Jason Mac Cormac, LIPF.
Athlone May 2013 I have been awarded licentiate distinction by the Irish Photographic Federation, IPF.
It's been a lot of work refining my skills and hardest of all choosing only ten images that needed to work together as a panel. Judged by seven respected photographers all fellows of the IPF my panel received great praise, judges commented "this panel is was way above the standard required", and "if this is the standard of photographers now the future is bright for Irish photography and the IPF". Praise indeed and needless to say I am delighted.
Below the panel that was judged successfully meaning I can now count myself among the holders of the LIPF Licentiate of Irish Photographic Federation, a worldwide recognised accreditation.
Not only do you need to show technical ability and have good quality images, you also need to show a variety of work which demonstrates skills across a number of genres, for me that meant portraits, lighting natural and artificial, landscape, colour and b&w. When choosing a grouping of images, 10 for the licentiate, they need to complement each other and be composed as a pleasing group. I composed my images so that there were triangles and the mix of black&white and colour were spread across the panel. The triangles were formed by the three square images and also inversed with the three portraits. All the photographs were printed in 12x8 inch and mounted in a 20x16 size mount with a subtle v-groove in the mount surrounding the image to exude quality.