Updated: Jul 21
The Federation of European Professional Photographers gathered in Poprad, Slovakia, for its 42nd qualification judging session.
The Qualified European Photographer (QEP) qualification aims to recognise and reward excellence in European Professional Photographers. It is designed to complement national awards systems and has over the years created a Europe-wide network of over 500 certified experts who share a passion and talent for professional photography.
To reach this level, a photographer must have excellent technical and artistic skills, the panel must have, besides technical talent a certain wow-factor that sets them apart from others. For a QEP application a panel of 12 printed and mounted images is required, all representing the candidates’ chosen field of specialization. The panel is judged by a jury of 5 experienced, international judges.
This time 20 QEP applications were submitted, 12 out of which were successful.
I am honoured to be one of the new QEPs as a member of the Czech Associacion of Professional Photographers APF.
My panel in Landscape category consisted of 12 images captured in Iceland, Greenland, Seychelles, Norway, Russia and Chile.