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D-Photo No 89 April-May 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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1 min.

Regular D-Photo readers will be familiar with Mareea’s work with this magazine in the past as a columnist interviewing up-and-coming photography stars. This issue, she moves into features, talking with the impressive Cathy Carter about Weird Fishes, the latest of her works examining humanity’s relationship with water. In addition to writing about photography, Mareea is an accomplished photographer in her own right. Her bold, arresting editorial style has been sought out by clients such as Vodafone, Triumph and Disaster, Adcorp, Nikon, PwC, and Bollinger. Mareea also has a vibrant personal practice, creating beguiling imagery that she often exhibits in collaboration with other local artists. If all that weren’t talent enough for one person, Mareea is also an accomplished musician. She has toured the world extensively as a bass player in numerous bands, including…

2 min.
sigma amateur photographer of the year 2019

At D-Photo, we aim to impress, inspire, and inform. We love to hear about people whose creativity has been sparked by one of our feature photographers, or who has mastered a new technique thanks to a How To article. One of the best ways to refine a skill and stimulate creativity is a bit of healthy competition, and that’s the idea behind the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOTY). If you consider yourself accomplished in one area of photography, by all means enter your best images in that category, but we also suggest challenging yourself to something unfamiliar. Learn what makes a perfect monochrome, try your hand at capturing wildlife in its natural habitat, or even expand your skills into the realm of macro. We place no restrictions on the…

3 min.
leading australiasian photographer banned from industry awards

A damning report from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) has resulted in a lifetime ban on Lisa Saad, one of Australia’s most celebrated photographers, from the country’s professional photography awards, in the wake of image-theft accusations. An investigation into several of the photographer’s images, prompted by an anonymous email sent to the NZIPP, resolved that she had breached the rules and entry conditions of the Iris Awards programme, as well as acting with intent to mislead the investigation. Ollie Dale, head of the NZIPP, says the organization’s Honours Council will immediately disqualify all of Saad’s entries into the Iris Awards as a result of the investigation. “Subsequent to this disqualification, NZIPP has decided that, effective immediately, all awards, titles, prizes, accrued merit points, and Honours Distinctions received by Ms Saad…

4 min.
your shots

/dphotonz /dphotomagazine /purnellpictures MELISSA PURNELL LUMIX DMC-GX8, LUMIX G VARIO 100–300 LENS, 197MM, 1/1250S, F/8, ISO 400 Melissa’s a regular visitor to the Dunedin Botanic Garden, especially the ponds, where there are ample photographic opportunities in the fish, frogs, dragonflies, and damselflies that make their lives there; but, in contrast to the teeming life, on this occasion, a simple lily pad was what caught her attention. The lack of wind had allowed the pond’s water to pool in the cup of the lily pad without disruption. Melissa used a zoom lens to get in close and achieve the tight crop she wanted, and experimented with the angle until she could see the surface tension of the water’s meniscus. She then waited for the perfect light conditions, which allowed her to capture the beauty of the light…

7 min.
full fathom five

In the deepest ocean The bottom of the sea Your eyes They turn me — Radiohead, Weird Fishes We are surrounded by water, fascinated by what lies beneath the sea. We purify and drink water; our very bodies would not and could not exist without it. We are all connected to and by water in some way. Weird Fishes, the latest project by prolific Auckland photographer and exhibitor Cathy Carter, delivers us a moment to reconnect to the source that winds its way through all of our lives. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with liquids, Carter is dedicated to observing the greater human relationship to bodies of water, in an intimate way. Recently, she has been exploring our future marine ecosystem and, with that, imagined human behaviour in a possibly toxic environment.…

7 min.
out on the backstreets

I am seeing student work even better than what I can produce, and I love that. It fits even further into the community-based event that we have created. The city streets have long held a fascination for photographers, to the extent that documenting them has birthed its own genre. But, as beguiling as the thronging thoroughfares of humanity are, they also raise a range of ethical dilemmas. What is and what is not OK to point your camera at? Where is the line between appreciation and exploitation of a subject? And how can you give back to these amorphous urban spaces that offer such inspiration? There are no easy answers, but Australia’s Steve Scalone has developed his own unique photographic initiative to engage with the streets — and he’s taking as much…