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Fantastic achievement by BPIC Vice-Chairman

BPIC Vice-Chairman Barry Lau ARPS has had not one but TWO of his images selected for the highly prestigious Royal Photographic Society PortfolioTHREE book.   This is a superb achievement - congratulations Barry!

(please click on the images to see them in their full glory) 

PORTFOLIOTHREE is The Royal Photographic Society’s triennial publication showcasing the best of photography and imaging science associated with The Society over the past three years.

You can read more about PortfolioTHREE here.  

13th Sep - Basics & Distinctions

Last night was the first proper session of the this season and we kicked things off with a packed session.

Basics

Karen McCrea gave a great presentation on the basics of photography.  For those that are still struggling with the juggling act you might find this cheatsheet useful, it's a handy resource for your camera bag and was found here.

Distinctions

Donal McCann  FRPS then gave a fascinating talk on distinction panels, specifically RPS and IPF distinctions.  We were treated to a selection of club members who displayed and discussed their distinction panels;

  • L Panels: Helen Weir   LRPS & Melissa Gordon  LIPF
  • A Panel: Brian Bennett  ARPS
Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Next up Jim Moreland   FRPS FBIPP talked about the RPS and Fellowship panels.

Finally Ross McKelvey  ARPS DPAGB BPE2 discussed PAGB and FIAP distinction routes.

Information

Here is a handout detailing RPS assessment dates throughout 2012/2013.  

Housekeeping

The Committee would like to extend its thanks to everyone that helped to setup and clear away the room.  As you can see, with such a large turnout that help is invaluable in ensuring that we kick off and finish in good time.  There'll be plenty to do throughout the year and we'd ask that people pitch in as and when they can.  Thank you.

Solihill 35th Open Exhibition of British Photography

Ross McKelvey DPAGB ARPS has been awarded 4 Medals, a Commended, and a Highly Commended in the Solihull Photographic Society's 35th Open Exhibition.

In the Mono Print Category all 4 entries were accepted, and he was awarded the John Cartlidge Medal for 'The Boxer;' The Mike Edwards Medal for 'Seana;' and Commended for 'Johnny Fee.'

In the Colour Print Category, a Print entitled 'Rough Justice' was Highly Commended.

In the Creative Digital Category, the image 'Out of the Blue' was awarded a Mike Edwards Medal.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

The Boxer

The Boxer

Seana

Seana

Out Of The Blue

Out Of The Blue