For many years since inception, clubs from around the country used to look upon YPS as the most active and successful group when it comes to winning in Salons. Over a period of time, the group participation spirit had diminished, even though the members were actively participating in the Salons. This had two implications:
- The name of YPS was lost in the Salon Circle
- The new members joining YPS could not get the required guidance to participate in Salons and earn photographic honours.
YPS Salon Group was formed in 2018 and was officially recognised as a YPS Sub-group in 2019 formalising the mentors who lead this group. Very quickly the Salon Group grew and achievements started showing up.
- YPS won many Best Club Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020 (see details below).
- Many YPS Members could achieve International and National Honours.
- YPS could, for the first time, participate as a club in FIAP World Cup 2019
- Best of the Best Exhibition held in December 2019 to commemorate success of the Salon Group.
TOTAL WINS SINCE 2018 : 96
|Year||Number of Awards||Gallery Link|
|2018||25 Best Club Awards||2018 Awards|
|2019||55 Best Club Awards||2019 Awards|
|2020||16 Best Club Award||2020 Awards|
The Salon Group is actively mentored by Mr. Digwas Bellemane and Mr. Krishna Bhat, both Life Members of YPS, with active support from the YPS Executive Committee.
PPSA, AFIAP, EIUP, EFIP, Hon.MoL, A.CPE, Hon.CPE, Hon.WPG, Hon. AvTvISO. Hon.PESGSPC, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.FPPS, Hon.GNG
Digwas Bellemane has had an exemplary 10 years of experience in the space of Fine Art Photography. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to producing unique pictures. His moonlight picture of the roaring Hogenakkal Falls is an example of the pains he takes to produce his pictures. He has won over 140 International Medals and 75 National Awards. Over 170 pictures of Digwas have earned him more than 650 Acceptances in International Salons held in 22 countries.
Born in a quaint town of Sirsi amidst the beautiful Western Ghats, in Karnataka, Digwas Bellemane’s journey in Photography took him a long way. He is a Lifetime member of the Youth Photographic Society Bangalore(YPS) and Sagara Photographic Society. He became a member of Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 2017.
EFIP, EFIAP, PPSA, cMoL
Mr. Krishna Bhat is a Scientist by profession in the field of aeronautics and a Fine Art Photographer by passion. The Himalayas and the Western Ghats are his favourite outdoors. He likes shooting landscapes, culture, people and enjoys creating monochrome images.He is a Life Member of Youth Photographic Society and co-mentors the YPS Salon Group contributing to YPS’ recent successes in National and International Salons. He actively participates in International Salons and has won many awards and commendations for his works from 40+ countries. He has also been a jury in several national & international photo contests.