Frank Doorhof first judge announced for IWPOY 2015

The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year organisers have great pleasure in announcing the first judge for the 2015 competition is the internationally renown photographer and trainer Frank Doorhof. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome and thank Frank, along with his wife Annewiek, for agreeing to take part in the IWPOY this year and we very much look forward to catching up with them both at the awards presentation evening in January 2016.

Frank DoorhofWe are sure that most of you will already have seen Frank’s work online, at Kelby One training, maybe you met him at the photography show earlier in the year  or his website www.frankdoorhof.com , but for now just sit back and enjoy Frank’s Bio, it certainly makes for some interesting reading.

Frank was born on May 6th 1971 in Amsterdam. His parents and grandparents were very active with photography and film, so Frank was already in contact with photography and film at a very young age. Especially his grandfather had a deep impact on him and inspired him from the start to pick up photography. At a young age the whole family moved to the NoordOostPolder, now part of Flevoland. A wonderful area of the Netherlands with great nature and lots of photo opportunities.

At the start nature and sports were the primary interests and especially animals in motion were a subject that was photographed with passion, this passion for movement became later a prime subject in the model photography. After many years of shooting analogue mainly as a hobby Frank picked up video and completely switched to the video side of imaging. At that moment he had started a computer company together with his wife Annewiek and they were living in Zwolle. Continue reading

IWPOY 2015 It’s all in the frame! launched…

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition. Open to all Isle of Wight resident IWPOY launchphotographers, whether amateur or professional, the registrations are now open.

The Prizes and Judges will be announced as the competition progresses and don’t forget to read the competition Theme “It’s all in the frame!” & rules carefully.

We are very much looking forward to seeing your images this year and we are sure that as with previous years the standard will be very high. Wishing the best of luck to all of you and keep checking back so that we can keep you up-to-date… Good Luck!

IWPOY 2015 Marks Julia Margaret Cameron Bicentenary

2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthIWPOY will soon launch its 2015 Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Competition and in a brand new section for 2015 we will also be looking for the very best female photographer from the Isle of Wight.

Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning image? IWPOY are looking for inspiring photographers whose winning photos will take pride of place in an exclusive exibition at Dimbola to mark the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthday.

The 2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birth creates a timely opportunity to generate renewed interest in one of the  most important and experimental photographers of the 19th century and celebrate her timeless photographic prowess.

IWPOY Founder, Professional Photographer & Tutor Gary Early, said: “We’re really excited about this years IWPOY and hope to receive a great selection of images. This is a ‘money can’t buy opportunity’ and a chance for everyone on the Isle of Wight to showcase their photographic talents.

Planned to coincide with the 2015 bicentenary celebrations of her birth this year’s 2015 IWPOY, as always, will be free to enter and the shortlist will be chosen by the judging panel.  ” Continue reading

Solo Exhibition For 2013 IWPOY Winner

Victor Saltmeris

We are very pleased to announce that the IWPOY winner, Victor Saltmeris, has launched his first solo exhibition ‘Spontaneous moments, Life through the hidden lens’ at Dimbola Museum & Galleries. This was Victor’s first prize for the 2013 Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition and he commented that as a photographer the prize couldn’t have been better, it made him think more about his work, forcing him to work to a strict schedule and overall improving all aspects of his photography.

Victor’s exhibition runs from November 2nd through till January 4th 2015 and we can recommended a visit. We would like to take this opportunity to again congratulate Victor on his winning entry and exhibition.

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 We very much look forward to seeing Victor’s new work in the next IWPOY competition, details to be announced soon.

IWPOY 2013 Gallery Shortlist & Exhibition Photos Now Online

iwpoy 2013The IWPOY judges have now selected their 30 images for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist.

Thank you to everyone who entered their photos and made the standard so high.  There were 351 entries and the 30 chosen entries will form a great exhibition for Dimbola at the start of 2014.

Congratulations to all that entered and made the shortlist, the winners will be announced at a special (invitation only) awards evening and exhibition launch on Saturday 11th January 2014.

Photographers with photos that have been selected are currently being notified via email.

www.wightphoto.com/2013_shortlist

Click on the link above to see the shortlisted entries.

Judges Line Up for IWPOY 2013

We are very pleased that Rachel Flynn has agreed to be one of the Judges for this year’s Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year  competition, bringing with her new skills and expertise thaRachel Flynnt will ensure the success of the IWPOY exhibitions running throughout 2014.

Rachel Flynn was born and brought up on the Isle of Wight before leaving to study Art History at the University of Bristol. In 2008 she completed a Masters course gaining a distinction for her study of the Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and in 2012 went on to complete a PhD which examined the life and work of British artist Graham Sutherland.

She has curated a range of exhibitions for National Museum Wales where she was employed as Assistant Curator of Historic Art, has a number of publications and a forthcoming book on Sutherland (Autumn 2014) and has delivered talks and teaching across the UK at venues including Tate Britain and Modern Art Oxford. In Spring 2013 she returned to the Island, taking up the position of  Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

David BettsWe have great pleasure in welcoming back David Betts as one of the three judges for the 2013 IWPOY competition. David has been working in  photography, on the Island and South Coast for over 30 years and gained a reputation as one of the Island’s foremost Wedding and Portrait photographers.

In the past David was a member of a local photographic society where he worked mainly in black and white, he gives talks about photography and judges club competitions from time to time. At present he and his partner Heather are involved in wedding photography but they are always on the look-out for new projects.

David has been published in various photographic magazines and in his own book ‘Island Maidens’. Earlier in his career he produced several calendars showing both his skill in photographing the ‘female form’ and local landscapes of the Isle of Wight.

We are very pleased to announce Christian Warren (Style of Wight Magazine) as our final judge for the 2013 competition. Christian worked as a professional in the photographic and design industry for nearly 20 years. From the age of 17 he trained for 4 years in a commercial studio environment. Working initially in processes and developing skills of a colour darkroom, colour hand printing, developing films and Christian Warrentransparencies. It was here he earned his ‘LMPA’ Then moving into the studio as assistant to the chief photographer.

He then worked for major high street chains as a packaging photographer; clients included John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Asda, BQ and the agency in house brand. Work varied from lifestyle and conceptual imagery to pack shots and product photography, but was always closely tied into product development and trend forecasting.

After a 3 year spell working self-employed for various clients, commercial and private Christian set up a Lifestyle magazine on the Isle of Wight. Style of Wight is a high end visually design led lifestyle publication. His role is still heavily focused on design and photography; but more as a creative director. This role has seen his style fully develop and he has gained a wealth of experience and expertise across most if not all of the photographic disciplines from food and fashion to weddings and reportage.

Olympus on-board as IWPOY 2013 major sponsor

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It is with great pleasure that we can announce Olympus as the IWPOY’s major sponsor for this year’s competition. The winner will receive an Olympus Pen E-M2 as part of the prize fund for IWPOY 2013.

 

Olympus supports photography and photographers all over the world being active on the Isle of Wight for several years. We are very lucky that they have agreed to sponsor IWPOY this year and extremely excited in welcoming them on-board.

 

Here are the main features of the camera:

Image quality: Best in class, upgrade your photos to pro standard with a camera that’s a fraction of the size and weight.PEN_E-PM2

Super-Fast autofocus + Touch Release: Get super-speed autofocus and a fast-response touchscreen that lets you focus and shoot with your fingertips.

Intuitive & user-friendly: The E-PM2 is packed with clever technology and design, all aimed at letting you take great shots with ease.

Get arty with Art Filters!: Give your stills & movies an artistic look – with a range of 12 striking and easy-to-use Art Filters.

 

For further information about the camera and Olympus please click HERE…

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