Scottish Nature Photography Awards - Stephen Rodger
Huge congratulations go to HND Student, Stephen Rodger for winning the Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 Award. His portfolio "Gulls in the Clouds" beat off competition from across the country to capture award success at the tenth anniversary of the annual photography competition.
Stephen said: "Having never won a photographic competition before we can rest assured that being named Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2019 is a very exciting moment for me. I’m in my second year at Edinburgh College finishing my HND and hoping to progress on to the BA Photography course. The lecturers at the college are a gloriously idiosyncratic, passionate and supportive bunch who have helped me develop as a photographer over the last two years".
Judge Ron McCombe said: "The judges were impressed with this fine portfolio. Simple yet effective, a collection of cloud formations with the added interest of seagulls flying in each image. The composition works very well in black and white which makes this collection a very strong portfolio."
Edinburgh College Broadcast Media and Photography lecturer Graham McGirk said: "We are delighted that Stephen has been so successful in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards. Stephen came to us as a mature student and enthusiastically threw himself into all aspects of the coursework. He has always been a most receptive student and an inspirational member of our student community. Nature photography is his passion and that it clearly shown in the excellent quality of his work."
All winners can be viewed at the SNPA
Gulls In The Clouds #1
Gulls In The Clouds #2
Gulls In The Clouds #3
Gulls Between Stacks