Inspiration

Show us your neighbourhood! Excio's photography competition

Excio is hosting a photography competition, so be in to win. Check out our five tips for giving yourself the best chance of success. You can join in the fun if you are a beginner or a professional, as everyone has an equal chance at capturing that very special moment in time. So get snapping your neighbourhood from anywhere in the world.
Stories

Art of Birding: October monthly sparks ' Making it tangible

As we head towards the end of the year, it’s time to reflect on how far we’ve come by creating something tangible with our digital files. Art of Birding members were encouraged to create calendars or other tangible products to show off all their hard work.
Inspiration

The magic of golden hour in photography

Excio gives top tips for capturing photographs during golden hour. The time after sunrise and before sunset when the sun’s rays give extra warmth and appeal to photographs.
Announcement

Photo competition launches in Hutt Valley

We are excited to announce that Excio has partnered with HuttValleyNZ for a new 8-week long photo competition! If you live in the Hutt Valley, wider Wellington Region or are planning to come and visit in the Hutt before December make sure you take a few photos!
Interview

Interview with Michael Cowen: A Kiwi living in UAE using the power of photography for ethical purposes

Michael Cowen is a Kiwi born and bred who has been living in the UAE since 2006. Though it’s difficult to be an amateur photographer in the United Arab Emirates, Michael still manages to nurture his passion for landscapes and work on photo projects for ethical purposes.
Stories

Art of Birding: August monthly spark 'developing a style with still life'

Participants of the AOB challenges spent much of August developing their style by primarily working on still-life images, with the aim to have a triptych relating to a theme, ready to upload by the end of the month with weekly sparks to inspire and motivate, including macro, filters, and wabi-sabi.

Aiming for a different perspective: An interview with nature photographer Alicia Joubert

Only moving to New Zealand from South Africa in 2018 and getting to grips with her camera during the Covid lockdown, Alicia Joubert is discovering that Aotearoa might be small, but it is undoubtedly mighty with countless photo opportunities - Astro being a new love but long exposure landscapes being the overall favourite for Alicia.
Stories

Let's celebrate the arrival of Spring!

The frost has gone, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are starting to bloom. Spring has finally arrived! It has been a wet and stormy winter, but now that Spring is here, there is plenty to be excited about.