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Indian Institute Of Photography

FAQs

GENERAL QUERIES

  • What is IIP Foundation?
  • IIP Foundation India was founded with a vision to engage communities in developmental and reformative programmes related to education and livelihoods with an emphasis on social responsibility and human values. The ultimate aim of the Foundation is to empower masses in order to bring improvement in their lives.
  • What are the roots of Indian Institute of Photography?
  • IIP is a new age educational model with the vision of providing vocational learning to ardent photographers. It was launched as a pacesetter in growing photography learning industry in 2010 and today, with over 1400 students nurtured till date, the institute prides itself on its student centric approach and its handling of photography as a vocational subject.
  • What is the Teaching Methodology adopted by IIP?
  • IIP offers meticulously designed photography courses (both through regular classroom and practical tutorials as well as through online model); designed and developed in partnership with subject specialists and industry experts. Commitment towards this art form focusing on the quality of photographers being produced in the industry differentiates us from the slew of other photography institutes. Other than regular practical &online courses,tailor-made Corporate & Institutional Photography Workshops and photo-tours are also conducted from time to time within and outside geographic boundaries of Delhi – NCR.
  • Who are the people behind IIP?
  • Name Designation
    Rajesh Goyal Chairman & Managing Director
    ShaileshGoyal Joint Director
    AmitChawla Director (Academics & Productions)
    Expert industry mentors (For details please visit www.indianinstituteofphotography.com)
  • Why Choose Photography?
  • Photography is a creative subject that expands the mind. It is a discipline that helps build patience, respect for values, a refined sense of aesthetics and greater appreciation of the world we live in. A photographer is an artist who combines creativity and technology to achieve the perfect manifestation of the arts to inspire people. Through photos, a photographer has the power to suggest changes, convey emotions, spread awareness, educate and even bring about a revolution.
  • Do I Have It In Me To Be A Photographer?
  • IIP believes there is a photographer in each and every one of us. To bring out that photographer, all one needs is the right encouragement and guidance. Reason why, IIP inculcates a unique teaching philosophy that inspires, encourages and methodically grooms each and every aspirant with individual focus. All IIP requires from its students is to show a love for the subject; a passion to pursue their dream; a dedication to practice and a focused approach!
  • Why Choose IIP?
  • A pioneer in taking online photography to a new level in India, IIP has successfully mentored a wide segment of students from Africa, Asia and the Middle East - helping countless discover their potential for photography. The institute incorporates a unique teaching system which combines motivated self learning techniques with professional guidance and lifelong mentors to train aspirants in-depth for the world of photography.
  • Why Do I Need IIP's Professional Guidance?
  • No matter what field you decided to chase, professional guidance is a vital requirement for success. At IIP you'll not only find meticulously designed courses but also experienced tutors who will guide you every step of the way to encourage your passion for photography
    • Professional guidance will help you learn techniques and pick up skills faster than learning on your own.
    • Professional evaluation will help you improve your quality without trials and errors.
    • Professional teaching will open your mind to infinite possibilities, thus letting you explore your true potential
  • Who is the online program, meant for?
  • IIP pioneered the online learning program to help aspirants who owing to distance or social, professional and personal commitments are unable to opt for regular sessions. The online program is great for:
    • Aspirants who have odd working hours and can't make it for classroom sessions
    • Aspirants who live in other countries, states, cities
    • Aspirants who find it difficult to commute to Noida from other parts of Delhi and surrounding regions
    • Aspirants who are more comfortable learning at home than in classrooms
  • What is the advantage of the iip online program?
  • Online learning is a fast evolving subject with innovations happening on a daily basis to provide an effective and flawless experience. A pioneer in taking photography to a new level in India, IIP has developed its own comprehensive online program to let enthusiast and aspirants learn photography easily and thoroughly. The institute invests extensively to constantly innovate its online programs to make teaching more effective.
    Instructor Interaction:
    • Online student-instructor interaction for step by step guidance and doubt clearance
    • One to one personal feedback from tutor
    • Discuss photo projects online
    Teaching Methodology:
    • Online course notes that can be downloaded for study
    • Weekly photographic assignments
    • Homework to be uploaded for mentor evaluation
    Student Interaction:
    • Access to IIP student lounge to explore various learning and earning options
    • Facility to share work with fellow classmates and learn from each other's practical assignments
    • Chance to build your network of lifelong friends and professional
  • What does the online course cover?
  • To be an expert, you need to first master the basics. This universal truth is applicable in photography as well as in all other fields. For enthusiasts and aspirants who are taking baby steps, IIP strongly recommends: The IIP Beginners Course. Put together by a professional team of photographers, the IIP Beginners Course is designed to familiarize you in-depth and help you enhance your command over the basics.
    Elementary knowledge of photography • Exposure to the art of capturing images • Introduction to cameras and their proper use • Visualizing pictures • Introduction to lighting
  • Will i get a certificate from IIP?
  • IIP is fast growing institution with a reputation for excellence. Founded by a veteran photographer and managed by professional photographers with rich industry experience, IIP offers certificates upon completion of its classroom session as well as online programs. To be eligible for this certificate, students' performances have to match-up to the criteria set by the IIP faculty - an IIP certificate is a valuable addition to your resume. Usually students have no problems achieving one.
  • Can i switch from hobby to profession, later?
  • While majority of people start out as hobbyists and juggle their lifelong passion for photography with regular jobs, some turn their passion into a profession. Yes, you can turn your hobby into a profession at any time of your life. To help you in your professional growth, IIP also offers you advanced specialization courses for various professional streams.
  • Which IIP course would help me most?
  • Our 3 MONTHS ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY Foundation Course is the most sought after course. The strongest feature of the course is that it can cater to both aspiring photographers looking to treat photography as a hobby or to take it up as a profession. This course is perfect for the person who wants to take control of a high performance digital SLR. . It's syllabus has been created to cover all the basics of the art of photography. The course also includes specialized areas of photography too.
  • How do you impart photography education in online courses?
  • Once a student enrolls in the course, a unique username and password is given to the students.
    Students login's through the ID given, every week one unit opens, from where the student can read the text material and at the end of week a practical assignment is given which the student needs to complete and submit and following week the next unit opens.
  • When do sessions at IIP commence ?
  • IIP's online courses are open all round the year. Students can enroll themselves at any time. Each student will be given a certain period of time to complete his/her course along with some grace period in exceptional cases. The batches for the Offline courses are communicated on the website as well as IIP facebook page for everybody's convenience.
    The current batches are: For current batches please refer to our courses section on the website for updated dates.
  • Should I leave my job or studies to do it?
  • No. You can complete your chosen IIP course at your own pace at your own convenience in your spare time. It's for your enhancement.
  • Is some prior training or working experience needed for it?
  • No. You can begin with our courses with no prior knowledge of camera or techniques. As all our courses have been designed to talk fundamentals initially and develop your photography skills through mastery of professional techniques in easy, carefully planned steps.
  • What kind of equiptment are required for the courses?
  • A camera is the first and foremost requirement. Point-and-shoot cameras with a manual mode will serve the purpose for most of the assignments, although Digital SLR is recommended so that that you can learn to manually handle it like adjusting the aperture, shutter speed and other settings.
    For the course of Adobe Photoshop you will need the full version of Adobe Photoshop, an inkjet printer and computer. To assure that your computer supports Photoshop, go through Adobe's website and learn all the requirements.
  • Does IIP help students with financial assistance?
  • IIP offers regular Shcolarships to its students, along with an already low course fee. Eligible students may be granted 100% scholarships, solely at the discretion of the Institute
  • How does Earn While You Learn Work?
  • Selected images from the assignments submitted by you, the student, will be put up for sale. In case of a successfull sale, the proceeds wil be recieved by you, the student. The Institute may or may not, however, levy a processing charge on the transaction.
  • Will the course include Workshops and Expeditions?
  • The course does not incldue workshops and expeditions. However, as students of IIP, you will be able to get the best deals for the year round IIP Workshops and Expeditions to get a hands on approach at photography. Please check the links below for the upcoming Workshops and Expeditions
  • What do i get out of an IIP Course?
  • The IIP Basic course is the perfect way to kickstart a career in Photography. On completion of the course, you will recieve a Certificate in Photography, which will give you photography career a solid footing. Apart from this, you will have access to expert photographers for guidance, resloving queries etc.
  • Who is eligible to join the IIP Basic Course in Photography?
  • Everybody. From students to working professionals, to housewives, anybody who has a passion for photography is welcome to join the course. Our low course feee makes it possible for students of all ages to pursue their love of photography.
  • What about faculty at IIP?
  • IIP is well-recognized for global leadership in photography education and learning. The faculty members of IIP enjoy a celebrity status in the arena and bring learners a diverse wealth of photography knowledge. For more details about Faculty Members, you can visit our website.
  • Does IIP provide any placement facility also?
  • Yes, we make efforts for those meritorious learners whose pictures have a professional spark but we don't commit for any kind of placement. What we do is, just try to associate them with our own Advertising Agency and an Online Image Stock Bank that cater to the needs of large clientele across India.
  • Does IIP also conduct specialized courses in Travel, Fashion, Wildlife, Nature and wedding Photography?
  • Good basic knowledge in any profession leads you to the advance stages. The same is applicable on Photography. During our photography courses, we provide you with all the essentials knowledge and information, right from technical to practical aspects, so that you may excel in any of the above-mentioned branches of Photography.
  • What about IIP recognition and certification?
  • IIP is not affiliated to any university or Govt. Body. The institute is an Autonomous Body and provides students with its own certificate. What you get along with an IIP certificate is complete technical and practical knowledge that's necessary to achieve the next levels of excellence and expertise in the world of Photography.
  • How do I apply to a particular course?
  • The registration form is available on our website. Kindly fill in the form by clicking ENROL NOW tab and submit the details. You will get an immediate response from us.
  • What is 'Earn While You Learn' concept?
  • IIP encourages 'Earn while you learn concept'. This Program has been launched keeping in view the earning requirements of photography learners that allow them to earn their living while studying. Students can get hefty sum by making a commercial use of their quality photographs on our own in-house Image Bank Website.
  • Who do i contact if have any more queries?

ADMISSION RELATED QUERIES

  • Why do I choose IIP?
  • A pioneer in taking online photography to a new level in India, IIP has successfully mentored a wide segment of students from Africa, Asia and the Middle East - helping countless discover their potential for photography. The institute incorporates a unique teaching system which combines motivated self-learning techniques with professional guidance and lifelong mentors to train aspirants in-depth for the world of photography.At IIP you'll not only find meticulously designed courses but also experienced tutors who will guide you every step of the way to encourage your passion for photography
    • It will help you learn techniques & pick up skills faster than learning on your own.
    • This course helps you improve your quality without trials and errors.
    • Professional teaching will open your mind to infinite possibilities, thus letting you explore your true potential.
  • Who is the online program meant for?
  • IIP pioneered the online learning program to help aspirants who owing to distance or social, professional and personal commitments are unable to opt for regular sessions. The online program is great for:
    • Aspirants who have odd working hours and can't make it for classroom sessions
    • Aspirants who live in other countries, states, cities
    • Aspirants who are more comfortable learning at home than in classrooms
  • What does the online course cover?
  • To be an expert, you need to first master the basics. This universal truth is applicable in photography as well as in all other fields. For enthusiasts and aspirants who are taking baby steps, IIP strongly recommends: The IIP Beginners Course. Put together by a professional team of photographers, the IIP Beginners Course is designed to familiarize you in-depth and help you enhance your command over the basics like
    • Elementary knowledge of photography
    • Exposure to the art of capturing images
    • Introduction to cameras and their proper use
    • Visualizing pictures
    • Introduction to lighting
  • How do I register for this course?
  • Step1:
    Logon to the website www.indianinstituteofphotography.com
    Step2:
    Go through the course details and choose desired course by clicking on Enroll Now
    Step3:
    Fill in your particulars in an online form
    Step4:
    In case you have a coupon or discount voucher, type the same (DO NOT PASTE) in the offer code column. Read the terms, check the ‘checkbox’ and then click on ‘Next’ to continue
    Step 5.
    Choose any one of the secured payment options and make the requisite payment.

    Step 6
    DONE…!! After successful registration, an auto generated mailcontaining your login credentials will be sent your email id. Recently there have been cases where this mail landed in their Junk Mail Box / Spam Folder. Do check them in case you do not receive the email in your mailbox.
  • How do I access the course content?
  • Step 1.
    Logon to the website www.indianinstituteofphotography.com

    Step 2.
    With your Login ID and Password, log-on to ‘STUDENT PANEL’

    Step 3.
    After logging into the panel, you can access the course content and assignment sheet. This content will open chapter by chapter. In other words, subsequent chapter will automatically open only once the assignment for previous chapter is uploaded and evaluated by the faculty.

  • How do I interact with the faculty?
  • Although this is a self-explanatory coursework, in case of any doubt or query, student can contact the faculty through email sub-panel as given below. Only in extreme emergencies, a student should call on the phone number given on the panel. ‘Skype’ or ‘Text Chat’ etc. is not supported.
  • Can I meet my faculty in person for practical classes?
  • Being an online mode of training, personal meetings are not supported. However in certain select areas a student can opt for an additional annual membership of mentored photowalks, in which the student can avail upto 500 hours of photography practical shoots.
  • Is there any certificate awarded for this course?
  • IIP is fast growing institution with a reputation for excellence. Founded by a veteran photographer and managed by professional photographers with rich industry experience, IIP offers certificates upon completion of its classroom session as well as online programs. To be eligible for this certificate, students' performances have to match-up to the criteria set by the IIP faculty. AnIIP certificate is a valuable addition to your resume. Usually students have no problems achieving one.A sample of the same is given below.

  • What if I cannot complete the course in stipulated time?
  • Extending course time limit is not encouraged. However under extreme circumstances or in case of technical failure on part of IIP, student can apply for ‘Grace Period’, requesting the administrator stating valid reason. This application has to be mailed to response@indianinstituteofphotography.com. Grating or denying any kind of extension will be at the sole discretion of IIP management. The student may be charged an additional fee in such a circumstance.

COURSE RELATED QUERIES

  • Why can’t I access a chapter or an assignment?
  • As per the teaching methodology of IIP, only the first chapter and assignment are open by default when a student registers for the online course. The subsequent chapter or the next assignment can be accessed by the student only when the previous chapter assignment is uploaded and evaluated by the faculty. While IIP thrives to provide feedback at the earliest this process can take 24-48 hours especially on weekends/public holidays.
  • How much time does it usually take for the faculty to revert on my assignment/email?
  • While IIP thrives to revert to all correspondence at the earliest possible instance, this process can take 24 – 48 hours especially on weekends/public holidays. In case it is not reverted in 48 hours, please forward the same to the admin by writing to response@indianinstituteofphotography.com
  • I tried to upload my assignment, but photographs did not upload/panel is blank after upload... What should I Do?
  • Step 1.
    Ensure that you are uploading the images from Assignment Panel.
    Step 2.
    Ensure that each image is uploaded one at a time.
    Step 3.
    Ensure that all images of an assignment are uploaded in a single session.
    Step 4.
    Ensure that images are in JPEG format only.
    Step 5.
    Ensure that maximum dimension of image is not over 1200 pixels.
    Step 6.
    Ensure that maximum size of each picture is not more than 1MB.
    Step 7.
    Ensure that you are using wither Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    Even then, if the problem persists or if you want to get your panel reset; please send a request to the admin for the same at response@indianinstituteofphotography.com Do mention your name, program name, contact number & login id along with your request in the mail.
  • Why can’t I access a chapter or an assignment?
  • As per the teaching methodology of IIP, only the first chapter and assignment are open by default when a student registers for the online course. The subsequent chapter or the next assignment can be accessed by the student only when the previous chapter assignment is uploaded and evaluated by the faculty. While IIP thrives to provide feedback at the earliest this process can take 24-48 hours especially on weekends/public holidays.