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Getting to know Roger Thomas

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Interview with Chris McKeown

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Putting nature first

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The thrill of chasing birds

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Lyn Alves Wanderlust

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Landscapes with Paul Foxall

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Dried flowers art with Jo

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Student feature: Darcey Philp

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Student feature: Matthew

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Our stories: Kelvin Wright

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Photography For Women

Working with models ÔÇô Sharing experience with Charlotte Johnson

Gain more insight into Charlotte's work with models.
Photography For Women

Wild about wildlife: Interview with Kim Free

Excio member Kim Free first got into photography when she got an iPhone, quickly becoming hooked and purchasing a DSLR. She is passionate about nature and capturing New Zealand's extraordinary wildlife. In this interview, we learn about her photography journey and some of her most memorable wildlife encounters.
Photography For Women

'Submerged' new series of work by Marina de Wit

Faced with a lack of creative motivation during New Zealand's latest lockdown, Marina de Wit was ready to hang up her camera. But then on a walk one day, Marina found the inspiration she needed and now has a new series of work to show the world.
Photography For Women

Noelle Bennett lands ÔÇśTop FinalistÔÇÖ in Close-up Photographer of the Year Challenge

Noelle takes photographs because itÔÇÖs what she loves to do. SheÔÇÖs not a landscape photographer or a nature photographer or a street photographer - Noelle is somebody who simply wishes to share her view of the world, her way of seeing. In this interview, we find out about the photos she entered into CUPOTYÔÇÖs ÔÇśTwo Of A KindÔÇÖ themed challenge, and the lengths she went to when capturing her top-finalist photo of two magnificent King shags.
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Where does the payment for stock photography go?

A conversation with Fiona Cole of BigWords NZ. When searching for stock photographs online, businesses and agencies need not only to consider whether they have chosen the right image, but also the right price. This often leads them to look into different payment structures from various platforms, hoping that something will match their needs.
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Vanishing value with stock photography

A chat with Brian Walker of Trigger Digital. Two things can go wrong when sourcing stock images online: either you don't find what you are looking for or you find it but can't afford it. The first is more of an adventitious matter and can't always be remedied. But the latter is much easier to navigate, even if it sometimes may not seem so. It starts with picking a platform that suits your needs.
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Using relevant photographs to create engaging learning materials

A chat with Warren Mara of Sysdoc. People are the backbone of any business. Therefore, in order to achieve and maintain success, companies need to ensure their teams are both stimulated and up to speed with the ever-changing demands of the industry. The most effective way of doing that is by implementing engaging learning solutions that use compelling (visual) language to impart knowledge. And for that, relevant photography is crucial.
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New ways to source genuine photographs online

Using the ÔÇťright photographÔÇŁ is crucial in visual storytelling, but a business doesnÔÇÖt always have the resources to produce such kind of imagery. For this reason, many have to turn to traditional stock photo libraries, only to find that they still have an issue, and that a new solution has to be thought up to avoid the potential negative impacts of highly slick and commercial images.
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Art of Birding - Our favourites from April all colours under the sun!

AprilÔÇÖs Art of Birding challenges were all about colour, allowing participants to learn which colour palettes they are naturally drawn to, and where those fit in the colour theory. See some of the best images from each week along with the best montages from the monthly challenge.
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Art of Birding - Our favourites from March sparks and challenge

The themes for March in the 2022 Art of Birding Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge were intention and composition. Have you tried shooting with intention before? How much do you think about composition before hitting the shutter? This month, all the sparks and the challenge required us to engage our brains before taking the shot.
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Art of Birding challenge - Best of February

February saw some fabulous submissions from participants of the Art of Birding Challenges. Check out the best entries and, if you havenÔÇÖt already, be sure to sign up to join the AOB group this year.
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Art of Birding ÔÇô Our favourites from the January 2022 challenge + sparks

Each year, Judi Lapsley Miller runs the Art of Birding Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge. 2022 sees a slightly new format with 1 main monthly challenge plus weekly sparks which participants can dip in and out of as time and inspiration allow. In this roundup, we review the best images from January.