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05/09/2008 - 7:11 PM

EPZ Needs YOU!

I wanted to give this blog entry the title "Ask Not What EPZ Can Do For You, But What You Can Do For EPZ" - but it seemed a bit long... It's a quote from John F. Kennedy - a rallying call from a time when this president felt that Americans needed to come together and support their count...

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01/09/2008 - 5:47 PM

Beanbag Experience

For a recent trip to Stavanger, I decided not to make my luggage heavier than necessary. Until then, I'd always put my tripod in the biggest bag or suitcase, the one that is checked in at the airport. This time I decided not to take a tripod, but travel a bit lighter. Trouble was, a pocket-sized ...

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On ePHOTOzine we like to upload and discuss photos, have serious and not so serious conversations on the Forum, and publish articles, tips, techniques, etc., etc. Many members us don't seem afraid at all to write something, be it in the Gallery or on the Forum, or elsewhere on the site. So why th...

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24/08/2008 - 9:02 PM

"Fear of Failure"

"You must have a lot of patience" is something that wildlife photographer Steve Bloom hears a lot, he says. But he doesn't think he's that patient a man - although he does wait for the right shot for a long, long time, sometimes. Take this shot of a shark jumping out of the water to ca...

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Not my words, as you'll understand from the quotation marks, but those of a professional photographer: Steve Bloom. I'm the latest convert to his work. All thanks to an outdoor exhibition of huge prints of his work in a park in Stavanger. They were also showing a film with excerpts from an interv...

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20/08/2008 - 10:57 AM

Sunny Stavanger

I'm back! (So be warned...) ;-) Our trip to Stavanger was great! Not only is it an attractive city, but the immediate surroundings are wonderful, especially the Lysefjord. Although the city of Stavanger doesn't seem to be too strict with their planning, especially regarding the combination ...

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14/08/2008 - 3:06 PM

Well, We're Off For A Few Days

Off to Stavanger, Norway, to be exact. Isn't it great when you can do that and have someone else pay for it? I love it, even if it's just the idea of having a pleasure trip that's all been paid for already by sponsors! It looks like the weather is going to be as changeable over there as here, but...

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11/08/2008 - 6:53 PM

What (Not) To Take

Decisions, decisions... The last city trip Jacqueline and I took, I got really tired of lugging my photo bag all over the place. Barcelona is a big place. And since I didn't take as many photos as wonderful as I had imagined (and I always imagine myself taking stunning and staggeringly beautiful ...

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When I joined ePHOTOzine on 28 July 2004, my goal was to learn. I enjoyed my photography, but I was very much aware of the fact that I was a pretty clueless snapper. From what I saw on the site, I concluded that this was a place where I could pick up some ideas and some extra photographic knowle...

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- Everything always works at home, everything always fails on location. - The lens that falls, is always the most expensive. - When you drop a lens cap, the inside part always lands face down in the mud. - Insects always want to land on the mirror during a lens swap. - No two meters agre...

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04/08/2008 - 9:38 PM

Just Too Tired

I wanted to go out and take some photos tonight. There were good skies all day, there was a good golden hour - but I didn't move a muscle when the time was there. I had to help out in the garden a bit, after an already tiring day, and after that I'd had it with all the activities for the day. ...

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02/08/2008 - 6:48 PM

Wild Boar Watching Us

Yesterday I took a tour to a hide on the edge of a forest. Yes, a tour. It's the only way to get in, because it's private property, and only the gamekeeper and his paying guests are allowed on the property and in the hide. (Fortunately it wasn't very expensive, only six euros, and for that we go...

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31/07/2008 - 9:15 PM

Right to Roam

Today I read a column written by a photographer in a Dutch outdoor magazine. He complains about the fact that in our country you can hardly go anywhere. There are fences, barbwire, signs and electric wires everywhere. And no right to roam - a right we sorely miss, over here. We used to be abl...

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30/07/2008 - 8:09 PM

Public & Police Paranoia

Stories in the press about photography and the British public & the police keep amazing me. A man who photographs a police car is a "a potential security threat" and his details will be kept on file for a year. Story here. Ridiculous. See my comment underneath the article. But th...

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28/07/2008 - 7:15 PM

Too Hot To Handle

I'd love to go and take some photos. But it's about thirty degrees Celsius, the humidity is 78. And the sky is just one big blanket of grey anyway. Don't you just hate it when that happens. Besides, even if I did see some good light to take photos in, where would I get the energy to pick up my...

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