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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

 
Cathy Carter, La Bulle (Bubble), 2018

Cathy Carter, La Bulle (Bubble), 2018

 

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

 
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Through body-positive imagery and social activism, prominent creative photographer Mandi Lynn is helping women and girls find their strength and self-confidence

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from Every body is a treasure


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

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How to

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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

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How to make it big on Instagram
Australia’s first pro Instagrammer, Lauren Bath, shares her top tips on finding Insta fame

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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.

 
Craig Turner Bullock, speaker at Ilford Exposure Pro 2019

Craig Turner Bullock, speaker at Ilford Exposure Pro 2019

Bruce Girdwood, Speaker at Hutt 2019: Focus on Learning

Bruce Girdwood, Speaker at Hutt 2019: Focus on Learning

 
Brian Eastwood, Ancient Forest, Gold, 2018 Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon

Brian Eastwood, Ancient Forest, Gold, 2018 Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon

 
 

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!

 
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Marsel van Oosten, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, talks to D-Photo

Marsel van Oosten, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, talks to D-Photo

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

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Issue 88

Issue 88

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. 

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