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NZ Wedding In-Camera Photographer of the Year


Photographs that portray aspects of a genuine wedding. Entries must have been photographed at the clients’ actual wedding. The Wedding In-Camera Category is intended to recognise and reward technical excellence in photographing and presenting a creative and authentic representation without the use of compositing techniques.
Entries may be photojournalistic, candid, posed, directed or staged, reflecting moments, emotions, storytelling and communication. There is an emphasis on creativity, the mastery of craft and in-camera photographic techniques with attention to detail.
Entries must have been commissioned;
Entries must have been photographed on the day of the clients’ wedding. To accommodate varying cultures, this includes weddings that run over multiple days. Hen/stag parties, and trash the dress, etc entries will need to be entered in the Wedding Open Category;
An entry may be presented as a series, such as diptychs, triptychs, etc;
There must be no attempt to misrepresent reality by disguising elements or manipulating the content, context or meaning through any permitted post-production editing;
Any photographer must have the permission of the main wedding photographer to enter any photograph(s);
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 – WI.



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)




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