Thursday, 28 February 2013

Prof. Margaret Harker-Farrand D.Hon Art HonFBIPP (1920-2013) Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. Margaret Harker-Farrand D.Hon Art HonFBIPP on 16 February 2013 at the age of 93.

Margaret had been a member of the BIPP for 73 years, joining in 1939 and achieving her Associateship in 1941 and Fellowship in 1942 in Architectural Photography.

As one of the few female Presidents of the Institute, Margaret oversaw a number of notable events including the Annual Awards Dinner at the prestigious Park Lane Hotel in London, and hosting the first General Assembly of Europhot.

In her presidential address in 1965 Margaret commented that “one of the main stumbling blocks to full recognition is that photography is not yet a university subject” and by 1967 she had overseen the introduction of a BSc in Photographic Science, and later in 1972 a BA in Photographic Arts, at the Regent Street Polytechnic – now the University of Westminster. Margaret was subsequently awarded one of the first Professorships by the Polytechnic and came to hold the position of Dean.

Margaret was one of the leading photographic educators of our time and will be fondly remembered by the Institute. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

Her funeral will take place at 11am on Monday 11 March at Egdean Church, West Sussex.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Copenhagen: QEP/MQEP Session and FEP Board Meeting, June 15-16

 QEP/MQEP SESSION: ATTENTION! New Address for where to send the panels!           

We inform you that the next QEP and MQEP session will be held in Denmark, on Saturday and Sunday, June, 15th -16th .

This is the address where all the panels of the candidates must be sent:

KTS - Koebenhavn Teknisk Skole

Broenderslev Allé 25

2770 Kastrup - Denmark

Candidates also have to indicate on the cases:

Att. Jens Ingevall



The cases must arrive from June 1st to June 12th

The deadline for pre-registrations is as usual April 30th.

Complete set of rules, entry forms and further details on our website:

FEP BOARD MEETING: it will be held on Sunday, June 16th, afternoon. (On Monday 17th the Danish association will organize a seminar program)

Further information of the full event in Denmark coming soon.

QEP JUDGES: We also remind you, if not done already, to send us the list of your nominated judges for the year 2013.

Each association can nominate 1 up to 3 judges , all QEP or Master QEP, one of them must be qualified in the commercial photography.

Monday, 25 February 2013

FEP International Photo Days - Gmunden, Austria

April 14-15, Gmunden, Austria, FEP Internatonal Photo Days and FEP General Assembly


Dear colleagues, we remind you that the “Gmunden“ event program will include:

The FEP International Photo Days program, which will be held on Sunday April 14th afternoon and Monday April 15th morning. This will include 5 speakers sessions and the FEP Awards ceremony. To attend the program everybody has to register in advance.

The deadline for early-birds registration at 199 Euro all inclusive (5 presentations, 1 night of accommodation, 2 luncheons, 1 typical dinner etc. - ONLY FEP MEMBERS) is expiring in a few days (February 28th) – please don’t stop to promote this opportunity within your members!

Registrations can be made :

- filling the registration form attached and send it to

FEP GA: Monday April, 15th, the FEP will celebrate the annual General Assembly, in the Gmunden Town Hall, from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. After the general assembly, the FEP will organize a dinner with all the delegates, so we kindly ask you to send a confirmation of your attendance.

Attention: Please also consider that in the FEP congress package it’s included only 1 night (Sunday), so if you like to attend the program and the general assembly, you should ask for a second night of accommodation (unless you don’t fly back just after the GA) and the austrian colleagues will be happy to help you!

Friday, 22 February 2013

An Afternoon with Paul Wilkinson FBIPP - 17 April

Copyright: Paul Wilkinson Photography

Paul Wilkinson was awarded his Fellowship of the BIPP in January 2012 and has built a hugely successful business with a unique studio setup in the beautiful Buckinghamshire village of Haddenham.

Join Paul for a talk about his business, how he approached setting up the new studio last year (and lessons learnt!), work flow practices, and how key relationships have played a vital role in the growth of the business.

Best known for his environmental portraits, there will also be a practical outdoor session in the private garden on the studio doorstep. So remember to bring your camera!

As well as being  the partner photographer to Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Paul spent last summer photographing with Cadbury for their Olympics programme and he will happily share some of the stories.

Copyright: Paul Wilkinson Photography

BIPP company partner, GraphiStudio, will also be present and displaying their new range of albums which are being launched at Focus in March.


Paul Wilkinson Photography
6 High Street
HP17 8ER

Please click HERE to book

£30+VAT (members), £36+VAT (friends), £40+VAT (non-members)

Monday, 18 February 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Chief Constable Commendations for Phil Grieveson FBIPP and Peter Boyd ABIPP

Phil Grieveson FBIPP (second from left) and Peter Boyd ABIPP (second from right)
along with colleagues of The College of Policing receiving their Chief Constable Commendations

Copyright: The College of Policing

Phil Grieveson FBIPP and Peter Boyd ABIPP, who work for the Forensic Centre at The College of Policing (formerly the NPIA) in County Durham, have recently received Chief Constable Commendations

'For demonstrating high levels of flexibility, dedication and responsiveness during a period of great pressure. Your professionalism and innovation enabled the NPIA Forensic Centre to meet challenging customer requests whilst still maintaining excellent standards of service'

We would like to congratulate both Phil & Peter on their achievements and in receiving these prestigious honours.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Wednesday 20 February – Presentation by Richard Mayfield FBIPP

Wednesday 20 February – Presentation by Richard Mayfield FBIPP


The Owl
Main Street

Richard will talk us through his background with the main focus in the first section being about his system 'Triple ILS' that he follows to produce a fashion shoot. He will share the step by step process through to the final shots, which will include behind the scenes footage, the editing process and the lighting set up.

This will then lead on to the second session after a short break which will be all about lighting, an areas that Richard is extremely passionate about. He will talk through how he decides on the type of lighting to apply to each shot, based around the different ways to classify light and the choice of modifiers. Examples of different lighting styles will be shared with you, followed by a practical demonstration on three very different lighting set ups, using the same three modifiers.

7pm-8pm - Session 1

Brief history of his background and career
Style - Why are we pushed into having a 'Style'
Presentation of his beauty, portrait and fashion portfolios
Triple ILS - the process he uses to build a shoot

8pm-8.15pm - Break

8.15pm-9.15pm - Session 2

Quality and classifying light
Demonstration of three lighting sets ups using

If you wish to connect with Richard before the presentation, please find him on Twitter: @RPMphotographer

Friday, 1 February 2013

Congratulations to David Stanbury FBIPP

We are very pleased to congratulate David Stanbury FBIPP.

David, from the North West region, was awarded his Fellowship in Wedding Photography at the Lea Marston Hotel in Sutton Coldfield on Tuesday.

Having only recently gained his Associateship, David's work was deemed strong enough to progress to Fellowship.

Congratulations David on a great achievement!

(L-R) Stuart Wood FBIPP, Chris Harper FBIPP, David Stanbury FBIPP, Kevin Pengelly FBIPP

Copyright: BIPP