FEP News

Clive Hughes

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We are sorry to inform you that Clive Hughes, QEP of Tonypandy, South Wales, UK, passed away on the 19th May 2012 after a short illness.
He was an unassuming but very nice guy who was great company and a great rugby supporter, and friend.
He wasn't bad at taking pictures either!
On behalf of all the FEP colleagues, I offer our condolences to his wife, Diane.
Jim Lowe, Chairman of the FEP Qualifications.

ID Photos and Passport Pictures

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Very good news from Belgium!
On the sphere of the ID photos the Belgian associations worked out a strategy which obtained a positive result.
In the file of the "biometric passport photos" the Belgian national authority for Foreign Affairs had written out a public procurement for the installation in all town halls of machines to enable the local public servants to make the passport photos themselves.
After several meetings with the national authorities , the associations received the confirmation from the Federal Service of Foreign Affairs that they have cancelled this public procurement. The Belgian “Federal Service of Foreign Affairs” will start a collaboration with the “Federal Service of Internal Affairs” to provide, instead of these machines to take the pass-photos, different machines that will enable local public servants only to take fingerprints and register a digital signature.
In other words: in the town halls and the city halls there won't be installed any machines to take passport photos.
The making of ID photos will thus remain, as it is today, with the professional photographers!!
FEP would like to thank and congratulate the Belgian associations for obtaining this positive result, which follows the similar successful solution obtained in France and which can be used as a precedent in all other countries. For more information please contact the FEP Secretariat or directly the Belgian member associations.

QEP record number

At the closing of Qep/Mqep booking deadline, we have a registration record number: 72 QEP candidates and 9 Master QEP candidates from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.The judging session will be held in Brussels on Sat-Sun 09-10th June next. Good luck everybody!!! Looking forward to receive your panels!!!

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Facebook Cover of the Month

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The FEP Facebook "cover of the month" is going on successfully!
Next round will open at the end of May for the cover of June.
Visit our page on Facebook and become our fan!
1) "MAY" winning image, by Anna Guadagnini.
2) "APRIL" winning image, by Nicholas Atkin.
 
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Fine Art Ceremony

The winners and finalists of the FEP European Fine Art Photograph of the Year Award 2011 will receive their awards at a special ceremony in Photokina, Cologne, Germany, on Saturday, September 22nd at 5.00 pm.  The overall winner will be announced and presented during the ceremony.

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Next QEP/MQEP session

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This is to remind you that the next QEP and MQEP judging session will be held in Brussels on June, Sat-Sun 9th-10th,  2012.
DEADLINE to send the application form is April 30th.
Panels must be in Brussels by June 8th.

FEP international day at the Orvieto Fotografia convention

FEP thank the colleagues who did a great job as speakers during the "European day" at the Orvieto Fotografia convention, Italy, on March 17th.
FEP also congratulate with  the Italian photographers who have been presented during the event with their QEP certificates and gold, silver and bronze awards of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year  Awards 2011.

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FEP recognise China digital photographic art competition

The competition is sponsored by the Photography Museum of Lishui, the first professional photography museum in China which is supported by the government (pictures of the Museum by Giuseppe Scozzi). 
Images may be submitted digitally. Images must be in JPG format. Maximum dimensions 1024 pixels horizontal and 768 pixels vertical. Resolution 300dpi. Entries could be sent to the email of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Closing date for entries is August 25th , 2012.
The authors of the accepted and awarded pictures will receive a certificate and a catalogue.
The exhibition of the winning pictures will be hosted in the Museum from November, 7th.
FEP provides recognition to this international competition, although it is not involved in its organization and management. The FEP President, Neil Warner will be one of the international judges. We sincerely invite all FEP member associations to encourage their members to submit entries.
IMPORTANT: as a special benefit, all FEP members may enter one section for free! (Specify so when filling the entry form).
For further information please log on to http://english.lsphoto.org/
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