photographer of the year award - Andrew Nelson (iPhotography Student)

photographer of the year with iPhotography - trophyAndrew has captured some breathtaking shots over the last twelve months, which you can view in our student gallery. His awe-inspiring landscape photography can leave you speechless with the scenes he presents.

Andrew consistently produces work at the highest level and has developed his own distinct style in the process. His striking, colourful imagery holds great control, contrast and depth, drawing the audience into it. He creates classic and timeless landscapes, but with an ultra modern twist. His photography is fresh, stylish and an artist piece fit for any gallery exhibit.

Comment from the iPhotography Team:

Congratulations Andrew! iPhotographyCourse is extremely proud to have you onboard. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. We wish you all the very best on your future photographic journey. We would also like to say ‘thank you’ for being such a hugely positive influence within the gallery.

Winning Prize:
Andrew has been awarded a crystal glass engraved trophy, £350 Amazon Gift Voucher, and will also receive vouchers for our new iPhotoshop Course 1 & 2 (RRP £399).

Comment from Andrew Nelson:

First of all I’d like to thank all the students and tutors that took the time to vote for me in this years ‘Photographer of the Year’, I am truly humbled. I never thought for one moment I’d win, just being nominated would have been an achievement for me, as the quality of work was exceptional.

If I was to give any words of encouragement they would be to simply get out there and enjoy yourselves – not every shot is a keeper, in fact I probably bin 80% of mine if not more. I recently heard a quote which said “you’ll never take your best picture” this meaning you’re always striding to take a better one – stick at it and with the help from the we’ll all get there in the end.

I’ve enjoyed photography since my school days, but technology has moved on since then. I got my first DSLR camera when my son took up rugby just to keep a record of the matches and upload the photos to the club website – as not all parents can make it to every game. Then gradually I just started taking the camera out on dog walks, local car shows and now I’ve been known to set my alarm and get up for a sunrise shot.

There’s a little story to how I came to get on the course, my mam had bought it for me and kept tabs on how I was getting on, but sadly she died back in August – so I did like to say a big thank you to her as well, she’d have been so proud.

So once again, Big Thanks to everyone involved with the iphotography course, tutors and students alike, biggest thanks of all must go to my mam for getting me here – still can’t believe it :) All the Best

Andrew Nelson
Photographer of the Year 2014