* 2014 - out with a Bang! *

25th December 2014
2014 has been yet another fantastic Year on the photographic front - Winning the Will McCrum Cup for Portraiture for 2nd Year in a Row; a Fellowship from the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF); Catchlight Camera Club wins NIPA Top Club Award; elevation onto the National UK PAGB Judges list; EFIAP Award for 250 images accepted into International Salons; Judging Edinburgh International 2014; a place on the IPF Distinctions Assessment Panel; Judging the IPF National Shield at Malahide; Catchlight becomes first NI Club to reach the Final of the UK Print Championships; Becoming the 83rd person to receive the BPE5* award for 300 acceptances into National Exhibitions; 2 visits to the UK as Guest Speaker to Smethwick PS and Wrekin Arts CC; 2 Gold Medals in Smethwick International Salon, and a full house (8/8) in the Wrekin Arts Salon, including a Medal; Getting Associate Sponsorship deal with Fotospeed.

Than to cap it all, on Christmas Eve I got the results from the Yorkshire International Salon, with 5 from 8 accepted, including a FIAP Gold Medal for "Cheeky Hanger" and a FIAP Ribbon for "Free Spirit."

2015 might be a year to sit back and take stock.....I will hopefully achieve EFIAP/Bronze in 2015, but ABPE and FBPE are my next immediate 'goals.'

Cheeky Hanger:

Free Spirit: