Sunday, 3 January 2010

Not a bad year behind me...

Guess its like the proverbial bus, nothing for ages then 2 come along at once....
Not long after gaining my Associateship distinction with the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) in Oct I had one more go at a similar qualification with the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and this time was successful after a rather failed attempt earlier in the year. I was working towards a submission in the spring of 2010 but an opportunity for an early board in Scotland came up so off I went... and so glad I did.
The panel was from a series of fine art environmental figures using both indoor and outdoor settings, some started out as personal commissions for print sale whilst other were model portfolios. There were a few client shoots but these did not make it into the final panel of 20 images.
The subject was again chosen for me and many thanks to those that offered all the right advice, but the best thing for me was that like the RPS distinction this was using a body of work that was starting to get a bit long in the tooth so again the qualification was a fitting way of drawing this to a close, well, not completely as am sure I will do more of the same style, just now for fun or profit.
Thanks again to all the poor models that got wet, frozen (and both), bored, bitten by insects, or just had to put up with me trying to create my art in rather inhospitable conditions, but it was worth every frame ..... well, it was for me :-)

Link to full panel..

Finally a big Ta to Ivory Flame, Miss Luna, Katie L, KatyT, Genna, Hannah and Eenia.
Also to ChrissieRed and Raphaella whose work was short listed but didn't make the panel for reasons nothing to do with their ability.