The latest issue of D-Photo (Issue No. 67) is on sale now, and we've jam-packed it with inspirational features where we talk to New Zealand, international, and up-and-coming photography stars. If you haven't picked up your copy yet, here's a bit of a peek at what you'll find within the glossy pages of this issue.
Our annual Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition winners are announced in a giant 18-page spread showcasing each category winner and two runners-up. Hilary Lakeman, the 2015 competition's overall winner, has her photo (above) featured pride of place on the cover — it's hard to miss when you're strolling by the magazine aisle at the supermarket.
We chat to photographer Emma Bass about functioning in a state of flux, and how it works for her photography as well as her everyday life. She talks about her Imperfect series of images, an example of which is seen above, as well as discussing her adoption of mobile photography.
You may have experienced her Mothers and Daughters exhibition during the Auckland Festival of Photography earlier in 2015, and lucky for us Julia Fullerton-Batten discusses with D-Photo her diverse portfolio of creations, including her personal and fine-art works, through to her commercial assignments. We've been able to squeeze a wide variety of Fullerton-Batten's work into the pages of the magazine, and they're absolutely beautiful — you definitely don't want to miss them.
We introduce a new column, One to Watch, where we talked to 14-year-old Rose McMahon about what inspired her to pick up a camera, and we take a look at her beautiful portfolio. We were so blown away we put together a gallery of her work here.
Three pet photographers, Tara Sutherland, Craig Bullock, and Rachel McKenna, let D-Photo in on the intricacies of their genre, and provide readers with tips and tricks on how to ensure treasured family memories can be created.
Our incredible D-Photo columnists bring you stories from the depths of Alaska and Antarctica, on the experience of shooting Coromandel's Driving Creek Railway, shooting great portraiture on a budget, keeping your motivation and inspiration alight, as well as an overview of Lightroom and the library module (don't miss this!).
This issue our Gearducated section takes a look at the endless possibilities of the visual subject of food photography by exploring how to use such equipment as the Sigma 105mm DG Macro HSM, Sigma 70mm DG Macro, Sigma 17–70mm DC, the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art lens, and the Vanguard ABEO 283AB tripod with ball head to their full potential.
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