Gordon McGowan FSWPP and Barrie Downie do The Full Monty!

A unique full two day training course covering everything from posing and lighting through to post-production and Business.

April 21st and 22nd 2009 in Chichester, West Sussex limited to not more than 20 delegates working in two smaller groups.
Stunning Goodwood House is the location for photoshoots including wedding, fashion and portraits.

Resounding success of Maltese photography in London

‘A delegation of 7 Maltese photographers headed by the president of the Malta Institute of Professional Photographers (MIPP), Kevin Casha, recently attended the annual Convention of The Societies (formerly SWPP) in London. The group was invited by Phil and Juliet Jones, CEO and Managing Director respectively of The Societies, to conduct master class sessions and 4 of the photographers scooped 6 prestigious awards.

TP Photography is pleased to announce its winners of free wedding photography.

TP Photography is pleased to announce its winners of free wedding photography.

TP Photography offered a lucky couple a chance to have free wedding photography, no catches.  To enter couples just needed to email TP Photography with a reason as to why they deserved to win free wedding photography.

Amongst many entries a local couple stood out as the most deserving couple.

Drum Roll please…..

The winners are:

K-Lee and Daniel from Blandford Forum in Dorset

Congratulations guys and I can’t wait till the big day on the 9th May!

Nature and Wildlife Photographer Christopher Hall of St Marys Isles of Scilly

Christopher Hall  has recently become a member of The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers SINWP A new ‘Society’ to support Landscape, Nature and Wildlife photographers by providing a range of focused benefits.

Find more photographers from on The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers SINWP web site

Christopher can be contacted at: 01720 422 506

Web: www.chrishallproductions.com

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers SINWP is a partner organisation of the SWPP and BPPA

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.

WPPI 2009 Exhibit in Las Vegas

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

The 2009 WPPI (www.wppionline.com) 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 (www.wppionline.com)

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,  www.wppionline.com/

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