The new President of Confartigianato Fotografi

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We inform you that Mr. Maurizio Besana is the new President of the FEP italian association Confartigianato Fotografi.

Welcome in the FEP family!

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!

Spain: today starts the FEPFI Professional Photography Contest 2012


17a 18a  The Professional Competition is including Photography and Audiovisual qualifying session ratings, and it is organized by the Spanish Federation of Professional Photography and Image (FEPFI), with the cooperation of the City of Alcobendas (Madrid). The event will take place from 26 to 28 October. 

About the FEPFI: Founded in 1992, the Spanish Federation of Professional Photography and Image (FEPFI) actually gathers over 1,300 photographers and videographers belonging to a total of 26 provincial associations. Since its inception, the Federation has been working for the common interests of this group, with particular attention to the protection of his rights, the establishment of a code of ethics and standards of performance, as well as the permanent technical training towards achieving a higher quality output within the field of photography and video, and to achieve recognition of the work of this professional sector. 

The FEPFI is an active member of the FEP (Federation of European Professional Photographers). For further info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (to the attention of Maria Sáez, communication department).  

23a 28a [In the pictures: FEPFI qualifications 2011]

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


The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the European Union

October, 12th, 2012


With a very merry heart I heard the news that today, the Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe.

It is a great honor for all European citizens, and it’s emblematic that it happened in a very difficult juncture, with our countries torn apart by an economic crisis that seems to resurrect feelings of anti-Europeanism and temptations to take routes other than that has kept together neighboring countries over the course of 70 years.
A common track which, inter alia, has made possible the birth and growth of an organization like our Federation of European Photographers.
We should all be proud of this award, which certainly does not solve the crisis, economic but also cultural, of so many of our studies from around Europe, but finally, after many bitter pills can cause us to rejoice, though in our small, for the huge tiring work FEP made in the last 15 years, thanks to all men and women and all associations that have made possible the birth, growth and development of our Federation, and still try to give their voluntary enthusiastic contribution to gather, accept, understand each other's different cultures and sensitivity, seeking to promote the highest standards of Professional Photography and to represent the interests of all European Photographers.
Long live Photography, long live FEP, long live Europe!   Giuseppe Scozzi

Shooting on the snow: Workshops with MQEPs Peter Mathis and Pascal Baetens


Sport and landscape + nude and portraits Workshops
in Stuben, Vorarlberg , AUSTRIA
on February, 17-24 , 2013

with the Master QEPs Peter Mathis and Pascal Baetens
coordination by Giuseppe Scozzi, FEP CEO


The idea is a combination of a nice week holiday, skiing and lodging in one of the most beautiful and complete ski area in the Alps (included random off-piste ski for the braves!) with 2 professional photo workshops, held by two Master QEP, which represent the very best in Europe in their photographic specialisations.  

Arrival – Departure: February 17- 24. 2013

The accommodation will be at the Hotel Post or Dependance Albona, Stuben. It will be possible to register for both or just one workshop.

For detailed information go to the "Upcoming Events"  at
Deadlines for registrations: December 9th, 2012 .

A maximum number of 12 participants for each workshop will be accepted. 

The workshops are specially focused for professional purposes and requires some established photographic experience.  

Registration and further information:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         

FEP Facebook Cover Picture of October

Ocotber Cover - Dawid Galinski - Poland - Copia


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:



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:

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.


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