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.

19 March 2019


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Cathy Carter explores humanity’s deep ties to the ocean in her new series Weird Fishes. Through mythological beings and scenes altered to be “from reality but not of reality”, Cathy reimagines the present and alludes to the future of our oceans and marine ecosystems

 


Cathy Carter, La Bulle (Bubble), 2018

Cathy Carter, La Bulle (Bubble), 2018

 


Steve Scalone’s street photography event Project Street 7.30 jumps the ditch to land in Wellington in late June. Steve tells us about his initiative that sees photographers shoot, select, edit, print, and exhibit a single image in just seven hours

 

 


Through body-positive imagery and social activism, prominent creative photographer Mandi Lynn is helping women and girls find their strength and self-confidence


from Every body is a treasure

from Every body is a treasure


When James Stanbridge walked away from his Christian upbringing, he filled the void it left with nature. His latest exhibition, Nature is my Church, explores the intimacy and spirituality that can be found in the world around us


How to

How to not botch your first wedding shoot
Veteran wedding photographer Jessica Jones lays down seven simple tips for those embarking on their first wedding shoot

See one of Jess’s blog posts here

How to make it big on Instagram
Australia’s first pro Instagrammer, Lauren Bath, shares her top tips on finding Insta fame

Click here to find out more about Lauren

How to make people give a damn
Wildlife conservationist and photo artist Judi Lapsley Miller explains the three key elements to powerful advocacy photos

Learn about Judi’s ‘Art of Birding’ challenges


Gear and reviews

Leon Rose checks out Sigma’s new 70–200 f/2.8 sports lens, taking it with him to one of Auckland’s busiest festivals, and we take a look at the best new gear on the market in our buyers guide, including the new Canon EOS RP, and Sony’s latest α6-series camera.


News and events

D-Photo talks to the NZIPP about their decision to place a life ban on prominent Australian photographer Lisa Saad due to plagiarism and copyright infringements. The most recent Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon winner, Brian Eastwood, talks us through his winning photography as we look forward to this year’s salon, and we get further details on the NZIPP and PSNZ’s respective conventions, the Ilford Exposure Pro, and the Hutt 2019: Focus on Learning.

 


Craig Turner Bullock, speaker at Ilford Exposure Pro 2019

Craig Turner Bullock, speaker at Ilford Exposure Pro 2019


Bruce Girdwood, Speaker at Hutt 2019: Focus on Learning

Bruce Girdwood, Speaker at Hutt 2019: Focus on Learning

 


Brian Eastwood, Ancient Forest, Gold, 2018 Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon

Brian Eastwood, Ancient Forest, Gold, 2018 Laurie Thomas Landscape Salon

  

Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year open for entries!

We announce the categories and the sponsors of New Zealand’s favourite amateur photography competition. It’s open for entries on Saturday, 16 March, so head to apoty2019.dphoto.co.nz to find out more and get your entries in!