Professional Photographer magazine played a big role in putting the seed of the idea of becoming a professional photographer into my head back when I was at school, so in a roundabout sort of way it's partly responsible for my photography career. I still an avid reader and look forward to it dropping through my letter box every month, and so it's a real honour to be asked to judge their annual photography competition.
The Professional Photographer of the Year awards have been running for a long time now, and this year I'm one of five judges picked from the UK's best photographers and industry experts. Thousands of professional photographers have already entered and are in with a chance of winning one of the thirteen categories, but there's still a chance for stunning images to make the final cut before the deadline of 27 January 2012. So, if you're one of the professional photographers who reads my blog, please take the time to enter the competition.