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Where are the best spots to take Shots at Croft Race Track
Hi Everyone,

Im going to Croft this weekend with a mate to get some shots of the Touring Cars, does anyone know where the best spots are???????

Lorenzo

0 18/06/2013 - 7:03 PM
By lgc
Who is your favourite photographer?
its got to be Tim McKenna for surf/ extreme sports photography!!!

171 11/05/2010 - 11:17 AM
By Just Jas
Best spec for PC (build your own) for Photo Editing??
to be honest Vince, after reading the feedback of Clockers I wouldnt touch them with a barge pole...!! but i see the type of spec that should be looking at.....
the monitor is a bit steep, i know you get what you pay for but shouldnt I spend more on the computer?????? and go for a good 22 inch

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14 23/06/2009 - 8:32 AM
By MeanGreeny
Best spec for PC (build your own) for Photo Editing??
I had been lookin at something like this link[/link]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161642/show_product_overview

together with a good monitor.

14 23/06/2009 - 8:32 AM
By MeanGreeny
Best spec for PC (build your own) for Photo Editing??
I will check out the ocuk, I was after a bit more tech advice regarding the spec though, im after more tech advice......as below

ie what processor - Quad core - like the intel i7 quad ??
1 or 2 hard drives???? ram????
graphics card????
resolution of monitor????? monitor type????

14 23/06/2009 - 8:32 AM
By MeanGreeny
Best spec for PC (build your own) for Photo Editing??
If you had a budget of 850 for a PC (NOT MAC) including monitor what would your spec be for a build your own, and also where would you get it from in the UK?????

I have been looking at pcspecialist and also meshcomputers, any other recommendations???

14 23/06/2009 - 8:32 AM
By MeanGreeny
PC or Mac?
I always thought macs were over priced, but after buying an acer laptop for 400+ last august with vista home premium pre intalled and then having all the problems with the missing dvd drive which keeps popping up every 4 weeks just to make me even more pi$$ed off( and before you say it yes I have been to the randomfix.com page and ive removed all the upperfilters and lowerfilters ) the new 13inch macbook pro for 899 looks very tempting.

I wouldnt say im the type of person that goes just on looks, even though i have previuosly owned an alfa 156 2.4jtd sportwagon (best car ive owned) and my wife is stunning and brazilian ( better handling than the alfa Wink), so im left wondering if im missing out with the new macbook pro????

ps hope this doesnt start you guys off again!! ive just spent the last 30 minutes reading through the last threads!!!

154 16/06/2009 - 8:11 AM
By newfocus
Long lens
try kerso hes a member on here, he has an ebay shop and his prices are the most competative , ive been checking prices for a 100-400 on the net at camerapricebuster dot co.uk, and he is still beats them.
let me know if you get one, im having the same dilemma finding a lens for my surf pics!!???

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40 14/06/2009 - 9:10 AM
By Graywolf
Quotations
by Tom Jobim (famous brazilian singer)

Transaltes to -

Living in New York is marvellous, but its ****,
Living in Brasil is ****, but its marvellous!

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431 30/08/2014 - 3:38 AM
By StrayCat
What are you listening to?
try a bit of exalta samba, brazilian samba, the wife loves having a little dance round the kitchen to their music!!

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1089 10/09/2014 - 11:46 PM
By Paul Morgan
I'm skint!
I feel ya! Im on the bones of my arse aswell, the company I worked for in the UK went bump when I was taking my 4 weeks holiday visiting my family in Brasil. My boss, the gutless tw*t, didnt even have the decency to give me a heads up before I left. There I was making plans and spending all my cash and then came the bad news, he didnt even call me, he sent an email instead and all this happened at the start of February, I had to resort to asking my dad to help me out the last couple of months.
You think its hard finding work across there, imagine what its like here. It wouldnt be as bad if I were on my own, but with a family of four to provide for its really difficult.
At least there is one plus side to it, I am loosing weight and not gaining!!! and if i were loosing my hair I wopuld just shave the lot off!!!
Well my opinion is you just got to keep on going, keep fighting, dont let the bast*rds grind you down!!!! you could be a lot worse off when you really think about it!!!
cheer up mate!!! its up to you to get through the hard times!!

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79 26/05/2009 - 5:45 AM
By StrayCat
Missing DVD/CD drive on my laptop???? Urgent help needed!!
Adrian if you look down the list of peoples comments on the page (randomfix) you will come across a guy named scanner, i have exactly the same problem as he does. I have removed all the programs like NTI and nero and itunes and still nothing. vista home premium came preinstalled along with NTI when i bought the laptop. I even tried removing vista and installing xp but vista wouldnt let me, and also because I didnt have a drive I couldnt use the xp cd. I even tried booting it of a separate hard drive and still no joy. A nightmare!!

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10 30/04/2009 - 2:49 AM
By lgc
Missing DVD/CD drive on my laptop???? Urgent help needed!!
I had and have tried again the fix from the site randomfix, Adrian, and still after rebooting the cd/dvd drive doesnt show when you open the computer drives.
It shows up sometimes but when I try to use the drive it either freezes/crashes and the drives dissapears again. That is what has driven me mad, I have now given up the fight, and have come to live wothout the dvd drive. I know it sounds ridicullous but after trying everything, I think the only thing i could do now would be to take it in for repair.

10 30/04/2009 - 2:49 AM
By lgc
Missing DVD/CD drive on my laptop???? Urgent help needed!!
many thanks for the replies,
I had already tried three of the fixes and had no joy, i tried one from the links provided and this resulted in total meltdown, computer wouldnt start up again so I had to format the laptop back to its factory settings. didnt loose any docs as everything is backed up to my separate hd.
I think ill just leave it for the moment, I was going to leave this laptop here in brasil for the family to use and get myself a new one when i come back to the uk!!!!
anyway thanks for the help guys!!!!!

10 30/04/2009 - 2:49 AM
By lgc
Missing DVD/CD drive on my laptop???? Urgent help needed!!
Can anyone help??? I have had my dvd/cd drive missing on my laptop since january!!! I bought an acer 4920 August last year and in january I started having problems with the drive going missing.
I have scoured the net and contacted acer customer services ,it seems to be a problem that everyone is having concerning microsofts Vista software and an update that altered the upperfilter and lower filters in the registry. I have tried all the fixes but still my dvd drive only makes the odd guest appearences when I least need it!! and it only plays a dvd, if I try to burn anything to a cd/dvd it dissappears again!!!! does anyone have any advice please????

10 30/04/2009 - 2:49 AM
By lgc
Cheap Canon cameras
I won a bid on a canon 40D this morning at 9.45am from this ebay seller, I had asked the seller a couple of questions yesterday and he hadnt replied.
I have previously been scammed buying a mobile phone on ebay in Brazil so the alarm bells were already ringing, I had sent a message to the seller telling them to ignore my bid and that I would not be completing the transaction. I recieved an email saying that it was a legally bound transaction, now I am definatly not going through with the transaction.
I have in the last two weeks also tried to purchase a used canon 40D from amazon and the seller sent me an email saying that she only sold books and that someone had hacked into her account, luckily my money was refunded.
I personally think if these websites cannot protect themselves from scams then they should be allowed to function on the internet.
As far as my Canon 40d is concerned I think I will be ordering one off either the warehouse.com or another reputable internet camera shop.
I definatly wont be taking any more risks with my money!!!!

42 26/11/2008 - 9:31 PM
By big fella
Canon 40D, with or without 17-85mm lens???
thanks for the feedback guys, both points you have made have been helpful, yes my budget wont stretch to a second hand 1dmkII, I previously owned a canon 300d which I used for my surf photography and it lasted for three years, never had any problems, only suffered from battery ware and I sold it on (in brasil) with the kit lens and 70-300mm lens for 350 which I would never have gotten here in the UK. Strawman is correct, Im already pushing it on the budget and I think for the money this is the best kit available at the moment, the big decision is whether to go for it now or wait till after christmas to see if the price falls any further!!
ps have now been without any kit for 9 months and im desperate to get back into it!!!

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9 17/11/2008 - 8:54 AM
By culturedcanvas
Canon 40D, with or without 17-85mm lens???
I was thinking of investing in a new canon 40d, Ive seen it on camera busters for 550 for the body only, and Im not sure if its worth getting it with the 17-85mm lens for 749.99 or whether to buy the body and get another lens, maybe a sigma 18-200mm? can anyone give me some advice.
ps in the future I will be investing in a canon 300mm f4 and a 1.4 covertor for my surf pics, but was wanting a good all round lens for day to day use. thanks for any advice

9 17/11/2008 - 8:54 AM
By culturedcanvas
Help The GURKHAS
Signed up and forwarded on to everyone I know, hope you get many more!!!! well done excellent idea!!!!!!!!!

274 22/05/2009 - 11:59 AM
By bfgstew
What are the import taxes for laptops from America??
I was going to order a new laptop from BhPhoto in America,the order comes to a total of $1311 does anyone know what the import taxes will be?

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10 06/03/2007 - 10:40 AM
By cats_123
Advice on Online photography courses/degrees.
I was thinking of doing an online course or degree, does anyone have any advice/ experience????I was wanting to earn a qualification or degree. I live in Brasil so im not sure if that will cause any problems.

1 01/11/2006 - 11:35 PM
By timbo
Shall I stay or shall I go
ahhh! calmed down a bit now Paul, listened to The Green Guide to Life on Radio 2 playback, did the trick! highly recommend it. Hope now you have you answer and that you will be staying.
will be waiting for your next upload! Ate logo!

143 31/10/2006 - 6:07 AM
By Pete
Shall I stay or shall I go
Hi Paul, its very sad to hear that you are contemplating leaving the site. I think that these people who are causing you this grief should be dealt with, how I am not sure. You will hear many people say "dont let them get to you" but if they were in your situation they would also be having the same dissillusioned feelings.
I think its time that the powers that be at EPZ STAMP this bad behaviour out, Im sure they could find out who these people are, maybe restucture the forum or just get rid of the tossers!
I personally have learnt a lot from your photography, your comments and your advice has always been welcome. I must admit I cannot believe that it has come to a stage where you are considering leaving the site, it makes me sad and very angry.
If I was in your situation I would either tackle these people head on or just completely ignore them. What I would recommend is taking some time out, just log on to the site to upload your pics and browse the reader gallery, stay of the forum for a couple of weeks and then see if you are still recieving contact from these people.
If you are still recieving grief after this then contact me on my email and we can discuss things further.
I hope things get better for you mate, I have always believed strongly in what goes around comes around, and hopefully when it comes around these b******s will get totally f***ed big style. PAZ E AMOR TO ALL!!

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143 31/10/2006 - 6:07 AM
By Pete
Has any one made any cash from photography without portrait pics on here
I have sold about ten images to surf wear companies, but sell mostly to the surfers directly ( who are always skint). The problem is that I live in Brasil (where the minimum wage is 75 quid a month) so people arent going to have a lot of spare cash to spend on pics. the surf companies here arent big spenders either and sometimes they pay you half in clothing so I would say its pretty impossible to make a living off just photography. I probably made about 400 quid last year( didnt pay any tax Wink)which isnt bad I suppose!

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28 26/10/2006 - 10:57 AM
By samfurlong
Stolen image
hi Paul, it could be worse, I had an 3 images stolen and they have been used on a whole shop front banner, its a surf wear shop in Recife city centre. I later realised he had got the images of a surfer who had sent him a cd for sponsership. I sent him an email threatening legal action and he turned up unannounced at my house the next afternoon. I buzzed him in, but forgot to tell him the dog was unleashed. I opened the front door only to hear him scream as Max my eleven month old german shepherd leaped up at his face!!!!
His hand was still shaking when he handed over the cash for the images he used, the money was the equivelent of a months salary here in Brasil and even though he kept on appologising I still wanted to give him a clip!! At least I know he wont do it again and if he does I will be taking the dog shopping!!!
It is very upsetting when some cheeky f***er uses your images without permission but I believe in chasing them for it otherwise they will only do it again!! so get on to him Paul!!

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22 23/10/2006 - 7:48 PM
By ZenTog
New Photium website
hi Paul, the site seems to be working fine, one thing I would maybe change is the format of the gallery, I have the same format on my site (which will be changing very soon) and people dont seem to like scrolling down. the other thing I would change is the size of the title strip with the flash, would make this bigger. other than that everything seems to be working fine Paul!!

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62 27/08/2010 - 7:48 AM
By joolsb
If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
would have to be;
starter- oven baken buffalo mozzarella wrapped in parma ham with red pepper pesto
midcourse- tempura king prawn and smoked salmon cocktail
mid 2- basil and mint sorbet
maincourse- roast duck and orange sauce accompanied with spinach in garlic and roast potatoes in rosemary
dessert- a platter of freshly sliced fruits and a bowl of maltezer ice cream with toffee sauce

the drinks menu would include, 1 pint of Guinness ice cold,
1 bottle of new zealand sauvignon blanc, 1 bottle of Brunello di Montalcino or a top notch Malbec, 1 bottle of mineral water, 1 bottle of Highland Park and 1 bottle of Gavioli cru Grappa.
And to top it all of a nice cuddle with the wife!!
may aswell go out with a bang!!!

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63 15/10/2006 - 3:23 PM
By Teessider
Which magazines do you buy ?
I buy Fluir surf magazine, as I want to see how the Graphic designer has messed up my foto this month for Cyclones advert and also to see what type of photographs are selling in the surf world!

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98 28/10/2006 - 6:39 PM
By conrad
Mate, bud, chum, pet, love, duck.... what's your local equivalent
when I was livin in Newcastle it was mate, mukka or mista
now here in brasil its cara, bruder or veglio ,but with a lot of the surfers they get so stoned they cant even speak so its a nod or a hand shake!!

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41 30/09/2006 - 10:35 PM
By lgc
Where is the Canon 40D????
I would like to wait for the 1d MkIIn or 30d replacements but when will they arrive?? they must be due soon surely and they must be more than 10 meg pixels. This is a big investment and the last thing I or anyone else would want to happen is to go out and buy a 3000 pounds plus camera only to find out a new replacement was due in two months!!!

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18 01/03/2007 - 4:04 PM
By jondf
Where is the Canon 40D????
Plus was speaking to a Pro Tog at the last big comp and he was using a 30d with a 600mm and the image quality was v.good!!

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18 01/03/2007 - 4:04 PM
By jondf
Where is the Canon 40D????
I was thinking of the new models coming out paul, dont think I will be able to get to Bhphoto in N york till next year

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18 01/03/2007 - 4:04 PM
By jondf
Letter to the Editor - Recognising Achievements through EPZ
Paul, my friends have seen cheap flights to Brasil from Manchester and London to Sao poalo, Salvador de Bahia,Joa Pessoa and Natal. So maybe you should ask the wife for a flight to brasil for christmas?????
With your 600mm lens you could sit in one of the beach bars all day drinking ice cold beers snapping away happily!!! and a
600ml beer is only 75pence!!!
So if you fancy organising an EPZ trip to Brasil its only a couple of emails away!!
ps come after Jan /Feb as its high season here, and the waves are better that time as well!!

84 04/10/2006 - 12:09 PM
By JuliaB
Where is the Canon 40D????
Have been checking ther Photokina website every day this week and still no news of the Canon 40D!!!! was it all just a rumour???

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18 01/03/2007 - 4:04 PM
By jondf
Letter to the Editor - Recognising Achievements through EPZ
I would be happy to organise any b&bs or airport pick ups and drop offs for any EPZ trips to Brasil!! where i live has been voted the best beach in Brasil for the last five years running!!
All you need is a flight to Recife!!!

84 04/10/2006 - 12:09 PM
By JuliaB
Letter to the Editor - Recognising Achievements through EPZ
The drink you are talking about is a Caiphirinia Paul, and you would get sick of them after six months!!
Guinness wins hands down every time!!

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84 04/10/2006 - 12:09 PM
By JuliaB
Letter to the Editor - Recognising Achievements through EPZ
I could murder a pint of Guinness, its been 1 YEAR and SIX months since my last one!!! so have at least a couple for me Paul!!

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84 04/10/2006 - 12:09 PM
By JuliaB
WHAT Santa in Newcastle already
I bet you will get a good ribbing down your local!!

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6 22/09/2006 - 9:07 PM
By kaybee
Does anyone else feel EPZ could do more for the sports photographer ??
Its great to see the response this subject has generated, obviously there is some interest, I would love to write an article for EPZ but unfortunatley Im afraid I dont know the any of the tech stuff, that is why I was wanting to learn. I also must own up to being on of those people who uses the sports mode on my 300d, I did try using the non auto modes but always kept mucking it up! I will now spend the rest of this afternoon holding my head in shame!;D
I will however be learning soon when I finally purchase the eos mkII as I will have to, there is no sports mode!! ;D
then I will be able to slep better at night knowing that im a real sports tog!!!;D

64 09/09/2006 - 6:15 PM
By Just Jas
I'm..buying..a mac?
a friend of mine who does my website bought a new ibook 2.0 duo core from america in July, after seven days it stopped working, it wouldnt swithc on no matter what he tried it just died, he sent it away to the tech assistence who said it had problems with the battery. Its now been six weeks at the tech assistence here in Brasil, and still nothing, they say that they are still waiting for the new parts to arrive from america.
Check out the support section on there american site and you will see they have had a lot of problems with the new models, some even catching fire!! as you can expect my friend is pretty gutted especially when he sold his acer which was six months old and was working great in order to buy an ibook for $1500 and hes without a laptop till further notice!!

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41 07/09/2006 - 10:43 AM
By andrewjen
Lets get together in Newcastle
Where is everyone from the North East.

living in Brazil eddie!! its a lot warmer and you dont need 2 jumpers and a duffle coat to walk down the beach!! whitley bay hasnt got a look in!!!!!

40 27/09/2006 - 12:32 PM
By Ffocus
Lets get together in Newcastle

Quote: Where is everyone from the North East.


40 27/09/2006 - 12:32 PM
By Ffocus
Does anyone else feel EPZ could do more for the sports photographer ??
Lorenzo,

I have a few sports pics in my portfolio but I dont see any comments from you on them ??

BOB

No Bob I havent commented on any of the sports shots in your gallery, although I did voted on your prancing horse shot a while ago, unfortunatly I dont have the time to pass comment on all of the sports shots that are posted on EPZ , do you??????

Thankyou to all of the people who posted positive and useful advice!
One of the reason I opened this discussion was that I read an interview with a Brasilian surf photographer who works on the surf boats in Indonesia in Fluir surf magazine and found it very helpful and interesting!

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64 09/09/2006 - 6:15 PM
By Just Jas
Does anyone else feel EPZ could do more for the sports photographer ??
Thanks for the advice Mark, I thought I had offended the Landscape crowd there for a second!!!
I think I have confused a few people, I was talking about Sports photographers and not Sports celebrities on the Tv!!

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64 09/09/2006 - 6:15 PM
By Just Jas
Does anyone else feel EPZ could do more for the sports photographer ??
I understand but dont you think they are missing out?? dont you get a lot of satisfaction from your work?? I know I do. After commenting on a surf shot that someone posted the other day, they said they found the comments really helpful, and commented that they usually took ocean pictures but will definatley have a go at more surf shots.
Dont you think professional advice would be really interesting??

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64 09/09/2006 - 6:15 PM
By Just Jas
Does anyone else feel EPZ could do more for the sports photographer ??
But dont you think that this is because they dont know better?? If they had more information/ advice/ articles that they would see sports photoraphy in a different light????

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64 09/09/2006 - 6:15 PM
By Just Jas
Does anyone else feel EPZ could do more for the sports photographer ??
After a recent discussion with Mr.Paul Frost I have come to the conclusion that the site could offer more for the sports photography.
I think things like interviews/ articles with top sports photographers who work in different fields ie ball sports, watersports, motorsports etc would be interesting and really helpful. It would be great to read about the working lives of these people and hopefully it would inspire more people in getting involved in sports photography and I hope they would find it as exciting and satisfying as I do!!! This is not a complaint but an idea for the people who work for EPZ!

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64 09/09/2006 - 6:15 PM
By Just Jas
Is there a new replacement due for the Canon EOS 1d mkII??
Thanks for all the help lads, I have checked a few websites and also asked BH photo shop in new york if there will be a new model due soon but no news. Unfortunatley the 400d wont do for surf photography as it only has 3fps.
I am planning to fly up to New York from Brasil to visit BH photo and get fully kitted out with the mkII plus a couple of lenses (wide angle and probably the 100-400) plus carrying kit, cards, a monopod and maybe a new duo core laptop!!! And believe it or not the wife has no problem with me dishing out about $9000, as long as I bring back a $1000 of clothes for her and the bairns!!!
Just hope I get all the stuff back safe and sound. The reason why Im not buying one here in brasil is that they cosr nearly 4000 pounds sterling for the body only???!!!!!
Well all ive got to do now is sell the house and then im off!!!

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56 30/08/2006 - 9:00 PM
By lgc
Who lives outside the UK?
Does this mean that I am the only geordie (born in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) living in Brazil???

If so I must say "Thats canny!!!"

Are there any other EPZ members living in Brasil??

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397 19/12/2013 - 6:59 PM
By conrad
Who lives outside the UK?
Porto De Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brasil

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397 19/12/2013 - 6:59 PM
By conrad