Judging Completed for YPS 34th All India Digital Salon of Photography

An open judging event of the YPS 34th All India Digital Salon of Photography 2016 was held at JP Nagar Cultural Club on October 15th & 16th as per plan. To maintain transparency and fairness, YPS Salon Judging is open to participation by public. Persons attending the event can view the pictures being scored and will be able to see the scores live. They can witness the way judges look at shortlisted pictures to pick up pictures for awards. The recommendations of Judges were immediately announced at the venue. Continue reading Judging Completed for YPS 34th All India Digital Salon of Photography

YPS has moved to a better location

YPS has moved to a better location, to the same building from which it was operating for over 10 years at State Youth Center. At the State Youth Center, YPS will now be having a much larger hall for the YPS Meets and can accommodate 100-150 people at a time eliminating the inconvenience the YPS Members have been putting up with all these days. We can now operate on a larger scale and we certainly look forward to more active participation. The next program, Member Picture Discussion on October 29th  will happen at the new location.

The new address is :

State Youth Center of Karnataka, 3rd Floor, TT Hall, Nrupathanga Road, Bengaluru – 560042.

Nearby landmarks: Reserve Bank of India, KR Circle, Cubbon Park, YMCA.

Find the place on Google Map.

The office is reachable from KR Circle side as it is a one way. There is adequate parking available at the location.

The Executive Committee members have already vacated the old place at Kanteerava Stadium and moved everything to the hall at State Youth Center.

This move should put us all in a higher gear.

Legendary Evening

YPS Event | October 2nd | Wildlife Week

YPS felt blessed when the four living legends of Wildlife Photography, Sri. Vivek Sinha, Sri. S. Neginhal, Sri. TNA Perumal, Sri. Allama Prabu and Sri. M N Jayakumar, agreed to join us at the Wildlife Week Celebration Event on October 2nd at Venkatappa Art Gallery. Considering that most of them were in 80s and 90s, this required enormous effort on their part to join us at the event. We deeply appreciate their love for Wildlife and Photography which continues to energize them even at this age. The Event was organized in celebration of wildlife week from Oct 2-8. Continue reading Legendary Evening

YPS Newsletter October 2016


From Editor’s Desk

IMGP8627 Satish and BaronetSeptember was full of actions and programs. A hectic month for the ever energetic team to organize things. In fact, we have become more prone to urgent meetings and working on tight schedules. A 9-member team went to Jaisalmer for desert photography workshop and came out with loads of colorful fantastic images. Five of them traveled further to the popular National parks and have captured some interesting images of the wildlife of Rajasthan. A session on this experience will be arranged in the near future. While half of the committee members were busy shooting in Rajasthan, our mercury-like member Mr. Vikas was busy arranging a Photography Contest on ‘Karnataka’ with the Department of Karnataka Tourism. We are privileged to have been associated with the Department of Karnataka Tourism and remarkably the contest and exhibition was completed within an extremely short span of one week!! Pooh! Hats off to Mr. Murali Santhanam, who created a separate website overnight for the contest and published the details instantly in both YPS and Karnataka Tourism websites. YPS also got very good publicity in the media. Thanks to Murali and Vikas for their excellent work in this regard. The Minister for Tourism, Sri. Priyank Kharge and the Director of Tourism Dr. N. Manjula, both appreciated the pictures and the work done by YPS. Sri. T. Kempanna, Sri. Giri Cavale and Dr. Manoj C. Sindhagi were the judges. Thanks to all for the cooperation and support.

Friends, keep yourself free for all the programs scheduled for the month of October 2016, as we have lots of them, to keep you busy and improve learning. If you really want to gain knowledge and inspiration in the ‘Art of Photography’, don’t miss any of these! Since we celebrate NAVARATHRI festival – feast for your stomach with “Habbada oota” and feast your EYES at YPS, through presentations.


September 2016 Events

Event Details Event Report
Travel Photography by Murali Santhanam Marvellous Moscow
Himalayan Views by Arjun Haarith Traveller Terrific

October 2016 Events

Date Venue YPS Event
Oct 2 Venkatappa Art Gallery YPS Meet : Wildlife Week Celebration
Oct 15 & 16 JP Nagar Cultural Association YPS Salon : Open Judging 34th YPS All India Salon
Oct 17 JP Nagar Cultural Association Workshop on Portraits with Umbrella Lighting for YPS Members

World Tourism Day Digital Photo Contest 2016

During September 2016, YPS hosted a Digital Photo Contest to commemorate World Tourism Day on behalf of Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka. Hearty Congratulations to all YPS Members who participated in the contest. Special congratulations to the YPS members who won awards and certificates of merit in the contest. Please read the report on how the Contest happened and the outcomes.

Karnataka Heritage Category
  • Certificate of Merit – “Surrender” by Sudheendra KP (LM-232)
  • Certificate of Merit – “Virupaksha Temple at night” by Arjun Haarith (IM-0127)
  • Certificate of Merit – “Culture and Tradition” by Srinivas K S (LM-138), AFIAP
  • Certificate of Merit – “Dasara Doll Palace” by Anitha Mysore (IM-0017)
  • Certificate of Merit – “Yakshagana Folk Art” by Rajaram Kilar Subbarao (LM-010), AFIAP
Karnataka Nature Category
  • 2nd Prize – “Red Munia with Peacock Feather” by Martin KP (LM-204), AFIP, AICS
  • Certificate of Merit – “Tiger dragging the kill” by Sathyanarayana Chintalapalle (LM-098), EFIAP, ARPS, FICS, HON.FPSG
  • Certificate of Merit – “Red Bug with Baby Bugs” by Ramu M (LM-223), EFIAP, ARPS

Member Success

1. Dr. M D Minajigi – Photographic Society America (USA)  Print of the month Contest – A) First Place, B) third place, C) honorary Mentions (HM)-5