Bruno Vetters gives the presidentship of Belgian Association NVB to Jos Verhoogen

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On a big event in the FotoMuseum in Antwerp, the Belgian association of professional photographers changed his president.
 
After nine year of engagement, Bruno Vetters gave his presidentship to Jos Verhoogen, who was vice president of the association. 
 
The same day the Golden Medal World Cup 2015, the Silver and Bronze Camera’s 2015, all the EP, QEP and Masters from last year where awarded on stage in front of more than 150 colleagues.

From FEP: "Welcome Jos Verhoogen and thanks Bruno Vetters for 9 years of great cooperation!"
 

FEP Cover Picture of March 2016



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FEP COVER PICTURE OF MARCH 2016!
Congratulations to Martin Ktystynek, QEP from Slovakia, winner FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A ROW of the FEP COVER PICTURE OF THE MONTH contest.
Discover all the images submitted! And all the FEP Covers, follow us on facebook!

The CGI and the FETA Award in Falmouth University, UK

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WOW!!! That was pretty much the response to the talk and demonstration that Master QEP Photographer, Andy Hens of the Federation of European Photographers gave to a packed audience in Falmouth University, in Cornwall, UK on how Computer Generated Images will impact on the future of photography. So much so, that by the following day at least five of the students had registered for the CGI software he was demonstrating! As well as the students, the University invited regional members of The BIPP to come along and join in, with a view of what is to come! BIPP member, Roy Sims said ,“After an amazing and instructive evening, the here and now is safe, he can create beautiful images but photographers handle the now”!!  It’s going to affect the commercial photographers first but we have to ask ourselves but for how long? 

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As well as taking the audience by storm Andy was able to assist FETA Chairman, Dave Matthews and Qualifications Chairman, Jim Lowe in presenting a merit award for the FETA competition.
The aim of the award is to encourage and recognise the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year photography students and newly qualified young photographers. The judging was chaired by BIPP South West member Dave Matthews and happened online with three Qualified European Photographers as judges, Johan Brouwers, QEP and EP Chairman, Vincent O’Byrne, MQEP and Adriano Scognamillo, QEP. The anonymity of the candidates is respected at all times. The UK missed out on the major award this year, however a special merit award was made to three students, one of which was Jack Breadmore from Falmouth University. Jack was unable to attend the award ceremony in Grado so David Matthews travelled to the BIPP meeting in Falmouth to make the award which was more than fitting as he instigated the Marine & Natural History Photography BA Honours course at the university before he retired.
 
Text by Tony Freeman.

Caption: BIPP member David Matthews seen with FEP Master Photographer Andy Hens,(left) making the presentation to Jack Breadmore accompanied by the FEP chairman of judges BIPP member Jim Lowe (right). 

Photography by Cartel Photos, Falmouth.
 

FEP Competition 2016: Awards for single pictures

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In addition to the names of the finalists (top 10 photographers per category), published last week, we are now happy to announce the single awards obtained for single pictures by those photographers who are not in the top 10 list per category. 

Congratulations to:

COMMERCIAL 
MERIT 
Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria  
 
FASHION 
MERIT
Yuri Afanasiev, Russia  
 
ILLUSTRATION
MERIT
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal  
Marit Lystad Johansen, Norway  
Nina Pauloff, Finland
Christina Maria Stowasser, Austria  
 
LANDSCAPE
DISTINCTION 
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia  
MERIT
Sonja Jordan, Austria  
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria  
Dmitry Martynov, Russia  
Karel Mus, Belgium  
Jano Štovka, Slovakia  
Jiří Stránský, Czech Republic 
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium  
 
PORTRAIT
EXCELLENCE 
Jaime Mezquida Caudeli, Spain  
Caroline Tanghe, Belgium  
DISTINCTION 
Åsa Deleau Wiklund, Sweden  
Siw Edvardsen, Norway 
Beat Mumenthaler, Switzerland  
Sabine Starmayr, Austria   
MERIT
Nina Pauloff, Finland 
Sirpa Ryyppö, Finland 
Michael Schnabl, Austria  
 
REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
DISTINCTION
Stefano Gerardi, Italy  
Bartłomiej Jurecki, Poland  
Carl Lapeirre, Belgium  
Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria  
Miriam Skeide Brandstad, Norway  
 
WEDDING
EXCELLENCE
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium
DISTINCTION 
Tomas Avis, Spain  
Andreas Bjørge, Norway  
Antonio Gibotta, Italy  
Maris Kiselov, Latvia  
Silvio Pinto, Portugal  
Miguel Rolo, Portugal  
MERIT 
Emanuele Carpenzano, Italy  
Thibault Chappe, France  
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain   
Faustino Maldonado Román, Spain

WILDLIFE
EXCELLENCE
Jano Štovka, Slovakia  
DISTINCTION 
Iveri Janezashvili, Austria  
MERIT
Federico Cutuli, Italy  
Bartłomiej Jurecki, Poland  
 

We will be happy to award all of them with their Excellence, Distinction and Merit awards during the FEP Awards Ceremony (March 13, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal), if attending the event.
  
During the ceremony, we will reveal also the single Excellence, Distinction and Merit awards obtained by the photographers who are in the top 10 list, so to discover the winners! 

After the ceremony in Portugal, 
aside the Golden, Silver and Bronze Cameras, we will publish the gallery of the single awarded pictures so the photographers will discover which pictures got the awards. 
 
Here again, the FINALISTS, in each category, in alphabetic order. Amongst them, there are the Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras and the FEP Photographer of the Year 2016! 
 
COMMERCIAL: Antonio Barrella, Italy, Gareth Byrne, Ireland, Odd Furenes, Norway, Stephan Huger, Austria, Antti Karppinen, Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Gerry O'Leary, Ireland, Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Thomas Schauer, Austria
 
FASHION: Antonio Barrella, Italy, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Cormac Byrne, Ireland, Michael Hayes, Ireland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Lluis Oliver, Spain, Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Edgar Raphael, Portugal, Michael Schnabl, Austria, Riccardo Urnato, Italy
 
ILLUSTRATION: Andre Boto, Portugal, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Antti Karppinen, Finland, Jon Klasbu, Norway, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Krister Löfroth, Finland, Katya Rashkevich, Russia, Xanti Rodriguez, Spain,  Alvaro Ruiz, Spain, Michael Schnabl, Austria, Siri Sødahl, Norway
 
LANDSCAPE: Stefan Brenner, Austria, Bram Declercq, Belgium, Peter Gordon, Ireland, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria, Michael McLaughlin, Ireland, Daragh Muldowney, Ireland, Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, Belgium
 
PORTRAIT: Yves-Michel Barclay, France, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Vicente Esteban, Spain, Richard K. Johansen, Norway, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Yeray Menéndez, Spain, Guido Pelgrim, Netherlands, Igor Sakharov, Latvia, Garfield Trummer, Austria, Vesa Tyni, Finland
 
REPORTAGE: Jorge Bacelar, Portugal, Rui Caria, Portugal, Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, Vanessa Forget, France, Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Svetlana Petrova, Russia, Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Ulrich Schulte, Sweden, Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
 
SPORTS: Pierre Delaunay, France, Milos Fic, Czech Republic, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Herbert Kratky, Austria, Jose Luis Mendez Fernandez, Spain, Yeray Menendez, Spain, Marek Musil, Czech Republic, Nicola Ughi, Italy, Harald Voglhuber, Austria
 
WEDDING: Nevzat Basaran, Denmark, Manuel González, Spain, Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Juan Carlos Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Clemente Jimenez, Spain, Igor Link, Germany, Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, Philippe Swiggers, Belgium, Nuno Teixeira, Portugal, Manola van Leeuwe, Netherlands
 
WILDLIFE: Dmitry Arkhipov, Russia, Thomas De Sterck, Belgium, Jürgen de Witte, Belgium, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Tim Hunt, UK, Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Martin Morel, France, Seppo Rintala, Finland, Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Lluisa Viladoms Bargallo, Spain
 
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS: Markus Aspegren, Finland, Frida Bringslimark, Norway, Henning Frode Dispen, Norway, Dawid Galinski, Poland, Linda Leitner, Austria, Silvano Pedrett, Switzerland, Aina Rosland Ruud, Norway, Salva Ruiz, Spain, Luis Rüsing, Germany, Terese Samuelsen, Norway
 
 

QEP/MQEP session, June 11-12, open for registrations

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Submissions open for the first QEP and MQEP session 2016. 
The qualification session will be held in Torun, Poland on June 11 and 12, 2016. Deadline for registrations is April, 30. 
Download the application forms, fill and send them to the FEP secretariat in due time!

The winter session of the 2016 qualifications will be held in Amsterdam, on November 19-20.
As for the video-qualifications (the new EV and QEV titles just launched for videographers), there will be one only session in early November, in Spain.
Further news coming up.
 
Picture by Milos Fic, QEP, Czech Republic. 

FEP Competition 2016: the finalists!

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In a few weeks, at the FEP Awards Ceremony, the FEP will celebrate the winners of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2016, the annual FEP competition which has been entered from 25 different European countries. Thousands of pictures submitted. Discover them here!
 
A special thanks, for their great work, goes to the international judging panel, composed by:
Johan Brouwers, Belgium
Jeronimo Heitor Coelho, Portugal
Tom Doherty, Ireland
Günther Egger, Austria
Bryn Griffiths, Uk
Tiina Haring, Finland
Attila Korbely, Hungary
Franck Lecrenay, France
Jan Pohribný, Czech Republic
Hans Starosta, Germany
and to Jørgen Brandt, the Chairman of the competition.
  
The names of the winners will be announced on March 13th, 2016 at the FEP Awards Ceremony in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, aside the congress EXPOFOTO 2016.
Now, we are now happy to announce the names of the TOP 10 photographers, the so called FINALISTS, in each category, in alphabetic order. Amongst them, there are the Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras and the FEP Photographer of the Year 2016! 
 
Congratulations to:
 
COMMERCIAL: Antonio Barrella, Italy, Gareth Byrne, Ireland, Odd Furenes, Norway, Stephan Huger, Austria, Antti Karppinen, Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Gerry O'Leary, Ireland, Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Thomas Schauer, Austria
 
FASHION: Antonio Barrella, Italy, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Cormac Byrne, Ireland, Michael Hayes, Ireland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Lluis Oliver, Spain, Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Edgar Raphael, Portugal, Michael Schnabl, Austria, Riccardo Urnato, Italy
 
ILLUSTRATION: Andre Boto, Portugal, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Antti Karppinen, Finland, Jon Klasbu, Norway, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Krister Löfroth, Finland, Katya Rashkevich, Russia, Xanti Rodriguez, Spain,  Alvaro Ruiz, Spain, Michael Schnabl, Austria, Siri Sødahl, Norway
 
LANDSCAPE: Stefan Brenner, Austria, Bram Declercq, Belgium, Peter Gordon, Ireland, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria, Michael McLaughlin, Ireland, Daragh Muldowney, Ireland, Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, Belgium
 
PORTRAIT: Yves-Michel Barclay, France, Patrizia Burra, Italy, Vicente Esteban, Spain, Richard K. Johansen, Norway, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Yeray Menéndez, Spain, Guido Pelgrim, Netherlands, Igor Sakharov, Latvia, Garfield Trummer, Austria, Vesa Tyni, Finland
 
REPORTAGE: Jorge Bacelar, Portugal, Rui Caria, Portugal, Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, Vanessa Forget, France, Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Svetlana Petrova, Russia, Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Ulrich Schulte, Sweden, Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
 
SPORTS: Pierre Delaunay, France, Milos Fic, Czech Republic, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Herbert Kratky, Austria, Jose Luis Mendez Fernandez, Spain, Yeray Menendez, Spain, Marek Musil, Czech Republic, Nicola Ughi, Italy, Harald Voglhuber, Austria
 
WEDDING: Nevzat Basaran, Denmark, Manuel González, Spain, Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Juan Carlos Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Clemente Jimenez, Spain, Igor Link, Germany, Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, Philippe Swiggers, Belgium, Nuno Teixeira, Portugal, Manola van Leeuwe, Netherlands
 
WILDLIFE: Dmitry Arkhipov, Russia, Thomas De Sterck, Belgium, Jürgen de Witte, Belgium, Simon Hausberger, Austria, Tim Hunt, UK, Tom D. Jones, Belgium, Martin Morel, France, Seppo Rintala, Finland, Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Lluisa Viladoms Bargallo, Spain
 
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS: Markus Aspegren, Finland, Frida Bringslimark, Norway, Henning Frode Dispen, Norway, Dawid Galinski, Poland, Linda Leitner, Austria, Silvano Pedrett, Switzerland, Aina Rosland Ruud, Norway, Salva Ruiz, Spain, Luis Rüsing, Germany, Terese Samuelsen, Norway
 
Next week, we will announce the awards for single pictures, continue to follow us! 

FEP Competition 2016: first results!

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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2016… The judging phase just closed... We are now happy to announce the names of the photographers, in each category, who got at least an award… they are below, in alphabetical order. Congratulations to:
 
COMMERCIAL
Antonio Barrella, Italy  
Gareth Byrne, Ireland  
Odd Furenes, Norway  
Stephan Huger, Austria   
Antti Heikki Petteri Karppinen, Finland  
Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria  
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland  
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria  
Gerry O'Leary, Ireland  
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain  
Thomas Schauer, Austria
 
FASHION
Yuri Afanasiev, Russia  
Antonio Barrella, Italy  
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Cormac Byrne, Ireland  
Michael Hayes, Ireland
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland
Lluis Oliver, Spain  
Natalia Pipkina, Norway 
Edgar Raphael, Portugal   
Michael Schnabl, Austria
Riccardo Urnato, Italy
 
ILLUSTRATION
Andre Boto, Portugal  
Patrizia Burra, Italy
Fernando Branquinho, Portugal
Antti Heikki Petteri Karppinen, Finland  
Marit Lystad Johansen, Norway  
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland  
Jon Klasbu, Norway  
Krister Löfroth, Finland  
Nina Pauloff, Finland   
Katya Rashkevich, Russia
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain  
Alvaro Ruiz, Spain  
Michael Schnabl, Austria  
Siri Sødahl, Norway  
Christina Maria Stowasser, Austria  
 
LANDSCAPE
Stefan Brenner, Austria  
Bram Declercq, Belgium  
Peter Gordon, Ireland  
Simon Hausberger, Austria  
Tom D. Jones, Belgium  
Sonja Jordan, Austria  
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria  
Dmitry Martynov, Russia  
Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria  
Michael McLaughlin, Ireland  
Daragh Muldowney, Ireland  
Karel Mus, Belgium  
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain  
Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia   
Jano Štovka, Slovakia  
Jiří Stránský, Czech Republic
Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, Belgium  
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium  
 
PORTRAIT
Yves-Michel Barclay, France  
Patrizia Burra, Italy  
Siw Edvardsen, Norway   
Vicente Esteban, Spain  
Richard K. Johansen, Norway   
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland  
Yeray Menéndez, Spain  
Jaime Mezquida Caudeli, Spain   
Beat Mumenthaler, Switzerland  
Nina Pauloff, Finland   
Guido Pelgrim, Netherlands 
Sirpa Ryyppö, Finland
Igor Sakharov, Latvia  
Michael Schnabl, Austria  
Caroline Tanghe, Belgium  
Garfield Trummer, Austria  
Vesa Tyni, Finland   
Åsa Deleau Wiklund, Sweden  
 
REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
Jorge Bacelar, Portugal  
Miriam Skeide Brandstad, Norway  
Rui Caria, Portugal  
Roberto Colacioppo, Italy  
Vanessa Forget, France 
Stefano Gerardi, Italy  
Jesus Jimenez, Spain  
Bartłomiej Jurecki, Poland  
Carl Lapeirre, Belgium  
Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria 
Svetlana Petrova, Russia  
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain 
Ulrich Schulte, Sweden   
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy  
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium
  
SPORTS
Pierre Delaunay, France 
Milos Fic, Czech Republic   
Simon Hausberger, Austria  
Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria  
Herbert Kratky, Austria  
Jose Luis Mendez Fernandez, Spain  
Yeray Menendez, Spain
Marek Musil, Czech Republic  
Nicola UghI, Italy   
Harald Voglhuber, Austria  
 
WEDDING
Tomas Avis, Spain  
Nevzat Basaran, Denmark  
Andreas Bjørge, Norway  
Emanuele Carpenzano, Italy  
Thibault Chappe, France  
Antonio Gibotta, Italy  
Manuel González, Spain  
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado, Spain
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain 
Juan Carlos Guardia Vazquez, Spain  
Clemente Jimenez, Spain  
Maris Kiselov, Latvia  
Igor Link, Germany   
Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain  
Silvio Pinto, Portugal  
Miguel Rolo, Portugal   
Faustino Maldonado Román, Spain  
Philippe Swiggers, Belgium   
Reginald Tackoen, Belgium   
Nuno Teixeira, Portugal  
Manola van Leeuwe, The Netherlands
 
WILDLIFE
Dmitry Arkhipov, Russia   
Lluisa Viladoms Bargallo, Spain  
Federico Cutuli, Italy  
Thomas De Sterck, Belgium  
Jürgen de Witte, Belgium   
Simon Hausberger, Austria  
Tim Hunt, United Kingdom 
Iveri Janezashvili, Georgia  
Tom D. Jones, Belgium  
Bartłomiej Jurecki, Poland  
Martin Morel, France  
Seppo Rintala, Finland   
Jano Štovka, Slovakia  
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium  
 
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Markus Aspegren, Finland
Frida Bringslimark, Norway   
Henning Frode Dispen, Norway  
Dawid Galinski, Poland
Linda Leitner, Austria
Silvano Pedrett, Switzerland
Aina Rosland Ruud, Norway
Salva Ruiz, Spain  
Luis Rüsing, Germany   
Terese Samuelsen, Norway   
 
Next week, we will announce the top 10 finishers per category, the so called finalists. The Bronze, Silver and Golden Cameras will be amongst them… All the finalists will be invited to the FEP Awards Ceremony, which will be held in Portugal, Santa Maria da Feira, on March 13, at 19.00, aside the national congress EXPOFOTO 2016. During the ceremony, we will present the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2016. 
 
The attendance at the Awards Ceremony is free of charge and open also to the accompanists, but it is also possible to register for the whole congress (simultaneous translation in English!), the gala dinner, the social program etc. at a very special rate. We will be happy to take care of your registration!! For more information, visit the website http://expofoto.appimagem.pt/ and contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Continue to follow us!

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FEP Cover Picture of February 2016

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FEP COVER PICTURE OF FEBRUARY 2016!
Congratulations to Martin Ktystynek, QEP from Slovakia, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month for this just ended edition. Discover all the images submitted! And all the FEP Covers, follow us on facebook!

FEP Competition 2016: Judges at work!

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Judges at work to celebrate the FEP Golden Cameras and the Professional Photographer of the Year 2016

The FEP European Professional Photographers of the Year Awards 2016, 7th edition since 2009, closed with a new record number of entries: more than 2000 images submitted from more than 400 photographers coming from 25 European countries!

The top ten photographers in each of the 9 categories (Commercial, Fashion, Illustration, Landscape, Portrait, Reportage/photojournalism, Sports, Wedding, Wildlife) and in the Special section "Students and young photographers", will be announced in the second half of February, whilst the winners will be announced on March, 13, 2016 in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, at the FEP AWARDS CEREMONY.
 
The international judging panel, composed of 10 judges and chaired by MQEP Jørgen Brandt, is presently at work to judge the pictures, seeking out the best professional images of the year in Europe. 
 
The last FEP European Professional Photographers of the Year:  Peter Gordon, Ireland,  2012,  Uli Staiger, Germany, 2014 and finally Diogo Freitas, Portugal, 2015, (author of the picture attached).

Who will be the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2016? 
In 8 weeks we will have the name!    


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