As Australia’s first professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath knows a thing or two about capturing striking images. We catch up with Lauren in D-Photo issue 89 and she shares her top tips for creating photos worthy of Insta-fame.
“There's a road that winds down past the local lookout over town, and as you come around the corner, Moutohorā (Whale Island) is perfectly framed above the river and the town. You get this feeling like, ‘Ah, I've made it’ as you descend down the remainder of the hill into the township."
The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) has issued a statement on their Facebook page announcing that Lisa Saad has been stripped of all NZIPP awards, titles, prizes, accrued merit points, and honours distinctions, and will face a life ban on entering NZ Iris Awards competitions.
Progear not only sell the goods and provide quality advice to photographers, but they’re also always keen to support them in other ways. In 2018, Progear’s Photographer of the Month online feature showcased ten different photographers, each with their own distinct aesthetic.
In D-Photo issue 88, Leon Rose gets his hands on the newly released Sigma 60–600mm f/4.5—6.3 DG OS HSM sports lens. He heads to Mad Mike’s Summer Bash to see how the lens handles high-intensity motor sport.
When he’s not writing ‘how to’ features for D-Photo, Si Moore is working with his partner in photography, Sophia Bayly, creating captivating wedding albums and unique portraits. The pair have just put out a best of where you can see their favourite shots of 2018. Take a look here.
Rachael Smith’s preference for shooting inanimate objects, with a focus on architecture, combined with her passion for travel and her eye for pattern has resulted in an impressive body of work — and place in the top 50 of the Epson Pano Awards 2018.
The title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2018 was awarded to Dutch photographer Marcel van Oosten for his portrait of a pair of China’s golden snub-nosed monkeys, titled The Golden Couple. D-Photo’s Adrian Hatwell managed to pin down the esteemed photographer for a chat about Marsel’s beginnings as a photographer and how he managed to capture the now-famous image
We talk to Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2018 Marcel van Oosten about how he captured his award-winning shot and how he turned his hobby into his career. Auckland-based Guy Needham talks about his journey to photograph the world’s vanishing cultures. The latest leg takes him to Tanzania to document a people whose way of life reaches back to the Stone Age. Back at home, Megan Bowers-Vette’s latest project, Us, looks at survivors of sexual abuse. She explains how she uses photography as a tool not only for storytelling, but also for healing. Palmerston North–based photographer Rachael Smith brings together a collection of images from her globetrotting to demonstrate how a fresh perspective can stoke the magic in everyday life.
Nothing kills the buzz quite like a flat battery. Enter Fujifilm’s VG-XT3, which pulls double duty as battery storage (adding two NP-W126S rechargeables to your camera’s payload) and also as a grip, with obvious boosts to the camera’s ergonomic quality and stability.
InD-Photo issue 87, Leon puts away his shoulder rig and tries out some pieces of kit that are becoming ubiquitous in video creation with two of Moza’s range of handheld gimbals. Leon took the AirCross with him to Perth —take a look at his footage and review