NZ Commercial Photographer of the Year
The COMMERCIAL CATEGORY is for COMPOSITE or NON-COMPOSITE entries
Photographs intended for use in business marketing, advertising, editorial or magazine work. This may include advertising, architecture, corporate, food, industrial, fashion, and sports photography.
Entries may have been commissioned or self-commissioned;
Entries may include computer-generated text, as long as the entry is predominantly photographic in origin;
Third-party and 3D rendered elements are not permitted;
An entry may be presented as a series, such as diptychs, triptychs, etc;
Except where specified as permitted above, entries must comply with all rules, entry terms & conditions, and the Open – Composite entry criteria;
When naming your digital files, use the Category Code – CM.
Permitted post-production techniques:
All forms of post-production
Textures and borders (100% photographic)
Use of entrant-created presets and/or third-party presets/plugins, such as, Nik, Luminar, etc.
Permitted camera techniques:
All forms of in-camera techniques including any form of multiple exposure.
Third-party bought or downloaded digital backdrops are not permitted;
Third-party backdrops with identifiable elements created or sold for the purpose of being photographed are not allowed;
Excludes the use of computer generated elements, (eg. where the computer automatically renders an element such as a person, landscape, sky or other item that the camera did not capture).