One Shot – As Shot

One Shot: As Shot

Camera-craft is the basis of all photography and of turning a photographer’s vision into a striking image. Only very limited digital manipulation is permitted in this particular category; we want to see your image – on any travel-related theme – as close as possible to how you visualised it and shot it in-camera with only minimal adjustments.

TPOTY 2020 Winners

What subjects can you include?

Any subject you capture on your travels.

How many images?

One image per entry.

What are the judges looking for?

A superb travel image, on any subject – as shot in-camera – showng your skill with a camera rather than with digital manipulation.

Am I eligible?

This category is open to all photographers.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category more than once.

What is the category entry fee?

£10 for each single-image entry. Or submit any 10 images – in single image categories, portfolios or a combination of both (for example two four-image portfolios and two single image categories) entered at the same time for £40.

This category is a standalone award and entries are not considered in selecting the winner of the overall title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2021.

Do I need to shoot new material to be able to enter this category?

No! We have always allowed entrants to submit images from their archives – i.e. contemporary photography shot in recent years – and have always said that ‘travel starts when you leave your home’ and never has this been more important than in a time of global pandemic. Entries close on 12th October, so, depending on when travel restrictions are lifted, there may also be time for you to shoot new material before the closing date. But we want to stress that, in these extraordinary times, entrants should not make unnecessary journeys or break any lockdown that may be in force in their country of residence in order to take photographs to submit, and archive images are always welcome in TPOTY.

Digital Manipulation

The only manipulation permitted in this ‘As Shot’ category :

  • Cropping
  • Brightness, contrast, colour balance.
  • Dust spots and minor elements etc. can be retouched.

Please note, entrants who are shortlisted as finalists will be required to provide the original image files (RAW or jpeg as shot).

Prize

The winner of this category will receive a cash prizes, a LEE Filters LEE85 Discovery Kit and membership of The Royal Photographic Society.

Header Image © Lawrence Worcester

Our sponsors

It would not be possible to run Travel Photographer of the Year without the support of our sponsors and partners, and we are hugely grateful for their involvement each year.