Story of IIAP

The Beginning of IIAP

IIAP (International Institute of Art & Photography) is a digital photography school in Sydney. We cater to Greater Sydney for our in-person courses. In addition, we also have a wonderful online course and many online workshops. This means, that we can meet your needs wherever you are in the world.

Our journey to deliver high quality and affordable photography education began in the year 2012 in the energetic city of Dubai.

IIAP recognized early on that the photography community needed a new type of education infrastructure. However, there were not many options available that could satisfy contemporary needs.

To explain further, our professional courses are comprehensive and compact. This provides our students with the flexibility to complete their courses quickly and start performing in the real world. We conduct courses that can help students progress from beginner to a professional level swiftly.

Why a Digital Photography School?

Well, we know that film photography is funky, fashionable and all… but as a digital photography school we can prepare our students for real life work and for the future rather than the past.

IIAP is dedicated to teaching not just the mechanics of the camera but also the creative process of professional photography. We encourage our student to continually develop their skills. This means eventually, they elevate themselves from a competent professional photographer to the level of an artist.

We prepare our students for the challenges they will face in the reality of their professional careers. Above all, we provide them with the tools and resources they need to meet these challenges.

Image of a Fashion Model with Beauty Lighting Setup. Taken during an Advanced workshop organised by IIAP, the Digital Photography School

In recent years, IIAP’s approach had been tremendously successful. We have trained hundreds of students in Dubai and Sydney. For instance, most of our alumni start getting freelance professional work right after course completion.

Learning face to face is the best way to learn. However, we want to meet the needs of those who cannot attend face-to-face classes. This could be due to financial reasons, physical distance or COVID-19. We are now re-developing our online program as the most comprehensive, accessible and affordable online photography course.

Please click on the link below to learn more about our Flagship in-person program “Mastering Professional Photography”.


About IIAP’s Founder

IIAP was founded by Avs Kumar, who is an avid photography trainer and a digital business mentor. Avs personally mentors some of the courses and photo walks. Click here to have a look at his personal work.