GUEST FACULTY



SATEESH PAKNIKAR

ADVERTISING & INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Working as an Advertising & Industrial photographer since 1983.He is doing freelance feature photography for various periodicals all over the country.
      Apart from his successful career as an Advertising & Industrial Photographer, Sateesh has also excelled as a photographer of Hindustani Classical Music artistes. His lens has been as sensitive as the retina in capturing the fleeting moods of artistes in performances. His collection of photographs, shot during Mehfils shows spontaneity, sensitivity & beauty combined. Sateesh has a collection of about 20,000 photo-prints of 300 vocalists and instrumentalists both in color as well as black & white.







SAMEER BELVALKAR

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER

      Talk famous photographers and Sameer Belvalkar is one of the top photographers that come to the mind. Unlike other photographers, Sameer Belvalkar began his professional photography career as a press photographer. Gaining experience as he was mentored by some of the top photographers in Mumbai he was able to develop skills in modeling photography, portrait and people photography, commercial photography, advertising photography, fashion photography and portfolio photography. Sameer Belvalkar has also had the unique opportunity to rub shoulders with top names in Bollywood, fashion and advertising industry and over time he has emerged as one of the best commercial photographers in India.




SUSHIL CHIKNE

WILDLIFE AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER

Sushil Chikane is a photo artist based out of Pune. He has traversed India extensively. Coupled with the beautiful places he travels to with his camera is his eye for detail and the ability to bring into the frame something surreal and absolutely captivating.
      With a cumulative experience of 15 years in the field in association with an array of organizations, In the course of his travels and trained in biodeversity, he has had the privilege to observe some very fascinating and rare creatures that inhabit the wildernesses. Additionally, his unique ability to compose images of wildlife in an artistic manner, gives them a unique feel and can be interpreted in a myriad ways.
      Sushil's pictures have been published in some leading magazines like Heritage India, Saevus and Sanctuary Asia and in books such as the Reptiles and Amphibians of Maharashtra and Reptiles of India.



     FORMER GUESTS

What our students say

Testimonials From Students At MIT School Of Photography
Here is What Few Of Them Have Said !!!

  • "It has been a great learning experience for me at MITSOP. It has one of the best facilities for a budding and aspiring photographer to improve and polish their skills. I was exposed to different and varied aspects of photography which has definitely helped me in my growth and to be ready for my professional journey in this field. Faculty is extremely co-operative as well as helpful. They have guided each and every student at every step making sure their learning curve is going up. Their guidance and support is not only limited to studies and learning but also extended to career guidance. I would recommend MITSOP to all those aspiring photographers who really want to polish their craft and excel in future."

    Pallavi Jadhav Batch: 2017-18
  • “After being a self-taught photographer for 4 years, I finally decided to join MIT-WPU School of Photography to get refined knowledge of the subject. And I'm sincerely grateful about the decision. The sessions conducted by in-house faculties, mentors and the guest faculties helped me to understand various aspects of this art and gave new dimensions to my knowledge. The faculties and the other staff members are truly helpful and always willing to share their knowledge. The infrastructure, including the well-equipped studio, computer lab and the classrooms are pleasant and welcoming. Activities like study tour, exhibition and specialization project helped me to get a hands on experience and to convert my concepts into reality.A big thanks to MIT-WPU School of Photography Team and best wishes for the institute's future.”

    Alok Katkar Batch: 2017-18
  • “If you want to pursue your carrier in Photography, MIT School of Photography is the best option I would suggest. The whole staff is very cooperative, helpful and guides you throughout the year. The guest lectures are really very good and very informative which leads you to a very different path. Throughout the year you get to explore many more things about photography and also post processing. The study tour arranged by the college is also very well organised.Join MITSOP to have a great future in Photography.”

    Kaushiki Date Batch: 2017-18
  • “Taking admission into MIT School of photography is like an exclusive visual world tour on big colourful canvas. It has been a wonderful experience for me in my complete year. It is indeed beyond boundaries. Potentials are harnessed, skills are developed, confidence is built and dreams are realized.Thank you MITSOP for this wonderful journey.”

    Ganesh Khule Batch: 2017-18
  • “It was an amazing 1 year journey for me to study photography at MIT School of Photography. Received a good theoretical knowledge of photography and learned all the important aspects through practical assignments. The faculty, seniors and staff was very supportive. They're cooperative, clear your doubts and criticize the work. Got additional knowledge from the renowned photographers who came as visiting faculty. Overall it was a nice experience for me to learn photography at MITSOP and I enjoyed the course.”

    Sagar Dani Batch: 2017-18
  • “A place that changed me from a hobby Photographer to a professional photographer. The staff has been an endless support to me right from day one. The best institute to change your dream as a photographer to a profession. I would recommend this institution to each and everyone. Thank you MIT School of Photography.”

    Aishwarya Ranbhor Batch: 2017-18
  • "I am from the first batch of MITSOP. I was entering a new phase of life of photography. It seemed very difficult for me at first. But the support and guidance I received from the faculty of MITSOP made it very easy for me. I could rely on them for any difficulty or doubts I had. I was given step by step guidance. Starting with the Principal, HOD and Mentors I consider these three people "The Three Pillars" of my life. The environment at MITSOP is very friendly. You get to learn a lot."

    Saurabh Nakhale Batch: 2013-14
  • "My diploma course at MITSOP was literally life-changing. It was just the platform I needed to step up my photography. Under the guidance of the wonderful staff like Akshay Sir, Kumar Sir, and Ashwini ma'am, it was much easier to grasp the vastness of the technicalities as well the art. Everyone had some unique form of wisdom that they were "always" willing to share. It's just up to the receiver of how much he/she can receive and make use of all that. Beautiful and pleasant premises of the classroom as well as the studios. A one year journey that has made quite a mark on my career for which I'm extremely grateful."

    Aatish Shinde Batch: 2014-15
  • "Maharashtra Institute of Technology's School of Photography. The name itself is becoming a brand now, popularly known as MITSOP. I must say this institute has given us stupendous education in a very charming manner. Each and every session here was fruitful and full of joy. The quality education we got that too in such affordable fees is marvellous. Before joining the institute the thought of being a good photographer never came to mind. But should say, MITSOP.. The canvas from where incredible art flies out.."

    Mayur Babaladi Batch: 2015-16
  • "I can positively say that MITSOP has made me the better person. It has helped me in developing my positive attitude towards my photography, my passion and discover more about myself. I always fell that i am so lucky that I am a student of MITSOP. I learnt all the aspects of photography in detail over here. Our mentors, and staff are very carrying and interested in students well being."

    Sayali Mandlik Batch: 2013-14
  • "Learning in MITSOP was a great experience as the institute pays individual attention and also directs in understanding various aspects of photography. The institute motives in inculcating and utilising the appropriate mixture of creativity and professionalism. The institute gives a larger exposure to each and every student by organising exhibitions and and interactions with well known photographers from industry."

    Nikhil Kadam Batch: 2015-16
  • "MITSOP is not just a school or an institution...It is my family. The environment is friendly....The place where each and every aspect of photography is taught well... It shaped my carrier well... Now I can confidently stand up to any task I am assigned to do... Yes... It has been a game changer!"

    Pratik Kale Batch: 2013-14
  • "Everyone pursues a dream since childhood, however getting opportunity to live your dream is always special. Photography was always my passion and MITSOP provided a lifetime path to follow my dreams. Being part of 1st batch it will always be memorable for me. Life at MITSOP is fun. You learn in every second at MITSOP. I would always cherish my decision to pursue my dream & passion at MITSOP under the friendly guidance of all faculty of learned a lot."

    Surabhi Mishra Batch: 2013-14
  • "It is very hard to decide what you want in your life specially when you talk about dreams. Photography is everything for me but when I started I didn't knew who to follow my path ,not every institute can teach photography. But with ' MITSOP " its like dream came true. The best decision I ever made. All the aspects of photography basics as well as advanced all the things,ideas I learnt here.learning about lighting and practising with studio equipment was insightful and educating . learning with MITSOP was fun. Bringing in professionals from the industry to teach us makes MITSOP an excellent institute. If you are looking for photography course this is the place where you want to be."

    Pinkey Hangat Batch: 2014-15