John Lawell AIPF

We are delighted to be able to congratulate John Lawell on recently achieving his AIPF.

Successful AIPF panel

AIPF panels require a statement of intent from the photographer, here is John's;

Flowers fascinate me. The infinite variety of colour gives each one its own personality as it were.  I have used natural light and a very shallow depth of field to bring out the individuality of each flower.  Focussing on the centre of the flower, I feel drawn into its individuality.  Then the explosion of colours in the flowers  bring me out again from that the core to the surrounding environment. It is this drawing in and sending out again which creates a sense of  movement in the flowers. I often see my granddaughter studying such flowers and she seems similarly absorbed in them when she goes into the garden, only before coming out of that daydream to start picking the petals!

John receiving his accreditation

Congratulations John Lawell AIPF!

Success at Athlone

Fantastic results from Martin Courtney AIPF, Melissa Gordon LIPF, Jaime Valente LIPF and Dermott Sweeney LIPF, registered under Imagemakers who were successful on Saturday 19th May 2012 at Athlone. Commiserations to David Donnelly, Ryan Wilson and David Reid at their attempt of the LIPF and also to Ross McKelvey who bravely attempted the FIPF.

Well done to everyone for their hard work and efforts. Images of the panels are due to appear over the next few days.

Jaime Valente Panel


Dermott Sweeney Panel


Ciaran Whyte FIPF & Lorraine Gilligan FIPF - Print Presentation at BPIC 10th May 2012

BPIC is proud to announce that on Thursday 10th May, Ireland's newest FIPF recipient, Lorraine Gilligan FIPF and her husband Ciaran Whyte FIPF EFIAP will attend BPIC and display a selection of their Prints. Both are members of Celbridge Camera Club, Dublin, which came 3rd in the FIAP Clubs World Cup last Year.

Lorraine gained her FIPF in November 2011 with a stunning panel of 20 Prints, which will be on display at the Club, and hopefully we will hear about the inspiration, the workflow and the effort required to produce such a quality Fellowship panel.

Ciaran gained the LIPF, AIPF and FIPF in consecutive Seasons. His work displays the beauty of the female form, and his Panel for the FIPF consisted of 20 art nude prints. Since gaining the FIPF, Ciaran has not rested on his laurels, but has strived for International Success in FIAP Photographic Salons all over the World. The number of medals, ribbons, and best author awards he has received in such Salons over a relatively short period of time, is testament to his standing as one of Ireland's top photographers.

BPIC is delighted to welcome both of the Fellows to its Club on Thursday 10th May 2012. Visitors welcome from other Clubs. Admission is Free.

In the meantime, here is a selection of work from both Lorraine Gilligan FIPF and Ciaran Whyte FIPF: