Post Date: 22 May, 2021

Weekend Online Course – Foundation Course in Still Photography from 24th July to 03 Oct. 2021
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune under its ‘FTII Online’ initiative, announces Weekend Online Course – Foundation Course in Still Photography. 
Following are the details in this regard;
(1) Name of the Online Course: Foundation Course in Still Photography (Weekend)
(2) Dates:24th July to 03rd Oct. 2021 (Only on Saturdays & Sundays except 15th Aug. & 02nd Oct. 2021 as per following)
July: 24 – 25 & 31 July
Aug.: 1, 7 – 8, 14, 21 – 22, 28 – 29
Sept.: 4 – 5, 11 – 12, 18 – 19, 25 – 26 and 
Oct.: 3
(3) Timings:10 am to 12 noon and 4pm to6 pm (Indian Standard Time – IST)
(4) Max. no. of participants:25 (Course will be conducted only if min. strength of 20 participants is reached)
(5) Age:18 years &above as on 01stJuly  2021 (participants born on or before 30th June 2003)
(6) Educational Qualification: HSC (12th pass). In exceptional cases, 10th pass may be considered
(7) Online Platform: Google Classroom & Google Meet platform
(8) Medium of Instructions: English & Hindi
(9) MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS (Each participant must have following items):
(i) DSLR camera
(ii) Tripod
(iii) External Flash with built in slave unit (2 Nos preferred)
(iv) Reflector foldable
(v) Card reader
(vi) Basic photoshop software
(10) Per Participant Course fee:
(a) For Indian Nationals: Rs 20,000/- (base fee = Rs 16,949/- and GST = Rs 3,051/-) 
(b) For Foreigners including NRI, OCI etc. and also those who are presently staying outside India: Rs 60,000/- (base fee = Rs 50,847/- and GST = Rs 9,153/-).
Course fee of selected participants will be non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-adjustable, etc. under any circumstances. Course fee of all the non – selected participants will be returned within 07 – 10 days of the course commencement.
(11) Mode of payment: Online through SBI Collect (along with application form).
(12) Due date & time to submit application: 28th June.2021, 6 pm IST. Application submitted after due date & time will not be considered.
(13) Selection Criteria: On First – Come – First – Served Basis.List of selected participants will be published on our website and selection emails will also be sent to all the selected participants. 
(14) Online platform: FTII will be using “Google Classroom” and participants are requested to get familiarized with the same. Steps to join online class including login id & password will be shared with each selected participant in the selection email. 
(15) Computer literacy: It is the participant’s responsibility to be technologically capable to take an online course. Participants must be computer literate.
Since the course is online, participants must have following facilities;
(i) A Desktop / Laptop having minimum 8 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz or better processor (Intel i3 or i5 or better).  (Windows / MAC)
(ii) Operating system: a) Windows 7 or 8 or 10. b) MAC OS Sierra or later 
(iii) Audio – Video software: Latest versions of VLC player, Windows Media Player or Quick Time Player.
(iv) Compatible good quality headphones/ earphones with mic
(v) Compatible HD webcam
(vi) Internet pack of minimum 5 GB per day exclusively for this course. It is recommended to have fixed wired Internet connection with minimum speed of 10 Mbps or more.
(vii) Web browser: Latest version of Google Chrome (Preferred), Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari.
Use of Mobile Phone (in place of Laptop or Desktop Computer) to attend the classes is strictly prohibited. Such participants will not be allowed to join the classes.
(17) Course Director:Mr. Bharat Kanhere
Proficient in modern photography techniques and art of photography as practitioner and teacher since 45 years. 
Academic staff member in Dept. of Cinematography, FTII for 28 years. Now retired.
Specialises in industrial and advertising photography.
Associated with SKIFT (Skilling India in Film & Television), world's largest film education outreach programme of FTII. Conducted still photography courses in J&K.
Produced & Directed documentary BHAURAO DATAR : A CURTAIN CALL in 2019.
(18) How to apply:
1. Click open the link - OR visit and further click on “SB Collect” which is at the top left, vertically 06th from left to right. 
2. Read the “Terms Used”, then tick/ click on the ‘check box’ and further click on “Proceed”
3. Select  All India in State of Corporate / Institution, then select Educational Institutions in Type of Corporate/ Institution and click Go. 
4. Search/Find FTII Fees Account in Educational institutions name and click submit. 
5. In the payment category select “B2 Foundation Course in Still Photography (Weekend)”.
6. Fill-up the application form with requisite details and proceed for payment.
7. Make necessary payment of Rs 20,000/- OR Rs 60,000/- as the case may be.
8. Once payment is done, please note "SBcollect Reference Number" (mentioned in payment confirmation receipt). This may be required for future reference.  
9. If possible, digitally store the receipt of payment. This can be carried out in one of the following ways;
(i) by taking printout of receipt of payment, scan & save it 
(ii) by taking screenshot of payment (if using mobile) or printscreen (if using computer) 
(iii) by simply taking a photograph from mobile
10. No document/ certificate related to educational qualification, age etc. is to be attached.Participants’ self – declaration in the application form is sufficient.
11. Terms & conditions: By agreeing to the terms & conditions in the application form, participants are confirming that they have read & understood the website advt. They are eligible to apply and fulfil all the requirements as stated in the advt. Further, participants agree that decision of FTII Director regarding admission to the course and its conduction will be final. 
Further to add in this, it is expected of the participants that during the class they must mute their mics but keep their cameras on unless otherwise instructed. Keeping camera off throughout the class or not heeding to instructions to switch on the camera will be seen as an act of indiscipline and will lead to expulsion from the Course and forfeiture of the Course fee. Decision of FTII Director regarding conducting the course in all respects will be final.
(19) Communication with participants: All communications with the participants will be carried out through email only. List of shortlisted participants may be published on FTII website and selection email will be sent to the selected participants on their registered email id. 
(20) Certificates: All participants would be given participation e-certificates on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.
(21) Queries: For any queries please contact Madhulika on
Course Details
Day 1 - Introduction: Three Pillars of photography introduction
Camera DSLR
Practical – on available lens their choice pictures
Day 2- Assessment of Images
Implementation: Three pillars of Photography
Introduction: Selective focusing  
Day 3-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Depth of Field and Hyperfocal distance.
Implementation: Depth of Field
Day 4-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Shutter speed control, Freezing, Panning, Blur  
Implementation: Shutter speed control, Freezing, Panning,Blur
Day 5-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Reflector, Available light, Portrait outdoor  
Implementation: Reflector, Available light, Portrait outdoor.
Day 6-  Assessment of Images
Implementation: Available light, Portrait outdoor, Reflector
Day 7-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Flash- Guide number, fill in, direct, bounce, commander flash, available light & flash  
Implementation: Flash
Day 8-  Assessment of Images
Implementation: Flash Photography
Day 9-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Multiple flash technique  
Implementation: multiple flash
Day 10-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Pleasing Portraits with multiple flash   
Implementation: pleasing portraits
Day 11-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Available light Product photography with reflectors.
Implementation: Product photography
Day 12-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Copying Art work or Documents with multiple flash
Implementation: Copying
Day 13-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Interior (ambient/flash)  
Implementation: Interior
Day 14-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Nature photography with selective time, Hyperfocal distance
Implementation: Nature photography/ Hyperfocal
Day 15-  Assessment of Images
Implementation: Urban Landscape /Street photography
Day 16-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Story Building through pictures  
Implementation: 5 images story
Day 17-  Assessment of Images
Introduction: Functions coverage and activities through event.
Implementation: Event photography 
Day 18-  Assessment of Images
Implementation: Combined exercises, previously being taught. 
Day 19-  Assessment of Images
Implementation: Combined exercise, previously being taught, Previous mistakes to be corrected. 
Day 20-  Presentation of good images of Participants