Mr. K S Srinivas is an artist, poet, freelance writer and photographer. He started his professional career as a photographer in 1993 by opening a studio in K R Puram in Bengaluru at the age of 22. He pursues creative photography for pleasure. He served as General Secretary & Treasurer of YPS. He founded Focus Academy of Art Photography in 1996 through which he conducts tours, workshops and exhibitions.
In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Lalit Kala Academy Award by Govt. of Karnataka for his contributions to art photography. In 2017 he instituted the TNA Perumal Award in memory of his Guru and legendary photographer Shri. T N A Perumal. He has won several National and International Awards, led Salons as Chairmain and led several National Level photographic contests.
“As long as your eyes are your lenses to the world and your mind the film roll the nature opens up immense wealth to you” is Mr. Srinivas's advise to budding photographers.
EFIAP,EPSA,EFIP, EIUP, 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.
FAPS, BPSA, AFIAP, PPSA, GPU CR-2, c*MOL, AFIP, GPU, PESGSPC
Mr. Dinesh Allamaprabhu comes from a heritage of natures lovers and photographers. After a brief stint in IT Industry, Mr. Allamaprabhu decided to return to his family business of professional printing services and focus on Photography. His association with YPS helped him to start participating in Salons. He has won over 75 awards from 43 countries with over 950 exhibits.
He is a passionate nature-lover. His interest in photography is primarily driven by his fondness for animals and observing their behaviour. He loves spending quality time in the tranquility of nature and capturing the finer moments. He draws inspiration from his father, who is a renowned nature photographer from the film era. He took up photography to share his experiences through the lens.
Mr. Allamaprabhu along with his father continues to promote film photography.
FIIPC, FBAF, Hon. APASP, IIPC Platinum, PSG Gold Star, FIP Two Star
Mr. Gurdas Dua believes in teaching what he has learned. He has conducted innumerable workshops covering varied professional topics. He owns a fully equipped studio in Indore. His areas of specialization in photography includes Pictorial, Nature, Wildlife, Travel, Portrait, Architectural, Advertising, Industrial & Fashion. He is a member of Indore Press Club and a life member of many photographic bodies like IIPC and FIP.
Some of his awards include five times National Award in contests organized by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting organized by he Govt. of India. He is the author or several articles on Photography in reputed Indian magazines like Smart Photography and Better Photography and also in International Magazines like National Wildlife Magazine, USA. His photographs have also been published in News Papers and Magazines on innumerable occasions.
Mr. Dua is a Brand Ambassador for Sony Alpha cameras.
Mr. Parthasarathy Sarkar has a long photographic journey extending over 40 years.Banker by profession, his keen interest in photography pushed him to obtain Diploma in Photography and also complete Judges Training provided by Photographic Association of Dumdum.
He has more than 1000 acceptances to his credit from National and International Salons. He has also won many awards and medals. A proud moment in his photographic career is when he received the Best Author in China in the year 2015.
Mr. Sarkar has over 20 years of being a member of jury of many National and International Salons.
EFIAP, GPA, PESGSPC
Mr. Pinaki Ranjan Talukder has been practicing photography for over 40 years. He joined as member of Chayapath, Kolkata in 1983 and since then there is no looking back. He won his first acceptance in the same year and since then he has won more than 500 awards and acceptances in national and iternational salons.
He has been trained as a Salon jury by Photographic Association of Dum Dum in 1999. Since then he has been a judge on several national and international salons for the past 20 years bringing in wide perspective with professional approach.
Mr. Talukder also held several positions on the committee of Chayapath.
EFIAP, AIIPC, ESFIP, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.PCA, Hon. FPAC, Hon. FTPAS
Mr. Santosh K Jana is a multi-faceted photographer. Apart from personal achievements, Mr. Jana had also been the Salon Chairman for 8 International Salons and seven Circuits. He brings with him immense knowledge of Salons. Mr. Jana hails from Midnapur District, Kolkata. He finished his Bachelors in Science and took Diploma in Photography from Bangiya Bijan Parishad. Since then there has been no turning back for Mr. Jana.
He has won more than 750 International and National Awards. He won the First award in the coveted DJMPC contest in 2000. He won 3 Better Photography Awards and two Sanctuary Awards. He is the recipient of three successive awards in the National Photo Contest held by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.
Mr. Jana is a member of FIP since 2000.
LPSI, Hon.PSI, Hon.PSP
Mr. Sunil Kapadia has been a photographer since 1980 with an inclination towards Fine Art Photography. During the journey he has won more than 400 National and International Awards for his works. He has been behind many exhibitions and workshops. He has also been part of the Jury for many Salons.
Mr. Kapadia had been the President of R. A. Acharya Memorial Photographic Club, Mumbai, India and The Photographic Society of Pune, India. He has written several articles on photography in some leading local photography magazines. A number of his pictures have been published and are being sold as art form. He also teaches photography.
Mr. Kapadia's prime force of photography is 'Light' and he tries to see light first then the subjects.
ARPS, AFIAP, FFIP
Mr. Parelkar has an industrious career spanning over 35 years of Advertising, Industrial Photography & Corporate Film making. His clientele includes National Geographic Channel, India’s premier advertising agencies such as O & M and Lintas, MNC’s like Mahindra & Mahindra and Larsen & Toubro, and education institutes like National Institutes of Design(NID). He also founded Vineye Photo School, Mumbai through which 5000+ students from all over the globe mastered photography over 17 years.
During his long Photographic Career, Mr. Parelkar had worked with leaders of the industry like Wilas Bhende and Sharad Devare. He had won several awards and laurels during his career. He won Gold Medal from a six month competition held by PSA. He held an one-man Photo Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. He has been invited as Jury Member in several National and International Salons.
Mr. Parelkar was elected to FIP Working Committee from 2005 to 2016.
Keeping in mind the lock-down situation and uncertainty over ability to conduct open venue based judging, YPS will be introducing an all new on-line judging process which provides safeguards similar to venue based open judging. We will publish schedule and other details later on this web-site.