Canon BP WPOY 2016 -17: Top 50 in Emotions 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 Emotions category.

The most wonderful thing about a wedding, is the range of emotions experienced and expressed by the couple, their family and friends. As a wedding photographer, showing the happy couple the emotions they experienced is a very rewarding experience. Through the years, photographers have captured many beautiful moments that everyone in the wedding party have cherished.

“Having judged the images quite a few times, I find myself seeing a superior quality in images with each passing year. It has been quite a delight to witness the state of wedding photography today.”

Mukesh Parpiani, Veteran photojournalist and photo editor, Curator of the Piramal Gallery and the Centre for Photography as an Art form at The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. Judge for Canon Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016-17. 

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

Himangshu Sarma  Sudha Mukesh
Chetna Sarin Narendra Pandya
Prabhakaran K Pon Prabakaran
Sandip Kumar Mojidra Bhaskar Maji
Vivek Krishnan Mousam Pattnaik
Ishan Saxena Nishant Ratnakar
Prempal Singhtanwar Rajdeep Das
Anand Papanna Bhakti Bordoloi
Abhraneel Malakar Ritabrata Mukherjee
Kumaran Rajarathinam Jatin Thakkar
Karan Sidhu Shabarisha A
Sunny Pariani Aritra Ray
Sharon shyam Indranil Aditya
Nigel Dias Sankalan Banik
Nishal Lama Praveen Padmanaban
Shashank Shekhar Sandipa Malakar
Bindi Sheth Hemant Assotikar
Prasheila Lookhar Sourav Das
Nitin Dangwal Dinesh Kumar
Robin Saini Kaustav Sarkar
Prakash Parmar Nilarun Basu
Kunal Mehta Janarthanan Aasaithambi
Harkiran Agnur Deepak Kumbhar

Special Mention: Two photographs by Himangshu Sarma, Chetna Sarin, Nigel Dias and Praveen Padmanaban were selected in the top 50.

Here are some of the best photographs from the Emotions category…

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

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