NZIPP Landscape In-Camera Photographer of the Year


This Landscape In-Camera CATEGORY is for Non-composite entries

The Landscape In-Camera category is intended for landscape photographs that depict the natural or urban environment, in a way that closely represents the authenticity of the original scene.
» Entries may be commissioned or self-commissioned.
» An entry may be presented as a series, such as diptychs, triptychs, etc.
» Aerial images are permitted.
» Except where specified as permitted above, entries must comply with all rules, entry terms & conditions, and the In-Camera – Non-Composite entry criteria.




The in-camera categories are intended to reward technical and creative excellence in photographing and presenting a representation of a scene, through in-camera capture and without the use of compositing techniques. Post-production techniques applied must not obscure or eliminate elements, nor create an effect which is not present in the original RAW capture/film/plate.

In-Camera Capture

The capture of a single scene by the photographer as recorded on the sensor, film or plate. Entries must remain true to the original capture with no compositional changes, except cropping.

In-Camera Multiple Exposure

Images produced as double or multiple exposures using frames captured in sequence, directly in the camera, in the same place and at the same moment.


Permitted post-production techniques include basic processing using:
• Tonal control
• Colour control
• Black & white conversion
• Sharpening
• Cropping

Restrained use of:
• Grain
• Noise reduction
• Lens correction
• Vignette
• Leveling of horizons
• Perspective correction
• Removal of dust spots, sensor spots, and scratches
• Removal of incidental temporary blemishes
• Stray hair removal
• Removal of incidental elements that are outside the control of the photographer at the time of capture

Permitted camera techniques:
• In-camera capture
• Direct capture to Polaroids and plates - will require digital reproduction
• In-camera multiple exposure, with frames captured in sequence
• Focus stacking (macro photography only)

• Stitched images are not permitted as they are considered composites.

Make sure your image fits the category rules above.

Click here to download the "Preparing your files" section. All entrants need to follow these instructions to enter through our online entry portal.

Decide if you want to enter a digital image, or a physical print. Download the specific information for preparing digital or print entries below.

Download the information for digital entries here.

Download the information for physical prints here.



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