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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David Queenan Interview

SL: Well done David. How does it feel to be commended in the inaugural Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition? DQ: I was absolutely delighted to receive commendations in two categories of the 2014 SLPOTY awards and have my images appear in the book alongside so many other highly rated photographers.SL:  Tell us a wee bit about yourself and when you first start taking photography seriously. DQ: I first developed an interest in photography whilst studying for a BA(Hons) […]

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Chris Swan talks to Stuart Low

SL: Congratulations Chris. How does it feel to be the runner up in the first ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year? CS: It feels brilliant, a real honour. Especially now that I’ve seen the quality of the other images in the book! SL: Tell us a wee bit about your background and when you first start taking photography seriously. CS: I was born in Edinburgh and moved to England when I was very young. We always came up to […]

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Interview with David Cole

SL: Tell us a wee bit about your background and when you first start taking photography seriously. I’m a self-employed contractor in the pharmaceutical industry, these days working part-time.  I started taking landscape photographs during visits to the Lake District about 5 years ago, and the Lake District is still my most frequent destination for photography – although in the last few years Scotland in winter has become a favourite. SL: Has your photography been influenced by any particular photographer […]

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Interview – Craig Aitchison

Congratulations Craig. How does it feel to be the first ever Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year? Fantastic! I must admit it did come as a great surprise to me but I am delighted and honoured that my images have received such a high accolade. I feel very lucky, especially after seeing the exceptionally high standard of entries showcased in the beautifully produced competition book. Tell us a wee bit about your background and when you first start taking photography […]

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The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Congratulations go to 39 year old Craig Aitchison from Kirkintilloch, who has become the first ever “Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year”. Craig won the overall title for his portfolio of classic panoramas of the Scottish Highlands which were captured on a Hasselblad Xpan camera. Craig’s images caught the eye of the judges and achieved the highest aggregate score out of all the images entered into the competition. The Landscape Categeory was won by 46 year old Brian Kerr from […]

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Forests and trees

As ever, we want to help you with your submissions and we’ve been asked if it is permitted to enter images of trees and forests, and the answer is a resounding YES! It goes without saying that Scotland boasts stunning scenery and a large part of our landscape includes our beautiful forest parks, so we definitely encourage you to submit your best shots of trees and forests. If you’ve already got your shots then remember there’s only a week to […]

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Photo ideas for Halloween

It’s Halloween weekend so what better time to get out and capture some moody night time or ghostly images to enter in the competition!  Here’s a few ideas for you to try over the coming weekend. 1. Capture a historic castle against the moon Scotland is known as the Land of Castles so we are literally spoilt for choice, and with the moon in the sky right now, it’s the perfect opportunity. From iconic castles like Eilean Donan and Edinburgh […]

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7 great seascape photography locations in Fife

If you’ve already selected your images for the seascape category then we’ll be delighted to see your entries, but if you haven’t, or you fancy testing your skills with some new images in the weeks running up to the closing date, then why not get out and try these locations on the Fife coast? We’ve put together these great locations for you to try to capture some new images. You just never know, you might just get the winning image, […]

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