Sigma’s new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom is designed to meet the needs of a pro, whether it’s for sports shooting, event photography, or portraiture.Read More
The Sigma 60–600mm is described by its manufacturer as an ‘absolute all-rounder’, and it appears to live up to this title for those seeking a lens for outdoor pursuits. Its focal range covers what would normally be covered by two lenses.Read More
Cathy Carter explores humanity’s deep ties to the ocean in her new series Weird Fishes. Through mythological beings and scenes altered to be “from reality but not of reality”, Cathy reimagines the present and alludes to the future of our oceans and marine ecosystems
Steve Scalone’s street photography event Project Street 7.30 jumps the ditch to land in Wellington in late June. Steve tells us about his initiative that sees photographers shoot, select, edit, print, and exhibit a single image in just seven hours
Through body-positive imagery and social activism, prominent creative photographer Mandi Lynn is helping women and girls find their strength and self-confidence
When James Stanbridge walked away from his Christian upbringing, he filled the void it left with nature. His latest exhibition, Nature is my Church, explores the intimacy and spirituality that can be found in the world around us
How to not botch your first wedding shoot
Veteran wedding photographer Jessica Jones lays down seven simple tips for those embarking on their first wedding shoot
How to make it big on Instagram
Australia’s first pro Instagrammer, Lauren Bath, shares her top tips on finding Insta fame
How to make people give a damn
Wildlife conservationist and photo artist Judi Lapsley Miller explains the three key elements to powerful advocacy photos
Gear and reviews
Leon Rose checks out Sigma’s new 70–200 f/2.8 sports lens, taking it with him to one of Auckland’s busiest festivals, and we take a look at the best new gear on the market in our buyers guide, including the new Canon EOS RP, and Sony’s latest α6-series camera.
News and events
D-Photo talks to the NZIPP about their decision to place a life ban on prominent Australian photographer Lisa Saad due to plagiarism and copyright infringements. The most recent Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon winner, Brian Eastwood, talks us through his winning photography as we look forward to this year’s salon, and we get further details on the NZIPP and PSNZ’s respective conventions, the Ilford Exposure Pro, and the Hutt 2019: Focus on Learning.
Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year open for entries!
We announce the categories and the sponsors of New Zealand’s favourite amateur photography competition. It’s open for entries on Saturday, 16 March, so head to apoty2019.dphoto.co.nz to find out more and get your entries in!
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.Read More
“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."Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Nikon’s new website is designed in part to promote the new Z series mirrorless cameras, but it also has a focus on inspiration and information with podcasts, videos, and articles regularly posted.Read More
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.Read More
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 imageRead More
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.Read More