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Shaped by Light

One Shot Category


© Zhiping Cai, China

TPOTY 2015

Photography is all about light and even the most mundane things and places can be sculpted and shaped by it. Ever-changing, light can make a portrait, a landscape, an experience unique to that one moment, and capturing that moment creates a truly stunning photograph. It's the photographer’s craft to know when and how to capture light at the right moment making an image unique and impactful. Capture a travel-related moment defined and shaped by light. You can shoot in B&W or colour.

What subjects can you include?

Any travel subject - it’s about the light.

How many images?

One (1) image - This is a single image category.

What are the judges looking for?

Creative use of composition, viewpoint and use of light - natural or artificial - to define the subject of your image. Capture in a single image, sculpted by light, something which makes the judges want to look at it again and again. Take our breath away!

Am I eligible?

This category is open to all photographers.

How many times can I enter?

You may enter this category as many times as you wish

Sponsors & Prizes

The winner of this category will receive a five or six-day winter or summer voyage for two people along Norway’s stunning coastline with Hurtigruten, including flights from the UK, plus a Torres Insulator Jacket from Páramo Directional Clothing.


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2016 Sponsors & Partners

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