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BST Hyde Park Competition

WIN a chance to shoot at BST Hyde Park music festival with photography legend Dave Hogan this Summer – using the latest Nikon Z8 and Z lenses

BST Hyde Park 2022

LAST YEAR’S BST HYDE PARK: John Taylor, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran perform at American Express present BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan) – Nikon Z6, 20mm lens

BST Hyde Park, London, 7th and 8th July

We’re offering a money-can’t-buy opportunity for one lucky amateur music photographer to shoot the BST Hyde Park festival with top music photographer Dave ‘Hogie’ Hogan – winner of this year’s Legend of Photography award at this year’s So.co Music Photographer of the Year awards.

You’ll get special access to the photographers’ pit and backstage where you’ll shadow Hogie for the weekend and have the opportunity to get up to close and photograph some of the biggest stars of the music world, including Bruce Springsteen and Lana Del Rey.

Furthermore you’ll be given the loan of the latest Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera and Z system lenses, kindly provided by Nikon, and Dave will be on hand to share his tips and advice on how to get the best shots.

After the event a selection of your images will be published in Amateur Photographer magazine (which is read by over 120,000 people per week) and on our website and social channels.

Nile Rodgers at BST Hyde Park

Nile Rodgers performs at American Express present BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan) – Nikon D6, 300mm lens

Hogie will be your host for the weekend. You’ll be in safe hands – he has photographed virtually every major music star for the last 40 years including the likes of Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Madonna, Tina Turner and U2, with Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Harry Styles and Stormzy among the roster of stars he has shot recently. You can read our interview with Hogie to find out more about him and see some of the highlights from his incredible portfolio.

The lucky winner will arrive at BST Hyde Park on the morning of Saturday 7th July, where they will be met by Hogie and presented with their press pass for the weekend, as well as their Nikon camera kit. Food and refreshments will be provided for the day, and a hotel close to Hyde Park will be provided for the Saturday night.

BST Hyde Park 2022 - Duran Duran

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs at American Express present BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan) – Nikon D6, 300mm lens

What we are looking for

We’re looking for a keen amateur music photographer with a good portfolio of live music photography, which could be taken at big arenas or small local venues, festivals and similar events. We’re not looking for big stars – we’re more interested in the quality of the pictures rather than the profile of the subjects. The competition is open only to amateur or student photographers based in the UK. Professional photographers, and photographers outside of the UK, are not eligible. Travel will be at the winner’s expense, but all costs once at the venue will be covered by Amateur Photographer.

BST Hyde Park 2022 - Rolling STones

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs at American Express present BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan) – Nikon D6, 24-120mm lens

Nikon Z8 front view

The Nikon Z8 kit

You’ll be among the first photographers in the UK to be able to shoot with Nikon’s brand new mirrorless camera, the Z8, for the weekend, along with a set of the latest Z lenses to go with it. The Z8 features all the best bits of the company’s flagship Z9 but in a smaller form factor. Key features include:

  • 45.7MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
  • ISO 64-25,600 (standard)
  • 20 frames per second shooting in raw
  • 3.69m-dot, 0.8x viewfinder
  • 3.2in, 2.1m-dot 3-way tilting LCD
  • 8K 30p video recording

Find out more about this remarkable camera in our First Look

How to enter

Simply fill out our BST Hyde Park competition entry form. Tell us in no more than 50 words why you would like to win this prize, and provide a link to your online music photography portfolio, whether it be on your website, Instagram or other social media platform. The closing date is Sunday 25th June 2023.

BST Hyde Park, Elton John

Elton John performs at American Express present BST Hyde Park on June 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan) – Nikon D6, 400mm lens

Terms and Conditions

Entries close at 23:59 on Sunday the 25th June and the winner will be notified by Friday 30th June. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entry is free. Open to residents of the UK aged over 18. Employees of Kelsey Media and their family members are not eligible to win. There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.  Kelsey Media is not responsible for travel to and from the venue at BST Hyde Park, or for any loss, damage or injury incurred in travelling to, or attending the event, and no financial compensation would be payable by Kelsey Media or their affiliates. We reserve the right to cancel the competition, if circumstances change that are beyond our control. By entering you agree to be bound by all the rules and agree that your surname and county may be released if you win. 

BST Hyde Park 2022

Rina Sawayama performs at American Express present BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on June 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan)  – Nikon D6, 300mm lens

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