Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas and A Prosperous New Year!



We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from the team here at Head Office.

As the year draws to a close, we celebrate another successful year of qualifying and showcasing some of the country’s best photographic talents.

Going forward, we anticipate similar successes in the New Year as we work toward further development and progression of the Institute. The first example of which is evident in our decision to begin hosting exclusive ‘sector’ competitions. These shall take place periodically over the course of the year, beginning with the BIPP Wedding & Portrait Awards and the Student Awards. Further information can be found on the website and in the magazine in the new year.

In 2013 we will strive to best represent you as professional photographers, and continue to help you in the development of your photography. Recognising your accomplishments will once again be a priority, across several social media platforms and in the press.

Additionally, we will be looking to further develop direct contact with buyers of professional photography, raising the profile of you – our members – the BIPP, and the importance of using professional, qualified photographers.

In the meantime, we hope you all have a relaxing Christmas period and look forward to a prosperous New Year.

Best wishes,

Chris Harper FBIPP (Chief Executive) & Roy Meiklejon FBIPP (President)

Please note that Head Office will be closed between Christmas Eve and 2nd January.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Towergate Fine Art Competition - 2 Weeks To Go!


There's just over 2 weeks to go until the closing date for the BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition 2013, so between wrapping Christmas presents and stuffing turkeys don't forget to send your entries in!

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 4 JanuaryPlease visit www.bipp.com/awards for full details and an entry form.

All BIPP members are able to enter FREE OF CHARGE including Qualifying & Student members and Friends of BIPP.

2013 will be a special anniversary year, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the competition and to celebrate we're offering two top prizes: £1,000 for the Best Portfolio (Five Images) and £500 for the Best Single Image.

The subject matter can be anything that falls into the general category of 'Fine Art'. The Portfolio of Five Images must sit together as a panel of images and not be an indiscriminate selection of individual images.

Along with additional cash prizes of £250 each for the Runner Up (Single Image), the International Winner (Single Image), and the Student Winner (Single Image), the top 30 images will form part of an exhibition that will travel around the Towergate offices to promote the involvement of Towergate Underwriting in professional imaging. Images that are selected for the exhibition can be made available for print sales, at prices determined by the entrants, with proceeds split equally between the photographer and Towergate's charity partner for 2013.


An 'Open' category is also included this year and non-BIPP members will be able to enter for the opportunity to win £250 in the Fine Art Open, Best Single Image category. Entries from non-BIPP members cost £5+VAT per print.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

BOWENS: Save £100 Off the New Limelite Mosaic


Introducing the new Limelite Mosaic LED panel, To celebrate the release of this fantastic new product, for a limited time only, you can save £100!

The High-powered Limelite Mosaic LED panel provides a brilliant 4200 Lux of high quality brilliant 5600ºK daylight - perfect for both studio and location video lighting or photography.

The Mosaic features 576 ultra-bright LEDs, dimmable from 100-0%, providing an output that is around three times as bright as most competitive lights and this difference can be clearly seen in the amount of usable light projected over greater distances.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

BenSoc 200 Club Winner for December


The winner of the BenSoc 200 club Christmas draw for December is Michael Bird of Waltham Abbey. Michael is the lucky winner of a £250 cash prize. Congratulations Michael and Merry Christmas to all.

For more information on the society and for how you can get involved, please visit the link below:

http://www.bipp.com/Default.aspx?tabid=128

Friday, 14 December 2012

Midland Region Assessments & Reviews - 29 January

Image Copyright: BIPP

Coming up on Tuesday 29 January at The Lea Marston Hotel in Sutton Coldfield is the first Qualification Assessment & Portfolio Review Day of 2013.

This will be followed in the evening by the Midland Region monthly meeting.

Further details about Qualification Assessments can be found at www.bipp.com/qualifications or by contacting Jane on jane@bipp.com or 01296 642020.

Further details about Portfolio Reviews can be found at www.bipp.com/portfolioreviews or by contacting Rachel on rachel@bipp.com or by calling 01296 642020.

Please note all assessments & reviews need to be booked in advance.

FEP International Photo Days, Gmunden - April 2013


The FEP International Photo Days, due to be held in Gmunden on 14 & 15 April 2013, will include a programme of talks & conferences by renowned European professionals (including BIPP’s own Bella West FBIPP).

Associated with the Austrian Gmundner Photo Days running from 12-14 April, t
he FEP International Photo Days will offer the opportunity to meet some of the most talented, provocative, inspiring, and enthusiastic European photographers and see why professional photography does have a future and how it is evolving.

Register before 31 December 2012 for the early bird fee of €199!

Please visit www.europeanphotographers.eu/component/ohanah/fep-interntional-days-at-gmunden-austria for full details and a copy of the registration form.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Mike Brookes Roper FBIPP - Times Square, NYC

Congratulations to Mike Brookes Roper FBIPP who recently had images for client Draka Holdings Ltd of Norway, displayed on a billboard in Times Square, New York City.

The first image shows the subsea cable being loaded into the hold of a cable laying ship in the port of Dremmen, Norway, before transportation and deployment.

Image Copyright: Mike Brookes Roper FBIPP
The second image shows the cable going from ship to shore where it will be connected before being lowered to the seabed and later attached to a wave or tidal electricity generating device.

Image Copyright: Mike Brookes Roper FBIPP

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition - Deadline Extended


We are pleased to announce that the deadline for the Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition has been extended to 5pm on Friday 4 January 2013, giving an extra 3 weeks to send in your entries!

Please see www.bipp.com/awards for terms & conditions and to download an entry form.

All BIPP members can enter FREE OF CHARGE, including Qualifying & Student members and Friends of BIPP.

2013 will be a special anniversary year - as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition - and there are some great prizes to be won including £1,000 for the Best Portfolio containing five images and £500 for the Best Single Image.

An ‘Open’ category is also being included this year, and non-BIPP members will be able to enter for the opportunity to win £250 in the Fine Art Open, Best Single Image category. 

Entries from non-BIPP members cost £5+VAT per print.

Along with additional cash prizes of £250 for the Runner Up (Single Image), the International Winner (Single Image) and the Student Winner (Single Image), the top 30 images will form part of an exhibition that will travel around the Towergate offices to promote the involvement of Towergate Underwriting in professional imaging.

The subject matter can be anything that falls into the category of ‘Fine Art’ and the Portfolio of Images must sit together as a panel of images and not be an indiscriminate selection of individual images.

GOOD LUCK!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Towergate Fine Art Competition - 1 Week To Go!


ONLY 1 WEEK TO GO until the closing date for the BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition 2013, so don't forget to send your entries in by 5pm on Friday 14 DecemberPlease visit www.bipp.com/awards for full details and an entry form.

All BIPP members are able to enter FREE OF CHARGE including Qualifying & Student members and Friends of BIPP.

2013 will be a special anniversary year, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the competition and to celebrate we're offering two top prizes: £1,000 for the Best Portfolio (Five Images) and £500 for the Best Single Image.

The subject matter can be anything that falls into the general category of 'Fine Art'. The Portfolio of Five Images must sit together as a panel of images and not be an indiscriminate selection of individual images.

Along with additional cash prizes of £250 each for the Runner Up (Single Image), the International Winner (Single Image), and the Student Winner (Single Image), the top 30 images will form part of an exhibition that will travel around the Towergate offices to promote the involvement of Towergate Underwriting in professional imaging. Images that are selected for the exhibition can be made available for print sales, at prices determined by the entrants, with proceeds split equally between the photographer and Towergate's charity partner for 2013.


An 'Open' category is also included this year and non-BIPP members will be able to enter for the opportunity to win £250 in the Fine Art Open, Best Single Image category. Entries from non-BIPP members cost £5+VAT per print.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

BIPP's New Board, MSAB & CPD Members

Image Copyright: BIPP

We had a very busy, but thoroughly enjoyable, day at Head Office yesterday with a morning of Qualification Assessments and Awards Judging, followed by an afternoon of meetings including the AGM, and the election of new Board Directors and new members of the Membership Services and Continuing Professional Development Advisory Boards.

We are delighted to announce the following Board, MSAB & CPD members for 2012-2014:

Board of Directors
Russell Baston FBIPP
Chris Harper FBIPP (Chairman)
Kevin Pengelly FBIPP
Graham Rutherford FBIPP
Malcolm Sales ABIPP
Frank Tomlinson FBIPP

Membership Services Advisory Board (National Seats)
Russell Baston FBIPP
Tony Freeman Hon FBIPP
Graham Rutherford FBIPP
Frank Tomlinson FBIPP
Bella West FBIPP
Stuart Wood FBIPP

Membership Services Advisory Board (Regional Seats)
Suzi Allen LBIPP (South West)
Chris Harper FBIPP (Chairman)
Alan McEwan FBIPP (Scotland)
Richard Mayfield FBIPP (Yorkshire)
James Russell LBIPP (North West)
Ian Pedflow LBIPP (Northern Ireland)
Kevin Pengelly FBIPP (South East)
Malcolm Sales ABIPP (Midlands)
Kevin Weatherly LBIPP (North East)

Continuing Professional Development Advisory Board
Russell Baston FBIPP
Chris Harper FBIPP (Chairman)
Eric Jenkins Hon FBIPP
Alan McEwan FBIPP
Denise Swanson FBIPP
Frank Tomlinson FBIPP
Kevin Wilson Hon FBIPP

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday and we look forward to working with the above members over the next 2 years.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Featured Qualifier - Scott Hogg LBIPP

Scott Hogg LBIPP
Wedding
www.scotthogg.com

Image Copyright: Scott Hogg LBIPP

Towergate Fine Art Competition - 2 Weeks To Go!

Ellie Gale LBIPP
Towergate Fine Art Competition 2012 - Student Winner

There's only 2 weeks to go until the closing date for the BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition 2013 - entries need to arrive at BIPP Head Office by 5pm on Friday 14 December.

Please visit www.bipp.com/awards for full details and an entry form.

All BIPP members are able to enter free of charge including Qualifying & Student members and Friends of BIPP.


An 'Open' category is also included this year and non-BIPP members will be able to enter for the opportunity to win £250 in the Fine Art Open, Best Single Image category. Entries from non-BIPP members cost £5+VAT per print.

2013 will be a special anniversary year, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the competition and to celebrate we're offering two top prizes: £1,000 for the Best Portfolio (Five Images) and £500 for the Best Single Image.


The subject matter can be anything that falls into the general category of 'Fine Art'. The Portfolio of Five Images must sit together as a panel of images and not be an indiscriminate selection of individual images.


Along with additional cash prizes of £250 each for the Runner Up (Single Image), the International Winner (Single Image), and the Student Winner (Single Image), the top 30 images will form part of an exhibition that will travel around the Towergate offices to promote the involvement of Towergate Underwriting in professional imaging. Images that are selected for the exhibition can be made available for print sales, at prices determined by the entrants, with proceeds split equally between the photographer and Towergate's charity partner for 2013.


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013


The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013 competition is seeking sumptuous shots of delicacies from both amateur and professional photographers.

Judges are on the look out for technical skill combined with connection to subject matter and the lineup of experts on the panel include leading food photographer David Loftus who has worked with Jamie Oliver, TV chef James Martin, star of BBC’s Two Greedy Italians Antonio Carluccio, and BIPP's own President Roy Meiklejon FBIPP.

Get your tastiest lens on and enter images before 31 January 2013 to be in with the chance of winning £5,000!

For more information please visit www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com

Production Paradise has teamed up with Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2013. Production Paradise www.productionparadise.com is the leading online directory and showcase for photography professionals worldwide. Since 2002, Production Paradise has been furthering the idea of a one-stop shop for the creative industries by connecting professionals on a local and international level and offering them a high quality platform on which to promote their work, through online magazines which have more than 110,000 subscribers.

As well as helping to spread the word about Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, Production Paradise is offering a wonderful extra prize for the overall winner, who already receives a cheque for £5000. The winner will be featured in their Spotlight Food & Drink Photography online magazine, along with a 12-image gallery of their work.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year launched for the first time in 2011. A global celebration of the art of food photography, in just 23 weeks, the award received more than 3000 images submitted from across the world. Headline sponsor Pink Lady® Apples have now committed to a five-year relationship with the award, which is already listed in the world’s top 50 photographic competitions.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Midland Region Portfolio Review & Qualification Assessment Day - 29 January

Image Copyright: BIPP

We are pleased to announce a Portfolio Review & Qualification Assessment Day will be held on Tuesday 29 January 2013, from 10am-4pm, at The Lea Marston Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.

Our 1-hour portfolio reviews are ideal for anyone interested in discussing their work with an Approved BIPP Assessor, who will give constructive advice and discuss the criteria for qualification submission. For more information, or to book, please visit www.bipp.com/portfolioreviews.

If you feel you are ready to submit for qualification and would like to book in for qualification assessment, please visit www.bipp.com/qualifications for more information and details of how to book an assessment time.

Please note all portfolio reviews & qualification assessments need to be booked in advance.

The Midland Region will also be holding their usual monthly meeting on the evening of Tuesday 29 January, so why not make a day of it and stay for the meeting too. There are some interesting speakers lined up!

Membership Benefit - Discounted Insurance


Another benefit of BIPP membership is discounted insurance with our company partner, Towergate Camerasure. All BIPP members can obtain up to 40% off their professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

For details please log into the Members Area of www.bipp.com and visit the 'Benefits & Discounts' section.

Towergate Camerasure - www.towergatecamerasure.co.uk - are leading providers of specialist camera and photography insurance solutions for the photographic, video and multimedia industries.

The distinctive schemes of Towergate Camerasure are custom built to reflect the various career stages of photographers and multimedia practitioners, from keen enthusiast to semi-professional and from professional to aspiring media mogul. With over 25 years' experience, they have developed multimedia insurance solutions that are as flexible as a Polaroid picture.

Towergate Camerasure has the strength of Europe's largest insurance intermediary behind it, combined with a local focus and an understanding of media equipment that ensures you get dependable insurance you can trust.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Latest News from BIPP Company Partner - One Vision Imaging



Multimedia Album

So many photographers have been waiting for this development and now it’s finally here. The Premium MultiMedia Album is now in stock. Featuring a slimline (just over 10mm) aluminium and glass construction, touch-sensitive illuminated controls and a class-leading high quality 10" 1024 x 768 resolution display. It’s compatible with SDHC cards, up to 32GB, with software support for a wide range of formats including full HD 1080P movies. A built-in rechargeable battery allows up to 7 hours of autonomous playback. The Pro’s 'Lockable' Digital Photo Frame has just got even more desirable!

Just 6 weeks left to post!

Christmas Cards

Priced deliberately to be an effective marketing tool, why not create today, either using your image in our templates, or by designing yourself. So, get prepared, order some today by simply selecting your images, and then follow this link http://www.onevisionimaging.com/christmascards

Stocking Fillers - Use your own images and order direct from our website!

Starting at only £2.75, click here for more information

Photographic Desk Mats - From £9.95

Having something comfortable to write on and protecting your desk is what Desk Mats are for. Now you can have one with your very own photography on.

Jigsaw Puzzles - From £8

Our Jigsaw puzzles are made using high quality photographic paper, it is then mounted and cut into 300 pieces giving a finished overall size of 17x12".

Photographic Mouse Mats - From £5.45

A high quality photographic print manufactured into a durable wipe clean mouse mat with a non slip backing, which works with all mice.

Mugs - From £5.50

We print your image onto a White standard size (11oz) mug which is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Fridge Magnets - From £3.80

We print your image onto high quality photographic paper and mount it in premium quality clear acrylic 1.8x2.8" with non marking magnetic strips (2 Fridge magnets per pack).

Keyrings - From £2.75

We print your image onto high quality photographic paper and mount it on both sides of each premium quality clear acrylic 1.4x2" keyrings, making an ideal gift (2 Keyrings per pack).

Great gift ideas for Christmas!

Glass Place Mats - Imagine your images under our stylish and elegant polished glass which will add a touch of class to any table setting.
Glass Coasters - You cannot have one without the other so we've created the same high quality product as a coaster.
Glass Tableware

Featured Qualifier - Fyzal Kirk ABIPP

Fyzal Kirk ABIPP
Wedding
www.fyzal.com

Image Copyright: Fyzal Kirk ABIPP

Friday, 23 November 2012

Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition 2013 - Only 3 Weeks To Go!



Just a reminder that the closing date for the BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition 2013 is only 3 weeks away, so don't forget to send your entries in by 5pm on 14 DecemberPlease visit www.bipp.com/awards for full details and an entry form.

All BIPP members are able to enter free of charge including Qualifying & Student members and Friends of BIPP.

2013 will be a special anniversary year, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the competition and to celebrate we're offering two top prizes: £1,000 for the Best Portfolio (Five Images) and £500 for the Best Single Image.

The subject matter can be anything that falls into the general category of 'Fine Art'. The Portfolio of Five Images must sit together as a panel of images and not be an indiscriminate selection of individual images.

Along with additional cash prizes of £250 each for the Runner Up (Single Image), the International Winner (Single Image), and the Student Winner (Single Image), the top 30 images will form part of an exhibition that will travel around the Towergate offices to promote the involvement of Towergate Underwriting in professional imaging. Images that are selected for the exhibition can be made available for print sales, at prices determined by the entrants, with proceeds split equally between the photographer and Towergate's charity partner for 2013.


An 'Open' category is also included this year and non-BIPP members will be able to enter for the opportunity to win £250 in the Fine Art Open, Best Single Image category. Entries from non-BIPP members cost £5+VAT per print.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Membership Benefit - Healthcare with HMCA


One of the BIPP membership benefits is discounted healthcare through HMCA.

HMCA are delighted to offer BIPP members and their families a range of medical health cover and related products. Hospital and Medical Care Association are specialists in offering voluntary benefits exclusively to members of professional and trades associations and membership groups. They have over 30 years experience dealing with over 700 Associations in delivering first class service at highly competitive rates. They do not deal with the general public and do not advertise nationally.

Once members subscribe to any of the plans they will automatically qualify for further discounts from the range of Loyalty Benefits. These include leisure, hotels, and magazine subscriptions and details will be given upon joining and enclosed in Welcome Packs.

If you are already a member of a health plan, HMCA offer a unique Transfer Facility which does not involve an examination and will cover you for any pre-existing condition from the original date of you joining your existing plan. On average, they have been proven to save up to 35% savings on similar plans. The transition is seamless with no break in medical cover or moratoriums.

You can visit their website - www.hmca.co.uk - or call them on 01423 866985 for further details.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Featured Qualifier - Paul Santos LBIPP

Paul Santos LBIPP
Wedding
www.paulsantosphotography.com

Image Copyright: Paul Santos LBIPP

Federation of European Photographers 'European Photographer' (EP) Qualification


The European Photographer (EP) qualification aims to recognise competence and professionalism of those who earn their living as Professional Photographers within Europe. 

The EP is a new quality assurance certification now available to Professional Photographers throughout Europe.

Qualify via BIPP

The BIPP are proud to be a member of the Federation of European Photographers and are pleased to be in the unique position to offer recently qualified BIPP Licentiate members EP status for a £50.00 + VAT fee. This unique opportunity allows the candidate to by-pass the normal FEP qualification route as
described on the FEP site.

The EP qualification has a life of 4 years, during which time the candidate is expected to apply for their QEP (which lasts for perpetuity) or re-submit for EP.

The BIPP is an awarding body authorised by the FEP to award the EP qualification. The £50+VAT fee will provide you with both the EP qualification and membership of the FEP for a max of 4 years during which time you will be requested to submit for your QEP (Qualified European Photographer) qualification.

For more information regarding EP membership, please contact Jane Goward at BIPP on 01296 642020 or email jane@bipp.com


FEP Member Benefits

Earning an EP Award will win you a qualification of professional quality, a useful personal contact list on the online EP Photographers pages as well as access to special offers, services and information via the www.europeanphotographers.eu website.

To apply for an EP Qualification you must be a professional photographer and a member of an FEP Member Association (eg. the BIPP).

Competitions

EP Photographers also get special access to the FEP Photographer of the Year and Fine Art Photographer of the Year awards.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Qualification Assessment Days - 2013

Image Copyright: BIPP

Our Qualification Assessment Days for 2013 are confirmed as:

11 February - South East (Head Office)
19 March - Scotland
 22 April - South East (Head Office)
24 June - South East (Head Office)
22 July - South East (Head Office)
23 September - South West
21 October - South East (Head Office)
18 November - North East 
2 December - South East (Head Office)

If you're thinking of going for your first, or next, qualification please visit www.bipp.com/qualifications or call Head Office on 01296 642020 for further details.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Long Service Award Recipients - Midland Region

An enjoyable evening was had by all at the Midland Region Meeting on 30 October.

In addition to an excellent talk by Steve Walton FBIPP, there was also a presentation of Long Service Awards to five members of the region:

Michael Hallett FBIPP (55 Years)
Alan Wildsmith-Towle FBIPP (55 Years)
Roger McDonald ABIPP (50 Years)
Hubert King LBIPP (40 Years)
Peter Walker FBIPP (40 Years)

Image Copyright: Carol Taylor ABIPP

(L-R) Michael Hallett FBIPP, Roger McDonald ABIPP, Peter Walker FBIPP,
Alan Wildsmith-Towle FBIPP,  & Hubert King LBIPP)

Thanks to the Midland Region Committee for arranging the presentation and many congratulations to our members on such a great achievement.

PhotoTALK With WPO - 21 November




On Wednesday 21 November the World Photography Organisation (WPO) in association with The Frontline Club will be holding PhotoTALK with WPO: The Funding Game – a special photography event organised as part of WPO’s new series, PhotoTALK.

The event will provide insights into obtaining funding for photographic projects.

Experts and practitioners will hit the key points about grants, bursaries, crowdfunding and more – what they mean, how to find funds and what to think about. The discussion will cover how to consider formulating your work and vision to help fund your project, adopting a slightly different, carefully researched, way of thinking at the pre-production stage. Although often perceived as an impossible task, there are actually many places that are great for sourcing funding for photography.

Join the conversation with Canadian photographer Donald Weber, who recently won first prize in Current Affairs for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, and runs regular workshops on funding photographic projects; World Photography Organisation Academy member and award winning photojournalist Carol Allen Storey; Laura Pannack, a World Press Photo winning photojournalist; and moderated by Stuart Smith of SMITH design.
The talk starts at 7pm at The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, Paddington, London W2 1QJ. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.frontlineclub.com

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Grow Sales With...Cards at Christmas


As the festive season draws near, you can make it easier for customers to pay by giving them the option to pay by credit or debit card – and grow your sales at the same time! If you’re already starting to think  “expensive terminal and account fees” then read on, because there’s a new and innovative way to take card payments, with a new ‘Pay As You Go’ service from Payatrader.com.

Used by small businesses across the UK, Payatrader.com offers a card processing solution with no monthly or minimum usage fees and no minimum term contract. This means you only pay when you accept a card payment – making it ideal for businesses that take low volumes of card payments.

Once you’ve joined Payatrader, you can take a payment anywhere and at any time of day – online at your website, over the telephone using a computer based virtual terminal, by mobile, by sending an email payment request, and via a 24/7 payments line.

BIPP members benefit from a reduced one-off joining fee of £69. Log into the members area of www.bipp.com for the offer code and then visit www.payatrader.com to sign up. After this you just pay a small processing fee each time you accept a payment. 

Is it for you? It’s definitely worth checking it out at www.payatrader.com – especially if you only take low volumes of card payments.

Featured Qualifier - David Shore LBIPP

David Shore LBIPP
Wedding

Image Copyright:
David Shore LBIPP

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition - Closing Date Only 1 Month Away!


The closing date for the BIPP Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition 2013 is only 1 month away, so don't forget to send your entries in by 5pm on 14 December.

Please visit www.bipp.com/awards for full details and to download an entry form.

All BIPP members are able to enter free of charge including Qualifying & Student members and Friends of BIPP.

2013 will be a special anniversary year, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the competition and to celebrate we're offering two top prizes: £1,000 for the Best Portfolio (Five Images) and £500 for the Best Single Image.

The subject matter can be anything that falls into the general category of 'Fine Art'. The Portfolio of Five Images must sit together as a panel of images and not be an indiscriminate selection of individual images.

An 'Open' category is also included this year and non-BIPP members will be able to enter for the opportunity to win £250 in the Fine Art Open, Best Single Image category. Entries from non-BIPP members cost £5+VAT per print.

Along with additional cash prizes of £250 each for the Runner Up (Single Image), the International Winner (Single Image), and the Student Winner (Single Image), the top 30 images will form part of an exhibition that will travel around the Towergate offices to promote the involvement of Towergate Underwriting in professional imaging. Images that are selected for the exhibition can be made available for print sales, at prices determined by the entrants, with proceeds split equally between the photographer and Towergate's charity partner for 2013.


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Featured Qualifier - Gary Evans ABIPP

Gary Evans ABIPP
Press & PR
www.garyevansphotography.co.uk

Image Copyright: Gary Evans ABIPP

'Paws for Thought' Limited Edition Print for Sale


A member of the Towergate Camerasure team is looking to sell a limited edition print called 'Paws for Thought' by James Carter Photography in Essex.

The print is marked 1/50 '2000', mounted in a 33.5in x 30in black frame, and has been carefully stored over the last few years so is in excellent condition.

Anyone interested please contact Rachel at BIPP Head Office on rachel@bipp.com or 01296 642020 for contact details of the seller.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Featured Qualifier - Jo Tennant FBIPP

Jo Tennant FBIPP
Fine Art Portraiture

Image Copyright: Jo Tennant FBIPP

Unframed Sunflower Legacy - Denise Swanson FBIPP

'Ra!' by Denise Swanson FBIPP

Denise Swanson FBIPP has recently taken part in the Turing's Sunflowers Experiment as part of the Museum of Science & Industry.

During an interview about her involvement in the experience, Denise said "I wanted to participate in the Turing sunflower experiment from the start, but my first attempts were sadly futile. From my second sowing, a sole surviving Russian Giant interested me, as it battled against all odds and finally flowered, magnificently standing tall and proud. An upcoming print exhibition called ‘Unframed’ at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston with ArtLab at UCLan provided an opportunity to try something new and to ensure the legacy of my sunflower lived on. The installation consists of 7 separate fine art prints, each A2 in size, suspended in a clockwise spiral from the rafters, creating an enormous sunflower which gently floats and moves as if in the breeze. Called Ra! the work quietly reflects on the significance of sun worship in every culture."

The installation is on display now as part of the 'Unframed' exhibition at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston until 1 December, open Fridays & Saturdays between 11am-4pm, with some fabulous work from several other local artists.

For more information please visit http://oxheysmillstudios.com/