Photography


Durdle Door, Dorset: Canon EOS 700D, with 18-55mm lens at 24mm, ISO 100, 55sec at f/14, ND filter, tripod

Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Year 11 pupil James Oakley has had his photograph of Durdle Door in Dorset published in the prestigious photography publication 'Outdoor Photographer of the Year'.

James spoke on the challenges of capturing the photograph, "This was my first time at Durdle Door and I was overwhelmed by the landscape that I saw before me. I was firing off shots one by one, capturing the moment as it went by, trying to get some great images. I was fighting against time, as the sun went down behind a huge band of clouds near the horizon; there was only a brief moment when the light was at its best. One problem I found at this location was the number of people that were on the beach - it was very hard to get a good composition without getting anyone in the shot."

Julian Pabla, Teacher of Photography commented, "This is a huge achievement and reflects how James has really pushed himself in and outside of class over the past two years. He has shown great commitment and dedication to his passion for photography and we're very proud of his success."

You can find more of James' work on his website jamesophotos.com. The image is subject to copyright and should not be reproduced, used or altered in anyway without express permission from the creator.