Sunday, November 29, 2009

SHOOT the STARS * with a camera off course ;)

* with a camera off course ;)
( IFFI Photo Walk )

Photo opportunities : Sights and Lights of IFFI 2009 along the entire route from Old GMC Bldg to Kala Academy

Date / Time : 1st December 2009, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Meeting Place : Children’s Park, Opp Old GMC Bldg, near Kala Academy, Panjim

Thursday, November 19, 2009


22nd November 2009 - Sunday

4.00 - 7.00 PM

Reporting / Starting Point:
Casa de Moeda, opp General Post Office, Panjim
As always, attendance is free of charge

Shoot Trail:
Casa de Moeda - St. Tome Chapel - Herald
Corte de Oiteiro Jnct.- Rua de Natal
Panjim Inn - Sri Vithal Rakhumai Temple
Fontainhas Spring

Total Distance: 1.5 km.

Opportunities to Shoot:
Casa de Moeda
Old Pato Bridge, GPO, St. Tome Chapel
Corte de Oiteiro, Old Well, St. Sebastian Chapel
Ourem Creek, Sri Vithal Rakhumai Temple
Charming colourful houses along the route
Sri Maruti Temple, Mala, Fontainhas Spring

Historical brief of the route shall be given at the starting point by Rohit Phalgaonkar at 4 PM sharp. This area is famous for its old architecture and is called as the “Latin Quarter of Panaji”.

Photo Theme:
The Unseen of Panaji.

Monday, November 16, 2009


39 Goan Shutterbugs
650 Children

at the Children’s Day - Bal Mela’09 at the Big Foot Sanskriti Kendra, Loutolim, 15th Nov

Thanks EVERYONE for the AWESOME response.

GOAN SHUTTERBUGS – Goa’s FIRST Photographers Club for Hobbyists, Amateurs and Professionals was started on 19th August the World Photography Day. So far we had 6 Photo Walks / Shoots, 2 Contests, 2 Workshops and an Exhibition. And a lot more events are planned in the near future.

We are thankful to all the newspapers for publishing our press releases every time we have had an event and a special thanks to Christina Viegas (Navhind Times, Oct 24) for the article “A Photographer’s Sure Muse” and Janice Rodrigues (Herald, Nov 7) for the “Capturing the UNSEEN” article. And the 75 Goan Shutterbugs from across Goa who have joined us during the photo walks / shoots.

This Sunday, 22nd Nov, we will be having our first photo walk in Panjim, 4pm onwards, so kindly pencil the date on your calendar. Details will be posted soon.

Happy Clicking………………Smile Please!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

“Capture the Emotions” - Photography Contest at Big Foot, Loutolim, 15th Nov.

Here's a great opportunity to be the Shutterbugs Champion Photographer. “Capture the Emotions” of the children during the Children's Day - BAL MELA'09 at the Big Foot Sanskriti Kendra, Loutolim, on Sunday, 15th November, 2009 anytime between 9am and 4pm.

Capture their Happiness, their Confidence, their Interest, the Surprise, their Boredom, their Curiosity and more and submit your best three photographs before 20th Nov. Entry FREE. Registration form available at Big Foot on the same day.

BAL MELA is an annual program organized for under privileged kids by Big Foot Trust and Jan Ugahi. Various games, competition are held and skills like painting, crafts, clay work, mask and kite making are taught during the day. So be there and capture the prize winning Emotion.

Contest Rules :
1. TWO Categories : Individual and Group Photos
2. Entrants can submit maximum three photographs per catogery clicked during the Children's Day - Bal Mela '09 at the Big Foot Sanskriti Kendra, Loutolim
3. Digital photographs should be submitted by 20th Nov, in JPG format.
4. Photographs should be without borders, watermarks or signature.
5. Photographs should be in color only.
6. Photographs can be edited or altered by photo editing software.
7. Photographs can either in Panoramic or Landscape mode.
8. Photographs should be handed on a CD at Big Foot, Loutolim, ph: 2777034 or BM Office, Near Torsanzor (HDFC Bank/Apna Bazar), Aquem, Margao, ph: 982151419

Judging and Results :
1. Entries will be judged on the basis of interpreting and expressing the theme, along with the technical and aesthetic quality of the photograph.
2. Photographs will be judged by an eminent panel of photographers.
3. Results will be announced at the end of the month.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mr. Atmaram Deshpande inaugurates Goan Shutterbugs FIRST exhibition at Big Foot, Loutolim

Goan Shutterbugs FIRST exhibition titled “Capturing the UNSEEN at Ancestral Goa” was inaugurated by Mr. Atmaram Deshpande (Superintendent of Police) and Mr. Rajtilak Naik (Photographer of the Times of India) by pressing the camera shutter on 8th November 2009 at the Big Foot Gallery at Ancestral Goa, Loutolim.

At the informal get together later Mr. Atmaram Deshpande congratulated the Goan Shutterbugs for starting a photo club in Goa and explained how a photograph can be used to record history for the future generation and how a photograph speaks a thousands words, while Mr. Rajtilak Naik spoke about how he started his career as a photo journalist and the various opportunities available for photographers.

Prizes were later given to the winners of the contest.
The winners were:
1st Prize – Radhakant Divkar
2nd Place – Shubhankar Kundaikar
and Special Jury Award to Stalin Mendes, Bhushan Verlekar and Nityanand Naik

75 photographs are on display at the exhibition that will be on till the 15th of November from 9am to 6pm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our 1st photo exhibition on 8th Nov at 10am at the Big Foot Gallery at Ancestral Goa, Loutolim

We are pleased to have our FIRST exhibition of photographers clicked during the “Capturing the UNSEEN at Ancestral Goa” – Photo Walk and Contest on 8th November 2009 at 10am at the Big Foot Gallery at Ancestral Goa, Loutolim.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by Mr. Atmaram Deshpande (Superintendent of Police and an avid Photographer) and Mr. Rajtilak Naik (Photographer of the Times of India)

The photo walk held on 25th Oct and 1st Nov had a participation of 42 shutterbugs trying to capture the unseen images of Ancestral Goa and 75 photographs clicked during the two Sundays will be exhibited.

Photo from the contest are posted online at:
Check and vote for your best three photos and win some great Goan Shutterbugs goodies.

Hope to see you all at the exhibition.

The Bug.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Win some great Goan Shutterbugs goodies!!!

Hi There,

Check out the photos clicked during the “Capturing the UNSEEN at Ancestral Goa” – Photo Walk and Contest held on 25th Oct and 1st Nov 2009 at Loutolim. 42 shutterbugs participated during the event and an exhibition of the photos will be held at the Big Foot Gallery on 8th Nov.

Here’s your chance to win some great Goan Shutterbugs goodies, vote for your 3 best photos captured during the event and email us your choice to :

Photos can be viewed on Flickr :
and also on the Goan Shutterbugs albums on Facebook and Orkut.

Happy Viewing!!!!!

The Bug