This is my first post since being elected Regional Chairman at the AGM so firstly, “Hello there!” For those who don’t know me, my name is Ioan! Originally from Quebec, I’ve been in the UK for 13 years and I do both social and commercial photography when I’m not running a softball club or volunteering for Cheshire Constabulary.
Pardon the radio silence since the AGM but the committee and myself have been busy working on getting an interesting and varied programme that will hopefully interest a wide variety of photographers, as discussed at the AGM. Won’t spill it all here, but we’ve been looking at providing evenings that will inform on all aspects of photography and are even in discussion with a photographer from the National Geographic Society!
Talking about the committee, I am very happy to welcome Phil Melia and Sara Porter on board. Phil, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography, has been creating beautiful commercial, industrial and editorial images for over 25 years. While Sara brings experience in fine art and architectural photography. They acre both very active on social media and their vast and different experience is a welcome addition to the team.
Besides that we have been discussing with new sponsors for our awards evening and can confirm the first two: Floricolor and Pixelu.
I met the people behind Floricolor when I traveled to Portugal for the Fearless Photographers conference and was truly impressed with their product. Every year I look for great albums which help set us apart from the competition so I am pleased they have accepted to sponsor us, providing prizes and helping making the award night even more special.
Pixellu, creators of Smart Albums are the second sponsor we can announce. Since using Smart Albums I’ve cut our album design time by 75%. Just think about that. Amazing software and glad they will be providing a prize as well as supporting the evening.
We’re still working on confirming the October event, but can announce that Fuji Ambassador and SEO Expert Kevin Mullins will be vising our region in November at a price you won’t see anywhere else, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
And keep an eye on the EVENTS section of our website!
Any questions? Feel free to contact me!