Here is a picture of historical importance. A rare picture in which you can see many Presidents of YPS seated next to each other demonstrating solidarity and concern for the growth of YPS even after many years of relinquishing their position as President. Such concern and belonging is what led YPS to where we are today.
Friends, it’s been a satisfying year all through, because of regular and very interesting programmes. I thank my committee members for giving me support to organize some of the most memorable programmes/events. Likewise, the whole month of July is bombarded with lively programmes for the members. It’s been a continuous learning for substantial number of members through “OPEN HOUSE’, that we conduct on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Nearly about 50 members are attending this learning and interaction sessions and getting benefited. The committee is more committed to such interactions to make learners master all aspects of Art of photography.
The July month, is planned in a such a way that, all Saturdays and Sundays are meant for members with various programmes, with very renowned lens men talking and sharing their photography techniques.
22nd and 23rd a workshop on outdoor portraiture, is not to be missed by anyone, for, we learn how to take simple and creative portraiture with available light. And on 31st evening, famous wildlife photographer Mr.Dhritiman Mukherjee, from Kolkata, who contributes to National Geographic and BBC, is showing his award-winning images, at YPS hall. Don’t miss any programmes, or else, you will regret later.
It was a very fruitful month of May, where we had lot of programmes for members, and discussions on various topics of photography. Now we have decided to meet on ALL Saturdays. And 2nd and 4th Saturdays are earmarked as YPS Open House meant only for discussion on pictures related to salons and other topics.
From May 2017, we have stopped printing Newsletter. We were sending printed Newsletter to a handful of people who had requested a hard copy. Since we found it difficult to sustain production of two versions of the Newsletter, we decided to suspend printing and produce only digital version of the Newsletter which will be distributed through YPS website and emails. Henceforth you please refer to YPS website for any information about YPS programmes.
We are planning to open a section for members to sell and buy used photography equipment, which will be open only for YPS members. This is under development. Please wait for the announcement.
Also, members, feel free to suggest some programmes, if found it relevant and doable, we will arrange it.
The June month, will have lots of monsoon clouds, which will be very good for travel photography. Plan your destinations and make some dramatic pictures.
The major activity during April was to take our actions for paying Tribute to Shri. TNA Perumal to conclusion. The submission of entries to the Tribute to TNA Perumal contest was closed on April 20th. In all 1343 pictures were uploaded by 141 enthusiasts. Open judging was held at YPS on April 22nd. It was a great occasion to see all the judges at the venue, most of whom stayed on till the end of the day.
The final step in our efforts was to hold a solo exhibition-cum-sale of Shri. TNA Perumal’s pictures, the proceeds from which went to the family of Shri. TNA Perumal. The Exhibition was inaugurated on April 28th by Shri. K N Shantha Kumar, Chief Editor, Prajavani and by Shr. M N Jayakumar, Retired Chief PCCF. The exhibition was kept open for public till April 30th. The event was made possible by contributions from M/s. Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Ltd. and M/s. Prism Giclee Prints. Many have contributed money to the well being of Shri. TNA Perumal’s family.
Also on display at the exhibition were the award winning images from the contest. Please check YPS Website for a complete account of YPS efforts to pay a fitting tribute to Shri. TNA Perumal.