Light and Life Academy is perched on a mountaintop about 7000 ft. above sea level near Ooty,Tamil Nadu, India, with a spectacular view of the Ketti valley, arguably the second largest inhabited valley in the world. The campus is an inspiring 60,000 sq ft theater with up to three seasons visiting it everyday. Custom-designed by one of India's most celebrated architects, Mr. Jaisim (recipient of NDTV award for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture), any part of the campus is a window to the continuously unfolding drama of the sights and sounds of nature.
The quality of light is perfect for students of photography. Besides, as there are few distractions, the students stay focused on photography. The locals and officials are not just supportive but welcoming of cameras and photography, unlike most other places. It is a truly conducive environment to create a picture.
When I’m at LLA, I feel calm, away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The beauty on and around campus is surreal, perfect for being in tune with the photographer in me.
Saurabh. S. S, Batch 2021
Great campus, atmosphere, students….. The most impressive point is all the students are active, passionate and energetic! This is the dream photography college for the people to learn photography!
Junichi Kawasaki, Nikon
An absolutely divine place, scenic and serene! Just the place suited for learning photography in its most professional form.
Colonel. Rajiv Bhatia, DSSC, Wellington
Just living in the Nilgiris for a year just elevates the way you look at life in general. The world just seems more beautiful, so that has been one of the biggest takeaways from my time at LLA. I see a lot of that influencing my work even today.
Ajay Ram, Batch 6
It’s heaven. It’s my second home. Amazing location, amazing architecture, amazing founder and amazing working staff.
Nutan Khedekar, Batch 18
Nilgiris is India's first biosphere reserve. It has been declared as one of the 34 'hotspots' of the world because of its unique biodiversity. Rolling grasslands, dense sholas, waterfalls, streams, lakes, vast expanse of tea plantations, interspersed with vegetable gardens, spectacular viewpoints, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, fabulous trekking trails, heritage sites, unique villages, spell binding sunrises and sunsets, magical light, pollution free atmosphere, mist, clouds, fog, star studded skies and serenity. Nilgiris presents a truly breathtaking kaleidoscope of visual treats and soul stirring experiences.