NZPhotographer Issue 12, October 2018

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ISSUE 12, October 2018

INTERVIEW

WITH SARAH CALDWELL

WE ARE ONE

COMPETITION WINNERS

AND BEST ENTRIES

BEHIND THE SHOT

WITH ALEXANDRE SIQUEIRA

HOW TO CAPTURE:

B&W LANDSCAPES

WITH RICHARD YOUNG

FEELING THE GRAMADO

EFFECT IN BRAZIL

BY BRENDON GILCHRIST

JUDGE INTERVIEWS

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WELCOME TO ISSUE 12 OF

NZ PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE

HELLO EVERYONE,

Welcome to the landmark issue

12 – It's hard to believe that a

whole year has passed by since

issue 1 was uploaded! We have

learnt a lot and discovered a

ton of great photographers and

photos over the last 12 months

and I personally wish to thank

everyone who has supported

us along the way, both past

and present team members,

all of our article contributors,

photo submitters, and of course

you, the reader. We honestly

could not have made it this far

without you!

The big draw of this issue is

finding out who has won each

category of the We Are One competition and seeing the best entries

but we also have the regular features which take us around the world.

We have interviewed high-flying international architecture photographer

Sarah Caldwell, Brazilian photographer Alexandre Siqueira tells us how

he overcame challenges to capture one of New Zealand's glow worm

caves, and Brendon Gilchrist takes us along on his trip to Canela in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Richard Young shares his tips on capturing black and white

landscapes and we find out a little more about our competition judges.

Looking forward to the next 12 months, we have big hopes, dreams,

and plans for the future of NZP but we'll need your help to make it

happen – Watch this space!

Emily Goodwin

Editor NZ Photographer

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NZPhotographer Issue 12

October 2018

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by Sarah Caldwell

After The Storm

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REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS

Brendon Gilchrist

Brendon is the man behind ESB

Photography. He treks from sea to

mountain, and back again, capturing

the uniqueness of New Zealand’s

unforgiving landscape.

Richard Young

Richard is an award-winning

landscape and wildlife photographer

who teaches photography workshops

and runs photography tours. He is the

founder of New Zealand Photography

Workshops.

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CONTENTS

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6 INTERVIEW WITH SARAH CALDWELL

INTERVIEW WITH SARAH CALDWELL

6

FEELING THE GRAMADO EFFECT IN BRAZIL

22 by Brendon Gilchrist

BEHIND THE SHOT

26 with Alexandre Siqueira

FEELING THE GRAMADO

HOW TO CAPTURE: B&W LANDSCAPES

28 with Richard Young

EFFECT IN BRAZIL

BY BRENDON GILCHRIST

INTERVIEW WITH BLAIR QUAX

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INTERVIEW WITH DARIUS (DARE) STEVENS

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INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD YOUNG

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INTERVIEW WITH SERGE RAMELLI

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41 WE ARE ONE PHOTO COMPETITION

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HOW TO CAPTURE: BLACK AND

WHITE LANDSCAPES

BEHIND THE SHOT

WITH ALEXANDRE SIQUEIRA


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Interview with

Sarah Caldwell

The High-Flying

Architectural Photographer.


HI SARAH, COULD YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT

YOURSELF AND YOUR INTERESTS?

I’m a pilot with Air NZ, currently a B777 captain,

and have been with the company for 31 years. I’m

divorced with no kids and own a terrace house in

Parnell that’s filled with books and mostly abstract

oil paintings done by my mother. My home is very

close to the domain, which is great for walking in

the summertime and photographing the flowers in

the Wintergardens.

Over the years, my interests have been varied,

mostly sporting, beginning at school with netball

and then learning to ski in my late twenties. I took

up golf in my forties then shifted to tennis but knee

injuries (and the desire to look after my knees)

means no more tennis or skiing.

I’m an avid foodie and a wine lover, I keep a small

cellar and probably collect a lot more than I really

need. I’m also an avid reader and have been for

most of my life. My favourite author is Robertson

Davies and of all his books, The Cornish Trilogy is the

one I love the most. I enjoy thrillers as well, reading

the likes of James Patterson, Lee Childs, David

Baldacci, Tom Clancy and John Grisham. I also love

Ken Follet, Edward Rutherford, and Stieg Larsson

books, amongst many other authors.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FLYING CAREER…

I got into aviation at a young age, gaining my

private pilots licence at 18 and working as an Air

Traffic Control Assistant at Ardmore, eventually

qualifying as an Air Traffic Controller. The next step

would have been a promotion to becoming a

Radar Controller at Auckland but, whilst off work

with a badly broken leg from a skiing accident,

I realised I wasn’t looking forward to this. One sunny

afternoon, outside with my leg in plaster, I realised

that I really wanted to be up there in the sky so I set

about gaining my Commercial Pilot’s licence.

In early 1987, with enough hours and having

completed all the Airline Transport Pilot Licence

exams, I finally become employed by Air NZ as a

First Officer on the Fokker F27 Friendship, and from

there my career has flourished.

SO WHERE DID PHOTOGRAPHY ENTER YOUR

LIFE?

I always wanted to learn photography and had

bought an SLR film camera before my career took

me to the UK but, with my busy lifestyle of work and

sport, I never got around to learning photography

and ended up with a lot of out of focus and poorly

exposed shots.

In 2013, I had 4 months off work with a knee injury

from tennis and whilst finding a photography

contest website for my sister, I realised I could enter

in it too, so that triggered a DSLR purchase. I finally

had the time to learn so I began two concurrent

beginner DSLR adult education night courses

followed by the start of the online Photography

Institute course.

I quickly became passionate about photography

and continued learning, taking workshops in

the following years but found I wasn’t taking my

camera away with me on work trips, as it was too

heavy and cumbersome so I switched to mirrorless.

The architecture photography only really took off

after when I went on an Art of Creativity and Art

Of Processing course in Maine, USA. Being in major

cities, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Los Angeles,

Houston, Buenos Aires and London for work made

it easy to find subjects plus I’ve always loved

architecture — The lines and shapes etc.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

STYLE?

Probably the best way of describing it is Creative

Architecture. I mostly shoot interiors but I don’t do

any real estate type photography. I capture what

appeals to my eye knowing the lenses I use and the

effects they give me. I love reflections, symmetry,

lines and shapes, particularly converging lines.

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HONG KONG SKYSCRAPER

F11, 1/60s, ISO125

SKYSCRAPERS GALORE

SAN FRANCISCO

F9, 1/100s

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DO YOU HAVE AN ALL-TIME FAVOURITE

IMAGE YOU HAVE TAKEN?

That’s a hard one, I love most of my images and the

latest ones are always favourites, probably because

of the newness of them. However, Hinze Hall which is

in the Natural History Museum in London is a definite

favourite and has also been successful for me.

I was excited by the hall when I saw it, it is aweinspiringly

beautiful, and I felt I did justice to it. It was

one of those images I wasn’t sure I was going to get

a good capture of as I couldn’t use my tripod so

I just had a curved handrail to use to try and keep

the camera still for a 1 second exposure. It was a

difficult image to process too because of the bright

light coming in and shadows inside. I felt I achieved

something with both the capture and the processing

and that gave me personal satisfaction.

With my photography, it is very much a creative outlet

for me and so I play with my images at times, altering

or removing colours, changing white balance etc, as

I am inspired. So some of my images are not strictly

representative in that regard. I very much enjoy the

processing side and find it very creative.

WHAT ARE YOU SHOOTING WITH?

I have a couple of the Sony A7RIII's. I need my

backup camera to be identical as I find it hard with

two different types and I frequently use two bodies

to avoid changing lenses all the time. I have several

lenses but my favourites are the Laowa 12mm which

gives me wonderfully creative options and is my go-to

for architecture photography and after that the 16–

35mm, a beautiful lens. Most of my work is handheld

as tripods aren’t allowed in most places but I do own

the Really Right Stuff Carbon Fibre and for filters, I have

a few of several brands but the ones I am using most

now are Breakthrough Photography round magnetic

filters.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE LOCATIONS, AND

DO YOU HAVE AN OVERALL FAVOURITE CITY?

It’s a combination of inspiration from Instagram,

googling architecture in the cities I am travelling to,

googling Architecture Awards, along with the normal

wandering and finding stuff on the way that takes my

fancy. My favourite location so far is London, it has

everything there (old plus new) and a lot of it!

HINZE HALL

LONDON NATURAL

HISTORY MUSEUM

F8, 1s, ISO 100

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PENNZOIL TOWERS

HOUSTON

F8, .8s, ISO 200

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GOLDEN TOWERS

HONG KONG

F8, 1/60s, ISO 125

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IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE AND SHOOT

ANY BUILDING WHERE/WHICH WOULD IT BE?

I have lots of bucket list spots! Zaha but I particularly want

to go to Valencia and photograph the City of Arts and

Sciences by Santiago Calatrava. It is a stunning modern

complex that has water as well and as I adore reflections it

would satisfy both loves at once.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Beauty. I find beauty and harmony in lines, shapes, and

symmetry. I am also inspired by nature. I love being out

in the natural world and find a connection there too,

which I need, so I do a little landscape photography at

times, constantly being drawn to water reflections for the

symmetry.

ANY FUNNY STORIES THAT HAVE HAPPENED WHILST

YOU’VE BEEN OUT SHOOTING?

Not really, I mostly go out by myself and everything falls into

place. But on one London sortie, I was out for hours with

my backpack and at the end of the afternoon I was very

tired and my backpack was then feeling very heavy. On

getting back to the hotel room, I discovered I had been

carrying my 15” laptop around all day. Duh! I put it down to

jetlag!

WHAT AWARDS HAVE YOU WON FOR YOUR

PHOTOGRAPHY?

I gained my Associateship of the Photographic Society of

New Zealand (PSNZ) this year (2018) and have also won:

• National Triptych Print winner 2014

• Vipa Architecture Photographer of the Year 2016

• 1st Prize Architecture Amateur section of The

International Colour Awards, 2017

• Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017

I am also the current holder of the James White memorial

Trophy NZIPP Iris Awards

AUTUMN SUNRISE

DALEFIELD AREA, QUEENSTOWN

F11, 1/30s, ISO 64

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OUT OF ALL OF THOSE AWARDS AND

ACHIEVEMENTS, WHICH HAS BEEN YOUR

PROUDEST MOMENT IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

Winning the 2017 Sigma D-Photo Amateur

Photographer of the Year was a big one, but I think

my proudest moment was the honour of being

awarded the James White Memorial Trophy at the

2018 Iris Awards for the highest points for a first time

entrant.

James White was President of the NZIPP 1981–82 and a

past Chairman of the Honours Board, and instrumental

in setting up the current Iris Awards judging system

along with other developments in the NZIPP over

the years. The trophy is made up his various medals

received from NZIPP over the years, and it is a great

privilege to be a recipient.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? ANY PLANS TO

GIVE UP FLYING AND BECOME A FULL-TIME

PHOTOGRAPHER?

In the short term, I am up-skilling, doing a few small

workshops in NZ and learning about photoshop,

plus I want to get my website up and running. I will

probably retire in just under 2 years when I reach the

age limit for International flying and I will then spend

far more time on photography.

www.instagram.com/sarah_e_caldwell

www.facebook.com/sarah.caldwell.7370

THE TRIO

SOUTHWARK, LONDON

F8, 1/400s, ISO 100

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THE GOLDEN HALL II

TEATRO COLON, BUENOS AIRES

F8, 1/60s, ISO400

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CITIZEN M HOTEL SPIRAL

BANKSIDE, LONDON

F8, 1/30s, ISO 3200

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THE ESCALATOR

MELBOURNE

F8, 1/30s, ISO 640

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FEELING THE GRAMADO EFFECT IN BRAZIL

by Brendon Gilchrist

There is a special effect that the Gramado region in

the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil will leave you

feeling if and when you visit…

The small town of Canela and its surrounding area is a

place of natural beauty. It has Bavarian style buildings,

similar to what you would see in parts of Germany,

food that leaves you feeling satisfied no matter what

you eat, friendly locals, and one of Brazil’s top 10

waterfalls: The Caracol.

The Caracol is a 131-meter plunge waterfall located

just 20 minutes from town. It is formed on a basalt

cliff, an old volcanic formation, surrounded in native

forest. It seems like the stream of water is coming out

of the forest, the water dropping down into a lush and

beautiful canyon that seems to go on forever. Vultures

fly around the falls and flocks of parrots chirp as they

circle around the waterfall.

When I was there the rain poured and the water

flowed. Despite not being far from the entrance of

the park, you feel like you are deep in the jungle. It’s

a popular place that attracts the masses, the effect

that nature has on people is quite simply irresistible —

They need their fill of refreshing peace just as much

as I do. I could watch all day and feel happy with

the landscape that surrounds me, knowing that this

waterfall is shaping the land around it, forever flowing,

before my time and long after I am gone.

CANELA CATHEDRAL

This small town is famous for its cathedral de Pedra

and its night lights. It is also called the Cathedral of

stone and was chosen as one the of seven wonders of

Brazil in 2010.

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It is constructed in an English Gothic style and the

highest point measures 65 meters. There are 12 bronze

bells that chime, a sound that had me reminiscing

about Christchurch and one that I’d missed on my

travels. The details in every corner of this church tell

a story inside and out from the stain glass windows to

the carved wooden door.

It attracts many people from far and wide and is

not just a religious building, but a feature of the city

centre of Canela — After becoming one of the seven

wonders of Brazil, it was granted an external lighting

system which makes this place even more impressive

to see.

Waiting for the sun to set and the lights to turn on

while sipping on a hot Chocolate (one that tastes like

real melted chocolate with a bit of milk) I can see that

this one building attracts everyone — even the locals.

The lights, the charm, the beautiful architecture of the

building… It looks like the set of a movie where you

will see Mickey and Minnie mouse chasing each other

around the street.

THE GRAMANDO EFFECT

It is hard to describe the feeling that this place has

left on me, but I’m beginning to think that Brazil is not

just 1 huge country but many Portuguese speaking

countries in one.

Rio Grande Do Sul for one has so much to offer, the

time I spent here was simply not long enough. I’m

already planning a return visit one day to photograph

the Canyons and sample more of the creamy

chocolate!

3 TIPS FOR A TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHER

• Don’t be afraid to be a tourist and take those photos that

everyone has.

• Take many photos in a variety of ways because you don’t

want to get home and wish you had captured That scene That

way — The saying goes that film is cheap, digital is cheaper!

• Enjoy the surroundings, take it all in, enjoy the moments

that you create, capture the scene that you are in and have fun

while doing it.

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Behind The Shot

with Alexandre Siqueira

3 SHOT HDR - F2, 13s, 60s, and 130s, ISO 5000

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HI ALEXANDRE, TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT

YOURSELF AND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY…

I’m Brazilian and have been based in Queenstown

since last February. I came to New Zealand with

the purpose of having a sabbatical year with my

family. As a landscape photographer and speleo

photographer (photographer of caves), I couldn’t

have chosen a better country to come to!

My photography story started in 2008 at a time when

I was having many outdoor adventures participating

in activities like climbing, rappelling, canyoning,

and caving. I noticed that many of my photos were

spread on social media and I was soon invited to take

photos of many of these adventure sports.

My journey as a speleo photographer started 3 years

ago and I have photographed many caves in Brazil.

I like it because it involved a variety of techniques

such as long exposure, macro, flash illumination and

light painting to be applied altogether. Moreover, it

is a truly fascinating environment with many textures

and colours, and the weather doesn’t change, unlike

in landscape photography!

I took a leap last year, in 2017, when I quit my job as

president of a company and started a new career as

a full time professional photographer.

TELL US ABOUT THIS SHOT…

An item on my bucket list was to take a picture of

the holy grail of cave photography, New Zealand’s

glow worm caves. However, I came across my first

challenge — Almost all of these caves are private

and are used for commercial tourism, making

photography prohibited.

Therefore, I spent a couple months researching glow

worm caves that were open to public access and where

photography was allowed. Fortunately, I figured out a

spot with the help of a kiwi photographer friend of mine.

She told me about a cave at the top of the North Island.

WHAT WERE YOU SHOOTING WITH?

Camera: Canon 5DSR (50MB)

Lens: Sigma Art 14mm 1.8F

Flash: Canon 600ex II rt

Filter: Orange 2.800 Kelvin

2 Tripods: Benro (to camera) and Gorillapod Joby

(to speedlight)

2 Radio transmitters Pocketwizard FlexTT5 (to speedlite)

and Plus III (speedlite trigger)

Remote Shutter Vello (to camera)

WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEHIND THE CAMERA?

I was amazed when I first looked at the roof of the

cave. But five seconds after, I realized that the

brightness of the glow worms was quite less than I was

expecting — It would be even harder to get the shot

than I’d first thought.

I had to find a way to reduce the noise with an

exposure length of 130 seconds. In addition to this,

due to the long exposure, I would have to reduce the

clipping of the lights at the centre of the glow worms.

With these opposite problems, my solution was to take

different exposures and do a HDR during post editing.

I was alone when visiting this cave so I had already

worked out a strategy on how I could achieve the

shot single handedly — Usually, I have at least 2 other

people with me, one as a model, another to help with

lighting. I used a radio transmitter and a tripod for the

flash and I used a wireless remote shutter to set the

time exposure up on the camera because I was the

model.

As a result, a lot of photos were taken with different

adjustments until I achieved the desired result. Generally,

the total time for shooting inside a cave is 2 hours when

I have help, in this special case, it was doubled.

HOW MUCH EDITING DID YOU DO TO THIS

PHOTO?

I spend more time taking the photo, getting it right

in camera so that I only need to make minimal

adjustments during the editing process which I can

usually get done just using Lightroom. For this image,

I had three shots (RAW) with different exposures (13,

60 and 130 seconds) to merge HDR in Lightroom. After

that, the adjustments I made were:

Exposure +2, Highlights –60, Whites +49, Clarity +20,

Vibrance +17, Noise Reduction Luminance 36, detail 50.

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE WITH OUR READERS

FOR SHOOTING SUCCESSFULLY IN CAVES?

1. Go with at least 2 friends. As well as being a safety

precaution (you should never go into a cave alone)

one person can help you with the illumination of

stalactites and stalagmites, the other can be the

model with the purpose of establishing the proportion

and size of the cave.

2. Avoid frontal flash as this makes the image flat.

The preferred illumination is lateral 90° and 180° on

speleothems (stalactites and stalagmites).

3. Once the desired focus has been obtained, switch

to manual mode on the lens and put tape on the

focus ring so that it doesn’t move.

4. Review the histogram after each shot to check if it

is underexposed — Don’t trust the image on LCD/Live

View.

WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU ONLINE?

www.instragram.com/alexandre_rapel

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HOW TO CAPTURE: BLACK AND WHITE LANDSCAPES

Monochrome Landscape Photography Tips with Richard Young

Omapere Jetty, Hokianga

CONTRAST:

A powerful black & white photograph requires some

contrast. Look for subjects that have luminosity

(brightness) that contrast each other. Try composing

a bright subject against a dark background, or vice

versa to create some visual impact.

SEE IN BLACK AND WHITE:

‘Seeing’ in B&W is often very often difficult, but one

benefit of digital cameras is that you can set the

camera to black and white (monochrome) mode.

You will then be able to ‘see’ the scene in black and

white in the live view, or if your camera has one, the

electronic viewfinder.

CONTROL YOUR EXPOSURE:

If a black and white photograph is underexposed

it will just look like a ‘muddy’ grey image. A strong

black and white image requires a pure white and,

ideally, a pure black, to give it contrast. Use exposure

compensation (or full manual mode) to control the

exposure of your photograph.

LOOK FOR SHAPE AND TEXTURE:

F11, 1/4s, ISO 64, 16mm

Shape and texture look amazing in black and white,

a monochrome image can often show texture that is

not noticeable in colour. Look for subjects with a lot

of texture. Without colour to distract you, these details

will become much more obvious in the photograph.

LEARN HOW TO CREATE FINE ART BLACK & WHITE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHS ON A 4-DAY LONG EXPOSURE

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Interview with

Blair Quax

Judge of the Street

Photography Category

www.instagram.com/blairquax

BLAIR, CAN YOU TELL OUR READERS HOW YOU

GOT STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

When I was about 8 years old I used to spend my

pocket money on disposable film cameras that I

would pick up from the local dairy. Because I lived in

a small town the films would need to be dropped to

the local chemist to be sent away to be developed.

A few weeks later the prints would arrive back full of

blurry and grainy pictures of the cat and various other

suburban/semi-rural scenes. I loved the look of the

negatives more than the images themselves!

HOW DID PHOTOGRAPHY BECOME YOUR

CAREER?

Very slowly over a number of years... The big

jump came when I threw in everything to start a

photography studio in 2002.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS WHO

WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS THEIR FULL TIME JOB?

Photography takes a lot of work, be prepared to live

and breathe it. Learn to see your photography and

business from the perspective of your clients and

make changes accordingly. Remember that you sell

an experience not a digital file.

CAN YOU CHOOSE A FAVOURITE PHOTO?

I always seem to like my last photographic triumph of

technique more than anything else I have ever taken.

I’ve been learning about Astro photography lately and

have been lucky enough to spend some time out in the

night with a couple of my astro-heroes Mark Gee and

Chris Pegman. This image was taken at Piha recently as

Chris and I scoped out a few spots for a Samyang astro

workshop we were hosting the following night.

HOW DID YOU FEEL AT BEING APPROACHED

TO JUDGE OUR WE ARE ONE COMPETITION?

I was thrilled to be asked to judge the street

photography category, it’s a fantastic way to see

some breathtaking images. The standard of the entries

has been world class and it’s testament to the depth

of skill and vision on the New Zealand photographic

community.

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR WHEN GOING

THROUGH ALL OF THE ENTRIES?

I’m a fan of strong composition - when this is paired

with good technique then this will grab my full

attention. If you add in a visual narrative then you

have a strong image.

WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS FOR JUDGING,

HOW DID YOU WHITTLE DOWN THE NUMBERS

TO COME UP WITH 1 WINNER?

The impact of the winning image made it stand

out from the crowd. And when you look closer the

technique is there too. Look closer again and the

content adds to the story, this is the combination

needed for award-winning images.

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WHAT COMPETITIONS HAVE YOU YOURSELF

WON? WHICH ONE ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

I’ve been a keen participant in the NZIPP Iris

Awards for many years. This is a tough print based

photographic awards where your images are

judged in public by a rotating selection of 5 expert

photographic judges. Success can come either via

an individual submission or the sum of your portfolio of

entered work.

In 2010 my portfolio won the New Zealand Wedding

of the Year at the NZIPP Iris Awards. As I was a relative

newcomer to the competition at the time it was a

watershed moment for my photography.

This image of lifting fog on the Hauraki Plains one cold

morning was awarded Gold at NZIPP Iris Awards. It

wasn’t my first Gold at these awards but the first taken

with a DSLR - my previous NZIPP gold had been taken

with an iPhone in 2012.

I gained the Fellow of the NZIPP in 2014 which is a high

recognition for cumulative collection of Iris awards

over the years.

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Interview with

Darius (Dare)

Stevens

Judge of the

Documentary Category

www.darecinema.com

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN

PHOTOGRAPHY?

My dad gave me a small 35mm camera when I was

about 6 and just told me to have fun with it. My first

photos were truly horrible, but I was fascinated by this.

I dabbled with it until I was about 10 when I was given

a small, used camcorder and then I started getting

more serious about photography and videography

and started taking portrait photos of friends and

making small home movies.

WHICH COMPETITION HAVE YOU WON AND

WHICH WIN HAS BEEN YOUR PROUDEST

ACHIEVEMENT?

I would say my proudest was a photo contest about

20 years ago which got one of my candid portrait

photos featured in Times Square, but that photo is

long since lost along with all my film photography,

unfortunately – A hazard of moving so frequently. I was

also really proud to get an Emmy nomination for my

video work some years ago, but… I didn’t win. :(

Recently I think my favorite “competition” was when

a couple of my Yosemite photos won on 500px. My

favorite part of that is that the number one question

I was asked was not “How did you get the shot” but

“What camera did you take the photo on?” I was

laughing out loud when I answered that each shot

was taken with my phone. What type of camera and

lens you use can certainly be important. But equally

or even more important is your subject and being

patient enough to get a good shot which might mean

being willing to take 1,000 photos to get a memorable

one. That’s what I’m proudest about: that I simply

waited and kept taking photos and kept going back

until I knew I had the shot I wanted.

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WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS

WHO WOULD LOVE TO MAKE PHOTOGRAPHY

THEIR FULL TIME JOB?

It almost goes without saying that you better practice

your craft until you can take photos that wow people

or will at least be “as good as” the market you are

trying to have a career in. But beyond that:

1. Learn video skills. The number of clients who are

paying just for photos without videos is shrinking by

the day. You are far more likely to get work if you can

offer videos and photos. If you don’t want to learn

video, partner with someone who does it already.

2. To get your foot in the door, find local businesses

and offer to do the first photos/video for free. If they

don’t like it, they don’t pay. If they like it they can pay

whatever they want. If you really have honed your

craft and can make something that’s professional, 9

out of 10 times they will pay. But even if they don’t you

will have material for your portfolio.

CAN YOU CHOOSE ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE

PHOTOS TO SHOW US?

This is like being asked to pick your favorite song of all

time! So many to choose from, especially since I have

two young daughters.

To keep it simple, I’ll share one I took recently that

I really love. I love photos that make me wonder

what’s happening or that give me something to go

back to and look at. I love how Rose is sitting in the

car and that her look is so ambiguous. Is she bored,

angry, hopeful, amused? Is she looking at me behind

those sunglasses or is she talking to someone on the

phone? But more importantly, who’s that guy looking

at her in the reflection of the window? And what is he

thinking?

Sure there are technical factors which I enjoy about

it, the frame within a frame, the soft light on her skin,

the shallow depth of field and so on. But all of those

factors only help me focus on what I find interesting in

the photo.

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HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN WE ASKED YOU

TO BE A JUDGE FOR OUR WE ARE ONE

COMPETITION?

I was flattered but also instantly nervous because not

only are these photos being submitted by amateurs

and other professional photographers, but as a

photographer starting out, I entered plenty of contests

that I didn’t win and I know it can be hard on one

emotionally and I don’t like hurting other people’s

feelings. So I felt that I needed to do the hard work of

really examining every single photo not just from an

emotional view of how the shot made me feel, but

also really examining the technical aspects of it.

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR WHEN GOING

THROUGH THE ENTRIES AND HOW DID YOU

WHITTLE IT DOWN TO JUST 1 WINNER?

Well, I’m judging the documentary category so what

I want to find or see is a story in a single image. And

that’s what I look for first: what images hit me with

a story that unfolds in my mind. Images that are too

abstract aren’t really documentary. Images that are

too general or non specific aren’t really documentary

either. And then there are those that jump out of the

frame at you as your mind races, imagining the story

behind the people, behind the shot.

I went through each photo and noted whether or

not it grabbed me emotionally or intellectually. Did it

engage me and make me curious about what was

happening? Did it trigger an emotion that pulled

me into the event? As a documentarian, your job

is to bring the viewer into the story so that they can

live it vicariously through your work. So I scored each

photo first on what I consider truly important about

a documentary photo: Capturing a story in a single

image that makes me want to know more.

Next pass I went through all photos again checking

them for framing, focal length and composition. Next

pass I went through checking them for exposure, color

balance, contrast and general retouching approach.

And then finally I put all my top picks on one huge

screen and looked for the one that I instantly

gravitated to.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD?

Thanks to all the photographers who put their heart

into their work and submitted a photo. There were lots

of really great submissions and I really wish everyone

good luck and great success. Remember that a

career as a creative is a marathon and not a sprint,

so just keep going, taking photos and sharing them.

You’ll get there.

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Interview with

Richard Young

Judge of the Landscape &

Nature Category

www.richardyoung.co.nz

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN

PHOTOGRAPHY?

I think like most professional landscape and nature

photographers this originally came from a love for the

landscape and nature and wanting to share this with

others, rather than a love for photography itself to start

with. I think that to be good at any type of photography

you have to be passionate about your subject and

have an understanding of it, it is this that will allow you to

express the subject uniquely within your work.

WHAT COMPETITIONS HAVE YOU WON AND

WHICH WIN ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

I have won a number of awards over the years,

but the one I was most proud of winning was; “Best

Landscape Photograph” at the Banff Mountain

Photography Competition. The winning photograph

“Alpine Light” was taken looking over the central

crater of Mt. Tongariro on a winter trip over the

crossing in 2009. The clouds were dancing across the

sky above the snow-covered volcano, leaving behind

their soft blue shadow on the sinuous landscape.

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HOW DID PHOTOGRAPHY BECOME YOUR

CAREER?

I had to start out by funding my photography (and

the travel that went with it!) with another job. Being

self employed allowed me a good amount of

flexibility until I could support myself full time from my

photography. After I started to sell my work as prints,

I was offered an opportunity to run a small art gallery

which allowed me a permanent place to exhibit and

sell my prints and build up contacts for other work.

Today, I still sell my prints but most of my time is now

taken up teaching photography on my workshops

and tours.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS

WHO WOULD LOVE TO MAKE PHOTOGRAPHY

THEIR JOB?

Know that it’s hard! To make a full time living as

a landscape photographer, and photography in

general in today’s marketplace, you need to diversify

and find multiple ways to generate income through

your photography. As a full-time photographer, you

will likely spend less time taking photographs than you

think and you did before it was your job. You will also

need to find a new hobby!

CAN YOU SHARE A FAVOURITE PHOTO WITH US?

That has to be ‘Misty Forest’. It is very hard to take

good photographs in the forest and to capture both

simplicity and detail in a photograph as this. The mist

offers an amazing sense of depth in the image, the

warm red tones of a broken Red Beech tree trunk

isolated it from the emerald green of the forest. I love

this photograph and it has also received awards in 4

international competitions which must mean a few

other people also see something in it too.

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WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WE ARE

ONE COMPETITION?

Having had a strong involvement in the magazine

over the last year it is great to be involved in this

competition and help celebrate this 1-year milestone

since the relaunch. I get to judge a number of

competitions each year and it is always so exciting

to see the diversity of the entries, along with some

outstanding quality photographs that I would have

been proud to take myself.

WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR WHEN GOING

THROUGH ALL OF THE PHOTOS?

I think with photography competitions to make

the first cut an image has to grab your attention in

some way, a bold image always helping in making

it stand out. It then it comes down to the three key

elements of any successful photograph: subject,

composition, and lighting. An image might be of a

great subject and shot in some beautiful light, but

if it lacks the 3rd element of a strong composition,

it will fail overall as an award-winning image. After

a first pick, I started to look deeper at the technical

quality of the photographs and slowly thin down the

selection. Picking an overall winner from the last few is

always hard and to win it needs something to make it

more than just a pretty looking and technically good

photograph.

WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS FOR JUDGING,

HOW DID YOU GET IT DOWN TO JUST 1

WINNER?

Well… I had a little help! I am currently on the West

Coast running a workshop, so I decided to get my

group to help judge. I picked a final 12 photographs

and got them to offer their opinions on these before

I chose the winning image.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD?

If you did not win and feel that you have an awardwinning

shot, enter it into another competition! I have

had photographs that have won a major competition

but not been selected in much smaller ones. Judging

any competition is very subjective and I am sure

another judge would pick a different winner to myself.

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Interview with

Serge Ramelli

Judge of the Creative

Category

http://www.sergeramelliphotos.com/

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN

PHOTOGRAPHY?

Back in 2004, I was trying to get into acting and

directing movies. It was really hard back then

because there was no DSLR that could make videos

and so I was trying to make these short films and

I was going nowhere. One day somebody showed

me Photoshop and it really hit me that I could take

photos. The problem with movie making was that

I needed to have a team; a gaffer, actors, lights, etc

and with photography all I needed was 1 camera and

1 software like Photoshop to retouch it or process the

raw files. So that’s how I started – I’ve always wanted

to have art in my life and I realised that I could create

art through photography without many resources.

HOW DID PHOTOGRAPHY BECOME YOUR

CAREER?

The first 5 or 6 years after ‘discovering’ photography

all I did was photos of Paris, I’d go out after work (the

day job!) with my camera. But then I started to get

enquiries, first from people who wanted to learn how

to take photos like mine which got me into teaching

but also from publishers and galleries.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHERS

WHO WANT TO MAKE PHOTOGRAPHY THEIR

FULL-TIME JOB?

First of all, study photography until you are satisfied

with your own work. Find mentors, study tutorials,

reverse engineer the shots you like, in that process of

‘copying’ you will find your own style and voice. Then

create a website with just a few images – your very

best work.

Next, I believe that if you want to make money with

photography, the easiest thing to do is interior design

photography so real estate, hotels, restaurants etc.

or weddings. There’s so much need in both of these

industries that it’s a good way to get started. Even if

you have no interest in shooting interiors or brides and

want to get into fashion or fine art, it will bring in the

money and you can work on your personal projects

on the side because these latter things take time to

build into a business.

CAN YOU CHOOSE A SINGLE FAVOURITE

PHOTO?

One of the photos I’m most proud of is this one

showing the stairs in Montmartre (next page). These

are the only stairs that face west. I went there about

12 times and it was always full of people, or trash,

or I didn’t get the right sky then one night it was just

magical. I’ve already made 1 book cover with this

photo and it will probably make it onto the cover of a

2nd book I’m doing about Paris too.

HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN WE APPROACHED

YOU ABOUT JUDGING THE CREATIVE

CATEGORY FOR THE WE ARE ONE

COMPETITION?

I’m always excited to be a judge because it means

people trust my opinion so for me it’s one of the

biggest honours I can have. I love photography

and I love to see what people have to say, how

they express themselves, especially in the creative

category which is kind of crazy!

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WHAT WERE YOU LOOKING FOR WHEN

GOING THROUGH THE ENTRIES, HOW DID YOU

NARROW IT DOWN TO SELECT A WINNER?

What I look for is, of course, the quality of the photo

itself – If it has too many technical issues it grabs my

attention but in the wrong way. I work with a points

system so I’m looking at how the photo is composed,

the creativeness, the foreground, background and

middle ground elements etc. but mainly I’m looking

at the subject – What is this photo? What’s the photo

trying to say? I was really impressed by the creativity of

entries and had narrowed the selection down to a few

before going back to look at the photos over and over

to see which one created the most emotion for me.

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We Are One Photo Competition

Documentary Category

Judged by Darius Stevens

WINNER:

Steve Harper

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Ben Campbell

Sam Richardson

Yasen Georgiev

Greg Arnold

Steve Harper has won the DSLR Video for

Photographers Course Bundle from

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WINNER

CANCER

Hands held as chemotherapy is administered.

Steve Harper


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POLYFEST

Elijah Maisog gets her make up adjusted

before hitting the stage at ASB Polyfest 2018.

Ben Campbell

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SPIN DRIFT OVER FRANZ

A climber (Nick Higson) climbing the final few steps of the west

face of the Minarets in Mt Cook national park. Carrying his skis,

Nick climbed and skied off his first ever 3000 m peak on a fine

day in the southern alps.

Sam Richardson

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HUMANS' BEST FRIENDS

I attended a wedding where the bride was with her dog "Christmas". I immediately felt the strong connection between

them and as soon as the ritual ended the dog came and started jumping around her and wanted a kiss. I am very happy

that I was on the right spot to picture this frame and show the strong connection between the bride and Christmas.

Yasen Georgiev

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SOLACE

The luxury of "tailor made", when life is

punctuated with "but ends"! Wellington.

Greg Arnold

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THE MORNING AFTER

A young girl going out to play in the morning

while the adults sleep off the the results of the

previous night. Just another day in her life.

Karen Moffatt-McLeod

October 2018

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WINNING THE CUP

Winning the Cup, Viva Eclectica 2018 – A

fusion of music and dance across cultures

performed by The Tapasya School from India

and the Bulgarian Roses.

Nick Kabzamalov

52 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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PROPER PREPARATION

A real kiwi kid, barefoot in winter but well

prepared.

C. Humphries

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October 2018

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FORMER GLORY

This old house continues to attract my attention

each time I pass it. While now needing some

tender love and care I can imagine how

impressive it looked in its heyday. I also would

like to open the front door to see what family

memories and treasures are stored there.

John Kelly

56 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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TIME FOR MEDICINE

My mum treating a sick calf with medicine.

She was a veterinarian in the Philippines turned

to a dairy farmer here in New Zealand.

Dice Sales

58 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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FRESH SHOOTS

PHOTO COMPETITION

ENTER

The competition is split into four quarterly competitions based on each of

the four seasons.

Submissions for Spring season are now OPEN

To submit your image and see T&Cs please go to: www.excio.io/freshshoots

CATEGORIES

NATURE PEOPLE CREATIVE EVENTS

PRIZES

SENIOR - overall winner

Voucher from Nikon NZ worth $400 &

WPS Society membership valued at $84

JUNIOR - overall winner

A place on a New Zealand Photography

Workshop in Wellington

View category prizes here: www.excio.io/freshshoots

PARTNERS


We Are One Photo Competition

Creative Photography Category

Judged by Serge Ramelli

WINNER:

Dice Sales

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Karen Moffatt-McLeod

Dice Sales has won the

Complete Photography Training Course from

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TOUCH THE SUN

I was going to shoot landscapes at sunset but

the thick fog started rolling in so I came up with

this image instead. I'm really happy with it. The

sun was diffused by the fog making it looked

like an energy ball.

Dice Sales

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WINNER

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I FLOAT ALONE

I wanted to create a minimalist monochrome image

that gave the impression of someone hanging

suspended in the dark with a dream-state, ethereal

feel to it.

Karen Moffatt-McLeod

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RANGITOTO SUNRISE

Long exposure of Rangitoto Island from

Takapuna just after sunrise.

Paul Roberts

October 2018

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REDWOODS

Redwoods in Rotorua.

Elodie Faure

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October 2018

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MOON AND LIGHTS

Composite with moon and airport lights one early

morning.

Steve Harper

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October 2018

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LIGHT PAINTING

I was just messing around trying out some light

painting and I got this shot.

Brin Griffiths

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October 2018

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FREE-WHEELIN'

I found some of my childhood toys (and brought some more as the creative

photography juices started to flow). For this photo I wanted to show a bit of

movement but I wasn't sure how that would work out. I started taking some

photos of the toys frozen but that wasn't quite working, so I experimented

with movement. I had my camera on a tripod and did different motions with

the camera taking a photo at the same time. In the end I layered two photos

together to get the clarity of the toys and the blurred photo to show the

movement. It ended up better than I expected.

Tanya Rowe

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October 2018

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CONTEMPORARY ART IN

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

Contemporary Art in Auckland Art Gallery - Infinity

Mirror Rooms.

Nick Kabzamalov

74 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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UUUUULLLLAAA!

The night sky behind the Brooklyn Windmill in

Wellington. It looks awfully like a Martian war

machine!

Philip Banks

76 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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SMOKEY SHAPES

Having some fun with smoke and shapes with the

Manawatu Camera Club.

Jim Jefferies

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October 2018

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FROM ONE LIFE TO THE NEXT

A cat has nine lives. Here with a double exposure we see the

cat progressing from one life to its next.

John Kelly

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October 2018

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BLACK SAND

At Piha Beach, I noticed that the shoes my friend was wearing caught the light in a similar way as

the water from washed-out waves did. Editing in colour made it nigh-on impossible to really get the

deepness of the black Piha sand without sacrificing the detail on the shoes, so grayscale was used

to maintain a high contrast without bloating the black values.

Jeremy McLean

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October 2018

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SUPER JUMPING INTO SPRING

While chasing fog above Mt Victoria on the first morning of

Spring we stumbled across these cool little mushrooms. By

chance I had a controller in the car at the time and the idea

sparked. With the help of a buddy I pulled off this real life Super

Mario shot!

Peem Anakakul

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We Are One Photo Competition

Landscape & Nature Category

Judged by Richard Young

WINNER:

Mike White

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Mark Watson

Jo Mohi

Glenda Rees

Peter Laurenson

Mike White has won the Benro FH100 M2 Filter

Holder Kit & Hard Grad Filter from

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WINNER

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AFTER THE STORM

We left Invercargill mid-morning and had no destination fixed in our mind. Weather forecasts were average in all

directions. On a whim, we turned left at the intersection to Queenstown or Te Anau and eventually drove to Milford

Sound, arriving in the late afternoon. This image was taken just as the clouds were starting to break and the setting sun

was intermittently shining like a lighthouse beacon down the fiord. Here you can see the sun highlighting Stirling Falls,

The Lion and the entrance to Harrison Cove. Not to be outdone, Sinbad Gully, to the left of Mitre Peak, featured lots

of misty patches clinging to the steep mountain slopes and I particularly like the way the light forms silhouettes of the

range from the Footstool extending back towards Mitre Peak. If you look closely, you might make out the silhouettes

of onlookers watching the spectacle from the shore - dwarfed by the landscape in front of them.

Mike White


FREE

This dolphin was enjoying it's day and happy

to perform for the camera.

Mark Watson

88 NZPhotographer


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MISTY SUNRISE ON LAKE TAUPO

It was a crisp and beautiful morning in Taupo. I grabbed my camera and darted

across the road to capture the mist lifting from the lake. It was one of the most

beautiful mornings I’ve experienced.

Jo Mohi

90 NZPhotographer


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THE CATCH WAS WORTH THE SWIM!

A male rifleman (New Zealand's smallest bird) was foraging near a creek when

it popped up on this rock with a fly in it's beak.

Glenda Rees

October 2018

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TROUBLED WATERS

Dawn view south east to Mount Taranaki,

across the icy windswept largest Pouakai Track tarn.

Peter Laurenson

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TARANAKI EVENING

While travelling south of New Plymouth, I saw this scene

in the late afternoon light and stopped to get the shot.

Jason Langman

October 2018

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IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

Tekapo, New Zealand

Peter Kurdulija

October 2018

99


OHAU TRANQUILLITY

Dusk at Lake Ohau. Shot using a polarising

and 6 stop ND filter.

Lynne Roberts

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October 2018

101


STARGAZING AT THE POOLS

Late night missions on the west coast of NZ are one of my favourite

things to do. This long exposure was taken at 3am, just as the milky

way core was dropping down onto the horizon. With the help of my girl

lighting up the rock pools in the foreground it did not disappoint!

Peem Anakakul

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BULLERS ALBATROSS

Bullers Albatross enjoying the waters off the

Kaikoura Coast.

Teresa Angell

October 2018

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ATA

Old cabbage trees in a forest, waiting

as a group for their maker.

Marie Valencia

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October 2018

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THAT WANAKA TREE

Taken with a Canon 6D with a 24-70mm zoom set

at 65mm. I used a 6 stop filter combined with a

LEE .9 Hard Grad Filter to darken the sky.

Mark Sutton

106 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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STRANDED

In the end, neither kindness nor technology could save this stranded pair. The calf of this majestic humpback

whale died the morning before, a few meters down the beach in sight of her here shown mother. In this moment

of sorrow, we are reminded of the nature and essence of our shared existence. The photograph was taken in

the early morning of August 8th at Baylys Beach, Northland, New Zealand.

Matthias H. Risse

108 NZPhotographer


October 2018

109


MILKY WAY OVER TASMAN LAKE

The Milky Way rising over an iceberg filled Tasman Lake and the

mountains in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. Seven stacks

of eight images stitched together to form a 120 degree vertical

panorama.

Antony Foster


THE FLOOD

Taken in a flooded paddock alongside the mighty Waikato River which is the strip of water in

the background. I walk my dogs here and the light is often this lovely soft golden colour at

sunset. When I took my shot there was a heavy localised shower so the water is disturbed and

I didn't get reflections but the sun still shone in the distance.

Nichola Smith

October 2018

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MAJESTIC HORSES

Horses roaming the hills near Lake Onslow, Millers Flat.

Anna Stewart


October 2018

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CATCHING A QUICK LUNCH

This photo was taken in the Kowhai trees in Hamilton,

Waikato. I just happened to see the Tui with something in

its mouth, so I walked towards it while I was clicking away

and happened to get this shot. Just luck really!! Taken with a

Nikon D7200 and Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens.

Cara Rintoul

October 2018

115


STAR TRAILS OVER TASMAN LAKE

This photo was taken during a crisp and clear night in Mount Cook. We took the Tasman

Lake track to the end and could see the ice floating in the water with the snow-capped

mountains in the background. My original intent behind the photo was to get a foreground

shot that I would merge with one of the stars. However, I really like the result of this single

shot with the pink airglow in the sky and the star trails reflecting in the lake.

Jackie Foster

116 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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PATH TO THE LIGHTHOUSE

6.11 am at Castle Point.

Shannon Clamp

118 NZPhotographer


October 2018

119


DAHLIA

A Macro shot of a dahlia at

Christchurch Botanical Garden.

Grant Beedie

120 NZPhotographer


October 2018

121


HAWKDUNS FROM FALLS DAM

The image was made on a very chilly evening on the road

above Falls Dam looking towards the Hawkdun Range.

Stuart Braithwaite

122 NZPhotographer


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124 NZPhotographer

HOT WATERFALL

Nothing beats the feeling of standing in water shooting a

stunning location especially when the water is hot.

Karl Tretheway


TWO WAY STREET

This is a seven image vertical panorama captured in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. It was a moody day

with strong winds and on and off rain. The arrows and painted lines on the road help draw the viewer down the

road to the large moody mountain in the background. Although a classic shot for this area and widely over

photographed I always try to think outside the box to create an image different than any others I have seen.

Andrew Korson

October 2018

125


STANMORE BAY SUNSET

The locals enjoy a stroll down through the beach after work

before sunset as the sun catches the sea mist. The locals here

were very friendly and curious about what we were up to as we

shot seascapes after this.

Joel Staveley

126 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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SUMMER FUN

The photo was taken at Bethelles beach Auckland. It was one of the most stunning sunsets I

have ever witnessed. It is an HDR bracketed at -2, 0 and +2ev merged in Lightroom.

Prashant Joshi

128 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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ONE TREE MOON

I had been chasing to get the moon behind the One Tree Hill for almost 2 years now,

trying multiple different locations but had failed for one reason or the other. When

the opportunity came up earlier this year - I was delighted that the weather was

great and I got my shot - what an incredible sight. Shot as part of a timelapse.

Kunal Kumar

October 2018

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HOOKER LAKE

Aoraki / Mount Cook as seen from the end of the Hooker Valley Track,

with the Hooker Glacier's moraine lake in the foreground. Mt Cook was

hidden behind clouds.

Thiranja Babarenda Gamage

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October 2018

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WHARARIKI

Located at the top of the South Island is Wharariki beach and

the Archway Islands. This area offers stunning sea views and the

opportunity to get up close with some of New Zealand's wildlife, with

seal pups playing within the sheltered shallows of the rock pools. Just

to the left of the shot is about 15 tourists who had ventured out to take

selfies capturing the last of the evening light.

Rick Hunt

134 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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PONSONBY WHARF

Ponson Wharf after sunset. A long exposure shot.

Jagdip Gohil

136 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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SEA OF CLOUDS

Low-flying clouds embracing the city of

Christchurch at dusk.

Dice Sales

138 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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TUKI TUKI ROAD

Early one morning (for humans at least) life is busy starting the new day...

Tuki Tuki Road follows the Tuki Tuki River and Valley and source, arriving

at the sea by Haumoana. Classic Hawkes Bay scenery!

Lindsay Gibb


October 2018

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TE HENGA ASCENSION

Another inky black night spent finding solace in the stars

out at Te Henga. 22 vertical image panorama (2 rows),

stitched and processed in LR.

Tim Firkin

142 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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HIGH ALPINE KEA

A cheeky Kea taking flight over the Bonar glacier after a

busy afternoon of attacking climbing gear. The glint in its

eye promises further trouble making.

Sam Richardson

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October 2018

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CURIOUS KEA

This curious Kea was admiring my shiny lens so I took

advantage to grab this shot!

Charlotte Johnson

146 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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TONGARIRO THREE

An amazing winter hike to Emerald Lakes in Tongariro National Park is rewarded

with views of all three mountains, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro.

Paul Roberts


October 2018

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PRINCESS BAY AURORA

An unexpected but outstandingly strong display of the Aurora Australis delighted Aurora

hunters and unsuspecting night dwellers alike, out and about on Wellington's South

Coast in August. This display was visible to the naked eye, even under a completely full

moon. This group enjoying a calm but chilly evening under the stars were delighted to

watch the curtains of light flicker overhead after I pointed them out!

Brendan Gully

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TUI PINK

Shot of a Tui taken on the Main St of

Ruatoria where 30 Tui were enjoying

the morning sun.

Doone Harrison

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GANNET POINT

Sunset at Gannet Point, the gannet colony at

Muriwai, Auckland.

Nick Kabzamalov

October 2018

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YOUR PHOTOS.

EVERYWHERE.

H O W M A N Y P E O P L E

W I L L S E E Y O U R W O R K

T O M O R R O W ?

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We Are One Photo Competition

Street Photography Category

Judged by Blair Quax

WINNER:

Dice Sales

HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Thore Saggau

Shane Petterd

C. Humphries

Lindsay Gibb

Dice Sales has won the Everyday Sling 10L

Charcoal Bag from

October 2018

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156 NZPhotographer


WINNER

FOR THE 'GRAM'

People nowadays, kids, millennials and older generations, are really fond of

social media. They posts images, stories, and videos to document moments

and their life. This was taken in a famous spot in Christchurch because of the

beautiful cherry blossoms during spring.

Dice Sales

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HIGHLY

COMMENDED

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STARING

I took this picture in Ashburton as I

walked through town to explore it

a bit. The cat seemed to be pretty

amazed by the sunset and the clouds

as she stared at it all the time.

Thore Saggau

October 2018

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HIGHLY

COMMENDED

THE BUCKET FOUNTAIN

The iconic Bucket Fountain in Wellington's in Cuba

Mall with the lights and colours of Cosmic.

Shane Petterd

160 NZPhotographer


HIGHLY

COMMENDED

THE FOX AND THE MAIDEN

Taken on The Marine Parade, Napier, during Art Deco Weekend 2011. The image

portrays a bygone style and attitude.... The shot had to be taken!

Lindsay Gibb

October 2018

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HIGHLY

COMMENDED

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TOGETHER ALONE

Morning coffee break in Auckland city offers

workers a chance to connect.

C. Humphries

October 2018

163


DUNEDIN TRAIN STATION

This is a different angle on street photography but I absolutely love this photo of

the Dunedin Train Station reflected in a puddle. I especially love the transition

between the sky and the footpath.

Tanya Rowe

164 NZPhotographer


October 2018

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THE ALLEYWAY

While walking around Wellington shopping I was a

bit lost when I saw the alleyway. I really like how the

street is painted so I had to take the shot.

Brin Griffiths

166 NZPhotographer


TRIP TO TOWN

On a trip to town with family, I took this shot of

Grandpa and Grandson walking down the street. I

liked the effect of black & white to set the mood!

Di Lewis

October 2018

167


BUSY MORNING IN WELLINGTON

Nick Kabzamalov

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October 2018

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HARLEY RIDER

A Harley Rider lights up after riding from Christchurch to

Whitianga for the Gathering.

Karen Moffatt-McLeoad

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October 2018

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WAITING'

The early morning light catching the elderly commuter waiting

for her ferry caught my eye. Originally in colour I changed it to

B&W to give it a more classical feeling.

Gail Orgias

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October 2018

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SECRET CONVERSATION

Wellington 2017

Greg Arnold

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October 2018

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BUSKING IN QUEEN STREET

The music from this busker was very loud and very lively

and he drew quite a crowd.

Nichola Smith

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October 2018

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STEELBAND PLAYERS

The steelband festival in NZ which

originated in Trinidad and Tobago.

Paul Roberts

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HOOP GIRL

One of the entertainers at

Wellington Cuba Dupa Festival.

Linda Cutche

October 2018

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"PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT ABOUT CAMERAS,

GADGETS AND GISMOS. PHOTOGRAPHY

IS ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHERS. A CAMERA

DIDN'T MAKE A GREAT PICTURE ANY

MORE THAN A TYPEWRITER WROTE A

GREAT NOVEL."

PETER ADAMS

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