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Hello, welcome to my portfolio! Please feel free to have a look around and comment on anything you see!
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  • 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 ...

    2 Aug 2008 6:48PM | Read


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  • 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 righ...

    31 Jul 2008 9:15PM | Read


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  • 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 comme...

    30 Jul 2008 8:09PM | Read


    Views : 173

  • 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 pho...

    28 Jul 2008 7:15PM | Read


    Views : 177

  • Duh!

    To be clear: This blog entry isn't about the album with this name by punk rock band Lagwagon. Nor is it about Dyschromatosis universalis hereditaria, a hereditary skin disorder, Toledo Suburban Airport's international code, Dungra Bhil's language co...

    26 Jul 2008 3:24PM | Read


    Views : 266

  • Really Sexy!

    Yes, I thought that might get your attention. Pity the views statistics don't show the sex of the readers - predominantly male audience with this title, right? ;-) I was looking for something on eBay and came across a camera I've owned myself in t...

    25 Jul 2008 10:09PM | Read


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  • No Signs Of Life

    I prefer to always have a camera with me. Admitted, it isn't always practical, but I do try. Because when I'm out and about without a camera, there's always a reason to regret I didn't take one. Before I went digital, I had a Canon EOS IX (Canon's...

    24 Jul 2008 9:48PM | Read


    Views : 276

  • Keep Your Shirt On!

    Literally! Let me explain... My sister recently revived my interest in taking portraits. Although the photos I took of her for her web site were just quickies, taken during a short break on a busy workday, they did revive the interest I had in por...

    23 Jul 2008 8:38PM | Read


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  • Photo Shoots on TV

    I don't take a lot of people shots, and especially not a lot of portraits and stuff. But I would like to take more. So I look at portraits on EPZ, read about portraiture in magazines, and watch programs on TV where they show shoots with models. ...

    22 Jul 2008 2:10PM | Read


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  • Ever Checked Out The Glossary?

    Did you even know ePHOTOzine had one? Just in case you can't find it, here's a link. The Glossary is a work in progress. Every time I look at it, I see texts that need correcting or updating, I find that terms discussed on the forum aren't there. ...

    21 Jul 2008 9:42PM | Read


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  • On-board Flash Diffuser Tips

    Everyone knows that flashlight can be very harsh. So we like to diffuse it. There all kinds of methods. We have softboxes for studio flash lights. There are plastic diffusers for flashguns, like the famous Stofen products. But on-board flash has alwa...

    20 Jul 2008 8:38PM | Read


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  • Close Encounters

    Of the Third Kind, no less! Not with aliens, though. With horses. Wild horses. Well, semi-wild, officially. (Is that Wildlife category, or Pets/Captive Animals? Will have to decide before I upload. Hmmm. Animals in a reserve. Wild or not???) An...

    19 Jul 2008 10:23PM | Read


    Views : 218

  • Scaring People Off?

    Today someone wrote: "There are many here on this site though, that I feel have become rather nervous of making any statement about an upload for fear of being torn apart in the forums. A great shame." (I hope the person who wrote this doesn't mind m...

    18 Jul 2008 8:16PM | Read


    Views : 235

  • "Nice" - A Word as an Outcast

    After the word "nice" has had a lot of use in the Gallery already, you can see it turning up on the Forum quite a lot nowadays too. Unfortunately, this word is not intended to be seen as positive there. On the contrary. It's being treated more an...

    17 Jul 2008 6:46PM | Read


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  • I Love ePHOTOzine because...

    ... it offers every photography enthusiast something - from beginner to professional, and everyone in between. ... I still learn from other people's photos, comments and modifications. ... it's chock-full of useful information. ... the optim...

    16 Jul 2008 9:13PM | Read


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