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Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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  • A desire to take by Pete

    Thanks for all the comments awards and votes, much appreciated. I posted this on a model/photography site im also a quiet member of called PurplePort. And its just got an fpi award (Front Page Image) so they like it too Smile
    • 17 Oct 2017 11:07AM
  • focus on the fear by lostrita

    • 11 Sep 2017 9:29PM
  • DECK OVER by PetesPix

    PetesPix, dont alienated members by asking only professionals - lots of enthusiasts have useful advice to offer.

    I would be so pleased if commercial photography was the genre I was attempting to be good at, and someone had come along and given me such a detailed and useful appraisal. It is actually very constructive and has lots of useful bites of information that can be taken to allow you to improve. My best advice would be get a tougher skin - you will need it if you want to turn pro!

    And please lose the attitude because it's this sort of attitude that over the years has stopped good photographers with lots of knowledge commenting on people's photos due to responses like this.

    The advice is great
    1 dont obscure labels
    2 done lay the stirrer on the deck
    3 dont include things that would not be natural in that environment, and again watch drips
    4 attention to detail - again emphasises the care needed for professional the mcdonalds burger!
    5 and more attention to detail

    I once sent a photo to a magazine when I wanted to break out as a pro. I'd decided I wanted to be a travel photographer and I started out sending pics to Country Walking magazine. I had all the right gear Hasselblad, sturdy tripod etc and I sent my "brilliant pics" showing a walker and mountain ascent...what I hadnt realised was that the walker should never wear jeans! The pics were returned sharpish with a note of rejection.
    So while I can walk up a hill in jeans without any concern, its not the correct illustration
    Like you as a painter can brush out the drips, and have no concern who's paint is being used, a professional company would not buy your photograph, and if you're shooting to illustrate your quality workmanship you might alienate people who think its sloppy.

    Take on board the two critiques above from Moira and George and next time you will be producing far more usable illustration photography.
    • 19 Dec 2016 11:09AM
  • Too Late by MillyMiles

    If this is what you produce when you just start out, the word better watch out for what's to come! Smile Lovely light, exposure, focus and balanced composition Smile
    • 28 Oct 2016 12:04PM
  • rendezvous by Pete

    Thanks for all the comments and votes, much appreciated.
    Bit more info. It's a pic I found while having a tidy up and deleting stuff. The blown up balloon... with a small amount of flour inserted, was placed on perspex. Then popped and photographed using remote trigger system and highish speed flash. It wasnt good enough to show the effect i wanted so I was about to delete and spotted the potential of rotating 90 degrees clockwise. The bottom left corner wasn't present in the original so I copied the right hand side, flipped and adjusted using transform to make it fit.
    • 5 Oct 2016 10:50PM
  • Matera by Pete

    thanks for all the awards, comments and votes, much appreciated Grin
    • 22 Jan 2016 11:28PM
  • Outdoor pursuits by Pete

    Thanks, no John I wasn't...and he stopped just in the right place!
    • 23 Nov 2015 3:32PM
  • Chh Chh Chh Changes

    You look like your sat in an old science lab at school. I just re-purposed the wood :) The good thing about todays tech is that you can do so much with very little. T...
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  • Warning for coastal photographers

    "I was nearly caught and dragged by the undertow" Yup, I was on a beach once, in the shallows, a small wave ( I thought....) came over, tripped me up and I was...
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  • Highland cow issue

    Right come on, get on this link
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  • Music video creation

    Ah yes I can remember this play list, nice.
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  • Incredible insect photos

    Wow, no amount of superlatives can do it justice, thanks for sharing, would loved to have visited the exhibition though
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  • Light Painting on Countryfile

    In spite of Countryfile's spin, it's not all that new is it? And then there were three (Genesis album) was something like '78 - I don't think anyone was claiming that was...
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  • Fujifilm Student Awards winner

    Http:// Interestingly its a "shot from the hip" brief for the shots as opposed to fully composed with the viewfinder - which ...
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  • Alison Morgan, Cattyal, RIP

    Only just read this tragic news I have fond memories of attending one of the Barn Owl meets with her My thoughts are with you all Adrian
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  • Does anyone remember...

    Not long after I joined a bank branch in 1964, it had a low counter - pre bandit screen days. One of our customers had a great dane and he came in and the dog rested his ...
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  • What's been your favourite camera?

    My Nikon D850 is pretty unparalleled by any camera I have ever used or use.
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  • Iconic Photographer

    "I like the image of Mr Adams nailing his colours to the mast. Didn't he only work in black and white? I don't know about "icon" but I don't know a greater landscape ...
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  • Chh Chh Chh Changes

    You look like your sat in an old science lab at school. I just re-purposed the wood :) The good thing about todays tech is that you can do so much with very little. T...
    by Pete | Last Post | Unread
    Replies: 45
  • Warning for coastal photographers

    "I was nearly caught and dragged by the undertow" Yup, I was on a beach once, in the shallows, a small wave ( I thought....) came over, tripped me up and I was...
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    Replies: 9
  • Highland cow issue

    Right come on, get on this link
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  • Posted on: Google List Coordinates Of Where To Stand For The Perfect Shot In The Most Photographic Places

    haha tripod holes will be getting deeper!
    • 2 Jun 2019 12:12PM
  • Posted on: Experimenting With Filters From the Eighties I Have Never Used - Come Check Out The Results

    Great article John, I have loads of these filters if anyone wants to try some of the effects. Get them at PhotographyAttic
    • 2 Jun 2019 12:10PM
  • Posted on: DxO One DSLR Quality Camera Attaches To iPhone

    what a great idea! I want one with a tele-zoom for gigs.
    • 18 Jun 2015 3:23PM
  • Posted on: Toning with Paint Shop Pro X3

    Hi Tim that colour would be easy to recreate using the hue saturation lightness sliders. Playing around with those will give more or less any colour you like.
    • 8 Oct 2013 10:40AM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine's Photo Of The Week Winner

    Quote:so a lot of the actual nuts and bolts (creativity) is provided by the event itself not the photographers
    Same could be said of many subjects, take landscape turn up and nature provides the canvas/ lighting - you just compose, adjust camera settings and press the shutter at the right moment.
    • 2 Oct 2013 10:42AM
  • Posted on: Nero Trigger Review

    Quote:Are there any UK stockists of these?

    No - you have to buy direct at the moment, although price includes free post Smile
    • 5 Mar 2013 4:21PM
  • Posted on: Huge Lot Of Cameras For Sale On Ebay

    a sale was made and the GBP was over 22,500!
    • 18 Feb 2013 12:07AM
  • Posted on: Panasonic Lumix TZ40 Hands-On Preview

    Jerry you can click on the photos Josh has taken of the camera and look at the dial at a large size. It's not a press release - they appear in our news section. This is a first look - preview - lets us post specs and some initial hands on photos. A more detailed look/test will usually follow.
    • 9 Jan 2013 7:14PM
  • Posted on: How To Use Your Profile On ePHOTOzine

    Hi Ju
    For future questions use the report link (bottom of the web site) or ask in the forums where other knowledgeable members will be able to answer.

    The extension starts from the day you extend there are no options to delay. It's half price at the moment so you'd still be better off, do it for two years and it's an even bigger bargain!

    Nominate as Constructive Critique does not sho on your own, as to prevent you from nominating your own critique
    • 6 Jan 2013 10:18PM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Members Win UK Butterflies Comp

    Well done guys!Grin
    • 12 Dec 2012 9:16PM
  • Posted on: ePz Christmas Newsletter Prize Draw Coming Soon!

    For those who missed last year's here's the before and after forum thread Christmas 2011 Prize Draw... some great prizes and loads of happy winners!
    • 21 Nov 2012 5:18PM
  • Posted on: NME Photography Awards Winners With Nikon

    Good coverage Stuart...I bet Andy was happy with the D800!
    • 21 Nov 2012 1:10PM
  • Posted on: Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Review

    This is the jpeg from the raw file. I've lightened it in lightroom Malham sky
    I've linked to the RAW file but the system doesn't appear to give public access so checking with IT guys how we let you see it. I might have to use download section.
    • 20 Nov 2012 4:52PM
  • Posted on: Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Review

    whoops yes sorry. Not thinking straight. Doh!!! Sad I've not got around to doing any decent ones with the OM-D yet. I did one at Malham but I'm not happy with the foreground. I plan to try again when we get a clear night. I've a pentax GPS device to trial at the same time. I'll upload one so you can check the raw out
    • 20 Nov 2012 4:30PM
  • Posted on: Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Review

    • 20 Nov 2012 2:54PM
  • Posted on: Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC USD Lens Review

    In answer to ChrisV
    This is a totally independent non biased review and we pride ourselves in our editorial integrity. Occasionally a company will pay us to do a specific article. This will be clearly marked as an advertising promotion and will aim to explain features about the product. We still only accept these if we believe the product is worth endorsing in such as way...and Tamron is one such product that usually delivers. You only have to look at the year long blog that David did using the 18-270mm super zoom to see what that lens was capable of.

    Points about the VR are of course relevant, but the point being made in the article is you cannot just shrug VR off as not needed, because it can be very useful. We picked one such use to illustrate this. You could also be out travelling without a tripod and want to take a low light scene. And there are many situations indoors where you may not want people in shot, museums, stately homes, exhibitions etc.
    • 16 Nov 2012 3:29PM
  • Posted on: onOne Software 'Black and White' Comp Winners

    Superb results. We have some incredible talent on ePHOTOzine!
    • 13 Nov 2012 11:38AM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Breaks The One Million Mark!

    Quote:Is there a demographic break-down showing where we all are in the world?

    Here's the top 20 in order - highest first.

    Great Britain
    United States
    Russian Federation
    • 1 Nov 2012 4:30PM
  • Posted on: Hoya UV & IR Cut Filter Review

    It's can be used for general use, but has no real advantage over a normal UV (unless your camera is one with a poor infrared blocking filter - and you can test that using the remote control) The light weight and slim mount may also appeal but Hoya do slim standard UVs too.
    • 11 Oct 2012 3:57PM
  • Posted on: Nikon D600 vs D800 DSLR Comparison

    Quote:neither camera is waterproof. Weather sealed yes.

    Thanks yes good point - changed
    • 13 Sep 2012 12:33PM
  • Posted on: Sony RX1 Full Frame Compact Announced

    Quote:" ...A full frame compact camera didn't exist until now ..."

    I call BS - what a terrible piece of reporting.

    Leica M9?

    Ok not cheap, but it does exist.
    Please check facts before publishing.

    It's not terrible reporting. It's our house style. We have (like most of the industry) split cameras into sectors / categories. The Leica M9 is a digital rangefinder, there also compact system cameras, single lens reflex cameras and compact cameras (fixed lens) to name a few
    • 12 Sep 2012 1:02PM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Testing New Olympus PENs

    Ha ... write speeds... great question Smile
    Any other humorous comments?
    • 7 Sep 2012 12:38PM
  • Posted on: Photo Of The Week Winner 03 September 2012

    Possibly...just trialling it to see if it gets shared, commented on, liked, viewed etc.
    • 3 Sep 2012 4:34PM
  • Posted on: Yasuhara Nanoha x5 Macro Lens Review

    Yes they were all taken with the lighting unit. The shutter speed varies between 0.8sec and 1/20sec. You can find the speeds listed on all the images here Yasuhara Nanoha X5
    • 3 Sep 2012 9:10AM
  • Posted on: 8x10 Large Format Film To Make A Comeback

    A snip for creative advertising photographers who just build it into their costs. There's something a bit special about the tonal range of large format which I'm not sure could be recreated, no matter how much jiggery pokery you did, in Photoshop.
    • 24 Aug 2012 3:26PM
  • Posted on: Six Top ePz Members Who Shoot Landscapes

    Perhaps you can think of others who should be considered next time we do an article like this?

    Please link to ePHOTOzine photographers who you feel are incredible landscape photographers (don't just include friends)

    I'll start by adding a few - this is by know means all my favourites...just a few off the top of my head for starters.
    Paul Morgan
    Amanda Broughton
    Phil Crowder
    Angela Joel
    Bill Barraclough
    Alun Davies
    Yung Yuynh
    • 24 Aug 2012 3:08PM
  • Posted on: Nikon Release A Compact Powered By Android

    I think this is one of the most interesting developments in this crossover area. I've been asking programmer mates for a couple of years if they could build something that would emulate what I can do on my iPhone in a "real camera". And this appears to be the answer.

    If it works in the same way as the iPhone using the Android system you will be able to get camera apps like Hipstamatic and camera + to turn this camera into a wonderfully creative tool. All the Polaroid / lomo /holga style effects at your finger tips. Along with options to select metering point by the touch of a finger, or add a compositional framing device. It opens up the camera to infinite possibilities, and unlike previous compacts you're no longer stuck with what a camera technical bod in Japan thinks you want from a feature set.

    In one way Nikon may be shooting themselves in the foot, because once you buy this camera you no longer need to look in the news for the next version with a slightly different feature set. This one is continually upgradeable, and for as little as 69p per upgrade!
    • 22 Aug 2012 10:05AM
  • Posted on: ePHOTOzine Shop To Close

    Quote:Maybe an optional 1 lapel pin for e2 members for some level of identity association - I'd put one on my camera bag.

    We did have a metal lapel badge a few years ago...they've all gone now though.
    The idea was always to provide items in the shop that were less expensive than the retail prices, but sadly it's become so cut throat that we could never even compete, let alone offer a better deal.
    • 16 Aug 2012 2:54PM
  • Posted on: Hahnel Giga T Pro II Wireless Remote Review

    that's a really good point that I missed Neil - I'll add that to the review

    Quote:Can I use this one with my Samsung NX10?

    It doesn't state the NX10 on the packaging, but it should works as I believe the NX10 has the same jack plug for the remote as the Samsung GX10 and it works with the GX10
    • 30 Jul 2012 12:46PM
  • Posted on: Outrage Over US Olympic Promo Shots

    It's interesting that many years ago these photos may have passed as acceptable to most, but today photography has moved on so much and we see so many more examples of brilliant portraiture, with new styles of lighting and post production using Photoshop, that they become substandard.

    They may not have had time to shoot, but surely they had time to edit. Several shot with the paper backgrounds could have been improved dramatically and would have given results that were at least half decent.
    • 3 Jul 2012 12:13PM

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  • Posted on taggart's profile

    There are some very impressive close up/macro shots in this folio. Well worth a look.
    • 30 Jul 2009 3:01PM
  • Posted on woodlark's profile

    What an absolute pleasure to view through this collection of images - one of the highlights of the site. A varied folio showing a good eye for subjects. I was well impressed, and also your favourites list brought up some classics. Great stuff!
    • 30 Jul 2009 12:38AM
  • Posted on User_Removed's profile

    While many of these photographs will not appeal to the masses, I'm really pleased you continue to upload as the portfolio makes a refreshing change to the normal. A unique view of the world through your lens. A pleasure to view. Smile
    • 28 Jul 2009 8:31PM
  • Posted on BreadandShutter's profile

    Having watched you portfolio develop I'm so glad you found ePHOTOzine and have shared your images Smile
    • 9 Jun 2009 3:25PM
  • Posted on Geoffphoto's profile

    Hi Geoff
    I'm down your neck of the woods next week stopping on farm nr Truro. Got a Pentax event that takes us to beach at Newquay to test some underwater compact digi while having a surfing lesson. Maybe get time to meet up for a quick natter and a beer? after event- it ends at 3:30 - I've asked Paul Frost if he's around? below is all I know at this stage and that it's a Newquay but I see there are three beaches

    July 30th
    10am Arrive at Surf Academy change and store baggage in lockers
    1030am Talk from Alan Stokes British National Champion
    11-2 Surf Lesson and W60 testing
    230pm Picnic on the beach
    330pm Head Home
    • 24 Jul 2008 9:49PM
  • Posted on paulstefan's profile

    An hour would be well spent looking closely through this portfolio which holds some fabulous black & white work.
    • 8 Feb 2006 12:57AM
  • Posted on danbaker1988's profile

    The quality of your work just keeps getting better. I'd put money on it that you're gonna be a star in the photography world. Remember us when you up there Wink
    • 22 Jun 2006 8:58PM
  • Posted on keithh's profile

    Keith's landscapes are awesome and his sports images capture the moment perfectly. I even saw a poster for a sofa advert a few months ago where he'd applied his unique landscape style to replace the usual bright white out treatment and, wow, did it look good. Keith's highly respected by ePHOTOzine and our members as a true professional, who goes out of his way to offer advice and encouragement to newcomers and regulars.
    • 13 Dec 2005 8:11AM
  • Posted on MartinWait's profile

    A portfolio with a wide range of variety that brings up a few surprises and some absolute blinders. For example, over the years I've been in publishing I've seen thousands of photos of dogs, but nothing as outstanding as Martin's shot of Max. I liked it so much I decided it would be used on the cover of the ePHOTOzine book. Keep up the excellent work Smile
    • 13 Dec 2005 7:59AM
  • Posted on AnthonyH's profile

    One very inventive portfolio here that's well worth a lengthy browse. I predict you will make a name for yourself in the digital imaging world and certainly be one to watch out for. Some very good concepts going on throught your portfolio. Great Photoshop work!
    • 14 Aug 2006 9:34AM
  • Posted on ljesmith's profile

    Luke has given us a fantastic insight to the world of film making through his documentary style photography. This portfolio is a pleasure to view.
    • 26 Jan 2006 7:39AM
  • Posted on covey's profile

    I've really enjoyed your latest selection of travel photographs which now come together well in your portfolio.
    • 20 Dec 2005 3:40PM
  • Posted on User_Removed's profile

    I feel proud to know that Victor enjoys spending time on ePHOTOzine. I admire his work, which displays his fantastic talent with Photoshop, his superb artistic skills and his powerful emotions that are portrayed and communicated through his work. I hope you stay around for many more years Smile
    • 20 Dec 2005 3:32PM
  • Posted on wotashot's profile

    Jamie's been around EPZ for over a year now and has shown great progression. His karting shots, in particular, give us a clue to the skill he's developed in such a short space of time. He will no doubt become a name to watch in the world of sports photography. Keep up the good work Jamie Smile
    • 20 Dec 2005 3:25PM
  • Posted on annaliese's profile

    I always look forward to uploads in this portfolio. One of my favourite portrait photographers on ePHOTOzine. Annaliese shoots superb models using interesting lighting and then creates masterpieces by applying imaginative and experimental image editing software techniques. A veritable feast for the eyes. Long may it continue Smile
    • 31 Jan 2006 11:22AM
  • Posted on richardwheel's profile

    Of late I'm always being attracted to your images. Fab portfolio of my neck of the woodsSmile
    • 10 Aug 2006 9:10AM
  • Posted on bliba's profile

    I obviously see your work as it comes through daily, but just dropped by to have an overall look, following viewing the LB team pic. I love the variety and different approach to every subject. This is certainly a portfolio to inspire!
    • 17 Oct 2006 3:08PM
  • Posted on mwatkins9801's profile

    One of the more interesting portfolios on ePHOTOzine and one of my favourites. Like mr Funk, I love the dark style. Some images make me laugh (like Crash test Porn) others scare me! But whatever the emotion, I always look forward to Michael's next upload.
    • 20 Dec 2005 3:36PM

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