On Friday the Royal Geographical Society gallery opened its doors to the travel photographer of the year exhibition, displaying over 200 stunning images from all around the world. Situated near to Hyde Park, the exhibition is free to enter and runs till 18th August with two evenings in conversation with renowned photographers, starting with wildlife photographer Andy Rouse on Wednesday evening (17th July). It’s the perfect opportunity to get some sage advice from the bigwigs of photography, browse some great work and maybe even get some nibbles – all for free (nibbles not guaranteed).
And here’s a sneak preview of what you have to look forward to:
Puts my ‘artistically’ blurred holiday snaps to shame.
Head over to the competition’s website to browse the winners’ galleries from 2003 and book tickets to the evening talks: www.tpoty.com
‘The Guardian’s’ amateur photography competition ‘Be there’ is quite possibly the paper’s best kept secret. I say secret because I only stumbled across it this morning, but for those of you, who like me, apparently live in a box here’s the low down. ‘Be there’ is a travel photograph competition that encourages wandering nomads or artistically inclined tourists or just your average tourist to send in their most dramatic or beautiful holiday snap. By saying ‘holiday snap’ I’m hardly doing the previous entrants justice – their photographs are much much more than that, but my point is anyone can enter. Even you. Each month the competition focuses on a particular theme (January was ‘action’, February was ‘animals’ and March will be ‘water’) and the monthly winner will have their photograph professionally mounted and exhibited at the winner’s exhibition at King’s Palace next January. But, here’s the big pull, if you’re chosen as the overall winner, the prize is a trip to Churchill, Canada for an Arctic adventure including whale watching and polar bear tours. The deadline for March entries is 24 March. Even I’m tempted to take a shot at it….
Hit the link for more details about how to enter:
A few of my favourite photos from this year’s competition so far: