Light & Life Campus
Know more about our campus and what it is like to be a part of the LLA family.

I am taking away so many lessons myself. The young photographers I interacted with showed passion, aesthetics and most importantly sensitivity in their work. Heartening. Photojournalism is in good hands.

— Pankaja Srinivasan

My only advise to students would be to pay more attention to their sources of inspiration. The internet is riddled with bad/mediocre content and I urge them to go beyond that and find something truly inspiring to guide their work and vision.
– Aneev Rao

LLA is a hub for image makers. LLA is my place to see groups of photographers discussing about image making and continuously talking about what makes the image look good and how to improvise a shot like studying the behavior of subject, technical challenges, waiting for light, team work, group activities and knowing so many things. This is a place that tunes a person to appreciate life and art of living through photography. LLA is not only for enrolled students to learn, it’s also for faculties since we also get to learn.
– Satish Kumar Raju

Apologies, we have no placement programmes at LLA.
A DSLR camera is a must for the programme. Other equipment will be notified to you once you are accepted into our programme.
We do not provide any loan facility. However, you can obtain a loan from Banks based on your own credit rating.
We are located in a place called Lovedale, about 12kms from Ooty, Tamilnadu.
  • Reception Area
  • 2 Classrooms
  • 14 Studios
  • Daylight Studio
  • Large Production Studio
  • Green Room
  • Prop Room
  • Equipment Room
  • Library
  • Student Hangout Space
  • Cafeteria
  • Faculty Rooms
  • Administration Office
  • Operations Office
  • Academic Affairs Office
  • Indoor Games Area
  • Football Field
  • Kitchen
  • Indoor Auditorium

Applicants should be more than 20years of age. Should have completed a basic graduation in any stream. Must be familiar with the use of a DSLR camera.
Our admission takes place on a first come first serve basis, hence there is no last date to apply. Once our seats are filled, our admissions will be closed, the same will be notified on our website.
LLA assists students in finding accommodation. We do not have hostel facility.
Once you have completed either of our professional courses, you will be fully equipped to pursue a career in professional photography in a field of your choice. The career opportunities ahead of you will be vast. All our alumni are professional photographers in different fields of photography, from Underwater to aerial!
Yes you can easily get in touch with our alumni through our facebook and Instagram pages.
The option of Scholarships is not available.
All the courses in LLA are based on Digital photography. We do not have any courses that deal with film photography.

The courses available at Light & Life Academy are:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Photography Programme
  • Diploma in Travel & Nature Photography
  • Custom-designed courses
Yes, you need to possess a digital camera
Since our programme is a practical programme, expenses include accommodation, food during shooting and on off-campus days, travel costs if any.
All studio equipment and lighting equipment are available on campus for use on campus.
All the staff who teach are visiting photography professionals who take time out from their professional lives to teach the students.
The average size of the class is a maximum of 50 students.
The degree we offer is a Post-Graduate Diploma.
Graduation for the Post- graduate diploma in professional photography programme depends on the portfolio that is submitted after the end of the course.
It is all digital photography. We do not have film photography.