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D-Photo No 92 October-November 2019

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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in this issue

1 min

Hannah Spyksma was raised in Northland, trained in Auckland, and works internationally. She is a writer and researcher who works primarily at the intersection of journalism, communication, and advocacy media. She was the media and climate editor for the international media website Impolitikal, and has had work published in many publications, including The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The New Zealand Herald, and The Dominion Post. A communicator, connector, and enthusiastic people person, Hannah enjoys meeting a diverse range of subjects and developing ideas into stories. In this issue, she talks with photographer Carly Anderson about her work reconnecting with Te Ao Ma¯ori and associated tikanga through photographic exploration (page 36). When not putting together engaging photographer profiles for D-Photo, Hannah pursues her interest in communicating climate issues in the South Pacific, as…

4 min
photo news desk

PHOTO-BOOK FESTIVAL A festival dedicated exclusively to the photo-book form returns to New Zealand in March next year. Photobook New Zealand 2020 will be held over four days at two Wellington venues: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the College of Creative Arts at Massey University. Running 5–8 March 2020, the festival will include a photo-book masterclass, discussions and presentations, the annual Momento Pro ANZ Photobook Awards, and a photo-book fair. Be sure to check photobooknz.com for guest announcements as they are confirmed. TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHERS HONOURED An awards programme celebrating Aotearoa’s travel photographers and writers returns this year with a new major sponsor. The travel communicators organization Travcom has announced that Philippine Airlines has stepped in to resurrect the lapsed Travel Media Awards, scheduled to take place in October this year. Multiple photographers have previously…

2 min
industry insider: phillip glamuzina

D-Photo: What’s selling well these days? Phillip Glamuzina: Filter systems such as Lee, NiSi, and Benro, for landscape and long-exposure photography. We carry a wide range of speciality products in all three brands. The new Benro holder is such an elegant solution that all three brands can be blended and utilized together. I guess New Zealand is blessed with a wide variety of topographical interest. We have reach over the entire country, and 50 per cent of our business is done outside Auckland, but, in this category, we do significant business in the south, particularly Central Otago. What challenges is the industry currently facing? Because cameras and lenses are small — with minimal transit costs too — the size seems to dictate what you can get away with when making declarations of potential value…

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your shots

/dphotonz /dphotomagazine ALEX MARSHALL /alexmxrshall This moody, impressionistic surf scene was the result of spontaneity and a willingness to experiment. Biking back from shooting in a different Wellington location, photographer Alex Marshall spotted this opportune photography spot overlooking Lyall Bay. Looking to blur the motion with a slower capture, Alex guessed at the shutter speed and was fortunate enough to have just a single wave roll through before the skies opened up and he had to retreat with his gear to some place dry. The young photographer is thinking of entering the shot in the Sony Alpha Awards Youth Competition (last issue Alex was also awarded third place in the Student category of the D-Photo Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year Awards). Good luck, Alex! AIMEE GLUCINA /aimeeglucinaphotography Auckland photographer Aimee Glucina created this striking environmental portrait as part…

3 min
that shot: esperanca

THE IDEA Katherine William’s Being Human at 100 project, comprising portraits of subjects who have reached the age of 100, is the photographer’s celebration of both human diversity and oneness. Having travelled extensively when younger, she began to miss meeting new people across the globe and conceived the project as a remedy. “We are all united by the same foundational human needs and desires of social connection, love, laughter, good health, and meaningful interactions,” Katherine explains. The project examines the factors that help a person reach their centennial: a tenacious mindset, an innate wisdom about one’s body, a close circle of positive support, and an abundance of humour. “The face at 100 is a map of a life lived fully; the homes and surroundings tell tales of the richness of their lives; and the…

6 min
no fake news

The world’s media landscape has gone quite topsy-turvy with the proliferation of ‘fake news’, massive corporate influence, and increasing government manipulation. It can be difficult for informed citizens to get to the truth, but it’s even more difficult for those on the front lines trying to report it. Australian photojournalist Chris McGrath is one such truth seeker; not only is he managing to shine a light on some of the darkest regions of the globe, but he’s also picking up awards for doing it with artful integrity. “The dangers now are not only in war zones; it’s getting more and more dangerous working in many countries due to government pressure on journalists,” the globetrotting photographer explains. McGrath is a veteran of some of the worst conflicts and disasters in recent history, including…