Time to get in that summer state of mind; the final issue of D-Photo for the year hits shelves on Monday and it’s packed with stunning imagery and helpful tips for shooting in the summertime, capturing candid holiday moments, perfecting your family photography, and all the best photo gifts for the Christmas stockings.
Here’s a taste of what’s on offer this issue:
D-Photo Christmas Gift Guide: the best photography gifts for all budgets, from cameras and accessories to Christmas card printing and workshop vouchers.
Portrait of a champion: portrait artist Richard Wood tells us how keeping the creative wheels spinning helps overcome the daily grind and produce award-winning images.
Meet the scholars: take a look at fresh work from 11 of New Zealand’s most promising up-and-comers.
Summer photography: sun-loving photographers Craig Levers, Tessa Chrisp and Stephen Robinson share their unique approaches to capturing a Kiwi summer.
Authentic family photos: top family photographers Holly Spring, Karyn Worthington and Anna Munro teach us to get warm, creative shots of the whānau, be they formal portraits or casual family gatherings.
Arctic adventure: travel photographer Chris McLennan crosses another location off his to-do list as he turns his lens on the Arctic’s polar bears.
Shoot your Christmas cards: local legend Jackie Ranken busts out the family album to look at different approaches to holiday portraits.
Tropical traipsing: Andy Belcher cranks out one of Nikon’s latest goodies in beautiful Niue
Good with children: Paul Petch looks at eight simple tips to get your head in the zone when tackling the boundless energy of youth on a shoot.
Ring flash basics: Luke White explains the many and varied uses of a ring flash, from distinctive portraits to macro work.
Generation why: Mareea Vegas talks to emerging photographer Fraser Chatham about the new breed of ‘hybrid photographers’.
Better group shots: Mead Norton solves readers’ common problems with the family portraits.
Sketchy: Hans Weichselbaum walks us through the digital editing process of transforming a photo to a pencil sketch
Head to your local newsagent come Monday for all that and much more in D-Photo 63, or pick up a copy online here.