Member's monthly meeting 27th October 2018 (Saturday) What makes a picture...better By Shri. Prabhakar Kusuma AFIAP, FRPS
PSM is happy to announce the program for October 2018 -- "What makes a picture.....better" by Shri Prabhakar Kusuma (AFIAP, FRPS).
Shri Prabhakar Kusuma started his photography journey with Federation of Indian Photography in 1977. He won a Special Merit Award at the Commonwealth Photography Contest in 1987 and was invited to London to receive the award. The Commonwealth Photography Group Exhibition, “Images”, was first exhibited at The Commonwealth Institute, London, and later at the University of British Columbia, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada.
In 1989, he presented a paper on “Portrait Photography”, at FIAP Congress held at Brussels and another in 1993 on “Limits of Photography”, at FIAP Congress held at the Netherlands and had won Silver Medals for both papers.
In 1991 and 1992, he had won Japan Airlines Award for his pictures on “Animals in Our Daily Life”, and Okamoto Award for “Food and People" consecutively in the photo contests by Asia / Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO, (ACCU), Japan.
During 1999 and 2001, his pictures were exhibited in Ford Foundation Project, under the theme, “Women/Goddess”, at New Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New York.
In 2016, his solo exhibition on “Lambada Tribe” was exhibited at “51st Biennial Historikertag”, Hamburg University, Germany.
In May 2018, he was awarded the “Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, Great Britain”. He is the first Indian photographer to publish a set of images in the RPS journal (August 2018 issue).
He has received several awards at National and International salons, right from 1984, and has served as jury too. He is now settled in Hyderabad.
Shri Prabhakar will cover the following in his talk showing examples:
- Where are we losing the beauty while taking the picture?
- What are the Visual Elements?
- What are the meanings of Tones?
- What are the meanings of Colors?
- What are the Elements of Composition and their Importance?
- What are the meanings of Lines?
- What is Space Division and how to use it effectively?
- What are Command Positions?
- What are Important Types of Compositions?
- What are Finer Points and how to incorporate in our pictures?
- How we can make our picture better and powerful by using the above elements?
Member's monthly meeting 22nd September 2018 (Saturday) USA Tour - photo experience By Mr. Swaminathan M and Jaisalmer Tour - photo experience By Mr. Balasubramanian G V
PSM is happy to announce the Program for September 2018 -- "US Tour - photo experience" by our President and life member, Shri. Swaminathan M and "Jaisalmer - photo experience" by our Secretary and life member, Shri. Balasubramanian G.V.
Swaminathan.M will share his photography experience that he had while on a stay in Chicago USA during May-July, 2018. Though this vibrant city Chicago has many exciting things to offer to everyone from Architecture to Parks to museums, he tried to capture what he felt interesting and something different from the usual touristy areas. He will share his experience as to how an ordinary scene can change dramatically when captured at the right time of the day or night.
Swaminathan is a Bio-Medical Engineer by profession, dealing with lifesaving devices for the treatment of Heart disease, most part of his carrier life. He was the Director for Cardiac Surgery business, SE Asia for a leading International company, Medtronic Inc.USA and had significantly contributed to the introduction and growth of modern medical technology in India in the field of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. He is a Photographer by passion. He has travelled across India and abroad for nature, landscape and wildlife photography and his Photographs have been accepted in National and International photo salons. He is currently the President of Photographic Society of Madras.
Balasubramanian G. V, is a Chemical Engineer by Qualification, Banker by Profession, Photographer by Passion.
- Photographing since film camera days
- Passion got kindled with the advent of digital cameras
- Has a presence in Flickr and FB
- One of the founder member of The Chennai Photo-walk Group which has conducted over 170 photo walks in and around Chennai in the last 11 years
- Presently, Secretary of the Photographic Society of Madras established in 1857
- One of his photograph got featured in “Madras Then, Chennai Now”, a Coffee Table Book
- Few of his photographs were featured in Madras Musings and Tamil The Hindu
- Some of his photographs finds place in National Geographic Editor’s favorites
- Travel, street and bird photography are some of the genres which interest him
Member's monthly meeting 28th July 2018 (Saturday) Monument Photography By Mr. Sunder Gurusamy
PSM is happy to announce the Program for July 2018 -- "Monument Photography" by our Life Member, Shri. Sunder Gurusamy. We are planning to have a Workshop (field trip to Kanchipuram) on the following day, 29th July 2018, where Mr. Sunder, will provide practical guidance and tips on the subject, at select temples in Kanchipuram.
Mr. Sunder Gurusamy
A hospitality graduate and an entrepreneur from Chennai. He was bitten by the shutterbug during his early age, his professional career in Chennai and in Australia helped him to become a serious amateur photographer with the help of the like minded company. His area of interest in photography includes nature, landscape, temples and heritage monuments. He is particularly fascinated and interested in documenting the Chola history, culture and architecture. He has a vast photographic collections of unique sculptures, Chola temples, paintings and monuments. His work revolves around various Govt agencies , NGO’s and Publication houses.
His work has been published in various news dailies across India and leading photography, travel and culture magazines, His extensive work of monuments has been published by the prestigious Marg publications in three different volumes, He specializes in panoramic photography using special tools and techniques. He also specializes in Multiple light source for macro and indoor photography.
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