Capturing a fast-moving subject in a fraction of a second is certainly a challenge, but when it comes off, you’re guaranteed a shot that will stand out. And there’s more to a successful image than setting the maximum frames-per-second on your camera and firing away. Anticipation and preparation play a huge part in getting a good shot, so take time to work out where your subject is likely to appear and which direction it will take. This applies whether you’re photographing a motorbike on a speedway track, a gymnast on a beam or a bird taking flight across a lake. For maximum stability when panning, hold your lens firmly from underneath and keep your elbows tight into your body. But don’t forget to try something a bit more creative, too, be that shooting in a variety of light conditions or setting a long shutter speed to give the impression of movement.
There are £11,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in APOY 2023, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.
The winner of each round in APOY 2023 will take home a £500 (GBP) voucher from MPB. The second-placed photographer in each round will win a £100 (GBP) voucher, and third will receive a £50 (GBP) voucher.
The overall winner of APOY 2023, will win a £1,000 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023.
A £500 (GBP) voucher and a Rotolight NEO 3 Pro Imagemaker Kit worth £650 (GBP) will be awarded to the winning UK Camera Club.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.
To keep photographers anonymous entries are hidden until expert judging has been completed.