Archive for April, 2007

Happy Birthday to Gaurav

April 30, 2007


Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

‘A people war’ photo exhibition

April 30, 2007


A 7-day long photo exhibition on ‘A people war‘ has been launched at Nepal Art Council in Kathmandu on Sunday (April 29, 2007). NFPJ has partnered with the organizer nepa-laya for this exhibition. During the opening ceremony, NFPJ President Bikas Rauniar delivered a welcome note and journalist Kunda Dixit highlighted about the nationwide exhibition and people’s feedback on the photographs. Photo: Navaraj Wagle


Chief of UN Mission in Nepal Ian Martin (left) observing pictures chronicling the decade-long Maoist insurgency. Photo: Prakash Mathema

A people war, traveling photo exhibition,
29th April – 5th May 2007,
1000 – 1800 hrs at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu.
For details: 9841- 484285
“A people war: Images of the Nepal Conflict 1996-2006.”

Happy Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, April 29th

April 29, 2007

Pinhole Portrait
Originally uploaded by krista noel.

“What is Pinhole Day? Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to this website where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration’s online gallery.” Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Microsoft Future Pro Photographers Photography Contest

April 28, 2007

Take Your Best Shot at a $20,000 Grand Prize and an amazing digital prize package!
The Microsoft Future Pro Photographers Photography Contest is the most lucrative contest of its kind and provides a unique opportunity for college and university student photographers from around the world to showcase their artistic talent and photographic style. Microsoft is committed to carrying the art of digital photography forward by encouraging new and emerging talent at the student level to learn, utilize, and implement state-of-the-art equipment, software, and techniques to produce the finest images possible.

For student photographers, this is an opportunity to Kick Start Your Career as a future professional photographer. The exciting prize packages include a Grand Prize of US$20,000 cash and a digital workflow prize package. There will also be three First Place winners in the following categories: Nature & Landscape; People & Portraits; and Fine Art who will each win US$2000 cash and a digital workflow prize package as well.

The submission period is April 1st through May 31st.

The opportunity of a lifetime is just a click away!

For more information:
Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Photography Contest

Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Contest Winners

April 28, 2007

Check out the winners of the Microsoft Future Pro Photographer Contest. The contest was open to students actively enrolled at a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree granting college or university. Prizes included equipment, memberships in prestigious photography societies, and $20,000. Sound interesting? There’s always next year—the 2007 Microsoft Future Pro Photography Contest entry period is tentatively scheduled from April 1 through May 15, 2007.

Grand Prize

“Slalom”
Alin Popescu
Bucharest, Romania
Popular University “Ion Dalles”

Nature & Landscape

“Cnidarian in the Clouds”
Yeang Ch’ng
Boston, Massachusetts
Harvard University

People & Portraits

“The Face”
Ho Young Choi
Santa Barbara, California
Brooks Institute of Photography

Fine Art

“Temptation”
Carly Short
Kettering, Ohio
Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology

Microsoft Merit Awards

Neil Losin
Davis, California
UCLA

Kevin Ou
Pasadena, California
Art Center College of Design

“Dark City”
Adam Obradovic
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland University, Elam School of Fine Arts

Source: Professional photography with Windows XP

3rd ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

April 25, 2007


Judgment of 3rd annual photography competition on Nature and Wildlife has been completed. Winners of the competition will be announced on the exhibition and greeting cards of top ten photos will also be launched on the same occasion. The exhibition date will soon be announced. This year four prominent photographers were in the judging panel, namely: Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

This year four prominent photographers had evaluated photographs submitted for the 3rd Annual Photography Competition on Nature and Wildlife. After hours of scrutiny observation they decided the winners which will be announced during exhibition and greeting cards of top ten winning photographs will also be launched on the same occasion. The exhibition date will soon be announced. Four prominent photographers were Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

WCN has been organizing photography competition on Nature and Wildlife which has been the most popular amongst the youth. Through this national level competition WCN/YEP is trying to provide a platform for nature photographers to do justice to our natural heritage by capturing pictures through their lenses so that its beauty can reach out to people and bring them together to protect and conserve biodiversity. We believe photography can be a powerful advocacy tool for nature conservation.

Short introduction of the judges:


Mani Lama, a renowned photographer of the country, Agricultural Engineer by education (Graduated from Fresco State University, Colorado) says he chose photography as a profession quite unexpectedly. His hobby of taking pictures turned him into a professional photographer. According to him photography classes for two semesters during his study in U.S molded his career. He has been regularly photographing for UNICEF, ACTIONAID, UNDP, FAO, Save the Children (UK), WHO and GTZ on contracts. He has been known as a person who started the postcard era in Nepal.


Nripa Dhoj Khadka is a senior instructor of Electronics and Computer Engineering at IOE for the last 25 years on every weekday and a passionate nature photographer on weekdays and free days which has been over 30 years. He was known for sharing knowledge about photography with anyone who has yearn to learn. A conservationist by nature, he advocates conservation through his pictures.


Pradip Shakya, a soft spoken person, is not a new name in the field of photography. He has been in the photography profession since last two decade. With the expertise in Photography, he is known as a man responsible for making Lalitpur Durbar Square famous in the international arena.


Raj Bhai Suwal is a workaholic who has done all types of photography; photojournalism, landscape, wildlife, architecture and portraits. He is the most successful photographer of the country and is the man behind the pictures on most of the billboards, magazines and newspaper we see everyday. For Raj Bhai Suwal, a perfectionist, photography is passion and he takes each day as a lesson to master his art.

Happy New Year 2064 [ Bright Up ]

April 13, 2007

New Year….
New Dreams….
New Hopes….
New Plans….
New Efforts….
I Pray to God to give you and your family a successful and Happy New Year….
Happy New Year….2064 Bikram Samat

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Dove and Hailstone

April 13, 2007


In morning, it was sunshine and sunny day but in evening it was raining hailstone. The Dove photograph was taken in morning and this was in evening. Nowadays weather is changing so often that, it might be because of green house effect. I wonder how the weather will be after 10 or 20 years from now on?
Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
P.S. I was not able to post it in 11 April because of power shortage.

Taken in the morning at backward, normally we do not see dove in urban area…but this is awesome that I got to see it….The quality of the photograph is bad because it was taken on 16x plus zoom and through window glass. If I have opened the window than I might not able to get this photograph.
Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
P.S. I was not able to post it in 11 April because of power shortage.

Nature Gold [ Happy New Year 2064 ]

April 13, 2007

New Year….
New Dreams….
New Hopes….
New Plans….
New Efforts…
I Pray to God to give you and your family a successful and Happy New Year….
Happy New Year….2064 Bikram Samat

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka