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NZ Portrait In-Camera Photographer of the Year

The Portrait In-Camera CATEGORY is for NON-COMPOSITE entries

Photographs of single subjects, or group portraits, including babies, children, parents, grandparents, families, corporate, travel, domestic, farm and zoo animals. Entries may be traditional and/or interpretive portraits.
This category is intended to reward innovation, creativity and technical mastery in photographing and presenting an authentic representation of what has been captured in-camera, without the use of compositing techniques. Entries into the Portrait In-Camera Category will be judged based on visual impact, emotion, communication and professional quality.
Entries may be commissioned or self-commissioned;
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 In-Camera – Non-Composite entry criteria;
When naming your entry, use the Category Code – PI.


Permitted post-production techniques include basic processing using:
Tonal control
Colour control
Black & white conversion
Restrained use of:
Noise reduction
Lens correction
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)


The Portrait In-Camera Category is proudly sponsored by Ilford.



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