Sunset, Lake Wakatipu from Bennett's Bluff, Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand Photography Tour Review – Sept 2018

New Zealand for a lot of people is number one on their bucket list of destinations to visit with a camera and having myself travelled there twice previously, the first time in 2003 as a young, free and single adventurous backpacker and again as a wannabe landscape photographer with just a single year’s photography experience under my belt back in 2008, I was desperate to … Read more


Melvin Nicholson – Expert Photography Judge for Photocrowd

I LOVE BEING A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION JUDGE! For those of you who are unaware, I am currently an Expert Judge with the online competition website Photocrowd. I joined Photocrowd several months ago and regularly judge photography competitions for them, mainly within the landscape genre as this is my speciality. On Wednesday (1st August 2018) I judged the ‘Bokeh Nature Photography’ competition which had over 1200 … Read more

2018 Take-a-View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, Melvin Nicholson photography

My 25 images entered into the 2018 Take-a-View Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition

I have decided this year to share the twenty five images I have entered into the UK’s most prestigious landscape photography competition, the Take-a-View Landscape Photographer of the Year. This is the biggest competition in the UK for landscape photographers with a £10,000 prize and national pride up for grabs. I do not normally share with you all the images I end up entering but … Read more

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 Melvin Nicholson Photography

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 for Melvin Nicholson Photography

I am delighted to have been notified that I have once again been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the third year running having received the same accolade the past two years. As it currently stands, I have ninety-three ‘Excellent’ and three ‘Very Good’ reviews (24th May 2018) These are numbers I am very proud of. I just wanted to thank all of my … Read more

Me stood next to my 'Commended' Nature's Torchlight image

Take-a-View Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017-18 Exhibition

In October last year, I was delighted to have been informed that I had two images ‘Commended’ in the UK’s most prestigious landscape photography competition as run by one of the world’s most prolific landscape photographers, Charlie Waite, the Take-a-View Landscape Photographer of the Year. After three years of submitting images, to have an image or two accepted from the 18,000 entered every year, is a … Read more

Melvin Nicholson,. Toby Herlinger, Vince Cater, Fotospeed, The Photography Show 2018, NEC, Birmingham

The Photography Show 2018 Review – Fotospeed Talk & Nisi Filters

March always seems to come around more and more quickly with each year that passes but with it arrives the UK’s biggest photography show, The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Once again and for the second year running I was invited to present a talk on the Fotospeed stand (fine quality ink and papers). I immediately accepted as I thoroughly enjoyed being part … Read more