Here's a taste of what's on offer this issue:
D-Photo Christmas Gift Guide: the best photography gifts for all budgets, from cameras and accessories to Christmas card printing and workshop vouchers.
Portrait of a champion: portrait artist Richard Wood tells us how keeping the creative wheels spinning helps overcome the daily grind and produce award-winning images.
Meet the scholars: take a look at fresh work from 11 of New Zealand’s most promising up-and-comers.
Summer photography: sun-loving photographers Craig Levers, Tessa Chrisp and Stephen Robinson share their unique approaches to capturing a Kiwi summer.
Authentic family photos: top family photographers Holly Spring, Karyn Worthington and Anna Munro teach us to get warm, creative shots of the whānau, be they formal portraits or casual family gatherings.
Arctic adventure: travel photographer Chris McLennan crosses another location off his to-do list as he turns his lens on the Arctic’s polar bears.
Shoot your Christmas cards: local legend Jackie Ranken busts out the family album to look at different approaches to holiday portraits.
Tropical traipsing: Andy Belcher cranks out one of Nikon’s latest goodies in beautiful Niue
Good with children: Paul Petch looks at eight simple tips to get your head in the zone when tackling the boundless energy of youth on a shoot.
Ring flash basics: Luke White explains the many and varied uses of a ring flash, from distinctive portraits to macro work.
Generation why: Mareea Vegas talks to emerging photographer Fraser Chatham about the new breed of 'hybrid photographers'.
Better group shots: Mead Norton solves readers’ common problems with the family portraits.
Sketchy: Hans Weichselbaum walks us through the digital editing process of transforming a photo to a pencil sketch
Head to your local newsagent come Monday for all that and much more in D-Photo 63, or pick up a copy online here.