EFIAP/bronze

EFIAP/bronze I’m pleased to say that I’ve been awarded EFIAP/bronze. This is the third level of FIAP distinctions, and it required me to have 200 acceptances from 50 images, with four awards in five countries. It was a bit of a scramble to get this done during 2019, as the slate is wiped clean after…

2019: In Review

2019: In Review It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to a review of the year. This has been a year of travelling, partly caused by a move onto a much more interesting project at work. January: Betwixt Realities This image came about by chance. I’d taken my usual daily photo out in Leeds,…

ARPS

ARPS With my change in jobs a couple of years back, I found myself in the middle of Leeds trying to find my daily photo. I found it a real challenge at first – there were just so many people around – and I found myself taking photos looking up at buildings. I had seen…

EFIAP

EFIAP I’m pleased to say that I’ve been awarded EFIAP. This is the second level of the FIAP accreditations and it enables me to use the letters EFIAP after my name, in place of my existing AFIAP. My target this time was 250 acceptances, two awards, 20 countries, 50 distinct images, twelve prints and 30…

Lake District 2019

Lake District 2019 It’s been a while since we saw John Gravett at Lakeland Photographic Holidays, and we decided we should go back. We’ve done three courses with him before – one Landscape, one Black and White, and one city trip to Paris. Previously, courses were run fully residential, but he has now sold the…

2018: In Review

2018: In Review It’s time for the traditional quick look at my favourite images created during 2018. I left my first job at the end of January 2018.  I’d been there a long time, starting in December 1996, so it was all a bit unnerving!  After a short Light and Land trip to Andalucia during…

AFIAP

AFIAP I’m pleased to say that I’ve been awarded the first level of the FIAP accreditations, and am now allowed to use the letters AFIAP after my name.  This distinction is gained by taking part in international photography competitions, also known as salons.  For these, images are entered online, usually four images each in a…

CPAGB

CPAGB Today, Sharon and I travelled over the border to Chorley for an assessment of ten of our prints.  These were viewed by six different judges who all scored them between two and five, giving a total overall mark between 12 and 20.  I’m glad to say we both passed and can now use CPAGB…