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D-Photo No 69 Dec-Jan 2016

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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passion time

I took a single notebook to the recent Image Nation conference and knew straightaway that it would not suffice. I should have known from the extensive and inspiring schedule that I would want to jot down an abundance of notes to bring back to tell you about. If you were able to make it to the conference, you’ll understand what I’m talking about, but, if you couldn’t make it, you can get a feeling for the essence of the event by checking out our Image Nation 2015 coverage on page 16. Something that really resonated with me was the self-motivation and passion exuded by every speaker and person I talked to during the conference. That ‘just do it’ attitude is something that can get trampled down by the overwhelming amounts of…

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community perspective

Feedback: editor@dphoto.co.nz We’ve been following #nzdphoto and keeping track of our mentions via @dphoto_magazine closely, and we love seeing what you’re shooting. Keep the tagging up, and don’t forget to follow us. Critique widens its perspective ‘Critique’ is the section in the magazine where Mike Langford gives readers feedback on images they submit — have a look at page 86 to see this issue’s examples. We’re keen to see travel photos being submitted for feedback, so start sending send yours to editor@dphoto.co.nz with the subject line ‘Critique’. Images should be around A5 in size and 300dpi. Challenge yourself If you follow us on Facebook (‘D-Photo Magazine’), you’ll have noticed our weekly challenges that appear every Saturday. These challenges ask followers to share an image relating to that week’s theme. It’s a great chance to see…

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focus news

NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHER AWARDED TOP PRIZE IN CHINA Auckland photographer PJ Paterson has been awarded the Most Excellent Photographer Art Award at China’s 15th annual Pingyao International Photography Festival. UK-born Paterson’s winning work was produced for the Annual Commission 2015, organized by the Auckland Festival of Photography, and includes a series of digital collage photographs. It was exhibited in Auckland during the New Zealand Festival earlier this year and is now being exhibited as part of the Pingyao festival. More than 70,000 people were in attendance over the opening weekend of the event. Paterson was able to attend the awards ceremony in China thanks to the partnership that the Auckland Festival of Photography has with Pingyao — Auckland and Pingyao both being members of the Asia Pacific Photoforum. The awards ceremony itself was held…

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dphoto.co.nz

1 FRESH NEW LOOK When you head over to dphoto.co.nz, you’ll notice we’ve tidied ourselves up a bit. We’re incredibly excited to announce our brand-new, fresh website. It will showcase the inspirational work of the artists we are lucky enough to be able to bring to you, in the stunning way that they deserve. We’d love to know what you think of the website, so send your thoughts to editor@dphoto.co.nz. 2 TOP 10 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM IMAGE NATION We spent October 19–20 at the Image Nation conference at Auckland’s Q Theatre — you can see full coverage of the conference on pages 16 and 17. Every speaker had motivating and inspiring words of wisdom, and we jotted down our top 10 favourites to share with you. Head to dphoto.co.nz to get that motivational…

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image nation through fresh eyes

Day one Walking up Auckland’s Queen Street to Q Theatre, I knew that Image Nation 2015 (or #ImageNation2015 if you were following it closely on Instagram and/or Twitter, as I was) would be packed to the rafters — just judging by the number of conversations I overheard as people discussed which presenter they were most looking forward to seeing or organized meeting with friends prior to venturing to the theatre. My assumption that this year’s conference would be a biggie was confirmed when I arrived at the venue to register, as the queue went right out the door and curled up the road. Emerging, aspiring, and established professional photographers were taking Auckland by storm, and it was wonderful to see. First up, Maxy spoke to a packed auditorium about the various commercial…

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afghanistan immersion: through the lens and beyond

I’ve always had romantic notions and dreams about photographing in a war-torn country. It sounds like one of the most adventurous jobs imaginable, albeit a risky one. I’m not a particularly brave soul, however, and had never taken the leap. This all changed with a phone call from an old friend, Heidi Godfrey. “I’ve been offered a job in Afghanistan, want to come?” Heidi asked. “It’s a safe part of the country,” she added unconvincingly. “And think of the amazing photos you’d get.” It wasn’t an easy decision. I felt both thrilled and terrified by the idea. While contemplating the trip, I studied media reports on the security situation. It didn’t sound good — there were attacks in Kabul on a near-weekly basis. Late in 2014, the large North Atlantic Treaty Organization…

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