FEP meeting in Granada, Spain

More than 50 international judges and delegates are supposed to meet in Spain, for the 32nd session of the FEP European Photographic qualifications (QEP-MQEP) and the very first European Video Qualifications (EV, European Videographer and QEV, Qualified European Videographer). The meeting, following the invitation of the Spanish member association FEPFI, will be held in the historical town of Granada. The QEP judging session will be for the very first time open to a limited audience. 

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The photo and video qualifications will be followed by a meeting of the FEP Board of Directors. Among the items on the agenda, the calendar of events and activity for 2016 , which will include again two judging sessions (candidate venues Poland and the Netherlands), the FEP awards 2016 which will be held in Portugal in March - as long as the winners announcement of the third edition of the World Photographic Cup- and a program linked to the Photokina trade fair in Cologne. Board members will also discuss the option to create an European on line magazine, for a better dissemination of FEP activities.

VIDEO QUALIFICATIONS

129762-simple-red-square-icon-sports-hobbies-filmmaker1-sc44Dear VIDEOGRAPHERS! We remind you that at the next FEP Judging session, Granada, Spain, November 21 and 22, we will held the first session of the EV – the European Videographer Qualification and QEV - Qualified European Videographer. 

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The EV is a new basic quality assurance certification now available to most general Professional Videographers throughout Europe. The European Videographer (EV) qualification aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their lives as Professional Videographers. It is designed to complement the lack of a specific title to uphold the professional status. 
The candidate must submit his/her works inside a USB key or a DVD. It must contain 3 VIDEOS. 
The EV certificate has no categories. Submitted videos can be all pertaining to the same category (social reportage, drawing and documentary feature, commercial and industrial, free creation) or can be a mixture. 
There will be 3 judges. Each judge will examine the submitted works in a random order, and will say yes or no for each single video. To get the EV certificate, the entrant must succeed getting six yes votes, out of nine, with at least two out of three “yes” on each submitted video.
Please download here the EV RULES and the APPLICATION FORM. 
Deadline for pre-registration: November, 15, 2015.
 
QEV
The rules are more or less the same of the EV. The main differences are the cost (150 euro instead of 50), and the video to submit are 5 instead of 3. While the EV can be a mixture of categories (the certificate is without category) , the QEV must be submitted in only one of the following categories: social reportage; drawing and documentary feature; commercial and industrial; free creation. 
The candidate will be claimed successful with an average score of 15 points or above, that means they must obtain 60% of the votes in favour to be successful.  

APPLY NOW! 
Best regards and GOOD LUCK! 
 

FEP Cover Picture of November 2015

With an incredible number of "likes", his picture won the November edition of the FEP Cover Contest and it is the FEP COVER PICTURE OF THE MONTH!
Discover HERE all the wonderful pictures submitted by our photographers and continue to follow us at our official page on Facebook!

WPC 2016, again a record number of entries!

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The WPC Governing Body, and the 2 WPC Friends, Chromaluxe and Koylab, are happy to announce that the third edition of the World Photographic Cup received the record number of 28 registered teams from 4 continents!
 
The breakdown:
16 countries from Europe, with Russia as a new entry
3 countries from America, including Mexico as a new entry
7 countries from Asia, including China as a new entry
2 countries from Oceania
 
Next steps:
All the submitted photographs will be visible on the WPC website once the judging is complete (December 2015). 
The finalist images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016, and circulated after that. 
Medalists and winners will be announced later. 
Then, the original Cup won by the USA team at both first and second edition will be shipped to Oporto, Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March, 14th, 2016!

The venue for the presentation of the 2017 and 2018 editions have also been awarded:
Japan (Yokohama, February, 23rd, 2017)
Australia (2018)

Which country will take over the top spot from team USA, the defending champion? 
Portugal, Australia (2nd and 3rd place finishers in 2015) or one of the other participating countries who all have outstanding submissions? Let’s wait and see!!!!


ABOUT WPC
The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.  A Governing Committee (from 7 different countries) has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography) and AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). 
The committee is formed by Jørgen Brandt (Denmark, Chairman of the WPC Jury 2016), Dennis Craft (USA), Don Dickson (USA), Kylie Lyons (Australia), Don MacGregor (Canada), Noboru Okamoto (Japan), Bruno Vetters (Belgium), and Martin Vrabko (Slovakia), plus Giuseppe Scozzi (Italy) in the position of  CEO. 
 
To learn more: www.worldphotographiccup.org
 

EP 11th session, official results

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We are happy to announce that at the 11th EP online session, 13 new EP Photographers have been awarded!

Our congratulations go to:

Tiny Ballegeer, EP, Belgium
Jef Celen, EP,  Belgium
Sabine Fannes, EP,  Belgium
Jerome Gielkens, EP,  Belgium
Cecilie Hatløy, EP,  Norway
Daniel Hens, EP,  Belgium
Sergiy Kadulin, EP, Ukraine
Karen Ketels, EP,  Belgium
Karel Mus, EP,  Belgium
Ken Pimontel, EP,  Belgium
Luis Rüsing, EP, Germany
Jessy Vandenbroucke, EP, Belgium 
Pascale Vandewalle, EP, Belgium

Photography Masters Conference IV edition

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Photography Masters Conference IV edition - Grado, Italy - Dec. 12-13 - Special fee for FEP members!
 
We are delighted to announce the next edition of the Photography Masters Conference that will be held on December 12th and 13th in Grado (GO) – Italy.
 
Now at its fourth edition, the Conference will bring together leading professional photographers from 5 European countries who will share their works, insights and know-how and will provide participants with an excellent opportunity to enhance their photography skills.
 
The program will include:
 
December, 12th: Saturday, a program of 2 lectures with renowned international speakers: Gonzalo Puertas (Spain) will bring his experience in commercial photography and  Robert Larsen (Germany) will give a speech on  nonassigned project design and management. In the afternoon a half-day workshop with Ian Munro (UK) on “The Art of Storytelling”. A photographic contest is linked to the conference and open only to the participants.
 
December, 13th: The program Sunday will open with Vicente Esteban (Spain) MQEP and his “Walk with the classics” which will be followed by Italian MQEP Emanuele Carpenzano with a lecture on contemporary wedding photography. 
Then Uli Staiger (Germany) will show his adventures in the magic world of 3D images and finally Sven Germann (Swiss) will disclose his journey “From advertising to Portrait”
 
 

FEP Meeting in Brussels

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October, 2, 2015.

Meeting in Brussels over FEP financial aspects, 
with FEP President Andreas Barylli-Fayer, FEP CEO Giuseppe Scozzi, FEP Executive Assistant Martina Scozzi, FEP Treasurer Nikki Huts, FEP Financial Auditor Willem van der Wlies, FEP Event Manager Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas. Also attending President's assistant Ursula Kralupper and Treasurery Assistant Peggy Deneve and also Norber Soenen.

Picture by Luk Collet.

Reminder! FEP Photographer of the Year 2016 is open for entries

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It is time to gather the best of your best images – and submit them for the “FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards, 2016”!
 
The competition is an unique opportunity for photographers to show-case their work amongst peers from all over Europe – and gain well deserved recognition in Diplomas and Gold, Silver & Bronze cameras for your work.
 
This year we are introducing :
 
-                     3 new categories – FASHION, SPORT and WILDLIFE.  Images for Reportage/Photojournalism, Wildlife, Sport and Landscape should be single image pictures.
 
-                     new facilities, in order to make the procedure easier for the entrants.
 
We also intend to highlight more intensively the achievements of Medallists and Diploma holders on our FEP web-site. There will be special galleries where individual photographers’ images are going to be displayed  – to help you all promote your well-deserved achievements!
 
We look forward to welcoming you, and your work in the “FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2016”.
 
Why wait? Send your entries in NOW!
 
Jørgen Brandt, MQEP, Chairman of the Competition

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Highlights
 
The FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 opened on August 1st. Deadline for entries: December 31st.
 
CATEGORIES
There will be 10 in total (9 categories + the students’ special section):
•             Commercial (including Advertising, Architecture, Corporate etc.)
•             Fashion
•             Illustration 
•             Landscape *
•             Wildlife *
•             Portrait
•             Reportage/Photojournalism *
•             Sports *
•             Wedding
•             Students & Young Photographers
* Please note: in the Reportage, Sports, Wild life and Landscape categories the content of the image must not be altered. Only retouching which conforms to currently accepted standards in the industry is allowed. Only single-frame images will be accepted. Composite and multiple exposure images will not be accepted. The jury is the ultimate arbiter.
 
ENTRY FEES
For photographers who are not members of an FEP member association, an entry fee of 30,00 Euros for a first set of 3 images on each category is mandatory. They can enter all the 9 categories.
For photographers who are members of an FEP member association, an entry fee of 20,00 Euros for a first set of 3 images in 1 category is mandatory. They can enter all the 9 categories.
EP, QEP and MASTER QEP holders can enter a first set of 3 images in 1 category for free. They can enter all the 9 categories.
For Young Photographers, assistants and students an entry fee of 10,00 Euros for a first set of 3 images in their special section is mandatory.
Students may enter only their special section.
For all entrants, any additional submitted image, other than the first set of 3 images in one category, a fee of 10,00 Euros per picture will be charged.
 
JUDGING
The online judging will start just after the closure of the competition, scheduled at the end of the year. The judges will be selected among the ones nominated by the FEP member associations.
 
AWARDS
The following awards will be issued:
FEP European Wedding Golden Camera Award
FEP European Portrait Golden Camera Award
FEP European Commercial Golden Camera Award
FEP European Fashion Golden Camera Award
FEP European Sports Golden Camera Award
FEP European Reportage/Photojournalism Golden Camera Award
FEP European Landscape Golden Camera Award
FEP European Wildlife Golden Camera Award
FEP European Illustrative and Fine Art Golden Camera Award
FEP European Students & Young Photographers Golden Camera Award

and the overall winner: The FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2016, which will be announced at the FEP Awards Ceremony 2016.
 
For entries and further info CLICK HERE

Picture by Emily Van Den Broucke, EP, Belgium

FEP Cover Picture of October 2015

The FEP Cover Picture of the Month this time has bee won by GIANNI LEPORE, professional photographer from Italy.
Discover all the submitted pictures on our official facebook page and don't forget to enter the next round at the end of the month, to compete for the FEP Cover Picture of November!

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