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Weekend Professional Photography Diploma

Based on Saturday and Sunday this Weekend Professional Photography Program is divided into four sections. Each section is designed to give ardent photographers knowledge ranging from basics to advanced photography, techniques, and specializations to develop a strong portfolio. The students are also taken on various mentored field trips so that real environment photography gets polished.



Under this program a student pays for only one program but receives advantage of dual diploma program. In association with faculty of fine arts of a UGC Recognised Indian University, IIP confers Diploma in Professional Photography as well as a Diploma in Fine Arts (Photography) in duration of just a year. So, if you are serious about taking photography as a serious profession, then this is the program, just for you..!! Enroll Now.

Part One

Foundation Photography Course 
Students learn the fundamentals of the camera and masters the techniques of image making. We start from the basic handling of the camera and move step by step towards polishing their skills for better photocompositions. The students also learn the art of photo editing using various image manipulation software.

Part Two
Advance Foundation Photography Course

Designed as advance level photography techniques, visual literacy, use of exposure triangle, creatively use of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, to use the maximum potential of your camera in creative manner.

Part Three 
Professional Specialization Course 

Make students aware of different specializations in photography. The students get extensive exposure of various photography streams like Studio, Fashion, Fine art, Product and Travel n Wildlife etc. and choose his/her specializations. Students also get in-hand training from leading photographers from India and abroad. 
Working on special projects and make a strong portfolio within the institute, students for presentations and future references.

Part Four
Students are provided with internship with leading organizations on the basis of their strong portfolio and exposure.

In addition to the above…on Saturdays, students can access to the library, one on one meeting with mentors for reviewing work, selection of photographs, editing, visiting talk shows, gallery visits will be scheduled.

In case the student wants to work/practice on any Saturday in studio for their own shoots, they can book* the studios with prior approval taken from the studio manager. 

Course Highlights

University / Institution Himalayan University
(UGC Recognized)
Indian Institute of Photography
Program Name Diploma in Photography
- Faculty of Fine Arts & Design
Diploma in Professional Photography
Eligibility 10th Pass/Evening Degree / Vocational Courses students may also join. Students will need to supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera. (Students with questions regarding cameras are encouraged to contact the instructor. Students will be responsible for the costs of print output and storage media.)
Course Duration 10 Months
Maximum Seats   Batch - 15 Seats 

Class Days & Batch Timings Saturdays and Sundays
10.30 AM – 5.30 PM
Placement 100% placement assistance and on-job training by IIP.



1.    Visual Studies Art Appreciation

Learning arts best done by looking at the work of masters, in this module, students learn the art of reading and analyzing images. Students get the exposure to various art forms and masters of photography and the art world. Students are given projects and presentations to improve their knowledge and enhance their vision.

2.    Photography Techniques

In this module, students learn the basics of photographic compositions and master how to handle their cameras. Students are given extensive knowledge of the technicalities like shutter speed, aperture and ISO etc. Students will master these and other technicalities to shoot picture perfect frames.

    Basic Image Editing Processing

In this module, students are given in depth knowledge of various image-editing softwares like Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge etc. The students also learn the art of image manipulation like dodging and burning, black and white conversion, skin retouching etc. Students will get exposure of how to edit RAW files and convert then into final JPEG files.

    Project submission

    Studio Photography

Major commercial photography happens inside the studio. We give our students extensive training in the studio environment to develop their vision towards product, portraiture and fashion photography. Students learn how to setup their individual studios and implement different kind of shoots with various equipment. Specialized workshops on fashion photography are also arranged.

    Advanced Photography Practice

Students are given knowledge of various creative techniques used in photography. Students get exposure to documentary, travel and wildlife photography. Various field trips are organized to give the students apt knowledge of these fields.

 Specialization/Final Portfolio

A well-made portfolio for a photographer is a ladder for success. We aim to impart our full knowledge to our students to bring out the best in them. Students start developing their respective portfolios since the very beginning of the course. Mentors help the students to portray their best skills in the portfolio.


If required, we at IIP are dedicated to provide our students with on the job training with various brands.


The students, in order to complete their photography program will have to submit their portfolio based on the specialization the student chooses to pursue.

 Scope & Placement

Dual Diploma in Photography prepares students for careers in Print Publications, E-Magazines, Advertising Agencies, Production Houses, TV Channels etc. One can also start one’s own business of Photography Studio, Freelance work for Fashion, Advertising, Commercial & Industrial photography. One can start Travel Photography, Fine Arts, and Experimental Photography and can organize Exhibitions and Shows individually or in a Group.

The classroom learning combined with the experiential exposure by professional photographers/ mentors provide a unique and innovative technical education that develops graduates with a creative style and unique visual problem-solving skills.

 Hostel | Facility

The Institute offers a home away from home; we offer a community where students develop friendships, share experiences, learn from each other, and feel part of a supportive and caring community. 


 Food | Laundry | Gym | Transport | Indoor sports 


There exist a number of opportunities in a wide variety of avenues for placement  

Advertising  | Fashion |  Media  Production Houses | Weddings & Corporate Events

Fine Art & Experimental Photography  | Wildlife & Travel  Industry  | Tourism & Culture Industry