Stellar Data Recovery announces a new offer

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We are happy to announce that our partner STELLAR Data Recovery just created a special offer for FEP members and friends!
Read below their news:

Stellar wants to say thank you!
Stellar feels honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of such a significant community. We highly value the trust from your side in our work, and therefore Stellar says ‘thank you’. Our company would like to give something back in return in a way that every member of the FEP benefits. Hence, we offer special conditions to all members of the FEP.
With over 20 years of experience in data recovery, technical expertise, team of data recovery engineers and state of the art infrastructure, Stellar has proven capabilities to recover data from all data storage media irrespective of any data loss situations. Stellar has served millions of satisfied clients in Europe, USA and Asia. In Europe Stellar has its presence in Netherland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Luxemburg and Italy.
Your advantages at a glance
 20 % discount on emergency data recovery services
 25 % discount on the diagnosis
 Priority treatment
 Pick-up service free of charge within Europe
 24/7 online access and tracking possibility
 ‘No data – no charge’
Do you have any questions or want to submit a job?
1. Call us or submit your job online
Mrs. Sylvia Haensel, Channel Manager
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +49 (0)30 692 008 302
2. With the exclusive FEP partner code (PZV8X7) you are entitled to the conditions mentioned above and
3. have access to our partner portal and order system ‘ZEN’.
Stellar Datenrettung Deutschland – Unter den Linden 21 – 10117 Berlin


Welcome to the 2015 FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards, a unique competition created just for professional photographers, also known as the FEP Golden Camera Awards. 
NEW!  Easier entry and judging procedures through our brand new competition system on the FEP website. You just nee to register to our website, then log in!
Attention: if you are EP, QEP, or MQEP, you already have a log in. Don't create a new one, otherwise the system won't recognize you as qualified photographer and you cannot get the free entry. If you don't know your password, you can ask it through the website home page, just click on "retrieve my password".
Submissions will remain open up to January, 15th, 2015. The award ceremony, where all the winners will be announced, will be held in Trieste, Italy, at the Trieste Opera Theater, on Sunday, March 1st , 2015, at the FEP International Photo Days.
The FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 have even more potential for the creative Photographers. 
- NEW!  It is possible to enter each and all categories with an unlimited number of images! 
- NEW!   Best scored single images will receive MERIT(70-79/100), DISTINCTION (80-89/100) and EXCELLENCE (90-100/100) award certificates
- NEW!   Photographers’ rank will be calculated summing up their 3 best scored images on each category. 
-  Photographers ranked between the 4th and 10th position on each category will receive a FINALIST certificate.   
- Top 3 photographers in each category will win GOLDEN, SILVER and BRONZE CAMERA trophies. 
- Among all the GOLDEN CAMERA winners the jury will select the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2015 
There are six categories in the competition: 
There are also two special sections: 
- NEW!  INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, open to non  European citizens. The world is a village - and we would like to receive best images from all the world. 
- STUDENTS & YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS, open to the students of recognized schools of photography and to photographers and assistants under 25 year of age. 
There will be 2 juries composed by 5 international photographers. Each jury will judge separate sets of categories, while the entire judging panel will elect the PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER of the YEAR 2015. Jørgen Brandt, MQEP to lead the jury as a non-voting Chairman.
The finalists and the winners will be presented in front of an international audience on March, 1st, 2015 in Trieste, Italy at the FEP International Photo Days. During the ceremony, amongst the Golden Cameras winners, the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2015 will be announced.
Well.. what  are you waiting for?  
Chose your best images and sign up! 
For the complete set of rules and submissions, click here. 

FEP Cover Picture of January 2015

January 2015 - Sylvie Lezier - France
Congratulations to Sylvie Lezier, from France: her picture won the FEP Cover Picture of the Month Contest for the month of January 2015!
We look forward to seeing all the next covers for this year!
Discover the past Covers of the Month and all the wonderful pictures submitted each month, visit our page on facebook!

FEP Facebook Cover Picture of the Year 2014

With more than 1400 likes and more than 200 comments (!!!!!!), this picture, already FEP Cover Picture of December 2014, just won the title of the FEP facebook COVER PICTURE OF THE YEAR 2014!
Congratulations to all the participants of the Cover Picture of the Month contest, and CONGRATULATIONS TO VITO FINOCCHIARO, QEP, Italy, winner of this contest!!!

RULES 2015
- The photographer can enter more than 1 picture by sending it by email, message or post it directly on the FEP page
- There is not a special theme, but the picture must be horizontal 
- The picture can be shared 
- To obtain the title, the picture must have at least 5 likes from 5 different countries
- The picture with more likes will be the FEP Cover Picture of the Month for the FEP page on facebbok and it will be also published on the FEP website
- The photographer can obtain only 1 Cover, so he cannot enter the contest again if he already obtained the title in the current year
- It's up to FEP to accept or not the picture in the contest
- Sending the picture to the contest, the photographer accepts that the FEP can use the picture for promoting FEP and FEP activities
The FEP Cover Picture of the Month for January 2015 is open for entries!
Deadline for sending pictures January 2nd, deadline for voting January 6th. 

2014, for FEP an year to remember

World Photographic Cup, inaugural edition, presentation in Phoenix, USA. 
With 16 national teams from Europe out of 22 in total, the brand new WPC, sponsored by FEP and PPA has been proven extremely successful and really interesting for a lot of FEP member associations. USA team won the Cup, but Portugal team got an amazing award with its third place out of the 22 national teams..    
FEP is on Wikipedia! You can find it HERE
The IPC’s Leadership Award 2014 goes to Master QEP Andy Hens
Andy Hens has been awarded with the IPC Leadership Award 2014 on May 15th at the United Nations building in New York. 
Kyoto, Japan, UAPP meeting 
The FEP attended  a general meeting of UAPP (the Federation which gathers several national Asian Professional Photographers Associations) at KYOTO, JAPAN: an occasion to have a presentation about FEP and WPC and a wonderful  opportunity to strengthen mutual  international  relationships. 
QEP-MQEP  Session and Board Meeting in Riga 
We had a very successful 29th QEP session in Riga, Latvia, where we just turned out the number of 500 QEP photographers since the beginning of the system.
''L'Eté des portraits"
FEP patronized and attended the European Festival of Portrait Photography, (6th edition) in Bourbon-Lancy, France. 
PHOTOKINA 2014, Cologne, Germany 
With a splendid professional stand, the FEP could  welcome FEP delegates,  meet colleagues and show some remarkable images made by our Master QEPs. We celebrated the FEP Awards Ceremony. Uli Staiger, Germany, winner of the FEP Illustrative Golden Camera 2014, has been nominated the FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014, while Yuri Afanasiev, Russia won the COMMERCIAL GOLDEN CAMERA,  Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy the LANDSCAPE GOLDEN CAMERA, Mikhail Panin, Russia, the PORTRAIT GOLDEN CAMERA, Isabel Corthier, Belgium the REPORTAGE GOLDEN CAMERA 2014, Juan Carlos Guardia Vazquez, Spain, the WEDDING GOLDEN CAMERA 2014 and Malou Reedorf, Denmark, the STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS GOLDEN CAMERA 2014. ANNA RASMUSSEN, student from Prague, Czech Republic has been presented the winner of the FEP Emerging Talent Award (FETA) 2013.  During Photokina  FEP celebrated its annual General Assembly meeting. A new board of directors was elected for the term of 2 years, and the FEP welcomed the New President Andreas Barylli-Fayer. FEP welcomed also a new member: CYPPA, Cyprus Professional Photographers Association! Delegates also approved FEP is to represent both professional photographers and videographers, and a new set of qualifications for moving images will be launched accordingly.
FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 open again 
After a complete remaking of the online registrations area  and the judging system, FEP welcomes again the European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2015, Among others, it is now possible to enter the competitions with an unlimited number of images! Submissions will remain open up to January, 15th, 2015.  The Awards Ceremony, where all the winners will be announced, will be held in Trieste, Italy, at the Trieste Opera Theater, on Sunday, March 1st , 2015. ENTER THE COMPETITION!
Meetings in Portugal and Spain 
The FEP attended the celebration of the national congress and qualifications in Portugal and in Spain. 
WPC, the second round of submissions closed 
On November 15th the second round of submissions for the WPC closed. With 27 national teams entered from 4 continents, the World Photographic Cup, at its second edition, reached a new record number and 23% increase! Finalist images (top ten in each category) will be announced and shown at Imaging USA in Nashville, USA, on Monday February 2nd, and circulated after then. Medalists will be announced at the end of February. Individual winners will be announced and the World Cup will be presented to the winning team in Montpelier, France, on April 12th. Further info on
QEP-MQEP session, FETA judging, Board meeting and CEO Meeting in Roma, Italy 
FEP celebrated in Rome the 30th session, in 15 year time, and it registered an all times record number of submitted panels (54 QEP and 17 MQEP) and of successful candidates (31 new QEPs and 7 new Masters). 
FETA Judging: As in 2013, the 2014 winner of the FEP Emerging Talent Award comes from Czech Republic: MAREK ŠTIM, student at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Usti, Czech Republic.
As for the CEO meeting, it also saw a record attendance of  CEOs, Secretaries and ”international contacts” from 15 countries.  
FEP reached 5000 followers on Facebook!
Other important issues: 
EP sessions 
The new basic qualification proved to be very successful in 2014, with 6 sessions and 120 qualified photographers 
FEP partners 
We have to thank PHOTO FAYER Studio Labor Verkauf  and STELLAR Data Recovery System which were FEP partners in 2014 for the second year. We also welcomed a new partner which joined the FEP at the end of 2013 , KOYLab, and a new partner who joined us at the end of 2014, ChromaLuxe. With the support of our partners we have a chance to provide FEP members with excellent services, especially conceived for a professional market. 

Calendar of events and dates to remember for 2015
January 15, 2015 
FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year competition closes. 
February 1-3 , 2015  - Nashville,  USA  
FEP/WPC AT IMAGING USA - The event is February 1-3, 2015 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The program will include the reception of the WARREN MOTTS INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AWARD, given to the WPC committee members in recognition of their outstanding service in creating friendship and uniting professional photographers worldwide . The event will also host a world premiere announcement of the WPC 2015 finalist images. 
February 28 – March 2 -  Trieste, Italy
FEP International Photo Days, Presentation of FEP competitions winners and FEP General Assembly 2015
Further information HERE
March 23-25 -  Gmunden, Austria 
Gmundner Fototage 
April 12-14  - Montpellier, France 
Presentation of the winners of the World Photographic Cup 2015 and GNPP Congress 
April 30
Dead line for pre-registrations for the QEP/MQEP summer session 
June 13-15 - UK
31ST QEP session and FEP Board meeting     
October 31   
Dead line for pre-registrations for the QEP/MQEP winter session 
November 21-23 - Spain
32nd QEP session and FEP Board meeting     


ChromaLuxe is a new Partner of FEP

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SCHELLE, BELGIUM | ChromaLuxe EMEA has recently become the newest partner of FEP. ChromaLuxe aims to grow its network in the world of Professional Photography and aspires to become a preferred solution for HD quality prints all over Europe.
ChromaLuxe became a partner of the Belgian Association for Professional Photographers in 2013 and attended many of their events. The Belgian association is a very active and interactive group of professionals who welcomed ChromaLuxe with enthusiasm and expertise. They have given ChromaLuxe a very valuable insight into the photographer’s artistic mind, so ChromaLuxe can even better respond to his needs.
Giuseppe Scozzi, CEO of the Federation of European Photographers: “The FEP is very happy to have ChromaLuxe as a partner company. It is a chance for the single photographer to increase his business and the FEP is the right forum to introduce this product to 50.000 photographers..."
ChromaLuxe is a new technology of transfer printing, and it is a new market for photographers. It is an HD “metal print” in fascinating quality. It opens new opportunities for the photographer to present to his customers “something new”.
By partnering the European Federation, ChromaLuxe intends to act as both a student and a teacher to the European Professional Photographer. On the one hand we are aware that there is a lot to be learned from a network of pan-European photographers and their cultural variances, on the other hand we aim to inspire the professional photographer to choose ChromaLuxe as their preferred print choice for commercial, social and fine art photography.
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About ChromaLuxe HD Prints
ChromaLuxe HD panels are one of the most exciting products to enter the photo market in recent times. They bring a new high quality level to printing on metal plates with a color range and an almost 3 dimensional luminescence that far exceeds UV direct printing and is on the same level as classic photo prints with or without acrylic top plates.
Ideal for top end gallery and exhibition printing, as well as office and home décor. 100% water resistant and with an unbelievably hard coating they are exceptionally durable. Scratch, fire and chemical resistant. Also lightweight for shipping and easy to hang.
About ChromaLuxe
ChromaLuxe is part of the Universal Woods group of companies. ChromaLuxe HD panels are an exciting new print substrate for gallery and exhibition archival prints. Produced using a sublimation print process, they offer exceptional color range combined with exceptional durability.Universal Woods EMEA is situated near the village of Schelle, 5km from the city of Antwerp in Belgium. It was established in 2011 to support sales of ChromaLuxe and sister products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa markets. The parent company is Universal Woods Inc. of Louisville KY in the USA which has been trading since the 1970’s. All manufacturing of ChromaLuxe product is done at the Louisville plant to very strict quality and environmental standards. The company produces the following brands – ChromaLuxe, Unisub (sublimated gift media) and ResinDek (flooring system).
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FEP Cover Picture of December 2014

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Congratulations to Vito Finocchiaro, QEP from Italy.
His picture is the FEP Cover Picture of December 2014 for the FEP official page on facebook.
Find us on facebook and discover all the FEP covers!

Celebrating 15 years of Professional Qualifications

Celebrating 15 years of Professional Qualifications, FEP spent wonderful and intense days in Rome.
Thank you to all the colleagues with whom we shared a very successful initiative, and to Rome and its fantastic scenery which has made it everything so easy in these days!
We will restart the day by day activity on Tuesday, December 9th. 
The FEP secretariat 

FETA Award 2014: Official Results

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The Federation of European Photographers, in collaboration Photographic institutes, Universities and Colleges from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland and United Kingdom, celebrated the second edition of this new photographic award for young photographers.

This year, the winner of the FETA (FEP Emerging Talent Award) 2014 was MAREK ŠTIM, student at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Usti, Czech Republic.

6 further students received by the jury a Merit award for other outstanding submissions (in alphabetical order):

Andreas Brandt, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany,

Andrea Cimino, Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy

Kathrin Heuman, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund,Germany

Federico Scarchilli, Istituto Europeo del Design, Rome, Italy

Glenn Vanderbeke, Syntra West, Brugge, Belgium


Sandra Vijandi, Edinburgh College, United Kingdom

The judging, chaired by Dave Matthews,UK, took place during the FEP QEP/MQEP qualifications session held in Rome, Italy.

The winner of “The FEP Emerging Talent Award” and all those who received awards will be invited to collect their prize at the FEP Awards Ceremony in Trieste, Italy, at the FEP International Photo Days on March, 1st,, 2015.



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