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

LLA not only a photography school, but a hub for photographers.

It is the place I go to, to see groups of photographers discussing an image and continuously talking about the elements that make the image look good and how to improvise a shot. This is a place that tunes a person to appreciate life and the art of living through photography.

LLA is not only a learning experience for students, but for the faculty as well!

Satish Kumar Raju

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. Photo-journalism is in good hands.

Pankaja Srinivasan
LLA does not provide placements after the course. However, you will possess all the knowledge required to pursue photography as a profession.
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 have any loan facility. However, the same can be obtained from Banks depending on the credibility of the individual.
LLA is located in a place called Lovedale, about 12kms from Ooty, Tamilnadu.

LLA is a full facility photography college. Here is the breakdown of what LLA has to offer:

  • 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 20 years of age.
  • The applicant should have completed a basic graduation in any stream.
  • The applicant 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.
We do not provide hostel accommodation. However, LLA assists students in finding accommodation that suits their budget.
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 either through our website (Our faculty are also our Alumni) or through facebook/Instagram. LLA can also help put you in touch with the alumni if required.
The option of Scholarships is not available at LLA.
All the courses in LLA are based on Digital photography. We do not have any courses that deal with film photography.
  • The Post Graduate Diploma is a yearlong course.
  • The Photojournalismcourse is a 6-month course.

The courses available at Light & Life Academy are:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Photography Programme
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Photo Journalism
  • Digital Black & White Photography Workshop
Yes, you will need to own a DSLR to join LLA.
Outside of tuition, you will incur the following costs:
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Travel Costs
All studio equipment and lighting equipment are available on campus for use on campus. The students will not be allowed to take the equipment outside of campus.
All the faculty who teach are visiting photography professionals who take time out from their professional lives to teach the students. This ensures that the students are taught by faculty who are currently in the field and are experienced photographers.
The average size of the class is around 40 students.
LLA offers a Post Graduate Diploma in:
  • Professional Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Travel and Nature Photography