Take A View
In Conversation with Matthew Cattell

In Conversation with Matthew Cattell

August 15, 2021

In our final episode of the first series of podcasts, Charlie Waite chats to 2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year winner Matthew Cattell.

Matthew is an outdoor photographer with a passion for promoting the natural world through photography, from panoramic vistas down to the details and behaviour of the wildlife on our doorstep.

Whilst Matthew has been using cameras since a very young age, his real interest in photography began at in the darkroom at college whilst taking a black and white photography course alongside his A-Levels. Matthew would spend free periods in the dark room developing and enlarging film that had been exposed using his grandad’s old Praktica camera.

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In conversation with Verity Milligan

In conversation with Verity Milligan

July 15, 2021

Verity Milligan is an award-winning professional photographer and educator working out of the city of Birmingham, UK. 

She has been creating images for the best part of a decade. Shooting on all formats and learning her craft slowly and methodically. She loves to take photographs and to share my work with the world.

Verity relishes the opportunity to capture moments, whether those moments never to be repeated, or changing light over a beautiful vista, you'll find her presiding over the precipice, capturing and crafting.

In conversation with Nigel Atherton

In conversation with Nigel Atherton

June 23, 2021

In our latest episode podcast host Charlie Waite talks with Nigel Atherton.  Nigel joined Amateur Photographer, the world’s oldest consumer photography magazine, as a Technique Writer in 1994 and has been Editor since 2013.

Prior to becoming a photography journalist, Nigel had a career as a professional photographer, working in a variety of photographic fields.

Nigel enjoys many photographic genres, especially landscapes, travel, reportage, nature and portraiture. Nigel believes that there are many potential ingredients to a successful photograph, including great light, perfect timing, an interesting story and a well-observed composition, and in order for him to connect with an image it needs to excel in at least one of these areas, preferably with a dash of originality.


In conversation with Lizzie Shepherd

In conversation with Lizzie Shepherd

June 8, 2021

In our latest instalment, Charlie Waite chats to photographer and LPOTY judge Lizzie Shepherd.

Lizzie is a professional photographer based in North Yorkshire, specialising in landscape, nature and travel photography. She runs a small group photography workshops and offers 1-2-1 tuition and also provides commercial photography services to a number of different clients. She is fortunate to live in one of the most amazing parts of the country and loves nothing more than getting out into the Yorkshire countryside. Lizzie is always looking to explore more abstract and unusual interpretations of the places she visits. The way she see's the world around her is constantly evolving and she believes that one of the joys of photography is that it forces you to open your eyes, to develop your vision and to keep searching for ways to express that vision.

In conversation with Adrian Beasley

In conversation with Adrian Beasley

May 25, 2021

In episode 2 host Charlie Waite is in conversation with Adrian Beasley.

Adrian’s passion is landscape photography, coming from years of walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, but at heart Adrian is an engineer. The demand for logic and analysis fostered a soft spot for modern architecture, especially when shot in black & white. Adrian started photography seriously in 1995 working through the City & Guilds courses with much of his early work created in the darkroom.

Adrian achieved success in national magazine competitions, often winning building and architecture rounds. Like many B&W enthusiasts, the bathroom darkroom finally closed for good when his daughter arrived in 2000. However, being a software engineer by trade he decided to embrace software completely and sold all his darkroom equipment in exchange for Photoshop and a large format printer.

In 2002 Adrian started teaching C&G photography courses such as Intro, B&W, Buildings and Landscape. More recently he has hosted intensive Photoshop and Lightroom courses for Light and Land. Adrian’s deep knowledge of computers and software combines with an easy teaching style to deliver courses which are ideal for the beginner.

In conversation with Joe Cornish

In conversation with Joe Cornish

May 10, 2021

In early 2021 the team at Landscape Photographer of the Year created their new podcast called 'Take a View', featuring awards founder Charlie Waite in conversation with a variety of guests discussing everything and anything about landscape photography.

In this first episode, recorded during the lockdown in early 2021 via Zoom, Charlie chats with his friend Joe Cornish.

Joe became a full-time photographer in 1984 and not long after this he joined Charlie Waite’s now legendary photo-library, Landscape Only. As travel and commercial printing boomed during this period Joe became an innovator in colour travel and landscape photography, contributing to numerous books, book covers, magazines and articles. 

Moving to North Yorkshire in 1993 allowed him to develop his landscape practice, which in turn led to a publishing and gallery business, still running today and now based in Northallerton. 

Books have continued to be the core of Joe’s working output and several titles he has written and photographed are widely sought after, including First Light, Scotland’s Coast and Scotland’s Mountains.

He has served as a judge of Landscape Photographer of the Year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and hosted several Understanding Photography events at the Natural History Museum. An honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Joe is currently Chair of its Fellowship Board. 

A keen walker and dedicated environmentalist he has increasingly dedicated his efforts to drawing attention to the beauty and vulnerability of the natural world. 

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