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2010 Mentoring Professional Photographers for Qualifications
2010 Appointed Qualifications and Judging Chairperson with the IPPA
2010 Appointed Qualifications and Judge of the Master Photographers Association
2010 Invited speaker and trainer to the Dutch School of Photography, Netherlands
2010 Placed third in the Illustrative Category and 6th in the Portrait Category with the Federation of European Photographers (FEP) European Photographer of the Year Competition.
2010 On going Professional Photographic Training with Professional Photo Training.
2010 Co writing a book on Judging for Professional Photographic Qualifications and Competitions in Europe, Australia and the USA. Still in progress.
2010 On man exhibition 'Romantic Ireland is Dead and Gone' in the NuVisions Gallery
in Orlando, Florida.
2009 Produced 3 Training Tutorial compact discs on Lighting, Basic Photoshop and Fantasy Image Creation.
2009 Appointed Qualifications and Judging Chairperson with the IPPA
2009 Set up Training School on Lighting for Professional Photographers
(www.professionalphototraining.com)
2009 Mentoring Professional Photographers for Qualifications
2009 The tutorial discs form part of the ProfessionalPhotoTraining Programme
2009 Invited speaker and trainer to the Spanish Professional Federation (FEPFI)
2008 Winner 'Illustrative Category' at Orvieto Fotografia
2008 Appointed President of the Master Photographers Association
2008 Programme for Professional Photographers. Programmes included Lighting for Portraiture in a Studio Environment, Commercial Lighting for Product in a Studio Environment and Introduction to the Basics of Working with and using Adobe Photoshop.
2008 Appointed Professional Educator in Photography with Skillnets Training
2008 Appointed Qualifications and Judge of the Master Photographers Association
2008 Invited as member of the XXV Society in America.
2008 Invited speaker to the XXV Society of America in San Diego.
2008 Appointed Qualifications and Judging Chairperson with the IPPA.
2008 Winner ILLUSTRATIVE Category in the Orvieto Fotografia Photographer of the Year Awards with a series of images titled ‘Venetian Masquerade’.
2008 Invited speaker for Ireland to the First European Congress of Professional Photography in Valencia, Spain
2007 Introduced on-line Electronic Judging with the IPPA
2007 Appointed Qualifications and Judging Chairperson with the IPPA.
2007 Achieved 4 DIAMONDS in the IPPA Photographer of the Year Awards with images titled, ‘Emancipation’, ‘Trilateral’, ‘Fairytale Oyster’ and ‘Divine Inspiration’.
2007 Winner ILLUSTRATIVE Category in the Orvieto Fotografia Photographer of the Year Awards, with a series of images titled ‘Demons and Angels’.
2007 Appointed Chairperson of the BPPA AWARDS.
2007 Winner Best Avant Garde Portfolio and Best Avant Garde Image in the same competition. (Trilateral).
2007 Winner of the Royal and Sun Alliance Irish Professional Photographer of the Year. (3rd win).
2006 Conferred with Honorary Life Membership with the Irish Professional Photographers Association for his outstanding contribution to Professional Photography in Ireland.
2006 Winner ILLUSTRATIVE Category in the Orvieto Fotografia Photographer of the Year Awards.
2006 Invited Judge at the BPPA Awards.
2005 Achieved Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP), The highest accolade in Professional Photographer in Europe, and one of only three awarded.
2005 Exhibition of 'Post Photography' in Orvieto, Italy
2004 Kodak Commercial Photographer of the Year
2004 Invited as guest speaker for Ireland at Orvieto Fotografia 2004 Convention in Italy.
2003 Appointed JUDGE at the MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION (MPA) Photographer of the Year Awards.
2003 Appointed QUALIFICATIONS JUDGE with the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA)
2003 Heat WINNER of the Commercial category in the Kodak 'Photographer of the Year Awards'
2003 Exhibition 'Elemental' at the Metatron Gallery
2002 Kodak ‘Photographer of the Year' WINNER (open category)
2001 Heat WINNER of the OPEN category in the Kodak ‘Photographer of the Year Awards'(SEIZA)
2001 Appointed QUALIFICATIONS JUDGE with the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA).
2001 Appointed QUALIFICATIONS JUDGE with the FEDERATION of EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHERS
2001 Second Runner up in the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards Final. (CHILDREN of LIR).
2001 Awarded GOLD in the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards.
2000 Achieved QEP (Qualified European Photographer) with the FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHERS (FEP) in Advertising Photography. (QEP).
2000 Achieved ‘OVERSEAS PICTORIAL & ILLUSTRATIVE MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in the MPA ‘Photographer of the Year Awards
2000 Achieved FIVE AWARDS of EXCELLENCE with the MPA.
2000 Awarded two GOLDS and two commendations in the Kodak European Gold Awards.
2000 WINNER of the Fujifilm 'CREATIVE DIGITAL AWARD' (BOREAS).
1999 Achieved OVERSEAS ‘ MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR' in the MPA ‘Photographer of the Year' Awards. This was the FIRST time the Award went To Ireland.
1999 Achieved FOUR AWARDS of EXCELLENCE with the MPA in the MPA ‘Photographer of the Year' Awards in the UK.
1999 Guest speaker at the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards in the UK.
1998 Exhibition at the opening of VISAGE at the Lafayette Studio in Dublin.
1998 WINNER of the ‘KILKENNY CREAM OF IRISH Awards' which recognises Irish Talent and its contribution to the ARTS.
1998 Appointed JUDGE at the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards.
1998 Guest speaker at the MPA "Photographer of the Year' Awards in the UK.
1998 Exhibition at the opening of VISAGE at the Lafayette Studio in Dublin.
1999 Guest speaker at the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards in the UK.
1998 Appointed JUDGE at the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards.
1998 WINNER of the ‘KILKENNY CREAM OF IRISH Awards' which recognises Irish Talent and its contribution to the ARTS.
1997 One man exhibition ‘EXPOSED' at the DCC Gallery in Dublin.
1997 Appointed Qualifications JUDGE with the MPA.
1997 WINNER for IRELAND of the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards. This is the FIRST and Only time this Award was won THREE times by an individual for his Country. (DEMON).
1997 Nominated for the ‘KILKENNY CREAM OF IRISH Award' which recognises Irish Talent and its contribution to the Arts.
1997 Achieved FELLOWSHIP distinction in Professional Advertising and Illustrative Photography with the Master Photographers Association of Great Britain. (MPA). This was the first Irish achieved FELLOWSHIP distinction with the Association and One of only six in the WORLD outside the UK. (FMPA).
1997 Awarded GOLD in the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards.
1996 WINNER for IRELAND of the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards. This was my second overall win for Ireland. (ASCENSION)
1995 Invited to speak for IRELAND at the World Congress of Professional Photographers
1995 Awarded two GOLD and commendation in the Kodak European Gold Awards.
1995 Achieved FELLOWSHIP distinction in Professional Advertising Photography with the IPPA. This is the only FELLOWSHIP in Advertising Photography in Ireland. (FIPPA). and the highest accolade achievable within the profession.
1994 WINNER of the OPEN Category in the IPPA Photographer of the Year Awards.
1994 Awarded GOLD in the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards.
1994 WINNER of the Kodak Gold Circle Challenge Competition in the UK.
1994 Appointed JUDGE at the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards Final in Berlin.
1993 Achieved 'THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR' in the IPPA Photographer of the Year Awards.
1992 Awarded BELL CRAFT AWARD for Photography with the 'Institute of Creative Advertising and Design'.
1993 Achieved 'THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR' in the IPPA Photographer of the Year Awards.
1992 WINNER for IRELAND of the Kodak European Gold Portrait Awards. Awarded COMMENDATION for separate image in same competition. (AQUARIUS)
1992 Achieved ASSOCIATESHIP distinction in Professional Advertising Photography with the IPPA (AIPPA).
1991 WINNER Commercial Category, Open Category and Single Best Commercial image in the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) 'Photographer of the Year Awards 1990' (The Awards work a year behind).
1988 Turned Professional and opened up Photographic Studio in Dublin. Exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and thereafter worldwide.
1986 WINNER of the Prix Air France Ville De Paris Competition.