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Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101

38 Reviews

Banaswadi, Bangalore

Course ID: 42053

Banaswadi, Bangalore

Students Interested 0 (Seats Left 0)

38 Reviews

About the Course

Objective: Using a DSLR and having a need to improve, fine tune and upgrade your photography skillsets.

Salient features of the VisualAuthor's Photography Courses:

1. Customized courses designed to address all the important concepts and technics of Exposure, Composition, Framing and Light; explained in simple terminologies to provide you a strong grasp of the knowledge areas and aid with skillsets to perform various genres of photography.

2. Set your pace of learning as you travel through the course plan. The highly interactive courses are designed with intention to prude your curiosity and keep your interest levels up.  

3. Open courses allow you to add topics of interest as you move forward on the learning curve. Do not have to pay extra.

4. With the focus to achieve wholesome knowledge that would help you practice photography productively, after the Introduction of each topic they would be further drilled down to offer Deeper Insights. We do move further and also understand the inter-relations and dependencies as we progress into the Advanced Levels of each concept.

5. Let us discover the hidden features of your Camera/Lens/Flash and wander through all the menu functions. Each will be explained as the camera is being setup for optimum performance.

6. Practice makes the Photographer Perfect - Courses are built with multiple levels of practice. Bring in your images and talk about how you created your images. Practice images will be reviewed to find scope of improvement.

7. Introduction and Understanding the Art of Visualization -- be Creative, Efficient, and Productive.

8. During the course you will also be receiving:

a. A Guide to Know your Camera.

 b. Ready-Reckoner.

9. After completion of the classes, you will continue to receive articles and learning materials regularly, related to your interest levels.

10. Anytime after the course, if you wish to discuss your queries on photography and/or planning on upgrading your camera / lens/ flash / accessories, I can assist you in reviewing the product and provide you feedback so that you can make a guided decision.

Date and Time

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About the Trainer

Santosh Jayaraman picture

4.95 Avg Rating

40 Reviews

53 Students

7 Courses

Santosh Jayaraman

Post Graduate

11 Years of Experience

4+ years to teaching/mentoring experience in Photography.

Student Feedback


Average Rating




Vineet Chauhan

I have had the opportunity to be mentored by Santosh on my photography skills through his preset module. The charm of our interaction was in the fact that I totally was able deviate him from his topics and skip hope to something else. Although, that was planned for a later stage, he captured my interest and without a blink would successfully cultivate the topic of my interest. He holds vast experience and his mentoring (teaching) methodology consists of his own work. That brings confidence in the mentee (learner) of being able to achieve those skills too. Learning at the comfort of his home does not give you the feeling of a class rather a family. You become part of them. The beauty is 1: 1 where his sole attention is on you and your needs & interest rather than a curriculum driven learning. I strongly recommend Santosh as he goes out of the way and improvises on his contents and methods based on learner's aptitude. His learning material is customized to your assets and just generic photography kits. He collected all the details of my camera, lenses and accessories to be able to tell when and how to use what. Thank you Santosh for all the learning and becoming my go-to person for all photography needs. From equipment to tricks and traits.



The best part of Santosh is his teaching methodology. It's a perfect blend of art and technology. His way of teaching opens up the eye of looking things from a different perspective, which I feel a must for a photographer. It also helps to raise one's urge to learn about photography. Once this is done, the technicalities of photography can be learnt easily, and this is why Santosh 's teaching style is unique and exciting. He also shares his experiences while clicking some photos and that helps a lot for understanding real life issues. Moreover he is extremely friendly and listens to his students with lot of patience and responds accordingly. I personally feel that my passion of photography took an effective turn after having his classes. He helps to play within the complete photography world starting from learning to selecting the gears. I consider Santosh as a real mentor than a professional teacher. I strongly recommend his session if someone wants to learn photography and also wish Santosh a best of luck for his upcoming days.


Rashmi Ranjan

Santosh was really knowledgeable person, sharp in concepts. Got lot of ideas regarding my future kit and the path I should take from here after finishing the course.


Anand manger

It was a wonderful experience with you sir. Such a great mentor and a good human being as well. I am from sikkim so I didn't have much time in Bangalore but you taught me so well within this short period of time. You explained every little things so well and the best thing is you are very friendly which made me feel more comfortable. Thank you for everything sir and I am looking forward to make it out of what i've learned from you in future. I Suggest everyone who wants to learn essentials of photography please go for it without second thoughts. Thank you santosh jayaram.


S. Lakshmi Narayanan

It is rare to find someone with so much talents and also having the ability to communicate effectively and provide an atmosphere that is inspiring to learn. He is an extremely enthusiastic and affirming instructor and I learned a lot to help me take my photographic skills to next level. His knowledge of photography and willingness to share that is a true gift. He taught me how to begin to "see " the world looking for color, textures and the simplicity of beauty. Now whenever I use a camera I ' see ' differently. Thank you so much for teaching me how to take great photos by adjusting composition, border control, exposure etc. I honestly think that for the first time I am really starting to understand my camera and how it works. He is having a natural ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and understandable way. I was really impressed with the amount of information he imparted and the practical application it was just spot on. I have taken away many useful ideas to apply to future photography session.His knowledge of photography is first class, he has a passion for photography which is in itself contagious.I would definitely recommend Mr.Santhosh to anybody who has an interest in photography; whether they be relatively experienced or a complete novice.


Renju Samuel

My daughter loves to take photos and capture moments. She was eager to learn about how to take photos and wanted to know about photography. When I realised her eagerness and passion towards photography I start searching for photography classes and I found Mr Santosh through UrbanPro. My daughter was so excited and happy to join the classes. She is so glad to get a teacher like Santosh. She enjoyed each and every class and her confidence short up, her love and passion towards photography grew to such an extent that she could take photography as a profession too. Thanks to Mr. Santosh, and may God bless him to reach New Heights! I thank Santosh for his passion dedication and time for taking such interesting classes. I appreciate and thank you so much for the precious time you have taken out for her.



Aperture, ISO, depth of field, focul length, Tele photo, bokey, burst, etc. Thanks for the new words in my dictionary Santosh. Santosh tailor made the photography course for me and I commend his vast knowledge, experience and passion for photography. He starts off as " this guy ( DSLR) has this features and this big guy ( Tele photo lens) can do this and you need this guy (Tri pod) for your perfect shot. His discussions on light, length, focus and depth of field have been very interesting with his beautiful pictures from Scotland, beach sands, his kids and relatives. He recaps the previous session before proceeding to the next topic to have a perfect understanding. So much to say but thank you for your patient and fabulous guidance Santosh, hope to make you proud with my food pictures sometime and thank you for the excellent chai you made during our classes. Have a wonderful holiday in Scotland with your family.



I am just 12years old I thought I am very Young to DSLR ,But after these classes I think nothing is too early to learn because of my tutor . He thought me A to Z of DSLR and how to use it, before I used my DSLR in auto mode but now I change my settings use it in different modes it is very useful for my future photography .my hearty thanks for helping me.



Santosh classes are very detailed and tailored to our needs. He is a good mentor and guide for us to think freely and do creative photography. He goes with our pace, patiently listens to our questions and responds. He has deep knowledge and shares his vast experience which takes our imagination to different photographic space.


Radha Krishna Varri

Hi Santosh Sir, Thank you for teaching me Photography. You taught me from the basics to advanced level. It will really help me in my profession. It completely changed the way I look at things in life and nature. Thank you UrbanPro through you I found a great guru and also a good friend.


Akash R

The first thing a Photographer needs to know is "what he wants to see in his pictures", he made it clear how to perceive things. He used to say "the time you spend while taking a shot, is the time saved in post-processing". He knows his epitome. One day's class is all it took for me to jump on to my gear and start to shoot. "Ask if you need to know" he shall respond. I'd like to say my thanks.



I truly admire the amount of skill set he has in the subject, very passionate about his work, never gets tired discussing the topics in depth, teaches the concept very well, clarifies all our doubts, the person whom I can trust even today for the transparent reviews on my work is Santosh,I think I made a Wright choice of me getting trained under him, overall value for money, you will surely apply his teachings in your work



Since it was basic foundation course, Santosh helped me to understand the basics of photography. He even help me from the start of purchasing my DSLR camera. He knows lot of technical details and it was really helpful. However with this basics if there were more hands on classes it would help more to nurture our instincts. Overall it was good.


Jeykumar Simeon

Santhosh is a talented photographer / teacher. I have gained a lot of knowledge on DSLR basics and advance techniques - mainly how to shoot in A priority and Manual modes. His teaching methods are clear and he taught to my pace. Would definitely recommend him for your photography learning needs.


Gopinath Raju

He is a very knowledgeable person in photography, he always share his experiences and bring out examples while takes classes which helps in understanding the real picture of the topics he covers and very friendly. He understands the students requirements and takes class accordingly which helps students to learn eagerly without loosing focus. Worth the time and money.


Amruta Kulkarni

Santosh is really a skilled photographer. He will teach what photography is and how it should be done very effectively. He will make you think intently and feel a photograph. He will make you think how to look at a photograph on viewer's perspective. As a beginner, i had very good experience with him as my mentor. I learnt all camera handling techniques and how to deal with them ad well. Thanks to him and urbanpro.


Vajrapu Girijashankar

Santosh Sir's approach is very intuitive and informative. Also he tailors the course as per the student's requirements. I had started learning photography with another tutor who unfortunately passed away. He picked up the course where I left and took it forward. I had a wonderful experience learning with him and I highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to learn photography.


Sanjay Kumar Singh

Got nice training from him, it was worth to joining and learning photography. He is very friendly and helpful.



Just the sort of mentor I was looking, he comes with full package with best price. Happy to have him as my tutor/mentor for life. Thank you a ton Sir.


Ranganath acharya

It was awesome experience and learned more photography features.


Deepak sharma

Mr. Santosh Jayaraman is excellent teacher who is having the depth knowledge of photography. He is clarifies all the queries regarding the subject in a simple way with appropriate examples. I am done with my 4th class, he is made me so passionate about photography, I have got so much confidence, and he retrieve my queries, and make it so simple. Well I can definitely say one of the best trainer for photography classes in the city. I feel 100% worth for my money i spent for his class Thank you so much sir.


Anu Anand

It was wonderful time learning photography with Santosh. The passion and experience he has in this field is inspiring. He is a good teacher I could understand different techniques and concept easily. His dedication to photography inspired me a lot. Thanks a lot Santosh for the time.



It was a wonderful experience learning photography tricks from Santhosh. He gets into details of my requirement before preparing the course content and was ready to spend that extra hour to make sure I understand the technicalities of each feature. Feedback on the my capture’s with Do’s and don’ts , giving tips on my strength and weakness in photography were really helpful. Overall Course has helped me exploring all possible options available in my camera and use them effectively at the right time to get best possible results.


Manu Nicholas Jacob

It was lovely. It transformed me from a person who took hundreds of photos with no planning to a person who plans each of his shots in advance. My photography sessions with Mr Santosh Jayaraman has helped me tremendously and we can see the difference remarkably in my shots.



Santosh Jayaraman is a thorough professional photographer. The classes were purely professional and my son Rohan learnt a lot with respect to photography. He was quite approachable anytime with any kind of clarifications.


Harsha Reddy

My experience in learning photography from him was great. I liked the way course was designed. More emphasis is on your requirements. I got to learn many photography techniques and tricks. I also liked the way he explained techniques and concepts using snaps taken by him. He also taught me how to take care of my camera.


Prachi Chaturvedi

I was looking for someone who can help me in learning photography at home. I started the class from Santosh. He is very good in explaining photography tricks and techniques. His way of teaching was extremely good. He shares every thing he knows about photography. His best quality is that he is ready to answer your query any time.



I am really delighted to have got the opportunity to get trained by Santosh. Actually Santosh isn't a trainer, he is a mentor. You can be in touch with him even after the course and he will help you to tell you where you are doing right or wrong. His specialty is that he gets to the level of student & from there he trains him/ her. He has vast knowledge and experience of photography. I was very comfortable getting trained by him. Each and every concept was thoroughly covered & taught with deep understanding. Not only this, he is able to connect & discuss real life scenarios when you travel or go for some sport activity and you need to click a picture kind of. So, all in all It was really great getting trained by him. Now I need to practice to get better on this. Thank you so much Santosh. Be in touch.


It was great experience working with Santosh for photography workshop. He knows his subject very well. You can ask him as many question on his subject and he will be more than happy, highly recommended for photography. In his guidance definitely a lot to learn.



I enjoyed sir's classes. I enrolled for 8 hours course but took me 11-12 hours to finish up in depth. My classes are mostly theoretical classes. Sir gives you tasks to work in between and explain how to do it which is very helpful. I entered as a noob and after the course I can take good quality images.

Dinesh S

Great mentor so far !! Santosh's knowledge around photography & techniques is amazing. He carries his photography passion every moment in his life which in deed makes him a best mentor. During the course, I realized that my gadget can do wonders and my interest levels further elevated in exploring photography. Santosh was flexible and enthusiastic to guide few techniques over the phone to make one of my events successful. His excitement to share his success stories and interesting facts on photography are priceless and inspiring !!!



He is very patient and takes time to explain. Gives you scenarios and also gives solutions with issues you have faced, for example what you could have done better, when the lighting was bad. Highly recommended.



Knows about camera very well. Way of teaching or clearing doubt is very good. Got to know the hidden features of my camera.


Vishal Ahuja

Santosh has a very good experience on the subject which helps the trainee grasp immense knowledge. Very flexible with the questions and he would answer the same question end number of times without a problem. Friendly behaviour and jovial in nature, which makes the complete session so lively.


Gaurav Jain

Great mentor. He will let you know all the facts about camera in a very easy way and you understand each and everything nicely. I would say great creative photograph as well. If you have any doubts he will clear it . So cooperating regarding your time schedule. And ready to help you in future also regarding any doubt. If you want to learn photography i strongly recommend Mr. Santosh . Thank you sir.


Dinesha S

Awesome tutor, overall experience at very affordable price and absolutely hassle free service experience & needless to mention technically very sound, very helpful and friendly.


Nikunj Bhagat

Santosh was of great help, he analysed my requiremnts of photography and did just not help me on my requirement but also helped in many motivating me.



I just like all his work and dedication towards photography, very helpful and friendly.


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