Coming up: composition and travel photography with Mark Allen

Coming up this Thursday night – an evening with Mark Allen. Mark’s photography has been featured in numerous photography magazines and international forums; his wedding work has been featured on the SKY Wedding Channel and his audio visuals (slide shows), have won awards and achieved much acclaim internationally.

Mark is a member of Bangor camera club, is an approved judge with the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA) and has also been the Hon Secretary of NIPA since 2013. Be sure to come along to Mark’s presentation on composition and travel photography on Thursday night at Morton.

Collective Spectacle Curated by Northern Ireland Photographic Association

"This group show of selected works offers a variety of interpretations of visual spectacle by a range of Northern Ireland based photographers."

This exhibition comprises of 33 prints and 8 triptychs.

Of the 33 prints a staggering 11 of them are from BPIC members;

  • Brian Bennett - Flowers
  • Helen Weir - Suncatcher
  • Mark Winning - Chasing Pigeons
  • Mark Winning - The Cranes Belfast
  • Mark Winning - The Peace Camp Downhill
  • Mark Winning - Titanic Quarter Belfast
  • Matthew Jeanes - Rough Skin
  • Matthew Jeanes - The Rise
  • Ryan Wilson - Cotopaxi Dawn
  • Stephen Wilson - A Dark Tree
  • Suzi McBride - Ghost Train

Congratulations everyone!

Please take a minute to stop by The Belfast Waterfront and view this exhibition, it is on display until the 29th June. 

This exhibition is part of the 2013 Belfast Photo Festival

NIPA - 12/13 - Round 5

Last night the judging took place for the final NIPA inter-club round of the 12/13 season, the theme for round 5 was Documentary.

Congratulations to Saravanan Appukuttan who was awarded a NIPA star for his Mono Print "Anti-social".


After all the scores were in, BPIC finished the season in a respectable 4th place, well done to all our members who took part this year.

Other images submitted to round 5 can be viewed here.

Coming Up: 28th Feb - NIPA Round 5 Selection Night

Hi All,

Coming up this week is NIPA Round 5, the last NIPA competition round of the season. The theme is "Documentary", a challenging one at that and by definition it has to be an image that tells a story, much like the narrative round for those who were members last season. There is no reason why you can't enter these into this competition.

The usual format applies, 1 x colour print, 1 x mono print and 1 x pdi (1400px landscape, 1050px portrait and sRGB colour space)

PDI uploads available here.

Lets make a big effort for the last round and as always I look forward to seeing what everyone produces.


Barry Lau

A Successful Night At BPIC

Friday 1st February saw BPIC host Round 3 Triangles of NIPA.  With a tough selection on hand, this did not deter the volume of entries from members of each club.  As you can see a great selection was on view.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to everyone who came along this evening and in my mind made it a very successful one at that and also to those who provided the wide selection of tray bakes and buns.

Everything went according to plan and most of all we worked together as a team. That is what a club should all be about!

Barry Lau



Getting ready