12/13 Season Review

As the 12/13 season draws to a close it's a great opportunity to thank everyone for making it a great season and to look back over the highlights from the last 12 months.

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

  • Stephen Wilson had an image selected as the runner-up in the BBC Countryfile Photo Competition
  • BPIC hung an exhibition at Belfast City Hospital

September 2012

  • Brian Bennett received an EAPU Panel Award at the East Antrim Open
  • Brian Bennett's mono print "Christine" was selected for inclusion in the NIPA entry in the Celtic Challenge 2012
  • Karen McCrea, Melissa Gordon, Martin Lamb and Brian Bennett each had images selected for the Celtic Challenge
  • Roger Eager's image came second in the Shorts Camera Club - My Titanic Belfast Competition

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

January 2013

  • Vivienne Beck placed first in the PDI section of the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition
  • Club Trip: Donegal
  • Guest Speaker: Roy McKeown FRPS
  • Guest Speaker: Glenn Norwood
  • In the NIPA Novice Competition Gareth O'Cathain placed 1st in the Mono print section with "The Blacksmith", placed 2nd in the Colour print section with "Helen's Wool" and received a Commended for his PDI "Zimbabwe Danger".

    Mel Boyle received a commended for his Mono Print "Indian Labourers".

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

End Of Season Dinner


Last night was the end of season dinner, there was good company, pizza and beer aplenty.  There were even a few prizes given out!

Photographer Of The Year 12/13 - Novice Category Winner

BPIC's Photographer of the Year competition was held over three rounds, 2 PDI and 1 print.

Congratulations go to Roger Eager who is the 12/13 novice category winner and to Gareth O'Cathain who came runner up.

Here are Roger's entries from the three rounds.

Photographer Of The Year - Round 3 Results

Last night saw the 3rd and final round of BPIC's Photographer of the Year 12/13 competition.

The theme for this round was Panoramic Landscapes and was chosen by last year's round 3 winner Roger Eager.

In the novice category 1st place went to Roger Eager;

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And 1st place in the overall category was awarded to Stephen Wilson;

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Congratulations to Roger and Stephen!

Advanced Category Submissions

Novice Category Submissions

BPIC Photographer of the Year - Round 2

Last night saw the judging for round 2 of BPIC POTY, the theme for this round was "Still Life at Home" as chosen by last year's round 2 winner Donal McCann.

This was a print only round.

The winner of the novice section was Roger Eager.

Roger Eager

And the winner of the advanced section was Dermott Sweeney.

Dermott Sweeney

You can see the novice winners here and the advanced winners here.

BPIC Photographer of the Year - Round 1

Hi All,

First of, well done to everyone who submitted images into the round. As last night demonstrated, the standard was extremely high throughout both categories with a wide range of photographer interpretations displayed.


1st - Vivienne Beck - Seagulls

Vivienne Beck - Seagulls

2nd - Roger Eager - Beacon

Roger Eager - Beacon

3rd - Brian Maguire - Binnian

Brian Maguire - Binnian


1st - Barry Lau - In Time

Barry Lau - In Time

2nd - Dermott Sweeney - The Shower

Dermott Sweeney - The Shower

3rd - Brian Bennett - Seagull

Brian Bennett - Seagull

Once again, well done to everyone who contributed. It's still very much anyones game with two rounds to go!

Please take some time to view the full novice and full advanced submission galleries.

NB - There will be NO official club meet next week due to being Easter. The club will resume 11th April 2013.

Have a Happy Easter.


Barry Lau


Shorts Camera Club - My Titanic East Belfast Competition

BPIC member Roger Eager entered the Shorts Camera Club - My Titanic East Belfast Competition and I'm delighted to announce that his image came second overall in the colour section.

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Roger's print is one of the 20 successful entries that will be displayed in an exhibition over the coming months, details of which, as well as the full selection of 20 images can be found here.

BPIC Photographer of the Year - Round 3

Tonight saw the judging of the 3rd round of the BPIC Photographer of the Year competition.  The subject of this round was Narrative Photography and was a print only round.

There was a fantastic selection of prints submitted making the job of our guest judge Stanley that much harder.

In the Novice category Roger Eager placed first with a maximum 20/20, followed closely by Brian Maguire who scored 19.

In the Advanced category first place was taken by Ross McKelvey with 19/20 and second place want to Karen McCrea with 17.

It was a great show from the club Novice category, with both members scoring higher than their Adcanced counterparts :)

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Roger Eager


Brian Maguire

Brian Maguire

Ross McKelvey

Ross McKelvey

More images from this round can be viewed here.