Ready for your close-up? Win thousands, thanks to new competition for micro, macro and close-up photographers

A gunnera plant photographed in close-up by Tracy Calder
(Image credit: Tracy Calder)

A new competition to reward excellence in macro, micro and close-up photography has just been launched, with a combined cash and camera equipment prize.  

The inaugural Close-up Photographer of the Year competition runs until February 2019, and will be judged by award-winning photographers including Ross Hoddinott, David Maitland and Robert Thompson. 

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.