Army Joins Hands With FTII To Train Soldiers In Military Photography


The Indian Army, with the help of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), has devised a two-week still photography course for soldiers.

The first batch of soldiers is being trained in Kashmir’s Haiderbeg sector. Soldiers armed with scientific knowledge of photography will be able to collect pictures and information crucial to finalizing operational details, an officer said.

“This is first time that FTII has started a course exclusively for the Indian Army. The objective is to acquaint them with the finer details of photography based on the army’s requirement measures to enhance their skill,” FTII director Bhupendra Kainthola told TOI on Friday.

Bharat Kanhere from the department of Cinematography has been appointed course director. “During the course, the experts will focus on development of photographs, outdoor photography, lowlight photos and related skills,” Kainthola added.

“Our experts are emphasizing on these techniques, which will help soldiers practically during operations,” Kainthola added. Read more

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