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The Island Photo Show 2009 hosted by the Island Photo Centre is the most comprehensive imaging event ever to be staged on the Isle of Wight and will cover all of your needs from image capture through to output and beyond.
The entire weekend 7th-8th November, will provide demonstrations from many of the leading lights in the photographic market. Including the latest digital cameras and processing equipment from … Nikon, Olympus , Fuji , Ricoh , Pentax , Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lyson , Slik , Tamrac , Tokina and Kenro to name but a few. Continue reading
This is the final call for Isle of Wight photographers to register and enter this year’s IWPOY 2009. Local photographers have less than one week left to capture their winning image for this competition.
For those budding or accomplished photographers that are wondering whether to have a go, there’s still just enough time to register and enter. Those that have already registered don’t leave it much longer to get your photographs in! This year’s IWPOY competition closes on 18th October 11.59 p.m. Continue reading
The IWPOY is very pleased to welcome former Fleet Street photographer and freelance writer Bob Aylott as the second judge for this year’s competition.
At 15 Bob started his career in journalism by becoming tea boy at ‘The Sport & General Press Agency’. He later moved into the darkroom at ‘Fox Photos’ and became a photographer in 1967 with ‘The Keystone Press Agency’. In 1968 he was named British News Photographer of the Year; he joined the Daily Sketch and the Daily Mail in 1969 and then went on to The National Enquirer based in Los Angeles.
He returned to London in 1987 to join Express newspapers and The Daily Star. As an award winning photographer he covered assignments around the world and won numerous awards including Colour Sequence of the Year and a World Press Award for his prison pictures of killer Charles Manson.
We are very grateful to Bob for agreeing to assist with the judging this year and a special thanks to him for donating a copy of his new book ‘The Isle of Wight Festival 1970: Six Days That Rocked The World’ as an additional prize for the overall winner. For the full story on this exciting new book click HERE:
A special thank you is due to Chris Packham for agreeing to be a judge for the 2009 IWPOY and ‘Go Wild on Wight’ competitions. We are very excited to have Chris onboard and know that his knowledge and skills as a photographer will be a great asset.
Chris was born in Southampton in 1961 and as soon as he was crawling around suburbia Ladybirds were being desiccated in matchboxes and tadpoles tortured in jam jars. Husbandry skills improved and the menagerie expanded to large collections of reptiles (inside) and birds of prey, foxes, badgers, squirrels etc (generally outside). A precocious young scientist, swot and nerd in training he studied Kestrels, Shrews and Badgers in his teens and undergraduate days at the Zoology department of Southampton University. He also embraced Punk Rock and played in a band and the DIY ethos and determination to never take ‘no’ for an answer are forcefully retained. Continue reading
We are very excited to announce the winner and runners-up of the Newport Minster “Church at the Heart of the Island” photographic competition. Out of the 261 photos submitted, in the 6 week competition, the judges had a very difficult task to select the winning entry.
With well over 200 entries in this year’s Newport Minster “The Church at the Heart of the Island” competition it has not been an easy task for the judges. The 50 images selected for the shortlist can now be viewed in the main IWPOY Gallery HERE and the Winning entry and runners-up will be announce very soon.
The Friends of the Minster would like to thank everyone who entered this competition and very much look forward to seeing the exhibition throughout the summer months.
The IWPOY organisers and Friends of Newport Minster are exceptionally pleased with the response to the ‘Church at the Heart of the Island’ competition.
Photographers can take this notice as their final call. If you’ve decided to leave it till the last minute, then this is the last minute, as the competition will close for entries at midnight tomorrow Wednesday 27th May 2009 or for the pedantic 11.59 pm. With well over 200 entries already there is just time to get a few more in.
Remember to check out the rules and competition theme carefully, give the judges a hard time and Good Luck to everyone! You can view all of the entries HERE: