Course information

Entry requirements

Course Name

Intensive Foundation Course in Lighting and Creative Portraiture


40 hours
Certificate Course


An existing portfolio of photographs.
Completed a certificate course in photography.

Course Highlights

Master the art of lighting
Create compelling portraits
Access to ZEISS lenses
Create a strong portfolio

Course overview


Learn to create magic with people as you work with light and intent.

A photograph is essentially the process of capturing light and light is what defines the images, its intent and imbues a mood in the image.

In a unique collaboration with ZEISS, this Intensive Foundation Course in Lighting and Creative Portraiture aims to demystify lighting by dissecting its conceptual framework into easy to understand and apply modules helping the image-makers to use this potent tool for creating powerful and provoking photographs.

Course Overview

As a genre, People and Portraiture can open immense opportunities for photographers. One could opt for diverse streams such as documentary photography, fashion photography, lifestyle photography, wedding photography, senior photography, corporate photography and much more.

Course Structure

The course is an intensive 40 hours spread over 4-weekends targeted toward photographers who are already familiar with essential camera-work and have the desire to take their skill to the next level. .


  • Lighting Essentials and much more
  • Initiation into studio lighting systems
  • Lensing: Essentials and More
  • Lensing for different perspectives
  • Working with Prime lenses
  • Master the lighting schemes for Portraiture
  • Creating beauty portraits and moody fashion mages
  • Posing people and models
  • Working on corporate headshots and family portraits
  • On location lighting
  • Devising lighting schemes on the ground as per the situation and requirement
  • Learn to work tethered with missing critical shots

Mentor’s Profile

Sundeep Bali

Sundeep Bali is a lens-based artist & commercial photographer. Bali was trained to be an arts-management professional. And accorded a US Fulbright Fellowship in visual-arts before he became a full- time photographer.

As an artist, Bali has exhibited widely- in India, New Zealand and the US. Commercially, Sundeep shoots art interventions & installations, fashion & beauty, food & locations/interiors and exclusive cultural events.

His clients list includes CFA Institute (Hong Kong), Harper’s Bazaar (India Today Group), Devi Art Foundation, J.J. Valaya Luxury Holdings, Goethe Institut, MAC Cosmetics, Embassy of Switzerland, Polish Institute, Pro Helvetia: Swiss Arts Council, Osian’s, KHOJ International Artists’ Association and Gallery Ske, India amongst others.

He has also been a Hasselblad Masters semi-finalist which is perhaps the best recognition for creative innovation and technical expertise in the world of Photography. Sundeep has been accorded the honor of a Global Lens Ambassador for Carl Zeiss, the iconic lens- manufacturer since 2013. He is also an X-series photographer for Fujifilm Cameras.

As a professional proactively working towards photography education, he has been designing and conducting workshops/photo- expeditions for a wide gamut of audience – from corporate groups, museums to groups of passionate amateurs. Bali is also a visiting faculty at NIFT, Delhi.

Admissions & Fee

Course Name Intensive Foundation Course in Lighting and Creative Portraiture
Duration 5 Weekends
Age Group/Criteria 16+
Next Batch Starts In Sept 2022
Batch Size 10
Registration Fee (Valid for One Year) Rs1200/-
Course Fees Rs 28500/- + Applicable Service Tax
Admission Form Click here to download or Apply Online
Days & Timings Saturdays (10 am – 1 pm) & Sundays (10 am – 1pm)

Facilities Offered

  • AC classroom with projector and iMac.
  • Access to the campus library and its stock of photobooks, monographs, etc.
  • AC Photography studio
  • Necessary photography equipment like lights, softbox, backdrop set, lenses, D octa reflector, and much more.
  • Access to campus lawns for outdoor photography
  • Upcoming models and Makeup Artists for Portraiture
  • Mentorship for making a professional portfolio
  • Certificate on course completion.


  • To be eligible for the course, applicants must hold a certificate in a Photography foundation course either from SACAC or from any other established institution.
  • All applicants must submit a portfolio of photographs. In case an applicant has not completed a certificate course, they may be considered based on their submitted portfolio.
  • All aspirants must own a DSLR camera, a personal laptop and a tethering cable.

With abundance of passion and commitment, anyone can participate in this course, we will help you with the rest!

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