Check out the latest Kids Photo Comp finalists!

Something that really makes the ‘awww’ exclamations resound in the D-Photo office is when we get to see the entries to each round of the Kids Photo Comp. There's always an abundance of adorable photos that really brighten the day. The finalists for the D-Photo Issue No. 77 round of the Kids Photo Comp have been announced! Check them out in the gallery below.

To find out who won this issue's competition, pick up your copy of D-Photo Issue No. 77 in stores from Monday, January 23, or grab a copy from the link below.

Whangarei's camera obscura hits the target!

The Whangarei camera obscura team have done it! Their crowdfunding efforts to raise $25,000 came to fruition on November 23. The trio behind the camera obscura are photographer Diane Stoppard, sculptor Trish Clarke, and architect Felicity Christian, and their concept is an eight-metre interactive steel sculpture reflecting Whangarei's waka history, which will house a camera obscura. The camera obscura will be situated looking towards Whangare's Te Matau ā Pohe Bascule Bridge, and will utilize CCTV technology to connect the camera obscura experience to the worldwide web, so a global audience can also experience the view.

If the Pledge Me fundraiser had not met its target, the team wouldn't have been able to have kept any of the money, but now that the $25,000 is secured, they're pushing for the photographic community to help get them towards $50,000.

 It's not just all about gaining extra funds now, though. Stoppard says there's value in supporter numbers, not just monetary donations.

“What I have realized is that the number of people who pledge has great value to us — when we apply to the big funders we want to be able to say 300-plus members of the community got behind the project,” Stoppard says.

Check out the video that the team have put together about the project, and if you're keen to get involved, head on over to the Pledge Me page, which will only be open to donations until 10pm on December 9, 2016. 

Here's a bit of an indication, using a pure-glass sphere, of how the camera obscura will work when it's constructed.

Take a road trip to Road Trip

If you're in the Auckland area from November 24–29, head along to Kingsland's Atomic Coffee Roasters to see Duncan Innes's latest exhibition Road Trip. 

Duncan Innes

While travelling around New Zealand, Innes captured images of landscapes that resulted in a reflection of the diverse environment New Zealand has. Road Trip showcases a series of the images he captured, from isolated beaches in the far north, through to the saltworks outside Blenheim.

Duncan Innes

The opening night of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, November 24 at 5.30pm until 8pm. Head along for an evening of exploring dramatic yet subtle portrayals of New Zealand's landscapes, otherwise make sure you get to the exhibition before it closes on November 29.

Duncan Innes

2017 D-Photo calendar: a beautiful way to get organized

If you've grabbed the December–January issue of D-Photo magazine (Issue No. 75), you would have discovered the 2017 D-Photo calendar tucked into the pages of the magazine. This beautiful calendar features the stunning pieces of art captured by D-Photo's talented readers. Here's a bit of sneak peek at the winning images from our calendar competition.

Want to see these images adorn your wall throughout the year? Just pick up a copy of the December–January issue of D-Photo from a store near you now, or order a copy of the magazine below:

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