Domarna i SM i Fotografi 2022 presenteras här

Huvuddomarens uppgift är att vara support för jurypanelen och se till så att de tex. håller tider, följer reglerna och är införstådda med bedömningssystemet. Huvuddomaren gör ingen bildbedömning om han/hon inte behöver hoppa in för att ersätta någon i den ordinarie panelen tex vi risk för jäv. 

 

Digitaldomare bedömer bilderna i den digitala deltävlingen. Olika domare bedömer olika kategorier baserat på varje domares unika kompetens. Den digitala bedömningen görs online med stöd av huvuddomaren.

 

Printdomare bedömer de printade bilderna i printfinalen. Olika domare bedömer olika kategorier baserat på varje domares unika kompetens. Printbedömningen sker live inför publik i samband med SM-eventet och som en sluten slutjurering innan prisutdelningen. 

Hur går urvalsprocessen till vid val av domare och hur agerar domarna under arbetet? Här hittar du information som från huvuddomare Jörgen Brandt!

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HUVUDDOMARE - JØRGEN BRANDT, DANMARK

For me, photography is a way of life, a job and a hobby – and the boundaries are often fluid or non-existent.

The light and form must always be there and must support the image. As a photographer, in my personal images, I work more and more with the abstract, perhaps closer to abstraction, where things become “more” and often “other” than they are.

Been a mentor for photographers from, among others, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia, France, etc.

Has taught and lectured on photography in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Japan, Latvia, France, UK, Sweden and more.

President, Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) 2012-14 
Chairman of the Jury, FEP Photographer of the Year 2011-18 
Chairman of the Jury, World Photographic Cub 2016-18

Co-founder & Governor 2013-17 World Photographic Cup 

Qualification Judge FEP 2008-

Chairman of the Board, Museum of Photographic Art, Odense, Denmark, 2006-13

 

Awards, selection:


Master QEP – Master Qualified European Photographer (http://www.europeanphotographers.eu)

The Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP) Certificate is awarded to photographers who have demonstrated an outstanding command of their craft.
 

supreme qualified master>photo-dk (https://dff-photo.dk/) awarded in recognition of outstanding, creative and technically perfect work within a chosen specialty. The work must be individual and express a particularly personal style, just as the approach to the subject is expected to be characterized by originality.
 

Fellow British Institute of Professional Photography (bipp.com)
Technical ability at the highest level, crafting images to an uncompromised standard. Demonstrating excellent all-round technical ability, preparation and production of flawless mounted prints clearly showing personalised style and creativity.
 

FEP Fine Art Nude Book Prize 2020 for the book 3 x 3 x 3 SENSUALITY, EMOTIONS, TRANSFORMATION
Photographers Jorgen Brandt, Pascal Baetens, Martin Vrabko. This work highlights the creativity of three photographers while remaining true to the collective work of the artists as a group. The layout and printing are excellent and enhance the quality of the nudes.

FEP Merit Award 2018 in recognition of meritorious service rendered in his position as Chairman of the FEP Photographer of the Year Competition 2011-18

Warren Motts International Service Award 2015 (Professional Photographers of America - ppa.com)
Warren Motts International Service Award is presented to individuals who have made major contributions in promoting and developing professional photography on an international level. The award is not necessarily conferred each year, and a maximum of 25 may be given. 

Acted as a judge/chief judge in image competitions in Denmark, Sweden, Europe (FEP), for the EU, Spain, France, Australia, China as well as in a Nordic Competition etc

Proud and happy to now be “Head-Judge” in Sweden for the 8th time - always a pleasure

www.Sensual-art.dk

Domarna kommer att vara olika i den digitala bedömningen respektive i printfinalen - här nedan presenteras domarna i bokstavsordning och i samband med namnpresentationen anges även vilken del av tävlingen domaren kommer att döma, samt vilken/vilka kategorier.

Presentationerna kommer att läggas upp i takt med att domarna blir klara...

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MATS ALFREDSSON, SVERIGE - DIGITALDOMARE

Mats Alfredsson är en av Sveriges ledande streetfotografer och föreläsare inom Street Photography. Han är sedan 17 år tillbaka djupt involverad i streetfotograferandets utveckling både i Sverige och internationellt och har drivit workshops och arrangerat fotoresor till städer som London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Lissabon och Chicago. Mats är en av upphovsmännen till de stora fotopromenaderna i Göteborg med över 200 deltagare, som hade premiär vintern 2013. Han har gjort ett flertal större separat- och samlingsutställningar i såväl Sverige som USA (Chicago Sweden American Museum) och gett ut fotoboken ”Chicago Streetwalk”.

 

Mats Alfredsson är också en av grundarna till Gothenburg Street photo Festival som i år genomförs för andra gången. En festival som lockar både svenska och internationella besökare. Han har ett nära samarbete med Zoom Fotoresor som genomför workshops över hela världen. I samarbete med Abecita Popkonst & Foto driver han och curator för plattformen Room For Street, som löpande bjuder in intressanta streetfotografer att ställa ut. Allt för att inspirera och utveckla genren.

 

Under senare delen av 70-talet och större delen av 80-talet var han verksam som fotograf och journalist inom dags- och veckopress. Han är även utbildad varumärkesstrateg och copywriter med nästan 30 år i kommunikationsbranschen.

 

Se hans portfolio på: www.matsalfredsson.com

Du kan också följa honom på Faceboook: Mats Alfredsson Streetphoto, eller Instagram: Matsstreetphoto.

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ANTONIO BARELLA, ITALIEN  - DIGITALDOMARE

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FERNANDO BLANCO-FARIAS, MEXICO - DIGITALDOMARE

PPA Certified Professional Photographer, 1992

SMFP (México) Maestro Fotógrafo, 1999

SMFP (México) Maestro Fotógrafo Instructor, 2003

PPA Master of Photography, 2000

PPA Craftsman Degree, 2000

APPImagem (Portugal) Mestre Fotógrafo Instrutor 2011

FEPFI (España) Miembro de Honor 2015

COFOMEX (México) Maestro Honorario 2018

 

 

Fernando, passionate about photography since he was a student at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara where he obtained his degree as Mechanical Engineer. After completing his studies he was hired as an executive at the Eastman Kodak film factory in his hometown, Guadalajara.

 

A few years later (1984) he decided to quit his position and follow his passion to devote himself to what until then had been just a hobby, becoming a successful commercial/advertising photographer, until he retired from the business and closed his studio (2016), without ever losing his passion for the art.

 

Being a self-taught photographer and knowing of the enormous need for education, he has been for many years a photography mentor, especially in the area of ​​photographic composition and lighting, giving seminars throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the United States, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Spain, and Portugal.

 

He has been an instructor for judges in Mexico, Spain and Portugal, a photography judge in Mexico, the United States and Portugal, the Mexican judge for the World Photographic Cup (2017), and has assisted Canada (2019) and Brazil (2020)  to choose the images for their WPC team.

 

 

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ERICH CAPARAS, USA - DIGITALDOMARE

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ROBERT COPPA, AUSTRALIEN - DIGITALDOMARE

Robert is a multi award-winning Portrait, Fashion and Commercial international photographer currently residing in Canberra. In addition to his primary genres, Robert also photographs Fine Art, Bridal, Advertising and Fitness as well as having extensive experience in motion picture & television unit production stills.

Robert is outgoing, punctual, professional and he approaches each opportunity with enthusiasm and passion. Robert works well as part of a larger team but also excels in personal one-to-one service. Robert's primary objective is not just producing great images, he also prides himself on developing enduring professional relationships. 
 

Quotation - Lighting is paramount in photography. Our job is to control it and shape it to create engaging and expressive images.

 

Please see below for social media links and website

 

Many thanks

 

ROBERT COPPA  M.NZIPP(Dist.), APP M.Photog.

Australian Elinchrom LTD Ambassador

2022 Bronze Medalist World Photographic Cup, Team Australia - Portrait

2019 ACT Portrait Photographer of the Year

2017, 2018 ACT Portrait Photographer of the Year - Finalist

2016 Australian Fashion Photographer of the Year - Finalist

www.robertcoppa.com
+61 400 531000

www.facebook.com/robert.coppa

www.instagram.com/robertxc

www.instagram.com/robert.coppa

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ÅSA DELEAU WIKLUND, SVERIGE - DIGITALDOMARE

Åsa Deleau Wiklund har genom åren samlat på sig många priser inom fotografi sedan hon började tävla 2007 och har genomgått domarutbildningen 2 gånger. 42 år och stolt mor till nu 10 år gamla tvillingkillar, gift sen massa år och familjen har en även väldokumenterad katt.

 

Hon började fotografera när hon var 12 år, mestadels klädde hon ut vänner och lät dem vara modeller, hon sminkade dem som bla zombies, zebra, egyptiska princessor, clowner. 2002-2004 gick hon på Kulturamas yrkesfotolinje och startade samtidigt firman och tog jobb vid sidan om fotoskolan, en hel del företagsporträtt, bröllop och skolfoto blev det. 2005 öppnade hon sin första egna studio på Östermalm, flyttade 2007 till större lokal vid Odenplan och i juni 2019 till ännu större studio i Fredhäll med underbar takhöjd på nästan 6m.

 

Efter ca 500 bröllop de första 12 åren fotograferar hon nu främst barn och familj i studio, både stilrent och klassiskt men även med inspiration från film, teater, klassisk konst och tidig fotografi. Hennes atelje svämmar över av fina dräkter, bakgrunder och rekvisita som används flitigt. Hon har många återkommande kunder och älskar att få följa familjerna och se dem växa genom åren. Älskar att leka med studioljus!

Nya studion öppnar även upp för kurser och workshops framöver!

 

Åsa tror på att ständigt utvecklas, gå kurser, inspireras av alla sorters konst och skapa bilder där känslor och utryck får lysa igenom. Det ska vara kul att stå framför kameran!

 

”Photography is memory rended visible”

 

Silver i porträtt 2007

2:a plats årets porträttfotograf 2008

3:e plats årets porträttfotograf 2009

2:a plats SM 2015

Finalist Hasselblad Masters 2016 

Svensk Mästare i SM 2016 

Distinction award I FEP 2017 

QEP i porträtt 2017 

Gesäll och Mästarbrev 2018

Samt 50-talet diplom i SM, portrait masters, Colour awards och Black Spider awards 2007-2021

 

fotograf@ozdeleau.com

http://www.ozdeleau.com

Instagram @ozdeleau

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fotografozdeleau/

Foto: Martina Wärenfeldt 2021

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KATRIN EISMANN, USA - DIGITALDOMARE

Katrin Eismann is the Adobe Lightroom Product Manager for Ideas & Inspiration. Katrin is co-author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Photoshop Masking & Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography – all of which have been translated into numerous languages for worldwide distribution.

 

In 2005, she was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, and in 2016 was named a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Her images have been featured in numerous books, magazines, and group and solo exhibitions. Katrin has presented on or taught digital imaging on six continents. She is the founder and former Chair of the MPS Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts from January 2007 to July 2019.

 

Currently, she is committed to innovating worldwide photographic education in her position at Adobe. Adobe is a major company that develops products that provide everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital content and experiences.

 

https://www.instagram.com/katrin_eismann/
https://www.katrin-eismann.com/ 

https://lightroom.adobe.com/academy

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VERONICA ESQUEDA, MEXICO - DIGITALDOMARE

Veronica Esqueda has been a photographer for 13 years, originally from Mexico City.

 

She has imparted workshops and has been a speaker since 2013 nationally and internationally.

 

International Judge from 2015 to date, collaborating with companies, photographic associations, embassies and international festivals and contests from different countries.

In 2017 she was the judge who represented Mexico in the World Photographic Cup in Australia.

 

Professional photographer with Phase One and Capture One certification in 2018, and specialist in areas such as digital flow and raw development, food photography & food styling, infrared landscape & alternative portrait photography, and architecture and interiors photography among others.

 

Twice selected with award-winning photographs to be part of the portfolio that represented Mexico in the last "Photography World Cup" in Japan 2017 and Italy 2020.

 

She is currently an ambassador of Capture One in México, and an ambassador of the photography company called TecnoPlanet. She is a collaborator of the international brand of photographic filters Kase and a Representative in Mexico City of FFIEL (International Photography Festival in León).

 

Considered a pioneer woman in Mexico working with infrared digital photography and infrared portrait in a studio and dedicated to infrared photography education and training for photographers.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veritoesqueda/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veronica.esqueda.98

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LUCILLE FEREMANS, BELGIEN - DIGITALDOMARE

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP
Specialties: Design Portrait, Fine Art, Nude, Fashion

Lucille lives and works in Flanders, Belgium. She has practiced general photography since a very young age. After a career of five decades, she has garnered many awards and important achievements.

 

Today, Feremans has emerged as one of the elite fine-art photographers in Europe. Now best known for her arresting, brilliantly colored fine art photographs, she seems to reinvestigate the heart and soul of life, as well as the basic materials of photography. 

 

She, more than anyone else, is able to define her conceptual images.

Her gentle but determined approach to visual arts makes Lucille stand out from the crowd of ordinary photographers. 

Her images reflect autobiographical, figural, psychodramas and involve public narratives. We see a sensitive approach to portraits of the human nude in powerful colors and in intense, chiaroscuro, following the best Flemish pictorial tradition.

Final prints are produced as conventional C-Prints, Baryte Silver Prints, Polaroid transfers & liftings and digitally enhanced photographs.

Lucille Feremans adds her own, personal approach to image making; her creative moment coincides with the intuitive, impulsive urge of the artist.

Her photo book WATCH ME was published in 2014.

 

www.feremansgallery.be

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TIINA HARING, FINLAND - PRINTDOMARE

Tiina Haring opened her first studio in 2005. Back then she concentrated mainly on portrait photography, but in 2010 her focus began shifting to more commercial work. She feels that in her heart she is still more a “people photographer” and considers it very important to connect the people she photographs on a personal level. In 2017 she opened a new company, Rouva Musta (Mrs Black), which focuses mainly on building brands and visual concepts for other companies by for example offering them customized image banks. Tiina’s professional goal is to work with projects which not only satisfy her professional ambitions, but also let her develop as a person and as a professional. In addition to working as a photographer, Tiina Haring is also an educator and is the course leader for the specialist qualification in vocational photography courses. She has received several awards and achieved the highest professional qualifications both in Europe and in her native Finland. She is also comfortable on the other side of the table, being a judge in photographic competitions and qualification applications and has a lot of experience on this also on an international level. Tiina is passionate about helping other photographers to find their full potential and professional pride. Tiina Haring is the President of the Finnish Professional Photographer since 2017, a board member the Federation of European Professional Photographers since 2016 and part of the World Photographic Cup governing committee since autumn of 2020.

Professional degrees:

Qualification in Photography 2003
Further Qualification in Photography 2005
Specialist Qualification in Photography 2009

Professional qualifications:

QEP 2007
SAVM 2008
MQEP 2016

 

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My links: https://rouvamusta.fi

instagram: @rouvamusta_official

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KENNET HAVGAARD, DANMARK - DIGITALDOMARE

Mit website er www.havgaard.com

Jeg har netop udgivet en ny portrætbog “Fjæs”, den kan købes her www.ihavebeenframed.dk 

 

IG @kennetislandi

FB https://www.facebook.com/havgaard.fotografi/ 

 

Så udgiver jeg et gratis fotomagazin der hedder LUX, det finder I her http://bit.ly/LuxMagazine 

 

 

Fotograf
Kennet Islandi Havgaard
Fælledvej 16D, 2
2200 København N
+4540533940

kennet@havgaard.com
www.havgaard.com
www.moving-stills.dk

www.ihavebeenframed.dk

facebook.com/havgaard.fotografi

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ERIK JOHANSSON, SVERIGE - DIGITALDOMARE

Erik Johansson (born 1985) is a photographer and visual artist from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic. His work can be described as surreal worlds created by combining photographs. Erik mainly works on personal projects and doing exhibitions around the world. In contrast to traditional photography he doesn't capture moments, he captures ideas with the help of his camera and imagination. The goal is to capture a story in a single frame and to make it look as realistic as possible even if the scene itself contains impossible elements. In the end it all comes down to problem solving, finding a way to capture the impossible.

 

Erik Johansson Photo

+ 420 606 086 895

hello@erikjohanssonphoto.com

www.erikjohanssonphoto.com

 

web: www.erikjo.com

insta: @erik.joh 

Foto: Julian Erksmeyer

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SCOTT JOHNSON, STORBRITANNIEN - PRINTDOMARE

Scott Johnson FBIPP FSWPP Master of The Societies is an Internationally recognised, award-winning photographer based in Essex, U.K, and has photographed weddings all over the world.  Known for being fun and energetic, Scott also travels the world as a judge, educator and mentor.   He has judged for SWPP, WPPI as well as numerous international competitions including the only British judge for the 2020 and 2021 Photographic World Cup.

 

He holds a two Fellowships with both the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) in Wedding and Documentary Photography.  His documentary Fellowship in 2017 on the Auschwitz camp in Poland taken entirely on film has received plaudits from around the World.

 

In 2018, he was awarded ‘Master Photographer’ with the SWPP.  In 2019, he won the Open & Natural World category in the SWPP 20x16 print competition, as well as finishing runner-up in the Wedding Classical category having won that category in 2016.  He was the only British winner at WPPI in Las Vegas in the 2019 annual awards with first place in the Wedding Contemporary category (Gold distinction) and in 2022, was awarded two Gold and one Gold Distinction awards in the same WPPI Annual competition.  His SWPP awards journey was competed in 2021 when he won Architectural Photographer of the Year.

 

He is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer, global ambassador for Fundy Software, as well at Studio Ninja and now a GraphiStudio Ambassador. 

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JOHAN LINDVALL, SVERIGE  - PRINTDOMARE

Jag heter Johan Lindvall, såg dagens ljus 1967 och har arbetat som yrkesfotograf sedan 1988. Men mitt bildintresse började långt tidigare, jag har alltid tecknat och målat mycket och i kombination med ett tekniskt intresse är fotografi en ypperlig sysselsättning. Jag är delvis uppvuxen på landet och kan skryta med att jag, om det kniper, både kan köra traktor och mjölka kor. När jag inte fotograferar så myser jag gärna med de jag älskar mest och har de tur så plockar jag kanske fram gitarren och spelar en bit. Annars så snörar jag gärna på mig löparskorna eller hoppar upp på mountanbiken och tar en runda i skogen.

 

Mina första åtta år i branschen inleddes med att jag var assistent/fotograf hos fotograf Birgit Jehlbo, en slitsam men lärorik tid. 1996 köpte jag företaget av Birgit och innan dess hann jag med att jobba en säsong som skid- och äventyrsfotograf i S:t Moritz i Schweiz. Mitt mål är att vara kreativ, nyskapande och ständigt hitta nya idéer och vinklar. För att få inspiration och utveckla mitt sätt att arbeta, åker jag ofta iväg på utbildningar och kurser. Jag har haft bilder utställda på bl.a. Moderna muséet i Stockholm, Regionmuséet i Kristianstad, vunnit medaljer och diplom i diverse olika tävlingar bl.a. blivit svensk mästare i fotografi och årets porträttfotograf. Men det absolut viktigaste är att mina kunder gillar det jag gör. 

 

Jag har jobbat professionellt med foto i över 30 år och det är fortfarande lika roligt att gå till jobbet varje morgon. Det är en ära att få träffa så mycket glada och trevliga människor genom mitt yrke. Varje dag bjuder på nya utmaningar, oavsett om det gäller fotografering av ett spralligt barn, sätta ihop ett romantiskt bröllopsalbum eller komponera en avancerad reklambild. Förhoppningsvis syns det i mina bilder att jag tycker det är roligt att jobba som fotograf. Trivs man med sitt yrke så gör man ett bra jobb och jag älskar mitt.

 

 

fotograf@johanlindvall.se

www.johanlindvall.se

www.reklamfotografen.com

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JIM LOWE, STORBRITANNIEN - PRINTDOMARE

Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography

Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society
FEP Qualifications Chairman                                                                           BA in Professional Photographic digital Imaging University of West London, 2007                                                                                                                MA in Education and Creative Academic Practice  Falmouth University, 2011

Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, 2016                                                                                                                            
Specialities: Architecture, Commercial, Landscape

Jim has been a professional photographer for many years. Firstly, working as a photographer for the British Ministry of Defence in London for three years, then six years as a scientific and research photographer in Portsmouth Polytechnic finishing as Head of Department. Then as chief photographer for the Westinghouse engineering company, part of the Hawker Siddeley conglomerate, which involved assignments in Africa and Hong Kong.  He left Westinghouse to start his own commercial/advertising/food photography business in partnership with his wife, Sue and became recognised as a specialist in architectural photography.

He was subsequently commissioned by the Photographers Institute Press, to write and illustrate a book entitled; ‘Architectural photography inside & out’ which sold out worldwide after 3 years. He also supplied photographs for the book, ‘A Prospect of Wiltshire’ by John Chandler. Originally capturing images using a plate camera and transparency film with inhouse processing facilities. The majority of his images are now captured using digital technology. 

Jim is also well known for his large format analogue black and white fine art landscapes for which he uses traditional film, hand printing them to exhibition quality himself. These have been acquired by collectors as far afield as Japan, India, South Africa, Canada, The Republic of Ireland as well as the UK. There have been exhibitions of Jim’s B&W landscapes and architectural photography in Bath, Cornwall, Europe, London, Moscow, Wiltshire, and recently (2019 and 2021) the Lens op/de Mens, international fotofestival in Pelt, Belgium. 

Jim is a Past President of the BIPP and served as a director, for many years, he was also Chairman of their Academy Continuous Professional Development programme and was a long serving member and judge on the BIPP’s qualifications board.

During his time as Chairman of the FEPs qualifications he has been invited to act as Chairman of the Finnish Photographers Competition and judged print competitions in Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

 

He has given seminars on professional photography in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Moscow, The Netherlands, Sweden and UK.

From 2007-2018, as well as continuing with his other activities, Jim, was a senior lecturer at Falmouth University, Cornwall on The Marine and Natural History Photography Course and was made Head of the course in September 2012. During this time, he organised field trips for 30 students each year to Iceland to photograph, amongst other things, whales in the seas off Reykjavik, winter landscapes and climbing glaciers to record and photograph the effects of global warming.

Jim Lowe has been involved with the Federation of European Photographers since its inception and was elected as a Vice-President from 2000 to 2010 and has been judging for the FEP for 20 years and is currently, Chairman of the FEP Qualifications Jury and Chairman of its Young Photographer Award.

Please see my portfolio!

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STEVE SCALONE, AUSTRALIEN - DIGITALDOMARE

Australian based commercial and fine art photographer Steve Scalone perfectly captures scenes that resonate the ‘decisive moment’. The use of delicate tones, refined composition and a precise depth to draw the viewer into his images, provoking curiosity about the scenes and the people in them. 

Steve embarked on a professional career in a series of photographic commercial labs. He witnessed the beginnings of the digital camera revolution and embraced the change.
In the years since, Steve pursued the photographic form in both his artistic and commercial practices. Along the way he's acquired numerous Australian and International awards for photography and book production. 

His talent on the ground for inspiring fellow professional photographers and nurturing his peers through education, as well as his continuing public advocacy for the arts, have led to him being honoured with the title of an ILFORD Master. 

If you have a project or concept you want explored -- be it artistic, commercial or educational -- feel free to get in touch with Steve to discuss whatever you have in mind.

https://www.stevescalone.com/bio

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ALAN SHAPIRO, USA - DIGITALDOMARE

Alan grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways. He had the pleasure of collaborating with many, talented photographers and film directors. He became envious of their art and craft. At first, he saw it as a means of reducing his stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world’s largest Advertising Agency Network, he needed a distraction. A friend gave him a camera. Then he bought another and another. His new hobby and daily “creative exercise regimen” turned into a joy-filled and all-consuming passion. Then, his first photo client called, followed by many more. 

 

His work can be seen throughout the entire hospital set on ABC’s The Good Doctor, in launch campaigns for the Apple iPhone and Nikon as well as for Cadillac, OnStar, Lockheed Martin, Die Zeit, Scholastic and numerous others. His work fills entire walls in Bose stores and Ritz Carlton Hotels worldwide and hangs in numerous private and corporate art collections. His macro, food and still life work can be seen in countless editorial publications and products from housewares to clothing to puzzles.

 

As much as Alan loves creating images, he genuinely loves to teach; sharing his workflow from capture through post-processing and printing. He is a super high-energy instructor with a knack for getting people out of their comfort zone as well as helping them discover and capture beautifully simple things in beautifully unexpected ways.

 

Instagram: @alanshapiro515

Facebook: @alanwshapiro

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MIRIAM SKEIDE, NORGE - PRINTDOMARE

Miriam runs a small studio in Averøy/ Kristiansund at the north-west coast of Norway , Mitt lille studio AS since 2012. Her speciality is newborns, but she does all kinds of portraits, through all ages, both private and business.

 

In 2016 she won Landskonkurransen in Norway and the title Norwegian Photographer of the Year in the annual national competition for professional photographers held by Norges Fotografforbund, NFF (The Norwegian photography association)
In 2018 and 2019 she won the title local Photographer of the Year in the annual local competitions for professional photographers, held by the local groups of Norges Fotografforbund. (Møre og Romsdal Fotograflaug) and in 2017 she place 2nd.

In 2019 she earned the title Qualified European Photographer of the Federation of European Photographer. (QEP)

In 2021 she placed an overall 44th in the annual WPE Awards
She has also won several single awards in WPPI, EPOTY (European Photographer of the Year), One Eyeland, Portrait Masters, RISE Awards, among others.

 

Miriam has done two judging courses, one in Oslo by the NFF, the Norwegian photography association and one in Prague by FEP, Federation of European Photographers. 

Former judging experience:

2017 Digital jury, Annual National Competition (Landskonkurransen), Norway

2017 Print jury, Annual National Competition (SM i Fotografi), Sweden

2019 Digital jury, Local professional competition, Norway

2020 Digital jury, Local professional competition, Norway

2020 Print jury, Annual National Competition (SM i Fotografi), Sweden

2021 Digital jury, Annual National Competition (Landskonkurransen), Norway

2020 Digital jury, Local professional competition, Norway

2022 Digital jury, European Photographer Of The Year (EPOTY), Federation of European Photographers

 

www.mittlillestudio.no

Instagram: @mittlillestudio

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ELIN STAHRE, SVERIGE - PRINTDOMARE

Elin Stahre har arbetat heltid som fotograf sedan 2015 och är baserad i Jönköping sen 2 år tillbaka. Hennes huvudsakliga inriktning är porträtt av gravida, nyfödda och bebisar upp till 1 år i studio, även om det blir en hel del bröllop och företagsporträtt också.  Utöver fotograferandet har hon ett stort intresse för utbildning och anordnar flera olika workshops för fotografer årligen.

Under SM 2021 blev hon vinnare av Årets bild samt tog hem två guld och två silver. Året innan blev det ett guld i gravidkategorin, 2019 ett silver i baby och 2018 silver i bröllopskategorin. Två gånger har Elin representerad det svenska landslaget under World Photograpic Cup och blev som bäst 7a under 2022. Hon har även placerat sig i flera internationella tävlingar senaste året och innehar mästarbrev från Sveriges hantverksråd.  

 

Hemsida - www.elinstahre.se

Instagram - www.instagram.com/elinstahre 

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CAROLINE TAHNGE, BELGIEN - DIGITALDOMARE

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Portrait, Reportage, Illustrative & Fine Art

Caroline Tanghe is best known for her studio portraits, which express serenity and simplicity.


For Caroline, photography is more than a reflection of reality. It is the emotion that gives her images an extra dimension. Feelings that cannot be described with words she manages to express in her photographs.

Caroline obtained the QEP label in June 2015 with the series “Clin d’oeil” a series of portraits made in India. She has been part of the jury for the QEP qualifications several times.


Her images have been on display at various exhibitions both at home and abroad.

As president of beroepsfotografen.be (the national association of professional photographers), Caroline is committed to the interests of all professional photographers.

www.fotoateljeecaroline.be

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MARTIN VRABKO, SLOVAKIEN - PRINTDOMARE

WARREN MOTTS INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AWARD in 2015 - 
Warren Motts International Service Award is presented to individuals who have made major contributions in promoting and developing professional photography on an international level. The award is not necessarily conferred each year, and a maximum of 25 may be given. Award is presented by PPA – Professional Photographers of America.

Leadership Award 2011 (Internacional Photography council)
As a first european photographer awarded the prestigious “The Leadership Award” in the field of portrait photography, by The International Photography Council which operates under UN auspices, in 2010.

Master QEP 2010 (Federation of European Photographers)
The Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP) Certificate is reserved for the best QEP holders. Until 2014 only 51 Top European Photographers have received a Master degree for their supreme quality.

President of Association of Professional Photographers of Slovakia. 2009 – 2015

 

  • Cofounder and chairman of the jury of World Photographic Cup 2013 – 2016

  • Chairman of the jury of FEP’s European Fine Art Photograph of the Year Award in 2011.

  • Regular member of jury of QEP and Master QEP FEP qualification. 2009 – 2015

  • Lectures and exhibits his work internationally at photographic forums and congresses such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Bulgaria and Russia. 

  • Runs a studio in commercial and portrait photography in Slovakia.

http://www.martinvrabko.com

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TIANNA J WILLIAMS, STORBRITANNIEN - DIGITALDOMARE

Based in the luxurious Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, Tianna J-Williams Photography grew from a small passion of capturing her daughter's early days and relief working on a busy maternity unit to a full blown professional career in a short space of time. 

 

Midwife-turned-photographer Tianna has quickly developed her style which embraces culture, bold and beautiful colours whilst simultaneously empowering women during such monumental times in their lives.

 

In the last few years, Tianna has become a Nikon Z Creator, a member of their influencer community using a selection of the latest Nikon equipment to create with. 

Alongside that, she has featured in a number of magazines including the cover of and double page spread in Amateur Photographer Magazine, an online article with F Stoppers and a selection with N-Photo Magazine, which included an Apprentice Day Article and a huge 8 page spread. Her work has reached the finals of The Societies Convention 2022 Maternity Category and has amassed a number of awards both nationally and internationally as well as The Societies Monthly Image Competition. She enjoys networking and travelled to South Africa for a Creatives' Retreat, returning feeling inspired and positive about creativity. Most recently, Tianna was named first and second place in the APNPI Image Spring contest for the maternity category. 
 

https://tiannajwilliamsphotography.co.uk

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