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!

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.

Architectural Competition Results

This month we held an internal competition just for fun.

Members were able to submit one colour print, one mono print and one PDI under the category of architecture.

All members who attended the judging night were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite as well as give feedback on the submitted images.

Here are the full results along with the top image from each category.

Colour Print

  1. Donal McCann
  2. Stephen Wilson
  3. Saravanan Appukuttan
Donal McCann  FRPS

Donal McCann

Mono Print

  1. Russell Birch
  2. Donal McCann
  3. Gareth O'Cathain
Russell BIrch  CPAGB

Russell Birch


  1. Brian Maguire
  2. Stephen Wilson
  3. Dermott Sweeney
Brian Maguire

Brian Maguire

The full gallery of winning images is here.

Congratulations everyone!

Mentoring Competition Results

22nd November saw the exciting conclusion to our mentoring competition started on the 1st November.

Beginners entering the competition were split into two teams and each team was assigned a mentor. Barry Lau ARPS and Donal McCann FRPS were the mentors for this competition.

During November the entrants worked closely with their mentors who guided them in bringing out the best in their images.

Images were entered into two categories, mono print and PDI's.

The top scoring mono prints was submitted by Mel Boyle, and the top scoring PDI was from Saravanan Appukuttan.

You can see a fuller gallery here.

Mel Boyle

Mel Boyle

Saravanan Appukuttan

Saravanan Appukuttan