An EX- BANKER, -K G PADMANABHA developed interest in photography when he attended a photography exhibition organised by YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY(YPS), BANGALORE during his college days. The works of distinguished photographers SRI RAJAGOPAL , SRI B SRINIVASA, SRI H SATISH and few others inspired him to pursue serious photography. He joined YPS CLUB in 1980 to seek guidance and learn vital aspects of artistic photography through workshops organised by the club. He won the top award under the category “Beautiful people” in all India photography contest conducted by KONICA – a film roll manufacturing company in 1981.
He did trekking in Western Ghats on hundreds of occasions, Himalayas for more than 35 times and widely travelled in picturesque countries like Norway, Iceland, Scotland etc to photograph beautiful landscapes. Several of his landscape pictures have won awards and acceptances in national and internationals photo salons.
Besides landscape photography he started exploring other areas of photography like bird’s wildlife, people, street, cultures etc after buying a digital camera in 2010. He started participating seriously in photo salons from 2017
He has over 200 acceptances in national and international salons. Following is the list of few awards won by him in the recent years.
AWARDS AWARD SPONSORED BY
1) CASH AWARD FOR BEST LANDSCAPE DJMPC, COIMBATORE (INDIA) 2017
2) 1ST CASH AWARD Heavens of Karnataka, WORLD TOURISM 2018
3) 1ST AWARD-BEST BIRD CATEGORY NATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST 2017 -YPS CLUB INDIA IN MEMORY OF SRI TNA PERUMAL
4) FIP GOLD MEDAL-OPEN LANDSCAPE 2ND IRIS NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2019
5 ) PSA GOLD MEDAL AND SPECIAL RIBBON BEAUTIFUL LIFE -INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON 2019
6) Mol HON MENTION 2ND PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, BULGARIA PHOTO CONTEST 2019
7) MOL DIPLOMA The International Exhibition of art Photography-CONTRAST 2019