Interpreting Aotearoa: Vicky Thomas

D-Photo‘s Point-Shoot blog looks at interesting photographers doing interesting things – Vicky Thomas talks to us about putting together her upcoming Auckland Festival of Photography exhibition, Hue and Saturation, with collaborator Deane-Rose Ngatai.

D-Photo: Can you briefly describe the Hue and Saturation exhibition?

Vicky Thomas: It is an exhibition of poster style photographic prints inspired by Papatuanuku and Ranginui.

Waikato, Vicky Thomas

Waikato, Vicky Thomas

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Prizes revealed: Travel 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 Lexar we today unveil fantastic prizes up for grabs in this year’s Travel category:

First place: Lexar 1000X CF 65GB memory card, worth $780.

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D-Feature: Brett Phibbs – The Short Order Artist

the-short-artist-03Of the many ways to earn your crust in photography, photojournalism for a daily newspaper has to be one of the most hectic. Chasing stories wherever they may lead, jumping from one subject to the next at a moment’s notice and making sure every single job is fit to print — just thinking about it is exhausting. But for veteran photojournalist Brett Phibbs, working the beat provides a kick like no other job.

“It’s the adrenalin. You can wait all day just for ten seconds of adrenalin when you get your picture. That’s the beauty of the job, the rush when it happens,” he chuckles. “Beats digging ditches.” (more…)

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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