When the iPad first launched one of the most impressive apps to take advantage of its big screen was the Guardian’s Eye Witness app which showcases some truly amazing photographs from around the world.
The app brought images of political unrest, the natural world and breath-taking architecture to life. It remains one of the most popular apps in the iTunes store and has since been released for Amazon’s Kindle and Google’s Android operating system.
Now the Guardian is inviting budding photographers to create their own spectacular images for the chance of winning a place on a photography masterclass.
The competition ties in with a free 84 page guide to photography which is being given away in Saturday’s Guardian and is packed with tips and advice from experts from both the Guardian and sister paper The Observer.
Head of photography Roger Tooth offers expert tips on how to take creative control of your camera; there are also kit recommendations from award-winning photographer Dan Chung and critic Sean O’Hagan asks where next for a medium that knows no bounds.
Plus there are seven exclusive masterclasses in which readers are set assignments by professional photographers who offer insider advice and discuss their own inspirations. Those brave enough to share their efforts will be entered into the photography masterclass competition.