Monday, 10 June 2013

The BIPP Blog has Moved to

Keep up to date with all the latest news and events from the BIPP by visiting the BIPP Blog, now available at

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

iPhone Art - A one day workshop with Gerry Coe FBIPP

Image Copyright: Gerry Coe FBIPP
3 July 2013, Buckinghamshire

Following his recent Peter Grugeon Award for Fellowship of the Year, Gerry Coe FBIPP will be sharing his knowledge and expertise of this new form of photographic conceptualisation using only an iPhone built-in camera.

Join us for a day of learning how to get the most out of your mobile, the equipment, software and techniques necessary to produce outstanding imagery worthy of Fellowship. Android users welcome!

Gerry’s flying over from Belfast for one day – don’t miss this opportunity – book now!

Member: £102
Friend: £135
Non Member: £150

To book: or call 01296 642020

Monday, 3 June 2013

One Vision Imaging - News

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OVI Website set to transform order placement!

For almost a decade the familiar ROES software has been a popular ordering tool for both Albums & Finished Products, but it has been unable to stand the test of technology advances, which is why we have created two powerful and modern solutions to create a smooth and innovative way to place orders with us.

One Vision Creator - Album Design Software

Create a multitude of design styles through this easy-to-use Album Design tool, whether you use PC or MAC, OVC has become the most popular system for Album & Photo Book ordering. Using it’s in-built templates, masks and backgrounds, or create and save your own page designs to use again and again. Start using it today by choosing the 'downloads' section of our website.
Click here to download One Vision Creator

Web based Print and Finished Product Ordering Solution

Build just about every product from our Service Guide with ease, whether you’re after a Canvas Wrap, multi aperture Mosaic Box Frame or simply placing an order for Mounted Prints, our website can do it all!

One Vision Imaging Website
ROES will be switched off at the end of July 2013

NEW: Mosaic Multi Box Frames!

Extending the ever popular Box Frame, we have invented a new way to display. Our 'Mosaic' Box Frames have been loved by everyone who has seen them and we are confident this product can become a huge success for you, too.
Multibox ‘Mosaic’ Frames
Take advantage of this great offer now to stay one step ahead of your competitors. Click on the image above to find out more!

Product Spotlight TRINITY, our latest framed product, has received a positively huge reaction at this year’s trade shows, not only due to its style but also due to it’s astonishingly great value. Bang on trend with its elegantly simple frame, double mount and floating images, the triptych of images stand out from the deep set frame creating a multi layered product.

Imagine your photos being seen every day for a whole year! Calendars are the perfect promotional tool to keep your photography business in the minds of current and prospective clients throughout the year.
Our calendars comprise of 13 pages - one for each month plus a cover
Printed full colour, single sided on a choice of satin or textured paper
Available in three sizes - desktop / medium / large
If you would like to order more than 10 calendars, please contact us for pricing details

Spring Framing offer - Just 30 days left!

You requested a promotion to run for the whole of the second quarter (April to June) to give you time to promote to your clients. This is your final chance to take advantage of our Framing Offer!
Build your Frame online now!
Offer is valid for online orders only by using voucher code: FM432A on the Checkout page.

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To find out more about the above products and services please contact our Customer Care team on 0845 862 0217, click 'contact us' above or simply visit our website at
We very much look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
One Vision Sales Team
Phone 0845 862 0217

Thursday, 30 May 2013

BIPP Open Awards 2013

The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) is hereby inviting professional photographers from across the world to enter the Open Awards 2013.

Unique to this year’s Awards calendar, the Open Awards welcomes photographers outside of the BIPP member-base; granting photography professionals the opportunity to benchmark their work against that of their peers, while having its quality judged against BIPP standards.

The categories for entry to the BIPP Open Awards are as follows:

Weddings (WD)

Portraiture (PP)

Science & Technology (S&T)

Commercial (Com)

Visual Arts (V A)

Moving Image

Non-commissioned (NC)

The closing date for submissions is 30 September, 2013. Presentations will then take place 20 November, 2013.

A winner will be selected from each category, all of which will then be considered for the title of Winner, BIPP Open 2013. This is an entirely separate and stand-alone competition from the rest of the BIPP Awards.

The BIPP Awards are amongst the most highly regarded in the industry, and success in these awards shows an incredibly high standard of work. Not only are the judges looking for composition and technical ability, but also creativity, interpretation and that ‘wow factor’.

For more information on the Awards, how to enter and the judging process, please visit our dedicated Awards website at

Thursday, 23 May 2013

FEP - Winners of the European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2012

Many congratulations to three BIPP members who achieved success in the recent FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2012, which took place at the FEP International Photodays in Gmunden, Austria.

Thousands of images were judged and a 'Golden Camera' was awarded to the winner of each category, with 'Silver & Bronze Cameras' awarded to the runners-up.

The successful BIPP members were:

Commercial Category
- Jose Luis Guardia Peinado ABIPP MQEP (Spain) FEP European Golden Camera 2012
- Gerry O’Leary FBIPP MQEP (Ireland) FEP European Silver Camera 2012

Landscape Category
- Filip Kulisev FBIPP MQEP (Slovakia) FEP European Golden Camera 2012

Wedding Category
- Jose Luis Guardia Peinado ABIPP MQEP (Spain) FEP European Silver Camera 2012

FEP President Jorgen Brandt MQEP said "Each and every one of the winners represents excellence in their photographic specialisation giving inspiration to colleagues in all Europe and beyond. It was a pleasure and an honour for me to present the prizes and Chair the competition - I was amazed by the massive talent presented"

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Scottish Region Awards 2013 - The Winners!

Copyright: John Parris FBIPP
Scottish Region Photographer of the Year 2013
Many congratulations to the winners of the Scottish Regional Awards 2013, which were held at Huntingtower Hotel near Perth on Sunday 19 May.

The evening Awards presentation & dinner brought to a close an excellent day, during which Paul Walker FBIPP, Gerry Coe FBIPP, and Denis Brady ABIPP hosted very enjoyable talks on their work & styles of photography. 

Gerry & Denis were also this year's Awards judges and did a great job judging and critiquing the winning images. Thanks also go to David Bewsey FBIPP and the members of the Scottish Region Committee for their hard work in organising such a successful day.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Awards and a special mention goes to John Parris FBIPP who was named Scottish Region Photographer of the Year 2013.

All winning images can be viewed online HERE

Industrial, Commercial, Advertising & Architecture
Winner - Andrew Neilson ABIPP
2nd - Andrew Neilson ABIPP
3rd - Anita Neilson LBIPP
Merit - Andrew Neilson ABIPP

Pictorial & Illustrative
Winner - John Parris FBIPP
2nd - John Parris FBIPP
3rd - Lenny Smith LBIPP
Merit - Trevor Russell LBIPP

Winner - Carol Frost LBIPP
2nd - Angie Isac LBIPP
3rd - Paul Walker FBIPP
Merit - Nicholas Frost FBIPP
Merit - Michele Dillon ABIPP
Merit - Michele Dillon ABIPP

Winner - John Parris FBIPP
2nd - John Parris FBIPP
3rd - Paul Walker FBIPP
Merit - John Parris FBIPP
Merit - John Parris FBIPP
Merit - Paul Walker FBIPP

Press & PR
Winner - John Parris FBIPP
2nd - Angie Isac LBIPP

Winner - Jim Brown LBIPP
2nd - Michaela Waddell LBIPP
3rd - Carol Frost LBIPP
Merit - John Baikie ABIPP
Merit - John Parris FBIPP
Merit - Michaela Waddell LBIPP

Student - Social & Portraiture
1st - Artek Furdal, Edinburgh College
2nd - William Skelton, Edinburgh College
3rd - Lee Howell, Edinburgh College
Merit - John Logan, Motherwell College
Merit - Lee Howell, Edinburgh College
Merit - Thomas Carr, Napier University
Merit - Francisco Arevalo, Edinburgh College

Student - Advertising & Fashion
1st & Overall Student Winner - Linda Macpherson, Edinburgh College
2nd - Tibor Galamb, Edinburgh College
3rd - Ian McLeod, Motherwell College
Merit - Kasia Malinowska, Edinburgh College
Merit - Donna Bramham, Motherwell College
Merit - Dawn Marie Jones, Edinburgh College

Student - Photojournalism
1st - Lee Howell, Edinburgh College
2nd - Craig Foy, Motherwell College
3rd - William Skelton, Edinburgh College
Merit - Susan Torkington, Edinburgh College
Merit - Sylvia Shek, Edinburgh College

Student - Open
1st - Elizabeth Morton, Motherwell College
2nd - Lee Howell, Edinburgh College
3rd - Francisco Arevalo, Edinburgh College
Merit - Adele McVay, Motherwell College
Merit - Monserrat Orallo, Edinburgh College
Merit - Ricky Frew, Edinburgh College
Merit - Greig McDowall, Edinburgh College
Merit - Lee Howell, Edinburgh College
Merit - Mike Pickles, Edinburgh College
Merit - Ricky Frew, Edinburgh College
Merit - Alasdair Watt, Edinburgh College

Copyright: Linda Macpherson
Scottish Region Overall Student Winner 2013