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“It is rare to find someone with so much talent and also having the ability to communicate effectively and provide an atmosphere that is inspiring to learn. He is an extremely enthusiastic and affirming instructor and I learned a lot to help me take my photographic skills to next level. His knowledge of photography and willingness to share that is a true gift. He taught me how to begin to “see” the world looking for color, textures and the simplicity of beauty. Now whenever I use a camera I “see” differently. Thank you so much for teaching me how to take great photos by adjusting composition, border control, exposure etc. I honestly think that for the first time I am really starting to understand my camera and how it works. He is having a natural ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and understandable way. I was really impressed with the amount of information he imparted and the practical application it was just spot on. I have taken away many useful ideas to apply to future photography session. His knowledge of photography is first class, he has a passion for photography which is in itself contagious. I would definitely recommends Mr. Santosh to anybody who has an interest in photography; whether they be relatively experienced or a complete novice.”

Lakshmi Narayanan S, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 Photography Program - Master Class

I had a great learning experience with Santosh Sir. Even before getting started, we had a long conversation around the camera I had, lenses as well as my interests around photography. Trust me, I had my experiences with weekend photography workshops / classroom types training which burden you with loads of info and you lose grasp of most things by the end of the day. Mr Santosh ensured that we took the course at a pace I could keep up with and had hands on sessions as well which helps you put in use the knowledge. I certainly am more confident to let go of the AUTO mode and use my camera the way it’s meant to be used. He ensures that you master the camera system and whatever additional lens/ flash/ tripods you may have. I would definitely recommend him for anyone who wants to get out of the Auto mode and dive into the art of photography.

Ahmed Mohiuddin, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101 Photography Program - Master Class

Dear Santosh,

Thank you, ever so much, for the wonderful photos !! The Album is fabulous and we love how all the back grounds have really added to the presentation of the pictures. Your approach is so friendly; helped contribute to the “ relaxed” time that every one enjoyed. We love it !!
We wish you Continued success and we’ll be straight on the phone to you , when we have another special moment to capture!!
Thank you
Prabha & Gopal Reddy

Prabha & Gopal Reddy

“I have had the opportunity to be mentored by Santosh on my photography skills through his preset module. The charm of our interaction was in the fact that I totally was able deviate him from his topics and skip off to something else. Although, that was planned for a later stage, he captured my interest and without a blink would successfully cultivate the topic of my interest. He holds vast experience and his mentoring (teaching) methodology consists of his own work. That brings confidence in the mentee (learner) of being able to achieve those skills too. Learning at the comfort of his home does not give you the feeling of a class rather a family. You become part of them. The beauty is 1: 1 where his sole attention is on you and your needs & interest rather than a curriculum driven learning. I strongly recommend Santosh as he goes out of the way and improvises on his contents and methods based on learner’s aptitude. His learning material is customized to your assets and just generic photography kits. He collected all the details of my camera, lenses and accessories to be able to tell when and how to use what. Thank you Santosh for all the learning and becoming my go-to person for all photography needs. From equipment to tricks and traits.”

Vineet Chauhan, Program Attended : Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 Photography Program - Master Class
The best part of Santosh is his teaching methodology. It’s a perfect blend of art and technology. His way of teaching opens up the eye of looking up things from a different perspective, which I feel is a must for a photographer. It also helps to raise one’s urge to learn about photography. Once this is done, the technicalities of photography can be learnt easily and this is why Santosh’s teaching style is unique and exciting. He also shares his experiences while clicking photos and that helps a lot for understanding real life issues. Moreover, he is extremely friendly and listens to his students with a lot of patience and responds accordingly. I personally feel that my passion for photography took an effective turn after having his classes. He helps to play within the complete photography world starting from learning to selecting the gears. I consider Santosh as real mentor than a professional teacher. I strongly recommend his session if someone wants to learn photography and also wish Santosh best of luck for his upcoming days.

Sanjoy, Program Attended - Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 Photography Program - Master Class Series.

“I started with a less than basic knowledge of photography and practically knew nothing of the features of a camera, except for the auto mode. Learning from someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Santhosh was engaging, effective and fun. Santhosh ensured the curriculum was tailor made to work with the camera that I possess and he taught me with a whole lot of patience. The one on one class is just perfect and I was able to learn at my own pace. Practice sessions were great. And the best thing, he is open to answering any questions that you may have even after you are done with your classes. Thank you Santhosh, for being such an amazing teacher. I had a lot of fun, learned a lot and have gained a whole new perspective about cameras and photography. Any of you out there wanting to take up photography as a hobby or for any specific reason, do sign up with Santhosh. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.”

Sangeetha from Toronto, Canada, Program Attended - Visual Author's Essentials 101 Master Class Photography Program - Product Photography

“Santosh is a very good teacher who takes time to explain in details each phase of the process. He is very patient and always make sure things are understood. He has a very wide technical knowledge and a lot of artistic skills also. It was a very good experience. I can recommend to anyone wanting to venture into Photography/Lightroom.”

Denis (France), Lightroom & Post Processing Workflow

“Absolutely loved his classes. The practical sessions were great and helped me learn the basics of photography very well. He explains the concepts very clearly with nice examples. My interest in photography has also increased post attending his classes. Appreciate his passion and patience.”

Hari Krishna, Program Attended - Visual Author's Essentials 101 Photography Program - Master Class Series.
“The Photography class with Santhosh sir was very informative at the same time enjoyable. He has in-depth knowledge in various areas of photography, the photographic gears and how to use them effectively. He shares his knowledge with enthusiasm. His passion about photography is tangible in his classes. I got to learn a lot from him in a short span of time. He shared theoretical know how of subject selection, observation methods, use of lens, guidelines of composition, histogram, macro and product photography and so on. His expert guidance helped me in perfecting camera settings to get best pictures. Attending his class has motivated me to unearth more and more in the field of photography. I am really grateful to Mr. Santosh for his patience to help me and motivate me.
Tom Sebastian, Program Attended - Visual Author's Master Class Series 101 - Product Photography

“Santosh’s classes are very detailed and tailored to our needs. He is a good mentor and guide for us to think freely and do creative photography. He goes with our pace, patiently listens to our questions and responds. He has deep knowledge and shares his vast experience which takes our imagination to different photographic space.”

Christine Thomas from USA, Online Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series
“I am really delighted to have got the opportunity to get trained by Santosh. Actually Santosh isn’t a trainer, he is a mentor. You can be in touch with him even after the course and he will help you to tell you where you are doing right or wrong. His specialty is that he gets to the level of student & from there he trains him/ her. He has vast knowledge and experience of photography. I was very comfortable getting trained by him. Each and every concept was thoroughly covered & taught with deep understanding. Not only this, he is able to connect & discuss real life scenarios when you travel or go for some sport activity and you need to click a picture kind of. So, all in all It was really great getting trained by him. Now I need to practice to get better on this. Thank you so much Santosh. Be in touch.”
Shagil Mullick, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series

“Aperture, ISO, depth of field, focal length, Telephoto, bokeh, burst, etc. Thanks for the new words in my dictionary Santosh. Santosh tailor made the photography course for me and I commend his vast knowledge, experience and passion for photography. He starts off as ” this guy (DSLR) has this features and this big guy ( Telephoto lens) can do this and you need this guy (Tripod) for your perfect shot. His discussions on light, focal length, focus and depth of field have been very interesting with his beautiful pictures from Scotland, beach sands, his kids and relatives. He recaps the previous session before proceeding to the next topic to have a perfect understanding. So much to say but thank you for your patient and fabulous guidance Santosh, hope to make you proud with my food pictures sometime and thank you for the excellent chai you made during our classes.”

Aruna, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101

“I should be thankful to him for guiding me throughout my journey in becoming a Photographer, since I had zero knowledge about photography prior to coming here. He understood my requirements and guided me on which DSLR and Lens to buy . He helped me understand the advanced concepts in Photography and shared his vast experience and tips to take good photographs. Now I have become confident enough as I have started taking pictures of models. I feel I have gained more knowledge with less money.”

Rakesh Nishanth, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 Photography Program - Master Class Series
“Great Mentor. He will let you know all the facts about camera in a very easy way and you understand each and everything nicely. I would say great creative photographer as well.If you have any doubts he will clear it. So cooperative regarding your time schedule. And ready to help you in future also regarding any doubt. If you want to learn photography I strongly recommend Mr. Santosh. Thank you Sir.”
Gaurav Jain, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“He is very patient and takes time to explain. Gives you scenarios and also gives solutions with issues you have faced, for example – what you could have done better, when the lighting was bad. Highly Recommended..”
Priyanka Nair, Program Attended: Visual Author's Master Class Series 101 - WildLife Photography
Santhosh, the photographer designate for our Pre-school’s Annual cultural event did a very good job. He was very professional in terms of checking out the venue before the event to figure out where he will be placing the camera, where the stage and audience will be, and so on. I like his close up shots very much. If you brief him well your requirement, you can be sure to get what you want.”

Malini Rao, Director - Chimply Fun Preschool, Annual Day, Picnic, and Sports Day Coverages
“There are few occasions more meaningful in a child’s life than his or her first birthday. Although no one really remembers his or her first birthday, it marks a special time for family and friends to gather together to celebrate this new little person in their lives. My daughter’s first birthday, the first milestone she crossed, an event so special to us. There are some great pictures Santosh took (its not the camera, its the creative talent he possess) which are so much fun to look back on. What can be more exciting than making memories and letting the little one know how much they mean to us. When I look at those pictures today, I think Aarushi (my daughter) just might be the cutest thing in the entire world. These pics are to be be treasured for ever. Thanks to Santosh and I wish him all the very best for his future endeavours.”
Kaushik Chanda & Kavitha Chanda, 1st Birthday Photoshoot

“Beautiful moments of our engagement was shot by VisualAuthors. Every single soul were covered with a good mixture of candid pics and good poses, leaving behind a million dollar smile on the entire family. Thank you VisualAuthors for your good work.”

Bavitha & Sunanth Krishnan, Engagement Photoshoot

“It was great experience working with Santosh for photography workshop. He knows his subject very well. You can ask him as many question on his subject and he will be more than happy, highly recommended for photography. In his guidance definitely a lot to learn.”

Vibha, Conducted 2 Day Photography Program @Panasonic Living Showroom.
We had contacted Mr Santosh for my Niece’s 1st birthday photography.
We were very happy with his prompt response and his attention to being punctual not just at the venue but also in delivering all the photos on time. The pictures taken were all of very good quality and exactly the way we wanted ..few candid and few posed ones. Overall we were very happy with his work and would definitely recommend him to others.
Mamtha Thomas, Program: 1st Birthday Photoshoot
Firstly, we would like to thank Santosh. His photos are stunning. He captured moments that our family will treasure forever. We almost had tears when we first saw the pictures. He was the first to arrive at the party hall before us. I really like how Santosh is organised and like to be prepared. He combines skill and technical expertise with a great passion for photography. Thank you for being there to preserve our memories, it truly means a lot to us. With Gratitude. Bhaskaran and Family.
Bhaskaran Bala, Program: 1st Birthday Photoshoot
“I was looking for someone who can help me in learning photography at home. I started the class from Santosh. He is very good in explaining photography tricks and techniques. His way of teaching was extremely good. He shares every thing he knows about photography. His best quality is that he is ready to answer your query any time. “
Prachi Chaturvedi, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“Santosh Jayaraman, What I can say about this great photographer and a good friend of mine, it was really a pleasure meeting him, when I met him for the first time I wanted to learn more about photography, I still remember that the session was held for 4 hrs but Santosh was very patient enough to resolve all our queries and ended up with 7 hrs session. It’s so easy to get along with him and he is super helpful.”
Sunil, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“My daughter loves to take photos and capture moments. She was eager to learn about how to take photos and wanted to know about photography. When I realised her eagerness and passion towards photography I start searching for photography classes and I found Mr Santosh through UrbanPro. My daughter was so excited and happy to join the classes. She is so glad to get a teacher like Santosh. She enjoyed each and every class and her confidence short up, her love and passion towards photography grew to such an extent that she could take photography as a profession too. Thanks to Mr. Santosh, and may God bless him to reach New Heights! I thank Santosh for his passion dedication and time for taking such interesting classes. I appreciate and thank you so much for the precious time you have taken out for her.” — Renju Samuel.
Nidhi Samuel, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101.
“Santosh was of great help. He analyzed my requirements of Photography and did just not help me on my requirement but also helped in motivating me in many ways..”
Nikunj Bhagat, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“After our first meeting I reach out to him on any minute doubts about photography and we discuss a lot about it. I must admit that this guy knows in and out of photography. I would highly recommend Santhosh to capture the best moments of your life as it cherishes forever, His pictures bring back so many memories that goes all too quickly. It’s wonderful to have such great pictures to look back on. Thank you for being a good friend and a wonderful person. Keep Clicking!!!! Cheers!!!”
J.N. Sunil Kumar, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“Awesome tutor, overall experience at very affordable price and absolutely hassle free service experience and needless to mention technically sound, very helpful and friendly..”
Dinesha S, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“Santosh has a very good experience on the subject which helps trainee grasp immense knowledge. Very flexible with the questions and he would answer the question n number of times without a problem. Friendly behaviour and jovial in nature, which makes the complete session so lively.”
Vishal Ahuja, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series
“Great Mentor!! Santosh’s knowledge around photography & techniques is amazing. He carries his photography passion every moment in his life which in deed makes him a best mentor. During the course, I realised that my gadget can do wonders and my interest levels further elevated in exploring photography. Santosh was flexible and enthusiastic to guide few techniques over the phone to make one of my events successful. His excitement to share his success stories and interesting facts on photography are priceless and inspiring!!!”
Dinesh S, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“I enjoyed sir’s classes. I enrolled for 8 hours course but took me 11-12 hours to finish up in depth. My classes are mostly theoretical classes. Sir gives you tasks to work in between and explain how to do it which is very helpful. I entered as a noob and after the course I can take good quality images.”
Sasikanth, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“My experience in learning photography from him was great. I liked the way course was designed. More emphasis is on your requirements. I got to learn many photography techniques and tricks. I also liked the way he explained techniques and concepts using snaps taken by him. He also taught me how to take care of my camera.”
Harsha Reddy, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“Santosh Jayaraman is a thorough professional photographer. The classes were purely professional and my son Rohan learnt a lot with respect to photography. He was quite approachable anytime with any kind of clarifications.”
Rohan S, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“It was lovely. It transformed me from a person who took hundreds of photos with no planning to a person who plans each of his shots in advance. My photography sessions with Mr Santosh Jayaraman has helped me tremendously and we can see the difference remarkably in my shots.”
Manu Nicholas Jacob, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“It was a wonderful experience learning photography tricks from Santhosh. He gets into details of my requirement before preparing the course content and was ready to spend that extra hour to make sure I understand the technicalities of each feature. Feedback on the my capture’s with Do’s and don’ts , giving tips on my strength and weakness in photography were really helpful. Overall Course has helped me exploring all possible options available in my camera and use them effectively at the right time to get best possible results.”
Chethan, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“It was wonderful time learning photography with Santosh. The passion and experience he has in this field is inspiring. He is a good teacher I could understand different techniques and concept easily. His dedication to photography inspired me a lot. Thanks a lot Santosh for the time. “
Anu Anand, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“Mr. Santosh Jayaraman is excellent teacher who is having the depth knowledge of photography. He is clarifies all the queries regarding the subject in a simple way with appropriate examples. I am done with my 4th class, he is made me so passionate about photography, I have got so much confidence, and he retrieve my queries, and make it so simple. Well I can definitely say one of the best trainer for photography classes in the city. I feel 100% worth for my money i spent for his class Thank you so much sir.”
Deepak Sharma, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“It was awesome experience and learned more photography features.”
Ranganath Acharya, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“Just the sort of mentor I was looking, he comes with full package with best price. Happy to have him as my tutor/mentor for life. Thank you a ton Sir.”
Bharath, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series
“Santosh Sir’s approach is very intuitive and informative. Also he tailors the course as per the student’s requirements. I had started learning photography with another tutor who unfortunately passed away. He picked up the course where I left and took it forward. I had a wonderful experience learning with him and I highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to learn photography.”
Vajrapu Girijashankar, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series
“Santosh is really a skilled photographer. He will teach what photography is and how it should be done very effectively. He will make you think intently and feel a photograph. He will make you think how to look at a photograph on viewer’s perspective. As a beginner, i had very good experience with him as my mentor. I learnt all camera handling techniques and how to deal with them as well. Thanks to him and UrbanPro.”
Amrutha Kulkarni, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“Knows about camera very well. Way of teaching or clearing doubts is very good. Got to know the hidden features of my camera.”
Mudit, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“He is very passionate about photography. Really he is big inspiration to me in the way he handle every shot. Would like to recommend others. I learnt many things from him and I am trying to follow. I am sure I will take his guidance life time for my shots.”
Sri Nason, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series
“He is a very knowledgeable person in photography, he always share his experiences and bring out examples while takes classes which helps in understanding the real picture of the topics he covers and very friendly. He understands the students requirements and takes class accordingly which helps students to learn eagerly without loosing focus. Worth the time and money.”
Gopinath Raju, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“Santosh is a talented photographer / teacher. I have gained a lot of knowledge on DSLR basics and advance techniques – mainly how to shoot in A priority and Manual modes. His teaching methods are clear and he taught to my pace. Would definitely recommend him for your photography learning needs.”
Jeykumar Simeon, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series
“I truly admire the amount of skill set he has in the subject, very passionate about his work, never gets tired discussing the topics in depth, teaches the concept very well, clarifies all our doubts, the person whom I can trust even today for the transparent reviews on my work is Santosh, I think I made a right choice of me getting trained under him, overall value for money, you will surely apply his teachings in your work.”
Sathya Narayan Rajendrababu, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“The first thing a Photographer needs to know is “what he wants to see in his pictures”, he made it clear how to perceive things. He used to say “the time you spend while taking a shot, is the time saved in post-processing”. He knows his epitome. One day’s class is all it took for me to jump on to my gear and start to shoot. “Ask if you need to know” he shall respond. I’d like to say my thanks.”
Akash R, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“Hi Santosh Sir, Thank you for teaching me Photography. You taught me from the basics to advanced level. It will really help me in my profession. It completely changed the way I look at things in life and nature. Thank you UrbanPro through you I found a great guru and also a good friend.”
Radha Krishna Varri, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series

“I am just 12 years old and I thought I am very Young to DSLR, but after these classes I think nothing is too early to learn because of my tutor. He taught me A to Z of DSLR and how to use it. Before, I used my DSLR in auto mode but now I change my settings and use it in different modes. It is very useful for my future photography. My hearty thanks for helping me.”

Navitha, Program Attended: Visual Author's Essentials 101
“Got nice training from him, it was worth to joining and learning photography. He is very friendly and helpful.”
Sanjay Kumar Singh, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101
“It was a wonderful experience with you sir. Such a great mentor and a good human being as well. I am from Sikkim so I didn’t have much time in Bangalore but you taught me so well within this short period of time. You have explained every little thing so well and the best thing is you are very friendly which made me feel more comfortable. Thank you for everything sir and I am looking forward to make it out of what i’ve learned from you in future. I suggest everyone who wants to learn essentials of photography please go for it without second thoughts. Thank you Santosh Jayaraman.”
Anand Manger, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101.
“Santosh was really knowledgeable person, sharp in concepts. Got a lot of ideas regarding my future kit and the path I should take from here after finishing the course.”
Rashmi Ranjan, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series.

“It was beautiful experience of photography.
Mentor was really great, his teaching methodology was wonderful.
I appreciate his patience and the method, I have learnt more than expected.
Worth the class, thank you.”

Uma S, Program Attended: Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101 - Master Class Series.

“How to start I dont know but it’s awesome experience. Very easy to understand, way of teaching is nice.The concept based teaching is good and very nice.

SJ make me nothing to something. SJ explained me whit his practical experiences, it helped me to improve myself in day to day photography. I am very much thankful to UrbanPro for giving me chance to select such a gentleman like Mr Santosh Jayaraman as a photography mentor.”

Sattibabu Maddela, Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101

I love clicking pictures but when it came to using my DSLR, I had zero confidence and skills.
I tried learning everything myself but it was too confusing. That’s when Santosh came into the picture. He simplified the camera for me.

We would do a lot of indoor/outdoor sessions on the concepts he taught. I understood the holy trinity, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed, better.
He reviewed each and every picture that I took and gave advice on how I could do better.
I was sometimes lazy in practicing the concepts taught, but he would without fail reiterate the previous classes’ concepts thus explaining me things again, things which I had forgotten. He was very patient with me. Never rushed me to finish off the course.
Santosh is someone who has to be the best mentor out there for photography, who charges you by the concepts you learning and not by the hour.
All in all it was a great experience!!

Srishti Goenka, Program Attended: Advanced Essentials 101 Photography Program - Master Class Series

“Very patient trainer, explained all the concepts with complete background.

Also gave a brief in photography as needed for Lightroom.”

Roma Kumar, Program Attended: Lightroom & Post Processing Workflow

“It was great learning from him. He is very passionate about photography and teaching. He made me understand exactly about photography and how to use different modes.”

Aneesh M, Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101

“I have approached him with zero knowledge in photography, the basic and advanced concepts are explained in-depth way. It provided all sorts of insight, techniques, and knowledge about aspects of photography and helped me to find out which camera suits me the best for my career. This course was very useful and informative content. Now at least I started practising so. Thanks and this course is highly recommended! ”

Selvam Samy, Essentials 101 - Master Class.

Santosh covered our Son’s Upanayana which lasted for overall 3 days and our overall experience with him was superb!!!!

* He was on time
* He covered all the moments from different angles
* All guests also appreciated him for his attention to details
* He also studied every day’s ritual details one week prior itself and his prep work was really awesome
* He was available for the complete event with patience
 The quantity of the clicks are superb with an artistic eye…
We really would like to thank Santosh for covering the special moments of our life so well.
Definitely will recommend him to our  friends and relatives
Ashwini & Samir
Ashwini & Samir Kulkarni, Aadi's Upanayana

Not only is he an accomplished photographer, he is also professional in imparting knowledge on photography in a simple but very effective way. Our 14 year old daughter has under his guidance, gained a lot in the field of photography through his course. His methodology for training is systematic and well drafted. Besides theory, he insists on practical usage of the camera during the training sessions. This has given her an in depth knowledge of the technical aspects of a camera, particularly in the selection of camera settings. It has been a very knowledgeable experience for our daughter. It is a sense of achievement that we get, seeing our daughter using her DSLR in a professional way, adapting instantly to various scenarios and environment. We wish Santosh the very best. 

Reena Shreeji, Visual Author's Advanced Essentials 101