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D-Photo No 96 June-July 2020

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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2 min
life in the time of covid-19

Well, it has sure been an interesting time since I last wrote a D-Photo editorial. The country has gone through some drastic and unprecedented changes in the name of safeguarding the population’s health and, as I write this, we’re not out of the woods yet. But today marks the first day we have had no reported new cases of the disease and no deaths as a result of it. That certainly sounds to me like the sacrifices we have all made were well worth it. Although things seem to be turning around it’s clear that the impacts of this global pandemic will pervade every element of modern life for a long time to come. Things will be different, but that doesn’t have to mean worse. In times of reinvention creative thinkers…

2 min
photo news desk

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR PRIZES REVEALED D-Photo is proud to unveil the huge prize pool worth over $13,500 for this year’s Sigma Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. The Amateur Photographer of the Year will take away a Sigma lens pack worth more than $3500. Read on for the full prize list. GRAND PRIZE, SPONSORED BY SIGMA Sigma 28mm f/1.4 Art lens worth $2000 and Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens worth $1650 ARCHITECTURE, SPONSORED BY MOMENTO First prize: $350 Momento printing voucher Second prize: $250 Momento printing voucher Third prize: $100 Momento printing voucher ASTRO, SPONSORED BY SIGMA First prize: Vanguard Alta Pro 2V 263AVP tripod with Video Head 123 worth $480 and a Crumpler Kingpin 4500 bag worth $240 Second prize: Vanguard Veo 2 265CB carbon tripod with ball-head worth $480 Third prize: Vanguard Veo 2 235CB carbon tripod…

1 min
nz’s pro photography awards go digital

The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) has announced the 2020 Nikon Iris Professional Photography Awards will still go ahead, albeit in an online form, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent need to cancel its attached photography conference, ExposurePro. The awards are open to professional photographers, both local and international, along with tertiary-level students in photography and creative arts courses, and registration will run from 22 June to 2 August. Sarah McGregor, executive director for the NZIPP, says the awards are an excellent opportunity for photographers to push creative boundaries, develop expertise, gain professional recognition, and see the country’s top photographic talent. “With strong sponsorship support and media interest, the Nikon Iris Awards are also an excellent opportunity for professional photographers to leverage from as part of their business marketing,” she…

4 min
your shots

/dphotonz /dphotomagazine MARIE WARING /oneeightyphotography Aotearoa’s lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic forced many photographers to get creative while staying close to home, as this whimsical shot of photographer Marie Waring’s daughter cleverly illustrates. “The sun was setting on day three into lockdown; routine and rules were already out the window,” said Marie. “She was happy about the novelty of staying home and drawing on windows; I was uneasy, thinking about what her future might bring.” SARAH BOOHER /sarahjean.creative This image was shot by Sarah Booher during a serene afternoon at the coast of scenic Piha. “My friend Dana sat reading and I couldn’t resist the way the window behind her reflected the beachscape in front so perfectly, like a painting of our view,” she said. The photographer has observed a moment of quiet joy and peace, bathed in gloriously soft…

4 min
the land from outside

THE IDEA The Sony World Photography Awards Student Competition invites those studying photography at tertiary level to submit images responding to a specific brief to compete against other students from across the globe for €30K (about $54K) worth of prizes. Elam student Ashley Tofa from South Auckland has made this year’s shortlist of 10 finalists with an arresting series looking at the intersection of land and identity. The competition brief was released while Ashley was on holiday in the Pacific Islands. The theme of Sustainability Now challenged students to create images relating to environmental sustainability; at the time, the photographer was observing Pacific communities cultivating land and catching fish to feed their people. “In Samoa, I read an article about a family who was in dispute with the government over land their family…

6 min
the female gaze

The Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA) represents professional photographers doing commercial work in Aotearoa. From our highest profile pros to eager students and assistants, the organization has a diverse membership. But one thing that is not so diverse about this industry is the gender makeup of those in the top positions. A group of the AIPA’s female members has set out to address that imbalance. Victoria Baldwin is an Auckland-based professional who specializes in food and still life photography. She is also the vice president of the AIPA and the founding force behind Women’s Work, a project featuring works from 21 female photographers that challenges the traditional male perspective so dominant in commercial and advertising imagery. Featuring 41 photos from some of the country’s top talent, Women’s Work celebrates the…