I am honoured to have gained my AFIAP distinction, which I can now use the letters (AFIAP) after my name. So, now at this moment in time I can use if I wish Baden Bowen CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE3. What does AFIAP mean? Well the letters stand for Artiste de la Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (Artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art) and by meeting certain criteria you can apply for the distinction. AFIAP is the first run of the ladder on the FIAP t
I am honoured to be featured in Amateur Photographer Magazine this week, one of the biggest selling weekly photography publications. It features a 4 page tutorial on how I composited the award winning image 'Low Tide' Hope you enjoy the tutorial! #award #creative #photoshop #amateurphotographermagazine
Back in August I blogged about receiving my application pack to go for my CPAGB merit award. Well I sent off my ten images and they were assessed on December 1st and I am very pleased to say that met the acceptance criteria with flying colours, scoring 240 from a possible 300! So I can now use the award letters after my name... Baden Bowen CPAGB BPE2, pretty cool eh? :) Here is a link to all ten images used with their individual scores... CPAGB Award Panel #pagb #cpagb #award
You may have read my August blog entry regarding my achievement in being awarded BPE1 distinction, well today the postie dropped through my BPE2 :) So now it is Baden Bowen BPE2 and I am half way there to the next level of BPE3 my aim is to achieve this before April 2014, so fingers crossed! The Original blog is at the bottom of this page, if you fancy the read and also you can find out more about the BPE here #bpe #award #exhibitions #creative #portfolio
Finally I received my application pack for my CPAGB award merit. If you are not familiar with these awards the PAGB is an organisation that represents all the photographic societies around the UK and it has a series of Merit awards to recognise achievement by members of photographic societies. The CPAGB is the first merit award and you can only apply after serving with a camera club for at least two years. For the CPAGB your images are judged on a scale of marks from 2 to 5.
First front cover whoop whoop! Really happy to have been approached by Practical Photoshop Magazine to feature on Issue 27 (Summer Issue) front cover. The image they wanted was 'Set Them Free' this was shot earlier this year with the lovely Sophie Charlotte Harrison. I did several different style shots withSophie but always had in mind I might do a series of images with picture frames. I like the idea of a picture within a picture, you can tell more of a story within the one
Well after just four exhibitions on the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) circuit, I have achieved the criteria to apply for BPE1. In laymans terms you get one crown point for every acceptence achieved into an exhibition. To gain BPE1 you must gain 25 points then you can apply, so I did! :) I can now use the distinction letters after my name ( Baden Bowen BPE1), looking forward to working my way up to the next level of BPE2. #bpe #exhibitions #award #portfolio #photo