BBC's Bake-off for Photographers airs tonight

Great British Photography Challenge
(Image credit: BBC)

Update - The first episode in BBC4's series The Great British Photography Challenge has now been transmitted, but can be watched on catch-up via the BBC iPlayer here. The show will be available for a month.

In the first episode, six amateur photographers meet their new guide and mentor Rankin and share their homework assignment with him. The photographers take on a blustery Brighton seafront for a speed assignment using just their phones, followed by a nature assignment with award-winning wildlife photographer and BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham, who tasks them with finding and presenting him with a stand-out image from his own backyard in the New Forest.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.