The European Photographer (EP) qualification aims to recognise competence and a professional standard for those who earn their living as Professional Photographers.
The EP is the entry qualification, offering a quality assurance certification. Your EP certificate lasts 4 years, by which time the holder will be encouraged to apply for a QEP certificate or to then reapply for the EP certificate again.
The Qualified European Photographer (QEP) qualification is designed to complement your Associateship qualification. To reach this level, a photographer must have excellent technical and artistic skills, the panel must have, besides technical talent a certain wow-factor that sets them apart from others. For a QEP application a panel of 12 printed and mounted images is required, all representing the candidates’ chosen field of specialisation.
The Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP) Certificate this is reserved for the more accomplished QEP holders.
To date approximately 80 Top European Photographers have received a Masters distinction for their supreme quality.
To reach MQEP level the photographer must demonstrate flawless technical skills as well as strong vision. Unlike QEP, the MQEP does not need a category or a field of specialisation. An MQEP panel requires 20 images, candidates can also send some supporting evidence, such as books, videos, albums etc. with the panel.
The FEP recognises that the BIPP has a long established and sophisticated qualification system as an awarding body and is authorised by the FEP to award the EP. This is a recognition to the photographers who have achieved their Licenciate qualification (LBIPP) which may also be awarded with the EP qualification.
For further information about the FEP qualifications visit www.europeanphotographers.eu/qualifications/ep-qualification,
Click HERE to download a copy of the EP application form