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The Fine Print: Part 1

The First Visual and The First Print A.D.1827 Madam Daguerre approaches the famous French Chemist Dumas with a concerting question. [...]

Is the pen mightier than the picture?

My daughter is thinking up activities for her students and tells me about this series that The New York Times [...]

Photographer Study #3 | Edward Weston and the Universality of Basic Forms

Edward Weston was one of the most influential and pioneering figures in the field of photography in the 20th century. [...]

How to edit photos like a pro without burning a hole in your pocket

To Ado-be or not to Ado-be? That’s the question most photographers have been asking themselves for many years. It’s a [...]

Photographer Study #2 | Timeless Tales by Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado, born on a cattle farm in Aimorés, Brazil (1944), is one of the most celebrated Photojournalists of our [...]

What drives a full time automobile photographer

LLA Alumni Connect At Light and Life Academy, we teach various specialised fields of photography. It's fascinating to see how [...]

Photographer Study #1: Unearthing Visual Treasures from the Life of Vivian Maier

Some time in the early 1950’s, and subsequently since, from the streets of New York and Chicago to South East [...]

Iconic Sports Moments- Florence Griffith

“Dress good to look good. Look good to feel good. And feel good to run fast!”, thus spoke Florence Griffith- [...]

What makes a wildlife photographer click : Pradeep Ravi

At Light and Life Academy, we teach various specialized fields of photography. It's fascinating to see how each of our [...]

Shrooms And A Fun Guy – Rahul Das

Walking through the monochromatic farms, I see the white fungi inviting me to spend the rest of my day with [...]

How Light and Life Academy happened in my Life – Mohan Sarangarajan, CEO

After close to thirty years of corporate life I moved to the Nilgiris in 2010. Around 2017, I took up [...]

The LLA Campus! An ode to Light, Life and Space

As a student of LLA and an architect by profession, every time I enter the space I feel like I [...]

Photographing the Dawn of a New Day

Photographing Sunrises in the Nilgiris... A defined haze line cuts across the horizon, separating land from sky. Mountain tops sit [...]

Every Frame’s a Painting

A Workshop on Understanding Colour and Emotion in Photography - Arka Prabha Das (Batch 2019-20) It was an interesting Friday [...]

Ode to the Cosmos – Arjun Cheyyur

My earliest memory of looking up at the night sky was when I was a little child and my family [...]

Trans – Gender: An exploration into the identity of a stigmatized community

To put these wonderful souls up as brides before a wedding. All decked up in ornaments and beautiful sarees. To [...]

Speech by Mr. D. Shivakumar

Light & Life Academy – Graduation day – Speech by Mr. D. Shivakumar, Group Executive President - Corporate Strategy & [...]

Pre Graduation & Graduation

The 21st  of March… A day when energy levels are at its peak! When a million activities are organized and [...]

Students of LLA making sure people ‘Vote 100%’

110 AC Sweep Strategy – Election Awareness Campaign The objective of the Election Commission of India was that “No voter [...]

UV Photography

At light and life the students work on creating images using every kind of natural and artificial light available. The [...]

Glimpses from a Festival at Achanakkal (and trying to capture them!) By Shawn Stephen

Festivals in the Nilgiris are a spectacle to behold. They signify times of joy, of belonging, of good food and, [...]

The Film Look: Reminiscing a Bygone Era By Chandrasekar S

You will not find a photographer today who will admit that film does not have a place in photography even [...]

Coming to my senses By Thurrya V

The hush of the trees as they sway to the rhythm of the wind and the dust particles dancing in [...]

Let there be light – By Anuradha Iqbal

Light & Life Academy happened because I was looking for a purpose in life. In my wildest dreams, I never [...]

LLA is not just an experience it is an exploration – Jaisim

LIGHT AND LIFE ACADEMY – OOTY (An adventure in space, time and vision learning with all the senses playing with [...]

Lights! Camera! Reboot!!

Photography has always been a passionate hobby of mine. I knew a bit about the subject. I tried to learn [...]

Underwater Photography Ajit

Some passions really drive a person crazy. I didn’t even realize how badly I was infected with the blue water [...]