YPS Salons

YPS All India Digital Salon 2021

Distinguished Jury

MR. A G LAKSHMINARAYAN

EFIAP. FFIP. Hon. PESGSPC. GPA.PESGSPC

FIP Member ID : LM 013347


A.G.Lakshminarayan started his photographic journey in 1972 and learnt photography from the world famous pictorial photographer late Dr. D.V.Rao. He is a specialist in creative photography, macro and bird photography. A specialist in photoshop, he conducted many digital post processing workshops for beginners and advanced photographers.


He concentrated only in the creative sections of international salons and got 69 awards and over 600 acceptances. His works were exhibited all over the world. He had been a judge in many Salons and contributed articles to many reputed Kannada magazines.


MR. AG GANGADHAR

FRPS, EFIAP, EFIP, cMOL, Hon.MFIP(Nature), Hon.FBCA, Hon.G.APS

FIP Member ID : LM013544


From childhood, Gangadhar had immense love for Nature. He loves Scenic beauty, Colourful flowers and Butterflies. With immense zeal for photography, he now spends most of his free time capturing the exciting behavioral moments of fascinating wildlife as they unfold in their natural habitat. He has won many International medals, awards and certificates of merit in various national and international salons. He has participated in many Indian and International Salons and won awards. More than 200 of his photographs were displayed at exhibitions held in England, Taipei, Slovenia, USA, Greece and Serbia apart from India.


He was part of the team that represented India in the 16th FIAP Nature Biennial Photography World Cup held in Norway at which India won Gold Medal in Prints and Projected Images categories. He once again represented India in the 17th FIAP Biennial Photography World Cup held at Bengaluru, in which India, once again, won the Gold Medal.


MR. DIGWAS BELLEMANE

EFIAP/b, EPSA, EFIP, EIUP, Hon.MoL, A.CPE, Hon.CPE, Hon.WPG, Hon. AvTvISO. Hon.PESGSPC, GPA.PESGSPC, Hon.FPPS, Hon.GNG

FIP Member ID : LM 013505


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.


MR. HIRA PUNJABI

HON.PSI

FIP Member ID : LM 013400


Mr Hira Punjabi has been doing wildlife photography for the last 26 years and won many awards nationally and Internationally. His photography works have been published in more than 25 books and hundreds of magazines. His solo photography exhibition on wildlife during the wildlife week in October 2000 at Bombay Natural History Society and a group show in Tangent Art Gallery in October 2003 was well received in the photography community.

He was adjudged "Photographer of the year" by photographic Society of India in the year 2000, and also won first prize in "Sanctuary ABN wildlife photographer of the year" photography competition in the year 2001 and second prize in the year 2004. He is also the only Indian photographer to have won Glanzlitcher Photo Competition Awards, Germany over 3 times.


MR. RAVINDRANATH MALLULA

AFIAP, Hon. EUPSA, FBDSA, FFIP

FIP Member ID : Applied for LM


Born in an artistic family in Amalapuram, Mr Ravindranath started photography at the age of 12. Well known for pictorial photography, monochrome works, experimental and abstract photography, Mr Ravindranath is one of the top 10 monochrome exhibitors in Indian salons between 1979 to 1995, and won innumerable awards and merit certificates at the National and International photography competitions.

He is the founder of the United Foto Artists Organization (Rajahmundry) and a Telugu daily Photojournalist (Vijayawada). At present he is serving as President for Andhra Pradesh Photography Akademi. He has also organized two international and four national salons.


MR. SUDHIR SAXENA

ARPS, EFIAP/g, EFIP, EFIP/g (Nature), Hon.FICS

FIP Member ID : LM 389


Mr Sudhir Saxena has been pursuing photography for more than 45 years and has travelled extensively for photography. He has won many medals and trophies from FIAP and PSA and has a few thousand photographs exhibited across the world. He has also served as a Jury member in many International Salons since 1984.

Mr Sudhir has published photobooks on Ghats of Varanasi and Kumbh. His one-man exhibition "Sadhus" was well appreciated by photolovers.

He is the founder of Photolovers Photographic Society and has organized 16 International Photography Circuits so far, including 4 Grand Circuits. Presently, he is a member of the Working Committee of the Federation of Indian Photography.


MR. VAIBHAV SHRIKANT JAGUSTE

EFIAP,AIIPC, FFIP,APSI, AICS, GPA Hon, PESGSPC ,Hon SWAN, Hon CPC, Hon APF

FIP Member ID : LM 90045


Mr Vaibhav S. Jaguste served as the Vice President of The Photographic Society of India, Mumbai which is one of Asia's oldest photography institutions, established in 1937.

A regular participant in the National and International Photography salons, Mr Vaibhav has won over 100 awards & 1000 acceptances from 23 countries. His work is highly appreciated by the Federation of Indian Photography and has honored him with the prestigious Fellowship (FFIP) in 2011. He was awarded with EFIAP distinction by Federation International d'La Art (FIAP) in 2014. He has also judged numerous national and International Salons wholeheartedly.

His exhibitions "Hymns of Nature" and "Rocks and waves" at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai was greatly supported by the Print media and art industry. He also led his Club along with national executives to Seoul, South Korea and Morocco and Marrakech to attend the FIAP Congress in 2016 and 2019 respectively.


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Picture Awards

For ALL_AGES

COLOR
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

In memory of Sri. K R Anantharamu

Sponsored by Mr. K A Suryaprakash 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Dr. Suwarna Gawde 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. RAJASIMHA SAHTYANARAYANA 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1500.00/-

In memory of Shashikala S Ramesh

Sponsored by Mr. Ramesh Hoskate 1

YPS Young Talent Award
1

In Memory of Prof. P C Little

Sponsored by Mr. Avinash C Little 1

FIP Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored in the name of Akshaj V Kurpad

Sponsored by Nanjunda Sharma H 1

In memory of Shri. C Ramachandra Rao

Sponsored by Ms. Lakshmishree M R 4

YPS Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

In memory of Mayur Polepalli

Sponsored by Mr. Chandrashekar Srinivasamurthy, AFIAP 1

R. S. BADARINATH Memorial

Sponsored by Mr. Rajashekar H K 1

In memory of Madan Chumaligi V

Sponsored by Mr. Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy 1

In memory of L Divakara Kotturu

Sponsored by Mr. Vijay Mailar 1

In memory of Dr. Sandhya Ram

Sponsored by Dr. Shankar Ram Hemmanur 1

MONOCHROME
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

In memory of Subbarao G Hegde Kilar

Sponsored by Mr. K S Rajaram 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Bhoomi IVF Centre

Sponsored by Dr. Jayadev Basappa 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

In Memory of Tom E D'Aguiar

Sponsored by Mr. V Madhusudana D Rao AFIAP cMoL 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1500.00/-

P. SUVARNA Memorial

Sponsored by Mr. Rajashekar H K 1

YPS Young Talent Award
1

Sponsored by Mr. K S Manju Mohan 1

FIP Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored in memory of Smt. Rajalakshmi K S

Sponsored by Mr. SuryaPrakash K S 1

Sponsored in memory of Shri. Srinivasan K

Sponsored by Mr. SuryaPrakash K S 1

In Memory of S S Holla

Sponsored by Mr. V Madhusudana D Rao AFIAP cMoL 1

Sponsored by Bharathi Engineering

Sponsored by Mr. Chandrashekar Ponnuramgam 2

YPS Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

In memory of Mayur Polepalli

Sponsored by Mr. Chandrashekar Srinivasamurthy, AFIAP 1

N. S. RANGANATHAN Memorial

Sponsored by Mr. Rajashekar H K 1

Sponsored by Bharathi Engineering

Sponsored by Mr. Chandrashekar Ponnuramgam 3

NATURE
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

In memory of TNA Perumal

Sponsored by Mr. K M B Prasad 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Prasanna Venkatesh G, ARPS, EFIAP 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

In memory of Smt. Susheelamma Anantharamu

Sponsored by Mr. K A Suryaprakash 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1500.00/-

Sponsored by Rajaram Textiles

Sponsored by Mr. C R Satyanarayana, EFIAP, ARPS, FICS, HON.FPSG 1

YPS Young Talent Award
1

Sponsored by Mr. Prasanna Venkatesh G, ARPS, EFIAP 1

FIP Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

In memory of Smt. Susheelamma Anantharamu

Sponsored by Mr. K A Suryaprakash 1

Sponsored in memory of Kenchappa H L

Sponsored by Mr. Vinod Kumar V K 1

Sponsored in memory of Kenchappa H L

Sponsored by Mr. Vinod Kumar V K 1

Sponsored in the Name of Laasya Veedhuluri Sastry

Sponsored by Mrs. Krupa Veedhuluri Sastry 1

In memory of Shri. C Ramachandra Rao

Sponsored by Ms. Lakshmishree M R 1

YPS Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Mr. Prasanna Venkatesh G, ARPS, EFIAP 3

In memory of Mayur Polepalli

Sponsored by Mr. Chandrashekar Srinivasamurthy, AFIAP 1

Sponsored by Rajaram Textiles

Sponsored by Mr. C R Satyanarayana, EFIAP, ARPS, FICS, HON.FPSG 1

TRAVEL
FIP Gold
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

YPS Gold
1 Rs. 3000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

YPS Silver
1 Rs. 2000.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

YPS Bronze
1 Rs. 1500.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

YPS Young Talent Award
1

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 1

FIP Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 5

YPS Ribbon
5 Rs. 500.00/-

Sponsored by Ms. Anitha Mysore 5

Individual Awards

For ALL_AGES
Best Participant Award
1
For ALL_AGES
Best of Nature in Environment
1 Rs. 5000.00/-

In memory of Shri S G Neginhal

Sponsored by Dr. Pramod Govind Shanbhag 1

Spl. Picture Awards

For ALL_AGES
Dr. G Thomas YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Monochrome
1
For ALL_AGES
C Rajagopal YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Monochrome
1
For ALL_AGES
T N A Perumal YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Color
1
For ALL_AGES
M Y Ghorpade YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Color
1
For ALL_AGES
E Hanumantha Rao YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Nature
1
For ALL_AGES
B N S Deo YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Nature
1
For ALL_AGES
O C Edwards YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Travel
1
For ALL_AGES
Dr. D V Rao YPS Golden Jubilee Award - Travel
1

Club Awards

For ALL_AGES
Best Participating Club Award
1

Contacts

YPS President: Mr. Satish H, MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon.FICS, Hon.YPS, Hon.ECPA, satishtusker@gmail.com
YPS Secretary: Mr. Manju Vikas Sastry, sastry.vikas@gmail.com, 95139-77257

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