Foundation Course In Digital Photography

Digital Photography

The three months Preparatory Course for Cinematography broadly deals with Digital Photography and this is very essential to take you to the next level "DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY".

As a Cinematographer you should have a good artistic eye for photography, or in other words, being able to frame shots and recognize good shots, as any photographer would. Knowing the technical basics of photography -how to make lighting work to your advantage, how to use lenses, and how exposures work and specific photography equipment and techniques.

Keeping up with ever-changing advances in Imaging technology and knowing when to shift to or drop in new technology instead of the old.

The Three months foundation course will broadly deal with:

  • History of Photography
  • Exploring the Digital Frontier
  • Perfecting your Vision
  • Practical Exposure
  • Storytelling - Pictorially
  • Creating Prints Fit for Galleries
  • Sharing Pictures
  • Celebrating your Portfolio
  • Collaborating with Global Photo Community

The foundation course, an opportunity to aspiring candidates who have a passion and desire for photography, to gain a deeper appreciation of one's creativity, explore effective avenues of Photography, discover and develop skills for better image projection, tricks and techniques of effective photography. The course is designed for a wide range of audience ranging from individuals with interests in Photography for any professional willing to explore what goes into the creation of beautiful images, Heritage images. You will receive an in-depth study of composition; concepts and techniques, helping you create and capture your creative vision through your lens. We will review everything from equipment and exposure settings, to how to find those stunning places and "work" a scene. During the course we will cover all aspects of Storytelling, landscape, Heritage, street photography, Portfolio and a lot more.

The Philosophy behind the course has been to awaken the creative photographer hidden in many people who have not had the opportunity to explore photography as a career. These are people who love taking pictures but have been baffled by the technologies involved in digital photography, or those who are inspired by the beauty of what they see but are frustrated that they cannot transform that experience into a great picture. The course is meant to guide such people and give them a start in the right direction.

On completion of the course you would have the privilege of direct admission to our SIX MONTHS COURSE ON CINEMATOGRAPHY commencing February 2020.

Other Activities during the Course

Learn about:

  • Light sources & Lighting
  • Creative Photography
  • Digital Image correction
  • Digital workflow

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Project Works Involve
  • People & Portraiture
  • Street Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Product Photography
Course Requirements
  • HDSLR with Tripod
  • Laptop
  • External HD - 500 GB minimum
Application Guide for Preparatory Course for Cinematography
  • Seats are limited and students would be shortlisted on first cum first serve basis.
  • Application form can be downloaded from
  • Completed application form along with a recent passport size photograph and a DD for Rs.1000.00- towards registration fees to be drawn in favour of MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE, payable at Chennai to reach us on or before 30th November 2019
  • Those who wish to remit the registration fees online may transfer the same to :
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    4) Choose State of Corporate / Institution – and choose Tamilnadu & Type of Corporate / Institution - choose OTHERS and GO
    5) Others name choose MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE

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    Branch code: 70570
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Applications Received Without the Registration Fee Will Not Be Processed
  • The Application forms can be submitted in person or couriered to MINDSCREEN FILM INSTITUTE, 4, Ranga Lane, Ranga Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004
  • Proof of academic credentials (photocopies) and work experience to be enclosed. Originals to be presented during the personal interview stage.
  • A statement of purpose in 200 words indicating reasons for interest in the course to be enclosed with the application form.
Course Fee, Terms & Conditions
Upon selection, the concerned candidate is expected to pay the following sum as mentioned your Selection/ Admission Letter:

Admission Fee* Rs.12,500.00 + 18% GST = Rs.14750.00 (NON REFUNDABLE)
Tuition Fee. Rs.1,12,500.00 + 18% GST = Rs.132750.00
Assignment FeeRs.15000 + 18% GST = Rs.17700.00
Total Admission, Tuition and Assignment feesRs.140000 +18% GST =Rs. 165200

FOUNDATION COURSE IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Preparatory Course for Cinematography

JANUARY 2020 to MARCH 2020



Mindscreen Film Institute

4, Ranga Lane, Ranga Road, Mylapore,
Chennai, Tamil 600004
Tel: 24996417, 42108682 / 9841612595
Fax: +91 044 2431 0655


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