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D-Photo No 99 March - May 2021

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

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ADRIAN HATWELL Editor Adrian has edited a range of publications in his time as a journalist, but none has compelled him to stay onboard as long as he has at D-Photo. This issue marks the 59th he has worked on and he’s looking forward to celebrating the magazine’s 100th issue next time. MEGHAN MALONEY Writer, photographer Meghan is an award-nominated landscape photographer, with a passion for sharing images and experiences that capture the very essence of New Zealand. For this issue she guides us through her techniques for artful long exposure. HANS WEICHSELBAUM Writer, photographer A veteran digital photography expert, Hans provides digital imaging and printing services for professional photographers and is an experienced photographer himself. This issue he shares tips on his long-time passion: concert photography. CAROLINE MCQUARRIE Writer, photographer Caroline is an interdisciplinary artist whose…

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young kiwi photographer among world’s best

Recent art school graduate Hannah Davey has earned a place on the student shortlist of the international Sony World Photography Awards 2021. The Auckland photographer, who graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts last year, is one of ten student photographers from around the world to make the contest’s shortlist. She tackled the Building a Better Future brief with a series created during a placement at the Leprosy Mission in the Nepalese region of Tikabhairab, titled Hope in Nepal. The winners of the competition will be announced in April in an online ceremony, after the usual London celebration was cancelled due to Covid risks.…

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sony breaks ground with new camera

Looking to cement a leading position in camera technology, Sony has released what the company calls its most “technologically advanced” model to date. The Sony a1 is the new flagship full-frame camera in the company’s mirrorless Alpha line, boasting a new 50.1-megapixel stacked Exmor RS image sensor, up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, and 8K 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video. Jun Yoon, digital imaging head at Sony Australia & New Zealand, says the camera introduces world-first technologies as well as top features from the current camera line-up. “What excites us the most is Alpha 1’s ability to capture what has never been captured before.” The Sony a1 will be available in New Zealand from late February.…

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native birds in the spotlight

Wellington’s world-class ecosanctuary hosts a photo exhibition dedicated to some of the creatures the facility was founded to protect. Visitors to the Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary can now view a series of portraits depicting native birds in their natural habitats, care of scientist and wildlife photographer Danny Rood. Wings: Rood Pictures of Birds is the nature enthusiast’s first exhibition, after a love of the outdoors, New Zealand’s wildlife and scenery drove him to pursue a career in photography. “I am passionate about our native wildlife and proud of the photos I have taken through a mix of timing, skill, and, admittedly, a bit of luck,” he says. The exhibition is on now at Wellington’s Zealandia sanctuary until the end of March, see visitzealandia.com for details.…

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photographers storm book awards

New Zealands premier annual book awards programme has revealed 2021’s longlist of competitors, with many notable local photographers making the list. The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards include an Illustrated Non-Fiction category, which this year features a book about Marti Freidlander, two books by Jane Ussher, and Sara McIntyre’s debut photobook. Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists by Leonard Bell, Endless Sea and Nature — Stilled, both by Jane Ussher (the latter reviewed on page 72), and Observations of a Rural Nurse by Sara McIntyre (reviewed in D-Photo 97) all feature on the Ockham longlist. The shortlisted contenders will be announced in early March, with the winners revealed in May during the Auckland Writers Festival.…

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humanity and earth contest returns

A local photography competition designed to pull focus on issues of national and global significance returns for 2021. The Whanganui Salon, hosted by the Whanganui Camera Club, is a biennial photography contest with a continued overarching theme: Humanity and Earth. The salon has a rich history, originally running from 1953 to 1992 and re-established again in 2019. This will be the second time it has run since the 27-year lapse. The organisers hope to attract entries that demonstrate the impact of human beings on, and their interaction with, our planet. Entries will open 27 July and close 24 August, visit whanganuicameraclub.org.nz for more info.…