Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Year in Mentoring. Photographic Training by Kevin Wilson FBIPP

One of my greatest pleasures is sharing my love for photography and seeing new generations of photographers succeed and go on to achieve at the highest levels in our industry. These past 12 months have been some of the most rewarding, having mentored 20 photographers, 11 of which have achieved Fellowship status within the BIPP and a further 9 achieving their Associateship.

Fellowship and Associateship in themselves are high awards that reflect the high quality of work each photographer has produced, a very select few have gone on to be short-listed for the prestigious Peter Grugeon Trophy, ultimately just one such award will be made at Fellowship level and another at Associateship level each year for the best submission.

What has been great to see is the dedication of all those involved, working with each photographer to share my expertise and encourage each to push themselves along their chosen path. I have selected images from just some of these photographers that show a little of the depth and diversity in their individual styles and chosen subject matter.

On a personal note I am proud and delighted to have received an honorary Fellowship within the BIPP in addition to my recent Fellowship in documentary portraiture.

There are more images to come in a future blog entry but I wanted to share with you just some of the images, each image below listed with the photographers name along with their award.

Image by Kevin Pengelly, Fellowship BIPP (wedding)

Image by Jacqui Matthews, Fellowship BIPP (wedding)

Image by Rebecca Portsmouth, Fellowship BIPP (fine art)

Image by Rebecca Northway, Associateship BIPP (environmental photography)

Image by Tom Redman, Associateship BIPP (wedding)

Image by James Musselwhite, Associateship BIPP (portraiture)

Image by Emily Hancock, Fellowship BIPP (fine art)

Image by Lisa Visser, Fellowship BIPP (portraiture)

Image by Paul Wilkinson, Fellowship BIPP (portraiture)

Image by Chris Harper, Hon FBIPP, Fellowship (fitness photography)

Please visit Kevin Wilson Photographic Training for more information on photographic mentoring on a one-to-one basis with Kevin and his upcoming photographic training courses.

Rebecca Northway ABIPP was kind enough share her thoughts!

"I initially invested in a one to one mentoring session with Kevin, as I felt it would be beneficial to achieving Licentiateship with the BIPP.

Less than a year later, with Kevin's guidance I not only achieved my Licentiateship, but also my Associateship. I am a finalist in the BIPP South West Region awards, and have been nominated for the highest accolade in the BIPP, The Peter Grugeon Award.

With his training, and thus falling back in love with what I do, I made back my investment in just one portrait shoot. But more so, finally feel I am on the path I always dreamed to be on."

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