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Photography Magazine

f11 Members' | Your Vision, 2018

Published on: 12th April 2018
By David Noton

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Photo: David Noton, Sunrise from the footbridge over a branch of the River Stour at Sturminster Mill, Sturminster Newton, DorsetPhoto: David Noton, Sunrise from the footbridge over a branch of the River Stour at Sturminster Mill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

We at David Noton Photography are thrilled to commemorate the seventh year of our f11 Photography Magazine (and its predecessor, Chasing the Light) by announcing the launch of our f11 Your Vision 2018 photographic competition for fully registered f11 Members.

The Competition

We all know that the most important equipment needed for our craft is a Photographer’s Eye. Indeed, the ability to see strong pictures in a multitude of situations is a fundamental skill to be nurtured by photographers of all levels. This is what our Your Vision Competition is all about: celebrating the process that gives birth to a picture, from the conception of an idea through to the point the shutter opens. The Judges will be looking for f11 Members’ pictures that display the most imaginative, original and perceptive photographic Vision – it’s as simple as that.

Photo: Lorraine Heaysman, Winter Birch | First Prize - Overall Winning Image, Your Vision 2017Photo: Lorraine Heaysman, Winter Birch | First Prize - Overall Winning Image, Your Vision 2017

The Prizes

The Winners will receive a day of One-to-One Tuition with David Noton, arranged at a mutually convenient time and location, and there will also be Highly Commended Prizes kindly donated by CanonLee FiltersAdobeManfrotto and Páramo.

1st Prize

For the Overall Winning Image that Displays the Most Imaginative and Perceptive Vision:
24-hour Dawn-to-Dusk One-to-One Photographic Tuition Session with David Noton.
Plus a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photographer’s Plan, donated by Adobe Systems Europe.

Portfolio Prize

For the Collection of Three Images that Best Display a Unique Style and Vision: 
24-hour Dawn-to-Dusk One-to-One Photographic Tuition Session with David Noton. Plus prize (TBC) donated by Manfrotto UK.

Photo: Dylan Arnold,  Eagle's Nest | Winner - Portfolio Prize, Your Vision 2017Photo: Dylan Arnold, Eagle's Nest | Winner - Portfolio Prize, Your Vision 2017

Highly Commended Prizes

For the Best Use of Light:
A Chasing the Light Filter Kit made by Lee Filters exclusively for David Noton Photography, donated by Lee Filters.

For the Best Capture of the Decisive Moment:
Prize (TBC) donated by Canon UK.

For the Best Spirit of Adventure:
£300 Voucher donated by Páramo.

For the Best Composition:
Prize (TBC) donated by Manfrotto UK.

Photo: David Noton, A lady in red in amongst the Holocaust Memorial, Mitte, Berlin, GermanyPhoto: David Noton, A lady in red in amongst the Holocaust Memorial, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

The Judges

David Noton, Photographer and publisher of the f11 Photography Magazine
Wendy Noton, Photo Library Manager, David Noton Photography
Sharyn Meeks, Content Manager, David Noton Photography
Ailsa McWhinnie, f11 Photography Magazine Editor
Ross Hoddinott, Photographer and Regular f11 Contributor
Tesni Ward, Wildlife Photographer
Lorraine Heaysman, Your Vision 2017 Competition Winner, Overall Winning Image
Dylan Arnold, Your Vision 2017 Competition Winner, Portfolio Prize
Rob Cook, Professional Imaging Group, Canon UK 
Graham Merritt, Head of Product Development, Lee Filters
Richard Curtis, Principal Solutions Consultant, Adobe Systems Europe
Tom Redfern, Creative Director, Páramo Directional Clothing Systems 
Paul Hill, Category Manager Supports, Manfrotto UK 

How to Enter

For full f11 Members to submit their entries, please send no more than five images and the story behind the lens for each shot as email attachments to [email protected] by 1200 GMT on 31st July 2018 at the very latest. If you’re not yet an f11 Member, sign up today at so you can make your submission. 

Please note we welcome images that have previously been featured in the f11 Members' Gallery, but they will need to be re-submitted following the entry guidelines below.

Submission guidelines

Your image submissions should be sent to us via email to [email protected] with “Your Vision 2018” included in the e-mail title.
Images should be submitted at a resolution of 72dpi with a longest dimension 1100 pixels, and saved in a high quality (8 or higher) jpeg format. 
Please supply each image with its own title caption (description, location), technical details (camera, lens, exposure details) and a short story from behind the lens (why, when, set-up) included as part of the image’s file information (metadata).
Please do not add any watermarks to your submissions.

There is no entry fee but all entrants must be fully registered f11 Members.

All finalists will have their images featured in a special Your Vision Competition Winners f11 Member’s Gallery in the September 2018 issue of the f11 Photography Magazine with comments on their winning images from the Judges.

Photo: Justin Minns, Happisburgh Lighthouse | Winner - Best Composition, Your Vision 2017Photo: Justin Minns, Happisburgh Lighthouse | Winner - Best Composition, Your Vision 2017

Terms and Conditions

The winners will receive a voucher for a 24-hour One-to-One Photographic Tuition Session with David Noton, to be arranged at a mutually convenient location and date. David Noton Photography will make every effort to ensure the session occurs as soon as possible. Please note the voucher covers only the tuition; travel and subsistence expenses incurred attending the session will not be covered.

All images submitted must be the entrants own work and sole copyright, and must not contain any third party materials including third party trademarks or trade names and/or content that you do not have permission to use.

Copyright of all entries remains with the photographer at all times, but David Noton Photography and the f11 Photography Magazine reserves the right to use, publish and republish entries within the magazine in connection with the competition without payment.

It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the Judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

f11 Photography Magazine | December 2018

1st December 2018

Issue: 83

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Every month we publish an issue of our unique magazine Chasing the Light exclusively for f11 members. With features from behind the lens and on the road with David Noton it combines stunning photography with David's unique style of writing. Technical features, humorous anecdotes, travel notes, a member's gallery, news and the stories behind the pictures make it an entertaining, informative and inspirational monthly read and information resource for all who love photography and travel. All this for less than the price of a coffee and a biscuit a month. F11 members can also download other exclusive content such as Despatches+ and video blogs for free as they become available.

It's December, the last Issue of 2018! We feature some regular columns and some new names too - all here for you to enjoy....