Landscape Photographer of the Year : Collection 4 Collection 4 Hardback
'Take a view', the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, is the brainchild of Charlie Waite, one of today's most respected landscape photographers.
Together with the AA, he has created this prestigious competition and award with a total prize fund exceeding GBP 20,000, plus an eight-week exhibition at the National Theatre and publication of "Landscape Photographer of the Year", the full-color book of best entries.
Britain's heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in the UK or simply visiting, as long as the image is from the British Isles.
This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the fourth annual competition.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, Colour photographs
- Publisher: AA Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/10/2010
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9780749567361
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This is the first Landscape Photographer of the Year book that I have seen, and after seeing Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 1 I was expecting to be similarly impressed. However that is not the case. While there is no questioning the technical quality of the photography here, with many of the shots taken under far from normal conditions, I am struck by the lack of originality of the handling, if I had to sum all of them up in a word it would be cliché. There is also a lot of repetition within the collection in that there are many similar photographs, in both choice of subject or lighting/atmospheric conditions.The book is informative, it is useful to have the details of camera and settings for each photograph, although I fail to see why these must be provided separately at the back of the book rather than alongside the respective photographs, it becomes rather tiresome having to keep turning to the back to find the relevant information.