August 1, 2015
FINAL REVISION. LAST DATE: JAN 17.
We have received a large number of phone calls and e-mails citing various reasons for their inability to complete the submission procedure for MONTAGE 15 by today. In response, team JUPC has decided to further extend the last date for submission to January 17 2015. It should be kept in mind that we have a prefixed schedule for conducting the entire event and it cannot be upset by any further extension. So we earnestly request you to submit your entries by Jan 17. You can log on to www.jupconline.com or email the entries with necessary details at firstname.lastname@example.org. HAPPY PARTICIPATION. HAPPY MONTAGE.
Members’ section comprises primarily of the snaps from the current members of the club, ranging from first to fourth year and encompassing all the three faculties of Jadavpur University-Arts, Science and Engineering. Tastes vary from portraits to landscape to street to macro, and the members’ section offers an insight to the gradual growth of a JUPCian.
This section is a tribute to all the seniors, who have helped to keep the club going through the years. The knowledge and love for photography gets transmitted to the new batches year after year only through the tiring efforts of the seniors, and of course, their photographs have been setting a standard for the fresh bunch of pupils, who have just embarked on their journey.
Sunday mornings are customarily booked for JUPC outings. Be it exploring the by-lanes of old Kolkata, or enjoying the morning Sun at some unknown village, regular outings ensure that the interest for photography never fades, and help to develop a keener eye.
More news about the recent JUPC outings will be updated shortly.
Montage 16 News
Contest opens on this World Photography Day, 19TH AUGUST’ 2015.
Stay tuned more news.
“A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit.” The JUPC reunion is one that many eagerly look forward to. Whereas the old get to meet their batch mates, and reflect on the changes made to the club, the present members get to reach out to a larger section of the seniors.
The usual schedule of the Re-union includes a display of photographs taken by the seniors as well as the present members. For the occasion, the club prints a calendar and a T-shirt.
Basic Training Session 2015 registration forms are now available!!
August marks the beginning of a new session in JUPC. The Basic Training Session begins with the fresh batch of students, eager to take their first steps in photography. The seniors of the club take up this herculean task of training the young minds and channelizing their passion in the right direction.
The Basic Training Session is divided into four classes, both theory and practical. The freshers are divided into different groups under the seniors. Most importantly, no one is required to bring their own cameras. Cameras are provided by the club for each group. The topics of BTS include:
- Basics of Photography: Here, the freshers are mainly introduced to the various parts of the camera, and also the principle behind the working of SLRs.
The first practical session is held at Victoria Memorial.
- Exposure: Here, the freshers are frequented with metering and ways to control the exposure.
The corresponding practical session is held in Botanical Gardens.
- Depth of Field: Here, the freshers are given a detailed notion about the depth of field.
The practical session is taken at the Alipore Zoo.
- Composition: Having completed all the physics lessons, the freshers are now taught how to better the composition using few guidelines, always leaving the freedom to explore their own ideas.
The last practical class is taken at Gourdaha.
A theory class follows soon after the practical session, helping them revise the topics, and delving more into the physics. The theory classes are taken by the seniormost batch i.e the 4th years.
A review class is each week, where every picture is discussed in detail. Along with that, digital editing techniques like Adobe Photoshop is also taught. After the formal training session is over, juniors and seniors are in constant interaction with the seniors answering the various queries of the freshers, and even demonstrating the tricks of the trade when going out for shooting during weekends. JUPC is acclaimed in the photography circles due to its fresh ideas, which come from blossoming of these new minds which assemble at the club at the dawn of August. To conclude, the basic training session is followed by an advanced training session, after the 2nd semester, where the first years are taught the advanced aspects of exposure, composition, photoshop along with other things like filters, flash, close up kits etc. by their immediate seniors.
JUPC has always embraced the art of photography as a platform to celebrate passion and express independent ideas and perspectives. Our love for this passion transcends the desire for temporal possessions. By the virtue of studying in one of the premier educational institutes of our country, we do not generally need to pursue photography to earn money or awards. Yet recognition of our talent and unwavering perseverance in achieving excellence definitely boosts our morale. Here’s an effort to showcase the impetus that drives us to perform every time we are equipped with the gear.
Stealing out some time from their mundane lives, the JUPC family goes on a picnic every year, shortly after the winter break. Photography is kept aside, and members indulge in playing cricket, badminton, football, cards, and even dumbcharades! A sumptuous lunch follows. The picnic is an eagerly awaited event in the JUPC calendar.
Here are some memories from the previous editions of JUPC picnic.
- Picnic 2015- Deulti
- Picnic 2014- Uttar Radhanagar
- Picnic 2012- Kanchrapara
- Picnic 2011-Barrackpore
Alongside handing out graduation certificates and medals to the accomplished ones, JU convocation on the 24th of December provides an opportunity for JUPC to raise funds for organizing events throughout the year. It is also the reunion day for some, and fine dining marks the end of a tiring day.