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2018 title winners look back...

We asked the 2018 title winners to look back on winning their Awards and to tell us about their current projects.





Phil Johnston, Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Phil said: "I was over the moon to receive the news I had won not only the portrait category but the overall competition! It’s so nice to have my work recognised at this level. Such a confidence boost.

"Since winning I have spent some time with the Roe Deer over summer which was amazing. More recently though I’ve been working on Kingfishers a lot. I hope to get back with the Roe Deer again soon though and try come up with something different."


https://www.flickr.com/photos/122593843@N04


© Phil Johnston – Roe Kid Flower





Kaitlyn Clark (Age 8) Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Kaitlyn said: "Winning my Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year title meant the world to me, I still smile the biggest smile when I think about it, Mum and Dad are still telling everyone and anyone that will listen.

"At school my teacher made a big fuss and some other teachers congratulated me. One of the teachers, Mrs Innes, was retiring and the school decided to honour her with her own cup (The Innes Award for Creativity) which was awarded to me for what I achieved with my photography which also means my name is the first ever name engraved on it!

"Since I won the award I have been on a good few wildlife adventures with Mum and Dad including our trip to Ron McCombe's hide for my prize. We have been local such as The Ness Islands, our local woods Craig Phadrig and Dunain where I see lots of different bird species and our local red squirrels, Moray at Loch Spynie and around Elgin and Lossiemouth. We also have been to Dumfries where I had my first ever badger encounter and it was absolutely amazing. I felt so lucky to have been near them because they are wild animals and they decided to trust us enough to come out and go about their business. We also had a trip to Skye and up to Duncansby and Dunnet head where I loved seeing the skua, fulmar chicks, puffins and two buzzards. We have a trip to Forvie nature reserve planned this week and I am really excited about that too."


https://www.facebook.com/sivakophotography/

Kaitlyn Clark – Peek-a-boo
© Kaitlyn Clark – Peek-a-boo




Martin Gibb, Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018
BA (Hons) Photography at City of Glasgow College

Martin said: "Winning the Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year in the final year of my degree was a fantastic and uplifting experience that gave me the inspiration to keep taking photos.

"I have recently moved home from Luss on the west coast through to Fife in the east. This move will give me the chance to explore new areas with my camera over the coming year and provide me with some new material to use in entering this year's and future SNPA competitions. Over the next few months I hope to be exploring elements with a coastal theme, please have a look at my work on:


https://martingibb.myportfolio.com/

Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio
© Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio

Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio
© Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio

Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio
© Martin Gibb - A View to Unconformity Portfolio