The mystery assignments for Australasia’s most intriguing photography competition have now been revealed, putting Canon’s EOS Photo5 event in full swing.
The annual creative photography competition tasks all comers with interpreting five distinct briefs in fresh and original ways so as to wow a judging panel of prominent photographers and score some impressive prizes.
Each brief consists of a photographic style or element paired with a random item that must be used in the creation of the image, this year’s briefs are:
D-Photo is on the hunt for stunning examples of the Kiwi landscape to showcase all year long for 2013.
New Zealand’s amateur photographers are invited to submit their best landscape images capturing the quintessentially Kiwi essence of the four seasons in Aotearoa, to be published in a stunning 12-month calendar.
To enter just choose your best landscape (or cityscape, seascape, starscape, etc.) image representing one of the four seasons here in New Zealand – you can submit one image for each season.
We will select the twelve images that best convey the unique aspects of the time of year to go on month-long display in thousands of people’s homes when D-Photo ships this free 2013 calendar out with issue 51.
Auckland photographer Jamie Wright has taken the top spot in a national photography competition seeking visual definitions of everyday life in New Zealand.
Wright’s image, entitled Parking Lot, depicts a row of tractors used by local boating enthusiasts to launch their boats on the soft sand of Hahei beach on the Coromandel Peninsula.
As the winner of the Grab New Zealand competition, run by Getty Images and Canon New Zealand, Wright scores a Canon EOS 7D 18-135mm IS kit; runner-up Mazdak Radjainia wins a Canon 600D 18-55mm IS & 55-250mm IS kit.
The competition also invited public input towards a People’s Choice award, which went to Andy Lukey for his surf image taken at Sumner beach; he wins a Canon PowerShot G12 compact camera.
The winning images are shown below, including two highly commended awards, followed by a gallery of the top 20 images submitted. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to Aaron McLean, whose gorgeous image of Atawhai, Nelson has won the photographer a brand new Sony Xperia U smartphone and a chance at the title of New Zealand Camera Phone Photographer of the Year.
The second month of our New Zealand Camera Phone Photographer of the Year competition continued to yield some phenomenal images shot on the most minimal of gear – you can view all entries here.
Our guest judge for this month, Wellington photographer Brett Stanley, has picked his favourite images of the month for comment:
As a keen iPhographer myself I was very honoured to be asked to judge the May Camera Phone Photographer of the Year for D-Photo. I was also impressed with the level of shots from the app processed right through to the raw straight-out-of-camera images.