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HOW TO PRODUCE COMPETITION WINNING PRINTS
22nd December 2016 - 2 comments
1x.com is one of the most prestigious curated photographic galleries in the world - this is not your average photo site ! Getting published on 1x.com is considered a tremendous achievement, so when I was invited to contribute an article on printing for competitions around the world I did not hesitate at all. With 1m unique viewers visiting 1x.com each month expecting to view the best photographs in the world and also learning from the published articles the stakes could not be higher.
With thanks to Graham Daly for the interview and publication.
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WHAT PAPER DO YOU PRINT ON AND WHY ?
26th February 2015 - 0 comments

Having experimented with photographic papers for years both in the darkroom and more recently in digital printing, I can firmly say I have found the perfect paper - Canson Infinity Digital Fine Art and Photo papers.
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ARE OBA's BAD FOR YOUR PRINTING ?
14th March 2014 - 0 comments
When the paper base is made the further use of optical brighteners are employed because the demand for bright white papers forces manufacturers to add optical brighteners.
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2013 - THE FINISH LINE.
01st January 2014 - 0 comments

In international salons in 2013 I managed to better last year's results - 624 acceptances with 87 awards. Delighted with that!
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ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHER
21st December 2013 - 1 comment
Recently my work was featured in a leading UK photographic magazine - Advanced Photographer.
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A BIG THANK YOU TO APPLE - YET AGAIN !
25th November 2013 - 0 comments

My Mac Book Pro had to go for repair yet again after the power supply unit went up in smoke. Although the laptop is now 6+ years old Apple covered the repair under warranty.
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FINALLY MADE THE FRONT PAGE
03rd October 2013 - 0 comments

The editor of the Photographic Society of America's "Final Print" asked some time back if she could feature me in the PSA's newsletter - the first time a photographer from outside the USA has been featured. This morning I was surprised to feature in the most important volume because it contains all the reports from the PSA Annual Conference - so a big thanks to Sue Marrugi - Editor.
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Brian Hopper - Excellence FIAP Silver
07th May 2013 - 0 comments

Today I received notice of a successful application for EFIAP Silver distinction – an achievement I always thought unattainable.
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WHAT CONSTITUTES A CONSTITUTION ?
04th April 2013 - 0 comments
It surprised me to find how many clubs are formed and do not have any constitution in place. Simply put, the constitution is a set of rules and aims, which a club will use in its day-to-day conduct of business. If the club intends to deal with any outside body it is expected to show it has been properly formed and runs under a set of guidelines.
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NICE GIG - IF YOU CAN GET IT !
01st March 2013 - 0 comments

Back from Focus on Imaging in Birmingham - it was a very
busy show. Many fellow photographers called to say hello...
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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER
22nd February 2013 - 0 comments

I have been recognized by a website set up to
feature a different photographer's work each day.
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COMPUTER WARS
13th February 2013 - 1 comment

Recently I had the sinking feeling when my Mac Book Pro suffered a kernel panic (this must have been named to reflect the level of panic an owner has when their laptop begins to break down…)
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SANTA DID STOP !
25th December 2012 - 0 comments
There was a salon scheduled to post results on Christmas Day - it was a mistake, right ?
No. Actually two results were posted today. I received 3 Gold Medals, 2 FIAP ribbons and 2 salon praises.

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NEARING THE FINISH LINE
09th December 2012 - 0 comments
This week has brought more good news on the salon front. Having waited patiently for a result from Morestel in France I received the catalogue and a FIAP Ribbon. Three PSA Ribbons in the 1st Western Ligura Circuit in Italy and a HC in Smethwick.

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MY 6TH FIAP BLUE BADGE & 9TH FIAP GOLD MEDAL
26th November 2012 - 3 comments
When you achieve "Best Author" six times it cannot be called a fluke!
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LOOK AT WHAT THE POSTMAN DELIVERED....
31st October 2012 - 0 comments
I was awarded first place in the Colour Large Print and second place in the Monochrome Large Print sections.

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FIAP BLUE BADGE WINNER - NUMBER 5
24th October 2012 - 0 comments
Results are coming thick and fast - 1 FIAP Blue Badge, 1 UPI Gold Medal, 1 Salon Medal and 27 acceptances - a good week's work !
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FIAP Bronze Medal awarded
21st October 2012 - 0 comments
I entered the Photographic Association of Chinsurah in India (PAC) and was awarded a FIAP Bronze Medal for "Fisherman at Lough Acurry" - delighted !
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FIAP GOLD MEDAL - Number 8
05th October 2012 - 1 comment
Zlatá medaile FIAP: Brian P. Hopper, EFIAP, Irsko
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BEST AUTHOR - Number 4
03rd October 2012 - 2 comments
I received the catalog from International Photographic Salon - Varna 2012
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