EP online session n.24, official results


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We are happy to announce that 9 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!
 
Our congratulations go to:
Michael Kainz, EP, Austria
Luc de Cock, EP, Belgium
Gino Defauw, EP, Belgium
Marleen Verbruggen, EP, Belgium
Tsvetan Tomchev, EP, Bulgaria
Andreas Brandt, EP, Germany
Ernesto Medeiros, EP, Portugal
Martin Pitonak, EP, Slovakia
Lena Lee, EP, Sweden
 
 
 
Apply online now for the EP session #25! Deadline for apply: June, 30, 2018.

World Photographic Cup 2019 in Drammen, Norway

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The city of Drammen, in Norway, will be the place for hosting the WPC FINALS 2019!  The dates for the event is April 8th  and the venue is planned to be at the Drammen Theater. 

Following the decision of the WPC Governing Committee, the news of Norway being the chosen arena for the 2019 WPC finals was received with enthusiasm and joy by local association. A special committee has already started the planning, booking venues and looking for adequate program for the lectures.

Here are some links you might be interested to visit:
“I look forward to meeting and hosting you all in Norway on  April 2019 – said Truls Lotvedt, President of FEP and the Norwegian association  –  celebrating our international friendship and cooperation, together with the hosting of one more exciting WPC finals event. I hope that the international guests also will take the opportunity to extend their stay in our beautiful country for some more days, at least we will spread information to make that a tempting thought “

World Photographic Cup 2018 Results announced. Team USA strikes again!



WPC Winner 2018


The World Photographic Cup 2018 winners announced.

Team USA strikes again! 

 

After winning the cup at home in 2014, and again in France on 2015, the winner of the 2018 World Photographic Cup is... Team USA again!
 
The second place goes to Australia, with Mexico in the third place.
 
Individual gold medals go to Australia, Finland, Malaysia, Singapore and USA.

Individual winners and the Cup winning Team of the 2018 World Photographic Cup (WPC), sponsored by the FEP – Federation of European Professional Photographers, PPA – Professional Photographers of America, the UAPP – United Asian Professional Photography and the AIPP – Australian Institute of Professional Photography, has been  finally announced on May 6th , aside the Head On photo show, in the Chauvel Cinema theatre in Sydney, Australia, in cooperation with the hosting AIPP.

30 national photographic teams (best record ever) entered the fifth edition of this one of a kind Olympics-styled competition, from Europe, Asia, North America and South America and Oceania.
 
The Golden medals in the six categories went to: Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, for the commercial category,  Ben Shirk, USA, for “illustrative”, EngTong Tan, Malaysia (“nature”), Keren Dobia, Australia, for “portrait”, Gail Nogle, USA for the “reportage/photojournalism", and  Raymond Phang -Singapore for “wedding”.  

Also appears in the medals table: silver medal Ben Shirk, USA and bronze medal Andreas Varro, Sweden in the commercial category; silver medal Eduardo Gómez,Mexico and bronze medal Vincent O’Byrne, Ireland for illustration/digital art; silver medal David Eliud Gil Samaniego Maldonado, Mexico and bronze medal Dan McClanahan, USA for “nature”; silver medal Erich Caparas, USA and bronze medal Haseo Hasegawa, Japan in the portrait category; silver medal Christopher Ian,  Australia and bronze medal Paul Wright, Canada for the reportage/photojournalism; and finally silver medal Marceliano Munoz, USA and bronze medal Deric Wan Kin Tong , Malaysia for “wedding”.

While gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to the individual creators in each of the 6 categories, teams were awarded points for top ten finishes. They received 10 points for gold, 9 for silver, 8 bronze and that follows to the tenth top image. Ireland team finished the competition in 10th place, tied with Singapore. They also finished in a two-way tie in 8th place Finland and Japan, with Portugal (defending champion) in 7th and Malaysia in the 6th place.  In an amazing 5th place, Russia. In the 4th place, just close to the podium, Sweden.

The third place trophy, with 2 silver medals plus 3 top-ten finishes, went to Mexico (first time on the podium!)
 
The second place trophy, with 1 gold and 1 silver medal, plus 3 top-ten finishes,  went to the home Team Australia (third time on the podium since 2014). 

And the winner of the 2018 World Photographic Cup, with 6 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)  plus 4 top-ten finishes, was Team USA (already winning in 2014 and 2015). 

“Congratulations to Team USA for winning the WPC for the 3rd time, and to all the winners! An incredibly competition, with a huge variety of winners, from 4 continents,  is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for”, commented Kylie Lyons, representing Australia at the WPC Governing Committee. “It has been amazing to host the ceremony and to see so many photographers and so many beautiful images coming from around the globe!”. 
 
“It has never been a program that involves photography like this”, added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “We really experienced the groundswell of enthusiasm from photographers to create the finest they can in the hope of representing their country!”
 
The WPC CEO also thanked the AIPP for having organized such a beautiful event, and announced that the next WPC finals will be held in Drammen, Norway on April 8th, 2019.
 
He finally thanked the WPC Gold Sponsors ChromaLuxe and KoyLab, two important companies related to the photographic market, for their continuous support to the project and to the professional photographers around the globe.

FEP Cover Picture of May 2018



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FEP Cover Picture of May 2018
Terri Lindholm, QEP, Sweden

 

Congratulations to the Swedish photographer Terri Lindholm, winner of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month contest, for the edition of May 2018.

Look at all submitted images at our official page on facebook and enter next round and/or vote for your favourite picture!

EP online session n.23 official results


EP
We are happy to announce that 12 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP online judging session!
 
Our congratulations go to:
Julia Hiegetsberger, Austria
Richard Buijsman, Belgium
Danny Van Rompaey, Belgium
Natalia Pipkina, Norway
Bjørn Tore Stokke, Norway
Fernando Duarte, Portugal
Nuno Vasconcelos, Portugal
Alexandra Carvalho, Portugal
Dmitry Bocharov, Russia
Aleksey Dovgulya, Russia
Tord Saxin, Sweden
Bente Jönsson, Sweden
 

Apply online now for the EP session #24!
 Deadline April, 30, 2018.



A big thanks to our competition judges!


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The FEP wants to give a warm thanks to the judges of the FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition. Your work is a precious resource for us and an high quality contribution to the world of professional photographers! Hundreds of photos to see, study, judge ... The time you spent there was very a lot, thank you!
 
Thanks to:

Jury 1 (Wedding/Portrait/Illustration)
Nunzia Borrelli, QEP (Italy) 
Tom Doherty, QEP (Ireland) 
Tiina Haring, MQEP (Finland)
Terri Lindholm, QEP (Sweden)
Rui Teixeira, MQEP (Portugal)
                
Jury 2 (Commercial/Fashion/Landscape)
Antonio Barrella, MQEP (Italy)
Pierre Delaunay, MQEP (France)
Martin Krystynek, QEP (Slovakia)
Eva Helene Storm Hanssen (Norway)
 
Jury 3 (Reportage/Sports/Wildlife/Students)
Jeronimo Heitor Coelho, MQEP (Portugal) 
Milos Fic, QEP (Czech Rep)
Mary Guillen, MQEP (Spain) 
Franck Lecrenay, MQEP (France)
Jens Eldøy (Norway)
 
The FEP officially wants to send a warm thanks also to MQEP Jørgen Brandt from Denmark, who chaired this competition with great passion and professionalism from 2011 to 2018.  He has been awarded at the FEP Awards Ceremony with a FEP Merit Award. From the next edition, the new Chairman will be the former board member QEP Johan Brouwers, from Belgium.
 

FEP wants to present its new President Truls Løtvedt

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FEP wants to present its new President Elect, Truls Løtvedt, from Norway, elected at the last FEP General Assembly meeting by the unanimity of the associations presented and represented. He will be in charge as FEP President from 2018 for the term 2018-2020 and he his re-eligible.
 
Truls Jan Løtvedt, born in 1958, lives in Bergen, Norway; he is married to Elin since 1980 and he has 4 grownup sons and 4 grandchildren. 
 
He grew up in a photographer family. His grandfather and grandmother established in 1930 the company “Fotograf Løtvedt”, which he is running today together with his brother. 
Started to work as a photographer and later also as cinematographer 1978, he got his certificate in 1987. Since then the primary tasks have been to run a healthy business, have fun at work, raise a good family together with his wife, and participate in all kinds of activities.
 
Board member of local photographer Guild since 1980, leader (oldermann) of the Guild from 2000-2009, Board member of The Norwegian Association of Professional Photographers (NFF) from 2008-2012, and Chairman of the same association since 2012.
 
After having attended the FEP QEP and MQEP judging session and the Inspiration Camp event organized in Copenhagen in 2013, he saw the possibilities and benefits his organization and its members could have from the activities of FEP, and started immediately to follow and attend the FEP meetings and events. In 2015 he got the title of EV – European Videographer, obtained at the first FEP video qualification judging session.
 
“The FEP as organization, the photographers I have met, and seen the work from, the attending judges and the administrative staff have impressed me. Furthermore, I am very enthusiastic about the potential of the activities within the FEP, which is evolving in a very positive way. This work needs to be continued and must be stimulated. I look forward to contributing to this.”
 
The picture is a self portrait.

Welcome Truls!

FEP General Assembly meeting 2018 report

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Today in Bray, Ireland, the Fep celebrated its anual general meeting hosted by the Irish member association. After thanking the IPPA for the hospitality, the General assembly of member associations welcomed as the new president Truls Løtved, from Norway. The President will serve for the next term of 2 years. 

A new board of directors has been elected, including:
Trusl Løtvedt, Norway, President
Fernando Barrio, Spain
Jean Felix Bernetel, France
Bernd Gassner, Germany
Tiina Haring, Finland
Martin Krystynek, Slovakia
Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
Bent Nygaard-Larsen, Denmark
Edoardo Piccinini, Belgium
Jan Pohribný, Czech Reoublic
Willem van der Vlies, The Netherland
Neil Warner, Ireland
 
They have also been accepted as new full members 3 national associations, Association of Professional Photographers from Bulgaria, League of Professional Photographers from Russia and Studio from Belgium.
 
The former FEP President Andreas Barylli-Fayer and former treasurer Nikki Huts received the prestigious FEP Merit Award for their service rendered to the Federation in the past 20 years. 

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Pictures by Lilia Yotova, Bulgaria and  byJohan Brouwers, QEP, Belgium
 
 


FEP Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen from Finland

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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 is Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, from Finland!

On Sunday March 25, the FEP revealed the results of its annual competition at the Royal Hotel in Bray, Ireland.  The coveted title of FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018 went to a Finnish photographer, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, winner of the Golden Camera in the Commercial  category.

Other Golden Camera winners included: Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, from Austria, in the Fashion category,  Mikaela Holmberg from Finland in Illustration/FineArt/Digital, Peter Svoboda  from Slovakia in Landscape, Laila Villebeck from Sweden in Portrait, Marcos Rodriguez, from Spain, in Reportage, Peter Svoboda again, also in Sport, Fernando Cerrone from Italy in the Wedding category and Ann Coppens, from Belgium, in Wildlife.   

The Golden Camera winner in the Students and Young Photographers category was Dawid Galiński, from Poland.

 At the FEP Awards Ceremony, lead by FEP CEO Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas, FEP also announced the winner of the FETA Award 2018: Lea Jörres , from Germany, student at the Dortmund University.  The winner also received a ChromaLuxe prize!                                     

Then also the following 4 students received a FETA Merit Award:

 - Pertra Basnakova, student at the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Slovakia.

- Marco Cavarischi, student at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Rome, Italy

- Fabian Poprawski, student at the Dortmund University, Germany

- Dawn Richardson, student at the Falmouth University, UK

 During the Ceremony the Chairman of the Photographer of the Year competition Jørgen Brandt  has also been awarded with a FEP Merit Award for his meritorious service rendered to FEP in his position of competition chairman from 2011 to 2018.  Next year, the new competition Chairman will be Johan Brouwers, already Chairman of the EP qualification.

 Then, before to announce the FEP Photographer of the Year 2018, the FEP CEO presented the World Photographic Cup 2018 Nation Awards Winners, with their pictures, helped by with WPC Committee members Jean Felix-Bernetel, from France and Neil Warner, from Ireland.

 Here they are:

Australia, Keren Dobia (portrait)
Austria, Markus Berger (reportage)
Belgium, Ann Coppens (nature)
Brazil, Jackson Carvalho de Albuquerque (commercial)
Canada, Paul Wright (reportage)
China, Xiaojun Fan (wedding)
Colombia, Henry Agudelo Cano (reportage)
Czech Republic, Ladislav Kamarád (nature)
Denmark, Cristina Reuter (reportage)
Finland, Onni Wiljami Kinnunen (commercial)
France, Gaétan Lecire (portrait)
Ireland, Vincent O’Byrne (illustration)
Italy, Massimo Giorgetta (nature)
Japan, Haseo Hasegawa (portrait)
Latvia, Eleonora Grigorjeva (commercial)
Malaysia, EngTong Tan (nature)
Mexico, Eduardo Gómez (illustration)
New Zealand, Loren O’Connor (portrait)
Norway, Stig Håvard Dirdal (commercial)
Pakistan, Gulraiz Ghouri (nature)
Philippines, Bob Lacson (nature)
Portugal, Diamantino Jesus (illustration)
Russia, Igor Sakharov (commercial)
Singapore, Raymond Phang (wedding)
Slovakia, Dušan Holovej (commercial)
Spain, Jesús de Pedro García (nature)
Sweden, Andreas Varro (commercial)
Thailand, Nophadon Achasuntisuk (reportage)
United Kingdom, Gerry Coe (nature)
United States, Gail Nogle (reportage)

 Congratulations to all!

Before the ceremony,  WPC Best of Team winners Gerry Coe, Vincent O’Byrne and Stig Håvard Dirdal made some lectures for free for the attending people. FEP and WPC really would like to thank them!

Then, the ceremony has been broadcast live on FEP and WPC official pages on facebook and has been seen from all over the world!

Discover now all the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 official results. Here are the top ten photographers in each category and their awards got for single images, divided per category:

 OFFICIAL RESULTS

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Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award and FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2018

Jano Štovka, Slovakia, FEP European Commercial Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Roger O'Sullivan, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Michael Liebert, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, Finalist

Reginald Tackoen, Belgium, Finalist

 

FASHION

Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria, FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Bree Corn, Austria, FEP European Fashion Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Cormac Byrne, Ireland, FEP European Fashion Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Merit Award

Sami Reivinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrizia Burra, Finalist, Italy

Pedro Gameiro, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, Finalist

Franz Messenbäck, Austria, Finalist

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist

 

ILLUSTRATION/DIGITAL ART

Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, FEP European Illustration Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Illustration Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Juhamatti Vahdersalo, Finland, FEP European Illustration Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award

Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andy J.J. Hens, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bryn Griffiths, UK, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andreas Varro, Sweden, Finalist, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award / Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards (tie)

 

LANDSCAPE

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jan Šmíd, Czech Republic, FEP European Landscape Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Merit Awards

Vlado Bača, Slovakia, FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Merit Award

Vladimir Alekseev, Russia, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Ladislav Kamarad, Finalist, Czech Republic

Karel Mus, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Andrey Omelyanchuk, Finalist, Russia

Michael Böhmländer, Finalist, Austria

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist / Ondřej Prosický, Czech Republic, Finalist, 1 Merit Award (tie)

 

PORTRAIT

Laila Villebeck, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Jenny Puronne, Sweden, FEP European Portrait Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vicente Esteban, Spain, FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award 2018, 2 Merit Awards

Vesa Tyni, Finland, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Guido Pelgrim, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Bree Corn, Austria, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Antti Karppinen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Emmi Virtanen, Finland, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Evelien Sikkema, the Netherlands, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Katarína Grajcaríková, Slovakia, Finalist

 

REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM

Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Rastislav Marguš, Czech Republic, FEP European Reportage Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Roberto Colacioppo, Italy, FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award,  1 Merit Award

Kurt Vansteelant, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Rui Caria, Portugal, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Flip Franssen, the Netherlands, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Markus van Hauten, Finalist, Germany

 

SPORT

Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, FEP European Sport Golden Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Distinction Awards

Mathias Kniepeiss, Austria, FEP European Sport Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

William Moureaux, France, FEP European Sport Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Markus Schmuck, Germany, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Alois Spandl, Austria, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Oscar Padi, Spain, Finalist

Robert Biesemans, Belgium, Finalist

Gerd Schifferl, Austria, Finalist

 

WEDDING

Fernando Cerrone, Italy, FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Carlos Felipe Ortiz, Spain, FEP European Wedding Silver Camera 2018, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Merit Award

Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, FEP European Wedding Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Iuri Akopov, Georgia, Finalist, 3 Merit Awards

Ricardo Meira, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Andrey Balabasov, Germany, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Silvio Pinto, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Merit Award

Manola van Leeuwe, the Netherlands, Finalist,1 Merit Award

Manuel González, Spain, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Rui DaCruz, Portugal, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

 

WILDLIFE

Ann Coppens, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife Golden Camera 2018, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Distinction Award

Jose Fragozo, Portugal, FEP European Wildlife Silver Camera 2018, 1 Excellence Award, 2 Merit Awards

Tomas Hulik, Slovakia, FEP European Wildlife Bronze Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Liam Kidney, Ireland, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Søren Sviland, Norway, Finalist, 1 Excellence Award

Martin Steenhaut, Belgium, Finalist, 1 Distinction Award

Patrik Bartuska, Czech Republic, Finalist, 2 Merit Awards

Michal Dobes, Czech Republic, Finalist

William Moureaux, France, Finalist

Irakli Shavgulidze, Georgia, Finalist

 

STUDENTS

Dawid Galiński, Poland, FEP European Students Golden Camera 2018, 3 Distinction Awards

Roman Slavik, Czech Republic, FEP European Students Silver Camera 2018, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Merit Award

Jakob Huger, Austria, FEP European Students  Bronze Camera 2018

Christoph Cejka, Austria, Finalist

 

Look at all the awarded images HERE

 Once again, warm congratulations to all winners, we wish to see you again for the next edition of our competitions!


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