Judges | Natural Landscape Photography Awards

Judging Panel

Our judging panel has been selected for their range of styles, artistic approaches, diverse backgrounds, and geographic location. The panel represents some of the most experienced and respected figures in the landscape photography field today. Many of these photographers have made outstanding contributions throughout long careers while others are blazing new trails and creating excitement within the photographic community. Each year, the NLPA team strives to bring fresh talent to our judging panel so that the results reflect the transformations from year to year.

Theo Bosboom


Theo Bosboom is a professional photographer for whom nature is his greatest source of inspiration. In 2013, at the age of 44, he turned his back on a successful legal career to pursue his dream of being a professional photographer. Theo’s photographs are regularly published in leading magazines such as National Geographic (Dutch edition), BBC Wildlife magazine, Geo, Outdoor Photography and Naturfoto. He has also won numerous awards and recognition in international photography competitions, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s best and Asferico. This is Theo’s second year judging for NLPA.

Theo’s Portfolio

Charlotte Gibb

California, USA

Charlotte Gibb is a nature photographer based in Northern California, known for her mastery of “Intimate Landscapes” — small scenes derived from a large landscape. Her images are frequently symbolic, with an eye towards the subtle and sometimes overlooked elements of nature. Charlotte writes and publishes on the subject of nature photography and creativity, is a frequent keynote speaker and educator for national photography events, and has served as a judge for several international photography competitions. Her work is represented by The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. She is the author of “Get Intimate: Making a Personal Statement with Intimate Landscapes.” She can usually be found tromping with her camera bag in the wilderness areas around the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Yosemite National Park in her home state.

Charlotte’s Portfolio

Michael Shainblum

California, USA

Michael Shainblum is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator based in San Francisco, California. He has been working professionally as a photographer and filmmaker for 17 years since the age of 16. He has been commissioned by clients such as Disney, Nike, Samsung, Apple, and Google. He also shares his knowledge via his Youtube Channel, workshops, and video tutorials.

Michael’s Portfolio

Viktoria Haack

British Columbia, Canada

Viktoria is originally from the UK and a resident of BC, Canada since 2007. She is heavily influenced by the beautiful environment that surrounds her.

She has a background in fine art and anthropology. This combined with her love for the natural world, brings a unique perspective to her photography. Her ethos is to tread lightly; observe and document the subtle visual story within whichever photographic genre she is working.

Viktoria’s work covers the fields of landscape and nature, portrait, wedding, event, promotion, editorial, stock and photography education. The diversity of her work allows cross pollination of skills and experiences between these different photographic genres and allows her to stay creative and excited about the projects she undertakes. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion for photography in an educational role – whether that is over a cup of coffee and a chat or on a multi-day back country workshop.

Viktoria’s Portfolio

Andy Mumford

Lisbon, Portugal

Andy grew up in the UK loving nature and travelling. As a child his first camping trips in France and Switzerland awoke the wanderlust in him and so he left England in his mid 20s and lived in various places before settling in Lisbon, Portugal.

A love of travelling has been a constant in his life, and a love of photography grew naturally out of that alongside a desire to capture the places he saw and the impression they made on him.  This was followed by writing blogs and contributing articles to magazines, which in turn led to leading workshops and combining photography with the skills from his previous career as a teacher.  

His focus nowadays is on traveling, shooting landscapes and  teaching photography through workshops, film-making and writing, and beyond that, he’s still inspired by visiting new places and new cultures, and finds incredible happiness comes from being out in the natural world.

Andy’s Portfolio