Britain's Worst Photographer Crowned, But Can You Beat The 'Glowing Baby'? (PICTURES)
A photography website has awarded a father the prestigious title of Britain’s worst photographer – for this appallingly bad shot of his baby daughter.
Red Cloud Days bestowed the honour upon Stuart McGhee after receiving entries from across the country including headless brides, serious red-eye and blurry close-ups.
Stuart said: “I am extremely surprised to have won. Family and friends already see me as bad photographer; this award makes it official!
“The picture of our daughter Jasmine is known in the family as the ‘demon child’ photograph and is brought out for a laugh every now and again.
“My wife bought me the latest photography equipment just before Jasmine was born, but I had no clue how to use it. Our daughter is now two-and-a-half, and as you can see, I still need to improve.”
As well as retaining his title for a year, Stuart was also awarded a free photographic training day with the contest organisers.
A runner-up prize went to ‘Alien Resurrection’ – a blurry shot of figures apparently wading across a twilight landscape.
Founder Lee Bown told Huffington Post UK: "As soon as I opened the Glowing Baby I burst out laughing. I thought, 'This guy needs help'."
He added: “We are confident that we can turn Stuart into a skilled snapper so that his pictures are fond memories rather than family jokes. Stuart is not alone in his situation.
"All too often we get people who have spent thousands of pounds on the latest photographic equipment who have no idea how to use it correctly.
"Expensive cameras don’t just take good images by themselves; the perfect picture requires time, training and practice as well.”
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