Friday, 28 September 2012

Featured Qualifier - Joanne Tennant LBIPP

Joanne Tennant LBIPP

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Picture Perfect Retirement Awaits Brian Saville LBIPP

Brian Saville LBIPP has announced that he is retiring from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service after 34 years.

Award-winning photographer Brian has captured some of the county’s largest fires on film over the years – from the Bradford City fire in 1985, Allied Colloids blaze in 1992, the Summit Tunnel fire in 1984, Hickson and Welch in 1992 and the string of firebomb attacks carried out by Mohammed Khalid of Keighley between 1995 and 1996.

Brian, from Bradford, joined West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) in 1978 as a technician and was promoted to head up the Visual Services department in 1985. Since then, he has completed a number of specialist photography and video courses, including a high profile secondment to the Home Office Forensic Science Laboratory, where he worked alongside Principal Scientific Officer Roger A Cooke. During his time with the Forensic Science Laboratory, he produced training materials which have been used nationally for fire investigation.

During his career, Brian has been awarded National Fire Service Photographer of the year, British Institute of Professional Photography regional winner three times, winner of the UNISON National Photography Awards, winner of the Child Poverty Action Group Award, Fire and Rescue Video Award, Fuji Times Off-Beat Photographer of the Year and a Konika Photography Award.

Brian has also been presented with a commendation from Bradford’s most senior judge, the Honorary Recorder of Bradford Stephen Gullick, for the part he played in Operation Wheel (the Bradford riots) in 2001. He also received a Chief Fire Officer’s Letter of Appreciation following his work at an incident in which eight people tragically died in a house fire in Birkby, Huddersfield.

During his time with WYFRS, Brian has also been responsible for the design and development of new equipment and technology, such as the Search and View Camera System (SAVCam), which enables firefighters to search in confined spaces. He has also designed a CCTV system for the new Incident Control Unit and been instrumental in developing the brigade’s Silent Witness cameras attached to all fire engines across West Yorkshire, which have been rolled out across the country.

Brian hopes to pursue his passion for documentary photography and video when he retires.

“I have flown in helicopters, driven a tank, met and worked with some talented people, including a few famous ones,” said Brian. “Every day has been a challenge and I have enjoyed every second of it.”

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Featured Qualifier - Paul Cooper LBIPP

Paul Cooper LBIPP


Fashion Turned Photographer in Business Finals

Fashion designer Wendy Lee turned creative director for Mackney Photography (www.mackney.comhas been shortlisted to win Entrepreneur of the year at this year’s Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2012.

The award is for an individual who has been instrumental in the success of a business. It will take into consideration the overall performance of the business over the last three years, what the entrepreneur believes makes them different and their vision for the future of the business.

Wendy’s background is in women’s fashion design having over a decade in experience and working for well known brands like Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, River Island, Pink Soda, Anna Sui, Next and Chilli Pepper to name but a few and most recently George Davies (of Per Una, George of Asda and founder of Next fame).

Having tired of the traveling and learnt from the best about how to run a business (George Davies) Wendy decided to bring her marketing, design and keen eye for fashion to Mackney photography focusing on Makeovers and portraits whilst also lending her ideas to the commercial/ industrial side.

Looks can be deceiving (Wendy still gets asked for ID down Sainsburys) but is extremely strategic and plans everything before putting into action.  Key skills are of course being a people person and her previous experience in fashion of trend forecasting, styling and a keen eye for creativity.  Achievements are managing to re-locate to Darley Abbey Mills for better presence and space.

Since winning the Local Business Accelerators in conjunction with the Evening Telegraph in January 2012, Wendy has taken Mackney Photography from strength to strength.  The duo have relocated to the stunning 2200sq ft purposely built photography studio in Darley Abbey Mills.  They have since swept up awards in every category in a national competition held by the BIPP  (The British Institute of Professional Photographers) and numerous other national photographic competitions.

The winners will be announced at a fashionable black tie awards ceremony at the Roundhouse on 28 September.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Membership Benefits - Payatrader

One of BIPP’s membership benefits is Low Cost Card Payments with Payatrader.

Payatrader is a low cost ‘pay as you go’ card acceptance service that allows you to accept card payments – without the need for a traditional terminal or any on-going financial commitment.  There is no monthly contract, no terminal and the ability to take cards over the phone, by e-mail or on your ipad. The virtual terminal can sit on your desktop and you don’t need a merchant account. Benefits include:

- Low rates
- Pay as you go transaction fees
- Free virtual terminal
- Free payment button for your website
- No separate Merchant Account needed
- No physical terminal needed
- No monthly rental or minimum usage fees to pay
- No minimum contract

The initial one off set up cost is usually £99 however this is offered to BIPP members only for just £69!

For more information about the scheme, processing rates, and to obtain the discount code unique to BIPP members, please log into the Members Area of or contact Rachel at Head Office on 01296 642020.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Redeye Events - 25 September & 3 October

Redeye have two events coming up soon - the first being a talk by Moy Williams on 25 September at 7pm, at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester. This is a a rare chance to hear Moy, who is one of Northern England's leading fashion and advertising photographers. He will be talking about his work and his latest project “The Finest Piece of Black Ribbon”. Entry is free but there are only a few places left and registration is essential. Further details can be found at

Following this are the Development Workshops, starting on 3 October, which offer an opportunity for photographers to get up to speed on what it is to practice professionally. The complete range of seven workshops cover business, legal, financial, funding, marketing and copyright issues, and explore publishing, exhibiting, print sales, online opportunities, and other possibilities for working and earning a living in photography. Strongly recommended for final year students, recent graduates, those about to or who have recently started up in business, or anyone who is struggling with the business side of photography. There are a limited number of tickets for the complete series offering a discount on individual tickets. Full details of the series, at Instituto Cervantes Manchester, can be found at

Featured Qualifier - Rebecca Northway LBIPP

Rebecca Northway LBIPP

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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Urban Portraiture with Jason Light ABIPP - November

Join us on Tuesday 6 November for an Urban Portraiture with Jason Light ABIPP.

Copyright: Jason Light ABIPP
Jason has a refreshing approach to urban portraiture which relies on using one light source, which could be anything from a single speedlight through a white umbrella or a grid spot, to using two speedlites through a large softbox. This method not only allows him to shoot quickly in terms of setting up, but gives him time to talk to and get to know his subjects. He always works on location using the minimum amount of equipment, and he shoots mainly everything in manual mode without using a light meter.

Jason will share his distinctive approach during this practical workshop which will take place on location in Maidstone. He will cover such aspects as getting the flash off camera and methods by which this can be achieved, and the use of umbrellas and a softbox to produce innovative and original images.

A practical afternoon (2pm-5pm) creating location portraiture in an urban setting.

£35+VAT (members)
£54+VAT (friends)
£60+VAT (non-members)

Places can be booked online at or by calling Pam at Head Office on 01296 642020.

Featured Qualifier - Dan Turner ABIPP

Dan Turner ABIPP
College Route - Portraiture

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Featured Qualifier - Claire Hill ABIPP

Claire Hill ABIPP

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Next FEP Judging Sessions

Just a reminder that the next FEP judging sessions for QEP & MQEP applications will be held on 1 & 2 December 2012 in Brussels.

The deadline for registration is 31 October and all rules can be found at

Moving Image Course - 25 September - Special Offer to BIPP Members

Moving Image Course - 25 September 2012 - Special Offer To BIPP Members

With the web gaining ever more strength and cameras such as the Canon 5D MkIII taking off, Direct Photographic has noticed an increasing demand from photographers wishing to expand their knowledge when creating moving images on shoots. Perhaps it’s a “behind the scenes” segment from a fashion shoot to go up on a clients website, or a short cut from a portrait sitting, but whatever the situation, video skills are becoming essential for the working photographer.

In answer to this Direct Photographic has devised the Moving Image Course, which is an intensive ‘hands-on’ one day lighting and camera workshop taking place in their professional London studio and includes Tungsten, HMI Fresnel, Par, Kino Flo and LED lighting equipment as well as all the latest in video DSLR camera technology from Canon.

They are offering places on their next Moving Image Course on 25 September 2012 to BIPP members with a 20% discount on a first-come, first-served basis, as spaces are limited.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Kevin Wilson Hon FBIPP Regional Masterclasses - October 2012

Just a reminder about the Kevin Wilson Hon FBIPP talks coming up in Scotland & the Northeast next month.

Copyright: Kevin Wilson Hon FBIPP

Monday 8 October 2012 - Huntingtower Hotel, Perth, Scotland

Wednesday 31 October 2012 - Banana Studios, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Kevin is widely acclaimed as one of Europe’s leading wedding photographers and his experience and artistic flair has resulted in him being one of the UK’s highest award-winning photographers.

This full day workshop includes an opportunity to see Kevin’s Centenary Project, a Presentation of his Weddings and a demo on working with natural light and the use of reflectors.

Numbers are limited to provide an intensive masterclass environment, so are on a first
come, first served basis.

Members £45+Vat
Friends £54+Vat
Non-Members £60+Vat

On Tuesday 9 October and Thursday 1 November we will be holding Portfolio Reviews
and Qualification Assessments at the same venues.

To book, or for more info, please contact Rachel at BIPP on, 01296 642020, or book online at 

Nik Software Webinar - 25 October

Join Nik Software for a 'Retouching Made Easy' Webinar on

Thursday 25 October


Ever been frustrated by the complexity of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom or Apple’s Aperture? Many people say they only use about 10% of Photoshop. In this session we see how to maximise efficiency and make use of Photoshop a joy via Nik’s range of software plug-ins.

In this webinar Richard West will show the benefits and ease of use of these plug-ins in Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture.

From black and white filters to maximising your HDR photography, Richard will guide you through the entire range of software.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based Attendees:

Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based Attendees:

Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile Attendees:

iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet

Reserve your place now at 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Claim Your Share of Payback Royalties - DACS

DACS has a share of over £3 million in Payback royalties to pay to BIPP members whose work has been reproduced in UK books and magazines or broadcast on certain UK television channels.

Last year the average royalty payment made to a BIPP member was £600 and the highest payment was £5,340. What’s more anyone who makes a successful Payback claim is guaranteed a minimum of £25.

Payback royalties come from revenue generated through various UK collective licensing schemes and include the photocopying of books and magazines by local government departments, universities and other businesses. DACS negotiates a share of this collective licensing revenue which we distribute to thousands of visual artists each year through Payback.

BIPP members have until 31 October 2012 to claim their share and those who qualify for Payback will receive their royalties in December.

The easiest way to claim is to fill in a form online at

Alternatively photographers can request a paper claim form by contacting DACS on 020 7553 9099 or

Further information about Payback can be found at

Featured Qualifier - Claire Greenway LBIPP

Claire Greenway LBIPP
Press & PR

Copyright: Claire Greenway LBIPP

Thursday, 13 September 2012

onOne Software Announces Perfect Photo Suite 7

New version of all-in-one software suite offers photographers the easiest way to develop stunning black and white photography, more ways to create images with impact, improved portrait retouching, layered file workflow, image resizing tools and more

Portland, OR – September 5, 2012 onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative, time-saving solutions for professional, advanced amateur and hobbyist photographers, today announced Perfect Photo Suite 7 for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Apple Aperture and as a standalone application. Improved to give photographers even more ways to maximize their creativity and solve common problems in digital photography, Perfect Photo Suite 7 now offers new easy-to-use, yet powerful tools to develop stunning black and white images, enhance, stylize and correct images, retouch portraits and prepare all images, including mobile snapshots, for enlargement and print. Perfect Photo Suite 7 includes the brand new module Perfect B&W, Perfect Effects 4, Perfect Portrait 2, Perfect Layers 3 and Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro­–powered by Genuine Fractals technology, Perfect Mask 5.2 and FocalPoint 2.

Improved workflow integration and a significantly redesigned user interface allow photographers to focus on their image editing while working seamlessly within their preferred workflow. Users can select their image from Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Aperture, send it directly to the Perfect Photo Suite 7 module of their choice, make adjustments, then immediately return it to their original photo editing or organization application.

The new modules in Perfect Photo Suite 7 also include the new Perfect Brush giving users the ability achieve precise edge-detected masking quickly. It smoothly applies or removes adjustments to the specific areas being worked on without crossing over the edges around it. A redesigned browser with Search functionality and a Favorites panel allow users easy access to the specific effects and presets they’re looking for. Photographic effects, designed by industry experts specifically for onOne Software, are also easily accessible alongside manual controls to give photographers the option to create professional looking images with one click or fine-tune adjustments to create the specific look they desire.

“We are very excited about Perfect Photo Suite 7,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “It is the result of what our customers have been asking for so they could work more quickly and easily, yet still create high quality images. The addition of Perfect B&W and the improvements to Perfect Effects, Perfect Portrait, Perfect Layers and Perfect Resize now give photographers even more creative options and trusted results.”

Perfect Photo Suite 7 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:

Perfect B&W (New!): Perfect B&W is the completely brand new module that helps photographers develop stunning black and white images quickly and easily. It includes powerful and intuitive tools that add dramatic, elegant, and classic black and white looks to images instantly and offer users complete creative control to reproduce time-honored black and white processing techniques.

Perfect Effects 4 (New!): Perfect Effects 4 extends the creative power offered by the popular PhotoTools and provides even more ways to create images with impact. Perfect Effects 4 delivers an extended library of photographic effects, frames and edges, and presets designed by industry experts, via a flexible new browser with keyword search functionality and Favorites selection. New blending modes and paint-in brush effects offer even more creative options for how effects are combined and applied.

Perfect Portrait 2 (New!): Perfect Portrait 2 offers simply power portrait retouching, now improved with more accurate automated feature detection and enhancement tools to smooth skin, remove blemishes, brighten eyes and teeth, and correct skin color. Faster processing speeds also allow photographers to retouch images more quickly for simply stunning portraits.

Perfect Layers 3 (New!): Perfect Layers 3 gives photographers the ability to combine images and extend their image editing options in a layered file workflow without Photoshop. Create and edit multi-layered files with Perfect Layers directly from Lightroom, Aperture or as a standalone application. Included are new blending modes, textures, borders, PNG file support, and the powerful new edge-detecting Perfect Brush.

Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro (New!): Perfect Resize is the industry standard for image enlargement. It is renowned across the photographic and printing industries for its ability to increase image size well over 1000% without the loss of sharpness or detail that is normally expected. Now, proven Genuine Fractals technology has been applied to new algorithms that optimize the clarity and detail of different image types, including mobile snapshots.

Perfect Mask 5.2 (Improved!): Create high quality masks quickly and easily with automated functionality and powerful tools that make selecting subjects and isolating backgrounds for removal extraordinarily accurate. Redesigned user interface allows you to focus on your image editing while keeping your most used tools readily accessible.

FocalPoint 2: FocalPoint 2 allows photographers to put the focus where they want after the shot. It’s the best way to add the most realistic depth of field and selective focus control to any image after it is photographed. Choose from a selection of lens presets to produce specific bokeh or adjust the amount and kind of blur you want.

To learn more about what’s new in Perfect Photo Suite 7, daily videos offering sneak peeks of the new software are being posted prior to its ship date. The videos may be viewed on the onOne Software Coffee Talk series at

Availability and Pricing
The new Perfect Photo Suite 7 will ship in late October 2012. Pre-orders are available immediately and will include a complimentary Perfect Photo Suite 7 Creative Companion DVD with purchase through September 20, 2012. The Creative Companion DVD includes training and inspirational videos, Photoshop templates from Graphic Authority and unique presets for the suite (£90.00 value - $140.00). Owners of Perfect Photo Suite 6, Perfect Photo Suite 5, and Plug-In Suite 5 or earlier can upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 7 for £99.00 ($149.95). Perfect Photo Suite 7 is available to new users for £189.00 ($299.95). Pre-orders may be made at For more information on Perfect Photo Suite 7, please visit
For those who have purchased Perfect Photo Suite 6 on or after August 1, 2012, onOne Software will issue a complimentary upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 7 via download when it is available in late October 2012.

About onOne Software
onOne Software®, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use standalone applications and plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom®, Apple® Aperture®, and iPhone® and iPad® applications. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit or call +44 (0) 1604 881735.

Press Contact: Doug Campbell –

Online Press Center:
onOne Software Blog:

©2012 onOne Software, Inc. All rights reserved. onOne Software, the onOne Software logo and Focused on Photography are registered trademarks in the United States, and are the property of onOne Software. Perfect Photo, Perfect B&W, Perfect Portrait, Perfect Layers, Perfect Effects, Perfect Mask, Perfect Resize, FocalPoint and Genuine Fractals are trademarks of onOne Software. Adobe, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. Apple and Aperture are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Mark Williamson's 'Tatton365' Exhibition - 6 to 28 October

Mark Williamson LBIPP will be holding an exhibition of his photography at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire from 6-28 October 2012.

Copyright: Mark Williamson LBIPP (Tatton365 Project)

The exhibition 'Tatton365' documents life on the National Trust estate of Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire. Having been given 24 hour access to the estate over the period of twelve months, Mark was tasked with documenting life within the estate walls.

A taste of the project can be seen on Mark's website - - and on the following video clip

The work is on show in the mansion at Tatton from 6th - 28th October. Details on opening times are on the Tatton Park website

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Featured Qualifier - Doug Currie FBIPP

Doug Currie FBIPP
Photographic Management

Doug Currie FBIPP (centre) being presented with his Fellowship
by Chris Harper FBIPP (left) and Roy Meiklejon FBIPP (right)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Architecture with Sean Conboy ABIPP - 24 October

Copyright: Sean Conboy ABIPP

Join us on Wednesday 24 October in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for a practical one day Intermediate workshop, designed for photographers who want to take their architectural photography to a higher level.

Workshop Content

- How to work with flash and tungsten lighting to balance interiors
- Light to enhance interior space
- How to use different light shapers
- Colour temperature problems
- How to use camera movement to control perspective and distortion and aid composition

The Day


- Coffee & introductions
- Session 1 (including practical)
- Lunch
- Session 2 (including practical)
- Q&As

The Tutor

Sean Conboy ABIPP is an internationally renowned photographer who combines a keen visual awareness and extensive technical experience to provide unique images for architects, construction companies and others. Please visit Sean's website at


The workshop will include two practical sessions so please bring your photographic equipment with you.

To Book

Please book online at or for more information please contact Pam at

Latest News from Nik Software & Nik Focused

The Online “Vintage” Photo Contest Kicks Off on 4 September

As part of the Nik Focused promotion days, a photo contest will be running from 4 to 24 September 2012 with top prizes to be won.

Hamburg, 3 September 2012 – The Nik Focused vintage-themed online photo contest starts at 7 am on 4 September. Each participant can enter up to five pictures during the competition period from 4 to 24 September 2012. There are 20 top prizes to be won, including the latest generation of Nikon 1 and an Apple iPad.

Participants may only enter digitally via Rankings are based on public voting.

The winners of first, second and third place will be selected from the best ten pictures by a jury of seven, including the six Nik Focused photographers – Robin Preston, Piet van den Eynde, Ole Jørgen Liodden, Brett Florens, Joel Tjintjelaar and Jürgen Held – and a Nik Software GmbH employee. You don’t need go be registered to take part in the public voting, which is open until 30 September 2012.

Photo competition winners will be announced on 8 October 2012.

About Nik Focused

Nik Software will also be focusing on photography during the photokina trade fair from 18 to 23 September. With the online “Nik Focused” event, Nik Software is collaborating with internationally successful photographers to offer daily special activities, information and special offers focusing on selected photography trends.

By registering at participants have the opportunity to take part in exclusive, free, online workshops on topics such as street photography, black-and-white fine art, “dodge & burn” travel, nature, wedding and HDR photography. In addition to daily instant deals with significant discounts of up to 60%, there will also be a photography competition on “Vintage” and daily prize draws with prizes totalling € 7.500.

About Nik Software

Nik Software, Inc. develops award-winning desktop and mobile software solutions and technologies for the professional digital imaging and consumer photography markets. Established in 1995, Nik Software has become the recognized leader in digital photographic products and technologies, including its patented U Point® technology. The company’s products have won over 100 top industry awards for quality and innovation. Its first ever mobile app, Snapseed received iPad App of the Year in the App Store Rewind 2011 and the International TIPA Award 2012 for Best Mobile Photo App. In 2011, the company earned the International TIPA Award for Best Photo Software for its Complete Collection of professional photography products, which includes Color Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, and Dfine. For more information visit

Monday, 10 September 2012

Obituary - Peter Tippleston ABIPP

It is with sadness that we learn that Peter Tippleston, former Associate member of the BIPP, passed away at Northampton General Hospital on the 20 August 2012 aged 78. 

A well respected member of the photographic community in Northampton, Peter was a loyal member of the BIPP for many years and worked in the family photographic business in Northampton all his working life apart from a 3 year break in the army.

Peter leaves his wife Pamela, who he'd been married to for 56 years, two sons David and Stuart, a daughter Susan, and four grandchildren.

Stuart, a Licentiate member of the BIPP, has continued the business which is now in its 81st year.

For more information contact Stuart on 07446 100306 or 

Featured Member - Agnieszka Tarnowska ABIPP

Agnieszka Tarnowska ABIPP
College Route - Fashion

Copyright: Agnieszka Tarnowska ABIPP

Friday, 7 September 2012

Kevin Wilson Hon FBIPP Regional Masterclass

Join us in October for a day with Kevin Wilson Hon FBIPP in Scotland & the Northeast.

Copyright: Kevin Wilson Hon FBIPP

Monday 8 October 2012 - Huntingtower Hotel, Perth, Scotland
Wednesday 31 October 2012 - Banana Studios, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Kevin is widely acclaimed as one of Europe’s leading wedding photographers and his experience and artistic flair has resulted in him being one of the UK’s highest award-winning photographers.

This full day workshop includes an opportunity to see Kevin’s Centenary Project, a Presentation of his Weddings and a demo on working with natural light and the use of reflectors.

Numbers are limited to provide an intensive masterclass environment, so are on a first
come, first served basis.


Members £45 + Vat
Friends £54 + Vat
Non-Members £60 + Vat

On Tuesday 9 October and Thursday 1 November, we will be holding Portfolio Reviews
and Qualification Assessments at the same venues.

To book, or for more info, please contact Rachel at BIPP on, 01296 642020, or book online at