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Wildlife Photography Course

One Year Professional Diploma
Into the Natural World of the Wild

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    First Wildlife Photography College in India

    Creative Hut Institute of Photography is India’s first and the leading wildlife photography college, offering an exclusive one year wildlife photography course in India. This first of its kind residential course is suitable for all those who love nature, wild creatures and are looking for an apt wildlife photography course after 12th or degree. The two significant factors of the course is the National and International wildlife photography tours offered in this course and the exclusive wildlife photography portfolio and wildlife cinematography portfolio. The Gurukul way of learning is an added advantage for the candidates to learn and explore their understanding of wildlife, today’s digital camera, possibilities of editing the still as well as moving images.

     

    What are you going to learn?
    • Fundamentals of Photography
    • Visual Literacy in Wildlife Photography
    • Mastering Wildlife Photography
    • Fundamentals of Lighting
    • Wildlife Cinematography
    • Digital Image Editing Process
    • VIdeo Editing & Post-Production
    • Nature & Travel Photography
    • English & Working Skills
    • Wildlife Photography Tour
    • Wildlife Photography Portfolio
    • Wildlife Photography Career Guidance
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    Admission is open for Wildlife Photography Course 2022 – 2023 batch. Classes will start on 21st September 2022. Batch Strength : 6 Seats

    During the course, different National and International Wildlife Photography Tours are arranged such as Maasai Mara, Kenya or Tanzania

    Wildlife Photography Course is to provide you with a wide range of skills, knowledge of the camera techniques, and practical knowledge both in terms of Wildlife Photography as well as Cinematography. This course offers you the knowledge of how to make the best of any real-life photographic situation. In addition to that, you will produce images of consistently high quality. You will not only learn here techniques of camera but also learn to capture the best actionable moments of wildlife.

    This specialization professional wildlife photography course would definitely help you in improving the technical knowledge. Furthermore, you will capture wildlife at different locations. Hence, here you achieve the knowledge to respond to new environments and situations, under constantly changing conditions.

    Creative hut offers one of the best wildlife photography courses in India  with a well structured syllabus. Indeed, the aim is to specialize students with the best wildlife photography classes, cinematography sessions, the digital image designing along with the practical field experiences. Understanding, applying and experimenting are the core elements of the course.

    The syllabus for wildlife photography includes

    1. 1. Fundamentals of Photography
    2. 2. Visual Literacy
    3. 3. Mastering of Wildlife Photography
    4. 4. Fundamentals of Lighting
    5. 5. Wildlife Cinematography
    6. 6. Visual Editing
    7. 7. Nature and Travel Photography
    8. 8. National Wildlife Photography Tour
    9. 9. International Wildlife Photography Tour
    10. 10. Wildlife Photography and Cinematography Portfolio

    Subject Code: PDWP 101

    This session gives an understanding of various types and modes of DSLR and mirrorless cameras and lens. In addition to these, the focusing arrangements and other factors are one of the important sessions here.

    Hands-on practice in manual mode and its settings, along with an introduction to various DSLR / Mirrorless camera accessories, different lenses and their uses are introduced here. The module also covers knowledge of filters in photography, namely, U.V filter, Polarizing filter, ND filter, close-up filters, and their uses.

    Finally, this first module also covers the introduction and understanding of the equipment used in Macro Photography, Birds photography, and Wildlife Photography.

    Subject Code: PDWP 102

    The module of Visual Literacy provides wide options in terms of nature and wildlife. The visual understanding of the images is an important part of this session. The rules of photography, visual literacy, design elements, and design principles are introduced here. As a result, students achieve expressive photographs of wildlife.

    The writing skills are explored and enhanced in this session. Indeed, this brings out the confidence in the students in presenting their wildlife photographs in the form of articles and photo stories or the other major forms of photojournalism.

    Subject Code: PDWP 103

    The practical photography session of insects, birds, and animal photography is an important factor here. The knowledge of various accessories for insects, birds, and animal photography is discussed in this session. For instance, the macro lens, the tele lenses, extension tubes, reverse ring and ring flash, etc…

    This module will have an understanding of the natural world and the tricks to capture them effectively and creatively.

    Wildlife Photography Specializations

    • Birds Photography
    • Insects Photography
    • Reptiles Photography
    • Animals Photography

    Along with that, students will be provided with the wildlife photography scope and opportunities.

    Subject Code: PDWP 104

    The nature of light whether it’s natural or artificial has a greater significance in wildlife photography too. In this module, a detailed study will be carried out on the quality of light, its color and characteristics, the understanding and direction of natural light, and its effect on images.

    The other factors covered here are the spectrum of light, knowing the advantages and disadvantages of bright sunlight, introduction to backlighting, front lighting, etc… Furthermore, understanding what are silhouettes and its application in wildlife photography.

    The study is also carried out for artificial light or indoor light as well as indoor setup for macro photography. Students here also arrange and practice the insect’s photography in an artificial setup. This indeed makes them modify the light as per the situation.

    Subject Code: PDWP 105

    The module here benefits you with the understanding of videography. The recording of special moments and movements of wild animals, birds, and insects is a highlighting part of this session. Most importantly, wildlife video journalism also helps one to document this nature and its beauty in their real habitat.

    Wildlife Videography

    Videography and video editing classes are initiated here to develop student’s skills in framing moving images. In addition to the understanding of the videography techniques using a DSLR or mirrorless camera, students here learn to edit the same. Especially, in terms of wildlife short story, wildlife video news story and wildlife documentary etc…

    Students will be preparing and submitting their individual wildlife cinematography portfolio during this session.

    Subject Code: PDWP 106

    Introduction and Understanding of different formats and resolutions of photographs, for instance like Raw, JPG and Tiff. Understanding a histogram for the image and reading the image as per its histogram. Further, students are introduced to various editing software apt for best results of wildlife photographs.

    Digital Image Editing Process in Wildlife Photography

    Students here learn with hands-on photo editing practices with software namely Illustrator, Lightroom, Photomatrix Pro, InDesign, Photoshop, and Nik Collections.

    The use of this software is taught practically by digitally editing the images with respect to framing and composition, color correction and tricks.

    Kind Note: Students themselves need to install the licensed software.

    Subject Code: PDWP 106

    This session is where students are taught about the video editing tools and software. The practically shot wildlife videos including the birds, macro and animals, etc.. etc.. are taught to edit with colour correction.

    Video Editing and Post-Production

    The software such as Adobe Prelude, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve are the highlights of this session.

    Kind Note: Students themselves need to install the licensed software.

    Subject Code: PDWP 107

    This session of Nature and Travel Photography covers the understanding of capturing the nature around us.  The composition and framing is implemented here to get the best results of the following categories of photography.

    • Travel Photography
    • Landscape Photography
    • Nature Photography

    Add-on Session

    The ability to communicate through the language of English has great importance in wildlife photography too. To write the best caption, article and newsworthy coverage for one’s wildlife photography is, in fact, a must in this field. Indeed, it helps us to convey our wildlife photographs in writing.

    On the other hand, it helps us to share our experiences and our point of view in an internationally understandable language for both wildlife photography and videography.

    As a result, the English and working skills classes improve the student’s communication in writing and speaking. Moreover, students get benefited from these classes in terms of Wildlife Photojournalism as well as wildlife video journalism.

    Wildlife Photography specialization demands more practical knowledge. Although the understanding of camera, settings, equipment, framing, and composition are necessary factors, field visits play a vital role in wildlife photography. Hence, the National  wildlife photography tours are arranged to various wildlife oriented places in India.

    1. College organize Mentor guided tour in India, where the students are taken to various locations  such as Ranthambore in Rajasthan, Gir Forest in Gujarat, Kabini and Bandipur in Karnataka, Chinnar in Kerala, Sattal in Uttarakhand etc… During the course, students will be taken for any of the two National wildlife photography tours under the guidance of the faculty in-charge. These tour expenses are not included in the course fees.

    All the wildlife photography specializing students need to compulsorily undergo the wildlife photography tours. All National and International tours cost during the course  need to be borne by the students. Tour cost need to be paid in the first month of the course. Approximately, Rs.100000* + GST including flight tickets, safari, transportation, and staying. Please note that camera and lens ticket costs at any sanctuaries will be extra and as per ones lens and camera.

    2. Students are also encouraged for the individual wildlife photography tours where students can carry out the individual or group tours on self individual expenses. Mentor will always guide the students for the same and will guide them to find the appropriate destination.

    One of the best part of the course here is the International Wildlife Photography tour to Maasai Mara, Kenya, or Tanzania (any one tour) for the students specializing in wildlife photography. This wildlife photography tour will be guided and accompanied by the faculty in-charge. These tour expenses are not included in the course fees.

    All the wildlife photography specializing students need to compulsorily undergo the wildlife photography tours. All National and International tours cost during the course  need to be borne by the students.  Tour cost need to be paid in the first month of the course. We organize special International tour to  Massai Mara, Kenya or Tanzania. Approximately, Rs.400000* + GST including flight tickets, safari, transportation, and staying. Please note that camera and lens ticket costs at any sanctuaries as per ones lens and camera and the Visa will be extra.

    • Students need to arrange their valid passport and visa by themselves.

    Every student has to put forth their ability to form the portfolio with a collection of their photos of wildlife photography. It covers various categories such as birds photography, insect photography, animal photography, travel and nature photography. Apart from this, they also need to have a portfolio in wildlife video journalism.

    The students have to submit the same as per the submission date, submit format and specified criteria. Faculty will be available at the Academy to provide feedback and corrections throughout the session for the making of the portfolio. Faculty will assign and guide students for the project with necessary guidelines on shooting and editing etc…

    Hence, the final students’ portfolio will be analyzed by the panel of examiners/ juries, according to which the marks will be released.

    Total Course Program Duration: 10 months 

    Candidates will be pursuing this course with the study Instructional classes and Photography tours including the theory classes, practical classes, fieldwork, and wildlife photography and cinematography Portfolio of altogether 10 months duration ie. 216 to 240 days.

    1. Course Duration includes
      • Photography, Cinematography and Visual Editing (Photo & Video )
      • Wildlife Photography Tours and Portfolio Development

    Wildlife Photography Course Fees

    Professional Photography Course Program Fees: Rs. 393500 + Rs.10000 (Refundable Caution Deposit)

    Course fees includes Tuition Fees, Practical Batch Tours in Kerala, Uniforms, Hostel and Food in the campus, and GST tax payable.

    • Registration Fees: Rs.6555
    • Course Fees: Rs.260123+18% GST
    • Hostel & Food : Rs.70000
    • Portfolio Books : Rs.10000

    Wildlife Photography Tour Fees

    All the wildlife photography specializing students need to compulsorily undergo the wildlife photography tours. All National and International tours cost during the course  need to be borne by the students.  Tours cost need to be paid in the first month of the course. We organize special International tour to  Massai Mara, Kenya or Tanzania. For more details, please refer the National wildlife photography tours and International wildlife photography tours session.

    Easy Payment Schedule: Fees can be paid in installments.

    At the time of Admission: Rs.6555
    1st Installment: Rs.123132+GST =Rs.145295
    2nd Installment: Rs.90000
    3rd Installment: Rs.86491+ GST =Rs.102060
    4th Installment: Rs.50500+ GST =Rs.59590
    Note:
    • All the taxes and charges imposed by the Government from time to time are applicable to the fees and are to be compulsorily paid by each student. At present the GST is 18% and further any change in it will be applicable on the fee.
    • National & International Photography tour costs will be extra and need to be borne by the students.
    • This course offered by Creative Hut is a residential course only.

    The innovative and creative session of the wild photography course in our photography college is the Research and project on wildlife photography. As a matter of fact, each student undergoes the research on any of the divisions of wildlife photography.

    The project is to initiate the students into the professional approach of wildlife photography. Therefore, students are engaged here with the visit to different locations in order to get as many powerful facts for their project.

    Creative Hut Institute of Photography provides career guidance to its students to understand about the best opportunities in the field. Understanding the trend, needs, and requirements of the wildlife photography, we let our students know the competitions and challenges.

    However, every wildlife photography student has to take the initiative to find a suitable career opportunity for the future.

    Wildlife Photography Career 

    • Wildlife Photographer
    • Wildlife Videographer
    • Birds Photographer
    • Macro / Insects Photographer
    • Photographer in Forest department

    We do not guarantee or take any responsibility for the wildlife photography placements. Rather, the Institute will provide placement guidance only.

    Every artist needs a toolkit. Meet yours

    Equipment or say wildlife photography gears play an important role while pursuing any Wildlife Photography Courses in India or in any part of the world. Especially, at Creative Hut, wildlife photography classes are involved with art and technical study. In particular, every candidate need to have any one DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, lens and laptop for undergoing regular practical study.

    Essential Wildlife Photography Equipment 

    • Macro / Insects Photography:  DSLR/Mirrorless Camera + Macro Lens / Extension Tube
    • Wildlife Photography: DSLR/Mirrorless Camera + Zoom Lens + Tele Lens + Tele Convertor

    Creative Hut follows a Gurukul way of learning. And hence institute takes care of all students staying together on one campus. One of the greatest advantages of learning wildlife photography course in the Gurukul educational system is the residential facility on the campus.

    Residential Facilities

    Good & simple living is the key factors in residential life. The first thing to remember is that this course offered by Creative Hut is a residential course only. We provide food and accommodation to all our students and faculties on the college premises. Indeed, separate hostel facilities are provided for boys and girls.

    The staying is provided in the campus surrounded by nature. Hence, breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are available for the students and faculties in the institute cafeteria. The common cafeteria, the facility of the cot, shared rooms, sanitation, etc… are available on the campus.

    PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT’S REVIEWS

    VIEW AND LISTEN TO WHAT OUR STUDENTS’ AND ALUMNI’S HEART SPEAKS
    bishal ghosh

    Bishal Ghosh Photographer Ukhra, West Bengal

    “Every student teach by a impartial way. A student and teacher communication has given a prominent attention. Every student has motivated to deal every workshop with their own practice.”

    govind raj

    Govind Raj Photographer Ernakulam, Kerala

    “Build up your dream for professional photography in this institute. This is the best institute I have ever known. And the Gurukulam way of learning is the best thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.”

    ramees rajan

    Ramees Rajan Photographer Karunagappally, Kerala

    “Before coming here I thought the whole photography process was just a click but I understood that the world of photography is wide spread. Now I can express my view in frames. Thanks to Creative hut”.

     

     

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