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A thirteen year old photographer with a love for wildlife has got his talent recognized with an exhibit of his work. Gideon Knight’s magnificent snaps of animals, taken in places including Valentines Park in Ilford, are now on show at Temple in the Wanstead Park.
The boy, who is home educated, spends most his week with his dad Callum Church and with his mum. He begun clicking snaps seriously around a year ago when he started loving bird watching and already he has been shortlisted for many awards, that even invludes the Veolia Environmental Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Natural History Museum in London.
His talents now have been recognized by City of London Corporation who were very much impressed with his snaps that they have started an exhibit of his work. Knight told that he is this is really great as well as exciting but a bit weird to have an exhibit. He wanted to be a professional wildlife photographer when he gets older. Therefore this is good to know that people has liked his snaps.
Apart from watching DVDs of David Attenborough, Knight told that he does not have other hobbies, and more importantly it very clear from speaking to him that photography is a real obsession. He stated that he take photos most days and he get up as early as he could to get the snaps. He does a lot in the Valentines Park but also in his garden, and in Brighton where there are lots of gulls and other migrant birds. Knight added that photographing wildlife is a real challenge as one could not ask them to pose for.
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Monsal Head, the Roaches, Stanage Edge – if you can click an inspiring snaps of people relishing beautiful Peak District settings like these, he/she could win a national prize. This year’s United Kingdom Association of National Park Authorities photo contest ( from 18th March to 26th April) is based on the “National Parks: Actively Yours” theme. This means that not only vigorous activities like cycling or climbing, but gentler ones such as birdwatching or stargazing.
Pictures may be clicked in any of the United Kingdom’s fifteen national parks, and the 1st prize of best quality outdoor shoe is being offers by Merrell, the partner of the association.
Peak District National Park Authority’s chief executive Jim Dixon told that he hope that the Peak District’s talented photographers, both professional and amateur, can put up a huge showing in this contest. If amateurs photographers need inspiration, they must pop into Bakewell Visitor Centre where their new Photo Gallery exhibits the magnificent work of a group of local professional photographers.
Pictures has to be of people actively relishing themselves within the limits of one of the fifteen members of National Park family – Loch Lomond & Trossachs, Cairngorms, the Broads, Brecon Beacons, North York Moor, Snowdonia, South Downs, Yorkshire Dales, Pembrokeshire Coast, Peak District, Northumberland, New Forest, Lake District, Exmoor and Dartmoor.
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Jim has been taking pictures of local wildlife for the past thirty years, but he never took part in any exhibit. None of his pictures have ever been displayed in any gallery. But Jim does not think about all these things, he told that he just loves to take pictures of animals and birds, and he never thought of contacting someone and get his pictures displayed.
Jim told that he loved wildlife since he was a kid. When he was 17, his parents bought him a camera. He used to take pictures of birds in their locality. After passing out from University, he bought an expensive camera. During holidays, he used to nearby woods and take pictures of local wildlife.
When we look at those pictures, it is really hard to believe that he is not a professional photographer. Some of his pictures cover such a detail that it really tells a story.
Jim stated that it is not only about taking pictures of birds or animals, but he just loves nature, he just loves being in the wild. When he feels board, he walked down the woods for hours that gives him a sense of calmness, it makes him fell happy.
Jim is also very happy that his two kids also love photography. Every Sunday, he and his kids spent the whole day taking photographs. At times, they also travel long distances. Last year, they went to a sanctuary and his kids took some beautiful pictures.