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Getty searches for iconic New Zealand

Getty Images is on the hunt for images capturing iconic instances of life in New Zealand and, with help from Canon New Zealand, have a stack of gear to giveaway for the effort.

The competition, entitled Grab NZ, invites ‘anyone with a camera’ to submit up to ten images that show an authentic vision of life in New Zealand.

The three top images will win a share in $5,500 worth of Canon equipment, with a grand prize of a Canon 7D single lens kit, as well as the opportunity of being invited to be a Getty contributor via the agency’s Flickr page.

First place and runner-up, who will score a Canon 600D twin lens kit, will be selected by a panel of industry veterans, including photographers Norrie Montgomery and Hannah Johnston, creative director Tony Bradbourne and Canon’s imaging brand manger, Rochelle Mora.

A third prize will be awarded to the most popular image as votes by fans on the Getty Images Facebook page, winning a Canon PowerShot G12.

Images should be submitted online by June 1, with winners announced on June 21.

Canon signs up for 48-hour filmmaking

Canon has certainly had digital filmmaking on the mind recently and, following a series of new cinema-related announcements, the New Zealand branch has now made some furious filmmaking friends.

Canon New Zealand has today announced it has signed on as the official technology partner to the 2012 V48Hours Film Festival, brining along an impressive array of Canon gear for prizes.

Those entering this year’s event, which tasks filmmakers to put together a short film in a 48-hour timeframe, will be competing for over $15000 worth of Canon products, including new 5D Mark III and 60D DSLR cameras.

The event, now in its tenth year, kicks off next month – entrants will need to have assembled a team, registered and paid the $195 registration fee by May 1 to compete. Read the rest of this entry »

Competitions galore

With many of you due for a day off tomorrow, thanks to ANZAC Day, it’s the perfect chance to get out and sort some entries to the many competitions D-Photo currently has running.

D-Photo Nikon Amateur Photographer of the Year

This is the big one, with over $7000 worth of prizes to be won and the chance to have your work published in the pages of D-Photo.

The competition is divided into six categories – Landscape, People, Travel, Monochrome, Creative and the special themed category ‘Nikon Motion’ – and each photographer may enter one submission into each.

Each category has a wonderful prize attached to it and the section winners will go into the running for the grand prize of a Nikon D7000 kit with AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens, new Nikon SB-910 Speedlight, Manfrotto 190XB aluminium tripod, Manfrotto 496RC2 ball head and new Lowepro Urban Photo Sling, with a combined value of over $3700.

Click to the competition and check out the terms and conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

NZ Natural History photo comp opens

An annual nature photography competition seeking to document New Zealand’s diverse natural world is now accepting entries.

Each year the Natural History Trenna Packer Salver competition, run by the Nature Photography Society of New Zealand, asks the country’s photography clubs to submit their best examples of nature photography.

“As the natural environment comes under increasing threats from human activity it is vital that we have a comprehensive collection of high quality images,” says the organizer.

“We hope that by running an annual New Zealand Nature inter-club competition we can promote an increasing interest in photographing the natural world as well as encourage best practice in photographing natural history subjects.”

Each club may enter a set of six projected images of natural history subjects taken in New Zealand or its offshore islands before the June 15 deadline.

Visit the Nature Photography Society’s website or contact the competition co-coordinator, Pam Cumming, at pccumming@xtra.co.nz or 03 348 4577 for more information.

The competition’s results will be announced on July 16 in a showing at the Nature Photography Society’s clubrooms in Christchurch.

The Trenna Packer Salver competition was established in 1972 by the Hagley Camera Club of Christchurch, the Nature Photography Society took on its operation in 2007.

Last year’s winning set came from the Christchurch Photographic Society and can be viewed here; the following are a selection of images that gained special recognition from judge Geoff Beals.

Craig Chalmers, Mosaic moray eel (Enchelycore ramose)

Stuart Clook, Leotia Lubrica (Jelly Babies)

Bevan Tulett FPSNZ, Australasian Harrier (Circus approximans)

Peter Robertson LPSNZ, Juvenile Kea (Nestor notabilis)

 

 

Win a day of flash photography tuition

Firefly Photography has very kindly reserved a spot at one of this year’s Flash Workshops (a value of $180) for one lucky D-Photo reader. For your chance to win email ahatwell@parkside.co.nz with the subject ‘D-Light’ and tell us what aspect of lighting you would like to see Rory Laubscher cover next in his D-Light column.

D-Kids: D-Photo 47 competition

Congratulations to Grant Edwards who won last issue’s D-Kids competition with his photo ‘Beach Drawing’ (Canon EOS 450D, 190mm, f/5.6, 1/200). Entries are now open for D-Photo issue 47′s D-Kids competition featuring your best images of your kids.

How to Enter: You can submit up to three digital camera images by emailing them to ahatwell@parkside.co.nz with the subject ‘D-Kids’ or mail a CD with the images to the address below.

Submission details: Each image should be submitted with a title, location, brief description, digital camera settings (see this month’s winner above for the particulars) and your full contact details.

Your digital photos should be around A4 size at 300dpi. File size is a clue — if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print-quality.

All images should be unpublished originals of copyright-free subjects. The publisher assumes no responsibility for the return or safety of discs. If you want your CD returned, a stamped self-addressed envelope is necessary.

The closing date for this issue’s contest is April 30. Read the rest of this entry »

D-Comp: June/July Competition

Enter the new issue’s D-Comp and you could win three canvas blocks worth $150 from www.photo-block.com.

Congratulations to Scott Rait who won last issue’s D-Comp (topic ‘Middle of the Line’) with the above image, ‘Ride of Yesteryear’, Canon EOS 500D, 50mm, 1/125sec, f/8, ISO400.

June/July 2012 competition

New Topic: Beauty

Deadline: April 30

The current issue is just oozing beauty. From glamour to pin-up, boudoir to burlesque — now it’s your turn to create something to allure, titillate and thrill. Give your subject a decadent makeover or capture them in their raw beauty, go teasingly minimal or dazzle in the digital darkroom: the choice is yours. Just make it gorgeous.

How to Enter: You can submit up to three digital camera images by emailing them to ahatwell@parkside.co.nz with the subject ‘D-Comp’ or mail a CD with the images to the address below.

Submission details: Each image should be submitted with a title, location, digital camera settings (see this month’s winner for the particulars) and your full contact details.

Your digital photos should be around A4 size at 300dpi. File size is a clue — if it’s less than 1MB it’s probably not print-quality.

All images should be unpublished originals of copyright-free subjects. The publisher assumes no responsibility for the return or safety of discs. If you want your CD returned, a stamped self-addressed envelope is necessary.

Send you entries to: ahatwell@parkside.co.nz, subject: ‘D-Comp’ or D-Comp, PO Box 46020, Herne Bay, Auckland 1147

Terms and Conditions: D-Photo magazine competitions are only open to residents of New Zealand. Only photographers not earning their primary income from photography will be eligible to submit entries. Photographers retain copyright to their images, although D-Photo reserves the right to publish entries in the magazine or in promotional material. The photographer warrants he/she has secured the necessary model releases before submitting portraits. Entries should be submitted in JPG format at 300dpi, of a size between 1-4mb. Entrants should provide their name, mailing address, and a contact number. Entries close April 30, 2012 and winners will be announced in the following issue of D-Photo magazine.