EFIAP, FFIP, ARPS
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 creative section 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.
MFIAP, EFIAP, FRPS, ARPS, Hon. FICS, Hon. FIP, Hon. YPS
Mr. Srinivas Bhajanehatti, is fondly referred to as "Dhronacharya" of Wildlife Photographers in Bangalore. He had guided and helped many amateur photographers participate in Salons and win International Distinctions. He was one of the best experts in printing and provided printing services to all the leading photographers of his time. His printing skill in Black and White as well as in Color has helped nearly 70 photographers in achieving 110 various international distinctions. His interest in wildlife and photography started during his high school days in 1968 and participated in the frst salon in 1976. His father, a professional photographer himself, was his first Guru. Later on when he started learning from Shri. C Rajagopal, his photography and printing skills soared to new heights. Under his guidance and encouragement, shri B Srinivas participated in many salons and won innumerable awards. He achieved his international distinctions from RPS and FIAP at a young age of 35, possibly among the youngest to achieve this honor.
He has to his credit more than 700 acceptances, 75 awards and 60 certificates in National Salons and 200 acceptances, 25 Honorable Mentions, 22 awards in International Salons. He has been a judge for FIAP distinctions continuously from 1990. He was also on the panel of jury of many National and International Salons.
He was part of the team of jury in many Salons, notably the Aorld Cup held in Bangalore in 2014. As photography moved from films and prints to digital, he too moved to the digital world quite late in his carer. At 65, his passion for photography is still burning bright.
EFIP, EFIAP, PPSA, CMoL
Mr. Krishna Bhat is a Scientist by profession in the field of aeronautics and a Fine Art Photographer by passion. The Himalayas and the Western Ghats are his favourite outdoors. He likes shooting landscapes, culture, people and enjoys creating monochrome images.He is a Life Member of Youth Photographic Society and co-mentors the YPS Salon Group contributing to YPS' recent successes in National and International Salons. He actively participates in International Salons and has won many awards and commendations for his works from 40+ countries. He has also been a jury in several national & international photo contests.
T A Jayakumar is a keen nature and wildlife photographer. He is a specialist in Macro Photography, specializing in Butterflies, wild flowers and insects. It was a proud moment when he won Honorable Mention in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photography Contest in 1999. He has won several awards and certificates in nattional and international salons. He was part of the jury in several YPS Salons and contests and hence is no stranger to participants of YPS Salons. He is an Information Technology specialist by profession.
After three decades of career in State Bank of India and Uttaranchal Gramin Bank, Mr. Threesh Kapoor founded The Himalaya Study Centre and Retreat at Kausani, Uttarakhand. He is a Photographer, Social Activist and Himalayan Mountaineer. Threesh is a life member of FIP and Honorary Member of India International Photography Council. He has been part of jury for many National and International Photography Exhibitions. He played a key role in the formation of several Photography Clubs including Lucknow Photography Club, IIT Manakpur Camera Club and Jim Corbett Camera Club. He had contributed his works to more than 28 books.
Mr. Threesh has been honored by Lalit Kala Academy, Uttar Pradesh and Indian Katthak Academy, Lucknow for his contributions to Photography Art. He was also presented with Lifetime Achievement Award - 2007 for Photography by Lucknow Camera Club. He was invited as the member of Indian delegation to International Photography Festival Pengyao (China) in 2005.
EFIP, C**MoL, AFIAP, EIUP, GPU CR-2, EPSA, Hon. PEGSPC, GPA. PEGSPC
Ms. Anitha Mysore is a Software Engineer by profession, having completed her Masters in Civil Engineering. What started as a means to capture memories for the family found its fruition with her association with Youth Photographic Society, Bengaluru in 2016. Having travelled widely on job, she is keen on travel photography and is also an avid bird photography enthusiast. She is a member of the Photographic Society of America, Global Photographic Union and International Union of Photographers.
The Salon arm of YPS had given her the much needed fillip to push her photography to new heights. She has been taking part in various National and International Salons for over two years now. Anitha Mysore was listed among the top ten of FIP’s Who’s Who for 2018. She also appeared in PSA’s Who’s Who for 2018 under the Photo Travel, Nature and Photo Journalism divisions. Apart from the above, she has won over 150 awards and 2500 acceptances in many national and international salons and competitions spread across 30 countries. She also won the Best Indian entrant award in four International Salons hosted in India.
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.
Ends at Midnight (India Time) of November 21, 2019