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RELAUNCH : Issue 26 : September 2013


That’s right, you.


You’re Back!

NZ Photographer was always about you, the readers, contributors, photographers and fans. NZ Photographer was a passion of mine for two years, but one day I had to pass the baton and somewhere along the line we forgot about you... To make up for it we’re relaunching with a whole new concept - the first reader-generated digital e-magazine about photography in the entire Universe! One of the most popular facets of the original NZ Photographer was the bit where you, the photographer, got to show off your skills and enter a themed competition. Nothing like winning, right?! The other really popular section was the critique, where myself and another photographer would analyze your images and suggest improvements and praise your skills. ABOUT Whether you’re an enthusiastic weekend snapper or a beginner who wants to learn more, NZ Photographer is the fun e-magazine for all Kiwi camera owners – and it’s free! EDITOR Ollie Dale, GROUP EDITOR Nick Harley ART DIRECTOR Jodi Olsson 

ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES Phone Richard Liew on 09 522 7257 or email WEBSITE

So, combining all of the above into one pot gives us... NZ Photographer (v2.0). The new magazine will be entirely your photos. You will shape the look and feel of your favourite photography e-magazine. And you will win prizes doing it! Every issue will be made up of the best images from the previous month’s theme. Short, descriptive one-liners will be added so that you get an idea about what the judge(s) think of your image, and in the following month the winner will be announced... winning a canvas print of their image plus $50 cash, and of course bragging rights and the cover of the next issue... No lengthy articles, no basic how-tos, simply the best images for you to enjoy. We look forward to your feedback, and are so happy that we’re all back together again. Kinda like a family reunion, without the crazy aunty...

NZ Photographer is an Espire Media publication Ollie Dale Resident Judge NZ Photographer


 Next Month's



GET SHOOTING AND WIN! Photographers - This is a great opportunity to improve your photography skills and get some feedback from professional photography judges in a safe and friendly environment. Here's what's up for grabs! •

The winning image on the cover of the next issue

A canvas print of your image and cover to immortalise your achievement for your grandchildren

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$50 cash And of course, bragging rights and the envy of your fellow NZ Photographer fans!

Check out next months theme and enter at! Yeah, we all like the open categories! No holds barred! Pick your favourite photo from the last 12 months (preferably one that hasn't gone viral yet) and submit it for our first relaunch-issue competition (rules below). The Judge(s) will provide feedback on the top 25 images and you'll get published! AND you'll be in to win next month's prize. Enter now at


Rules: Images submitted must be no older than 12 months from the date of publication of this issue. Entry to the competition is $5 and you can enter up to five images. Images must be no more than 100 dpi and no more than 1600px wide. Save them as jpgs in the prefered colour space of Adobe RGB (1998). If you don't know what this means, don't worry, but do Google it...● 3

Shiny & New Each month we share some of the latest product releases unedited and unadultered, direct from suppliers to the photography world.

Adobe Systems

“Canon’s Super Zoom range caters to the needs of people wanting to capture anything from landscapes and group shots to close-ups of distant subjects in one convenient camera, with zoom and size options to suit their comfort,” says Robert de Jeu, Senior Product Manager – Technical Imaging Specialist, Consumer Imaging at Canon New Zealand. “Appealing to travellers, Canon’s innovative ZoomPlus technology doubles the optical zoom range while still maintaining stunning image clarity, which is important for people wanting to preserve their memories in the highest quality possible.”

FOR THE ULTIMATE IN SUPER ZOOM – CANON UNVEILS NEW POWERSHOT SX510 HS AND POWERSHOT SX170 IS Compact bodies and powerful zoom ranges ideal for travel photographers Auckland, 22 August 2013– Canon today adds to its collection of powerful compact Super Zoom cameras with the introduction of the PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS – two cameras that get users even closer to the action. Impressive zoom capabilities are packed into the compact bodies, with the PowerShot SX510 HS featuring a 30x optical zoom, and the PowerShot SX170 IS featuring a 16x optical zoom, providing the ability to capture subjects in the far distance in stunning detail. 4

PowerShot SX510 HS Offering greater flexibility to capture a range of subjects, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a powerful 30x optical zoom lens that delivers sharp results throughout the zoom range, even in lowlight conditions, while the 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens is perfect for capturing anything from sweeping landscapes to group shots of friends. The SX510 HS uses the HS System, which combines a 12.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor with a DiG!C 4 processor to capture the true ambience of low-light scenes at times like dusk, while maintaining the realism of colours and rich detail with minimum blur.

Using the Wi-Fi functionality on the PowerShot SX510 HS, photos and movies can be shared on social media sites such as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube directly from the camera, or to smartphones and tablets using the free Canon CameraWindow app.[i] GPS via mobile is also available by using the app to add location information from a GPS-enabled smartphone or tablet to images, allowing users to share the exact location of the moment a photo was captured. In addition to outstanding still images, the PowerShot SX510 HS is also capable of recording Full HD Movies (1080p) complete with stereo sound. Providing a dramatic way to capture the action when shooting fast-moving subjects, the SX510 HS also features Super Slow Motion Movie mode.

Creativity in an instant Smart Auto mode on both models detects up to 32 different scenes and applies the most appropriate settings to capture the perfect shot, while Creative Modes can be used to enhance an image, add drama, or give it a unique, fun perspective. Once users are ready to experiment even more, they can easily switch to Full Manual Control to take control of individual camera settings, including shutter speed and aperture.

PowerShot SX510 HS – Key features: •

Mini 30x ultra-zoom camera with 24mm wide lens

HS System: 12.1 MP CMOS, DIGIC 4

PowerShot SX170 IS

Intelligent IS, Enhanced Dynamic IS

Compact and easy-to-use, the PowerShot SX170 IS boasts a versatile lens, with a 28mm wide-angle and 16x optical zoom. The lens enables users to snap a wide variety of scenarios, from group shots at parties, to close-ups of animals on safari. Vivid colours and striking detail can be captured with the powerful 16 megapixel sensor of the PowerShot SX170 IS, creating images that users will be proud to share. The SX170 IS is also capable of capturing special moments in HD movie quality.

Wi-Fi[ii]; GPS via mobile


Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD

Smart Auto detects 32 scenes

Zoom Framing Assist

Full Manual control

High-quality performance Both cameras benefit from Canon’s industry-renowned optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS technology that makes it easy to capture sharp shots at longer focal lengths and in low light. Canon’s ZoomPlus technology also digitally extends the lens reach of both models beyond the maximum focal length while maintaining high image quality, zooming as far as 60x on the PowerShot SX510 HS and 32x on the PowerShot SX170 IS. The PowerShot SX510 HS also includes an enhanced Zoom Framing Assist function with a new Auto mode, which ensures subjects are always in focus even as they move closer to, or away from, the camera. Both models feature Eco mode, which helps users continue shooting for longer by conserving battery life. Up to 46% more photos can be captured on the PowerShot SX170 IS and 32% more on the PowerShot SX510 HS thanks to this feature – perfect for family days out, or holiday use.

PowerShot SX170 IS – Key features: ·

16x optical zoom, 28mm wide Canon lens


16 Megapixels


Intelligent IS


Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD; Hints & Tips


Smart Auto mode detects 32 scenes


HD movies


Fun Creative Filters


Full Manual control


Eco mode


Rechargeable Li-ion battery

The SX510 HS available in store August. The SX170 IS available in store early September. ■ 5

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Theme: Issue 1 - The Launch Issue Heidi Coppock Beard

Issue 2 Theme: Back Yard Melanie Beres 7

Issue 3 Theme: Low Light Brendon Doran 8

Issue 4 Theme: Inside, Outside, Upside Down Kathy Seaward 9

Issue 5 Theme: People Melanie Beres 10

Issue 6 Theme: Street Art Glenn Bittle 11

Issue 7 Theme: Macro Murray Lowe


Issue 8 Theme: Eating Rick McQuinlan 13

Issue 9 Theme: Xmas Susan Donnem


Issue 10 Theme: Summer Clive Copeman 15

Issue 11 Open - Single Image Marcus Kramer


Issue 12 Theme: Open Travel Brendon Doran 17

Issue 13 Theme: Smoke Art Lindsay Murray


Issue 14 Theme: Under Water Yulia Leiman 19

Issue 15 Theme: Motion Blur Chris White


Issue 16 Theme: Documentary Camilla Lundbak 21

Issue 17 Theme: Adventure Shaun Holmes


Issue 18 Theme: Still Life Filicia Sgh 23

Issue 19 Theme: Urban Hillary Lakeman


Issue 20 Theme: Food Amber Sutherland 25

Issue 21 Theme: Sports Pieter ten Broek


Issue 22 Theme: Astro Derek Spender 27

Issue 23 Theme: Open Mike Pearson


Issue 24 Theme: Landscape Alden Williams 29

Issue 25 Theme: Winter Francis Vallance



Often referred to as Son-of-Geoff (Geoff Dale, ex-NZ Herald staff photographer), Ollie Dale grew up in a house filled with Photojournalism. That love of image making was passed on, and in 2003 Ollie started a freelance photography business. Ollie joined the NZIPP in 2008, was Auckland Regional Chair in 2010 and 2011, and since 2011 has served as a member of the NZIPP Honours Council, helping to run the annual Iris Professional Photography Awards. in 2012 Ollie achieved the honour of Fellow of the NZIPP and won the inaugural 2012 Fusion Category (Film + Stills + Music) with a Gold Awarded Fusion Film. Ollie repeated the category win in 2013 with another Gold Medal video. Since 2008 Ollie has won 10 Bronze, 9 Silver, 1 Silver Distinction and 2 Gold awards. Ollie has judged the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards at both State and National levels, and is a regular judge within the Auckland region for the PSNZ.

PIXMA PRO-1. As dedicated as you are. As Travel Photographer Chris McLennan knows, a huge amount of effort goes into capturing the perfect shot. So when it comes to printing, you need a printer that makes all your hard work, sacrifice and risk worthwhile. The PIXMA PRO-1 is that printer. It’s the first* A3+ printer to utilise five distinctive monochrome inks in a 12-ink system, yielding the truest prints possible. Now from capture to output, you can maintain every nuance and colour with the utmost accuracy and precision.

*As of October 26, 2011. bcg2 CAN0357PRO

ALL IT NEEDS IS YOUR IMAGINATION NEW EOS 700D Excels in low light / Smooth full HD movies High speed shooting



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