In issue 87, we speak to landscape photographer Chris Morton about his epic photo project shooting the land and people of Great Barrier Island. He tells us how to approach finding a concept for a body of work with reference to his new book, Aotea, Great Barrier: Land and People.Read More
On 7 September, Fujifilm announced the new X-T3, a mirrorless camera described as a must-have for serious videographers. Earlier this week, D-Photo was lucky enough to be invited along to its product launch.Read More
After announcing the four nominees for 2018's Walters Prize in March, Auckland Art Gallery will be displaying their work from Saturday, 18 August. The four nominees are Ruth Buchanan, Jacqueline Fraser, Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, and Pati Solomona Tyrell, who featured in issue 85 of D-Photo.Read More
The exhibition for the 2018 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition opened Thursday 26 July at Metro Gallery in Auckland and saw many from the photographic community come together in appreciation of our new winners.Read More
The 2018 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year has achieved unprecedented success, with 13,329 photographs entered. The judges have had the mammoth task of sifting through these images, making some very tough decisions along the way. We have narrowed it down to the top ten images in each category — and here they are.Read More
If you follow D-Photo, you are no doubt familiar with the beautiful black-and-white portrait that graces the cover of issue 84. The image, taken by photographer Ilan Wittenberg in his Auckland studio, won the Portrait category at the 2018 Sony Alpha Awards, and went on to take out the Grand Prize.Read More
With over 110 exhibitions and events across 60 venues citywide, the festival is certainly bountiful, but it can also be a little overwhelming. We have picked some of our favourite events in this year’s line-up to help you plan your own festival experience.Read More
Having established itself as an unmissable event on the calendar for amateur photographers, the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year returns for 2018, and is open for entries until June 24, 2018.
The competition is a fantastic way to get your work noticed, and provides ample motivation to achieve a creative challenge you have set yourself. The huge prize pool, worth over $21,000, is thanks to primary sponsor, Sigma, and twelve category sponsors, DJI, Epson, Fujifilm, Huawei, Ilford, Nikon, Profoto, Progear, SAE Institute Auckland, Sigma, Tamron, and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.
Last year’s grand prizewinning image, Houston Main Street Metro by Sarah Caldwell, entered into the Monochrome category, excels compositionally and achieves magnificent detail throughout its shadows and highlights, exemplifying what can be achieved creatively when boundaries are limited, whether imposed by oneself or by the environment.
New categories for this year are the Architecture and Smartphone categories, joining the existing Aerial, Creative, Student, Landscape, Macro, Monochrome, Nature, People, Travel, and Video categories.
The competition runs through to 11.59pm on June 24, so get planning that perfect shot, or look to our past winners for inspiration. Last year’s winning images captured tense moments between man and nature; made us question the reality of an image with perception-twisting techniques; froze in time moments usually only perceivable for a split second; explored patterns, man-made and natural through unique aerial views; and explored the personal, political, and environmental.
Check out the gallery of last year’s winners below, and click here for info on how to enter.
Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)’s exhibition, Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand, will bring together Australian and New Zealand artists who push boundaries through experimentation. They unearth the elemental properties of photographic practice by exploring the art of cameraless photography from a new perspective with 80 cameraless photographs.Read More
Nikon has turned 100, and to celebrate its successes and developments over past century, it is looking to the future. Sending 10 of its iconic cameras to 10 of New Zealand’s top photographers, Nikon asked the question, “What is your single hope for the future of New Zealand?”Read More
The media will redefine modern masculinity this year — according to Getty Images’ 2018 Visual Trends. ‘Masculinity Undone’ is one of three trends the photo agency has identified as reshaping the visual language consumers will be most responsive to this year, alongside ‘Second Renaissance’ and ‘Conceptual Realism’.Read More