Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year
Founded in 2006 by Charlie Waite, the total prize fund of Take A View - Landscape Photographer of the Year is worth more than £20,000. Winning images are published in a book as well as displayed in a touring exhibition.
Charlie Waite says, ‘As a landscape photographer myself, I know how much time and thought goes into the creation of each of our entries, and it is hard when you have to disappoint people but, on the reverse side, is the feeling when you succeed.
‘I think most of my fellow judges would agree that you don’t enter the judging process “looking” for specifics. Yes there are certain elements such as lighting, technique, balance, composition, etc that are crucial on the whole, but it is the emotion that you feel when looking at the complete photograph that determines whether or not it speaks to you and stands out from the others. Attend and Intend is rather a favourite saying of mine at the moment: attend to what you are doing and ensure that all in your image is intended.’
Although tricky, think carefully about the popularity of your given location. ‘ There are a number of locations in the UK with a particular beauty that is very popular with photographers, and photographs of these do appear regularly among our entries. If judges are faced with multiple images of the same location within the judging process, then I think it is probably fair to say that it may be harder for one of them to stand out.’
The current Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition is touring the country. Full details can be found at the competition website take-a-view.co.uk. The 2018 competition will open soon.
Look through previous entries to ensure you’re not entering a similar-looking image