NZIPP Wedding In-Camera Photographer of the Year

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The WEDDING IN-CAMERA CATEGORY is for NON-COMPOSITE entries

Photographs taken at a genuine wedding. Entries must have been photographed at the client’s 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 and have been photographed on the day of the clients’ wedding. To accommodate varying cultures, this includes wedding ceremonies that run over multiple days.
» The photographer must be the contracted photographer of the wedding to enter this category.
» This category does NOT include hen/stag parties, trash the dress, engagement sessions, etc. which may be entered in an appropriate non-wedding category (eg. Portrait In-Camera, Portrait Open)
» 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.
» Except where specified as permitted above, entries must comply with all rules, entry terms & conditions, and the In-Camera – Non-Composite entry criteria.

IN-CAMERA CATEGORIES - 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)

Exclusions:
• 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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READ MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN WIN

READ MORE ABOUT THE JUDGING

READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

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