The Photographic Angle regularly runs photographic competitions which are open and accessible to everyone, regardless of their location, ability, experience, equipment or age.

Each competition has a theme, chosen by our Head of Design, and we welcome submissions that illustrate this theme showcasing originality and a unique viewpoint. The competitions are free to enter and TPA enlists the help of an independent judge who is given the responsibility of selecting the winning entries. One photographer whose entry is deemed the best representation of the competition theme will be awarded a prize.

Throughout the year, our Head of Design will also choose a selection of the best entries submitted to various competition themes for inclusion in one of our future photographic exhibitions. The chosen images will then be printed by the charity and exhibited at no expense to the photographers. If your work is chosen for inclusion you will be contacted via email and asked to send us high resolution versions of your work.

A lapse in time

Time lapse is something that is often associated with the moving picture, a video of a beautiful flower slowly opening, of the Milky Way moving round in the heavens and the sun rising over a landscape of patchwork fields.
So how does it work with the still image?
When producing a video of time lapse photography, the still images are ‘woven’ together and become a video that shows something happening in a greatly accelerated time process.
To produce a still image, using time lapse photography, the still images need to be overlaid, so that the ‘moving’ part of the images is shown and the other aspects remain the same.
Another way to produce a still image, is to use a slow shutter speed, allowing movement to be shown in the image such as car lights at night.
If this is a new concept, there is a wealth of information available online!

Alternatively, if overlapping images is a little too technical, then we encourage you to think outside the box for this theme and produce images that show the passing of time in one shot. For example a photograph showing a baby being held by an older member of the family, an interesting angle of the rings found in tree trunks, the ageing of a wooden boat, or the ravages of time shown in some landscape – erosion, drought, flood or something similar.

The results of both methods of using time lapse photography can produce stunning results, and this is our challenge to you for this competition.
We would like you to draw on your creativity and produce an image which has evidence of using time lapse photography. The subject can be anything you choose, but as we are creating our family-friendly catalogues for our touring exhibitions from these competitions, we would ask that you bear that in mind before submission.

We hope you enjoy this process, that you maybe learn a new skill through the process and we look forward to seeing the images that you produce.

Competition closes for entries on October 31st 2019


The winner will receive a 1 year digital subscription to Outdoor Photography Magazine

Outdoor Photography is the UK’s one and only digital magazine dedicated to the wonderful landscapes, wildlife and environment-based photography across the UK. Outdoor Photography brings an array of photographs contributed by regular British photographers and is the ideal read for the serious amateurs or even the semi-professional photographers.

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Competition Judge

Yevhen Samuchenko, AFIAP, UAPF, GPA

Yevhen, creative nickname Q-lieb-in is a travel photographer from Ukraine.
Inspired by Mother Nature and our Universe, he enjoys shooting nature and street scenes, but most of all is attracted to night shooting. He enjoys its slow pace — and says that you can break away from the bustle of the day, and because of the long exposure shooting process does not interfere with the contemplation of the starry sky. Consciously watching the majestic night sky, he feels like a single particle of the Universe, merging into a single whole with it.