It’s the award no budding snapper wants to win – the title of the UK’s most inept photographer.
Photo experience company RedCloudDays.co.uk is asking the public to send in their nightmare snaps in a quest to crown the worst photographer in Britain.
The company are so confident in their ability to train anyone to take great photos that they’ve embarked on a mission to find the UK’s most hopeless snapper and promise to train them up and transform their photography free of charge.
They are inviting anyone to send in their very worse snaps – and say they are particularly interested in photos of an important
occasion marred by cack handed camera handling.
RedCloudDays.co.uk founder, Lee Bown, said he hoped the competition would offer a fun way of celebrating the UK’s very worst snappers.
He said: “Photos matter because they are precious memories of the most important events in our lives. But if your album is filled with shots of loved ones minus their heads or with a huge thumb stuck over the lens those memories can become jaded.
“We think everyone has the potential to take great photos with a little help and training. To test if we’re right we want to find the most hopeless person in the UK ever to have picked up a camera.
“To make sure we find the most inept photographer in the whole country we want everyone to send in their very worse pictures. They don’t have to be taken by you – you can nominate someone else. Perhaps your mum or dad, brother or sister, or husband or wife takes the worst pictures you’ve ever seen? Feel free to show us the evidence.
“All we ask is that you have the photographer’s permission to submit the pic. The ultimate idea is to train someone to be a great photographer so we need them to be willing to learn.”
He said that the selected worst photographer would receive a special award along and would be offered training at one of Red Cloud Days photo centre across the UK.
Shortlisted photos will be published online so other budding photographers can vote for the one they think is the worst.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to win the competition then submit your snap to badpics@RedCloudDays.co.uk before the end of February. To view the pics submitted so far please visit www.RedCloudDays.co.uk/badpics.htm