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 »
The theme for July’s photo competition in our online forum, Hellophoto, has been announced and this round marks the first with a new sponsor and prize up for grabs.
This month’s competition theme is ‘movement’ and Apix Photographic Supplies in Auckland are offering a $50 gift voucher to the winning image.
The rules to Hellophoto’s monthly competition are as follows:
- Each forum member may enter one image only
- The photograph must have been taken after the competition’s opening on the 1st of the month (exif data will be checked)
- Each competition runs from the 1st of the month through to the 25th of the same month
- The winning entry will be chosen via a poll that will run between the 25th and the end of the month
- Don’t vote for your own Image
- The winner will receive a $50 gift voucher from Apix Photographic Supplies and get to decide on the next month’s subject
Forum member Albee took out the June competition and decided on the ‘movement’ theme.
“This month we will capture movement – or just the suggestion of movement perhaps,” he says. “Lots of scope so thinking caps on.”
Click here to get in on the action.
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 »
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.
My pick for winner would have to be: Read the rest of this entry »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds G-Series cameras claim to let anyone shoot like a pro and now there’s an online competition running to prove it.
The company has teamed up with communications firm Tango to pit the prowess of one anonymous professional photographer against the skills of two rank amateurs using the same Lumix gear.
Both the pro photographer and the team of two amateurs, one a builder and the other a university student, have been given ten briefs to shoot and both sides have submitted the best shot from each to be voted on in a blind test online. Read the rest of this entry »
While our Camera Phone Photographer of the Year competition has been running for a few months already Sony is providing prizes so exclusive that we couldn’t even reveal their full details – until now.
Each month entrants to the camera phone competition will be in the running to win a Sony Xperia U, one of the first Sony Mobile smartphones to hit New Zealand.
Part of the brand new Xperia NXT series, the Xperia U combines powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design that users can personalise inside and out, retailing for $399.
To help develop your mobile photography even further the Xperia U boasts a 5MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
It also features a 3.5-inch Reality Display using Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine, a 1GHz dual-core processor, xLoud and 3D surround sound audio technology and is upgradable to the Android 4.0 operating system.
Each monthly champion automatically progresses to the final round of the competition, where the title of New Zealand Camera Phone Photographer of the Year is on the line, as well as the Xperia U’s big brother, the Xperia P.
The more powerful half of the Xperia NXT series, the Xperia P features a full aluminium unibody design and 4-inch WhiteMagic display technology from Sony for the first time on a smartphone, retailing for $649.
The Xperia P bumps imaging power up with an 8MP camera backed by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and easy HDMI and DLNA connection to view your images on a nice big high definition screen.
Other bells and whistles include new Near Field Communication (NFC) abilities, operating system upgradable to Android 4.0 and easy connection with a range of Sony devices, including TVs, laptops and tablets.
So get a wriggle on, get your submissions in for this month’s round and you could walk away with one of these exciting new smartphones from Sony Mobile – click here for full entry details.
Pictured: Sony Xperia U (above), Sony Xperia P (below)