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D-Photo No 101 September - November 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.

New Zealand
Parkside Media
6 Issues

in this issue

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ADRIAN HATWELL EDITOR Adrian has been involved with producing D-Photo magazine for more than 10 years now. If he could choose a superpower it would be the ability to freeze deadlines. ANN WORTHY STEPHENSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER Ann is a professional photographer from Canterbury specialising in working with young children and families. In this issue, she shares her tips for making great images of your grandchildren. BRYCE MCQUILLAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER Sometimes known as ‘Spiderman’, Bryce has a passion for the tiny, fascinating world of insects. The macro expert has illustrated a number of publications with his beautiful photos of the world of bugs. 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. For this issue, he creates psychedelic beauty using polarising filters. RICHARD WONG TECH WRITER,…

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kiwis top australasian awards

Two local photographers have taken out top category spots in the sixth annual Sony Alpha Awards, open to photographers from Aotearoa and Australia. Auckland-based Jana Luo won the City/Street category in the 2021 awards programme, with a fog-filled view of Auckland’s inner suburbs shot from the summit of Mount Eden. Wellington photographer Laurie Winter secured the top rank in the Landscape category, with a tranquil shot of Lake Wairarapa taken during a camping trip. The two photographers, who are both self-taught, each received more than $2000 worth of new Sony gear for their category wins. The overall competition, which this year saw 4900 entries, was taken out by Australian photographer Matt Beaver.…

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international guest for photo book fest

New Zealand’s dedicated photo book festival has secured a big international speaker for next year’s event in Iranian/Australian documentary photographer Hoda Afshar. Working in both photography and film, Afshar is known for her work on representation of gender, marginality, and displacement, with her recently published book, Speak the Wind, launching to acclaim. The photographer will speak at the 2022 Photobook/NZ festival, running 4–6 March in Wellington. Also confirmed for the event is local documentary photographer David Cook and the return of the Aotearoa Photobook Awards. Visit photobooknz.com for more event information as it is announced.…

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nz photography channel returns

A YouTube channel dedicated to streaming local photography content has been relaunched by the Auckland Festival of Photography. The Postcards from New Zealand YouTube channel includes work, artist talks, and webinars by New Zealand photographers, including elements from June’s festival as well as new material. This year’s featured artists include the likes of Josie Gritten, Alden WIlliams, Palo Markovi, Sean D’Souza, Vee Hoy, and Tatsiana Chypsanava. The YouTube channel first debuted in 2020, when the festival organisers were challenged to find online avenues for the event in the face of the Covid-19 lockdown. A new episode debuts every Thursday until 12 August. Visit photographyfestival.org.nz for more info and the channel link.…

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photographers celebrate palmerston north’s 150th

This year Palmerston North marks its 150th anniversary, and the city has tapped a local camera club to help ring in the occasion. Members of the Manawatu Camera Club have contributed images to what will be a revolving public display on the windows and doors of the Palmerston North Library, with new photos replacing old every three months. All the images selected reflect the shape and feel of Palmerston North in 2021, and project co-founder Jim Jefferies says each of the four eventual exhibitions will represent a specific aspect of the city.…

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entries open for big global comp

Photographers can get an early jump on the 2022 award season, with entries to next year’s edition of one of the biggest international photography contests now being accepted. The Sony World Photography Awards is now accepting entries for all categories, including Professional, Open, Youth, and Student competitions. Pros can enter a series of images to vie for a US$25,000 cash prize and a range of Sony gear. The Open competition accepts single images and has a cash prize of US$5000 and equipment, and both Youth and Student categories offer a chance to win Sony kit. Head to worldphoto.org for details on briefs, deadlines, and other criteria.…