Amateur photographers in Oxfordshire urged to get involved

 7th Feb 2012


Amateur photographers in West Oxfordshire have been encouraged to get involved in a local competition in order to keep their skills fresh. 
West Oxfordshire District Council organise the event, which was won last year by self-employed business coach Peter Young. Now, the 52-year-old is calling on other amateur photographers to pick up their cameras this year and have a go. Amateur photographers can get help improving their skills with a downloadable Photography Course by Mike Browne.
He told the Witney Gazette: “I was just inspired on the day to get out to Blenheim and take a photo because the light was perfect. The autumn colours were amazing.”
However, he did acknowledge that there are some barriers in the way of amateurs occasionally, remarking that his wife had been “quite cross” because he was meant to be working. But in spite of this he would “definitely encourage people to enter”.
The event is designed to encourage people to take photographs of the surrounding area. The council has suggested images such as Cotswold scenery, or the busy market towns with their daily life. 
Each winner will receive a canvas print of their image and it may also be used to promote the region in other areas of the UK. For more information, amateur photographers should call 01993 861553 or visit www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org/photos
The event will stop taking entries from 27 April.

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