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D-Photo No 85 August-September 2018

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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A journalist and communications specialist, Adrian has been associated with D-Photo for more than seven years. During that time, he has filled many different roles on the publication, including four years as editor. He currently takes care of the magazine’s feature content and is keen to talk to any photographers with ideas for content that provokes, inspires, and educates: editor@dphoto.co.nz. As part of the team facilitating the 2018 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition, he has helped sift through more than 13,000 images received this year. He says that it’s always an intimidating prospect to sort out such a voluminous stack, but the rewards are worth it: “It is so gratifying to see first-hand how deep the vein of talent runs in our creative community. Plus, I get to…

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these bodies are fable

I am not an individual; I am an integral part of the cosmos. I share divinity with my ancestors, the land, the seas and the skies. I am not an individual, because I share a tofi (inheritance) with my family, my village and my nation. I belong to my family and my family belongs to me. I belong to my village and my village belongs to me. I belong to my nation and my nation belongs to me. This is the essence of my sense of belonging. — Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi, Head of State of Samoa Look beyond the fetishized and stereotypical visual narratives of Polynesia, explore deeper than the exoticism shaped by the Western lens, rebuke the clichéd representations of Pacific identity, and you begin to get a…

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american cordillera

In 2009, photographer Mark Watson and his partner Hana Black embarked on a nine-month bicycle trip across the Asian continent; starting from one of the world’s most dangerous roads, the high altitude Sichuan–Tibet Highway, across the Himalayan Plateau, and finishing at the southern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Their regular lives on hold, living with what they could shackle to their bikes, bodies regularly pushed to the limits of endurance; by the time they had finished the 13,000km trip the couple knew one thing for sure — they wanted more. “At the end we realized [that] neither of us … [was] ready to stop: we were too in love with the lifestyle of exploring new countries by bicycle,” Mark exclaims. “We went home to earn more money with the…

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sigma amateur photographer of the year 2018

The enthusiast photographic community rallied to D-Photo’s call seeking out the best amateur shooters Aotearoa has to offer. In the 2018 edition of the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer, we received a record-smashing 13,329 across 12 categories, proving once more the passion and pedigree of our creative community up and down the country. Considering the veritable mountain of prizes we had up for grabs this year, it’s no big surprise that the contest attracted as much attention as it did. None of which would have been possible without the generous support of all our sponsors, listed following. On behalf of the magazine and every eager photographer who entered, we offer our sincere thanks. Then, of course, there was the unenviable task of having to select but a few of the very best shots…

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what can be

As one of the newer practices in art history, photography is built on innovation. The jump from the earliest forms of capturing light to the chemical playground of the darkroom, the revolution of digital photography, and the ubiquitous presence of social-media imagery; even the most conservative photographer plays their part in the radical evolution of the photographic. Some artists, like Adelaide’s Gee Greenslade, can’t wait for the future — they’re past the forefront, pushing, playing, breaking, and redefining what photography can be Gee’s photography credentials make her sound like your run-of-the-mill professional high achiever. She’s worked for years as a retouch artist and commercial photographer, been named Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year and South Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, picked up nods at the International Loupe Awards, and competed…

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the magic of youth

While the older generation of photographer debates the virtues and vices of social media, a digitally savvy new breed of artist has emerged to seize every opportunity that our connected world now offers. Young photographers are using platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook to showcase work, develop networks of like-minded creatives, and circumvent the conventional channels to pull in new clients. A competition targeting this new generation of photographers, open to Australia’s and Aotearoa’s digital natives, recently saw two young Kiwi photographers shortlisted for the top spot. In the Sony Alpha Awards Youth Competition, photographers between the ages of 11 and 18 years old are tasked with submitting images in a bid to land one of two spots in the final head-to-head shoot-out in Sydney. A record number of entries was submitted…