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From Humble Origins to Winning International Gold, A Gardener’s Son Shines Big

Mahesh Lonkar Photo

As a photographer gets to know his subject's environment better, the photographer often sees the subjects in a different way and would photograph them looking quite differently. The people connection is what makes the photos stand out. This seems to be the philosophy of Pune based Mahesh Lonkar who loves to photograph people in their natural settings. For somebody who didn't have money to enroll for a foundation course in art, winning PSI GPU Gold in the 15th PSI International Salon is indeed a true reflection of his indomitable spirit. We celebrate his success story.

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His mastery is in making Trivial look Exceptional

Mohammed Ibrahim Photography

The visual drama and artistry of his photographs are born out of a keen eye of the surroundings. Selecting, isolating, and enhancing a subject by finding that favourable light and then using techniques to enhance the most striking elements is something he has mastered over the years. His passion shines throughout his work and has attracted a wide audience around the world. Meet Mohammed Ibrahim from Mumbai, who recently won a Global Photographic Union Honourable Mention in Monochrome photography at the prestigious 15th PSI International Salon Competition held in Mumbai.

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This Orthondotist won PSI Gold in Nature photography at the 15th PSI International Salon

Matrishva Vyas

His initial compulsion of maintaining the clinical photography records to practice as an Orthodontist ultimately turned into a hobby and passion for nature and wildlife photography. Meet Nagpur based Dr. Matrishva B Vyas who recently won the Photography Society of India Gold prize in Nature photography at the prestigious 15th PSI International Salon Competition held in Mumbai. His shot Lethal Grip was selected amongst nearly 2000 entries with participants from over 40 countries.

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Pune based Rahul Deo wins thematic category of Cover Shots in Canon Wild Clicks 6

Rahul Deo wins Canon Wild Clicks 6

Canon Wild Clicks - India's Only Live Photography Contest concluded its Season 6 recently spanning across 4 days in one of India's hidden wild treasures - Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh. The event was conducted by Nature Wanderers in partnership with Uttar Pradesh Government and Forest Department of Dudhwa. Pune's Rahul Deo, an avid wildlife photographer and IT professional, was adjudged the winner of the thematic category of Cover Shots amongst 100 contestants from all over India. We present to you his success story.

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PPL Kalakriti Photography Exhibition 2016 – Point. Shoot. Glory!

PPL Kalakriti Collage

Pune Photography Lovers (PPL) group organized PPL Kalakriti - A Mega Photography Exhibition from 10th to 12th June 2016 at Raja Ravi Varma Art Gallery, Pune. PPL is a one year old group of passionate Photographers, started by Bhupinder Singh Randhawa, that currently has 1100+ members. PPL showcased talent of its members in the categories of Architecture, People, Still Life, Nature and Landscape. Three top prizes, Three viewers choice and Ten honorable mentions were awarded. The proceeds from the exhibition will fund education costs of some of the children from NGO PRAYAS. The event was a grand success and attracted 1000+ visitors.

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M changes from Menace to Magic after joining Creative Pad Photography

Creative Pad Photography Kush Sharma

Creative Pad Photography, started by Kush Sharma in December 2014 in Pune, is a photography training company that focuses on teaching the art of photography to beginners and semi-advanced photographers in an easy-to-understand manner. His workshops on Basic and Advanced Photography are a hit among the practitioners of this art. He recently conducted a Basic Photography Workshop on 15th and 22nd May at SIMS, Khadki.

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