Best Photography Academy in India

Do you want to learn photography? Are you searching for the best photography academy in India?

Then this article will help you out!

Before we discuss which is the best photography academy in India, let’s see the different factors that go into deciding whether a photography academy is good or not. Here are the different factors to keep in mind when choosing a photography academy:

Does the photography academy offer online courses?

This is the era of online courses. Academies that offer only in-person classes are slowly phasing out simply because in the post-covid era, people have become comfortable with learning online.

It’s a win-win situation for both the academy as well as the students, because online courses allow the academy to enroll students from all over the world and the students also win because they can learn things from the comfort of their home.

Does the academy offer lifetime access to the courses?

Photography is a subject where the concepts need to be reinforced for a very long time for them to become practical.

Therefore, it’s must that the photography academy gives lifetime access to its students so they can always learn whenever they want.

Does the academy offer affordable courses?

One advantage of offering online courses is that the academy can have a sustainable business model even if they offer their courses for cheap.

This is because less costs are involved in delivering an online course than an offline one. This is again a win-win situation for both the academy and the students.

So which are some of the best photography academies in India?

1. Creative Pad Media Photography Academy

Kush Sharma, the founder of Creative Pad Media

This may sound like we are blowing our own trumpet, but given the factors above, we truly consider ourselves to be one of the best photography academies. Our courses come with life time access and are super affordable since they are hosted on

At the time of writing this article, our academy has over 55,000 students from over 170 countries.

Our instructor, Kush Sharma, has gained a reputation for teaching photography in such a way that even the most complex concepts are taught in a layman and easy-to-understand language.

Here is a complete list of our online photography and videography courses.

Our mission here are Creative Pad Media is to make photography education affordable for everyone.

2. Sudhir Shivaraman Photography Academy

Sudhir Shivraman, most popular wildlife photographer in India

Sudhir Shivaraman is perhaps the most popular Indian photographer when it comes wildlife photography.

He regularly conducts wildlife photography tours in national parks in India as well as abroad.

He also has a comprehensive list of online courses that can help you get started with learning the fundamentals of photography.

Even though all his courses are good, we would recommend him to people who want to learn wildlife photography as he is the best in that genre.

WebsiteSudhir Shivaraman Photography

3. Pixel Village Photography Academy

Photography Mentors at Pixel Vilage

Pixel Village is really popular on YouTube because they create some amazing photography tutorials which are very in-depth.

Founded by Radhakrishnan Chakyat, Pixel Village also offers comprehensive online courses that are taught by a over 10 different photography mentors who are really accomplished.

We would highly recommend you go through their YouTube channel first and if you like the content, then you can go in for their paid courses.

WebsitePixel Village

4. Indian Institute of Photography

In-person classes at IIP

Indian Institute of Photography (IIP) is one of oldest photography academies in India.

What distinguishes them is that they have all sorts of courses – in-person, online, short term and long term.

So if you are looking for an academy that feels more like a regular photography college, then IIP is the way to go.

Their main academy is located in Noida and they have recently opened one up in Dehradun also.

WebsiteIndian Institute of Photography

5. Kunal Malhotra Photography Academy

Kunal Malhotra is very popular on YouTube

With over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, Kunal Malhotra is one of most popular names in the photography world in India.

You can check out his YouTube channel here.

One of the areas where Kunal is the best is at teaching mobile photography.

WebsiteKunal Malhotra Photography

So there you have it. These are some of the best places to learn photography if you are looking for Indian mentors.

If you want to know anything more, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

About the Author

portrait photographer for portfolio shoot in pune

Hi there, I'm Kush Sharma, the founder of Creative Pad Media, an organization dedicated to simplifying photography and videography education.

We have over 40 online courses that cover various genres in photography & videography, catering to both beginners as well as professionals. These courses are available via Our courses have been downloaded in over 170 countries.

I hope to see you inside a course very soon!

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