The New Year 2017 brought to us interesting activities at YPS. We began with the eventful Annual YPS Day Celebration which featured an inspiring presentation by Shri. Jayanth Sharma apart from presentation of mementos to YPS members who achieved International distinctions. Continue reading YPS Newsletter February 2017→
This is a good time to take a look back at the progress made by YPS during 2016. YPS was on a roll ever since the new committee was elected and the program for the year was kicked off during the inauguration event held on May 22nd, 2016. YPS Executive Committee is overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support from members. Here is a quick view of what we have achieved together in 2016: Continue reading YPS Newsletter Jan 2017→
Friends, we are fast approaching new year 2017. We must Introspect our achievements during this year, which is most appropriate. Ever since the new committee took over in April, we have come a long way and have done lot of notable programmes, conducted workshops and importantly held a National Salon. It is a great task and I thank all the committee members for giving their best support. We must work hard, with selfless motives and whole heartedly put efforts to see our YPS flag fly high in the international arena. Let us work towards it.
Some young and enthusiastic members have come forward to help us from outside the committee and it is a good sign, that many want to make YPS great.
We are having many workshops for our members, giving great opportunities to learn and to meet many experts in the field of photography. Never miss the opportunities. It is for you people that we are striving hard to give better and better programmes. Continue reading YPS Newletter December 2016→
Dear Members, It is a moment of great satisfaction and happiness for all us, that we are back to our old premises at 3rd floor, TT hall, State Youth Centre, Nrupathanga Road, Bangalore. Recently, as requested by the Director of State Youth Services, we vacated the Kanteerava stadium hall and shifted to the larger hall in State Youth Centre. Henceforth, all our programmes will be held in this 300 seating capacity hall. No more standing outside. The YPS Programs can now reach a larger audience. I thank all the Executive Committee members who have helped in shifting and re-arranging at SYC. Continue reading YPS Newsletter November 2016→
September 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.
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
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