Win a Samsung Smart Camera
The NZ Herald is running a travel photo competition for the next 6 weeks and there's six Samsung WB850F cameras (valued at $499) to be won! The smart cameras are Wi-Fi enabled and you can "geo-tag" photos for instand upload to the web.
Just send your best travel photo to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name, postal address and phone number.
There will be a winner announced each week. Photos can be entered only once.
Just as your moods change day to day or even throughout a day so too can the mood in your photos.
Here I take a photo and show by just changing the colour tone you can change the mood and feeling of the photo. Find out more
The holidays are a time for family and large group get-togethers - which means taking family portraits.
Here's some tips on how to pose the family and large groups. Find out more
12 days to Christmas Photography Tips
Next week I'll start the 12 Days to Christmas Photography Tips on our facebook page.
Each day I'll provide a little tip or advice that will help you capture your holiday memories in photographic style!
Like our facebook page today to get these tips each day.
Christmas Special - Extra family portrait prints as Christmas gifts
If you have had your family portrait taken by me this year and wish to get some more Metallic Photographic Paper prints in time for Christmas I have a special Christmas offer. Just contact me and let me know which extra prints you wish (just quote the file number from your contact sheet) and you'll receive at 10% discount off the Gift Print price. Just quote this special and place your order with me before 30 Nov to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.
Fancy yourself a great photographer of the NZ landscape and those who work on it?
Enter the PGG Wrightsons calendar competition and be into win.
Entries close on 29 June 2012. Find out more
Competitions: Win a Trip to the Olympics
The NZ Herald is running a photo competition with a great prize. Simply recreate one or more Olympic Games moments with your children, send in the photo and you'll be in to win a family trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Enter at www.nzherald.co.nz/moments.
Hurry - entries close on 8 June 2012.
In conjunction with the Auckland Museum "Camera - A Season of Photography" showcase, Arno Gasteiger and I are running photography workshops at the Museum over July. Find out more
Along with the National Geographic Traveler Photo competition is the local New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition. You could win a share of $7000 of cash or other prizes including photography expeditions and workshops. Entries close on 18 July. Find out more
As human beings we are made up of many emotions - we can be happy, sad, and then excited all within a matter of minutes or in the case of little children, in a matter of seconds.
The job of the portrait photographer is to capture the subject as they truly are. Not just their happy side but the many sides to their whole unique personality. Find out more
Getting their family portraits printed on fine art canvas is an option many of my clients have chosen over the years.
However, the rise of the “bargain deals” offered on daily deal websites and offers from large retail store chains with in-store photo departments has raised the question of differences in quality of the canvas photos prints.
Is there a difference? Find out more
In this article I take some original landscape images I took recently and show and explain the changes I made so the "holiday snaps" are now more memorable landscape images. Find out more
Win $1000 in Cute Pet Pics competition Plus win a camera with stickytv
There are two fun competitions running right now where you could win $1000 or a new Fijifilm camera. The first is the Edge Radio station who are giving away $1,000 cash plus a year's supply of Bayer Advantage and Advocate products for your pet.
The other is Channel Four's stickyTV - all you have to do is match the baby photo to the presenter it belongs to and be in to win the Fujifilm FinePix Limited Edition Z90 Blue! I'm sure your kids can help you work out the answers!
Be quick as both competitions close in the next few days!
Free Extra Portraits worth $390
To celebrate the launch of our new Fine Art Portrait options we are offering free extra prints to those who have their photo shoot session in March and order any one of our portrait packages. That is $390 worth of Fine Art Portraits for free!
We have launched two new Fine Art Portrait options
- Fine Art Gallery Paper Portraits
- Floating Acrylic Portraits
These are in addition to our current options of Kodak Endura Metallic Photographic Paper and Fine Art Canvas Portraits. Find out more
Spring is in the air ... flowers are blooming so now is a great time to get out and photograph the change in seasons.
The photograph to the left was taken in a hotel lobby where I noticed a shaft of light falling on the flower in the garden. Proof you don't need a studio set up to get a great shot!
Here's some tips on getting great shots of flowers. Find out more
the red photo box is proud to announce we have been awarded Silver Merit in the portrait category of this year's NZ Kodak Gold Awards. Find out more
As we get closer to the Rugby World Cup we're seeing more rugby themed activities around town. If you're a keen photographer there is a chance to share your images with others and win at the same time. Find out more
Clients regularly asks me whether they should get their fine art photographic prints in black and white or colour. It really is a personal preference but some images really "Shout" to be printed one way or the other. Here I talk about the difference. Find out more
Cooking up a storm in the kitchen
Simply take a photo of your kids having fun in the kitchen and you could win a Kellogg's hamper full of goodies including activity books and colouring pencils. There are three hampers to be won. Visit www.healthyfood.co.nz
Having fun while photographing babies
When babies are able to smile you can really get some great photographs of them showing their cute cheeky side. Here are some images
I took recently just playing peek-a-boo with a cloth nappy. They show you don't have to photograph in traditional poses and the different mood and look you can achieve in colour versus black and white.
Win with your holiday snaps
Enter your holiday photographs to win one of several outdoor equipment vouchers. There are two competitions your could enter
The Great Kiwi Camping Co. Annual Photo Competition
The Greater Wellington Regional Council Snap the Great Outdoors Competition.
Evan and Ana at the beach
A recent family portrait shoot
with little Evan and Ana and their parents. Living overseas they wanted to make the most of the Waitemata Harbour backdrop and thankfully the sun and clouds came out to play to make some lovely images.
Last day to win a Canon EOS 60D camera
Win a Canon EOS 60D camera worth $2899 rrp with The NZ Herald Holiday Photo Competition. There is a whole lot of Canon prizes up for grabs for the best summer holiday photographs. Simply email your pictures to email@example.com and if you are lucky they may feature in The New Zealand Herald or on their website, www.nzherald.co.nz
. Entries close 21 Jan 2011
At summer time we get out and about and find ourselves in amazing places admiring the sun setting.
The sunset is probably one of the most photographed objects in the world but what many people do not realize is the beauty of the time after the sunset.
Here are some tips on how to create some breath-taking photographs during what is called the golden hour and blue hours. Find out more
Win a Canon camera
Every $100 you spend at a 100% Appliances store before 24 December puts you in the draw to win one of 1000 Canon cameras! Check out the
100% Appliances website
for more details.
Buy a Panasonic product and be in to win the chance to win a million dollars!
Every $100 you spend gives you an entry into the draw.
This promotions closes 2 January 2011. Find out more
If you're about to buy a digital photo frame it can be confusing looking at all the specs on the back of the box. So here are some things to consider before you buy. Find out more
It's not too late for Family Portraits for Christmas
There is still time for family portraits to be taken for delivery at Christmas.
I have a variety of fine art photographic packages available or you can just order a single fine art print. I can also look after framing for you so everything is done for you.
Call me now to arrange an appointment.
Buy a Christmas gift for someone and get a free gift for you! Find out more
There are two $20,000 Home Entertainment packages to be won - purchase a Samsung camera or camcorder and enter the draw. Find out more
You can easily capture all the atmosphere of Halloween if you know how.
Here are some quick tips to help create some spooky photos of your children in their costumes while out trick or treating. Find out more
Canon are running an amazing competition where you can win a place on the Canon Jet for a holiday for two in Australia plus $500 is being given away every half hour until the 5th Jan 2011! Find out more
The annual photography competition run by the New Zealand Geographic closes on 30 Sept. You can enter into three categories - Wildlife, Landscape, Society & Culture. The competition is open to all ages groups and experience levels. Find out more
Win a Air NZ Mystery Break
Only one more day to enter the NZ Herald Scenic NZ Picture Competition. Be in to win an Air NZ Boutique Mystery Break, a Sony Cyber -shot HX5 or Sony bloggie camera. Closes 30 July 2010 .
Find out how to enter
The annual photography competition run by the New Zealand Geographic is now open and calling for entries in three categories - Wildlife, Landscape, Society & Culture. The competition is open to all ages groups and experience levels - in fact last year's winner of the wildlife category was a retired policeman! Find out more
Alot happens at the zoo and both children and animals can be unpredictable. No telling the lion to just move another metre to the left for a better photo! Find out more
Spend a Day With a Master
the red photo box
and world renowned photographer, Arno Gasteiger are offering the opportunity to spend a day with a master learning how great photographs are created. Arno has been twice awarded "Photographer of the Year" and also lists a Montana Book Award for his photographic book on Central Otago in his many awards. Arno and Ursula are running a full day hands on landscape photography workshop at Karekare beach on Auckland's west coast on 30 May. Visit www.adaywithamaster.co.nz
to book your place now as space is limited to only 20 people. Our workshop is in assocation with New Zealand Geographic so all attendees will be in to win a signed copy of New Zealand Geographic's "Best of New Zealand Geographic" book.
Mangawhai at Sunset
While on holiday recently I found myself down at the beach at sunset and saw the lovely light fall over the sand and incoming tide. I ran back to the car to get my camera and captured these images
in the half hour I had before the sun disappeared.
In the next few weeks the little ones will be heading back to school and for some it will be their first big day at school. So why not start a tradition and photograph the first day of school every year Find out more
The Perfect Kiwi Summer
Capture the perfect kiwi summer and be in to win one of 10 Flip Mono™ Video Cameras, 5 mobile phones, 3 digital cameras and 10 electronic photo frames! Telecom are giving away prizes for the best summer kiwi pics. Find out more at www.sharesummer.co.nz
Entries close 31 Jan.
Win a Canon 500D camera valued at NZ$1899RRP
Win a Canon EOS 500D camera with The NZ Herald Holiday Photo Competition. They're giving away prizes for the best summer holiday photographs. Simply send your favourite snaps and if you are lucky it may feature in The New Zealand Herald or on their website, www.nzherald.co.nz
To find out more go to www.newspix.co.nz
With the holidays approaching you’ll no doubt be hitting the road and heading to some lovely holiday destinations. If you plan on capturing your holiday on camera, here are some quick tips to help record your holiday memories. Find out more
Olly wonders "when will this rain ever stop?"
As part of my recent Father's day promotion, I had the pleasure of photographing Olly in his new bear outfit with his Mum last month. I didn't hear one peep out of him as he sat contently on his mother's lap the whole time. I don't think anything would phase this little serious fella. And being only 9 month's old I'm sure Olly loved loved his first Father's Day with his Dad! Here are some photos of Olly.
As mobile phone cameras get more advanced more people are using them to take photographs as they always have their mobile phone handy.
One handy tip is to move in close to our subject.
Most mobile phone cameras do not have a zoom function so move in close and fill the screen with your subject for greater impact.
For more tips on how to best use the camera on your mobile phone. Find out more
Cheeky Little Monkey
As part of my Father's Day promotion I offered family portraits as gifts for Dad on his special day. As a result I was fortunate to photograph a little boy with tons of personality. I actually photographed Travis when he was only 1 year old so it is great to meet him again as a little boy. Here are some of the portraits from the photo shoot.
the red photo box is now on Facebook!
In order to keep our customers up to date with news, offers and competitions we're now on Facebook. Very soon we are going to be giving away a free family portrait
to one of our lucky Facebook fans so
become fan now!
Win a Kodak Zx1 Pocket Video Camera valued at $450 rrp
Mindfood magazine are giving away this compact little video camera and all you have to do is tell them why you deserve this great prize that fits in your pocket in less than 25 words. Entries must be in by 14 Oct
Canon have started EOS Photochains and you could win a Canon EOS 500D single IS lens kit when you submit your photo to the Hero Chain. The photographer of the image voted in as the next link in the chain will be rewarded with a Canon EOS 500D Single IS kit. Find out more
Recently, I photographed little 3 year old Tate and his family out near Whenuapai airbase in what was a lesson in what to do when a child would rather play with his new toy helicopter and look at planes flying overhead than have his photograph taken. Find out more
Visit the Sovereign website, vote for your favourite charity and you could win a Panasonic DVD Camcorder that can record video and still images. Find out more
Canon believes a single image can change the world and is giving away $2500 of Canon camera gear to the winner of their photo competition and $25,000 to their chosen charity. Find out more
In all the excitement it is easy to get caught up and forget how to use your camera end up disappointed with your photos. Here are some simple easy tips to help make sure you get some great photos at your child's next birthday. Find out more
Win $100 Grocery Vouchers
Simply take a photo of your "Milo moment" and enter to win a $100 Grocery Voucher. It couldn't be any easier as every kiwi kid drinks Milo! There is a voucher to be won every win between now and Sept 11 2009.
See the past week's winners
The Auckland Festival of Photography
Celebrate the art of photography at New Zealand's largest public photographic visual arts event this month. Check out one of the many free exhibitions around the city or enter your photos into the Auckland Photo Day or Auckland Photo Blog competitions
Find out more.
Win an Olympus 1050SW Waterproof Camera
The Fishing Website is NZ's largest fishing website and they are giving away a 10 megapixel digital camera that is waterproof to 3m so it is perfect for days on or under the water! Closes June 2009.
Summer time brings long days in the sun ... at the beach, playing backyard cricket, weddings and first days at school. Here are some quick tips for better photographs this summer. Find out more
Every so often Consumer NZ tests the latest cameras and posts the results on their website. They have tested over 100 cameras so you are sure to find the one you looking for. Find out more
On July 21, 100,000 children all over New Zealand will take part in the My Greatest Feat challenge where they will try to walk the same distance as a trip around New Zealand. They will try to complete this challenge in the three weeks leading up to the Beijing Olympics. Hamish Carter is the spokesman for the project and was on hand at the launch. Find out more
As part of this year's Child Cancer Foundation Appeal, All Black Keven Mealamu and radio personality JayJay Feeney designed children's t-shirts to raise money. Keven's t-shirt design was of a cartoon monkey complete with "cauliflower" ear just like the All Black himself. Find out more