Symbiosis School of Photography

INHOUSE FACULTY

Vishal Bhende

Designation :

Director and Professor

Qualification:

MS. from University of Florida, USA., B.Tech (IIT) Mumbai, Adobe Certified Expert

Experience:

32 Years

Vishal Bhende has over 25+ years of experience in Photography and printing. He is also the first Indian who is Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in Photoshop.

He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Powai . Later he got his Masters at University of Florida, USA. His family business of movie production and commercial photography prompted him to enter the field of Photography. In 1982 he established a professional photography studio in Mumbai, India. Vishal Bhende successfully catered to the needs of Advertising agencies, Corporates and media in the field of Commercial and Industrial Photography. With state of art expertise in art and technology he has conducted workshops for Canon, Epson, Adobe, X-rite, Nokia, Mazda, SRK Labs, DGFlick, pxlsoft, Monarch, photoquip, TCS, NCPA, Mahindra & Mahindra etc. He has conducted two webinars for Adobe systems. He is among the best Photography faculties in India.He has also been a visiting faculty to

Dhananjay Moray

Designation :

Assistant Professor

Qualification:

Certificate course, technical aspect of Photography, Certificate Apprentice training course in Photography from J.J.Institute.

Experience:

24 Years

Dhananjay Moray is a Professional Photographer specializing in People, Product, and Interior & Architectural Photography

He has conducted over 200 workshops across India and abroad, for companies like Canon, Kodak, Konica, Elinchrom, etc. Dhananjay Moray is also the author of several articles, and books on Photography including the Canon Handbook of Digital Photography and the Wedding and Portrait photographers Handbook in English and Hindi.Having learnt photography from the prestigious Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai (1986-87). Dhananjay Moray worked as an assistant, with the late Wilas Bhende for four years (1987-90). From August 92 to June 95 he has worked as an Advertising Photographer For Kodak in Dubai (U.A.E). Since returning to India he has worked for most major Ad.Agencies in Mumbai and various clients like HSBC, Pedder tiles, Britannia, UniLever Ltd. etc.

Girish Sonalkar

Designation :

Assistant Professor

Qualification:

B.com, Certificate course in Photography

Experience:

26 Years

Girish Sonalkar has been teaching photography for 15 years. He has also assisted welknown commercial Photographers like Sandeep Mhatre, Rajeshwar Mande for 10 years

He has worked as guest lecturer with reputed schools and colleges he has immense experience in freelance Photography and digital printing. He is loved by students for his teaching expertise in product photography.

Sachin Chandane

Designation :

Assistant professor

Qualification:

Master craftsman Diploma in professional photography and digital imaging.

Experience:

8 Years

Sachin was introduced to the beauty of captured moments even before he could hold a camera. His passion for photography was so strong that he learnt everything himself.

He has explored whole lot from lights and clothes to smallest details of camera. Richard Avedon and Gautam Rajadhyaksha influence him. Fashion and Fine Art Photography is his favorite and most explored area. Recent assignments have given him a chance to work with Pune's and Mumbai's most talented models, stylists, make-up artists and designers.

Shailesh Kotkar

Designation :

Assistant professor

Qualification:

Master of Fine Arts

Experience:

25 Years

Shailesh Kotkar is Postgraduates as MFA ( App. Art ). He has 22 years of experience in the field of art and design.

He has worked on various national and international brands in the field of applied art, Photography, Digital postproduction and Interior design. He has 12 years of experience as lecturer with reputed international schools and art colleges in Mumbai and Pune. He has his expertise in Advertising design, Visual communication, Photography and Postproduction. He has conducted various workshops on art and craft for schools, colleges and Corporates.

Sagar Gotkhindikar

Designation :

Assistant professor

Qualification:

Graduate Diploma in Applied Arts, Government Certified course in Photography from Pune, Diploma in Cinematography - Digital Academy, from Mumbai.

Experience:

25 Years

Over more than 25 years with Teaching assignments at Fergusson College, several workshops and seminars conducted nationally.

In 2010, have set up a Photography school for working & non working Professional Photographers where he delivers Basic and Advance Photography Course.

Since 1992, working as Freelance Professional Photographer for Various Advertising Agencies and Industries – (Atlas Copco, Thyssen Krupp Industries, Alfa Laval, Thermax India, Fashion, Rupali Fashion London, Bajaj Auto, Skoda, Mercedes Benz, Mahindra, Times of India, Sandvik, Asia, Tata etc)

Apart from National, has handled International assignments in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia, London, Scotland, USA.


Ashish Deshmukh

Designation :

Teaching Associate

Qualification:

Master of Fine Arts

Experience:

4 Years

Ashish is a B.F.A from Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur college of Fine arts,

He has specialized in photography and this passion led him to do M.F.A in Photography at same College. He also works as a freelance photographer and has special interest in fine art photography, portraits, Industrial, interior & Product Photography. Ashish firmly believes that his background in fine arts has helped him to understand the aesthetics in photography as an art form.

Amit Bhandare

Designation :

Teaching Associate

Qualification:

Diploma in Applied Art( Commercial Art ), Specialization photography, Raheja School of Arts

Experience:

13 Years

Graduate in Commertial Art from L. S Raheja School of Arts, Specialized in Photography. Graducation has helped him lot in creating concepts for photography.

He is a Professional Photographer with experience of 14 years in Product, Food, Architectural &; Infants Photography. He has worked for various Magzines, advertising agencies, Direct Clients & Architects. He has 6 years of experience as lecturer with reputed international school and art colleges in Mumbai. He has also conducted various workshops on Photography For International school & colleges.