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 November 30, 2017
On 1st November, I finally acquired the last of the accepted pictures I needed to apply for my EFIP/silver. These are the final seven images of 2017. Now the long wait until June 2018 until I can start entering Salons again in a bid for Gold!
From the top left, clockwise: The Cheat Unmasked, Shady Lady, Hidden Charms, Double Trouble, Painted Lady, Rebel Without a Cause and Reed Warbler in the Reeds.
Posted on October 1, 2017
The Cheat and Carmelita – strange bedfellows, but they represent numbers 40 and 41 in my EFIAP/b quest. Unusually for me, The Cheat has not been processed with textures but is a straight shot from a fisheye lens. Carmelita has had a minimal ‘touch-up’ but probably still represents a fairly straight-forward shot.
Posted on September 9, 2017
Still waiting for Adobe to catch up with the software for RAW files, but I couldn’t resist a few test shots in the meantime.
Model: Zita Lukacs
Posted on July 28, 2017
Part of a series I have been working on, using a faux wet-plate processing finish.
Model: Ellie Mae Bates.
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 April 26, 2017