One Year Diploma


This one year diploma course in creative photography has been designed & created for individuals who are planning to build their career in professional photography.

The diploma is split into three modules. All sessions will be assignment based. Students will be given weekly assignments mentored by a faculty and also there will be professional and renowned photographers who will be taking lectures as well as mentoring students through the year.  There will be regular assessment of every student and critique will be given to help improve their understanding of concept, skill, technique and presentation.

ISP’s USP will be to get you among the best professionals to guide you as faculty and experts who would on regular basis be observing & mentoring your work, apart from specializing in one of the genres. The course will follow the latest market practices in various aspects of photography so that students are kept updated to the present time.

During the end of the term, students have an option to specialize in different genres of photography, e.g. Photojournalism, Commercial & Product photography, Fashion photography etc.

The new batch starts from 1st Sept 2014.



Course Duration

  • 1 year
  • Batch starting : 1st Sept 2014

Course Contents:

Term 1

  • Basics of Camera, History of Camera, Understanding camera functions and use of the camera in a creative manner.
  • Understanding visual concepts, compositions and ways to look at imagery. Dealing with the camera in various situations.
  • Understanding Studio Lights, lighting techniques, ways to handle various studio light accessories, Flash Photography. Understanding portraiture and understanding still life studio photography.

Term 2

  • Commercial photography, conceptual photography in advertising and corporate photography. Understanding and relevance of teamwork in advertising photography, understanding how to deliver as per client requirement.
  • People and fashion photography. Understanding the difference between real life Model photography and glamour photography. Understanding the relevance of styling, make up, hair styling as a director of photography.  Relevance of team work in fashion and people photography.
  • Photojournalism, Photo stories, Breaking news and captioning. Social documentary and documentary photography.

Term 3

  • Wedding Photography, Art Photography, architecture photography, understanding the mediums and the relevance of each specialization.
  • Post processing of images in photography and its relevance, one month expert guidance for using Photoshop as an enhancement tool in photography. How to make image correction and edit the images for final use.
  • Specializations in photography and how to choose your direction and area of specialization as a professional, how to create a portfolio choosing ones area of preference and how to focus on a direction and specialization.
  • Project assignment for final portfolio submissions under Guidance by specialized photographers including regular faculty and visiting expert faculty. Here students will get the 2 months to experiment with what they have learnt and start doing self assigned projects with help and under  

Course fee details

  • The course fee can be paid in three different installments.
  • Registration fees 20,000/- INR plus taxes.
  • There will be an incentive of Rs. 10,000/- in case of 100% payment at the time of registration.
  • Fees once paid is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Students need to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 15,000/-
  • Students who successfully complete the term will be awarded the one year Diploma by Indian School of Photography.
  • Government taxes as applicable

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Who can enroll for the 1 year courses?
    Any student who has passed class 12th and is 18 years of age.  
  • Do the courses guarantee placement or jobs?
    ISP does not guarantee jobs or placements, but will assist in every way possible to see that the students are able to start their career at the earliest and in the best possible way. Growth prospects will depend upon one’s own ability.  Opportunities in the field of photography are plenty. Freelancing is very popular among a large number of photographers.
  • What is the minimum requirement for registering to the 1 year course?
    The minimum requirement is a DSLR. Though, we recommend that students should have a wide angle, one telephoto and one multipurpose lens.
  • Is the Diploma or the certificate given by ISP recognized by any institution?  
    The Diploma or the certificate awarded to the students will be issued Indian School of Photography only and is not affiliated to any University / College or any State Government of India or Government of India. 
  • Is the course fee payable in installment?
    Yes, one can pay in 3 installments. Incase of 100% payment is made in advance there will be an incentive of Rs. 10,000/-

    Installment Structure
1st installment 40%
2nd installment 30%
3rd installment 30%







  • 6. Which date the 1 year course starts?
    The course begins on 1st Sept 2014.