FEP News

QEP and MQEP December 2012 Results

At the 26th session of the FEP European Qualifications 5 new Master QEP and 15 new QEP (Qualified European Photographers) have been awarded:


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Bernard Audry, France, Master QEP
Pino Coduti, Italy, Master QEP
José Cruz, Portugal, Master QEP
Clemente Jimenez Santander, Spain, Master QEP
Kurt Vansteelant , Belgium, Master QEP

Sarah Araújo, Portugal, QEP Portrait
Annunziata Borrelli, Italy, QEP Wedding
Ferenc Cegledi, Hungary, QEP Landscape
Rino Cordella, Italy, QEP Wedding
Pal Csillag, Hungary, QEP Theatre Photography
Johan De Gussem, Belgium, QEP Portrait
Daniel Ferreira, Portugal, QEP Wedding
Claude Fougeirol, France, QEP Nude
Petri Olli, Finland, QEP Portrait
Alfonso Lorenzetto, Italy, QEP Wedding
Eduardo Pimenta, Portugal, QEP Wedding
Markus Schmuck, Germany, QEP Sport
Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium, QEP Architecture
Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium, QEP Illustrative
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, QEP Reportage


Interview with the FEP President Jørgen Brandt





Fotoline, a Pakistan based photographic magazine, published an interview with the FEP President Jørgen Brandt, where he speaks about FEP and about his Photostudio.

In the attached pdf file you can read the interview.

Learn more about Fotoline on www.fotolinemag.com

FEP Facebook Cover Picture of November

Damian Wachoński


After Dawid Galinski, author of the FEP Facebook Cover Picture of October, again a young photographer from Poland is the winner of the contest. 

This month, the winner is Damian Wachoński, and his picture is the FEP Facebook Cover Picture of November, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 

Next round will open on November 28th for the Cover Picture of December.

Discover all the wonderfull images arrived during last months on our Facebook page!

Should policemen and municipalities employees take ID pictures?


The FEP intend to revive political action, at EU level, with the technical assistance of UEAPME, to defend the role of professional photographers in the field of ID pictures, passport pictures and other official documents, and to ensure that in as many countries as possible the necessary provisions of law will keep this market in the hands of photographers.

To start this action, the FEP need to receive from the member associations some information and an explicit agreement, entrusting the FEP with the task of representing their interests on that specific issue.

Accordingly, FEP invited all member associations to answer some basic questions. Should you be interested, please ask a copy of the questionnaire to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Picture by Carla Portugal, QEP Portrait


FEP Facebook Cover Picture of October

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Dawid Galinski, FEP European Students and Young Photographers Silver Camera 2011, from Poland, is the winner of the FEP Facebook Cover Picture of the Month contest. Congratulations!

Next round will open on October, 29th, on our page on Facebook, which just reached 2000 FRIENDS!!!

We finally inform you that we also opened a FEP Group on Facebook: become a member to share pictures and ideas with us!

FEP Cover Picture of the Month Contest/ October


The FEP Cover Picture of the Month Contest (October edition) is open for entries.

Post one or more pictures on our Facebook page. We will move it into a specific album. The picture which will receive the highest number of "I like" within October 5th next will be our "cover picture of the month". Remind that cover images should not be text-based or otherwise violate the copyright of others. We suggest to use horizontal pictures, they fit better as a cover...

Deadline: October, 5th.  Good luck everybody, we look for your creativity!!!

FEP Competitions' News


On September 22nd, in Photokina, Cologne, Germany, Martin Vrabko, Chairman of the Competition announced, in front of an international audience, the name of the winners of the FEP European Fine Art Photograph of the year Award 2011. Actually we had a tie:

Carlos Felipe Ortiz Morel, from Spain and Peter O’Donnell, from Ireland, who achieved exactly the same score, were presented both by Roy Meiklejon, representing the sponsoring company Towergate Camerasure with their certificates and trophies. Their wonderful images reached both the first place.

Third place goes to Peter Eastway, from Australia. Images of the contest and of the ceremony on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FEP-Federation-of-European-Photographers/196609550358729



This competition is still open. The deadline for entry has been postponed to October, 15th.

This allow you 2 more weeks to enter your images! You can enter it at: http://competition.europeanphotographers.eu/competition.asp?compo_id=23

Winners of each category will be presented with a FEP Golden Camera. The overall winner will be awarded as the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year.

Jørgen Brandt, MQEP, new FEP President






All the FEP members say a very wellcome to his MASTER QEP Jørgen Brandt, from Denmark,

who is the new President of the FEP, the Federation of European Professional Photographers.

His studio is based in Copenhagen.

Should you like to contact him: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also reach him in our QEP and MQEP gallery: http://www.europeanphotographers.eu/my-profile/userprofile/jorgenbrandt

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