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Congratulations to all our award winners

For those who missed our print competition night, we had a fantastic evening with judges Kevin Pengelly and David StanburyThank you to everyone who entered this year's Awards and a special mention goes to Glenn Norwood who was named Overall BIPP NI Photographer of the Year 2013.

The Awards were the culmination of an excellent day, during which Kevin Pengelly FBIPP and David Stanbury FBIPP hosted workshops on Wedding and Portrait photography. Our thanks go to Kevin & David,and also to Denis Brady ABIPP (BIPP NI Chairman) and all members of the BIPP NI Committee for their hard work in organising such a very successful and entertaining day. Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Awards and a special mention goes to Glenn Norwood who was named Overall BIPP NI Photographer of the Year 2013.

kevin pengelly

Competition Winners

Overall Winners.

Bippni Overall Photographer of the year 2013 : Glenn Norwood

Wedding Photographer of the year 2013 : Kris Dickson

Portrait Photographer of the year 2013: Glenn Norwood

Pictoral Photographer of the year 2013 : John Miskelly

Category Winners.

Digital Composite : Glenn Norwood

Commercial : Glenn Norwood

Wedding, Classical : Kris Dickson

Wedding, Modern : Kris Dickson

Portrait Studio : Glenn Norwood

Portrait Location : Glenn Norwood

Portrait Fashion : Glenn Norwood

Landscape : John Miskelly

Illustrative : John Miskelly

melissa elliot, norwood photography

Bippni Keynote Seminar - Kevin Pengelly FBIPP and David Stanbury FBIPP 29th April 2013

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Kevin and David are recent Fellows of the institute and their classic yet contemorary approach to wedding and portraiture is truely inspirational

BIPP Northern Ireland Region is delighted to welcome Kevin Pengelly and David Stanbury to Belfast for this one day portrait/lighting and wedding
seminar.  Kevin and David are recent Fellows of the institute and their classic yet contemorary approach to wedding and portraiture is truely inspirational.

There will be a location shoot at a local church, then a more urban edgy shoot in Belfast. At this very special price which includes a full lunch, there won’t be a better opportunity to take advantage of an amazing seminar at an incredible price!

BIPP Members only £30.00 [includes tea/coffee and full lunch]

**This Seminar is open to members of the PPANI, RPS, and MPA at a special price of £35.00.**

Numbers are strictly limited and places will be on a first come basis, so book now and make sure you don’t
miss out!

kevin pengelly

Bippni Print Competition night- 29th April 2013 New Forge Lane, Belfast

COMPETITION 2013 – CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES : 31st MARCHClosing date for this year's competition is 31st March 2013

Final call for our print competition! Remember the closing date is 31st MARCH
Images need to be sent digitally for preliminary Judging, with the best from each category being selected for print
to be judged on the night of Monday 29th April.

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All entries must reach us by 31st MARCH.
Please send your entries to: competition@bippni.com or glenn@glennnorwood.co.uk

stacey kilpatrick, SAKS Design, norwood photography

Bippni Print Competition night- 30th April 2012 New Forge Lane, Belfast

COMPETITION 2012 – CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES : MONDAY 26TH MARCHClosing date for this year's competition is Monday 26th March 2012

Final call for our print competition! Remember the closing date is MONDAY 26th MARCH
Images need to be sent digitally for preliminary Judging, with the best from each category being selected for print
to be judged on the night of Monday 30th April.

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All entries must reach us by MONDAY 26th MARCH.
Please send your entries to: competition@bippni.com or glenn@glennnorwood.co.uk

sophia taylor norwood photography

Bippni Keynote Seminar - A Day with Kevin Wilson FBIPP 30th April 2012

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Kevin's stunning work has much more of an urban, edgy feel which will form the basis of this portrait seminar

BIPP Northern Ireland Region is delighted to welcome Kevin Wilson back to Belfast for this one day portrait/lighting
seminar.  Many of you will be familiar with his award-winning images from years past, but these days his
stunning work has much more of an urban, edgy feel which will form the basis of this portrait seminar.

There will be a location shoot at Portview Trade Centre, Newtownards Road, Belfast and at this very special price which includes a full lunch, there won’t be a better opportunity to take advantage of an amazing seminar at an incredible price!

BIPP Members only £25.00 [includes tea/coffee and full lunch]

**This Seminar is open to members of the PPANI, RPS, MPA and
SWPP at a special price of
£30.00.**

Numbers are strictly limited and places will be on a first come basis, so book now and make sure you don’t
miss out!

Jim Moreland

Ash Cloud no barrier to Northern Ireland Print Competition final

For those who missed our print competition night, we had a rather unique print critique. In keeping with our new selection procedure the finalists were all selected from on-line image submissions, & the Judges - Mike Brookes Roper and Paul Callaghan - were to make their final decisions on the printed images which were critiqued on the night. Undeterred we managed to link Mike up by Skpe, and had a fantastic evening for all members present at the event.

However, no-one forsaw the the cancellation of Mikes flight from Inverness to Belfast, and unfortunately he was unable to be present at the event. Undeterred however, we managed to link Mike up by Skpe, and everyone present certainly were not in any way disadvantaged by the ash cloud that had already caused havoc across Europe. Many thanks to everyone involved in making this a fantastic evening for all our members.

Competition Winners

Overall Winners.

Bippni Overall Photographer of the year 2010 : Glenn Norwood

Wedding Photographer of the year 2010 : Kris Dickson

Portrait Photographer of the year 2010 : Glenn Norwood

Pictoral Photographer of the year 2010 : Roy McKeown

Category Winners.

Digital Composite : Glenn Norwood

Commercial : Glenn Norwood

Wedding, Classical : Kris Dickson

Wedding, Modern : Kris Dickson

Portrait Studio : Glenn Norwood

Portrait Location : Marie Allen

Portrait Fashion : Glenn Norwood

Landscape : Roy McKeown

Illustrative : Glenn Norwood

Glenn Norwood

Jim Moreland honored to be selected as judge for the Royal Photographic Qualifications Panel

Our own Jim Moreland has been approached by the RPS to retain his services as a Fellow judge for another Two Years until Sept 2012. In eight years Jim has been selected to Judge in ALL of the possible 16 sessions!

For the past 8 years Jim has been privileged to have been selected as a judge on the (RPS) Royal Photographic Qualifications Panel.

This means that Jim may be invited to act as a judge when the Applied Professional Panel sit, which is twice per year (May & Sep). In the eight years Jim has been selected in ALL of the possible 16 sessions! Last year was to have been his final year , as 8 years is the maximum a member to serve, but Jim has now been approached by the RPS and they would like to retain his services as a Fellow judge for another Two Years.

I am sure you will agree that this is a great achievement and Jim is honoured to accept and he has confirmed with the RPS. They in return have requested that he attend as a judge over the next two years for ALL FOUR sessions.

Jim Moreland

Congratulations To All Our Competition Finalists

Many thanks to all our members who entered this years print competition & congratulations to those members selected for the final judging night, Monday May 17th, 7.30pm at The Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast. Both Judges were bowled over by the overall standard of Images from this Region.

The Judges – Mike Brookes Roper FBIPP & Paul Callaghan FBIPP - were highly impressed by the overall standard of this region’s entries And found the task of selecting the finalists incredibly difficult.

With a total Submission of almost 300 images the final 58 images selected truly represent the Best this region can produce & is testament to the fantastic quality & talent we have in this province. Awards will be given to the winners of each category as well as the overall title of BIPPNI Photographer of The year.

Kris Dickson

QEP and MASTER QEP Qualifications

DEADLINE TO SEND THE APPLICATION for the next QEP and Master QEP session (June, 19th and 20th 2010 ) IS APRIL, 30th 2010.

We remind you that if you want to obtain another QEP qualification in a different specialisation, or if you aspire to the Master QEP title you should complete the application form provided on the FEP web site, logging on to: http://www.europeanphotographers.eu/qep_rulesDeadline for the next QEP and Master QEP session April, 30th, 2010

The Judges – Mike Brookes Roper FBIPP & Paul Callaghan FBIPP - were highly impressed by the overall standard of this region’s entries And found the task of selecting the finalists incredibly difficult.

Should you like to enter the next session , which will be held on June 19th.20th next, the application form must be sent via e-mail to the FEP [secretariat@europeanphotographers.eu] by April, 30th , 2010 at the latest.

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Maria Campbell FBIPP

Congratulations to Maria Campbell from MC Studios who has recently been awarded the most prestigious and respected accolade bestowed to members of the British Institute of Professional Photographers - that of Fellowship. Maria is Recognised as one of Irelands leading Photographers in her field.

Maria has kindly submitted a selection of her winning panel to view here. Maria whose latest and highest qualification is recognised as one of Irelands leading photographers in her field, wedding photography.

Maria believes that working in a relaxed manner and establishing a friendship with her clients is also instrumental to her success, allowing her to be creative, thus producing spectacular wedding albums and much deserved qualifications and awards. Fellowship, which recognises distinguished, individual ability and exceptional standards of excellence of technical and creative ability to show uniqueness of style and approach in image making, makes Maria the only female photographer to have gained such a highly esteemed award on her first attempt. View a selection of Maria's panel here.

Maria Campbell

This follows her husband Martin who also achieved the accolade of Fellowship in 2008. Together the couple are the only studio in the province to offer the services of two fellow photographers and they are one of three to hold the title within the entire UK.