D-Photo No 63 Dec - Jan 2015

D-Photo is New Zealand’s No.1 digital photography magazine helping Kiwis get to grips with their cameras and use them more creatively. By providing quality how-to features, product reviews, and inspirational pictures, the magazine gives its loyal and ever-increasing subscriber base the information and confidence they need to embrace digital camera technology and make photography a part of their everyday lives. Enjoy the stunning work from talented New Zealand photographers and see the New Zealand landscape and people in a way no one else can in each and every issue.

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from the threshold

Six issues flash by in such a flurry that I can never believe, when the occasion happens upon me yet again, that I’m writing my final editorial for the year. In fact, it comes so quickly that I’m pretty sure every sixth editorial begins with me stammering on about just how unprepared I am. So let’s skip all that. This year has been a tremendously successful and fulfilling one in the world of D-Photo, and I hope all our wonderful readers have found 2014 equally gratifying. The publication has hit some beautiful high notes and, as reflection is all the rage this time of year, now seems a fitting time to recount a few of them. We celebrated a decade of existence earlier in the year with our milestone 60th issue. That’s…

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hometown new zealand

HOMETOWN PRIDE We asked D-Photo readers to let us know what elements they enjoyed photographing most in the place they call home for a chance to win a copy of the beautiful photo book, Hometown New Zealand, from photographer Derek Smith and Craig Potton Publishing. Jackie Stoddard from Whangarei, our first winner, enthusiastically points to the area’s chief river as her favourite photographic focus. “The beautiful Hatea River, which central Whangarei is built around, with four-plus bridges: the latest, Te Matua Pohe, has already won numerous awards in its first year. There are many unique vistas and wildlife, trees, flora, boulders, mountains, boats, boat sheds, sculptures, fog, walkways, people and dogs on and around this diverse playground.” Our second winner is Phil Styler from Christchurch who, unlike the many respondents focused on the earthquakes’…

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shoot a cuppa, head to sri lanka

Celebrate the art of tea by taking part in the Dilmah Tea in the City photo competition, and you could win some of the latest Canon gear and a trip to Sri Lanka. The focus is on capturing the timeless tradition of tea, redefined in our contemporary urban landscapes. Canon has put together an amazing prize pack for the competition winner consisting of the most highly anticipated Canon product in the last two years — the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It will be accompanied with a Canon EOS 17–55mm IS f/2.8 lens, a Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer, Canon DSLR backpack and memory card. The winner will put this kit to the test in a 10-day trip for two to Sri Lanka, with the opportunity to capture the country’s singular culture, including an…

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local photographer nets design award

An annual awards programme celebrating outstanding work in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design in New Zealand has once again recognized the achievements of Auckland commercial photographer Toaki Okano. The photographer’s work for design company Alt Group on the New Zealand Opera’s La Traviata production has received a Gold Award in the Graphic Design Arts category at the 2014 Best Awards. The judges commented on the purity of the photography in recording the camellias wilting, symbolizing the plight of the opera’s protagonist, Violetta, as she dies of tuberculosis. The campaign also picked up a Silver Award for its poster, and another production by Okano and Alt group, Angels in America for Silo Theatre, pulled in Silver and Bronze gongs. This represents the fifth consecutive year in which Okano’s work with Alt Group has won…

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learn from the best

This year’s NZIPP Professional Photographer of the Year, Richard Wood, is holding a two-part workshop in Auckland on November 30. The first part of the course will be about how to break down barriers and access your inner creative — like confronting writer’s block, but for photographers. Focusing on beautiful lighting in the studio and while you’re ‘on the run’ will be the second element of the workshop. Wood will share his own techniques on how to create soft, personalized Rembrandt paint-style light in the studio. Previous workshop attendee Nicola Inglis says, “This is one of those rare workshops where I could see a very clear ‘before and after’ in my work. Very valuable knowledge.” Bianca Duimel Deas, who shot the recent Maggie’s Specialist category-winning cover of D-Photo Issue No. 59, says,…

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stock photo opportunity for young shooters

Young and emerging photographers will soon have the opportunity to make money from shots reflecting their unique view of New Zealand life and culture. Leading local stock image library Photonewzealand is now accepting applications for The Shutter Club, an initiative that aims to create a new stock library of fresh New Zealand imagery shot by a next generation of photographers. Specifically pitched at younger photographers — emerging professionals or those still studying — The Shutter Club will offer “expressive, emotive, spontaneous and genuine” imagery at mid-to-high-stock image pricing, from which photographers can expect a 40 per cent return. Photonewzealand’s Katheryn Edwards says the intent is to create a library in which the “new New Zealand” is seen through the eyes of young photographers in a fresh and current way. “We are wanting to attract…