Friday, 29 June 2012

South East Region Awards - Open for Entries

A reminder that the South East Region Awards are now open for entries!

The awards are open to all BIPP members in the South East. Please visit
www.bipp.com/southeast for full details of how to enter and to download an entry form.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Don't forget the deadline is Tuesday 31 July!

Peter Grugeon Award 2011

Anton Artemenkov FBIPP met with BIPP President Roy Meiklejon FBIPP and Chief Executive Chris Harper FBIPP in London earlier this week to be presented with the Peter Grugeon Award 2011 for Best Fellowship panel.

(L-R) BIPP President Roy Meiklejon FBIPP and Anton Artemenkov FBIPP

Thursday, 28 June 2012

BIPP South West - An Evening with Mark Bushkes ABIPP - 17 July

Join the BIPP South West Region for 'An Evening with Mark Bushkes ABIPP' on:

Tuesday 17 July 2012


7.30pm-10pm


The Park Hotel

Falfield
Wotton-under-Edge
Nr Bristol
GL12 8DR

www.parkhotelfalfield.co.uk

Mark is an Associate Member of the BIPP and runs a successful wedding & portrait studio in Caterham, Surrey.

Mark will be talking about his approach to the wedding & portrait business, marketing techniques etc, and will showcase some of his work.

More information about Mark and his photography can be found at www.markbushkesphotography.com

Cost - £5 (members) / £10 (non-members) including refreshments.

This will no doubt be a very enjoyable evening so do come along if you can - everyone welcome!

Please email rachel@bipp.com to register your interest in attending.

Embargo on the Stone Roses Re 'Exploitative Photography Contract'

It has come to our attention that The Stone Roses have issued unacceptable, rights-grabbing contracts to photographers ahead of their Heaton Park concert on Saturday. A group of photographers, led by Ian Tilton, has been trying to make them see reason. No light has penetrated as yet, and the photographers are currently planning a boycott.


The general feeling is that the contracts are right to exclude any kind of merchandising use of the photos but that restriction should go no further.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

BIPP Qualifications Assessment Day

Congratulations to everyone who achieved their BIPP Qualification on Monday at the Assessment Day. View some images from the day below.

BIPP Assessors Eric Jenkins Hon FBIPP & Tina Hadley FBIPP

Portfolio Submission


                
BIPP Assessors (L-R) Russell Baston FBIPP, Tina Hadley FBIPP QEP, Eric Jenkins Hon FBIPP


Portfolio Reviews on The Thames!

We're in London today on The Tattershall Castle at Victoria Embankment for a full day of portfolio reviews.

Looking forward to seeing members, and potential members, and helping them work towards qualification.


Many thanks to Saraya Cortaville FBIPP for all her help today.


Anyone interested in having a portfolio review please visit
www.bipp.com/portfolioreviews for more information.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

BIPP South East : Photographic Essay Workshop & Portfolio Reviews - 10 July

Tuesday 10 July - Photographic Essay in the Open! with Denise Swanson FBIPP

9.30am-5pm

Thetford
Norfolk

This outdoor, hands-on workshop will be held in the historic old market town of Thetford, Norfolk. Under the guidance of Denise, there will be opportunities for taking photographs, exploring your own creativity and to gain an understanding of what defines a fine art image

The day starts at 9.30am with coffee at The Bell Inn, before heading out for your first walk which includes the plane trees on Butten Island, the Old Coffee Mill at Bridges Walk, the Medieval Gaol House on Old Market Street then explore Castle Hill – the largest earthworks of its kind in East Anglia. The earthworks are the result of two separate periods; Iron Age defence ramparts built by the Iceni tribe, and a Norman motte and bailey castle built after the Norman conquest. With so much rich natural and ancient history, there will be no shortage of opportunities for some interesting and creative photography of a variety of subjects. This walk covers a distance of approx 1 mile on firm ground.

During a break for lunch back at The Bell Inn, there will be opportunities to ask questions, compare notes and to discuss ideas both as a group and with Denise.

After lunch, the afternoon walk follows Haling Path along the Little Ouse River to Blaydon Bridge, where there will be plenty of opportunities for some creative photography along the way, with swans, Canada geese, coots, moorhens and kingfishers often seen on and around the river. Heading back towards town, there will be a chance to explore the remains of a 12th Century Cluniac Priory, providing more photographic opportunities and lastly passing the former Burrell works paint shop on Minstergate before returning to the Bell Inn. This walk covers a distance of approx 1.1 miles on firm ground.

The day will finish around 5pm.

About Denise Swanson

Denise is a professional fine art photographic artist and printmaker, based in Preston. Her images have been published nationally and internationally and have won numerous awards. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and has sold to collectors internationally. Denise has an MA in Fine Art and is a Fellow of the BIPP for whom she is also an Approved Assessor.

Cost

£35+VAT (members)
£54+VAT (friends)
£60+VAT (non-members) 

Places can be booked online at www.bipp.com/southeast 

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Tuesday 10 July - Portfolio Review Day

10am-4pm

The Bell Inn
Thetford
Norfolk


Another opportunity for members & non-members to meet with our Approved Assessors to discuss their work and understand the submission criteria for working towards either a Licentiateship, Associateship, or Fellowship qualification.

£25+VAT (members)
£45+VAT (friends)
£50+VAT (non-members)

Reviews last up to 1 hour and can be booked online at www.bipp.com/events 

The Nude Form with Russell Baston - 15 August

Join Russell Baston FBIPP for a workshop concentrating on The Nude Form on Wednesday 15 August from 9.30am-5pm at:

BIPP Head Office

Whitchurch
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire

This is a practical one day workshop designed to help photographers with little experience of the subject as well as those seeking to develop further in the genre. 


The nude form is one of the fundamental subjects in image making and maintains the status of being one of the best learning subjects for photographers.


The workshop will cover:


· An understanding of the basic principles of nude photography

· Introduction to lighting principles
· The control of light and exposure
· Camera & lens settings
· Creative and technical challenges
· Transferring skill to other subjects

The day:


· 9.30am for a 10am start 

· Coffee & introductions
· The principles of nude photography
· Practical session
· Lunch
· Practical session
· Q&As
· 5pm finish

The tutor:


Russell Baston FBIPP is a photographer, assessor, lecturer, and education advisor.


Cost:


£85+VAT (Members)

£121.50+VAT (Friends)
£135+VAT (Non-Members)

Booking:


If you would like to make a booking, please visit
www.bipp.com/events

Monday, 25 June 2012

Qualification Assessments Today

We have a full day of Qualification Assessments at Head Office today.

Good luck to everyone going for their BIPP qualification!

Knights & Fairies in Tintagel - Tonight!

Just a reminder that the South West Region will be holding an event at the studio of Phil Bramhill LBIPP in Tintagel tonight, Monday 25 June, starting at 6pm.

Phil will be giving demonstrations of the green screen technology he uses for his Merlin spectaculars. This will include an opportunity to raid his costume gallery (including Knights and Fairies!) and take part in the actual demos.


It's going to be a fun evening, so if you would like to go along please let Phil know
by calling 01840 779406.

Cost - 
£5 (members) and £10 (non-members)

Fantasy Photos

XIV Century Cottage
Fore Street
Tintagel
PL34 0DA

Everyone welcome!


Friday, 22 June 2012

Qualification Assessment Day

We are currently setting everything up for the BIPP Qualification Day on Monday. Good luck to everyone who is submitting.

www.bipp.com/qualifications

A Great Day at Oxheys Mill Studios


The exhibition at Oxheys Mill Studios
image copyright BIPP





Yesterday the BIPP visited Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston for a day of portfolio reviews and the opening of the Professional Photography Awards exhibiton.




image copyright BIPP


Everyone really enjoyed their visit to The Mill and viewing the stunning images produced by BIPP members. The exhibition will run until the end of July.

The portfolio reviews went well and we look forward to meeting up with our new members soon.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

North West Portfolio Day

We are in Preston today at Oxheys Mill Studios for One-to-One Portfolio Reviews. It is great to meet current and potential members and discuss their work and how they progress to gaining their BIPP Qualification.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Featured Member

Bryn Griffiths FBIPP QEP
www.pindar.com/photography

Bryn Griffiths FBIPP QEP

BIPP Photographer hosts exhibition to raise funds for Herts Air Ambulance

Knebworth photographer Mark Bryan ABIPP put together the 'Trading Faces' display at Hertford Theatre after being inspired by an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, which focused on local people photographed with the tools of their trades.

Take a look at the full story at http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/hertfordshire_photographer_s_charity_exhibition_1_1386648

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

BIPP Summer Workshops

Monday 2 July, Buckinghamshire

Fashion Workshop (Intermediate)
A complete look at the art of fashion photography from identifying your audience to the end product.

Nigel Tribbeck FBIPP
The Workshop will include two practical sessions and will cover:·
Identifying your audience
Communicating with your model
Lighting Techniques
Studying composition
The role of retouching

Tutor: Nigel Tribbeck FBIPPhttp://www.nigeltribbeckphotography.co.uk/





Prices
Members - £100+ VAT
Friends - £135+ VAT
Non -Members - £150+ VAT



Visit www.bipp.com/events for more information and to book your place.

Tuesday 3 July, Buckinghamshire

Portraiture Workshop (Intermediate)
Learn how to get the best from your clients whether babies, children, teenagers or large family groups to achieve natural and fun images.
Saraya Cortaville FBIPP
The Workshop will include two practical sessions and will cover:·
Developing a style
Running and marketing a studio
Lighting techniques
Using different backgrounds and props
Engaging with children and families
Posing guides



Tutor: Saraya Cortaville FBIPP 

Prices
Members - £100+ VAT
Friends - £135+ VAT
Non -Members - £150+ VAT

Visit www.bipp.com/events for more information and to book your place.



Wednesday 4 July, Buckinghamshire

Basic Portraiture Workshop (Foundation)


Ben Anker LBIPP
An excellent workshop covering the basics of portrait photography. 

The Workshop will include two practical sessions and will cover:
- The purpose of the image
- Lighting - using natural and studio lighting
- Composition
- Highlighting
- Converting to black & white - use of Photoshop

Tutor
: Ben Anker LBIPP
                                                          www.benankerphotography.co.uk

Prices
Members - £85+ VAT
Friends - £121.50 + VAT
Non -Members - £135 + VAT


Visit www.bipp.com/events for more information and to book your place.




Bella West FBIPP

Tuesday 17 July, Buckinghamshire

Environmental Portraiture Workshop (Intermediate)

A workshop which will encourage you to look at the fundamental makeup of your work, to think creatively and give you the tools to implement your ideas.
Bella West FBIPP




 




The Workshop will include two practical sessions and will cover:
- Examining the make-up of portraiture work
- Refine natural lighting skills.
- Creating strong composition.
- Working on location
- The tools needed to implement your ideas.


Tutor: Bella West FBIPP
www.bellawest.co.uk

Prices
Members - £100+ VAT
Friends - £135+ VAT
Non -Members - £150+ VAT


Visit www.bipp.com/events for more information and to book your place.

Discounted software for BIPP members!

BIPP Members save over £100!

BIPP Members save £40
 Don't forget to visit the online BIPP shop for excellent prices on Nik software

Discounts on Nik Software Complete Collection and Silver Efex Pro 2 end on 30 June 2012!

Limited stock available.



 www.bipp.com/shop


Fantastic prices also available on software from onOne

 

BIPP Midlands - Martin Grahame-Dunn - 26 June

Join the BIPP Midlands Region for an evening with Martin Grahame-Dunn on Tuesday 26 June from 6.30pm-10pm.

Lea Marston Hotel
Haunch Lane
Lea Marston
Sutton Coldfield
Warwickshire
B76 0BY

Martin has been in the industry for over 30 years covering many aspects of Professional Photography including Industrial, Commercial, Automotive, Advertising, Fashion, Editorial, Wedding photography & Portraiture.

Over almost the entire period of his professional career he has been actively engaged in the training of photographers from the four corners of the world covering every major discipline. A highly respected trainer and judge with so many Professional Organisations as well as many of the worlds leading representative bodies.


Martin Grahame-Dunn’s "Photography with Passion & Life in Motion"


"What I will not teach you is how to be me! To develop your own style as I have done over the years becomes your USP. Clients book photographers on the 'feel factor' and not based on how great an image-maker you are. But, if you can be both it means a healthy and successful business. The aim of this program is to open your minds to a wealth of possibilities and encourage you to be creative, reactive and responsive to the needs of your demanding clients. 


This is normally reserved for my educational courses in the USA & Europe and would be a first in the UK.

Why is it different? Because I will teach how to make the best of the kit you have, easy editing software and without the need to spend a fortune on equipment you simply cannot afford or need".

This is a whistle stop précis of what I aim to cover:


- How to animate your subjects with fun and expression byobserving life and adapting situations - How to use music and Lyrics as a ready made 'Shoot Plan andMovie Script'

- How to create scenarios, develop and work to the 'script' and plan your 'rushes'
- How to use HD Movies produced on a DSLR to add life and lustre to your business.
- How to do simple edits for maximum impact
- How to light and excite a Movie with natural light, reflectors, off camera supplementary lighting.
- How to promote your business, make money out of our art and craft!
- An introduction to Creative Art Direction
- Music & Lyrics as a Script
- Planning a 'Movie'
- The Essential Elements of Inspiration - Rehearsals are the key to success
- Lighting for Stills & Movies
- The 30 Second and 3 Minute infomercial
- Fusion?? What is it and does it work
- Working Systematically
- Command and Control - Making an event work for you

Cost: £10.00 on the door


Everyone welcome!


For further information about events in the BIPP Midlands Region please see
www.bipp.com/midlands 

Friday, 15 June 2012

Last Chance To Book! BIPP Yorkshire - Clare Louise Seminar - Wednesday 20 June

This weekend will be your last chance to book for the 'Fantasy Images on Location' with Clare Louise seminar taking place on Wednesday 20 June.

9.30am-4.30pm


The Owl
Main Street
Hambleton
YO8 9JH


www.owlhotelpub.co.uk

Aspiration, Inspiration and Motivation 

How often have we all wished we could have more of these!

This seminar is not just about Clare Louise and her fantastic award winning fantasy images but about vision and pre-visualisation. Right now we are in the grip of a world recession and we can either sit back a blame that for the lack of bookings or we can use this spare time productively and be inspired to inject our business's with:

- Marketing

- Communication
- Energy Exchange
- Styling

These will be just some of the ingredients in the mix for the perfect inspirational seminar.

Clare Louise is one of those rare photographers with an undying passion to create something new and more importantly, create it from the heart. Before you start a journey you must know the destination and Clare Louise will explain this process. Capturing the essential image before any post production work can begin.

During the lunch break shot images will be finished in Clare's unique style and during this time delegates can get hands on with the Elinchrom Quadra kit with help and supervision as required. With unwavering determination and self belief she has achieved the success she has today and Clare Louise is willing to share this with you.

Light refreshments are included and lunch can be purchased from The Owl.

And all for a great price of £50.00!

Please visit www.clare-louise.co.uk/fantasy-images to see Clare Louise's work.

If you would like to attend, please email Stuart Clark ABIPP at stuartclarkphotos@talktalk.net to reserve your place.

Featured Member


Simon Armitt LBIPP
Commercial Product
http://www.simonbarmitt.com/
Simon Armitt LBIPP

Knights & Fairies in Tintagel! - Monday 25 June

The South West Region will be holding an event at the studio of Phil Bramhill LBIPP in Tintagel on Monday 25 June between 6-10pm.

Phil will be giving demonstrations of the green screen technology he uses for his Merlin spectaculars. This will include an opportunity to raid his costume gallery (including Knights and Fairies!) and take part in the actual demos. This will be followed by refreshments at a local pub.

It's going to be a fun evening, so if you would like to go along please let Phil know in advance by emailing him at info@fantasy-photos.co.uk or by calling 01840 779406.

Cost - £5 (members) and £10 (non-members)

Fantasy Photos
XIV Century Cottage
Fore Street
Tintagel
PL34 0DA

Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Portfolio Reviews in Preston - Last Few Places!

We're holding Portfolio Reviews at Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston next Thursday 21 June and have just 3 slots left available (10am & 11am).

Whether you're looking at going for your first or next BIPP qualification, Portfolio Reviews offer the opportunity to receive face-to-face advice on your work from our Approved Assessors. Our Assessors fully understand the requirements for qualification and are highly experienced photographers with a wealth of industry knowledge.


Oxheys Mill Studios

Stanhope Road (just off Brook Street)
Preston
PR1 7PN

www.oxheysmillstudios.com 


Members: £25.00+VAT

Friends: £45.00+VAT
Non-Members: £50.00+VAT

Please visit www.bipp.com/Default.aspx?tabid=175&EventId=463 to book.

Friday, 8 June 2012

South East Region Event - Photographic Essay in the Open with Denise Swanson FBIPP

Tuesday 10 July - Photographic Essay in the Open! With Denise Swanson FBIPP

9.30am-5pm

The Bell Inn

Thetford
Norfolk

This outdoor, hands-on workshop will be held in the historic old market town of Thetford, Norfolk. Under the guidance of Denise, there will be opportunities for taking photographs, exploring your own creativity and to gain an understanding of what defines a fine art image

The day starts at 9.30am with coffee at The Bell Inn, before heading out for your first walk which includes the plane trees on Butten Island, the Old Coffee Mill at Bridges Walk, the Medieval Gaol House on Old Market Street then explore Castle Hill – the largest earthworks of its kind in East Anglia. The earthworks are the result of two separate periods; Iron Age defence ramparts built by the Iceni tribe, and a Norman motte and bailey castle built after the Norman conquest. With so much rich natural and ancient history, there will be no shortage of opportunities for some interesting and creative photography of a variety of subjects. This walk covers a distance of approx 1 mile on firm ground.

During a break for lunch back at The Bell Inn, there will be opportunities to ask questions, compare notes and to discuss ideas both as a group and with Denise.

After lunch, the afternoon walk follows Haling Path along the Little Ouse River to Blaydon Bridge, where there will be plenty of opportunities for some creative photography along the way, with swans, Canada geese, coots, moorhens and kingfishers often seen on and around the river. Heading back towards town, there will be a chance to explore the remains of a 12th Century Cluniac Priory, providing more photographic opportunities and lastly passing the former Burrell works paint shop on Minstergate before returning to the Bell Inn. This walk covers a distance of approx 1.1 miles on firm ground.

The day will finish around 5pm.

About Denise Swanson

Denise is a professional fine art photographic artist and printmaker, based in Preston. Her images have been published nationally and internationally and have won numerous awards. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and has sold to collectors internationally. Denise has an MA in Fine Art and is a Fellow of the BIPP for whom she is also an Approved Assessor.

Cost

£35+VAT (members)

£54+VAT (friends)
£60+VAT (non-members) 

Places can be booked online at www.bipp.com/southeast
 

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Wednesday 11 July - Portfolio Review Day

10am-3pm

The Bell Inn
Thetford
Norfolk

Another opportunity for members & non-members to meet with our Approved Assessors to discuss their work and understand the submission criteria for working towards either a Licentiateship, Associateship, or Fellowship qualification.

£25+VAT (members)
£45+VAT (friends)
£50+VAT (non-members)

Reviews last up to 1 hour and can be booked online at www.bipp.com/events

Book Now for Yorkshire Region Seminar with Clare Louise

Book now
For the June 20th full day seminar with Clare Louise
at The Owl Hotel, Hambleton

 
Clare Louise
 
Aspiration, Inspiration and Motivation 

How often have we all wished we could have more of these!!

This seminar is not just about Clare Louise and her fantastic award winning fantasy images but about vision, pre-visualisation.
 
 
 
 
Clare Louise
 
Right now we are in the grip of a world recession and we can either sit back a blame that for the lack of bookings or we can use this spare time productively and be inspired to inject our business's with:

Marketing 
Communication
Energy exchange 
Styling

These will be just some of the ingredients in the mix for the perfect inspirational seminar.

Clare Louise is one of those rare photographers with an undying passion to create something new and more importantly, create it from the heart.

Before you start a journey you must know the destination and Clare Louise will explain this process. Capturing the essential image before any post production work can begin.
During the lunch break shot images will be finished in Clare's unique style and during this time delegates can get hands on with the Elinchrom Quadra kit with help and supervision as required.
 
Clare Louise

Clare Louise has had unwavering determination and self belief  to achieve the success she owns today and she is willing to share this with you.

And all for a great investment price of £50.00 for members and £95 for non-members.





 
Registration will be 9:30am for a 10:00am start. We aim for a 4:30pm finish.
Light refreshments are included. Lunch can be purchased from The Owl.

Visit www.clare-louise.co.uk/fantasy-images/  to see more of Clare Louise's work. 

There has never been a more crucial time for a seminar of this caliber for your business.
 
 
 
Visit www.bipp.com/yorkshire for more information and to download the booking form.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Portraiture Workshops in July at BIPP

Ben Anker LBIPP
Wednesday 4 July
Basic Portraiture Workshop (Foundation)


An excellent workshop covering the basics of portrait photography. 'Portraiture did not begin with the advent of the digital camera; today's professionals can be inspired by and develop a unique style by looking back and learning from past greats.' Ben Anker LBIPP






Ben Anker LBIPP

The Workshop will include two practical sessions and will cover:
- The purpose of the image
- Lighting - using natural and studio lighting
- Composition
- Highlighting
- Converting to black & white - use of Photoshop



Tutor: Ben Anker LBIPP
www.benankerphotography.co.uk



Visit www.bipp.com/events for more information and to book your place.



Bella West FBIPP
Tuesday 17 July
Environmental Portraiture Workshop (Intermediate)
A workshop which will encourage you to look at the fundamental makeup of your work, to think creatively and give you the tools to implement your ideas.





 

Bella West FBIPP





The Workshop will include two practical sessions and will cover:
- Examining the make-up of portraiture work
- Refine natural lighting skills.
- Creating strong composition.
- Working on location
- The tools needed to implement your ideas.


Tutor: Bella West FBIPP
www.bellawest.co.uk

Visit www.bipp.com/events for more information and to book your place.