D-Photo No 80 October-November 2017

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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If there is anything photographers can agree on, it’s that we are obsessed with quality. Admittedly, though, it’s some of us more than others. Naturally, that’s where the term ‘pixel peepers’ gets thrown in. Typically taking on a derogatory tone, the slanglish refers to image-quality enthusiasts who view an image at 100 per cent or greater in order to examine pixels in minute detail, ostensibly with the intent of looking for pixel-level defects smaller than the naked eye can see. And, they’ve never had more to talk about: the number of megapixels in imaging sensors continues to increase steadily, making the most of the great glass that’s been around for decades and resulting in huge pressures for displays to meet their high standards. With Nikon’s new-release D850 joining the ranks of the…

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your shots

Each issue, we show off a selection of our readers’ images and the stories behind them. Use the hashtag #nzdphoto across Facebook or Instagram for a chance to be featured /dphotonz /D-Photo Magazine /vicsclicksnz VICKY ORBELL CANON EOS 70D, CANON EF 24–105MM F/3.5–5.6 IS STM LENS, 24MM, 1/60S, F/5, ISO 100 It was a crisp late-autumn day following Cromwell’s first snowfall, and Victoria caught sight of a familiar scene: the sun setting behind the Pisa Range. One of nature’s everyday displays of artistry, it created a beautiful shadow on the eastern horizon. It was one of those ‘just have to stop’ moments that only photographers understand but that her family have become accustomed to — not to mention her sometimes rather ‘loose’ ETAs. “In winter, once the sun sets behind the Pisa Range, the temperature drops like…

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rock and roll immortality

It is occasionally said that musicians die, but the music lives forever. Some music might hit those historical heights unaided, but there’s no denying how helpful a few great images can be in helping a piece of music hit rock and roll immortality. Many local bands and more than a few international acts have Auckland photographer Murray Cammick to thank for enshrining one of music’s most vibrant periods on glorious blackand- white film. The mid ’70s was an exciting time for fans of provocative music. The old guards of rock were being drowned out by new young musicians, who took the countercultural spirit of hippydom and sharpened it to the raucous anti-establishment edge of punk and new wave. The US and Britain were being percolated by the fresh confrontational new sounds, and…

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from amateur to influencer

Tutelage and encouragement from her friend, surf-photography legend Craig Levers, compelled the burgeoning artist to explore long exposure, eventually combining this aesthetic with her lifelong love of the land to create a style that has become the toast of Instagram. To those who worship at the altar of imagery, social media can be a mixed blessing. On one hand, these popular digital channels ensure that we see more photography created and shared than ever before; on the other, creating images has become so easy, ubiquitous, and flippant that, in the majority, any thoughtfulness or craft has gone by the wayside. Finding your way on social media can seem like you are trudging through a sucking bog of mediocrity, but photographers who manage to cut a path gain access to a platform…

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rach’s top tips for growing your social following

HASHTAGS: USE THEM “Hashtags help your photos get noticed and re-shared, especially when hash tagging to large feature hubs. If your image is noticed, it gets shared by these hubs, then other hubs see it, share it, and so it continues. This helped me get to where I am today.” ENGAGE WITH YOUR AUDIENCE “This doesn’t mean you have to tell them about your personal life, but let them know you appreciate their support, and give them the odd insight into who you are. If people are making the effort to let you know that your photo means something to them, it’s always nice to acknowledge that.” BE CONSISTENT “Keeping consistency around posting — style, time, date — is important to making an Instagram account that is engaging and easy to relate to. If you…

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in the midst of the action

Sports photography is a fast-moving game. Before the ascension of digital cameras, sports shooters played at a much different tempo. In the last few years, the many new technologies have meant that today’s sports photographers shoot from impossible vantages at blistering speeds, and fulfil demands that seem to increase exponentially each year. Phil Walter plays for one of the most prestigious teams in the league — Getty Images — and has been in the midst of these rapid industry changes for over 20 years. In that time, he has travelled the globe to shoot the biggest international sporting events, including the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, Wimbledon, golf majors, and the Rugby and Cricket World Cups. Throughout his career, Phil has had to remain photographically fit in order to keep pace…