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Photographer Wins Comp 1yr After Picking Up Camera

Some people are just naturally talented at things, and Leo Caldecott must be one of those people, winning a photography competition just one year after picking up a camera for the first time. 

Leo was announced the winner of the of Lloyds Bank’s amateur photography contest, which had the theme The Great British Outdoors. 

Digital Camera World noted: “Amateur photographers across the UK were encouraged to submit photographs that showcased the beauty and diversity of Britain’s outdoor spaces.”

He entered a picture he took of the Radical Steps in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, with this image being the first he had ever entered in a photography competition. 

The photographer, who has been snapping pictures of the countryside since purchasing his first camera a year ago, said he stumbled across the steps by accident. 

“The conditions were in my favour; a slight coating of water on the steps themselves and the lighting made for a perfect opportunity,” Leo explained. 

He was awarded an iPhone 13 Pro for his prize, as well as a two-night stay in the Peak District for two people. 

Taking second and third places were Arron Tucker for his image of a fishing boat in Fort William and Rob Bates for his picture of the Peak District at sunset. They were given a Sony A6000 Camera and Jessops photography experience voucher for their entries. 

Lloyds Bank has launched several photography competitions in the past to celebrate the talents of British snappers, including the #ABritishPointOfView and #AnIslandsPointOfView contests. 

If you’re a budding photographer, make sure you have the right equipment, including a UK hipster camera bag, so you can snap a beautiful scene whenever you come across one.