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Pritesh Rao is a consulting Course Leader for Photography Department at Pearl Academy Mumbai. A professional photographer in multiple genres, for the past 33 years, Award-winning graduate from the JJ School of Art, Mumbai. Running his own Commercial Setup in Mumbai, happily meting any challenge, corporate, personal, or commissioned.

He was the youngest ‘Photo Mentor’ for KODAK INDIA for 7 years in conventional film-based Photography graduating to be one of the Senior most ‘Canon Photo Maestro’ at Canon India assisting amateur and professional photographers for last 25 years in the Art of Photography.

A Qualified Virtual Teacher from UCI Irvine University USA New Age Teaching and Learning reality, He has been sharing his experiences with the next generations through teaching.

An explorer at heart, Pritesh believes this impetus came from spending his early years living in East Africa, where he hopes to return some day. As he gains teaching and administrative experience, he hopes to head his own media and photographic department.

Pritesh Rao is a Course Leader for Photography Department at Pearl Academy Mumbai. Award-winning graduate from the Sir JJ School of Art, A professional photographer in multiple genres, for the past 30 years.

Running his own Commercial Setup, happily meeting any challenge, corporate, personal, or commissioned. He was the youngest ‘Photo Mentor’ for Kodak to one of the Senior most ‘Photo Maestro’ at Canon India for past 25 Years assisting amateur and professional photographers in the Art of Photography.

He has been sharing his experiences with the next generations through teaching. An explorer at heart, Pritesh believes this impetus came from spending his early years living in East Africa, where he hopes to return some day.

A qualified Electronic Engineer by qualification. Photography Passed out From Shramik Vidyapeeth MUMBAI Courses conducted by the Human Resources Development of India in Year 1989-90. Passed Out from Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts in 1990-92 ATC [Photography Apprentice Training in photography] with First Class and topped in the batch with 2 First & 1 second Prize from the Student Majlis.

  • Attended Photography Courses from SHARI Academy Mumbai, year 1992 to 94 assisting Commercial photographers like Girish Mistry, Rajeev Joshi, Viren Desai, Sumeet Chopra, Jignesh Jhaveri, Donald Woodrow. Commercial Photographer by profession with more than 29 years of experience in professional & commercial photography. He has to his credit some very prestigious assignments from Archeological Survey of India [ASI] on their project for Ajanta & Ellora Caves for Cultural Heritage. Bandra Worli Sealink [BWSL] Skyline & Gateway of India Taj Mahal Hotel for Maharashtra Government.
  • Bajaj’s Project at Wardha for Cultural Heritage Buildings of Pre Independence era maintained by the Kamlanayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.
  • Worked for Acharya Vinobha Bahve Museum at Wardha
  • Kodak India Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bombay Dyeing, British Council Of India Mumbai, Canon India Ltd., Piramal Holdings Ltd, Crossroads Mall, Sotheby Auction House, Hiranandani Constructions, Suzlon Energy LTD, NEROLAC Kansai Paints LTD. Bajaj Hindustan Ltd
  • He has been associated with some leading ad. Agencies in India like Mac Academy, Ambience, GT Design Studio, Creative Forum Concepts Thoughtrains Design Consultants, Zen, and Impulse etc. Pritesh Rao’s Firm Rucha Arts is a technical & marketing consultancy firm Founded by professionals in the field of professional photography. We are committed to innovations and overall up-gradation in the field of photography in India.

Owns & Runs Rucha Arts owns state of the art Digital photographic equipment, as well as conventional photography equipment’s offering a choice of convenient and affordable means to photograph the sites locations and machineries for Brochure and catalogues blowups for exhibitions Has been in Photography training business since last 30 years and has conducted more than 300 training programs and workshops for Kodak India Ltd, & HP [Hewlett-Packard] with their business counterparts and other photographic business houses.

Conducted more than 500 workshops for Canon India Ltd for Digital Photography for Channel Partners, Institutions & Canon Image Square. 100 odd Online workshops during Covid Lockdown for Canon India Ltd. Conducted online Workshops for Amity University Sandip University. On Board of Studies ‘BIS’ for MIT ADT Pune Loni Kalbhor. Teaching @Mumbai Universityteaching Communication Design and Advertising & Media Students Visiting Faculty at Sardar Patel College of Engineering SPEC for Engineering students under Non-Technical Value Added Courses for TEACH INDIA campaign from 2017 till date. Official Canon Photo Mentor with canon in Canon Edge Programme. Link https://edge.canon.co.in/User.aspx?id=28 Conducted Approximately 150 to 200 workshops for Associations/ Clubs / Organizations in & Around India & abroad right from interior of Maharashtra in Nanded, Aurangabad, Latur, Pandharpur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Pune Nasik, Sinnar, Sholapur, Surat, Ahmedabad, Godhra, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagad, Measana, Bharuch, Goa, Gadchirolli, Chandrapur, Nagpur Raipur, Raigarh, Korba, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Bhillai, Mumbai etc.

With constant globalization and opening of Indian markets; new technologies, new products and new systems are coming into Indian market very fast. This offers great opportunities for everybody to update and upgrade himself, offer better services. Innovations and investments, not only in terms of equipment, but also in terms of products, services, and knowledge.

Pritesh Rao with his vast pool of experience, is committed to provide many new services and support to photographers, studios and labs that will help him in taking right decisions while making new investment and marketing decisions.

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