What is QEP?
The FEP, Federation of European Professional Photographers Associations, introduced in 1999 a single system of qualifications which is recognised and accepted by the 22 member associations of 21 countries within Europe.
This European qualification, which is known as QEP, is based on the long established British system of qualification for professional photographers.
All candidates submit to an international jury, a panel of 12 images, which will be judged in conditions of anonymity and under strict professional conditions.
To date, the FEP has conferred this truly international qualification on photographers from Austria, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The QEP Distinction is given in various specialisations such as wedding, portrait, reportage, architecture, advertising, scientific, illustration, including landscapes, etc. Which demonstrates technical competence and creativity in one of the above mentioned disciplines as indicated on the application form.
What is Master QEP (MQEP)?
This is a higher qualification award reserved for QEP holders who have shown exceptional competence in their work.
QEP Master candidates must present a panel of 20 prints in any size. They may if they wish show supporting evidence e.g. (CDs, DVDs, books, publications). QEP Masters and QEPs will receive an official certificate from FEP.
QEP photographers may receive a letter of invitation to apply for a Master QEP session from the Chairman of the QEP Jury. Should you wish to receive further details about this, please contact Jim Lowe (chairman of the jury): firstname.lastname@example.org
Please go to the QEP/MQEP Rules and Regulations page for further information.