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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

Coming Up: 7th Mar - "Passion for Prints" Presentation

Hi All,

Coming up this week is a talk from past member and previous Chairman, Ross McKelvey ARPS DPAGB with a presentation on his "Passion for Prints". Ross will talk about his success, working his way through camera club competitions, his success in achieving accreditation with several photographic bodies as well as being successful in several salons across Europe.

For the benefit of any members who are not familiar with his work, some examples of his work can be found on his website.

I look forward to seeing you all there, it should be a great night.

Thanks,

Barry Lau
Chairman

PAGB PDI Competition Results

In the Open section NIPA came 13th out of 15 federations.  492 images were entered with only 210 being selected to make up an exhibition.  Of the 210 in the exhibition only 5 came from NIPA.  Of those 5, 2 came from BPIC's Ross McKelvey.

The Judge

The Judge

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Lauren

In the Natural History section NIPA came 14th out of 14 federations.  317 images were entered with only 75 being selected to make up an exhibition.  Of the 75 in the exhibition only 1 came from NIPA.  This image came from BPIC's Martin Lamb.

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Puffin Hijack

NIPA may not have performed well, but BPIC were extremely well represented in the NIPA entry.  Well done guys!

Ross Passes The (Great) Barr

We've just heard that Ross McKelvey enjoyed fantastic success at the Great Barr Open Exhibition.  

The Great Barr Open Exhibition is one of the (approx 16) Annual Exhibitions organised by 'British Photographic Exhibitions' or 'BPE' as it is known.  

He placed 1st (PAGB Gold) and 2nd (PAGB Silver) in the mono prints category for the prints The Boxer and Stephen respectively.  He also secured 5 individvual Judges' Awards for other prints.  All in all, quite a haul from a single exhibition.

Ross has only been entering BPE Exhibitions since January and has now achieved the BPE2 Crown Award which requires at least 50 accepted prints in the various BPE Exhibitions.   (BPE5 Crown Award is the highest Crown award and needs 300 acceptances!)

Below is a selection of the winning images, including the 1st and  2nd place mono prints.

The Boxer (1st Place Mono Print)

The Boxer (1st Place Mono Print)

Stephen (2nd Place Mono Print)

Stephen (2nd Place Mono Print)

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Ross Represents!

The 2012 PAGB Annual Exhibition will feature 8 prints submitted from NIPA clubs, this is one of the best ever results for NIPA.  Of the 8 prints selected a phenomenal 3 belong to BPIC's own Ross McKelvey!

Without further ado, I present to you:

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Seana

Seana

Congratulations Ross!

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

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Dermott Sweeney Panel

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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

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Brian Maguire

Brian Maguire

Ross McKelvey

Ross McKelvey

More images from this round can be viewed here.

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

Shadows Interpretation

BPIC won the Top Club Title with a strong performance in the Final 'Shadows' themed Round of the NIPA Inter-club competition. The members put a lot of effort into producing creative pictures with shadows as the main theme - the brief given to members was to produce pictures where a neutral person would say 'that picture is all about shadows' - rather than producing a picture that simply had a shadow in it. The distinction is crucial to success in a themed Round!

The following are some of the images which members produced, some of which were selected as part of the Club entry, and some of which were not selected - but the Club Committee would like to extend its thanks to members for putting so much effort and imagination into the Shadows Competition.

Ross McKelvey

Chairman

Helen Weir

Helen Weir

Terry McCreesh

Terry McCreesh

Gerald Gribbon (Selected)

Gerald Gribbon (Selected)

Tommy Dickson

Tommy Dickson

Ross McKelvey

Ross McKelvey

John Lawell

John Lawell

Paul Jepps

Paul Jepps

Matt Jeanes (Selected)

Matt Jeanes (Selected)

Ross McKelvey (Selected)

Ross McKelvey (Selected)