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The Golden Hour – YPS ನೆನಪುಗಳು – 6

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+5.5

YPS GJC - Nenapugalu 6

YPS Golden Hour | Aug 08, Sun | 5:30 PM | Online

As you all know that YPS is in its 50 years of existence and as a part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration this Sunday 08 Aug 2021, we are coming up with YPS Nenapugalu, Trip Down The Memory Lane.

This will be a unique program where our President, Shri. H Satish will be in conversation with three Sr. Members Sri S Nagesh, Sri H V Praveen Kumar and Sri V S Kashinath digging out the Sr. Members Nenapugalu (Memories) since 1971.

Don’t miss to catch up the history of YPS.

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Language: English/Kannada

The Speakers

Mr S Nagesh
S Nagesh Profile PictureMr. Nagesh was born on 8 July 1955.

He was fond of photography from childhood. Mr Hanumanth Rao introduced him to YPS during 1983.

For two years he served as a president in Y PS. Also, he conducted an international slide exhibition in 1999 and was chairman for the salon.

He feels proud and honoured to become the member of the youth photographic society and has immense pleasure in having contact with Perumal, Shri Chakravarty Rajagopal ,Dr.Thomas, Mr.M Y Ghorpade, Mr. Harish, Mr. Hanumanth Rao and others.

For the past 38 years he has been in continuous touch with YPS activities. His memorable moment was when he shared the chair with the Maharaja of Mysore, at the International Slide Exhibition in 1999. Exhibit photographs of Sri Virendra Hegde of Dharmasthala.

He has travelled to almost all sanctuaries in India. Ha has a passion to live with Nature and Love wildlife.

He is not interested in competitions. But love to study nature lifestyles of wildlife and Landscapes

Mr H V Praveen Kumar
H V Praveen Kumar Profile PictureHe joined YPS in the year 1995  though he took up photography as a hobby in 1990. After joining YPS, he participated in a workshop held at Bandipur and from then on took up wildlife seriously. He started participating in various salons.  So far about 2500 pictures shot by him have been exhibited in national and international competitions, covering almost all the major cities in India.  He has won nearly 250 awards, medals and certificates in national and international salons.  His pictures have been exhibited in Finland, Spain, Portugal, Canada, South Africa, Sydney and Austria.  

He has been one of the top ten exhibitors of India.  He was one of the top ten exhibitors of the world in the Nature print section in PSA recognized salons for the years 1999 and 2003.  His pictures have been published in various magazines, books and calendars.  His Tiger pictures have been published in the book ‘Tiger-The ultimate guide’ authored by Sri Valmik Thapar. 

 The prestigious Royal Photographic Society, Great Britain and The Image Colleague Society, California have conferred their Associateship on him.  Pakistan Salon Group, Pakistan has conferred its Honorary Associateship on Mr Praveen, in recognition of his tremendous achievements and contribution to the field of photography.  He has also been on the panel of jury in various national and international photography competitions. He was also one of the Jury members of FIAP distinctions. 

He has also been conferred with the prestigious and topmost distinction of the FIAP, an international organization sponsored by UNESCO.  Mr Praveen has been conferred with the coveted distinction ‘Master, Federation internationale D’la arte photographique(MFIAP) for his highest grade of creations in photographic art.  The distinction has been awarded for his set of birds’ pictures titled “ Winged Beauties”.  He is the eighth person in India to be conferred with this distinction and sixth person in Karnataka. 

 He has been conferred with the most coveted and highest distinction of the Royal Photographic Society – The Fellowship.  The Fellowship is the topmost and most prestigious distinction given to a photographer for a set of 20 pictures which is of high quality, unique and displays originality.  Mr Praveen has been conferred with this Fellowship for his set of 20 Tiger pictures titled ‘Life of  the Tiger’. Mr Praveen happens to be the first person in the world to get a Fellowship on Tigers. Mr Praveen had selected the toughest animal as his subject and this was a big challenge for him. 

 Mr Praveen was the winner of Wildlife Photographer of the year award instituted by ABN Amro Bank-Sanctuary Magazine for the year 2002 for his picture “The Royal Fight”.  Incidentally, this picture has fetched him nearly 25 awards and is considered as one of the best action shots of wild Tigers.  This picture has also been displayed at the Head Office of WWF, New Delhi.  This picture has also won a Bronze Medal in the 13th FIAP Nature Biennial World Cup at Spain.  He was once again a winner of the third award for the year 2003 for his picture “Langur on spotted deer” in the ABN Amro Bank-Sanctuary Asia magazine contest. He was one of the participants of the group show ‘Incredible India’ a photography exhibition of selected photographers organized by Smt. Maneka Gandhi, for charity purpose at New Delhi during 2005.    

He was a member of the Indian team that won a Gold Medal in the print section at the 11th FIAP Nature Biennial, during 2001 and a Bronze Medal in slide section at the 12th FIAP Nature Biennial, during 2003.  He was also a member of the Indian team which won a Silver medal in Colour print at the 21st FIAP Pictorial Biennial during 2004.  He was the organizing Secretary of the 15th FIAP Nature Biennial which was held in Bangalore.   

He has been conferred with  Mysore Dasara Kala Mahothsava Award instituted by Dasara Committee, Mysore and Rotary Vocational Service Award during the year 2018. 

Mr Praveen has always strived hard in spreading the message of conservation of wildlife.  He had two solo exhibitions which were successful in spreading and creating awareness among the general public and school children.  His first solo exhibition titled ‘Wild Wonders’ was  held at Bangalore, Jabalpur and Mysore.  Another unique exhibition titled ‘Vanishing Stripes’ which was the first of its kind had showcased about 90 pictures of Tigers, which covered the entire life cycle of a Tiger.  This exhibition was also held at Belgaum and Udupi.  He was invited as a Judge for an International Salon in Sri Lanka and as a speaker at a convention  conducted by the Photographic Society of South Africa, at Kruger National Park. 

Mr Praveen has served as the Honorary President of Youth Photographic Society, Bangalore, one of the most prestigious photographic clubs in India.  

P.S. Service for YPS includes: Organising the first ever World Photographic Day celebrations in 1999 followed by a unique photo exhibition of all the distinction holders of Karnataka in 2000.  Chairman of National Salons. Organised a unique photo exhibition to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sir Jim Corbett. Conducted various basic workshops for unemployed youth, college students and YPS members.  Had organised various photographic expeditions to Bandipur, Nagarahole, Badami, Hampi, Munnar, etc.  Organised monthly contest for the members of YPS on various themes.  Started World Photography Day celebrations on a regular basis by having thematic exhibitions.

Mr V S Kashinath
V S Kashinath Profile Picture

A Professional Photographer who specialises in Modelling, Fashion, Studio lighting, Photography Workshops and wildlife trips. He also does professional videography.

He joined YPS in the year 1989 and was introduced by Mr. S. Prakash. At that time Mr. Mohammad Arfan Asif was the Secretary who signed the membership card. Later he became the President and so many activities were done with all the help of our YPS members and seniors. Workshops, regular meetings, outings and so on the list is long, like this he was very enthusiastic about his Responsibilities during his tenure.

He had been to Sri Lanka twice as a photography mentor and to Andamans once. Have done workshops all over Karnataka in Kannada language and catered the needs of the photographers.

He also with his contacts invited delegates from the Sri Lanka photographic group for one of our programs at Kanteerva Stadium.

His Hobbies include: Playing Instrumental music – Synthesizer and Mouth Organ.

-YPS Executive Committee


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