NZIPP Iris Awards winners revealed

NZIPP Iris Awards winners revealed

The professional photography community convened in Wellington in June for the annual New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) Ilford ExposurePro conference. Alongside the programme of talks and workshops runs the much-anticipated Nikon Iris Awards, which reveal 2019’s top professional photographers. D-Photo is proud to be NZIPP’s media partner and an Iris Awards sponsor, and is honoured to present this year’s winners.

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Our Picks 4: Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019

Our Picks 4: Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019

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.

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$21K worth of prizes announced for Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year

$21K worth of prizes announced for Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year

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.

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How to: astrophotography

How to: astrophotography

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!

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Your best chance of winning big: APOTY 2019

Your best chance of winning big: APOTY 2019

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.

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Todd Henry: Gangsters in Paradise documentary

Todd Henry: Gangsters in Paradise documentary

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.

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D-Photo's Picks: Auckland Festival of Photography 2019

D-Photo's Picks: Auckland Festival of Photography 2019

Aotearoa’s largest photography festival is set to kick off its 16th year at the end of May. The Auckland Festival of Photography presents some of New Zealand’s top photographers and internationally renowned photographers, plus exhibitions with a more local focus in galleries and public spaces scattered throughout the city. Check out D-Photo’s picks for some unmissable exhibitions.

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Gallery: PSNZ Canon National Exhibition

Gallery: PSNZ Canon National Exhibition

The PSNZ Canon National Exhibition gives PSNZ members an opportunity to submit their prints and projected images for consideration by three panels of experts. This year, a total of 1654 images were entered by 267 photographers from New Zealand and Australia. From the 530 images that were ultimately selected for exhibition, the 13 images displayed here were awarded trophies and medals as recognition for leading their section.

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Craig Parry's post-production pointers

Craig Parry's post-production pointers

Our feature on Craig Parry in D-Photo issue 90 looks at Craig’s underwater photography practice and covers some great tips for those getting started in the genre. But capturing the shot in the first place is often only half the story, so to complete the picture, below we’re sharing Craig’s introduction to his Photoshop workflow, including the editing process he uses to create his award-winning photos.

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Our Picks 2: Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019

Our Picks 2: Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019

Just in time for some Easter inspiration, here’s the second installment of Our Picks for the Sigma APOTY 2019! More than 2000 images from photographers around the country have been entered so far. Here, we share just a few of the images of what is turning out to be an amazing assemblage of photographs, both in quality and quantity.

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Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro

Over the past two to three years, with its 'P' and 'Mate' series, global tech behemoth Huawei has taken on the immense challenge of turning the traditional weaknesses of the smartphone camera into its key strength and selling point. Last year's P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro arguably set the bar as high as it’s ever been in smartphone camera technology. And, with the release of the brand new P30 Pro in April 2019, an even higher standard has seemingly been set.

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