Federation of Indian Photography’s (FIP) 26th All India Photography Convention, organised by Greenzone, was held from 6th to 8th November 2012 at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh followed by a photography excursion to Papi hills.
Around 180 delegates from across India attended this convention. The convention was inaugurated by Nyapathi Raghava Rao, senior landscape photographer. Renowned stalwarts from the field of photography delivered lectures, slide shows and workshops at the convention.
On the inaugural day, Dr. B.K. Sinha (MFIAP, ARPS, President, FIP) spoke on the past and present of FIP. Ashok Kandimalla enriched the participants in understanding Histograms in Digital Photography. Retired Conservator of Forests M.N. Jayakumar, (MFIAP, FRPS) presented a talk on Indian Biodiversity-Status and Role of Photography in Conservation with Ethics. A slide show on Macro Photography was presented by Baburajan Thekkan.
The second day’s sessions included Dr. S. Harinarayana’s (Hon FIP, ARPS) slide show on Bird Photography; Rohinton Mehta’s (Hon FIP, Hon PSI) talk on Photoshop CS6 for Pictorialist; and Vinay Parelkar (FFIP, ARPS, AFIAP) with Ambika Mehra conducted a workshop on Portrait and Lighting.
The third day started with a talk on Passion in Photography by Himadari Sekhar Dutta (EFIAP, FFIP); followed by a slide show on Pictorial and Creative Photography by Sushanta Banerjee (Hon FIP, MFIAP, ARPS). Later a lecture on My Journey Towards Forms, Colours and Textures was given by Anil Risal Singh (Hon FIP, MFIAP, ARPS). Aspect of Photojournalism and Present Trends was presented by Debatosh Sengupta (ESFIAP). Shivji Joshi (Hon FIP, AFIAP) presented a slide show on Dancing Desert. Rajendra Prasad (ARPS) presented a workshop on Lightroom and Raw Conversion. Later, Rohinton Mehta and Ashok Kandimalla answered questions in the session, ‘Digitally Yours’.
The convention ended with distribution of International honours EFIAP and AFIAP along with National honours FFIP, AFIP and Hon. FIP certificates to successful photo artists.