There are few greater pleasures than being out in the landscape with a camera. Setting up a composition and waiting – hoping – for the light to come good can be an almost meditative experience. A good landscape shot transports the viewer to the very spot where you were standing when you took the shot, allowing them to drink in the same sights as you. More than almost any other category, landscape is about light, and the two are almost inextricably linked. Good light – whether it’s the sun bursting through a dramatic cloud formation, or the soft illumination that comes just before dawn – has a transformative effect on the landscape, and can lift an ordinary scene to something spectacular. It’s crucial to plan ahead – study apps such as The Photographers Ephemeris to find out the most favourable time to photograph a scene, and be prepared to return to a location several times in order to capture it at its best. But above all, simply enjoy being there.
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.