34th YPS All India Salon judging will be held at J.P. Nagar Cultural Association, JP Nagar, Bengaluru. This is the first time YPS is organizing an exclusively Digital photography salon. As per YPS Tradition, judging is open to public. People will be able to see the marks being assigned and pictures deliberated by judges before finalizing the winning images. Watching and listening to judges provide great insight. All are welcome to join.
YPS has moved to a better location, to the same building from which it was operating for over 10 years at State Youth Center. At the State Youth Center, YPS will now be having a much larger hall for the YPS Meets and can accommodate 100-150 people at a time eliminating the inconvenience the YPS Members have been putting up with all these days. We can now operate on a larger scale and we certainly look forward to more active participation. The next program, Member Picture Discussion on October 29th will happen at the new location.
The new address is :
State Youth Center of Karnataka, 3rd Floor, TT Hall, Nrupathanga Road, Bengaluru – 560042.
Nearby landmarks: Reserve Bank of India, KR Circle, Cubbon Park, YMCA.
YPS felt blessed when the four living legends of Wildlife Photography, Sri. Vivek Sinha, Sri. S. Neginhal, Sri. TNA Perumal, Sri. Allama Prabu and Sri. M N Jayakumar, agreed to join us at the Wildlife Week Celebration Event on October 2nd at Venkatappa Art Gallery. Considering that most of them were in 80s and 90s, this required enormous effort on their part to join us at the event. We deeply appreciate their love for Wildlife and Photography which continues to energize them even at this age. The Event was organized in celebration of wildlife week from Oct 2-8. Continue reading Legendary Evening→
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