On the Road to Silver

Well, it’s been quite a good couple of weeks for me. I finally achieved my BPE5* and was notified that I had been successful in achieving my EFIAP/bronze. (explanations of acronyms here). So, I’m off on my journey towards EFIAP/silver, and these are the first acceptances along the way. They went to the UPSA Exhibition in California as Monochrome prints and all four were accepted. Only three count towards the silver, as Crowning Glory is an older picture, but I’m up and running (well, crawling really). I have yet to make up my mind whether to pursue any further accreditation with the BPE.

From top left, clockwise: Behind the Mask (which won a Ribbon), Stoned, The Neck Corset, Crowning Glory.Behind the Mask

 

None Shall Pass

I’m presently getting a bank of new pictures ready for when I can begin competing for my EFIAP Silver level. None Shall Pass has been created from a studio shot of a brilliant young model, Emily, and a background from Southwell Workhouse. It was a productive day in the studio and there are, hopefully, a few more images in the pipeline.None Shall Pass

Rushden BPE Salon

Five pictures accepted into the Rushden Salon – clockwise from top left – Split Personality (Highly Commended), The Sorceress, Into the Light, Black Tailed Godwits and Behind the Mask.

Ellie Mae

Today, I’m practising split-toning. This one is done in Lightroom, with quite a light touch (a new discipline for me!). It hasn’t had any sharpening applied, which, I think, keeps it on the ethereal side.
Ellie Mae

End of Year at Beeston Camera Club

Tonight was the final leg of our yearly competition. The Neck Corset scored 20/20 in the monochrome print section and I was placed first overall in the year. Split Personality scored 20/20 in the colour print section and I was placed third overall in the year.  Into the Light scored 20/20 in the digital monochrome section and I was placed first equal overall in the year.
The Neck CorsetSplit PersonalityInto the Light

Black Swan

This is Black Swan, one of five acceptances into the Vale of Evesham BPE Exhibition.Black Swan

Girls in Scarves

the-girl-in-the-red-scarfthe-girl-in-the-blue-scarfthe-girl-in-the-pink-scarfModels (from the top): Hannah, Rachelle, Tanya
Studio: Studio 3 by Severn, Longeaton, UK
Processing: Lightroom, Photoshop, with added textures.

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