About the Institute
The School of Fototechnik is an institution dedicated for the propagation of photography. The institute is run by internationally acclaimed photographers, who are really passionate about photography.
The approach to photography in this institute is very different. Here photography is not treated as a 'Trade' to teach a set of do's and don'ts. For us photography is a subject, a study and the teaching procedures help students to assimilate and imbibe the intricacies of the process and inculcate in their minds the capabilities to fascinate and enthral the procedures and its modalities. The School of Fototechnik has designed its courses in accordance with modern educational techniques by experienced teachers to fulfil the need of the day. Attention is paid to more of experiential learning. Theories taught are supported by practical demonstrations. Classes are supplemented with visual aids to have a better understanding of the science of photography, its principles and processes. To backup any incomplete assimilation of the photographic knowledge imparted, individual attention is provided to reinforce the deliberations. The School of Fototechnik also organises workshops for special interest groups, photographic tours, print & slide shows, and other programmes of photographic interest. Special guest lectures by professionals and other eminent personalities from various parts of India and abroad are arranged to widen the knowledge of photography and to develop contacts with the Photographic World. On completion of the course, guidance is provided to secure photography jobs. Support is provided to those who want to take up photography independently in the branches of Commercial photography, Advertising photography, Press photography etc. Consultancy is also provided to those who do not wish to join as a professional but remain to be serious amateurs and hobbyists.
This institute was established in New Delhi on the 20th April 1998. In the last 25 years of existence more than 450 students have been trained.
Among them are renowned Delhi based Commercial Photographer (Amit Dey), other well established Commercial Photographers (Haish Chhabra, Naresh Kumar, Aneesh Omanakuttan, Arindam Deb, Tirtho Biswas….), Head Photo Unit of Vishwa Bharati University (Saurav Chakraborty), Film-maker and Faculty Film-making (Sabyasachi Banerjee), Travel Photographer and writer India Today Plus (Rita Sawhney), Senior Photographer India Today (Rajwant Rawat), Faculty Pearl Academy (Rohit Dinghra), Reprography Unit American Embassy (Sagar Mitra), Studio Owners (Pankaj Kumar, Dhananjay Tiwari, Vijay Tiwari, Ajay Sharma …..), Wedding and Event Photographers (Vikas Rohilla, Ravinder Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Rahul Mathur……), the list is long.