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August Competition Meeting

10 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Entry open to Macarthur Photographic Society Members.

Judge: Ben Kipillow.

Creative Theme: Framing

Visitors welcome.

The 5 categories for our competition meetings are Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints, Colour Digital Projected, Monochrome Digital Projected and Creative Theme (which is also digitally projected). Digital entries are to be emailed to the Competition Secretary by the Sunday night before the competition night. Print images are to be submitted on the night 15min before the meeting commences. Entry fees are to be pre-paid online to the Treasurer. $1.00 each print, $2.00 for each digital image. A maximum of 5 entries per member with a maximum of 2 entries for any category.

A little about our judge;
Benjamin Kopilow APP.L M.Photog I

Ben is a Canberra-based photographer, educator, speaker and mentor. He is the owner of photographer of
Fusion Photography (a boutique wedding studio he established in 2002), Better Photo Workshops
(established in 2017), and Benjamin Kopilow Photographic Art . He has been an accredited professional
photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) since 2004, and achieved
Master of Photography honours with a gold bar. In the AIPP he served on the ACT Division Council for 10
years including two terms as state president, as well as two years on the National Board. Ben is also a
trained and official judge of the Australian Professional Photography Awards and the Epson ACT/NSW
Professional Photography Awards.

Ben is actively involved in the broader photographic community as a mentor, lecturer, and judge of various
photographic competitions. He is a frequent guest lecturer at various photographic studies institutions
and photographic societies. Ben has experience in a broad range of photographic genres. His primary
interests & expertise are in landscape & nature, weddings & portraiture, theatre, macro and illustrative/

Over the years Ben has also been commissioned for commercial, fashion, weddings, events and sports
assignments, and his commissions have taken him all over Australia and internationally, including the
South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Los Angeles and Italy. Ben’s extensive library of stock images have been
published all over the world, and feature on everything from book covers & stamps to magazines &

Ben has a particular passion for the language of visual communication & composition. He has spent years
studying, speaking and writing on art history, Gestalt theory, line theory, colour theory, and visual
neuroscience, in order to bring a deeper understanding and application of these to the art of photography.
Ben’s other passions & addictions are travel, chocolate, jazz, books, musical theatre, Italy, and his wife



10 August
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Macarthur Photographic Society


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