Welcome to Shola Animashaun Photography Academy

Shola Animashaun, also known as SA, is a self-taught Nigerian photographer. A graduate of Accounting from the Kwara State Polytechnic, he acquired his first camera in June 2002, a few weeks before he received the clarion call to serve his nation in the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC). Of course film photography was a daunting task, but he learnt the ropes with multiple trials and errors to eventually become exceptionally good at it.

Fast forward to two years, SA turned down a lucrative job offer from an accounting firm, after waiting for almost two years to get one. After so much deliberation, he decided to start with what he could lay his hands on; a camera! His career in photography started when he got a job as the in-house photographer for Nigeria’s number one urban lifestyle and music magazine, Hip Hop World. Seven years later, with priceless experiences on-the-job and challenges to be grateful to, SA has metamorphosed from being a neophyte to being one of the most reliable names to reckon with within the Nigerian photography and entertainment industry.

OUR OFFLINE COURSES

BASIC COURSE IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

What to learn

Introduction to DSLRs, Basic Techniques, Creative Techniques, Camera Modes, White Balances, Image quality settings, Creative Composition, Understanding light, Shutter Speeds, How camera works, Optics, Lenses & Focus, Depth of Field, Handling and caring for your digital camera.

BASIC STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

What to learn

The Anatomy of studio lighting systems, Equipment Essentials, Light Modifiers and how to use them, Studio Lighting Styles, Direction of light, Understanding Shadows, Metering Techniques, 1-Light setup, 2-light setup, Multiple lights set up, Working / Photoshoot with models, artiste. Studio photography etiquettes.

THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

What to learn

How to start a photography business, Working from home, Making money from your photography, Social Media for photographers, How to get new clients and keep the existing ones, Steps to profitable photography, Mistakes photographers make and how to avoid them, Photography marketing, Photography business building strategies, Business plan for photographers, Time management for photography pros, Online and offline marketing, What works, what won’t.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

What to learn

Introduction to wedding photography, Must have gears, Light Source: Flash vs Natural Light, Best Iso, Best shutter speeds and apertures, Creative Pre wedding and post wedding images, Must –Have Shots, How to get referrals for your next wedding job, Wedding photography contracts, Back-ups.

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Switching Between Wide-Angles and Closeups, SAPA Students Share Experiences

One-day Practice @Risenetworks #LagosYouthWeek2018. It’s another remarkable opportunity for the students of Shola Animashaun Photography Academy (SAPA) to have practical and live experience. Hence, they joined the SA Productions crew to have hands-on involvement at the 2018 Lagos Youth Week organised by Rise Networks Nigeria in partnership with the Lagos State Government.

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SAPA Students Share Experiences ( Watch Video)

At Shola Animashaun Photography Academy, students have a rare advantage of experiencing live events as practical sessions. The experience at the recent Nikon Photowalk was quite amazing and the students of Shola Animashaun Photography Academy have some tips to share.

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My First Day At SA Photography Academy – Akinlabi

SA Photography Academy Student Shares Stunning Experience. Sure I never expected to kick off my photography training and mentorship immediately at the best photography Academy in Nigeria, Shola Animashaun Photography Academy just after making on-site enquiry. I would have considered this as a coincidence but I got to realise that’s the way things run here.

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