Successful participation by Maltese Photographer in China

Well known Maltese photographer Kevin Casha and SWPP member has just recently returned from a very Kevin Casha with Wang Yanjun & Ayman Lotfysuccessful trip to China. He was one of the guest photographers invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture to take part in the 2nd China Jinan Contemporary International Photography Biennial.

The Biennial, lasting over a week, was mainly centred around the vast complex of the Shandong University of Art and Design and attracted no fewer than 20,000 images from nearly 100 different international photography associations and organisations as well as a substantial entry from the Shandong University students themselves.

The event consisted of a print exhibition of over 1800 works selected from the Biennial entries, the attendance of a host of international photographers coming together to lecture and discuss the many aspects of contemporary photography, various symposia and one-man exhibitions by Master Photographers. The Biennial culminated in a grand Award Winning ceremony covered extensively by various teams of international media including China Central Television (CCTV).

The Biennial, one of the biggest events of its kind, featured the participation of some of the top most influential and important photography associations around the globe – such as the Professional Photographer’s of America, the International Federation of Photographic Art, the World Photography Union, the European Federation of Professional Photographers and the Chinese Artistic Photography Society. Top Photographers such as the Italian Riccardo Busi and American Dennis Croft, Wang Rui of China, Argentinean Nicola Berlingueri and Niki Huts of Belgium together with others took part in the various fora together with the participation of Malta’s own Kevin Casha.

Casha’s participation in the Biennial came through the intervention of the Chinese Ministry of Culture in Beijing. The Ministry selected five Master photographers from each of the 5 countries where their Cultural Centres are situated.

Casha also participated in the main photography competition achieving best Classic Picture Award, one of the top honours given at the Biennial, thus demonstrating again the standard that local Maltese photographers enjoy in the international arena.

Asked to comment on his experiences in China, Kevin said that the hospitality shown by the Chinese was second to none and the eagerness to learn by the University students was a joy to watch. He also commented on the high standard of Chinese photographers, especially in the Photojournalistic sphere and believes that this event is definitely bound to become one of the top dates in the international photography calendar.

He continued by saying that this was indeed a great opportunity to view some of the best works of current top photographers as well as to improve links with Photographic Associations from all around the globe.

Kevin ended by thanking, Ms Zhang Rui and Mr Wang Yanjun, from the Chinese Ministry of Culture, as well as Dr Zheng Hao of the Malta Chinese Culture Centre for their help and co-operation in making his participation possible.

Colour Confidence confirms attendance at SWPP Convention

Colour management specialists to showcase key solutions at major photographic trade show

Birmingham, UK, 15th December 2008 – Leading colour management specialist Colour Confidence has confirmed its attendance at the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) Convention 2009 in London next month. As the fastest-growing professional photography association in the world, the SWPP has attracted a host of leading names to the three-day trade show, to be held at the London West Novotel from 16 – 18th January. Colour Confidence will be showcasing a range of best-selling solutions at the event, including the ColorMunki range, the newly launched Colour Confidence GrafiLite Mode and a series of specially compiled Wedding Photography Kits.

“The SWPP Convention is well established as a major event in the professional photographer’s calendar, and we believe it is an excellent opportunity to bring the benefits of colour management to a wide and receptive audience”, comments Geoffrey Clements, Managing Director of Colour Confidence. “We can offer SWPP members both a relevant product range and the benefit of our years of experience in working with professional photographers in a variety of disciplines. Visitors will have a chance to see solutions for all stages of the professional imaging process, specifically aimed at the modern social, portrait or wedding photographer, as part of our ongoing commitment to this key market”.

Solutions on display at the SWPP Convention will include:

ColorMunki Photo – The all-in-one monitor to print match solution that’s taking the photographic market by storm

Colour Confidence GrafiLite Mode – The stylish new addition to the GrafiLite family offers accurate viewing conditions over an A3 area.

Colour Confidence Wedding Photography Kits – A choice of three packages – Bronze, Silver and Gold – for colour control and image enhancement from capture through to print.
About Colour Confidence

Colour Confidence drives the demystification of colour management. Europe’s leading independent specialist, we offer the industry’s largest product range, plus education and consultancy services, to a diverse customer base, from imaging enthusiasts to multinational enterprises and government departments. Buy in-store through the Europe-wide ColorStore network or direct from

Professional Photographer David Gilroy of Navan Ireland

David Gilroy has become a member of the SWPP and BPPA the largest independent organisations for pro photographers.

Their specialist fields of photographic expertise are: Wedding, Portrait, Baptisms, Children and Babies, Commercial and Industrial1, Landscape, Sport, Baptisms, Action, Automotive, Charity Balls and Private parties, Fine art, Freelance photographer, Lifestyle, Pregnancy, Stock and Wedding Traditional

Find more photographers from Ireland on the SWPP & BPPA web site

David can be contacted at: 00353874172136

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WPPI 2009 Exhibit in Las Vegas

WPPI 2009 Launches “World of Photo” With All-new Venues, Educational Forums & Trade Show

The 2009 WPPI ( held in association with RangeFinder & AfterCapture Magazines expands its global platform with an all-new location with over 600,000 sq ft of classroom and exhibition space at the MGM Grand Hotel & Conference Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pre-Show EDU-Convention (February 12-14) starts before the trade show that begins on February 14–18, 2009. For a full schedule of the EDU-Convention and Trade Show Schedules,

Centered around the theme “A World of Photo,” the WPPI International ‘09 program features 350 leading manufacturers and exhibitors as well as photography training at virtually every level of today’s photographic and digital imaging workflow, for aspiring to seasoned pros. Educational programs are taught by the most popular instructors in the industry, exclusively for WPPI.  The exhibit includes Canon, Nikon, Epson, Olympus, Hewlett Packard, FujiFilm, Kodak among others.  Please search the exhibitors .

A Week Of Opportunity To Learn From The Best Photographers –
Attend the expanded EDU-Convention with over 130 classes, workshops and seminars including presentations in Spanish. Classes fill up quickly, register now (

Get More! Attend WPPI in Las Vegas!
General show exhibits, events and workshops are available to WPPI members and non-members alike.

*FULL Registration at $399 gives attendees the choice of more than 70 Platform classes.

More…. Convention Workshops Available for All

“Business Institute” an all-day program focused on the business and marketing of photography for $159 which includes a Friday night reception and class and lunch on Saturday. For more click here;

“All About Schools” is an all-day Saturday seminar for photographers who are interested in learning about underclass and senior photography for $159, which includes a Friday night reception and class, and lunch on Saturday. For more click here;

“WPPI offers innovative ways to expand your business with the skills you need to compete in today’s’ challenging market along with skills to enhance your productivity. With almost 350 tradeshow exhibitors, and over 130 educational classes you can’t afford to miss WPPI ’09,” states Rangefinder Publishing President, Skip Cohen.

For All The WPPI 2009 EDU-Convention And Trade Show Schedules,

Nikon UK

Nikon UK is pleased to announce two new software downloads that are now available via the Nikon web site.
Camera Control Pro, the software that allows photographers to control a camera remotely from a computer using either a wired or a wireless connection, has been updated to version 2.4.0
Capture NX 2.1.1 has been updated to support the D3X and Mac OSX 10.5.5.
Please visit the links below for more details.
Camera control Pro 2.4.0
Capture NX 2.1.1

Professional Photographer Anamarija Kozelj of Majorca Spain

Anamarija Kozelj has become a member of the SWPP and BPPA the largest independent organisations for pro photographers.

Their specialist fields of photographic expertise are: Wedding Photojournalism  Functions, Events Wedding Video Service  Commercial Product Sport      Interiors, Exteriors Retouching

Find more photographers from Spain on the SWPP & BPPA web site

Anamarija can be contacted at: 0034 607 628 50

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Professional Photographer Tracy Cripps of Terenure Ireland

Tracy Cripps has become a member of the SWPP and BPPA the largest independent organisations for pro photographers.

Their specialist fields of photographic expertise are:  Portrait Studio Portraits Children, Babies, Pregnancy Head Shots Commercial Fine Art Sport Fashion, Nudes, Boudoir    Lifestyle School

Find more photographers from Ireland on the SWPP & BPPA web site

Tracy can be contacted at: 00353 872239721


Professional Photographer Genevieve Snowdon of London London

Genevieve Snowdon  has recently become a member of The Society of International Commercial & Industrial Photographers (SICIP)

Find more photographers from England on The Society of International Commercial & Industrial Photographers (SICIP) web site

Genevieve can be contacted at: 07910 657409


The Society of International Commercial & Industrial Photographers (SICIP) is a partner organisation of the SWPP & BPPA