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NZ Illustrative Photographer of the Year


Photographs intended to illustrate concepts and ideas, that provide narrative and provoke the viewer in a thought process. Includes photographs taken or produced to illustrate a subject or topic.
Entries may be commissioned or self-commissioned;
Entries may be conceptual or representative in nature;
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 entry, use the Category Code – IL.



Permitted post-production techniques:
All forms of post-production
Composite images
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).





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