Submitting your entries
Follow the instructions in the images below to submit your images to this year's competition. Log in using your email, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and then fill in your contact details. Select where you would like to submit your images from (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or upload from your computer), select the image, and click continue. Your images will be uploaded and you will see how many entries you have submitted into this category.
The fact that so many of you have entered APOTY 2019 before even finding out what you’re in the running for — aside from the glory of being crowned the 2019 Amateur Photographer of the Year — is testament to the fact that our prize pool does not disappoint. We’ll be announcing the prizes shortly, but for now, we’d like to share some tips for your best chance of being in the running to win.
Todd Henry has spent a lot of time in the Pacific Islands getting to know local communities. This approach has resulted in intimate and authentic photographs, and is one that he extends to his forays into film-making. During his time in Tonga, he got to know deportees from the US, New Zealand, and Australia, resulting in the documentary shared below: Gangsters in Paradise: The Deportees of Tonga.
Kauri dieback disease is relatively recent, but it threatens what nature has spent up to 2000 years creating. Photographer Michelle embarked on The Untold Stories of Kauri Dieback, a photography project documenting those fighting to save kauri as well as how kauri dieback has impacted local communities across the North Island.
It’s no secret that Auckland camera store Progear is a big supporter of emerging photographers’ work. For several years Progear has been encouraging budding photographers to tag their work on Instagram using #progearfeature. This has helped Progear find and share work from many amazing and unique artists within the online community.
Aotearoa’s largest photography festival is set to kick off its 16th year at the end of May. The Auckland Festival of Photography presents some of New Zealand’s top photographers and internationally renowned photographers, plus exhibitions with a more local focus in galleries and public spaces scattered throughout the city. Check out D-Photo’s picks for some unmissable exhibitions.
Giving mirrorless camera owners the opportunity to shoot with a wide-open aperture, this 30mm F/1.4 prime lens gives a beautiful bokeh and sharp optical performance.
The Sigma 16mm F/1.4 DC DN for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras pairs a comfortable wide-angle design with an ultra-fast maximum aperture, boasting an equivalent 24mm focal length and a wide maximum F/1.4 aperture.
The PSNZ Canon National Exhibition gives PSNZ members an opportunity to submit their prints and projected images for consideration by three panels of experts. This year, a total of 1654 images were entered by 267 photographers from New Zealand and Australia. From the 530 images that were ultimately selected for exhibition, the 13 images displayed here were awarded trophies and medals as recognition for leading their section.
The Auckland Festival of Photography is New Zealand’s largest photography festival, and each year one of three shortlisted photographers is commissioned to produce a new body of work for the festival. This year, Yvonne Shaw was awarded the honour.
Our feature on Craig Parry in D-Photo issue 90 looks at Craig’s underwater photography practice and covers some great tips for those getting started in the genre. But capturing the shot in the first place is often only half the story, so to complete the picture, below we’re sharing Craig’s introduction to his Photoshop workflow, including the editing process he uses to create his award-winning photos.