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.
The summer has already started and it is predicted that this year it will be too hot. As YPS members are all nature lovers, we request you to put up some bowl of water in your terrace for the birds and small animals. This will provide them a great relief. These summer months, most of the places will be dry and hence, we are not seeing much of insects and butterflies during our outings.
As YPS Hall on Nrupathunga road is difficult to reach, we made alternate arrangements to hold the programmes for April at Venkatappa Art Gallery. Please note that the programs will be on SUNDAYs and will start at 5:30PM instead of 6:30PM.
Membership of all Individual Members who joined before October have expired on March 31st. Thanks to all those who have renewed. Members who have not renewed can renew till April 30th after which membership will cease. Payment for renewal is online and easy. Please renew at the earliest.
All members are cordially invited to the TNA Perumal Judging and Exhbition. Please find program details below and on the website.
February was a hectic month with lots of activities. But it was a month that will refuse to go away from our memory for a long time. Sri. TNA Perumal, mentor for many and a living legend passed away on February 8th. Many of the YPS Members and senior photographers visited his home to pay homage to Shri. Perumal. YPS also held a meeting on February 18th to pay tributes to this great master. Many senior professionals participated in the program and shared their experiences. Shri. Perumal’s son Shri. Jayakumar and Shri. Perumal’s close associate, Shri. Nicky Cruze also joined us during the session. We all paid homage to Shri. Perumal with flowers. This is one loss, which the photographic fraternity cannot bear. We at YPS pray to God to rest him in peace.
YPS has also announced a Photo Contest and exhibition in memory of Shri. TNA Perumal. The Contest will have four sections, viz., Birds, Butterflies, Wildlife and Monochrome all of which are close to the heart of Shri. Perumal. Check perumal.ypsbengaluru.com for participation. Last date for participation is April 15th.