Posted on December 30, 2017
Just in from Foto Klub Novi Sad, the first acceptances of new images towards my FIAP / Gold accreditation. The model here is Mason, first in Peaky Blinders mode in Time Gone and then in Penance, a loose interpretation of the Atlas myth.
And this is Devonn in Through a Glass Darkly, part of a modern gangster set.
Finally, the really versatile and professional model, Rachelle Summer, as a Cabaret Dancer.
A handful of my older images also got accepted with a couple of awards, but they don’t count towards Gold, so will now be retired after a year’s hard work on my behalf.
Posted on June 6, 2017
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.
Posted on May 14, 2017
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.
Posted on April 26, 2017
Posted on April 14, 2017
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.
Posted on April 6, 2017
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.
Posted on March 14, 2017
This is Black Swan, one of five acceptances into the Vale of Evesham BPE Exhibition.