Walks And Walking – South West Coast Path Motographer Of The Year 2013
Don’t know what a Motographer is? Neither did I until I read about the South West Coast Path Motographer Of The Year 2013 competion! The South West Coast Path Cornwall team is encouraging budding mobile phone photographers of all ages to capture a moment in time on the Coast Path as part of its Motographer of the Year 2103 competition. It could be a shot of a couple resting a while to admire the view or a child collecting seashells – the only rule is that it is taken on a mobile phone and includes a person out on any stretch of the 630-mile South West Coast Path.
I’ve stopped taking my camera out on walks now because I find it easier to use my Smartphone as I can use my ViewRanger map software to check my walking route, tweet pictures using Instagram and EyeEm apps. You can look at all of my ‘Motographs’ on Instagram here and EyeEm here. My favourite Motographs from the SWC Path is probably The Three Pilchards pub in Polperro. We go to Looe every year and always walk to Polperro on the SWC Path stopping off at The Three Pilchards for some fine ale and a crab sandwich!
Among this year’s judges is the award-winning travel and landscape photographer David Noton, who runs photography workshops on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, and award leader of BA Photography at Falmouth University, Deborah Baker, who has worked with artists including Mary Ellen Mark and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Says David Noton, whose work has long taken inspiration from the South West Coast Path: “The joy of being on the South West Coast Path can be enhanced with photography. The very process of trying to capture the experience to share with friends and family makes us look at what’s all around us on the cliff tops, headlands and in the coves with an analytical eye, noticing details and tricks of the light that maybe we wouldn’t without the stimulus of photography. A good picture is the product of a perceptive eye, so this competition is a great opportunity for anyone with a camera phone to get creative and share their unique vision of people experiencing the pleasures of the outdoor life on the South West Coast Path with the rest of the world.”
Deborah Baker adds: “I am very supportive of this competition as mobile phone imagery contributes to all genres of the medium with incredible ease of use and remarkable technical quality. On our photography courses we feel that it is important to encourage a diversity of photographic practices. This is a wonderful opportunity for all to create stunning imagery in a location that’s hard to beat anywhere in the world.”
The winner will receive a mini iPad.
Mobile photographers are invited to submit their entries via the South West Coast Path Facebook page or Twitter @swcoastpath using the hashtag #MOTY2013 by the deadline of September 30 2013. For full details of how to enter the competition and terms and conditions, please visit here.