Submitting your entries
Follow the instructions in the images below to submit your images to this year's competition. Log in using your email, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and then fill in your contact details. Select where you would like to submit your images from (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or upload from your computer), select the image, and click continue. Your images will be uploaded and you will see how many entries you have submitted into this category.
Last week’s wild weather has forced Auckland Festival of Photography organizers to remove the light boxes displaying Yoki Ishii’s series Deer Planet from Freyberg Square in Auckland city centre.
Samyang is one of the first third-party lens manufacturers to design lenses for the new Nikon mirrorless cameras. We take a look at the specs of two well-priced options, the 85mm f/1.4 and the 14mm f/2.8.
A dedicated portrait lens that allows you to zoom through various composition options as the creative ideas race through your head.
With around two and a half weeks to go, entries to the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition are really ramping up! All of the $21K prize pool has been announced, and the judges are poised to start work, so make sure you’re in the running! Entries close Sunday, 23 June, so get your entries in at apoty2019.dphoto.co.nz.
We’re finally letting you in on what you’re in the running for in the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition! Not only do you have the chance of being crowned the 2019 Amateur Photographer of the Year and receiving the amazing grand prize from Sigma, but each of our 11 categories have prizes for first, second, and third.
The Astro category is new to the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition this year, and we want to encourage you to enter! That said, we don’t want you jumping in totally unarmed, so here we’re sharing some of the more commonly asked questions about astrophotography and their answers. So, have a read of the tips, get out shooting the night sky, and enter your best images in the Astro category!
The fact that so many of you have entered APOTY 2019 before even finding out what you’re in the running for — aside from the glory of being crowned the 2019 Amateur Photographer of the Year — is testament to the fact that our prize pool does not disappoint. We’ll be announcing the prizes shortly, but for now, we’d like to share some tips for your best chance of being in the running to win.
Todd Henry has spent a lot of time in the Pacific Islands getting to know local communities. This approach has resulted in intimate and authentic photographs, and is one that he extends to his forays into film-making. During his time in Tonga, he got to know deportees from the US, New Zealand, and Australia, resulting in the documentary shared below: Gangsters in Paradise: The Deportees of Tonga.
Kauri dieback disease is relatively recent, but it threatens what nature has spent up to 2000 years creating. Photographer Michelle embarked on The Untold Stories of Kauri Dieback, a photography project documenting those fighting to save kauri as well as how kauri dieback has impacted local communities across the North Island.
It’s no secret that Auckland camera store Progear is a big supporter of emerging photographers’ work. For several years Progear has been encouraging budding photographers to tag their work on Instagram using #progearfeature. This has helped Progear find and share work from many amazing and unique artists within the online community.