Canon BP WPOY 2016 -17: Top 50 in Finer Wedding Details or Still Life Category


With the judging complete of the Canon Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016-17 contest, we will be revealing the top 50 photographs that made it to each of the six categories—Bride and Groom Portraiture, Family and Friends, Emotions, Behind the Scenes or Offbeat, Finer Wedding Details or Still Life and Photoseries on a single Wedding. Let’s look first at the Finer Wedding Details or Still Life category.

With the big, epic gestures and raw, beautiful emotions that photographers are privy to during weddings, there are quieter moments that speak volumes too. The wedding thali, trousseau waiting to be worn, a mandap being set up, these little things that come together and make the big day so special is what the Finer Wedding Details or Still Life category is all about.

“All categories was very tough to judge! The bar has been set so high. Looking at each picture made me realise that wedding photography styles have evolved so much. Most of the pictures were stupendous… we can compete on an international level. The work is genuine and innovative and inspiration. My favorite categories were Emotion and Photoseries on a Single Wedding.”

—Vivek Victor Sequeria, An accomplished wedding photographer and former BP Wedding Photographer of the Year. Judge for Canon Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016-17

Here are the contestants who made it to our Top 50 list:

Abhimanyu Sharma Karamvir Banga
Abhishek Scariya Kartik Jasti
Amanpreet Kaur Lucky Malhotra
Anill Patil Nilarun Basu
Avnish dhoundiyal Nitin Dangwal
Ayush Jain Praveen Padmanaban
Bhaven Jani Radhika Pandit
Bindi Sheth Rajdeep Das
Chandni Duaa Rajesh Satankar
Chenthil Mohan Rajshekar Reddy
Chetana Bhat Ravi Mistry
Chetna Sarin Raviraj Zingade
Cupcake Productions Saketesh Mohapatra
Daniel Chris Saravanakumar Thangavelu
Deepesh pm Shalini Rao
Dipayan Majumdar Shammiulla Sayyed
Flashbakc Studios Subho Saha
Gaurav Raju Sumanta Dey
George Gupta Sutirtha Basu
Hardik Challa Tejas Vaidya
Harikiran Agnur Vivek Renukaprasad
Hemant Assotikar William Chang
John Mathai  

Special Mention: Two photographs by Abhimanyu Sharma, Chenthil Mohan, Flashbakc Studios and Nitin Dangwal were selected in the top 50.

Here’s a look at some of the photographs from the category…


The top 6 from each category will be revealed in the January 2017 issue of Better Photography!

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