Win a flash workshop spot

kss_workshop_intro_flashWe‘ve got a great opportunity for those of you looking to step up to the realm of flash studio lighting; one lucky D-Photo reader will score a spot at an upcoming professional lighting workshop.

The kind folk at Kingsize Studios in Auckland have set a place aside for us in their Introduction to Flash Lighting workshop next Tuesday – attendance would usually cost $115 but you could be heading along for free.

The workshop runs from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday, May 28, at Kingsize Studios, 27 Sackville Street, Grey Lynn.

To go into the draw to beef up your skill with introduced light simply sign up to the Kingsize newsletter at www.kingsize.co.nz then send an email to shoot@kingsize.co.nz with ‘D-Photo Lighting’ in the title and your name in the body.

Get your email entry in by 5pm tomorrow (Friday).

The workshop is geared to those with little or no experience working with introduced light and will focus on professional flash studio lighting equipment, though the skills taught are equally applicable to shooting with speedlites, constant light and using natural light.

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Prizes revealed: Street Photography category

This year’s Nikon D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition is out biggest to date, not only do we have more categories than ever before but, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are also offering our largest prize pool to date – totalling over $13,000.

With much gratitude to Nikon we today unveil fantastic prizes up for grabs in this year’s Street Photography category:

First place: Nikon Coolpix A camera, worth $1399.

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Free sling strap with Tamron ultrazoom

b008[1]If you’re in the market for a new ultrazoom lens now would be an excellent time to look at Tamron’s latest all-in-one, as they’re giving a way a free gift with purchase.

For a limited time, customers who purchases Tamron’s award winning all-in-one 18-270mm zoom lens will receive a free Joby UltraFit Sling Strap, valued at $89.95.

Anyone purchasing the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens between May 13 and June 30 is eligible for the free Joby strap; they need only post or email a copy of the receipt, serial number of the lens and contact details to:

sales@lacklands.co.nz

Lacklands Ltd

PO Box 56036

Dominion Road

Auckland 1446

The Tamron high-power zoom lens has found favour with photographers for its light, compact build and high quality results, earning an EISA Award for best zoom lens and the Camera GP Japan Lens of the Year nod in 2011.

The lens has also recently had its price dropped, so see your authorised Tamron dealer or contact distributor Lacklands for more information.

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Prizes revealed: Creative category

This year’s Nikon D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition is out biggest to date, not only do we have more categories than ever before but, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are also offering our largest prize pool to date – totalling over $13,000.

With much gratitude to Lowepro we today unveil fantastic prizes up for grabs in this year’s Creative category:

First place: Lowepro Rove Pro AW 35-litre backpack, worth $469.

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Exposure explained by an expert

EXPOSURE-WORKSHOPIf you’re a novice photographer struggling with dark or grainy shots then next month is your chance to conquer exposure in a one-day workshop with an experienced commercial photographer in Auckland.

Paul Petch, professional photographer, art director and producer (who happens to be featured in D-Photo 54, on sale today), is holding a workshop on how to best use natural light with manual exposure.

The event will be suitable for both Canon and Nikon users and cover the fundamentals of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, using light, tips and tricks and plenty of hands-on practise and discussion.

The workshop will be held at BizDojo on 155 Karangahape Road on Saturday, June 29 from 11am to 3.30pm.

Petch has created portraits and documented events for a big range of athletes and top brands as well as shooting editorial images for an assortment of popular publications – what’s more he’s an exceptionally friendly, helpful person to deal with and will make an excellent teacher.

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Prizes revealed: Landscape category

This year’s Nikon D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition is out biggest to date, not only do we have more categories than ever before but, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are also offering our largest prize pool to date – totalling over $13,000.

With much gratitude to Manfrotto we today unveil fantastic prizes up for grabs in this year’s Landscape category:

First place: Manfrotto190CX3 basic carbon fibre three-section tripod and Manfrotto 054 mag ball head Q2 quick release plate, worth $899.

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Collaborative source: Mareea Vegas

D-Photo‘s Point-Shoot blog looks at interesting photographers doing interesting things – Mareea Vegas talks to us as one of four contemporary artists behind the upcoming Auckland Festival of Photography exhibition SOURCE.

D-Photo: Can you briefly describe the SOURCE exhibition?

Mareea Vegas: SOURCE is a collective exhibition comprising four photographers; Leon Rose, Ian McRae, Laura Forest and myself. It will be a contemporary show of analogue and digital fine art photography, exploring complimentary themes around light, landscape and perspective.

Leon Rose

Leon Rose

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