Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 - Winner


A photograph of autumn mists drifting over Crummock Water in the English Lake District captivated the judges and wins top prize in this year’s search for the UK’s ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’. Derbyshire-based photographer, Tony Bennett becomes the seventh person to win the overall title and the £10,000 prize. His picture was chosen, by the judges, from the thousands of entries that showcased the richly diverse landscape of the UK.
On hearing the news, Tony said, “When Charlie rang to tell me of my win, I was driving and I answered him on my ‘hands free’ phone. I remember him saying, ‘this is Charlie, Charlie Waite.’ My brain went into overdrive; intuitively I knew it was about the Landscape Photography Competition and was steeling myself to be told I had won one of the lesser prizes. Then Charlie said, ‘Put both hands on the steering wheel and take a deep breath,’ a lump came into my throat as he said, ‘you have won first prize. Congratulations.’
It took a stiff whisky and a shared bottle of wine later in the evening before the significance really began to dawn upon me”

National Trust competition winner's day out with Charlie Waite


The winner of The National Trust's Your Space photography competition joined photographer Charlie Waite from Light & Land landscape photography workshops for her prize of a one-to-one tutorial.

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Can Kodak meet the digital era?

Kodak was once synonymous with photography, but the rise of digital cameras led to the company applying for bankruptcy protection. Now, 125 years after the name was trademarked, the company is concentrating on its commercial-imaging business, or digital printing. Alice Baxter reports on Kodak's reinvention and chats with Charlie Waite.

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In The Footsteps of Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch painting master, is called the Magician of Light. Even though I’m a photographer, his paintings never fail to quietly move me. The lighting and shading techniques that he established 400 years ago entice me artistically. Recently, I had the urge to visit Delft, the ancient town where Vermeer lived his entire life, and the backdrop for most of his paintings.

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Landscape Photographer of the Year on the move ............

Now in its seventh year, the Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Award is open for entries and you have until early July to upload your pictures for a chance to win £10,000. ‘Take a view’, the idea of renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite, is one of the nation’s most exciting photographic competitions and the search for the 2013 winner is now on.

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Charlie Waite book release - "Arc & Line"

Arc & Line is a ground-breaking book of distinctive black & white and colour images taken from around the world including the British Isles, that will appeal equally to photographers and collectors, as it takes landscape photography into the realm of fine art with the timeless elegance that has come to be expected of Charlie Waite's work. More

"With Landscape in Mind"


"With Landscape in Mind" is a feature length documentary film from Light and Land, produced by Environment Films. Landscape photographer Joe Cornish makes a journey from coast to coast across the north of England - tracing a path from the industrial mouth of the river Tees, through the stark and beautiful limestone scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, to the Lake District, arguably England's most romantic and spectacular landscape, revealing the photographer's aesthetic and physical challenges in this upland landscape along the way. More