An 11-year-old girl has become one of the youngest to win a Royal Photographic Society Distinction, with images captured using a Nikon D80 DSLR.

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An 11-year-old girl has become one of the youngest to win a Royal Photographic Society Distinction, with images captured using a Nikon D80 DSLR.

Saskia Slavin (pictured below) won the honour for a portfolio of ten images that included landscapes, portraits and macro shots.

Saskia, who lives in Swaledale, North Yorkshire said she took up photography aged just five, encouraged by her mother and stepfather who are both keen photographers.

Roger Reynolds, chair of the Distinctions Advisory Board, said: ?Young, skilled photographers like Saskia represent the future of the media??

Picture credit: Andy Moore LRPS