YPS Newsletter February 2017

From Editor’s Desk

The New Year 2017 brought to us interesting activities at YPS. We began with the eventful Annual YPS Day Celebration which featured an inspiring presentation by Shri. Jayanth Sharma apart from presentation of mementos to YPS members who achieved International distinctions.

At YPS, we have plans of celebrating women power in photography. We intend to showcase the photo works of women photographers. We have already shortlisted some very creative photographers whose achievements will surprise YPS. Moreover, YPS will have a lot of changes that are intended to make the programs more meaningful. In this regard, I request you to be ready with your portfolio of photographs as your number is in the line!

Apologies for the delay in this month’s newsletter, which were due to some personal commitments. Some of the workshops we had planned earlier, had to be cancelled due to poor/no response from the members. In this regard, please send us your feedback. Your views will help us organize future workshops that matter to members. You can also indicate the expected cost and if you have specific personalities in mind or type of photography subjects. Please note that we want to align YPS activities as per the needs of its members. Send your views to ypsbengaluru@gmail.com.

January 2017 Events

Annual YPS DayAnnual YPS Day Celebration

Date Event Details Event Report
Jan 7 Annual YPS Day 2017 Starts with a good gathering
Jan 21 Travel to Places: from East to West Around the World in 80 Minutes

February 2017 Events

Date Time Venue YPS Event
Feb 4 06:30 PM State Youth Centre The Third Eye
Feb 18 06:30 PM State Youth Centre My Camera. My Companion.


Feb 27 – Mar 2 : Wildlife Workshop at Bandipur

As winter is drawing to a close, many of the water holes in Bandipur dry up forcing animals stay close to man-made waterholes. This increases the chances of sightings of wild animals. Keeping this in mind, YPS has planned a 4-Day Workshop FOR YPS MEMBERS at Ranganathittu & Bandipur from Feb 27 to March 2 (Monday to Thursday). Please wee the event Bandipur Calling for more details.

Important Announcement

Membership of all Individual Members who registered before October 2016 will expire on March 31st. We have set up a facility for Online Renewal of Membership on YPS Website. Please renew before March 31st. Please note that the increase in membership fee announced in the January 2017 Newsletter has been withdrawn and the fees remain the same as what was earlier.


To promote sharing of pictures and thoughts, YPS announced PIC of the Month for Best Photo and Best Comment submitted on YPS PHOTO SHARE. Winners for January 2017 were announced during the YPS Day. Since there were not many comments the awards went to two photographs. Arjun Harith (IM-0127) and Prema Kakade (IM-0020) were announced as winners. Visit YPS PHOTOSHARE and view their pictures.


YPS Discussion Forum was created to promote sharing of knowledge among members. We will be featuring one of the YPS DISCUSSION FORUM topics submitted by members each month. To start with we are featuring the post by Murali Santhanam under Photo Techniques Forum on Hyperfocal Distance. Please read and continue the discussion. Please contribute to the knowledge of YPS. Post your ideas on YPS Discussion Forums and make the YPS site interactive.


YPS has agreed to host a monthly thematic photo contest for Karnataka Tourism. Winner’s picture will be put up as large hoardings with acknowledgement to the photographer. The winner of the January 2017 contest on Wildlife is Dr. Arun SK from Bellary.