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Photographer of the year announced !


Geoffphoto 9 13.5k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 2:40PM
Interesting !

BIPP announce Photographer of the year


winning pic

I really like some of the portraits and landscapes, any comments anybody ????

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JohnParminter 8 1.3k 14 England
21 Mar 2012 3:12PM
I like the landscapes as well. Glad to see deep dark shadows in a mountain scene for the bronze award.
MikeRC Plus
9 3.5k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 3:56PM

Quote:any comments anybody ????


....shoot...missed it again.
Ade_Osman Plus
12 4.5k 36 England
21 Mar 2012 4:50PM

Quote:any comments anybody ????


Perhaps they should take a look thru EPZ'eds award galleries from time to time, a lot of the shots on here are equal too, if not better than some of the judged finalists of the BIPP IMHO.

Ade
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
21 Mar 2012 4:51PM
Very interesting competition with stunning images, Peter Lik the winner in Landscape IA have seen his work in America. Stunning.
As a photographic judge myself I recently judged the RPS Visual Arts and gave my medal to the 2nd placed Fine Art image here. " Grown Up Girl " I thought was a beautiful combination of suggestive glamour and childhood past. Excellent.
Ron.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
21 Mar 2012 5:02PM
Not in any way detracting from the quality of some of the photographs.....


....but aren't there far too many "Photographer of the Year" awards for the title to be pretty meaningless? It seems that just about every magazine, website, association or society confers the title upon someone.
Ade_Osman Plus
12 4.5k 36 England
21 Mar 2012 5:07PM
Now I agree with you on that, perhaps we could have an EPZ POTW award.....Could be interesting. Seriously though, having come across the BIPP on several occasions before, their POTW does seem to have a lot of kudos among pro togs and rightly so. On the other hand, some might say it's a little elitist, now that should open up a can of worms Wink

Ade
lemmy 7 2.2k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 5:10PM

Quote: a lot of the shots on here are equal too, if not better than some of the judged finalists of the BIPP IMHO


You have to enter don't you? Or do BJP trawl around photo sites looking for pictures?
SlowSong Plus
6 5.0k 29 England
21 Mar 2012 6:10PM
What fantastic photos. My personal fave amongst the lot would be this one. Camille
Ade_Osman Plus
12 4.5k 36 England
21 Mar 2012 6:22PM
I was under the impression the British Institute of Professional Photographers was a closed shop members only thing.....I could be wrong? Not that I have an axe to grind with them, because I don't, all I was merely saying was that whilst the Institute has a lot of kudos (not a bad thing) there are photographers just as good here........You only have to look at the award galleries to see that.

Ade
MrDennis 6 249 Wales
21 Mar 2012 6:30PM
As Ade says..I have also seen far better in ephotozine. JMHO
Nothing wrong with what has been chosen but again, far better on Flickr as well as in here.,
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
21 Mar 2012 6:43PM
heavily processed stuff!
saltireblue Plus
4 4.6k 26 Norway
21 Mar 2012 6:45PM

Quote:Not in any way detracting from the quality of some of the photographs.....


....but aren't there far too many "Photographer of the Year" awards for the title to be pretty meaningless? It seems that just about every magazine, website, association or society confers the title upon someone.


A bit like belts in professional boxing...
guidoa 13 1.4k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 6:48PM
Worth looking at are the Sony Awards, I have only seen the 13 pics in the Guardian and they appear brilliant to me, but none are by UK photographers
lemmy 7 2.2k United Kingdom
21 Mar 2012 6:59PM

Quote:As Ade says..I have also seen far better in ephotozine. JMHO
Nothing wrong with what has been chosen but again, far better on Flickr as well as in here.,



All I meant was that they can only judge from what is entered so what exists elsewhere is a bit beside the point.Unless they do look around for pictures themselves?

'Photographer of the Year' is pompous - BIP's Photographer of the Year would be more apt if they only judge from their members' entries. Trawling for pix would make more interesting competition, though it would take a lot of resources.

Personally, I find it hard to see photography as a competitive thing. But then I never understood music competitions either. As with photography, how do you compare and compete something that is essentially an art work and thus a matter of taste and opinion? I think I am in a minority in this Wink

Marcel Duchamp commented on that with his urinal in an art gallery. It's a urinal. Except that if it is in an art gallery it must be art. Or else it wouldn't be in an art gallery.

In the end, it's just a bit of fun. But having judged a few competitions, I can vouch for the the fact it is often a very serious business for the competitors.

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