Guru Hegde is an a distinguished member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Photography Society of America (PSA) & Camerapixo publications member and an International documentary Press journalist.
He has been a guest speaker for photography clubs in India & abroad and conducts workshop and seminars in different genres of photography. His work has been appreciated, acknowledged and published by IndiansinKuwait.com, Way4indians.com, Wikipedia, Viewbug and Scholastic Publishing House (New York).
He has been appointed by Tamron (JAPAN) lenses as their photography mentor in Kuwait for his continuous dedication, support and expertise in the art of photography.
Awards & Honors
• Image acceptance at 2nd Campina International Photography Exhibition, CIEP 2017, Romania
• Winner of Visited Places theme photo contest - Photographers Around the World
• Winner of IMA Photography Contest (2016) under the theme "Beautiful Kuwait"
• Top Finalist winner of 360 Mall Contest - Kuwait Grand Photography Contest
• Image of the day; Honorary Image of the week - Nikon Unlimited Pinnacle Club
• Excellent shot of the week - Photographers Around The World
• Won Staff Winter selection 2015 - Viewbug
• Won Staff Favorite in Covers Photo Contest Vol 14 - Viewbug
• Won Contest Finalist in HDR Cityscapes - Viewbug
• Been a Judge for photography competition hosted by KCWA Kuwait
• Published article and participated in Photography forum in IndiansinKuwait (IIK) web portal.
• Image published by Scholastic Publishing House (New York) for Middle East region
• Image published by Wikipedia