SIA Hybrid Photography Courses 

Hybrid = Online + LIVE Online + Offline*

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Are you one of these?

You love shooting with your phone but disappointed with the pictures you take.

You got a new DSLR and don't know how to get started

You own a DSLR, know the ‘BASICS’, but still can’t take awesome pictures.

You learned from Youtube or from a friend and realize something is missing.

You want to explore Photography as a hobby or as a source of income, don’t have a camera, and don’t know where to start.

You want to learn editing but don't want to spend too much time on it.

Our courses will surely help you!

Why SIA Photography?


No prior experience with the camera required. 


No age limit - Anyone and everyone can join.

5000 Successful Participants since 2011

More than 5000 students have done these courses.


Lifetime support through email, fb and WhatsApp groups.

Hybrid sessions

Making it flexible yet effective...

Our HYBRID model is a mix of online, LIVE online, and physical sessions to make the most of your time and to give you great value for your money. It is proved to be effective yet flexible.

We do Photowalks in Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad where you can meet Saurabh other people and learn from them.

Community-based learning both online and offline.


SIA Workshop has been a rich learning experience for me. Though I have been learning through the internet articles, youtube etc. for a few years, all the pieces fell in place after the workshop. Saurabh Sir, thanks for being patient and for the wonderful workshop! 

— Radhakrishna Bandaru

Attended both the Basics of Photography and the Lightroom course. I must recommend this course to whoever has a passion for photography. Builds enough confidence and hope. Saurabh is down to earth guy besides having such international accolades. Awesome class!!! — Raja Sekhar Raghavarapu

Quite a quick and detailed way of learning Photography. Made easy. Thank you Saurabh sir, you have been really helpful. Now when I look back into my gallery, I spot my mistakes which I can correct while taking snaps in the future. Will surely practice everything learnt today. Once again thank you. - Vaibbhav Bejju

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Saurabh is the Founder and Chief Educator at SIA Photography. His dream is to See India and to make every Camera-owner a great Photographer. 

Through his Online Courses, 1:1 Sessions, Photowalks, and Photo-Tours, he has been sharing his knowledge with photography enthusiasts since 2011.  He also provides short-term and long-term mentorship programs for serious Photography enthusiasts who want to take it as a passion or profession.

SIA stands for Shutter, ISO, and Aperture - the three aspects that control the exposure of a picture. SIA in Persian means something that brings joy and that is what photography for us is all about.  With over 50 Photography Workshops and 100+ photo walks annually, SIA Photography is one of the most active Photography groups in India.

Since 2011, we have trained more than 5000 people across the globe.

600+ of his pictures have been published in several national and international publications including the National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, Timeout Explorer (UK), The Times (London, UK)

He was awarded

  • Honorary Fellow ICS (HON.FICS) by Image Colleague Society, International USA July 2020
  • Nomination - Top 10 Most Influential People in Photography by Asian Photography magazine in 2018.
  • Nomination - ICIT Photography Awards 2018 by Innovative Council of Indian Tourism (ICIT)
He has conducted Photography workshops at :
Kingston Camera Club, UK (estd.1893), Telangana Photographic Society, Photographic Society of Madras, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad, VIT Vellore, Vellore, SRM University, Chennai, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, Koti Women's College, Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, ICAT Design and Media College, Chennai and Bangalore, Mahindra Ecole Centrale College, Hyderabad, Oakridge International School, INDUS International School, CHIREC Public School, IndiBloggers
And at
Samsung India, Tamron India, Wells Fargo, Hyderabad, SONY SLT cameras, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Mumbai, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Mytrah Energy, Hyderabad, United Health Group, Hyderabad, BHEL, Hyderabad, Laqshya Media(Hyderabad), Novartis Healthcare(Mumbai and Hyderabad) Sterling Infosystems(Mumbai), GHAC, Hyderabad

The Complete Package 

From Zero to Hero


Basics of Photography

For Cellphone and dSLR owners. This course will cover Lighting and Composition, the two most important elements to take a great picture.


Advanced Photography

This course will help you with controlling the technical settings on your camera like Shutter, ISO and Aperture.


Editing in Adobe Lightroom Classic

This course will help you organise your images and make the most of your images by cooking them well.


Buy this course now for Rs.5500!


Why should I do this course when there are so many FREE resources available?

You are right, there is already a lot of free resources available on YouTube.

However, these are some questions that you need to think about -

Are you receiving a Certificate?
Is the content well-structured?
Are you sure about the information being provided?
Is it backed by some support or guidance?
Is the trainer and experienced photographer? You must check out his portfolio before you decide.
How much experience does the trainer has in teaching?
How is the feedback from the previous students?

Finding the right content is like searching for a needle in a haystack. It can be very confusing as different YouTubers might have a different opinion.

If you want to learn through trial and error, YouTube is the best, but if you want to take your skills to the next level in a minimum time, it's best to have someone help you.

Is there any local community I can join to take pictures together?
Yes, this is one big advantage of getting associated with us. You can join our local community in your city and participate in the activities. You can go out shooting together and learn from each other. Currently, we have communities in Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad with more than 6000 members.

Is there any online help group I can join?
Yes, of course! We have groups on Facebook and WhatsApp where you can get your questions answered.

Is there a money refund policy?
No, we do not have a money refund policy. You can join our FREE Live courses to get an idea before joining. You can also see our reviews on social media to get an idea.

Can I share the course with multiple people?
This course is only for ONE person. Only the purchaser can participate in the Q and A sessions which are very important for your progress. Else it becomes like another online course.

However, you can gift a course to someone. We also have an Affiliate program and you can earn up to 50% commission for the sale. You can actually recover the cost of the course by referring to two persons. Please get in touch if you want to become an affiliate.

Is a DSLR required for this course?
For the Basics of Photography - No. Even a cellphone camera owner will be benefitted.

For Advanced Photography - Yes, you need a camera that has Manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless camera)

For the Lightroom Classic Editing Course - You need a computer with the software installed.

What after this course?

After doing all these three courses, you can get in touch with me, I can guide you on what to do next based on your interest and preference. We take these and many other questions in our LIVE sessions.


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