Iris '14: Travel, Wedding Classic and Creative

Continuing D-Photo's online coverage of this year's Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Travel, Wedding Classic and Wedding Creative categories.

Travel category: Mike Hollman

Auckland's Mike Hollman makes his second showing in the champions list by taking the top travel spot of the year, a title he continues to hold from last year's Iris Awards. The richly detailed winning images come from Mike's travels in China.

(C) Copyright Mike Hollman - Travel Category - Gold Image Gold award

 

(C) Copyright Mike Hollman - Travel Category - Silver Distinction Image Silver Distinction award

 

 

(C) Copyright Mike Hollman - Travel Category - Silver ImageSilver award

Wedding Classic category: Jason Naylor

Jason Naylor, from Wellington wedding team We Do Photography, took the top spot in the Wedding Classic category this year, with a portfolio of dynamic, contemporary wedding imagery. The Wedding Classic category recognises excellence in genuine wedding photography, taken at an actual wedding, and focussing on in-camera skills. Jason also topped this year's Wedding Album category.

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02_Creative_PhotosGold award

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Wedding Creative category: Jake Thomas

Jake Thomas, an Australian expat now living in New Zealand, was named this year's winner in the Wedding Creative category, for his striking set of innovative wedding shots. The Creative category allows for images created outside of the official wedding event and permits for more experimentation with composite and post-production techniques.

(C) Copyright Jake Thomas - Wedding Creative Category - Gold Distinction ImageGold Distinction award

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(C) Copyright Jake Thomas - Wedding Creative Category - Silver ImageSilver award

You can follow all of D-Photo‘s coverage of both the Iris Awards and the Infocus photography conference here.

Iris '14: Commercial, Creative, Documentary

Continuing D-Photo's online coverage of this year's Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Commercial, Creative, and Documentary categories.

Commercial category: Mike Hollman

Auckland-based photographer Mike Hollman this year pulls down the top commercial spot in the Iris Awards with a portfolio of graphically striking architectural images.

 Stairways.   For a feature on Modern Chinese Architecture.Gold award

Airport: For a feature on Modern Chinese Architecture.Silver Distinction award

The Great Hall.  For a feature on Modern Chinese Architecture.Silver award

Creative category: Kaye Davis

For the second year in a row Palmerston North photographer and lecturer, Kaye Davis, takes out the Creative category with a series of beautifully designed photographic prints.

 (C) Copyright Kaye Davis - Creative Category - Silver ImageSilver award

 

(C) Copyright Kaye Davis - Creative Category - Silver ImageSilver award

 

(C) Copyright Kaye Davis - Creative Category - Silver Image Silver award

 

Documentary category: Bob Tulloch

Bay of Plenty photographer Bob Tulloch topped the 2014 Documentary category – previously the Photojournalism category but this year amended to include a wider range of images.

(C) Copyright Bob Tulloch - Documentary Category - Silver ImageSilver award

 

(C) Copyright Bob Tulloch - Documentary Category - Bronze Image Bronze award

 

 

(C) Copyright Bob Tulloch - Documentary Category - Bronze ImageBronze award

You can follow all of D-Photo‘s coverage of both the Iris Awards and the Infocus photography conference here.

Meet the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year judges

With time almost up for entering New Zealand's biggest amateur photography competition, D-Photo would like to introduce the judges who have the exciting task of assessing your images. Emma BassThis year's Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition will be judged by leading professional photographers Emma Bass, Mike Hollman and Harry Janssen.

Emma Bass is a highly regarded commercial and fine art photographer who has shot for many of New Zealand's leading magazines as well as exhibiting her own personal projects through the country. She has shot editorial for the likes of Life & Leisure, Good, Taste, NZ House & Garden, Next, and Fashion Quarterly. She has also created portraits of some of the country's biggest celebrities, including Denise L’estrange Corbet, Lucy Lawless, Jonah Lomu, Keisha Castle-Hughs and Peter Jackson.

You can hear Emma speaking about her photography practice at this year's Image Nation conference, or, if you can't make that event, check out her interview with D-Photo's Point-Shoot blog about her exhibition, Imperfect.

Mike HollmanMike Hollman is an award-winning professional photographer specialising in travel, architectural, fine art and landscape photography. His career has taken him around the world, shooting for local and international clients, producing four photo books and a series of annual photography calendars, and publishing work in books and magazines.

Mike currently holds the title of Professional Travel Photographer of the Year with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) and was recently inducted as a New Zealand Nikon Ambassador.

Harry Janssen is professional photographer renowned for his proficiency across a wide array of photographic disciplines. He runs Auckland's Red Zebra studio and offers a diverse range of services including studio Harry Janssenportraits, commercial location work, retouching, graphic design and photographic education. In 2011 he was named NZIPP Auckland Photographer of the Year and was a finalist in the most recent contest for New Zealand Photographer of the Year.

Harry is currently exhibiting a beautiful collection of his landscape works as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, click here for more details.

This prestigious group will assemble next week at UCOL's new Institute of Commercial Photography in Newmarket to decide the champions of this year's Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year awards. The winners will be announced in a special edition of  D-Photo, on sale July 14.

You have until 5pm, Friday, June 13 to submit your entries and be in to win a share of over $14,500 worth of prizes up for grabs, see here for details.