Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP/B ABPE - Awarded over 100 Medals in National & International Exhibitions since 2010
Photography has been my passion for several years. Since joining a local camera club in approximately 1999, photography has become a real passion for me, and I regularly compete in National and International Photographic Salons - mostly in Print sections. My most successful genre is probably portraiture, but I enjoy everything from landscape to still life and digital composites. I founded Catchlight Camera Club in Belfast in September 2012, and served as Chairman for the first 2 years - winning the Top Club in NIPA Title in 2014, and becoming the first N.Ireland camera club ever to win the Plate Competition at the UK Print Championships at Connahs Quay in October 2013. We followed this in 2014, by becoming the first ever Club from N.I to qualify for the Final of the competition, and finished 5th overall.
In April 2013 I became only the second photographer from N.Ireland to obtain the Master Award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (MPAGB) - an award which is judged to "the Highest Standards of UK Amateur Photography."
In May 2014 I was awarded the Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF) - the highest award they confer, for a Panel of 20 monochrome portrait prints.
In June 2015 I received the Excellence FIAP Bronze (EFIAP/B) distinction from the Federation Internationale De l'Art Photographique, in recognition of having 350+ prints accepted into at least 20 different Countries, collecting numerous awards and medals along the way.
Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP/B ABPE