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JANUARY 2017
Vol. 73 No. 1

73rd Y E A R O F P U B L I C A T I O N
“Anjana” AMITABHA SIL “Glamour” ADIT AGARWALA

“East meets west” P.C. DHIR “Flowery Pickings” TRIPTI ROY

“Fort Watch Tower” NAMITA PADA “The Gate” PRADEEP PANDA


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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE
FEDERATION OF INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Editor in Chief :
Hony. Secretary General : FIP
Editor :
Dr. B.K. Sinha
MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon. FIP, ARPS, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FICS, Hon. PESGSPC, Hon. PAD
e-mail : barunks@hotmail.com
federationofindianphotography@gmail.com
www.fip.org.in

JANUARY 2017 Vol. 73 No. 1

CONTENTS
3 EDITORIAL

4 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

6 MY EXPERIENCE AT UDAIPUR CONVENTION, MAIL BOX

7 FIAP DISTINCTION LIST

8 FIP - LADAKH PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - 2017

9 FIP PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST

10 REPORT OF THE FIP CONVENTION 2016

13 KHAMMAM PAO WORKSHOP, PAPI KONDU HILLS & KHAMMAM

14 PROPOSED WORKSHOP CALENDAR OF FIP 2017

15 SALONS

Cover Picture :
JUMP FOR HAPPINESS
AMIT VYAS, AFIAP, AICS, AUSPA, Hon. PESGSPC

VF NEXT ISSUE DEDICATED TO -


PADMASHREE WAMAN THAKRE

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FEDERATION OF INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHY
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Tel. : +91-612-2667051, +91-98350-21092

President Hony. Secretary-General Vice President


Susanta Banerjee Dr. B. K. Sinha, Amitabha Sil
FRPS, MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon. FCOS, Hon.FPAD, MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon. FIP, ARPS, EFIAP, ARPS, Hon. FPSBP , Hon. FCOS,
Hon. FBPS, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FIP, Hon.FSAP, Hon.FICS Hon. FICS, Hon. PAD Hon. FIP, ESFIP, Hon.FICS, Hon. PESGSPC
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e-mail : barunks@hotmail.com
Hony. Treasurer Ex Officio Member : Immediate Past President
Partha Sarathi Sarkar Anil Risal Singh
EFIAP, ARPS, Hon. EFMPA, Hon. PESGSPC MFIAP, ARPS, Hon. FIP, Hon. LCC, Hon. FSoF, Hon. FPAC
FE-6/2, Sector 3, Salt Lake City Hon.TPAS, Hon.FSAP, Hon.FICS, Hon.PESGSPC, Hon.FPSNJ
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WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Adit Agarwala, EFIAP/b, Abhijit Dey Santosh Jana, EFIAP
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Mobile : 9899922510 Mobile : 9433812930 email : skjana007@yahoo.in
e-mail : aditagarwala@gmail.com E-mail : deyabhij@gmail.com Akhil Hardia, AFIAP, FIP4Star
Mrs. Tripti Roy, AFIAP 68, Hardia Compound
58/3 , Villa Julmar Sanyogitanganj, Indore-452 001
Alto - Chicalim, Goa-403711. Mobile : 9425062599
Mobile : 09822122676 E-mail : akhilhardia@gmail.com
E-mail : faces_tripti@rediffmail.com SECRETARIES OF DIVISIONS
DIVISION MEANT FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
Salon Overall Control
Dr. B. K. Sinha,
MFIAP, ESFIAP, Hon FIP, ARPS, Hon. FSoF, Hon.FICS, Hon.PESGSPC
9A, Arya Kumar Road, Rajendra Nagar, Patna-800 016
Mobile : 9835021092
E-mail : barunks@hotmail.com
FIP MONTHLY CONTESTS
Digital Photo Contest (Quarterly) Inter-Club Competition Distinction Incharge
S. Hanumantha Jois, AFIP, Hon. FIP Amitabha Sil Nupur Kumar Roy, EFIAP, FFIP
D. No. 234, Ward No. 07, Basavania Gudi EFIAP, ARPS, Hon. FPSBP , Hon. FCOS 56, Kabiguru Sarani, 1st Floor, City Centre
3rd Cross, Sri Sai Baba Mandir Road Hon. FIP, ESFIP, Hon.FICS, Hon. PESGSPC Durgapur-713 206 W.B.
Shimoga-577 201, Karnataka 148-A, Bidhan Sarani Mobile : 9433095305
Ph. : 9945331770, 08182-274372 Kolkata-700 006 E-mail :nupurkroy@gmail.com
Mobile : 09433385356
Star Rating / Who is Who FIP Photographer of the Year
Dwaipayan Basu, EFIAP ‘Contest Captain’
Shibanipith Lane, Baruipur, Kolkata-700 144 Sona Beniwal, EFIAP, FPBS, FFIP, FSoF
Mobile : 9831592436 H. No. 53, Huda Colony, Sirsa-125 055
E-mail : dwaipayan.basu@gmail.com Mobile : 9810897668
E-mail : sonabeniwal.fip@gmail.com

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Edit rial
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“Power is the root of independence, hard work is the key to prosperity, justice is the base
of good governance and organisation is the superpower.”
Friends, I feel immensely happy to present the VF in this new format which will be open for
critical appraisal by all of you. I would welcome the suggestions and critical comments
which will bring our journal to higher standards.
Editing a national journal on photography is no joke and I express my deep sense of
gratitude to Mr Anil Risal Singh for carrying out the work with flare and distinction.
During his tenure of 4 years as president FIP has scaled new heights and broken many
barriers.
Change is the essence of life and I am fully aware of the challenges ahead.
We have just returned from a soul enriching tour of Udaipur and no words can describe the
feelings in its true perspective. Though demonetization has effected all walks of life but the
travelling is one aspect which has been nearly paralysed and this showed in the number of
delegates.
The contents, hospitality, punctuality and transport arrangements and catering were of the
highest order and the organizers had rehearsed each and every event well in advance to
provide a well orchestrated show. The selection of faculty and models was of the highest
order.
You will also see new photo contest which will require 6 entries but with coherence and a
letter of intent. Every year there will be 4 such contests and the three winners from these 4
contests will qualify for the final contest of “ Indian Photographer of the year”. The idea is to
encourage photo friends to submit entries with coherence. This will help our friends when
they apply for RPS or high FIAP distinctions.
The new year has already arrived and FIP has served a bounty of opportunities to get you
unwind and visit the breadth and length of our country and beyond to make super images.
Our workshops are filling up fast and quick. Bandhavgarh and Sat Tal are already full. So
don't wait for tomorrow pick up your camera and join FIP for the workshop of your choice.

A MODEL TO FOLLOW
Y
“ our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped
by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let
the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most
important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow
already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
- Steve Jobs'
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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Partha Sarathi Sarkar, EFIAP, ARPS, Hon. EFMPA, Hon. PESGSPC
Foreword :
Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending,
but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of
nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.
Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the
pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature devoid of human inuence, instead
featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light.
As with most forms of art, the definition of a landscape photograph is broad, and may
include urban settings, industrial areas, and nature photography.
From its beginnings and continuing into the present era, some of the most important and
celebrated landscape photographers have been motivated by an appreciation of the
beauty of the natural environment.
A landscape is like a blank canvas, awaiting the photographer's interpretation. Landscape
photography has a peculiar magnetism, unlike any other branch of photography. From
the point of a photographer, the charm of landscape photography is threefold –
Firstly, it is a wilful subject that cannot be controlled in the way say a still life in a studio and
hence challenges the photographer in a way that no other subject does.
The constantly changing mood of a landscape is another reason why landscape
photography is so challenging. Though a landscape is a static subject, a landscape never
looks the same twice; it is in a constant state of ux as the wind blows and the earth spins
lighting conditions change dramatically.
And lastly, a single scene photographed by ten different people will yield ten different
results.
The tradition of landscape photography is generally B&W. Many of the great landscapist
like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston worked entirely in monochrome. This is essentially
because B&W provides a greater scope for one's personal statement. Later on the advent
of colour photography has nothing but strengthened this tradition. Some of best colour
landscapes are essentially monochromatic.
The central theme of landscape photography in the 19th century was aimed towards the
depiction of the 'ideal'. Its depictive quality in its 'truth to nature' was of utmost
importance. The landscape emerged in the 20th century more as a realization of identity,
the objectification of an 'inner-landscape' found in correspondence with the physical
world.
Types of Landscapes :
Technically a landscape may be classified as –
a) Ordinary or general landscape
b) Nature landscape
c) Seascape / Riverscape / Waterscape
d) Thematic landscape / Landscape with symbols
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Parts of a landscape :

Sky
Black ground
Middle ground
Fore ground

A landscape generally consists of more


or less four distinct parts –
a) Fore ground
b) Middle ground
c) Back ground
d) Sky
In some cases one or two of the above parts may be suppressed depending upon the
composition.
Elements of a Landscape :
A landscape consists of different elements such as soil, trees, rocks, streams, lakes, water-
bodies, mountains, sky, clouds etc. Every landscape contains some of these elements in
varying proportions and these elements build the character of the landscape.
Natural phenomena such as sunrise, sunset, storms, rains etc. add to the character of a
landscape. Cloud formations play an important role in the visual impact of a landscape
picture. The final picture is most of the time inuenced by the tone of the sky and the
shape and rhythm of the clouds.
A photographer's job is therefore to select or eliminate, emphasize or suppress some of
these elements so as to create a powerful visual statement. Hence a landscape is
necessarily a personal view – a subjective interpretation.
Every landscape has its own character; the photographer must experience and identify
himself with it. He must search the landscape like an explorer with a responsive eye and
must be able to transform these elements into the language of picture and recognise the
varying proportions of these elements and their meanings.
By far light is the most important element in a landscape. Light glorifies and ennobles
most ordinary commonplaces and subjects. It is the lighting conditions which make or
mar a landscape pictures. Delineation of space and depth can be achieved by varying focal
length of the lens and a careful selection of view point. But above all it can be achieved by
suitable light condition. The ideal time for landscape photography is either early morning
or dusk. The sun is low at these times, the shadows are long and translucent. Since the
light is soft at the beginning and end of the day, shadow details are adequately rendered.
Side, side-rear and back light are ideal for landscape photography since they give
dimension to the picture and emphasises forms and patterns.
Timing is also essential in landscape photography since natural light can change from
moment to moment with the changing weather conditions and seasons. Transient effect,
such as rains, storms etc last for a few minutes and demand quick reactions. It is therefore
of great benefit to visit the same place many a times.
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MY EXPERIENCE AT UDAIPUR CONVENTION
GARGI DE, EFIAP
I consider myself fortunate to be a part of the 28th FIP convention was held at Udaipur from 7th
December to 10th December, 2016 organized by Lake City Camera Club Society.
From the very outset, the convention was enriched by visual and technical presentations by
eminent photo artists from different corners of India, discussions and sharing of ideas on
photographic art, but the icing on the cake was the outdoor model shoots under the guidance of
renowned faculties like Mr. Hari Mahidhar, Mr. Vinay Parelkar, Prof. Shivji Joshi and Mr. Anil Risal
Singh. The faculties were helpful and eagerly injected and shared their ideas and expertise with the
participants. We carried on with model shoots at different locations like Saas Bahu Temple, Wild
Life Safari Park and Shilpgram. The models upped the ante and willingly cooperated with the
participants. The entire unit worked like a team to bring out the best from each participant.
Being a part of the optional tour to Kumbhalgarh was not just enriching, but also provided me
with good opportunities to click quality images. Kumbhlgarh – the birth place of Maharana Pratap
is the largest fort of India which is visible from space. The fort is bounded by a 35 km wall which is
the second longest in Asia after the Great wall of China.
I would like to take this opportunity thank FIP, Dr. B.K.Sinha and other EC members, the faculties,
Lake City Camera Club, our models and all delegates to make the convention a grand success.

Dr. Barun Sinha Ji , M A I L B OX


The whole nation was waiting for Modi to speak rather than the wait for New Year 2017
celebrations.
Photographers might have been dis-heartened to Modi speech after 50 Days.
But doctor Sahib made the day for Photo enthusiasts like us .
An AFIAP distinction at the fag end of 2016 and the beginning was a perfect gift by
Dr. Sinha Ji .
We are great full , thankful and indebted to you .
Thanks a Million and we all wish and pray for such delightful moments in 2017 at your end.
The best Photo Artists of 2016 will always remain in debited to you .
Happy New Year Wishes Sir. BR,
Vinod Chauhan,
AFIAP, AFIP, AICS , AEAIP, HIUP, EIUP, FSoF
NEENDAK NEARE RAKHIYE (fuUnd fu;js jkf[k,---)
Mr Navjyoti Borah from Assam writes on facebook.
"My friends plz dont waste ur money with registering with this organization. Personally I contact
with Amitabha Sil and Dr Barun Sinha but may be they dont have any option rather then make me
fool. Still I have not get any booklet or cant log on in members corner with my ID."
Hon Secretary's reply - He goes down to say that the ID card issues by FIP is false. He claims to be the
student of Mr Shivji and Mr Ramnavvar.
He also claims that he sent me What's app messages. As he is not on my friend's list I never read his
messages. He text me a message ( SMS) in November that he is not receiving VF. Three back issues
were sent to him in November and again in late December when he called me and was very
agitated and discourteous on phone. I offered him a refund of his membership fee which he
declined. I have checked it twice he is on the mailing list of VF. His card is also genuine and not a
false one as he claims.
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FIP is pleased to share the news that your application for FIAP distinction has been
successful. Congratulations! Your FIAP photographer's card is yet to come. Probably it
will take another 3-4 weeks. Your certificate will ONLY be posted once we have received
the photographer's card so please be patient. We will post all the distinction material to
your address once I have received the cards. You can start planning for EFIAP for which
you will be eligible in 2018. Thanking you.
FIP Office
AFIAP-2016
AHINDRA DUTTA DR. PINAKI MUKHERJEE PINKI GHOSH GUHA SOURAV
AMIT VYAS GOURAB BHATTACHARYA RADHARAPU KUMARSWAMY CHAKRABORTY
ARJIT BHATTACHARYA GOUTAM SEN RAJA MAHANTA SOURAV SHIT
ARUN SAHA INDRAJIT PAL RAJAT BASU SUBHANKAR GUPTA
ASHOK KUMAR DAS JAGJIT SINGH RANJAN PATRA SUBHRA ROY
ASIM SENGUPTA JAYANTA ROY RAYAPROLU ESWAR KUMAR CHOWDHARY
BAPPADITYA SARDAR KINJAL MAJUMDAR REEMA MUKHERJEE SUBRATA P. BANERJEE
BASUDEV MAITY KOSHAL BASU RETAM KUMAR SHAW SUDIP KUNDU
BHASKAR .P. ATHAVALE MAHENDRA KUMAR SASTRI RINKI SARKAR SWARUP KUMAR
CHANDAN KANTI GHOSH MANAB KUMAR NANADY SAIBAL MONDAL PATRA
CHANDAN SUNDER MANOJIT BASU SANAK ROY CHOUDHARY TAPAS BHOWMICK
CHINMOY DUTTA MITA DAS BHAWAL SANDIP DEBNATH TAPAS MAJUMDAR
DEBARSHI MUKHERJEE MOHAMMAD SHARIF SANJOY SENGUPTA TUHIN DAS
DIBYENDU DAS OM PRAKASH KALLA SANTOSH DAS VIKRAMJIT KAKATI
DIPANKAR MONDAL PARESH PARADKAR SHIBASISH SAHA VINAYA MATHEW
DIPENDRA BANDYOPADHYAY PARTHA CHATTERJEE SOHAM SARKAR VINOD CHAUCHAN
DR. AMIT BIJON DUTTA PATAN HUSSAIN KHAN SOUMEN ADHIKARY
DR. AVIK SETT PIJUS KR. DUTTA

EFIAP-2016
ABHIJIT BANERJEE DIPANKAR GHOSH PRABIR KUMAR DAS SUBHASHIS DUTTA
ABHIJIT BOSE DIPANKAR DAS GUPTA PRADEEP MAHAJAN SUBRATA KUMAR DAS
APARESH SARKAR DR. P. JAGAN PROSANTA KUMAR SAHA SUDIP SAHU
ARIJIT MUKHERJEE GARGI DE PROVAT KUMAR MUKHERJEE SUJIT SARKAR
ARNAB NANDI MANOJ KUMAR RAJDEEP BISWAS SUJOY DEBNATH
AVISHEK DAS MRINAL BANDYOPADHYAY SANGHAMITRA SARKAR SUVOJIT BISWAS
BAPPADITYA CHANDRA MRINAL BASU SARVESH JOSHI SWAPAN DAS
BHASKAR KUNDU MUKTA BISWAS SOMNATH GHOSH TANIA CHATTERJEE
CHALASANI VENKATA PIJUSH KARMAKAR SOUMYA BASU TRIPTI ROY
DEBASHIS MOITRA PITAM PANJA SOUTAM BANERJEE ULLAS B.S. SHANBHAG
DEBEBRATA SARKAR PRABIR CHAKRABORTY SP MUKHERJEE

EFIAP BRONZE EFIAP GOLD EFIAP LEVELS PLATINUM


ADIT AGARWAL, SUBRATA BYSACK, SUMAN SAHA PARTHA KUMAR PALIT, SHARMALI DAS AMAL KRISHNA DAS

FIP + FIAP DISTINCTION RULES


FIP is saddened each time an application for FIAP distinction is rejected for want of proper documents.
We at FIP are tightening our belts and much stringent scrutiny will be undertaken in future to achieve our goal of zero
error.
This will mean almost 2-3 times more time spent an each application and hence the FIP handling fee will be higher.
Each entrant must provide photocopy of relevant pages of catalogue showing Salon name, patronage numbers,
acceptance and award list etc.
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AFIP or FFIP applying in 2017.
10% of your acceptances must be in National Salons.
AFIP or FFIP - applying in 2018
20% of your acceptances must be in National Salons.
AFIP or FFIP - applying in 2019 onwards
30% of your acceptances must be in National Salons.
Before you apply for AFIAP you must first get AFIP.
Before you apply for EFIAP you must first get FFIP.
2016 successful AFIAPs can only apply for EFIAP in 2018.

To encourage our national salon organisers, the following measures have been
adopted effective from 2017.
Recognition for National Salons Rs. 500/- only. Medals (one medal per section) at
reduced price.

FIP - LADAKH PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - 2017


FIP Ladakh Photography Workshop under guidance of Vinay Parelkar, FFIP, AFIAP, ARPS is for
photographers who wish to explore with their camera landscapes, festival, people, nature &
travel photography in one of the most beautiful regions of India.
Dates: 20 - 29 July 2017 • Number of days: 10 days Leh to Leh • Total Participants: 15
nos.
Places covered :
Aryan tribe village, Maitreya Buddha, Namikala, Fotula, Moonland, Sangam, Pathar Saheb, Hall
of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Lamayuru, Pangong Lake, Hemis, Thiksey, Diskit, Nubra Valley, Kardung
La, Hanley, Tsomoriri, Leh City.
Travel mode : Ladakh travel by luxury bus
Stay : Deluxe hotels / deluxe tents on twin sharing basis
Food : BLD Veg / Non-Veg food – 2 bottled water per day
Tour Cost : 40,000/-
Terms & conditions :
Cost includes local travel, veg/non-veg food, inner line permits & monastery fees.
Cost excludes expenses that are personal in nature like cold drinks, laundry, medical, insurance
[all kinds], optional activities like rafting and double hump camel riding, cost for extended stays
or change in itinerary on account of factors beyond our control; bad weather, civil disturbances,
change in schedule, etc. Any other costs not mentioned above.
Insurance of any kind on luggage, equipments, accident, life or other allied matters is not
provided for by FIP. Participants coming for the workshop are responsible for their life and
property.
The tour route takes us through remote regions where professional medical help may not be
available. Participants are advised to carry medicines for any health problems that they may face
on the tour. Any medical expense incurred will have to be borne by the participant.

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“Pampering”
ADIT AGARWALA

“Wall Painting” APURBA KUMAR DAS

“Great Wall of Kumbhalgarh”


KARUNAKARAN SATAPATHY
“Joyous moment” ABHIJIT DEY

“Kumbhalgarh fort” UTKARSHA SONI

“Folk Dance”
RAMJI VYAS
“SHE” KAILASH SONI

“Title Saas Bahu temple” JINENDRA MAIBAM

“SHY”
GARGI DEY
“Hypnosis”
PARTHASARATHI SARKAR

“Dance” AMAL CHAKRAVARTI

“Shy”
MRINAL KUMAR BANDYOPADHYAY
FIP pho OF
THE
rapher
YEAR CONTEST
FIP is glad to announce a new contest called FIP Indian Photographer of the Year
4 contests at 3 months interval, each open to all Indians and culminating in "The FIP Indian
Photographer of the Year" at the end of the year.
Subject Digital- Open
6 digital images with a coherence
Letter of intent 50 words (Your thought process while making the set of 6 images)
Each quarterly contest will have 1st (` 10,000.00), 2nd (` 7,500.00) and 3rd (` 5,000.00) in
cash prize
All the 12 quarterly winners will compete with each other (same entries) for the FIP
Photographer of the Year award which will have a citation, a medal and a cash prize of `
50,000.00 (Winner), ` 30,000.00 (1st runner up) and ` 20,000.00 (2nd runner up).
The entry fee will be ` 300.00 for FIP members and ` 500.00 for non FIP members for each
quarterly contest.
If there are less them 100 entrants for any quarterly contest, it will be clubbed with the next
one.
An entrant can participate in all 4 contests seperately.
All FIP office bearers and WC committee members will not participate in the event
File size not more than 2 Mb in jpeg at 72 DPI. Longer version should be 1024 pixels
Title: 1st word of your given name followed by 1st word of your family name underscore serial
number of the image underscore title of the image.
Example: Image submitted by Sandeep Gupta titles 'sun rays' FIP life member LM 00001
File Name:lm00001_ s_g_1_sun rays
Not a member of FIP
000_s_g_1_sunrays
All images to be emailed to sonabeniwal.fip@gmail.com before 31.03. 2017 – 1st contest
30.06. 2017 – 2nd contest, 30.09.2017 – 3rd contest and 31.12.2017 – 4th contest
Contest Captain:
Sona Beniwal, EFIAP, FPBS, FFIP, FSoF.
sonabeniwal.fip@gmail.com
9810897668
PAYMENT:-
* By Cheque or DD in favour of Federation of Indian Photography
Online to A/c # 50176190112, Allahabad bank, Beadon Street
IFSC no ALLA0211705
SWIFT Code ALLAINBBRPK
The final results will be announced in the Feb/March issue of VF 2018.
FIP reserves the change the rules at short notice.

All prospective articles for VF, letters to editor, Nindak neare rakhiye (fuUnd fu;js jkf[k,),
Club news personal achievement news should be sent to barunks@hotmail.com

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Report of the FIP Convention 2016
held between 7-9 December, 2016 at Udaipur, Rajasthan

The 28th National Convention of Federation of Indian Photographers (FIP) was held from 7-
9th December at Udaipur with an optional tour to the famous Kumbhalgarh Fort near
Udaipur.
The inaugural Ceremony was held on 7th December at Town hall Auditorium Udaipur.
Highlight during registration was the mobile cultural milieu at the registration area wherein
participating delegates got an opportunity to see and photograph local Rajasthani dance
forms. Props were made available by “Apno Rajasthan” Blog at the Registration venue to
facilitate the delegates take snaps using them and try out their photography skills. A counter
was also available to purchase photography consumables like memory cards, batteries,
chargers etc. Books on photography by Eminent authors were also available for purchase. As
part of rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan all the delegates on arrival were welcomed with
Mewari Pagri and traditional Tilak on arrival.
The inauguration was chaired by The FIP President Mr Anil Risal Singh and Chief Guest was Mr
Chandra Singh Kothari, Mayor of Udaipur. The FIP President in his address spoke about the
activities of The federation and expressed his appreciation on the overwhelming response by
delegates and extensive series of workshops planned during the three day event by the
associated body of Lake city Camera club Society (LCCS), Udaipur.
The Chief Guest Mr Kothari in his address to the delegates promised to provide all possible
help by the local administration to promote the activities and business of Photography
community in Udaipur.
Also present were Mr Susanta Banerjee, Vice President, Dr B. K. Sinha, Secretary and Mr
Amitabha Sil, Treasurer of FIP. The associated body LCCS was represented by Mr Rakesh
Sharma Rajdeep, President, Mr Dinesh Pagaria, Secretary and Mr Sharad Agarwal, Treasurer .
The program was convened by Mr K. S. Sardalia, member of LCCS Udaipur.
During the Inaugural ceremony 21 senior photographers, artists and academicians of Udaipur
and nearby regions from the field of photography and other art domains like photography
education, vocal music, journalism, sculpture, painting etc were honoured for their invaluable
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life time contribution to Arts. A Souvenir ( Impression ) was also released to commemorate
the occasion. The souvenir contained articles by Experts on subjects of photography skill,
techniques, technology and photo experiences. A Directory of the LCCS members along with
their representative photograph was also part of the souvenir.
During the Convention sessions were taken by eminent experts in their field. As part of
Inaugural session Padamshree Sudharak Olwe spoke about his journey as a photo journalist
and his association and efforts of improvement of various social causes . He called upon the
photographic community to get associated with a social cause and bring to light the
conditions needing improvement using their photography skills. His presentation was very
much appreciated by audience.
In the Afternoon session on 7th December, a very interesting talk on technical aspect of using
Lightroom to improve post processing activity was given by Mr Vishal Bhende, Director of
Symbiosis College of Photography, Pune. He spoke in details about nuances of how to improve
the images during post processing and use of The Adobe Lightroom software in the post
processing, cataloguing and management of image resources. He also answered the technical
questions related to various aspects of photography and post processing techniques.
An exhibition of invited prints by FIP as well as contributed prints by LCCS members was
inaugurated at 11 AM by FIP President Mr Anil Risal Singh at Arvana Mall. The exhibition was
open for three days and received an enthusiastic footfall by the Udaipurites.
The morning of 8th December, the second day of convention started early with a field trip at
7:30 for a workshop at the picturesque location of Heritage resort and Sahastra Bahu temple,
built in 11th Century and famous for its exquisite carvings. The workshops were under the
guidance of renowned experts Mr Hari Mahidhar, Mr Vinay Parelkar and Mr Shivji Joshi. The
delegates were divided into three groups and learned basic techniques of camera control,
light management followed by finer points of Fashion photography like Model posture,
position and framing with guidance on monument photography.
In the Post Lunch session a Photo shoot with 10 male and female models was organised at the
Jungle Safari Park, Sisarma. The delegates were exposed to concepts of Rim lighting, exposure
control, fill in lights, posturing, ramp walking and use of props and their importance in fashion
photography.
Late in the evening another session was taken at Shilpgram Auditorium by Mr Anup Shah who
made a Visual presentation of his mesmerising photographs of mountain ranges and wildlife
of Uttrakhand. He shared pointers about his photographic styles and preparation and care to
be taken while doing Landscape and wildlife photography.
To provide some relaxation to the delegates an Evening Cultural Program was arranged for the
participants at Shilpgram where artists from the West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC)
performed Vocal recitals as well as traditional dance performances. The beautifully dressed
and made-up artists and their performances were a bonus to the participating photographer
and they could not get enough shots and many had to rue the lack of memory card space
available with them.
On the Third day of Convention – A photo shoot was organised for the delegates at Shilp gram
along with models called from Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur. During the Workshop FIP
President also took a group session, he explained the importance of shapes, shadows and
framing in composing a frame. Inputs from a person of his eminence helped improve the
photographic skills of the participants. Mr Hari Mahidhar and Shivji Joshi also took sessions on
model and fashion photography.
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The photo shoot was followed by
closing session organised at the
Shilpgram Auditorium. General body
meeting of FIP was conducted and
results of election for the next two
year session of FIP governing body
was announced by the returning
officer. Screening of prize winning
and other entries received in various
saloons and circuits organised by the
FIP was made for the delegates to
appreciate the work being done by
stalwarts in the field. The session ended with a feedback session in which the participants and
FIP office bearers appreciated the quality and adequateness of arrangements made for the
convention by LCCS. They also appreciated the good quality food and active participation by
so many models for a fruitful convention. Knowledge shared by the faculties were also
appreciated.
Vote of thanks was presented by the LCCS secretary Mr Dinesh Pagaria, who specifically
thanked FIP to give LCCS an opportunity to host this event he also thanked the office bearers,
delegate, volunteers, Arvana Mall Management, Local administration for their help and
active participation, Mr Vishnu Paliwal for taking care of all logistics arrangement, Mr Sharad
Agarwal for taking full responsibility of Souvenir and Exhibition and Mr KS Sardalia for
managing the smooth operation of the convention as the Convenor.
The participants departed by late afternoon on 9th December and had their night stay at
Charbhujaji a nearby village to Kumbhalgarh. An early morning start on 10th December to
Kumbhalgarh helped the delegates get the advantage of rich light which made their
photographs of the monument, surroundings and models more colourful and alive.
The participants returned by late evening back to Udaipur and departed with the added skills,
knowledge and many new friends.
Dinesh Pagaria
Secretary, LCCS Udaipur

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KHAMMAM PAO WORKSHOP, PAPI KONDU HILLS & KHAMMAM

Mr T Srinivasa Reddy writes from


Khammam Photo Art organisation that a 3
day workshop was successfully completed
with 2 nights at Papi Konalu Hills and one
night at Khammam.
The faculty members were Dr B.K. Sinha,
Ms Suwarna Gowde, Mr Sirish Karale and
Mr Bijoy Agrawal.
Over 100 delegates participated. Tribal
dance, river net fishing photography,
rooster fights and model photography
were the highlights.

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PROPOSED WORKSHOP CALENDAR OF FIP 2017
FIP workshops 2017. Though the dates are tentative, they are unlikely to be changed, unless
we are forced to. Some of the dates of the proposed workshops may change and the cost also
may vary but FIP will try its best to adhere to the announced dates and cost.
1. The swimwear and Glamour Photography workshop at Andaman is over.
2. Sand dunes and monuments of Jaisalmer. Faculty Shri ShivJi and Ramji Vyas. March 18th,19th and 20th. 2
nights at Jaisalmer (Twin Sharing) and one night at Khuri (3-4 pax to a room) Full board and lodging with
local transport and local models. 7000/- per person
3. March 30th to 5th April 2017 Bandhavagarh tiger reserve – Sold out
4. Himalayan Landscapes of Kausani 21nd, 22rd and 23th April (3 nights). ` 8000/- twin sharing. ` 6000/- 4
pax to a room. Full board and local transport. Group pick up and drop from Kathgodam
5. Himalyan bird photography workshop at Sat Tal, Uttarakhand from 24th to 27th April (4 nights). ` 7500/-. 4
rooms for twin sharing and 2 tents for 4 pax each. Full board and dedicated birding guide. Kausani and Sat
Tal can be done back to back. Sold out.
6. Day long workshop on lighting for Portrait at Kolkata in September. Faculty Gautam Sen. Special portrait
editing software will be provided along with the workshop video for future reference to all the delegates
Cost ` 3000/- per person - 3rd Sept. 2017.
7. July Leh Faculty Vinay Parelkar Dates and cost are being worked out. We are planning for hitherto
unchartered routes if we get the inner line permit. It will be a 10 days tour with highlights of the 2016 tour
included but avoiding Sri Nagar.
8. July a small group is travelling to Alaska for 5 days to shoot brown bears at Katmai National Park. Interested
persons can contact the Hony Secretary General
9. Araku valley with one extra day for tribal photography. 14th, 15th and 16th November (3 nights). Vizag to
Vizag. Delegates have to report at Vizag on13th evening. Tour starts early morning on 14th and back to
Vizag on 16th evening. Cost ` 10,000/- per person
10. Early November Puskar/Sonepur fair. Dates and cost are being worked out.
11. Tribal village photography at Purulia 18th, 19th and 20th November. We are working out the cost but it will
be very reasonable and will not make a big hole in your pocket. Both Araku and Purulia can be done back to
back. Cost of Purulia workshop is still undecided.
12. 1st week of December Hornbill festival, Nagaland. Dates and cost to be notified.

All workshop delegates will receive 1 year of complimentary FIP membership on application.
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SALONS
Click 2nd International Digital Salon 2017 HAP International Digital Salon
2016/FIP/41/2017 M,C,N & PT Closes 15.01.17 2016/FIP/76/2017 M, C, N, PJ & PT Closes 27.03.17
Utpal Adhikary– 9874923225 SC Mallick– 8697813958, 9433812930
Sbartsalon2015@gmail.com; www.shutterbugartsociety.in Hapsalon17@gmail.com; www.hapsalon.com
FOCUS International 2016/FIP/74/2017 2nd Tapas International Salon – Chandigarh
M, C, N and PT Closes 16.01.17 2016/FIP/84/2017
Abir Das– 9748154214, 7890222306 M, C, N PJ & PT, Theme Creative Closes 31.03.17
Focusindia.salon@gmail.com; www.focusfoto.in Vinod Chauhan– 9872989918, 9814435883
tpassalon@gmail.com; www.tpas.co.in
49th Howrah Colour Salon 2017
2016/FIP/01/2017 SOP, Howrah First Impression 2017
C, N, PT & Creative Closes 17.01.17 2016/FIP/94/2017 M,C,N PJ and PT Closes 04.04.17
SagarVishwakarma– 7685032554 Himadri Adhikari– 9563682040, 9734571204
sophowrah@gmail.com; www.sophowrah.net raniganjphotocircle@gmail.com; www.1st-impression.in
Indian Photofest International Salon 2017
Digifocus International Digital Salon 2017
2016/FIP/88/2017 M,C,N,PJ & PT Closes 10.04.17
2016/FIP/68/2017 M,C,N,PT & PJ Closes 30.01.17
Saurav Kanti Sahoo– 9933700175, 9734456704
Abhijit Dey– 9433812930, 8902048188
Photofestclub.yahoo.in; www.photofest.in
dayabhij@gmail.com; www.digifocus.org
3rd Through The Lens International Digital Salon
Fotofest 2017 Digital 2016/FIP/93/2017 M, C, N PT and PJ Closes 10.04.17
2016/FIP/69/2017 M,C,N & PT Closes 30.01.17 Jagannath Dey
Karam Chandra Tapadar— 08013688518 mapsalon1@gmail.com; www.maphotoclub.com
salonphotopart@gmail.com; www.pfsalon.com
1st Aranyak Cooch Behar International Digital Salon 2017
1st Rainbow International Circuit 2016/FIP/78/2017 M, C, N & PT Closes 15.04.17
2016/FIP/58-59-60/2017 M, C, N & PT Closes 02.02.17 Shantanu Saha– 9434197877
Photography Pathsala/Persona International/Galaxy Art International 6th JPS International Salon 2017
Mohan Pandit– 9831172922 2016/FIP/96/2017 M, C, N & PT Closes 17.04.17
photographypathshala99@gmail.com; www.rainbowcircuit.org Mnish Vyas– 9784500270, 9829212909
Everest International Salon Digital jpsjodh@gmail.com; www.jpsjodhpur.com
2016/FIP/70/2017 M, C, N & PJ Closes 02.02.17 12th PAB International Salon 2017
Theme City Life 2016/FIP/87/2017 M,C,N,PJ and PT Closes 17.04.17
Manoranjan Barman– 9903059178 Suvranshu Kar– 9830807858, 9830135063
fotoclubsiliguri@gmail.com; www.everest.org.in pabsalon007@yahoo.com; www.pabsalon.in
Foto Art Super Circuit 3rd Jodhpur International Circuit 2017
Bishunpur PC/GreenZone/Shutterspeed 2016/FIP/97-98-99/2017 M,C,N & PT Closes 24.04.17
2016/FIP/71-72-73/2017 M,C,N,PT & PJ Closes 20.02.17 Amit Vyas– 7665535327, 9829212909
Biplab Hazra– 9434160348 Amitvyas010@gmail.com
sforoart@yahoo.in; www.fasc.in jpsjodh@gmail.com; www.jpsjodhpur.com
Digifremz International Salon 2017 Digital Society for Apearture of Howrah
2016/FIP/80/2016 M, C, N & PT Closes 21.02.17 2016/FIP/57/2017 M, C, N & PT-Digital Closes 30.04.17
Malabika Chatterjee– 9051288443, 9051555618 Sujoy Debnath– 9830111108, 9433341102
digifremz@gmail.com; www.psaindiasalon.com secratary@sonarbangla.org.in; www.sonarbangla.org.in
2nd Creative Art International Digital Salon 2017 4th Raiganj International Salon
2016/FIP/79/2017 M, C, N & PT Closes 06.03.17 2016/FIP/100/2017 Closes 30.04.17
Chinmoy Dutta– 9831159522 Debbrata Sarekar– 9932344204, 9434130774
saloncreativeart@gmail.com; www.creativeartsalon.org debuskr@gmail.com; www.parclub.org
VZ Super Circuit 2017 Victoria International Circuit 2017
M, C, N and PT Closes 11.03.17 2016/FIP/108-109-110/2017 Closes 05.05.17
Beauty Pandit– 9051555618, 9433336192 M, C, N and PT, Theme Street
Visionzero.info@gmail.com; www.visionzero.in Subhra Ghosh– 8444072223
belghoriaphotolovers@gmail.com; www.victoriacircuit.org
Photoquest
3rd Double Half Photo Festival 2017
2016/FIP/86/2017 M,C, N and PT Closes 12.03.17
2016/FIP/104/2017 M,C,N and PT Closes 15.05.17
Theme People
Gopal Bhattacharjee– 9051555618, 9433336192
Nupur Kumar Roy– 9433095305
doublehalfsalon@gmail.com; www.dhsalon.in
lenscript2016@gmail.com; www.lenscript.in
BAWS Internationl Salon 2017
3rd KPA International Salon 2017 2016/FIP/102/2017 Closes 28.05.17
2016/FIP/85/2017 M, C, N and PT Closes 13.03.17 Digital M, C, N, PJ & PT; Print Mono and Colour
T.K.Mahapatra– 9732636256 Anupam Sasmal– 9153027750, 9800988233
kpaclub@yahoo.com; www.kpaclub.com pfmsalon@yahoo.im; www.pfmclub.com

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Federation of Indian Photography
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MEMBERSHIP NO.

Mr. Mrs. Miss

Photographic honours

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Address

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No. Dated

Date Signature
FIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
Individual member (Annual) 600.00
Corporate member (for Camera Clubs) (Yearly) 1,100.00
Life Member (Single Instalment) 5,100.00
Spouse membership New Category (H+W) 750.00

Salon Recognition Fee - National 500.00


International 3,500.00
Each Judging of a circuit is one Salon, Circuit with 3 Salons 9,000.00
VF insertion - Single Page 3,000.00
Mandatory FIP Medal for each section of Salon
National 350.00
International 500.00

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Federation of Indian Photography, payable at Kolkata
2 stamp size photo

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“Farewell to the president FIP 2013-2016 Mr Anil Risal Singh” SHARAD AGRAWAL

"Preparing for the shoot" SHARAD AGRAWAL

Gorgeous Poushi SHIVJI JOSHI


Printed by : The Screen House

“Ladder to stairs” SANTOSH JANA

Edited and Published by Dr. B.K. Sinha