certificate of craftsmanshiP
QEP & Gesällbrev – European & Swedish Quality Insurance
qualified European Photographer – QEP
John Hellström is the only Swedish photographer who has succeeded to pass the strict QEP certification in wedding photography, that the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) does.
Press release from the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)
“The Federation of European Professional Photographers gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia, for its 38th qualification judging session.
The Qualified European Photographer (QEP) qualification aims to recognise and reward excellence in European Professional Photographers. It is designed to complement national awards systems and has over the years created a Europe-wide network of over 500 certified experts who share a passion and talent for professional photography.
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 specialization. The panel is judged by a jury of 5 experienced, international judges.
This time 17 QEP applications were submitted, 9 out of which were successful. One of the new QEPs is John Hellström from Sweden. He is from the Swedish association Svenska Porträttfotografers Förbund - SvPF. His panel represented the wedding category. Judges loved the humour behind the images and appreciated the good technical execution of the images."
Swedish Certified Photographer – Gesällbrev
The "Gesällbrev" is a recently introduced professional certificate of the Swedish craft industry. The Certificate of Craftsmanship is earned by those who have passed the theoretical and practical professional examination by the Swedish Association of Professional Photographers (SFF), which shows that the photographer has a fullfilled education. It is a guarantee for customers to hire a proven professional photographer who possesses the knowledge relevant to professional photography. Below is the photographer John Hellström's professional Certificate of Craftmanship.