Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Insight to Aviation Photography in India

February 18, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+5.5

YPS Saturday Meet | Feb 18, Sat | 6:30 PM IST | State Youth Center

Aviation photography in India primarily has two faces: the civil airlines spotting and military aviation photography.  Civil airlines spotting is relatively widespread as the complications of clearance process is not much cumbersome whereas the military aviation photography has its own difficulties in getting the right channel for clearance. Military aviation photography has something to do with national security as the flying machines operate in  classified airbases.  Unless, the operators like IAF or IN or IA invites known contacts to photograph specific events, the opportunities are quite slim.  However, through proper approach, one can obtain clearance for events like Air Force Day parades, Aero India or public displays by IAF’s aerobatic teams.

The scene outside India is much better, reasons  being simpler policies of respective design houses.  Thus, the international air shows like singapore, Dubai, RIAT etc., have been more attractive.

The aim of this presentation has the sole purpose of underlining the difficulties and various aspects of photographing military planes. It hovers around the strict clearance process one has to go through.

About the Speaker:  Mr Debadatta Maharana

Mr Debadatta Maharana is a graduate in Aeronautical engineering from Aeronautical Society of India and has done his masters in software systems engineering from BITS, Pilani. Photographing military aircrafts has been a hobby which started in the year 2008.  He was handed  over a DSLR to take some photographs during one of his assignments and  he had no  clue on taking photographs of aircrafts. Journey continued and since then, he has travelled to lots of air force stations across India and to a solo international airshow in Bahrain in 2016. During this journey he has  made friends from all ages of life starting from a young flight lieutenant fresh out of flying academy to Air Commodores and higher with bigger profiles. All thanks to the love to capture aircrafts. Being an aeronautical engineer, the love for planes is natural and creating memories through  photographs gives satisfaction of highest order.



Language: English

Request everyone to arrive 15 mins early

-YPS Executive Committee


February 18, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+5.5
Event Categories:


State Youth Centre
State Youth Centre,Nrupathunga Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India
+ Google Map