A Marlow photographer’s picture will feature in a calendar to raise money for a mental health charity after he won a national competition.

William Kistler’s photo beat hundreds of others in the My Inspiring Moments competition, which set out to find the most inspiring pictures that have been captured on camera in the UK.

The competition, which was part of the world’s largest photography competition – the CEWE Photo Award 2019 – aimed to bring the joy back into photography, asking entrants to share their most treasured memories and inspiring moments they had captured on camera.

Mr Kistler’s winning photograph of his son Max conquering a sand dune in California’s Death Valley was chosen as one of the final 12 images by judge photographer Julian Calverley, who was “stunned” by the poignant moment he managed to capture on camera.

The image will be featured in a calendar which will be sold online at CEWE Photoworld, with £5 from the sale of each calendar going to mental health charity Mind. 

Mr Kistler said: “It was amazing to be chosen as one of the winners of the CEWE My Inspiring Moments competition.”

“I think the image of my son on top one of the dunes with the spectacular sunset as a backdrop is one of the most inspirational photos I have taken.

“I’m delighted it was chosen to be a part of the calendar.”

Clare Moreton, digital marketing director at CEWE Photoworld, said: “The CEWE My Inspiring Moments competition aimed to bring the joy back into photography as an art form, asking people to share the photos that make them feel inspired and optimistic about the world we live in, and William’s photo was a perfect example of this.”