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The Royal Photographic Society Distinctions are recognised as the most prestigious in the photographic world and the Fellowship is the highest level of The Society’s distinctions. Images must be of an outstanding photographic and creative standard and an obvious personal style is expected. In addition to the images, a hanging plan and a Statement of Intent is required. See the RPS Distinctions Page  for more details.

The hanging plan, Statement of Intent and images in my Fellowship in Visual Art, which was awarded in May 2015, are displayed below.

All the images in the panel have been accepted in international salons and exhibitions and several of them have won awards. Many of them, together with notes on how they were made, are also in the Selected International Exhibition Images section of this website. If they are, you can click the link at the bottom of the image to take you to the appropriate page.

 

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Fellowship Statement of Intent for Blog V2

 

01 Dublin D700 _006281 March 2009 V4 FLATTENED   The Gallery Attendant

 

02 Japan_09240_D700_Spring_2010 V7 FLATTENEDA Woman and a Man

 

03 Rome_17117_D700 July 2012  V6 FLATTENED

Lifestyles

 

04 RHS Cardiff_24558_D800_April_2014 V15 FLATTENED

 

 

05 Japan_09239_D700_Spring_2010 V3 FLATTENED

A Man and a Tree

 

06 London_18148_D800_Nov_2012 V7 FLATTENED

 

 

07 Tanzania_24123_D800_March_2014 V18 FLATTENED

Silence Please

 

08 Rome_17221_D700 July 2012  V8 FLATTENED

 

 

09 Edinburgh_12785_D700_April_2011 V7 FLATTENED

The Man in the Passageway

The above link shows the exhibition image which has been retoned for the FRPS panel

 

10 San Francisco_21268_D800_2013 V9 FLATTENED

The Couple

 

11 Cuba_13598_D700_Spring_2011 V18 FLATTENED

The Escape

The above link shows the exhibition image which has been reworked and retoned for the FRPS panel

 

12 Barcelona_15970_D700_April_2012 V11 FLATTENED

Keeping in Touch

The above link shows the exhibition image which has been modified and retoned for the FRPS panel

 

13 Florence_22408_D800_Dec_2013 V7 FLATTENED

The Encounter

 

14 2014071215274228 V15 FLATTENED

 

 

15 New York_18643_D800_Dec_2012 V3 FLATTENED

 The Lady in White

The above link shows the exhibition image which has been retoned for the FRPS panel

 

16 Northumberland_20040_D800_June_2013 V15 FLATTENED

 

 

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The Man on the Bus

 

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The Bartender

 

19 San Francisco_21550_D800_2013 V1 FLATTENED

Grumpy

 

20 San Francisco_21215_D800_2013 V5 FLATTENED

The Baker

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  • Eileen Wilkinson - May 31, 2015 - 8:35 am

    Congratulations on your Fellowship. Superb collection of images.ReplyCancel

The Couple

 

This was taken on a San Francisco Bay ferry. I noticed ‘the couple’ through the window. Of course, they may not have been together at all but I thought it was interesting that, although they seemed to be together, they were each doing different things and not communicating with each other (see the original image below).

After cropping to a square format, I used Photoshop Transform to straighten everything up.  The Clone tool was then used to remove the label which was stuck to the window. A series of Nik Pro-Contrast, Cross Balance, Glamour Glow (with a layer mask being used to prevent the filter affecting the couple), and a further clone layer to remove reflections in the widow of people outside the cabin were used.

The texture is an image of an old wall in the Church which was the subject of my ARPS project. There is a diagonal crack in the wall which I positioned between the couple to emphasise the lack of communication. Further series of filters to adjust the lighting to the way I wanted it and a clone layer to remove minor distractions were followed by sharpening using the High Pass filter.

This image has had 4 International acceptances including 153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 2015 (Scotland), 66th Midland Salon of International Photography 2015 (England) and the Sydney Harbour International 2015 (Australia)

Nikon D800, 28 mm Nikkor prime lens, ISO 200, f/1.8, 1/5000 sec

 

The Couple Original

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The-Bartender

 

This was taken in San Francisco on our trip there in 2013. I really liked the variety of activity going on, with the bartender seeming to dominate the whole scene (See the original image below).

After cropping to a square format, I used the Photoshop Hue/Saturation and Brightness/Contrast filters to reduce the saturation and brighten up the image. Nik Glamour Glow then gave it a slight air of unreality and this was followed by the Detail Extractor and Dark Contrasts filters to give it the feeling I wanted. In all cases layer masks were used to stop the main characters in the centre of the image from being affected. Viveza, to change the lighting, and the Clone Tool, to remove minor distractions, were then used. Finally, the image was sharpened using the high pass filter.

This image has had 6 international acceptances including 153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 2015 (Scotland) and the 66th Midland Salon of International Photography 2015 (England).

Nikon D800, 28 mm Nikkor prime lens, ISO 3200, f/1.8, 1/200 sec

 

The-Bartender-original

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Hungry Customers

 

This was taken in Florence just before Christmas in 2013. We were standing outside a restaurant waiting for it to open. When it was slightly late in opening, the people at the front started knocking on the door and peering through the glass to see what was happening inside. I thought it was a shot too good to miss (see the original image below).

Post capture manipulation consisted of cropping to a square format and using Photoshop Transform to straighten everything up. Topaz Simplify was then applied to give it a slightly poster-like feeling. This was followed by a clone layer to remove minor distractions and Viveza to adjust the lighting. A texture of some cracked soil was addend and a layer mask used to remove the effect from the two people. Further layers consisted of Nik Darken / Lighten Centre, Hue /Saturation, Levels and Curves and Viveza to get the lighting and feel exactly how I wanted it. Finally, it was sharpened using the High-pass filter.

Nikon D800, 50mm Nikkor prime lens, ISO 2500, f/1.8, 1/200 sec

This image has had 5 international acceptances including the London Salon of Photography 2015 (England).

 

Hungry Customers Original

 

 

 

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Lost

 

This shot was taken on a visit to Durham. The boy was siting motionless for some time staring into the distance and ignoring all those around him. He may well have been concentrating on something he was drawing but I thought that his expression was one of being lost in his own world (see the original image below).

Post capture manipulation consisted of cropping to a square format followed by the Nik Darken / Lighten Centre filter to change the lighting and the Glamour Glow filter on the boy himself to make him look more ethereal. Bleach Bypass was then used to give the whole image an edgy feel. A series of Viveza, curves, levels, and hue was saturation filters were then used to get the image looking the way I wanted it. The Clone tool was used to remove minor distractions.

Originally, this image was a desaturated colour one but I decided that I wanted it to be monochrome so I used the Nik Paper Toner filter to produce the final image I wanted. It was sharpened using the High Pass filter.

It is one of my first ventures into entering monochrome images for international exhibitions and it has had 7 international acceptances including the 48th Sydney International Exhibition of Photography 2014 (Australia) and the 121st Toronto International Salon of Photography 2014 (Canada).

Nikon D800, 50 mm Nikkor prime lens, ISO 1400, f/1.4, 1/200 sec

 

Lost-Original

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