Monthly:July 2015

Being the judge of SLPOTY

When you enter a photography competition there’s always lots of things that go through your mind. Are my images good enough? Are they what the judges are looking for? Could I Win? And so on. Well, these were the same thoughts that went through my mind when I first entered a competition, and for me at least, this was all part of the enjoyment. But like many photographers, I too suffered the pain of rejection when my entries didn’t make […]

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SLPOTY 2015 Exhibition dates

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE RE FINAL EXHIBITION Our exhibition at the SNH Battleby Centre has had to be delayed a few days. We hope to have it open some time next week between 24th -27th Nov and we will update as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the delay. Scottish Natural Heritage visitor centre, Battleby – end November till 8th January 2016. Please note that due to the size of space available, this exhibition comprises a small selection of framed prints. Full […]

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David Shawe interview

SL: Congratulations David. How does it feel to be the commended in the first ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year? DS: Thank you very much. To be highly commended in SLPOTY means a lot to me as it’s my first little bit of success in a major competition, especially as it’s the first one. It’s also rather poignant as I have a love of the Scottish landscape and its people which draws me back time and time again, even […]

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How the SLPOTY competition was put to work to promote photography

How SLPOTY was put to work It’s been 6 months since the winners of the inaugural Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition were announced and I’m delighted to say that the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Photography competitions are great vehicles for raising awareness and raising profiles and I’d like to show you how all the money was used to promote the competition, raise those photographers profiles and promote Scotland. From running my own groups and teaching photography, I […]

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