I P A

Institute of Photo Art

The Institute of Photo Art (briefly known as IPA) was established on May 31st, 2015 by some like-minded people with an objective to practise, propagate and discuss the nuances of this Art Form and to act with Missionary zeal for the benefit of the Society in turn. It is affiliated to the Federation of Indian Photography(FIP), the highest National Body of Photography in India with Corporate Membership No.CM/846. Our endeavor is to provide the students with excellent facilities of learning process at lowest cost with personal touch with each one of them in a homely environment. Our AIM is to build good relationship, prolonged bondage even after completion of the formal course. We have Expert Faculty who joined voluntarily and perform duties with their utmost dedication and sincerity. The ONLINE Courses, WEBINERs are also available to the students as per necessity through its Website www.ipaphotography.in.

Our Courses

There are two formal courses available in Air-conditioned environment.

  1. BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
    DURATION : 6 MONTHS (Weekly once on SUNDAY)
    Morning Session (from 10.00am) and Afternoon Session(3.00 pm).

    Course is designed so that Students are imparted with detailed knowledge starting with History of evolution of Photography to latest development. The Faculty provides knowledge in the classes covering all the important and relevant photographic subjects vividly through interactive as well as practical sessions. There is uniqueness in the teaching process where dedicated efforts are made by the well experienced Teachers to make learners confident of clicking and making their photographs technically and aesthetically sound. We always provide our dedicated sincerest efforts to support them for their continuous improvement
    DIGITAL PROJECTIONS AND BLACK-BOARD DISCUSSIONS ARE SIMULTANEOUSLY AVAILABLE IN CLASSES.
    After completion of Theory Part in 3 months, hand on training is imparted for one month( i.e. 4 nos. Outing classes ) around the city and outcome is discussed in the class through interactive session. TWO MONTHS (8 nos. of classes) are marked for Digital Processing training without which a clicked photo is incomplete. ONE CLASS is fixed for Introduction to photography with Indoor lighting providing opportunity to practise individually for reasonable period. Meanwhile, Home Assignment, Project work, Feature subjects are allotted to each learner for submission before the scheduled date of INTERVIEW. WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS ARE ALSO CONDUCTED AFTER COMPLETION OF THE THEORY PART. EVERYONE NEEDS TO QUALIFY WITH A MINIMUM BENCH MARK TO ATTAIN THE PASS CERTIFICATE.

  2. STUDIO INDOOR LIGHTING COURSE
    DURATION: 6 MONTHS (Weekly once)

    Learning classes are conducted using mostly common instruments like Strobe lights, Light Modifiers of different sizes and shapes, reflectors, Light tents, Honey combs and different Backgrounds along with light meters. Models with professional touch of Make-ups and costumes, are hired for the purposes of the classes. Various types of lighting are demonstrated and explained to learners and they individually click photos to learn the system. This course is comprised with Portraits shoots on various lighting conditions, Product shoot and also outdoor Fashion shoot. Meanwhile, renowned and experts Photographers in their respective fields are invited to address sessions arranged by the institute. Similarly arrangements are also made for learners joining Outdoor Seminars where felt necessary.

ADMISSION PROCESS

As it is an ART Medium no restrictions are there for any age group but with a minimum educational qualification up to Secondary level. The Batch is found a mix of secondary level to Ph D level of all ages. Students, Home-makers, from different Service sectors and Professional levels come here to satisfy their love and passion with the subject . Some also join to make them skilled to take it as a future profession.
There is no Written Exams but an extensive interview is taken from each candidate to ascertain his or her passion, love, necessity, future objectives and whether opportunities are available to him/her like necessary time to be given here ,minimum requirement of financial abilities, support and consent from their home.

ENTRY FEES

It is LOWEST in comparison to the other institutes (except where free courses are done). Only Rs.3000/- for 6 (SIX) Months for the BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE and Rs. 6000/- for STUDIO INDOOR LIGHTING COURSE, despite Ac-environment is maintained and also opportunities are given to the needy ones to pay monthly.
One time REGISTRATION for whole life Rs.500/- is asked for.
SPECIAL CONCESSIONS are allowed who are needy but passionate to learn it for a livelihood.

CONCLUSION
After concluding the courses the Students are found employed in Govt Authorities, Private Sectors and some has gone for own entrepreneurship. Others go on practicing for themselves enjoying their love and passion with it and earn National and International Honours on Photography. Students passed out from the Institute have earned EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATES and HONOURS from National and International Organizations.
It is matter of Joy to us that some are acting as JURY Member in National and International Salons and Exhibitions.


Our Team

Principal
Subrata Kumar Das

EFIAP(Belgium), FFIP(India), FICS(USA), AISF, Hon. MWPG (UAE), DIP-in-PHOTO (GOLD MEDAL) from PAD (India), FIVAF(India), FSoF (India), FPI(India), FSAP(India),Hon.CPE(Romania), FGNG(India), HON.PESGSPC & GPA. PESGSPC (Cyprus)

Honorable Faculty
Trina Sanyal

EFIAP, EFIP, Hon. CPE, Hon. PESGSPC & GPA.PESGSPC

Honorable Faculty
Prosanta Kumar Das

EFIAP, EFIP, Hon.PESGSPC & GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.CPE

Honorable Faculty
Sandip Thakurta

EFIAP, FFIP, GPA PESGSPC

Honorable Visiting Faculty
Mukesh Srivastava

FIE, FFIP, EFIAP
Engineer-Photographer-Author. Ex-Director(E), Govt. of India
Director, Center For Visual Arts Nikon Official Mentor(2015-2017)
President, Dhanbad Camera Club

Honorable Visiting Faculty
Sutanu Das

Training and development Manager,CAMERANA for last 9 yrs; 3 yrs Dip- in- Photo & Cinematography(RIPT); Experts in Brands like Canon, Nikon,Sony, etc. especially in Canon C Cameras. M/9836634333

Honorable Faculty
Partha Kumar Palit

EFIAP/p, ARPS, EPSA, FFIP, Hon.PESGSPC Honorable Faculty

Honorable Faculty
Himadri Sekhar Dutta

EFIAP, FFIP

Honorable Faculty
Sudarshan Mondal

By profession I am an employee of a government organisation . Since my school days I am very much passionate about photography More...

Honorable Faculty
Shibnath Basak

ARPS, EFIAP, FFIP, Hon. PESGSPC