March 25, 2015
MONTAGE ’15 DIARIES
Here are a few moments from the exhibition. [envira-gallery id="3492"]
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.
Every year, JUPC organizes a long trip, usually during the summer break after the even semesters, popularly known as the Ramble. A week-long journey over hilly terrains or through unknown streets helps to keep the JUPC family well-knitted and eases out the tension between seniors and the freshly arrived ones. Ramble also provides an opportunity to step out from familiar territories and explore different genres, at the same time providing a good break from the humdrum of academics.
Another excursion is arranged during the Puja Holidays, nearer Kolkata, also called the short ramble. It is usually for a shorter period of time, mostly 3-4 days.
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.
The Basic Training Session starts almost every year on the World Photography Day-August 19th with the freshly arrived youngsters, eager to take their first step in photography. Both theoretical and practical sessions are held for four weeks at a stretch to teach them the basic operations like handling a DSLR, or setting the exposures right and giving them ideas about depth of field. A composition class is held in the last week of the training session to help them assimilate their knowledge for the bigger picture. BTS is not only an enriching experience for the members-to-be, but is the beginning of the cycle which goes on year after year, making JUPC one of the most active student-run club of the country.
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.
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.