to join the next level when I get a chance.

    Janvi T Shah
    Janvi T Shah

Other Courses

Basic DSLR Photography course offered at Srini Institute of Photography in India is a step-by-step guide to beginners. Participants are trained on both the technicalities and the aesthetics. Adequate training is provided on using camera controls more creatively.

Beginners will appreciate the hands-on, lucid approach that makes photography fun, easy and extremely engaging. Participants get to create beautiful images, manipulate them and even work on livewire projects. Basic DSLR Photography course content has been specially designed for passionate beginners and serious amateurs who want to improve their image-making skills with strong fundamental knowledge.

On completing Basic DSLR Photography course, participants can handle the DSLR cameras with great confidence. They can create visually-stunning images out of mundane subjects. This course is very useful for serious hobbyists who would like to specialise in various fields such as Travel, Wildlife, Candid, Outdoor portraits etc


1. Introduction to DSLR Cameras

Learning about Camera menus and its functions, Understanding Various file formats like Raw, Tiff, Jpeg etc.,  Mega pixel and resolution, Full frame sensors and cropped frame sensors – Crop Factor

2. Exposure

Understanding Shutter speed , Aperture, ISO  relationships for creative images, Controlling motion and depth of field while making images, Exposure meters and choosing the best mode suitable for a situation, Exposure compensation, Exposure bracketing and Exposure balancing,, Histogram and its uses, Color balance

3. Lenses

  • Knowing about Zoom lenses, Fixed focal length lenses and  their constructions
  • Auto focusing and manual focusing
  • Image stabilisation
  • Choosing AF points based on the subject for best results
  • Wide, normal and tele lenses – understanding how they control the perspective quality in an image
  • Making razor sharp images

4. Light Awareness

  • Quality of light – Hard and soft light and how they occur in nature.
  • Choosing the best light for making images
  • Direction of light – Understanding its effects for making interesting images
  • Built in flash light and its creative usage.
  • Flash bracketing and fill flash techniques

5. Effective Story telling

  • Visualization and enhancing observation skills
  • Study of visual elements like shapes, forms, texture etc
  • Colors and their influence on a photograph
  • Making mundane subjects look great in your images
  • Art of composing an Image

6. Creative use of  built-in-flash

  • Understanding the built in flash as an additional source
  • Knowing its limitations
  • Using the flash creatively in outdoors

7. Making beautiful Portraits

  • Fundementals of Portrait photography
  • Making beautiful portraits indoors
  • Learning to make nice outdoor portraits.

8. Image Editing

  • Conversion of Raw files through Lightroom / Adobe Camera Raw
  • Tools that control your image
  • Enhancing your images
  • Sharpening
  • Quality output for Prints and for web applications

 Learn Advanced techniques of Image making after the Basics


Advanced DSLR Photography Course

On completion of Advanced DSLR Photography course, participants gain a higher degree of technical understanding of photography. Participants gain hands-on knowledge on various avenues of photography including Architecture photography, Portraiture, Modeling Portfolios, Nature photography, Event photography etc.

Krishna at Perur temple
Sculpture at Hampi
Muzhappilangad beach in kerala
Clouds at ooty during dusk time
Beach toys at goa beach
Bumper catch

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