Arno Gasteiger

Winner: Young Wildlife Photographer Competition

Congratulations to Edin Whitehead, winner of our Young Wildlife Photographer Competition.

Whitehead, 18, topped the competition with his image of a White-faced Heron, winning a half-day workshop with renowned photographer Arno Gasteiger at Auckland Museum as part of the Camera: Season of Photography programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Young Wildlife Photographer Competition

D-Photo is teaming up with the Auckland Museum to offer young photographers the opportunity to learn from one of the country’s top professional photographers next month.

We are asking budding photographers between the age of 12 and 18 to submit their best wildlife shots for the chance to win a half-day workshop with renowned photographer Arno Gasteiger at the Auckland Museum.

The workshops are being held as part of the Auckland Museum’s Camera: Season of Photography programme, which also features the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and two exhibitions from New Zealand Geographic.

Embracing the programme’s theme, images submitted for the competition must have been taken within New Zealand and should feature aspects of the country’s unique natural environment in some way.

To enter read the below terms and conditions carefully before submitting images to with the subject ‘Young Wildlife Photographer’ by Monday July 2 – submissions must include the name, age and hometown of the photographer, a title and brief description of the image and full contact details.

The winning photographer secures a place at one of the Auckland Museum’s Half-Day Workshops with Arno Gasteiger in July, the dates for which can be found here.

Arno Gasteiger is a distinguished local photographer with over 70 assignments for New Zealand Geographic under his belt, as well as having his work featured in the likes of GEO, Marie Claire, GQ Germany, Smithsonian, Der Spiegel, and the New York Times.

The workshop includes a guided tour of the NZ-Life: New Zealand Geographic Award-winning Photography 2009-11 exhibition, a critique of attendees’ work and time to apply newly learnt photography skills.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of new Zealand’s leading photographers – encourage the young photographer in your life to enter today.

Image: © Arno Gasteiger

Terms and Conditions

  • The Young Wildlife Photographer Competition is open to New Zealand residents only.
  • Photographers must be between the age of 12 and 18 (inclusive) as of 01/06/12 – entries may be submitted on the photographer’s behalf by a parent, guardian or teacher with the photographer’s permission.
  • Submissions must include the name, age and hometown of the photographer, a title and brief description of the image and full contact details.
  • Submitted images should not have been previously published (image sharing platforms and personal websites are fine).
  • Submit files in JPG format only.
  • File naming: Please name your files firstname-lastname.jpg so that we can easily find your photo, e.g. jane-smith.jpg.
  • By submitting you fully indemnify D-Photo and its sponsors against any claims arising from third parties in the event that your submitted image infringes intellectual, property or model rights if published by D-Photo and its sponsors for promotion or acknowledgment of the competition.
  • Entrants retain copyright to their images and agree that D-Photo and its sponsors may use material submitted in whole or in part in promotion or acknowledgment of this competition.
  • Entrants agree submitted material may be cropped for editorial and layout purposes and that such altered images may be credited to them.
  • Non-compliance with these terms and conditions will disqualify entries.
  • Prizes are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. The winner may select any workshop provided the event has not already sold out. The prize covers admission to the workshop only, any travel, accommodation or other cost accrued in attending the workshop is at the participant’s expense.
  • Deadline for entries is 2.00pm (NZDT) Monday, July 2, 2012. No submissions will be accepted after this date.
  • For further inquiries please contact


NZ Geographic Photo Symposium

New Zealand Geographic will host its inaugural Photography Symposium at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum on October 27.

The event will see some of the country’s top editorial photographers hosting workshops in their various areas of expertise throughout the day.

Speakers will include James Frankham, Arno Gasteiger, Rob Suisted, Colin Monteath, Richard Robinson and Peter Quinn, whose talks will be interposed with introductions to new photography gear from the event’s sponsors.

New Zealand Geographic editor Frankham will talk about practical approaches to tackling an assignment with his talk ‘What Editors Want’; contributor Gasteiger will dissect editorial photography skills in ‘The Human Landscape’.

Wildlife photographer Suisted will look at the philosophical approach to capturing nature in his talk ‘Life in the Lens’; landscape photographer Monteath will examine the various techniques to enhance the natural enviroment in ‘Light on the Land’.

Marine photographer Robinson will discuss the differences in playing with light underwater for his talk ‘The Life Aquatic’; Quinn will look at human narratives as a documentary photographer in ‘Telling Stories Through Images’ (check out D-Photo 44, on sale now, for an in-depth interview with Quinn).

The symposium will be followed by the awards night for the publication’s Photographer of the Year competition; tickets to the symposium cost $99, the awards ceremony costs $79 or go to both for $149.

You can book your tickets here.

Winner Announced for Gasteiger Workshop

Lucky D-Photo reader Liz Robertson has won a day with acclaimed photographer Aron Gasteiger at an exclusive workshop in KareKare this month, sharing his unique view on landscape photography.

Gasteiger, the former Photo Editor at New Zealand Geographic, has seen his work featured in such renowned publications as the New York Times and Geo, and has twice been named Photographer of the Year.

The interactive workshop, which includes theory, discussion and practical exercises, is limited to 20 people, will be held on May 30 at Karekare Recording Studio.

There’s still a couple of places left, so for more details on Gasteiger’s workshop (and the answer to the question) visit