Have your camera at the ready this Easter Monday and be in to win a Moleskine Photo Book in D-Photo’s 24-hour Day in the Life photo challenge.
We are asking readers to send in their best images taken any time between 12.00am and 11.59pm on Monday, April 1 to help create an illustrative view of New Zealand on its day off, with the top image winning a Moleskine Photo Book Plus.
Using whatever photographic style you find appropriate we want to see mages of your city, town, holiday spot, family home, camping ground, or wherever you happen to be on Easter Monday.
Pick a time of the day to document. Shoot throughout the day. Find something extraordinary. Capture something wonderfully normal. Take any approach you like, but get your images in by 5pm, April 26, to be in with a chance to win.
Be sure to include the time, location and a brief description— as well as the usual camera data (camera model, focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO) — with every image you submit.
Send images to email@example.com with the subject ‘D-Comp’.
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If you have been thinking of putting together a photo book with all the classy trappings of the classic Moleskine design now would be the time – you can get a certain format for under half price until the end of the month.
Self-publishing platform MILK Books is celebrating the launch of its new Autofill Tool, which can automatically assemble a photo book in less than 20 seconds, by offering its Moleskine Square Photo Books for just US$20, down from US$50.
The offer is only available for 20-page Medium Square Moleskine Photo Books, which feature ivory coloured matt paper, hard cover with inset image, rounded corners and lie-flat stitched binding, elastic closure and expandable pocket.
The new Autofill Tool is an option you can choose in creating your photo book online, automatically populating the pages with your desired image selection in less than 20 seconds.
The offer expires on April 1 and the Moleskine range of photo books is unlikely to sell for such a low price again, so get in while the getting is good.
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In the April-May edition of D-Photo (issue 53) we ran an article about photographic trainer David Harradine’s upcoming workshops with a regrettable error.
On page 93 in the article Top Trainer Hits NZ we have erroneously referred to the workshops as “expensive” when we clearly meant to describe them as “extensive” – the sentence should read:
“One of Australia’s leading digital photographic trainers will be stopping in to New Zealand next month to hold a pair of extensive two-day workshops on Photoshop, Lightroom and colour management.”
With the workshops covering both the essentials of professional colour management as well as ‘industrial strength’ techniques for getting the most out of both Lightroom and Photoshop, there is obviously no question as to how extensive the events are.
As anyone who has visited Harradine’s website will also be well aware, the two-day workshops certainly can’t be said to be expensive either, especially if you register at the early bird prices for one or both days before April 19 – more details here.
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Submissions towards the world’s most prestigious biennial documentary photography award close next month.
The Henri Cartier-Bresson International award is now accepting entries for it’s 2013 programme from established photographers with a body of work strong in the documentary genre – the deadline is April 15.
The prize, presented by the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, is a €35000 (about NZ$55000) award to be put towards a project the recipient would otherwise be unable to pursue.
To be eligible for entry photographers of all ages and locations must first be nominated by an organisation such as a school, university, agency, professional group, gallery, magazine, museum or festival.
Either the nominating organisation or photographer can download an entry form to register from the foundation’s website.
As well as receiving the award money, the winning photographer will also have the opportunity to exhibit work at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris.
The award, which is given out every other year, went to London-based photographer Vanessa Winship, who put the money toward travelling to America for the project Out there: an American Odyssey.
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A big congratulations to all those who made the cut in both our D-Kids and outdoor action photo comp – especially our champions Nina Gastreich and Joshua Windsor, whose winning images are pictured here.
It was one of the strongest issues for reader submissions we’ve ever had, pick up D-Photo 53 to see if your image was published.
But now it’s time to start shooting for our current competitions:
A Day in the Life: Easter Monday
Deadline: 5pm, April 26
Brief: For this issue’s assignment you will put your documentary photography skills to work over a 24-hour period. We want to see images illustrating what Easter Monday (April 1, 2013) looks like up and down the country — from the break of dawn until midnight. (more…)
D-Photo reader Spencer Currie shares his techniques for shooting celestial bodies.
Over the years I have taken various series of photographs of ‘Heavenly Bodies’ including the comet in January 1987 and the amazing aurora in May 1989, all of which were on colour negative film. With the advance of amateur equipment and image recording materials, coping with the difficulties has become easier.
Initially I used a 200mm lens for the eclipse of the moon (below), recording the darkening of the moon as it passed through the earth’s shadow. In such an event there is no sharp shadow edge, the moon slowly darkened from its lower left side taking on a rosy glow as the sun’s light filtered through the earth’s atmosphere. For the moon, being illuminated directly by the sun, the exposure is very similar to a normal daylight shot, which presented no problems.
Voting is now open to the photo-appreciating public to help D-Photo and Sony Mobile find New Zealand’s first Camera Phone Photographer of the Year.
Last year we asked mobile photographers to submit their three best shots each month to be judged by a guest judging pro photographer; the finalists are now on display and you can help us select the grand winner.
Each of our guest judges has cast their ballots for the top three finalists, now the public will have its say, with the results of the voting contributing to an overall score for each image.
Voting opens on March 15 and runs until April 15 on D-Photo’s Facebook page; the winner of the title New Zealand Camera Phone Photographer of the Year and Sony Xperia P smartphone (worth $649) will be announced the day after voting closes.
Our guest judging panel includes: (more…)