Welcome to Munish Khanna Academy- world photography school. It shall be a pleasure to train you in photography and help you excell in the genre of your choice. Kindly go through the following rules so as to let us help you achieve your dreams faster and more effectively.
Fees- The course fees is payable strictly in advance before you attend your first class. You may opt to pay just the registration fees of Rs. 5000/- or the complete fees whatever applicable. Check more details at www.munishkhannacademy.com/fees
Refunds- The Registration fees is not refundable. In the unlikely case that you do not find the course upto your expectation, the fees paid (excluding the registration fees) is refunded back immediately by cheque or online transfer. You must request for a refund immediately after the first session within 6 hours . Beyond the first session the fees, is absolutely non refundable under any circumstances what so ever.
Class calendar- The class calendar is available at www.munishkhannaacademy.com/calendar. usually there are no last minute changes, but in case it is unavoidable you are informed through an SMS.
Interaction- You may interact online at http://www.munishkhannaacademy.com/forum#/ or through our group on flickr. This is not an open group and you may need to send a request to join in. You can upload your images and participate in online discussions or ask questions here. Check out how to join here- www.munishkhannacademy.com/flickr or go directly to the group www.flickr.com/photographyacademy
Attendance and regularity- Although there is flexibility in the course but it is highly recommended that you be very regular. In case you intend to miss a class or a few classes please do send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that you may not be allowed to attend the classes again if you suddenly disappear without informing (by a formal email) and also you will have to pay a fine of Rs. 50/- per class which you have missed. However, you are always a lifetime member and once you have informed, you can resume anytime, even after several years.
Additional expenses- the fee for the course is the tuition fee and does not include any expenses incurred towards the training. the basic course does not require any additional expenses as such. However, in advance course as you build up your portfolio, you would be required to pay towards the actual cost incurred for hiring professional models, makeup artists or any other exhaustible material required for photography. It is recommended to go for these paid model shoots and there is no restriction on the number of times you can participate in such shoots. This is the reason that the expenses for such shoots are not included in the course fee. based on your budget you can do as many shoots as you want for your practice as well as your portfolio. For the expenses, you need to maintain a deposit of Rs.5000/- with mka which is adjusted as the expenses are made. Besides the course fee, all payments are towards the actual expenditures without any profits.
Clear your doubts during the class period- Please avoid calling up if it is not necessary. Try to ask questions in the flickr discussion thread and you will promptly get a feed back. Also you may get an opinion from other members as well. instead of calling up, its always a good idea to send an sms to check if you can call up to make a long discussion. However, if it is a crises and there is no other solution, do not hesitate to call up anytime.
Assignments - It is in your own interest that you undertake all the assignments listed in the curriculum or announced from time to time. Besides the mentioned classes/topics, you will be required to undertake assignments and are expected to shoot on your own as well besides the time you spend at the academy.
Content versus Duration- Although there is a fixed course content and structure to follow but keeping in mind the pace of the students, the sequence may be altered from time to time. If needed you may be asked to go through certain topics more than once for your better understanding of the topic. covering all the topics is more important than the duration. In such cases, the additional repeated session is not counted towards your total number of sessions. Presntations, practical demonstartions, film tutorials, feild trips, critique of your pictures (most importatnt) are some of the teaching methods used.
Light on photography- To avoid spoon feeding and to build up better confidence level in you, printed notes are not given out. However, a lot of information is available online at our website- www.lightonphotography.net for your reference.
When to buy the camera- Do not buy before joining the course but do not delay it too much either. once you have attended 2 to 3 sessions and know a little bit about cameras, its certainly time to have your own camera as you know by this time, what are the right brands and features to look for.
Certification- A certificate is issued to those students who perform well in the course and have submitted a portfolio. If your performance is not satisfactory, you may be asked to continue with the training till you attain a certain level.
Lifetime membership- All the students are Lifetime members of Munish Khanna Academy and a part of World Photography partners. In case you need any kind of assistance even after the course you can get in touch without any hesitation, in fact you always stay in touch anyways. You may continue to participate in Pro model shoots, outstantion trips, workshops, Photography exhibitions whenever you wish to. You always pay only towards the expenses and never any additional fees for all such activities.
looking forward to a long term relationship with you,