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.

Victor Victorious In IWPOY 2013

IWPOY Winners 2013Every Picture Tells A Story: Thirty stunning photographs that capture life from every corner of our globe were shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Isle of Wight photography award.

Island photographer Victor Saltmeris was announced last night as this year’s winner of the coveted IWPOY prize for his image ‘Young and in Love’. Second place was awarded to Keith Towers for ‘A Quiet Space’ and third place ‘Cleaning up after a long day’ went to Ian Johnston.

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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.

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2013 Judging Begins…

Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year Awards Image Subject to Copyright.The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) competition closed on 28th November 2013 – thank you to all those who entered – the task of now judging the exhibition shortlist and winner is about to take place.

We hope to have the shortlisted exhibition gallery uploaded and online next week and look forward to meeting all of the lucky photographers in January 2014.

Watch this space for more details coming soon…