Melting Ice #1

Melting Ice #1, Yosemite NP, CA, USA. This photograph of mine earned fourth place in the Abstracts and Details category in 2023.

There’s still time to enter the Natural Landscape Photography Awards contest! The deadline is next Friday, May 31st. And you can still get a 10% discount on entries by using the code FRYE10.

I’m honored to be one of the judges this year, alongside my distinguished fellow judges Viktoria Haack, Lizzie Shepherd, Matt Palmer, and Ben Horne.

This year there will be $14,500 in cash prizes, with awards for Natural Landscape Photographer of the Year, Natural Landscape Photograph of the Year, and Project of the Year. In addition, prizes will be awarded in three main categories: Grand Scenic, Intimate Landscapes, and Abstracts or Details. Plus there will be special awards for Common Places, Mountains, Water Worlds, Black and White, Nightscapes, Environmental, Aerial, and, new this year, Creative Icons and Environmental Wildlife.

From its inception, I’ve felt that this contest’s goals align with mine: making photographs that celebrate the beauty of nature – without excessive manipulation, and where the photographer’s skill and vision behind the camera are more important than their Photoshop skills.

I hope you’ll support these values by entering, and I look forward to seeing your submissions!

— Michael Frye

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Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He lives near Yosemite National Park in California, but travels extensively to photograph natural landscapes in the American West and throughout the world.

Michael uses light, weather, and design to make photographs that capture the mood of the landscape, and convey the beauty, power, and mystery of nature. His work has received numerous awards, and appeared in publications around the world. He’s the author and/or principal photographer of several books, including Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, and The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite.

Michael loves to share his knowledge of photography through articles, books, workshops, online courses, and his blog. He’s taught over 200 workshops focused on landscape photography, night photography, digital image processing, and printing.