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YPS 36th All India Digital Salon 2018 Exhibition & Award Ceremony

January 5 @ 11:00 am - January 6 @ 7:00 pm UTC+5.5

YPS 36th All India Digital Salon 2018 Exhibition and Award Ceremony

YPS Salon | Award  Ceremony Jan 6 – 11:00 AM | Exhibition Jan 5 & 6 | Venkatappa Art Gallery

You are Cordially Invited

YPS36AIS2018 Invitation

YPS Executive Committee & YPS 36th All India Digital Salon 2018 Committee are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to all

  • YPS Members,
  • Salon participants,
  • Salon Sponsors & Supporters &
  • Photo/Art Lovers

to join us during the 2-Day YPS 36th All India Digital Salon 2018 Exhibition-cum-Slideshow events on Saturday, January 5th  at Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru. Apart from feasting your eyes with the display of Award & Honorable Mention pictures, this year we have also lined up a Slideshow on January 5th at the venue of the Exhibition.

The Exhibition will be open on both days from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Accepted images will also be on a slideshow on both the days.

The Award Ceremony of the Exhibition will be held on Sunday, January 6th at 11:00 AM

Please join us with friends and family and make the event a great success.

Sat, Jan 5, 6:00 PM – “Indoor Inspirations” – A Slideshow on Tabletop Photography by Mr. Vinod Sunder


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Our next YPS Meet on Jan 5, 2019, at Venkatappa Art Gallery is about how one can make photography a great hobby without stepping out of the house to shoot! Through his ‘Tabletop’ series, Vinod Sunder demonstrates how!   After always being on the high seas, sailing to all parts of the world he now enjoys ‘time at home’.

Vinod says, “Still life photography involves using everyday objects within the house and all it needs is some good arrangements to create good composition.  Fruits, vegetables, earthenware, wooden kitchen items can contribute towards creating impressive still lifes.”

Vindo SunderVinod Sunder took up photography more seriously as a hobby in 2012. He was not totally new to a camera and had dabbled with a Minolta SLR and Sony point-and-shoot digital cameras but more for casual photography. He had served in the Merchant Navy for 33 years and after his retirement in 2010 he decided that he needed a hobby or two to keep him occupied since he was not keen on a day job.

After seeing a relative with a Nikon, he took the plunge and became a ‘Nikonian’ too. Then began the decision of what genre to settle for as a main interest. Having pored over hundreds of photographs in 1x.com, 500px.com and Flickr, still life and tabletop photography caught his eye and he decided it was the genre he would give preference to, but with options for other genres open as well.

He is a self-taught photographer when it comes to still life & tabletop photography as nobody in Bangalore was conducting workshops in this genre. Google helped him a lot in finding topics and tutorials and so did YouTube videos. This is where he discovered what ‘dark field’ and ‘bright field’ lighting was all about and it played a major role when photographing glassware. Still life photography involves using everyday objects within the house and all it needs is some good arrangements to create good composition. Fruits, vegetables, earthenware, wooden kitchen items can contribute towards creating impressive still lifes. Given the fact that the photography was restricted to indoors, space constraints in an apartment was a bit disadvantageous but achievable after moving furniture to create the space needed. Just a DSLR was not sufficient and his ‘arsenal’ saw the entry of soft boxes, flashes, wireless triggers, backdrops, light stands, studio lights, gels, reflectors, tripods, monopods and Eneloop batteries.

The best publicity he achieved was when a few of his photographs were featured in the March 2016 issue of ‘Smart Photography’. He has uploaded many of his pictures in 500px and most of them have gained the ‘popular’ status.

His other hobby is woodworking and he even fabricated a tall cabinet to store all his indoor photography gear. When indoor photography ‘takes a back seat’ he pursues woodworking which has led him to acquire a fair number of power tools. He mentions that living in an apartment has forced him into using a larger balcony as his workshop.

He adds that even though tabletop photography can be a bit challenging due to setting up of equipment, the end result is very satisfying. One does not need a high-end camera or lenses and even entry level gear can produce good results. He has restricted himself to a Nikon D7000 and some mid-range lenses and they have been serving him well. Vinod says he will continue with his passion for still lifes for a long period but is also keen to experiment with landscapes, slow shutter speed and time lapse photography.

Sun, Jan 6, 11:00 AM – Award  Ceremony

The winners of the YPS 36th All India Digital Salon 2018 will be recognised. We will also recognize and thank Sponsors and Supporters who have contributed to the success of the Salon. The event starts with refreshments at 10:15 AM and the award ceremony will start at 11:00 AM.

YPS Executive Committee extends warm invitation to all photo and art lovers to join us during the Award Ceremony of YPS 36th All India Digital Salon 2018 on Sunday, January 6th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Venkatappa Art Gallery.


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January 5 @ 11:00 am
January 6 @ 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Youth Photographic Society


Venkatappa Art Gallery
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