D-Photo No 75 December-January 2016

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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why summer is my favourite season

Summer is just around the corner, and one of the things that I absolutely adore about these next few months is the vast numbers of photographs that are captured and shared. Maybe it’s just me, but during winter, most of the photographs that I take are of winter soups, fireplaces, books, and blankets, and lots of dark and moody scenes — and I never really end the season with much of a representation of the three months that have passed. But, during summer, my photograph collection explodes! There will be photographs of the beach and other sunny landscapes that I come across during my summer walks, and there are always the food photographs, of course, but the most important images that I manage to capture over the summer season are…

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community perspective

DIY light tent in action We love seeing the results you capture when you put our columns into practice. We recently heard from Diane Beguely, who had a go at creating her own light tent as a result of reading our Pro at Home column in D-Photo Issue No. 74. “[I] am enjoying the latest D-Photo and have had some fun trying out the lightbox which is featured,” she said. “[The] lightbox was set up on top of my stereo, and [the] lighting used was a reading lamp. I held the lamp down from the front of the lightbox with light pointing upwards — this gave me the images with the shadow behind the car. [For the] image with no shadow, light was from the side. I prefer the images with…

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winners of auckland camera centre’s 2016 photo competition announced

The annual photo competition run by Auckland Camera Centre saw this year’s judges hunt out the top wildlife, landscape, and street-photography shots — and what stunning work they unearthed, as you can see from the quality of the winning images! Sharon Richards was this year’s Wildlife category judge, Jordan McInally was the Landscapes category judge, and Chris Leskovsek was this year’s Street category judge. Check out the winners following, along with some comments from the judges on the category-winning shots. Landscape First: Victor Komarovsky Jordan McInally: This image really captured my attention — it has awesome light, something all photographers are constantly hunting for. The light rays create great leading lines. The processing is also well done, with good light on the stairs to add another great leading line. The exposure is well…

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the international landscape photographer of the year: entries now open

Want to see your landscape photographs judged alongside entries from photographers from all round the world? If so, you should consider entering The International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. All approaches towards landscape photography are permitted to be entered into this competition, and the organizers believe that regardless of whether an image has come straight out of the camera or has been constructed by the photographer to create a vision that’s come from their imagination, all styles of landscape imagery should be recognized as landscapes. Last year’s competition saw 2604 photographs entered from 481 photographers, with a large number of images being submitted by photographers from Australia and New Zealand, as well as entries coming from all corners of the globe. It’s on track to becoming well and truly international,…

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friends and family photos could win you $150!

After the very successful round one of the Momento Your Moments photo competition, the second round of is now open for entries! This round’s theme is Friends and Family and asks photographers to capture special moments shared with their loved ones. So get out there and capture some everyday moments — maybe around the dinner table, on a road trip, or perhaps on the drive to school — then submit them to the competition over at dphoto.co.nz — just like that, you’ll be in to win! The winner will be awarded a $150 Momento voucher, and the runner-up a $50 Momento voucher. Check out a few of the stunning images entered into the competition above.…

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shannon te ao wins walters prize 2016

New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award was recently made to Shannon Te Ao for his presentation of Two Shoots That Stretch Far Out (2013–’14), a single-channel, HD video work, and Okea Ururoatia (Never Say Die) (2016), which incorporates living plants, furniture, and lights. Te Ao receives $50K as recognition of his achievement. Doryun Chong, the Walters Prize 2016 international judge, selected Te Ao as the winner from works presented by Joyce Campbell, Nathan Pohio, Lisa Reihana, and Te Ao. Of Te Ao’s work, Chong said, “As I left the space of his art, I felt as if I had not only been teleported but also had been transformed. I imagined him citing those lines [of a historic Māori song] to the end of time, with the rabbits, ducks and chickens,…