Get comfy with the August–September issue of D-Photo!

The August–September issue of D-Photo is on shelves now, ready to be snaffled up and inhaled! This issue is absolutely jam-packed as we introduce new handy how-to features, talk to inspiring Kiwi photographers who are making their mark on the world, as well as, of course, bringing you all 30 winners of the 2016 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition! 

Mark Waddington

Mark Waddington took out top honours in the 2016 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition with his Aerial category entry, which graces our cover this issue. It's exciting to see a brand-new category introduced to our annual competition produce such top-quality imagery — and this can be said for all of the 2016 categories! The entries were astounding and it was a pleasure to see them all roll in. Flick to page 28 of the latest issue to explore all of the category winners in our special 20-page gallery feature.

Joshua Donnelly

Joshua Donnelly recently revisited Japan after previously travelling there without the intention of capturing too many images. This time he went over with his camera permanently in hand to make sure he captured all the shots he missed in the last round. Check out his article for some handy tips on places to visit and things to see if you plan a trip to Japan soon.

Danelle Bohane

We talked to Danelle Bohane, the incredible globetrotting wedding photographer, about her travel-centric business, and how she ensures she's getting plenty of family time in while she's travelling the world to photograph destination weddings. Her wedding photos are something very special, and you'll have to read her article to see the various weddings she's attended (and that's just a handful!).

Phil Walter, Getty Images photographer, will be heading to Rio to shoot the 2016 Summer Olympics. We spoke to him about how he got into the world of sport photography, and we managed to gather a few tips and tricks for those aspiring sports photographers out there.

This issue we introduced several new features: Trends, Education, and Pro at Home. Trends is all about keeping you up with the play with the latest and greatest terminology and techniques, and this issue we brought you a bit of the history behind HDR (high-dynamic-range) imaging, as well as the ways to apply this technique to your photography. 

Adam Croy

The Pro at Home section is all about how to create some incredibly professional looks while utilizing items you will most likely have at home. This time around we looking at light painting using a cell phone. This one you've definitely got to see and try out for yourself — send us your images as well as we'd love to see them!

Our Education section focuses on getting in behind the scenes of a photography student's journey to see the types of assignments their doing and the work that they are producing. This time we spoke with Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design student Michelle Deacon about her term-long studio assignment, which definitely makes you think about the state of society when it comes to the New Zealand housing crisis — have a read!

Of course, this is only some of the exciting articles in the August–September issue of D-Photo magazine. To explore these, and the rest, pick up your copy now!