During the early days Allama Prabhu began developing and printing photographs for his personal use to exhibit his works extensively in salons as he was unable to find labs that provided consistent photographic services. He soon received requests from his friends and many professional photographers within the circle to setup a photo lab which could cater to photographer’s need and deliver quality services. Owing to the popularity he setup Prabhu Photos commercially in Brigade Road, Bangalore in 1972.
Having analysed the changing trends in photography, Allama Prabhu set up digital printing service at Prabhu Photos in 2002 in addition to the existing Kodak Q-Lab services since the 90’s.
Right in the heart of Bangalore city, Prabhu Photos has by far become a one-stop-shop for film processing, digital imaging & printing. Prabhu Photos offer photographers with a wide range of photography services under one roof whether you are a beginner wanting guidance on your first camera or a veteran looking for a print solution.
Prabhu Photos prides itself on being the photo printing lab of choice for professionals as well as photo lovers looking for high quality professional photo finishing services at industry-leading prices.
Meet our team
People behind Prabhu Photos
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A graduate in Agricultural Sciences from UAS – Hebbal, he was drawn to nature from an early age; an interest that later developed into a full-fledged profession of nature photography. Being behind the lens for over 45 years, Allama Prabhu has received several international distinctions such as the FRPS(U.K), AFIAP(France), AAPS(Australia), AIIPC(India),ASIIPC(India) and has been honoured by the PSA(Photographic Society of America) as a 5 Star Exhibitor as well. He was placed fourth for 4 years in a row and was also in the top 10 for over 7 years in PSA’s Who’s Who (Nature print exhibition), which is a unique accomplishment and a record by an Indian till date. Owing to this achievement, he was invited to submit photographs for PSA’s permanent collection for 3 years consecutively. He has been conferred with the prestigious Karnataka State Rajyothsava Award in 1989 by the State government of Karnataka and numerous other awards such as the Chaya Chitra Ratna Award and so on.
In his early years of photography, Allama Prabhu exhibited his work extensively at International salons. He favours action oriented nature photography. His work ranges from studying birds and animals habitat to the recent studies on Hoysala temples and the ruins of Hampi. He has to his credit 96 awards & certificates of merit along with 760 acceptances in International salons. He has over 385 awards & certificates of merit along with 1250 acceptances in National salons.
A pioneer in organizing wildlife workshops since 80’s to educate people in conservation of forests & environment. He has conducted numerous workshops on regular basis in Bandipur & Nagarhole along with other veteran photographers which attracted many enthusiasts all over India. He has been invited for judging many National & International salons. He was the Chairman of Nature division of IIPC and served for a period of over 10 years. He has been featured in Dooradarshan (National), Udaya & Chandana TV channels covering his achievements, wildlife photography and conservation of environment. His talks on Indian wildlife have also been aired in the All India Radio. Under his guidance many photographers have received coveted national and international awards successfully.
Besides his personal achievements in photography, he has been providing quality services in processing of films and digital printing for photographers globally over 40 years.
An MSc graduate in Computer Science from Newcastle University, U.K and Business management graduate from SBM Jain College, Bangalore. He has been influenced in the art of photography by his father and is experienced in developing films in the dark room from a young age. He carries significant photography knowledge and expertise. He is an avid animal lover and is passionate about wildlife photography. He currently manages the online services and printing technology for Prabhu Photos.
Why choose us?
Well known for our technical expertise within the industry, we ensure that every customer receives unparalleled services. We have been internationally recognized by Kodak for the quality of services in photography with the Q-Lab and ProLab certification.
Our imaging devices are colour calibrated, profiled and matched using Industry standard X-rite colour management systems. We run tests regularly to ensure colour consistency.
Long lasting prints
We use lab tested and recommended supplies to provide exceptional prints that last long.
Kodak paper & chemicals on Silver halide (Laser) printers
Epson Ultrachrome K3 HDR inks, Epson premium media & Hahnemühle Fine Art media on Epson Inkjet printers
Being an established firm of over 42 years, we have the technical know-how in photography and are able to cater to photographer’s needs; one of the reasons why most professionals prefer to do business with us.