2014 AOP Photographers Awards

Finalist In Open Awards

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his portrait of Andrea Feczko which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Nathan Wake

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his portrait of Andrea Feczko which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Nathan Wake

Delighted to share that my portrait of Andrea Feczko is a finalist in the 2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Many congratulations to all the winners of the awards. Walking through the exhibition last night, it was great to see such an extremely high standard of photography; creativity at it’s best. You can look through the winners over HERE.

The image was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens as part of the wider body of work, LA Diary.

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Portrait of Andrea Feczko by Edmond Terakopian, which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Portrait of Andrea Feczko by Edmond Terakopian, which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Andrea Feczko (American TV Presenter and digital content creator - www.andreafeczko.com), at the lavish Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel, LA, USA. January 14, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Andrea Feczko (American TV Presenter and digital content creator – http://www.andreafeczko.com), at the lavish Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel, LA, USA. January 14, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

LPOTY 2014 Exhibition

Landscape Photographer Of The Year

The Landscape Photographer Of The Year exhibition is now open at the mezzanine level of Waterloo Station and will be on until January 31st.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. Edmond Terakopian by his image from Margate which won a Commendation. December 01, 2014. Photo: Paul Robertson

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. Edmond Terakopian by his image from Margate which won a Commendation. December 01, 2014. Photo: Paul Robertson

I’m thrilled to have one of my images commended by the judges and featured in the exhibition.

The sun sets over the steps leading to theTurner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The sun sets over the steps leading to theTurner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The shot was taken on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 using an Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens, shot in raw to preserve maximum shadow, colour and highlight detail.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

 

Travel Photographer Of The Year Finalist

TPOTY Finalist

The Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. September 11, 2012. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. September 11, 2012. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

TPOTY 2014 finalist

Extremely happy to share that my image of The Angel Of The North is a finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year, in the One Shot: Monochromal category. The image was shot on a Canon 5D MkIII and Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II lens. The processing was done in Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro.

Many congratulations to all the winners, runners-up, commended and other finalists in the contest; so many stunning images by some very talented photographers. The 2014 TPOTY images can be seen HERE.

Astonishingly, this fabulous news means that this year my images have reached the finals of Travel Photographer of the Year, Professional Photographer of the Year and Landscape Photographer of the Year (where I got a Commendation). A bit stunned really!

Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2014

Commended In LPOTY 2014

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I’m absolutely thrilled to share that one of my images has been commended by the judges of the Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2014 (LPOTY) for the Urban View category and will be featured in the exhibition as well as the book. The exhibition will be on the Mezzanine at London’s Waterloo station and will open on the 1st of December 2014 and carry on to the 31st of January 2015.

The sun sets over the steps leading to theTurner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The sun sets over the steps leading to theTurner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The image was shot in Margate using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens. No filters were used and the RAW file was processed in Apple’s Aperture.

You can see the stunning winning images HERE and see a list of all the winners HERE.

Black and White Spider Awards 2014

Four Images Nominated

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Happy to share that four of my images were nominated in the 9th B&W Spider Awards, against stiff competition from 8508 other images. Although none of the images went on to win, it’s still nice to get nominated.

Here are three of the images, all from the People Category:

London's South Bank.  Pedestrians walk past a bridge.   July 15, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian / 2013

London’s South Bank. Pedestrians walk past a bridge. July 15, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A couple of friends chatting on a bench. South Bank, London. November 05, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A couple of friends chatting on a bench. South Bank, London. November 05, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Tube Driver, London Underground. November 05, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Tube Driver, London Underground. November 05, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The fourth image is a figure study in the Nude category and as a result contains nudity, so if offended by such imagery, kindly consider this before clicking on this link.

The images were all shot on Leica cameras (Type 240 and M9) and Leica lenses, processed in Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Shortlisted For Professional Photographer Of The Year 2014

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Thrilled to share that one of my images has been shortlisted for the Professional Photographer of the Year 2014 competition.

State visit to Britain by US President Barack Obama.  Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron greets the US President Barack Obama, welcoming him to 10 Downing Street.  May 25 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

State visit to Britain by US President Barack Obama. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron greets the US President Barack Obama, welcoming him to 10 Downing Street. May 25 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

It’s a shot from 2011 of US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street. Although a straight forward hand shake picture, the challenges were there (it’s often the simple shots that turn out to be complicated!). We had to arrive many, many hour before the President was due to arrive. Once through the security, we waited I think close to five hours. Naturally the light also started to misbehave. On top of which there were probably easily between 50-60 photographers there (and several TV crews), all crammed together like sardines who even more familiar than normal sardines (read that as proper squashed!). When the image happened, amid the screams of photographers trying to get an eye line from both politicians, the sun came out seconds before, causing a massive shadow where the President was standing and a huge area of massive highlight where the Prime Minister was standing. Thankfully shooting RAW and processing in Aperture (at the time) allowed me to save the highlights and bring out some detail front he shadow areas! This version has been processed in Adobe Lightroom and Alienskin Exposure 6. Not one to shout, I waited patiently hoping for both gents to be looking in my general direction and somehow got lucky enough to have adjusted my exposure in time for when they both looked down my lens, together! The shot was taken on a Canon 5D MkII and Canon 70-200mm f2.8L II IS lens.

Update:

Almost a week on and the results have been announced. Sadly my image didn’t make it onto the winners’ podium this year (having won the street photography award last year). The winners’ images are stunning though and well worth a look. Congratulations to all :-)

IPA Honourable Mentions

Four Honourable Mentions In the International Photography Awards

Images taken from the IPA website.

Images taken from the IPA website.

Thrilled to share some good news! Three of my images and one video have all received Honourable Mentions in the IPAs ahead of the final announcement on November 2nd.

Here are the images and video honoured by the IPA:

Sunset run,  This image was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera and Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens. Margate Sands, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Sunset run, This image was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera and Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens. Margate Sands, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A magical London sunset. This image was shot on a Leica M9 and Leica 28mm Summicron lens. May 21, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

A magical London sunset. This image was shot on a Leica M9 and Leica 28mm Summicron lens. May 21, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Sunset over west London. This image was shot on a Fujifilm X100s. April 29, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Sunset over west London. This image was shot on a Fujifilm X100s. April 29, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian