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.