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  • Gracious, Generous & Open-minded EPZ Members

    One thing that impressed me right from the start about the EPZ membership in general, was that the members had quite varied backgrounds - there were both pro photographers and amateurs at every level. I was even more impressed when I noticed that ...

    15 Oct 2008 12:13PM | Read


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  • Just a Bungling Amateur

    The more different kinds of photography I try, the more I'm convinced that I am just a bungling amateur. I have progressed since I became a member of EPZ, though. The first photos in my portfolio almost make me shiver now, and whenever I visit th...

    12 Oct 2008 9:02PM | Read


    Views : 512

  • Withdrawal Symptoms

    It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes I just don't have time for ePHOTOzine. Take last weekend, for instance. No time whatsoever to even look at EPZ. I had opened it in a Firefox tab, but didn't get around to browsing the gallery or the for...

    7 Oct 2008 11:25AM | Read


    Views : 870

  • The First or The Last

    Usually when I take a series of shots at one location, of one and the same subject, I find that either my first or my last shot is the best. The ones in between don't usually make my shortlist of the best images in the series. And the ones in between...

    18 Sep 2008 5:55PM | Read


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  • Dog Model Down

    My favourite model, the lovely Ashley, is down - in more than one sense of the word. Over time, we had noticed her developing a slight limp. Thinking it might be the first signs of arthritis, the vet prescribed medication. And then it suddenly go...

    11 Sep 2008 8:08PM | Read


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  • 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 ...

    5 Sep 2008 7:11PM | Read


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  • 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 tra...

    1 Sep 2008 5:47PM | Read


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  • Clearly Not A Blogging Community

    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...

    27 Aug 2008 8:58PM | Read


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  • "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 o...

    24 Aug 2008 9:02PM | Read


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  • "I always shoot from the heart"

    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 wer...

    21 Aug 2008 8:04PM | Read


    Views : 464

  • 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 the...

    20 Aug 2008 10:57AM | Read


    Views : 236

  • 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...

    14 Aug 2008 3:06PM | Read


    Views : 207

  • 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 ...

    11 Aug 2008 6:53PM | Read


    Views : 180

  • Poor Quality Images: Objectionable, Inevitable Or Even Desirable?

    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 pic...

    8 Aug 2008 8:51PM | Read


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  • 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 ...

    4 Aug 2008 9:38PM | Read


    Views : 154