It's nearly that time of year again where we get to spend our time relaxing on the beach, cooking everything on the BBQ, and spend quality Christmas time with our families. So for this year's Christmas issue we thought it fitting to feature an incredibly special time for families — the birth of their children.
This issue we talk to three birth photographers — Keri-Anne Dilworth, Sharon Thompson, and Tamara Milldove — to find out all about the new and growing industry, what they love about it, and what they shoot with.
Neil Silverwood recently ventured to Bamyan, Afghanistan and immersed himself in the culture and activities of the area. He photographed skiing championships, bazaars, the people, the sports, and so much more. You've got to check out this article to see a side of Afghanistan you may not have considered before.
Recently awarded the New Zealand Photographer of the Year award at the 2015 Epson/NZIPP Iris Awards, Tracey Robinson talks to us about her fine-art photography portfolio, where she gets her ideas for images from, and the work and consideration behind each one.
We reflect on this year's two-day Image Nation conference and bring you many words of wisdom from the speakers. If you couldn't make it, this will be a great roundup of what you missed and why you need to head along next year; if you made it, this will be a perfect reminder of what the speakers discussed if you couldn't quite jot down everything in your notebooks.
In this issue's instalment of Gearducated, Rebecca Frogley teams up with CR Kennedy's Hasselblad expert Greg Webb to capture the vibrant architecture of Auckland's Silo Park in brilliant clarity. Want to know what they used, and how they got the most out of the equipment? You'll have to pick up a copy to get the details!
Along with these insightful features, the magazine is filled with tips and tricks from our incredibly knowledgeable columnists, all the latest news and calendar events, plus our 2015 D-Photo Christmas Guide — so maybe leave page 50 open with a few circled items to hint to your loved ones what they should be getting you this silly season!