I was interviewed by Nicola Gilroy today, presenter from BBC Radio Lincolnshire, alongside Charlie Waite to promote the 2015 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and landscape photography in Lincolnshire. The invitation was offered as I was commended in the 2014 awards, and local radio stations were keen to speak to successful local photographers.
I wasn't sure what to expect but it was an enjoyable experience having the opportunity to talk to both Nicola and Charlie, who is widely regarded as one of the best ever landscape photographers. Charlie provided a critique on my commended image from last year's awards, describing it as capturing a 'special atmosphere' and a result of the photographer being 'in the zone'.
I was asked about the experience of photographing outdoors and the effort you go to get a shot. I didn't say all I wanted, but hopefully one day I'll get the opportunity to do something similar again. The interview will be aired on Tuesday 30th June around 2pm on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
I'll be entering the competition again this year with what I feel is a stronger selection of images. For anyone who has a special landscape image, whether it's in the countryside or urban, or involving people, it's worth entering the competition where you have the opportunity of winning a maximum £10,000 prize, and seeing your images in the exhibition at London Waterloo station and awards book.
To enter visit www.take-a-view.co.uk.
Here's a YouTube link to the interview: