Have a look at our latest batch of stunning entries — and with nearly 2,500 images entered so far, this is definitely just the tip of the iceberg.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
The cream of New Zealand’s next crop of young photographers and film-makers has once again been honoured in the annual Canon Eyecon competition. We look at Canon’s pick of the country’s top up-and-comersRead More
Harnessing her artistic practice to highlight our need for urgent environmental care, Natalie Robertson’s latest project, He Wai Mou! He Wai Mau!, pulls two of New Zealand’s more imperiled waterways into close focusRead More
Most photographers dream of making their passion line their pockets. But, in a fiercely competitive photographic market, in which anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a professional photographer, it’s not only experience, credibility and business acumen that set shooters apart — it's finding their niche.Read More
The Sony World Photography Awards celebrates its 11th anniversary of spotlighting and showcasing the best photography in the world from the past year. Free to enter, and open to all photographers, the awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its winning, shortlisted, and commended photographers.Read More
Founded back in 2009 by Australian landscape photographer David Evans with the support of Epson Australia, the Epson International Pano Awards has since grown into an annual competition dedicated to the art of panoramic photography.Read More
The photo book format is currently seeing a big resurgence around the world, and local artists now have a chance to get their own photo book in front of international audiences — and win $10,000 in prizes while they’re at it.Read More