YPS Salons  

YPS International Salon 2019

Distinguished Jury

MR. AK RAJU

AFIAP

A K RAJU is presently the Chief Naturalist in charge of five resort properties belonging to the Little Earth Group in Ooty, Karwar and Chickmagalur. He is an acclaimed Wildlife Photographer and was proclaimed \"Nature Photographer of the Year\" by FIP in 1989. Since then he has added many awards to his credit. His works have won more than 400 acceptances. He was also very successful in product photography and has many major clients like Epson, 3M, HP, Oracle, Wipro and Titan.


MR. DIINESH KUMBLE

4 pictorial coffee table books - 3 of which for the Govt. of Gujarat, 2 pictorial pocket books, and a number of award winning images epitomizes Diinesh Kumble. 

A Chemical Engineer, Diinesh turned to entrepreneurship in 1995 venturing into sports software technology, books & games publishing, photography and wildlife conservation. All these interests apart, he finds immense solitude and solace in wildlife photography.

His passion to share knowledge gained over years of on-field professional experience in photography has been imbibed by many aspiring enthusiasts who have gone on to become leading cinematographers, and film makers. His speaking engagements at various corporate entities viz. HP, Microsoft, Bosch etc., and at TEDx, PEPx, DCP Expeditions & NiF events have evoked a sense of awe. 

Diinesh is the first wildlife photographer on SONY India’s “Elite Artisan" panel. He is also associated with HP large format printers, Manfrotto & GITZO brands of photographic accessories.

 


MR. MOHAMMED ARFAN ASIF

ARPS, EFIAP/g, MPSA, MICS, FICS, APSA, c*MoL, Hon.YPS, Hon.FICS, Hon.EUSPA, Hon.FSWAN, Hon.EFMPA, Hon.FPSNJ, Hon.PSPB, HonPIP.ICS, Hon.EICS/PSBP, Hon.FRSPS, Hon.SPAS

Mohammed Arfan Asif's primary forte is pictorial portraiture and landscapes. He was awarded the distinctions ‘Artiste’ of FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) and ‘Associate’ of The RPS (The Royal Photographic Society) in 1994 for his pictorial portraiture.

Asif, a native of Bengaluru and Honorary Member of YPS, achieved the Excellence Gold distinction of FIAP (EFIAP/g) in 2017, Master distinction of Photographic Society of America (MPSA) in 2018 and Master of ICS in 2019.

Asif has exhibited his photographs in International photography salons, exhibitions and galleries for the past three decades and won many awards. Grand Prix Award in Serbia, FIAP Blue pin badge, Trierenberg Gold Medal, Al Thani Gold Medal, Benu Sen Memorial Award in Lucknow, top awards in Lalithakala Academy National exhibitions in Karnataka and Gujarat and Photo of the Year in Germany are among 580 awards spread over 63 countries. Asif has lectured, presented workshops, judged International exhibitions in India and abroad and has been a columnist on the art of photography. 

Asif, a Hospital Pharmacist by profession is the Chapter Organizer for the Dubai Chapter of The Royal Photographic Society, UK and mentors a group of passionate photo-enthusiasts through ‘Shutter Bugs Creative Forum’.


MR. S R MANDAL

EFIAP, ARPS, FFIP, Hon. FICS, Hon. FSWAN, Hon. FIP

An eminent photo artist and a well know photographer, Mr. Mandal's works have been exhibited in more than 50 countries all over the world. He has won over 1250 Acceptances and 250 Awards from different National and International Salons. He is winner of multiple Lalit Kala Academy Awards.

A 1951 Calcutta born, commerce graduate started pictorial photography in 1980. All his photographs are Monochromatic and surrealistic in nature and the same has been manually composed and blended without any digital improvisation.

Apart from participating in different Exhibitions his solo/ one man show ‘Renaissance’ has been showcased in different places. 

Known as a vivid photo critic and a versatile jury, participated in more than 400 National & International Salons / Exhibitions and in different photo competitions including several Lalit Kala Academy Awards.

He is an Executive Committee Member of Photographic Association of Bengal. 

He has also delivered lectures and educated young generation with techniques of modern photography in several workshops organized by different photographic organization. His continuous endeavor to learn and share  with present generation helped more than 100 successful candidates to achieve EFIAP, AFIAP, ARPS, AIIPC, FFIP, ESFIAP, GPA, PESGSPC, MFIP, ESFIP and other fellow distinctions in last 40 years.


MR. S THIPPESWAMY

EFIAP, FRPS, FPSA, MICS, Hon. FICS

A 77 year old veteran in Photography and Cinematography, he has over 50 years of experience in both. During his long years of service to photography, he has served as professional cinematographer, photojournalist, teacher, administrator and mentor in several organizations. The documentary films shot by him have won many national awards. 

Recipient of Karnataka Media Academy Award, he served in Karnataka Lalith Kala Academy and many Govt. Organizations that promote photography. He was also awarded the prestigious Karnataka State Rajyothsava Award in 2015. He is a proud receient of Vayosreshta Sanman National Award from the President of India for outstanding contributions to creative Art and Wildlife Photography.

Over a span of 30 years more than 25000 pictures of Mr. Thippeswamy have been published in News Papers, magazines and journals. His pictures were selected 13 times in World Cup Wildlife Photography Competitions.

He has been on jury panel of countless numer of Exhibitions, Award Selectiond and Contests.

He served as an Executive Committee Member of FIP for 9 years. He continues his journey as a teacher and mentor and organizes Wildlife Photography workshops.


MR. SUNIEL MARATHE

MPSA, ARPS, EFIAP/Silver, GPU-Hermes, cMOL, FFIP, Hon. CPE, Hon. FAIM, Hon. GPA-PESGSPC, FPSI/c, FPSI/m, FSoF

Photography has been Mr. Suniel Marathe's hobby for many years. Subsequent to obtaining his Diploma in Photography from Indian Academy, Mumbai, it turned into his passion. Pictorial Photography is his main field of interest.

In the initial years, The Photographic Society of India (Psi) was the institution taught, guided and allowd Mr. Marathe to display his amateur skills. However from thereon, the Society has been a part of his journey, has remined his pillar of strength and has been providing him all the timely support and erecting a platform for him to showcase his works receiving international recognition.

Mr. Suniel Marathe has been participating in International and National photography competitions since 2008. In the decade of participation, he received 6500 Acceptances and 550 Awards from National & International Salons held in 53 countries.

He gained the much coveted MPSA honor in 2018.

He is an employee of the prestigious Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai as a Scientific Officer.

He has been nominated as the Assistant ROPA Director by PSA.

He has judged 25 National and International contests.


Open Judging

The judging proceedings will be open to the public to attend and is not restricted to participants or to YPS members. While the judging is ongoing, the attendees must observe complete silence and in no way are allowed to question the ethics of the jury.

Youth Photographic Society® has developed a system for live diplay of scores at the venue of judging. After initial individual scoring of images by the jury, the jury will be able to use the system to filter images by scores and by other parameters to assist the jury in finalising the awards. All finalised awards and acceptances are then uploaded to the website after verification. The same will also be intimated to the entrants through emails.


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Picture Awards

Awards for ALL_AGES

COLOR OPEN DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
COLOR OPEN PRINT
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MOL Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
MONOCHROME OPEN DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
MONOCHROME OPEN PRINT
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MOL Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
NATURE DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6
TRAVEL DIGITAL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Gold
1
YPS Gold
1
FIAP Silver
1
PSA Silver
1
YPS Silver
1
FIAP Bronze
1
PSA Bronze
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
6

Individual Awards

For ALL_AGES
FIAP Blue Pin - Best Entrant Digital
1
For ALL_AGES
MOL Gold - Best Entrant Print
1
For ALL_AGES
MOL Gold Badge - Best Master of Light Standard - Print
1

Club Awards

For CLUBS
Best Participating Club
1

Contacts

YPS President: Mr. Satish H, MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon.FICS, Hon.YPS, Hon.ECPA, satishtusker@gmail.com, 94486-87595
YPS Secretary: Mr. Manju Vikas Sastry, sastry.vikas@gmail.com, 99452-44055

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Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bengaluru, the hosts for this contest, is a not-for-profit organization started in 1971 to further the Art of Photography. With over 400 members, YPS is among the largest Photography Clubs in India and also boasts of hosting 44 National and International Salons. It has been nurtured by doyens of Indian Photography like Late Mr. T N A Perumal, Late Mr. E Hanumantha Rao and Late Mr. C Rajagopal. The club conducts regular slide-shows on every first and third Saturday of the month, alongside exhibitions and workshops, for the benefit of its members.


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