APPImagem Qualificações 2018


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APPImagem Qualificações 2018

 

The qualifications for the Portuguese Association of Image Professional APPImagem just  ended!  last weekend , For the  third  year, the APPimagem Qualifications included not only photography but also video and photo albums.

The APPImagem Qualifications 2018 has been a historical moment in Portugal that will heighten a lot the quality of all image professionals in Portugal. It was a great honor and responsibility to be part of the panel of juries of “my” association APPImagem.

I just to want to say a huge THANK YOU APPImagem!

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!

I want to send a huge hug to all the associates of APPImagem, especially to those who sent their works and want to evolve. Hugs to my fellow juries from Portugal, Brasil, and Spain. And thank you very much for all the assistants for their all their work and dedication.

Rui Teixeira, president of APPImagem.
Rui Teixeira, president of APPImagem.

Robert Lengua and Heitor Coelho, presidents of juries rooms 1 and 2, respectively.
Robert Lengua and Heitor Coelho, presidents of juries rooms 1 and 2, respectively.

Robert Lengua.
Robert Lengua.

POV from the jury chair. In order: Roberto Lengua, Andre Boto, Nelson Marques, Yolanda Purrinos, and Fernando Algarvio.
POV from the jury chair. In order: Roberto Lengua, Andre Boto, Nelson Marques, Yolanda Purrinos, and Fernando Algarvio.

Everyone is very focused as one of the jury members defends his point of view.
Everyone is very focused as one of the jury members defends his point of view.

Very focused at the assistants' table.
Very focused at the assistants table.

Here I'm taking notes while view the panel judging.
Here I’m taking notes while viewing the panel judging.

Carrying cases of some of the works submitted for evaluation by the jury.
Carrying cases of some of the works submitted for evaluation by the jury.

President of the jury going over a difficult ruling.
President of the jury going over a difficult ruling.

Rui Costa Freire listening to the wise words of the jury panel about his submitted photos.
Rui Costa Freire listening to the wise words of the jury panel about his submitted photos.

Jury Nelson Marques was getting emotional over dramatic image and jury Helder Couto was consolling him.
Jury Nelson Marques was getting emotional over dramatic image and jury Helder Couto was consolling him.

Jury members Helder Couto and Rita Rocha discussing an image that had just been granted a merit award.
Jury members Helder Couto and Rita Rocha discussing an image that had just been granted a merit award.

Jury member Rita Rocha sharing a live footage of the event on social networks.
Jury member Rita Rocha sharing a live footage of the event on social networks.

The stand of Koy Labs at the event venue.
The stand of Koy Labs at the event venue.

Jury member Rita Rocha checking one of my printed portfolios.
Jury member Rita Rocha checking one of my printed portfolios.

Chill out time with jury members André Boto and professor Carlos Marques from Oficina da Imagem. You can check here blog post about the seminar Beauty is in the Light that I presented for Oficina da Imagem a couple of months ago.
Chill out time with jury members André Boto and professor Carlos Marques from Oficina da Imagem. You can check here the blog post about the seminar Beauty is in the Light that I presented for Oficina da Imagem a couple of months ago.

Jury Rafael Martins, whose self-portrait in the guise of Carlos Relvas was part of the Honor Collection of APPImagem 2015.
Jury Rafael Martins, whose self-portrait in the guise of Carlos Relvas was part of the Honor Collection of APPImagem 2015.

Jury member Rita Rocha.
Jury member Rita Rocha.

Smiles and great mood all around the event.
Smiles and great mood all around the event.

It's all about the details when ranking the photos at APPImagem Qualifications 2018.
It’s all about the details when ranking the photos at APPImagem Qualifications 2018.

Perfect ambiance around friends at the APPImagem Qualifications 2018.
Perfect ambience around friends at the APPImagem Qualifications 2018.

Dedicated jury members ranking the submitted photos.
Dedicated jury members ranking the submitted photos.

The Koy Lab stand at APPImagem Qualifications 2018.
The Koy Lab stand at APPImagem Qualifications 2018.

When looking for the best, you need to look for the smallest details.
When looking for the best, you need to look for the smallest details.

The president of the jury listening to the opinion of the other members of the panel before giving the final veredict.
The president of the jury listening to the opinion of the other members of the panel before giving the final verdict.

The event was open to the public, so anyone could come and learn from the opinions and verdicts of the jury panel about the submitted photographs.
The event was open to the public, so anyone could come and learn from the opinions and verdicts of the jury panel about the submitted photographs.

Jury member Jorge Molina.
Jury member Jorge Molina.

Jury president Robert Lengua.
Jury president Robert Lengua.

Being a jury member of APPImagem Qualifications 2018 is a rewarding but challenging task. The jury members work long hours during a 3-days period to rank the hundreds of photos submitted.
Being a jury member of APPImagem Qualifications 2018 is a rewarding but challenging task. The jury members work long hours during a 3-days period to rank the hundreds of photos submitted.

Group photo of the alternate jury panel, cheering for the end of the evaluations.
Group photo of the alternate jury panel, cheering for the end of the evaluations.

Group photo of the jury members.
Group photo of the jury members.

Heitor Coelho

Nelson Coelho, nomeado para videografo do ano.

Andre Boto, fellow Koy Lab ambassador and Photographer of the Year 2010 by APPImagem.
Andre Boto, fellow Koy Lab ambassador and Photographer of the Year 2010 by APPImagem.

Fernando Algarvio, jury member.
Fernando Algarvio, jury member.

Kake Regueira Castro, Olympus ambassador.
Kake Regueira Castro, Olympus ambassador.

Fernando Barrio Godoy, president of Spanish photographers association FEPFI.
Fernando Barrio Godoy, president of spanish photographers association FEPFI.

Gabriel Martos Moya, videographer.
Gabriel Martos Moya, videographer.

One of the alternate juries, always with a smile.
One of the alternate juries, always with a smile.

Jury members of the collection panel, chatting between evaluations.
Jury members of the collection panel, chatting between evaluations.

In this aftermath of the APPImagem Qualifications 2018, I can only congratulate the participants who make part of the 2018 Honor Collections. You can check the gallery of the selected photographs here.


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