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Pictures Brighten Lives…
October 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+5.5
YPS Meet | Oct 05, Sat | 6:30 PM | YPS Hall
‘VISMAYA‘ which translates to ‘AMAZEMENT’ & ‘AWE’ is exactly what you feel when you see their presentation called – “Pictures brighten lives…..”
Vismaya group is a closely knit team consisting of 8 photo enthusiasts: Amar Bhaskar, Murali Santhanam, Sisir Kumar, Venugopal Thantry, Vinod Balan, Goutham Ramesh, Harish Rao & Sridhar Thantry.
They share a common vision of using photography to lend a helping hand to the needy.
With their theme “Photography for Cause” they bring together the dream to nurture talent and the intent to support social cause. Their mission is to generate financial contributions to organizations committed to serve human cause.
They say “Every year we photographers churn out a large number of pictures, many of which end up in social web and just occupy space on hard drive. Some of them find space on our walls and many more get exhibited around the world to earn us titles. Pictures can do a lot more than that if they find their way to other’s walls! ”
The Vismaya team will share –
🔸How these exhibitions shaped their photography and outlook on pictures they clicked.
🔸Their experiments with different techniques used to make the images reach the donors.
🔸Their experience working with multiple social organisations
🔸Their learnings from motivating general public to donate.
🔸How the team learns photography as a group.
🔸The team will also display their pictures that have contributed to the success of their exhibitions.
About the Speakers
A management executive by profession, Amar’s passion for photography has driven him to capture precious moments in time. Watching nature through the lens has been his most thrilling and satisfying experience. Apart from nature, he has been actively pursuing and clicking images of ancient architecture. When it comes to photography, he is disciplined and critical about his work so that only the best of his pictures see the light.
Murali Santhanam has retired from his career spanning Banking and Information Technology. His interest in photography was kindled during his early ages by a book titled “Kodak Camera Guide” and has been pursuing the hobby for two decades. Passionate about travel photography he aspires to document monuments and architectures, lifestyles, religion and events.
Sisir Kumar is a Resource Management professional and is passionate about photographing nature, places of interest and monuments. He is a keen macro photographer with avid interests in nature and architecture. Sisir experiments with long exposures and night photography applying techniques in capturing everyday moments of nature. He also specializes in experimenting with rarely used combinations of gadgets in taking his pictures.
Engineer by profession, Venu got interested in photographic art and technique when he saw stunning images of renowned photographers in Kannada weekly magazine ‘Sudha’, way back in seventies. Interested in all kinds of photography, his heart lies in pictorial photography which provides freedom to mix and match elements and colors on the frame just like a painter. While appreciating nature, he uses this media to expose beautiful things of nature.
Balan Vinod works in a high pressure IT Audit profession, believes in experiencing nature before framing it into a photograph, thereby, trying to capture beyond what is visible and intends to get the viewer an exotic view of the nature. For him photography is a play between light and dark, with emotion and character. His photographs are captured keeping a balance between painting and a photograph transforming his common subjects into an abstract frame.
An Information Technology Architect by profession, he took keen interest in photography right from his student days and has gone through different and obsessive phases of photographing subjects like macro, nature, travel and people. His work “Canvas of Light” uses light as an important aspect of his images. He is at his best with landscapes and architecture and macro images.
A software consultant by profession, he got inspired into photography by the work of Michael Melford, the numero uno Nat Geo photographer. Harish loves nature photography and spends time carefully capturing the minute details of nature and the beautiful colors and expressions of the birds. He enjoys this new found passion and tries to practice photography techniques.
Sridhar Tantry, a retired Bank professional, more a photo enthusiast than a photographer. Attracted and Influenced into the photography by his elder brother, believes that good photograph is the one when a photographer views the subject differently and able to picturise it through the camera.
-YPS Executive Committee