LAOIS photographers Dominic Reddin and Michael Carroll who are both members of Mountmellick Photographic Society were recently conferred with distinctions by the Irish Photographic Federation.
Dominic was awarded an Associateship for his panel of 15 outstanding landscape images. Having previously achieved a Licentiateship distinction with the IPF Dominic submitted his panel of 15 images for assessment by the judging panel at a packed lecture theatre in Athlone Institute of Technology.
The Associateship is a specialised distinction of a high standard and recognises individuality and sustained ability in photography. There were a total of 11 applicants in the Associateship section and Dominic was one of only 3 to be awarded the distinction and can add the letters AIPF to his title. Next step for Dominic is the highest distinction award of Fellowship which no doubt he will have already set his sights on.
Michael was awarded the Licentiateship for his panel of 10 varied images that consisted of macro, nature and wildlife subjects. The Licentiateship is the basic distinction and is awarded to photographers that show skills that include good technical ability, composition, use of light and image quality. Having been successful Michael can now add LIPF to his title. Next step for Michael is the Associateship distinction and he hopes to follow the example set by Dominic.
Fellow members of Mountmellick Photographic Society also travelled to Athlone to offer moral support to Dominic and Michael and congratulate them when they were awarded their certificates and pins by John Cuddihy LIPF, President of the Irish Photographic Federation. The club now has a number of members with IPF distinctions which is a testimony to their experience and photographic ability.