BIPP Professional Photography Awards 2013

December 10, 2013

BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013

Last Wednesday, 4th December, I attended the British Institute of Professional Photography “Professional Photographic Awards 2013” at Hartwell House, near Aylesbury, UK, and I’m very pleased to announce that I received the Gold Award in Visual Arts and also Photographer of the Year 2013, both for my new series of five images, “Equilibrium”.

I had the great fortune to receive this prestigious award in 2010, but to be awarded this title twice is quite overwhelming!

The BIPP Awards website, which features all of the winners’ work, can be viewed at:

I am very honoured to receive these awards and my sincere thanks go to the BIPP judges for selecting my work.

From the BIPP Press Release:

Fine-Art Photographer Named ‘Photographer of the Year’ at Professional Photography Awards 2013

Eastern England based photographer, Paul Coghlin FBIPP, has been named ‘Photographer of the Year 2013’ at the BIPP Professional Photography Awards held at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, UK, on Wednesday 4 December.

Paul Coghlin FBIPP was named ‘BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013’ for his portfolio of 5 images ‘Equilibrium’ in the Visual Arts category, for which he also received a Gold Award. This is the second time Paul has won this prestigious title, having previously held ‘BIPP Photographer of the Year 2010’.

The BIPP Professional Photography Awards are open to professional photographers who are members of the BIPP, the leading qualifying body of the photographic profession, and celebrate the very best work from the UK and internationally.

The celebration at Hartwell House highlighted the BIPP South East Regional Awards, the Professional Photography Awards, and showcased the exceptional images seen throughout the year in BIPP photographic qualifications. The event culminated in the presentation of the BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013 and the Peter Grugeon Best Fellowship Award 2013.

BIPP President Roy Meiklejon said ‘It is an honour to acknowledge the achievements, pure skill and dedication of professional photographers. Those who have received awards produced some beautiful and original images which truly stood out from the crowd and encompassed what being a professional photographer is really about.’



“Petalum” at the RHS London Shades of Autumn Show, 22-23 October 2013, Westminster, London

October 15, 2013

Display Two, RHS Autumn Show 2013, © Paul Coghlin 2013

I’m very pleased to announce that the UK’s Royal Horticultural Society, the RHS, have selected my work as part of this year’s London Shades of Autumn Show, on between 22nd and 23rd October 2013.

Twelve prints from my fine-art “Petalum” series will be on display at the Show, which celebrates all things botanical.

The RHS holds a wide range of large-scale flower shows around the UK each year and the London Shades of Autumn Show will also be featuring show-gardens, trade-stands, nurseries, presentations and exhibitions.


RHS Horticultural Halls, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE.

Opening times:

Tuesday 22 October, 10am-7pm and Wednesday 23 October, 10am-5pm

For further details, please visit the show’s website.

Interview in BIPP “The Photographer” Magazine

March 5, 2011

The British Institute of Professional Photography has just published an interview I recently had with Jonathan Briggs, the editor of the BIPP’s “The Photographer” magazine, on the challenges of fine art photography and how modern technology can be used to help the process of creating the images.

The 8-page article is illustrated with a range my photographs, including some from recent trips to the UK’s Lake District and western Scotland and also floral and animal images.

The interview can be read by clicking on the JPEG image below, which will open a new browser window.  Please then click on the open image to enlarge it to full size.

Many thanks to Jonathan Briggs and the BIPP for the great article.

BIPP Associateship 20-image panel

December 11, 2010

Here’s a link to my 20-image panel which I submitted during the summer (2010) to the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) for my Associateship qualification.  It has a number of themes all held together with a similar style and two weeks ago was awarded the BIPP Peter Grugeon Award for best Associateship panel.




December 2, 2010

Last Saturday (27th November), I attended the British Institute of Professional Photography “National Photographic Awards” at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK, and I’m very pleased to announce that, in addition to my gaining my Associateship (ABIPP), I received the following prestigious awards:

  • The “Peter Grugeon Award” For Best Associateship Submission Panel (20 B&W printed images)
  • Gold – Best Abstract/Illustrative Image – “Sentinel”
  • Gold – Best Landscape Image – “Old Railway Jetty II”
  • Gold – Best Science & Nature Image – “Pink Tulip, Study IV”
  • Silver – Science & Nature – “Portrait of an Elephant (Variation II)”
  • and finally, the Photographer of the Year award itself! (“Pink Tulip, Study IV”)

The BIPP Awards website, which features all the finalists’ work, is at:

It was quite an overwhelming night and it’s going to take a while for it to really sink in!

I am very honoured to receive these awards and my sincere thanks go to the BIPP judges for selecting these images and also to my Associateship mentor Russell Baston for providing his significant experience and professional guidance during the compilation of the images for my panel.

On my website:

National Photographic Awards –

The Peter Grugeon Award –

From the BIPP’s Press Release for the awards event:


Suffolk based Photographer, Paul Coghlin ABIPP has triumphed in the highly coveted British Institute of Professional Photography’s National Photographic Awards and has been awarded BIPP Photographer of the Year 2010.

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire played host to the British Institute of Professional Photography’s National Photographic Awards Celebration on 27 November.

Paul journeyed through two stages of judging to receive a handful of awards including three highly acclaimed Gold awards in the categories of Science and Nature, Abstract / Illustrative and Landscape. With only eight Gold awards presented in the entire competition, this truly is an exceptional achievement.

Paul also received a Silver award and a Merit in the Science and Nature category as well as three Merits in the Abstract / Illustrative category and two Merits in the Landscape category.

Paul’s Gold award winning image from the Science and Nature category, Pink Tulip Study IV, then awarded him BIPP Photographer of the Year 2010.

The cream of British photographic talent attended, alongside professional photographers and colleagues from around the world and, appropriately, hopes were flying high to win awards in many categories of professional photography.

Newly appointed BIPP President, Andy Gotts FBIPP, enthused “The standards we set in the BIPP Awards are extremely high. These pictures by Paul are outstanding examples of the best in International photography. All photographers joining our organisation go through a challenging qualifying procedure and people buying photography should be reassured to see the BIPP symbol alongside a photographer’s name.”