Issue 91 on sale now

Issue 91 on sale now

Our 15th anniversary collector’s edition! We announce the winners of Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019, with all 250 shortlisted images — did you make it? We take the time to step back and reflect on notable events in D-Photo’s history in our retrospective, and back in the present day, the latest-and-greatest cameras from Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, and Canon face off in our full-frame mirrorless showdown.

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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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Issue 90

Issue 90

In D-Photo issue 90, we delve underwater with award-winning photographer Craig Parry, as well as into the realm of the subconscious with this year’s Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Commission recipient, Yvonne Shaw. Michelle Hyslop documents the people trying to preserve Aotearoa’s giants and looks at the impact of kauri dieback on local communities, and Todd Henry reflects on his visual-anthropologist approach to documenting people in light of his big win earlier this year.

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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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Issue 89

Issue 89

Issue 89’s stunning cover is by Whakatane-based photographer James Stanbridge, who explores spirituality in nature in his latest exhibition, Nature is my Church. We also feature prominent creative photographer Mandi Lynn, who is helping women and girls find self-confidence through body-positive imagery. We talk to Cathy Cater about her new series Weird Fishes, which explores humanity’s deep ties to the ocean, and Steve Scalone about his street-photography event Project Street 7.30, which sees photographers shoot, select, edit, print, and exhibit a single image in just seven hours. Plus, how to not botch your first wedding shoot, how to make it big on Instagram, and how to create powerful advocacy images.

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