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Photography Masters Conference, Grado, Italy, March 2014

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Photography Masters Conference, Grado, 8 e 9 Marzo 2014.

Dopo il grande successo riscosso lo scorso anno, prenderà il via l’8 marzo 2014 la seconda edizione della Photography Masters Conference, presso l'Hotel Astoria di Grado. L'evento, che durerà due giorni, prevede l’organizzazione di workshop curati da sei fotografi di fama internazionale: Martin Vrabko MQEP, Adrian Sommeling, Gonzaga Manso, Peter Kemp, Ronald Koster e Patrizia Burra. Ogni sessione sarà dedicata ad un tema legato alla tecnica fotografica di ogni relatore, al fine di offrire ai partecipanti una panoramica sui diversi procedimenti fotografici. L'evento è legato anche ad un concorso fotografico, i cui premi - ben sette - sono offerti da aziende leader del settore: Eizo, Nikon, Protostudio360, Adobe, Nik Software ed Arcsoft.
ll programma completo ed i dettagli per la partecipazione sono disponibili sul sito web dell'evento
Ai fotografi associati ad un'associazione nazionale aderente alla FEP sarà riservato uno sconto sul costo di partecipazione.


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 FEPFI invites you to the FEPFI MEETING POINT 2013. 

Please find enclosed the invitation and the program for the days 1-2-3 November in Alcobendas (Madrid).
This is an excellent opportunity to see how the FEPFI organizes and carries out his qualifications.
For more information and to confirm your attendance, please contact AZUCENA GONZALEZ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Slovak Photographer Conquers Monaco Again

Eric MathonPalais Princier de MonacoBratislava/ Monte Carlo. 

Slovak photographer and traveler Filip Kulisev, MASTER QEP, FBIPP, returned to Monaco with another exhibit at the Galerie des Pecheurs. Filip Kulisev’s latest exhibit, The Wonders of the Amazing Planet follows the success of his 2011 exhibit, which presented the natural wonders and extraordinary animals of our world. The centerpiece of the exhibition was a four-meter-wide panoramatic view of the Monaco Glacier in Spitsbergen, dedicated to the memory of Prince Albert I of Monaco, a famous oceanographer and voyager at the end of the 19th century. The exhibition at the Galerie des Pêcheurs, situated next to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, was officialy opened by Prince Albert I’s great-great-grandson, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who praised Kulisev‘s work. „Through the beauty and purity of his images, Filip Kulisev gives substance to those treasures we all too often ignore and that may disappear tomorrow as a result of our reprehensible inaction. I am certain it makes significant contribution to alert all people of goodwill to the state of our Earth.“, said Albert II.Invitation

Filip Kulisev considered the chance to return to Monaco a great honour. „I´m very proud to be the first among other artists who is able to exhibit my work here in Monaco for the second time, soon after my last exhibit here.“, said Kulisev. Before the exhibit’s official opening, Kulisev and his wife, Zuzana, met privately with Prince Albert II at his palace, where Kulisev gifted Prince Albert II a hand-made photo album, filled with Kulisev’s award-winning nature photographs. The album, placed in a wooden box, is bound in leather with 24 carat gold-leafed pages.
The exhibition was attended by many distinguished guests from Monaco, Paris, London, India, Iceland, and Slovakia. Many of them came to take advantage of the opportunity to meet Filip Kulisev directly. „I was happy to see in Monte Carlo my friend from Iceland, who piloted the plane I used for a very successful photo shooting“, Filip Kulisev said. Thanks to the photographs of the Hvita´s River Bed and it surroundings, Kulisev won first place in one of the most important competitions of professional photographers in the world -- the FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2012. It also enabled Kulisev to attend the exhibition of the best 151 photographers of the world in Las Vegas.
The Wonders of the Amazing Planet exhibit at Galerie des Pêcheurs in Monaco will be on display until early September. It provides a continuation of the cooperation between Kulisev and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which has three priority objectives: to limit climate change; to safeguard biodiversity; and to manage water resources.

Picture by ©Eric Mathon, Palais Princier de Monaco.

Panorama of My Country 2013 - DEADLINE POSTPONED

National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU) invites you to participate in the 4th International Photosalon PANORAMA OF MY COUNTRY 2013.


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THE BOOK OF JUDGES, by Vincent O'Byrne, MQEP and Henk van Kooten, MQEP

"I think this is an excellent book and a must read for any photographer contemplating going for a qualification or submitting images for a competition. The book is easy to read and well laid out with examples of award winning photographs from top international photographers as a useful guide on what is needed when applying for qualifications in photography.

The superb quality of the photography shown in this book makes it well worth buying even if you are not considering applying for qualifications or entering print competitions."

Jim Lowe FBIPP, FRPS, QEP, FHEA, Chairman of the Federation of European Photography qualifications.

Photofest Ireland 2013 - April 28th, Dublin

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The IPN Agency presents – ‘Photofest Ireland’ – Sunday 28th April 2013

“Photofest Ireland is the largest and most popular annual Photographic Trade show held in Ireland”

Date - Sunday 28th April 2013 - (one-day event)
Venue - Crowne Plaza Hotel | Conference Centre | Santry | Near Dublin Airport | Dublin
Time - 10am - 6pm
Entry Fee – FREE
Seminars - FREE

Following the success for both Exhibitors and Visitors of Photo Fest Ireland 2012. The IPN Photography Agency for Photographers & Trade is delighted to announce Photo Fest Ireland 2013 - held in the professional Conference Centre in the ‘Crowne Plaza Hotel’, Santry, 5 minutes from Dublin Airport. It will be a one-day event on Sunday 28th April 2013, for further details on the Crowne Plaza Conference Centre, please link to the following website page:

Photography Masters Conference 18 to 19 May 2013, Grado, Italy


PMC is a significant event for all professionals and lovers of photography. Workshops will be held by six internationally renowned photographers, who will explain the steps and secrets of their photographic techniques. PMC provides an important opportunity to discover the secrets of "Fine Art", processing and advanced image manipulation using Photoshop, the creative use of lights, stylistic techniques in the portrait, the detailed composition to get a complex image. In addition, the ability to deal with photographers from all over the world, it will generate the opportunity to capture information on all that surrounds contemporary photography.

For more information :

Download the info in Italian

DARKROOM, bymonthly rendez vous in Amsterdam

 De Donkere Kamer"Language is always the language of the other. Who wanders within a language, is always trespassing", Derrida ever wrote. The imagery is not different, as was again evident during the fifteenth edition of The Darkroom, the bimonthly rendezvous of photography loving of Amsterdam and surroundings, organized by the very active Dutch Photographers Federation, with an average of 350 attending.

Where should the photographer be and on whose behalf he shall then determine this? Fortunately, there is now the 'red book', an ethical guideline regarding registration of the public space in your pocket, a handy and useful guide on the do's and don'ts for the street photographer. About behavior and what is allowed is an initiative of Laila Schoots (Photographers Federation), Job Hengeveld (lawyer), and three experts.

Click HERE to see the pictures of the event (350 people every 2 months) 

Aside the event, a delegation of the FEP member Belgian association visited the "Fotografen federatie" office in Amsterdam and talked with the CEO Lars Boering and his team. As a follow up of this meeting, the FEP executive committee will work on a pan European secretary meeting at their office to be possibly organized next summer.

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