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D-Photo No 71 April-May 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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2 min.
it’s all in the presentation

Over the past few months, a common term has been bouncing off the metaphorical walls of the photography world, and that term is ‘photo book’ I’m a book lover from way back — I tried the transition to the e-book world, but, apart from carrying a lighter load on public transport, I really did not get into it. Being able to flip physical pages is what I’m all about, and there’s nothing I love more than being able to go to my bookshelf, pick up a book, and settle in for a trip to faraway places without leaving the comfort of my own home. I feel as if it would be a similar experience with a photo book. The idea of physically holding a photographer’s entire project, one they may have been…

1 min.
community perspective

Summer prize-pack winner Congratulations to the winner of the D-Photo summer prize pack, Jeffrey Wilson. This pack was the Christmas subscription offer, and included an ONA Capri waxed-canvas tote bag, two DVDs (The Salt of the Earth and Mr Turner), and four beautiful books featuring stunning photography. All up, the prize pack was worth over $700. Check out page 46 to see this issue’s offer! Readers’ shots We love seeing what you’re shooting. Recently, Jessica Jellik sent in one of her landscape shots for us to admire! Instagram inspiration Make sure you share your photos with us on Instagram by including #nzdphoto or tagging @dphoto_magazine. We share one of your photos with our followers nearly every day.…

9 min.
focus news

2016 SIGMA D-PHOTO AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION OPEN NOW Whether you’ve got a stockpile of images that you’ve been patiently waiting to enter or you’re in need of that kick-start to encourage you to pick up your camera and get back into the swing of things, now’s the time to collate all your favourite photographs and submit them to the largest amateur photography competition in New Zealand. That’s right, the 2016 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year is back and is now open for entries. We’re very pleased to have CR Kennedy’s Sigma back on board as naming-rights sponsor, and, this year, we are excited to announce that we have added two brandnew categories to our line-up. First, the Aerial category (sponsored by DJI Drones), which encourages you to get…

1 min.
dphoto.co.nz

1 BORIS UNTEREINER INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT The first in our new International Spotlight column featuring photographers’ work from around the globe: we talk to France’s Boris Untereiner about his double-exposure creations. 2 ENTER ONLINE The 2016 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition is now open, and you can enter your photographs in to the various categories at dphoto.co.nz/apoty2016. Interactive galleries and easy-to-use entry forms to enter your images from Facebook and Instagram await! 3 WINNER INTERVIEWS In keeping with the celebrations of the opening of the 2016 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition, we will bring you interviews with each of the category winners of the 2015 competition to see what they have been working on since. 4 CHRISTCHURCH FIVE YEARS ON An NZ Institute of Professional Photography–organized event saw a number of photographers…

8 min.
photographer’s diary: arctic circle

Standing between lightness and darkness, warmth and cold, the Arctic Circle passes this point and makes landfall over a handful of northern-hemisphere countries. In winter, the Scandinavian nations of Norway and Sweden throw down a challenge: negativedegree temperatures, unreliable weather, and short daylight hours. The northern winter can easily beat you into submission and emotionally cripple even the hardiest of photographers. But, if you persist, you will be rewarded with experiences, stories, and amazing imagery. These will no doubt have you planning your next trip to the frozen north. Lofoten The small dirt road that flanks the fjord doesn’t look as if it will lead anywhere of interest, but, at the junction where the mountains, fjord, and coast meet sits a remote little village, just a few houses nestled low enough in a…

3 min.
essential information

January temperatures are cold, ranging between –10°C and –35°C in Sweden, and 5°C and –15°C in Norway. The camera equipment still worked at these temperatures, though frozen condensation on the cameras, lenses, and camera bags was common, and LCD displays became less responsive, but the cameras themselves never stopped working. As expected, camera batteries drained faster than normal, although they did outperform expectations. The most important part of operating in negative temperatures is to let the gear acclimatize to the environment. If condensation forms on lenses, you could be waiting for hours for it to clear naturally. Sometimes, this means that cameras get very cold, almost too cold to touch, so wearing gloves at all times is essential, to protect yourself not only from the cold air but also from the…