NIPA Competition – RD5 (Portraiture)

Last night we had the NIPA final round of the year competition, RD5 – Portraiture.

This was judged by Damian McDonald ARPS, chairman of CBPPU and regional organiser for the RPS.

We had a poor entry in terms of numbers, by CPA standards, 8 mono, 18 colour and 12 PDI’s

Damian gave a thorough and fair critique of each image, detailing lighting, composition, the difficulty of hands in portraits and over sharpening of entire images.

Thanks you Damian for your time and expertise.

His final choices were as follows:

1st) The Boxer – Vittorio Silvestri
2nd) Pretty Ginger – Vittorio Silvestri
3rd) Leroy – Vittorio Silvestri
4th) Denis – Balfour Stalker
N) Young Fighter – Desi McPhillips

1st) Jenna – John A Hill
2nd) Petrol Head – Balfour Stalker
3rd) Anyone got a Brush – Vittorio Silvestri
4th) Trevor – John A Hill
N) Trevor – John A Hill

1st) Silent Meditation – Kieran Close
2nd) Meave – Gavin Toman
3rd) Sandra – Michael McKenna
4th) Kirsty – Louise Borbely
N) Meave- Gavin Toman


The Boxer – Vittorio Silvestri
Meditation – Kieran Close
Jenna – John A Hill








As this was the final round of the year, the final points total for the monthly competition trophies are as follows: Monthly Competitions 1314

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