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Steve urges others to take iconic images

Meerwind HI-10, taken by Steve Morgan, highly commended in the professional photographer category in the EEF Photography Awards 2013 in partnership with Canon, Lombard, ERA Foundation.

Meerwind HI-10, taken by Steve Morgan, highly commended in the professional photographer category in the EEF Photography Awards 2013 in partnership with Canon, Lombard, ERA Foundation.

A successful professional photographer from Hebden Bridge is urging other local photographers to get snapping for a national photography competition and the chance to share a prize of £5,000 of Canon photography equipment.

Steve Morgan was highly commended last year for his iconic image of British industry in EEF’s annual ‘Make it Britain’ photography competition, sponsored by Lombard. His powerful image, ‘Meerwind HI-10’ saw him walking away with a commendation in the Professional Photographer category.

Now in its fifth year, the competition to find the perfect image to capture the essence of modern British manufacturing has just kicked-off again, giving local photography enthusiasts the chance to follow in Steve’s footsteps.

Steve Morgan says: “I was delighted when my image was chosen to be shortlisted for the competition, and then to have it highly commended and exhibited was brilliant. It was really gratifying to see people reacting positively.

“Photography has been my passion and my career for many years and to have your work recognised is always a buzz. Depicting modern manufacturing and industry is often quite a challenge and can stretch your creative and technical skills to the limit.”

There are three categories to enter: professional, amateur and young photographer (14-19 years old). Photographs can portray any stage of manufacturing, from design and process through to the finished product, and can cover traditional or high-tech sectors.

The competition closes on September 30. Entries will be shortlisted by a panel of photography and industry experts with winners announced in December at the House of Commons.

 

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