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Pete's Blog

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20/02/2010 - 5:51 PM

View through the Macro lens

I just wonder if anyone else has the same experience as I do when looking through a macro lens. I tend to lay down on the floor for much of my macro work, with the camera as close to the ground as possible. It's while I'm in this position and the eye to the viewfinder that I gain a certain pleas...

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15/02/2010 - 11:13 AM

New look forums

Very soon we will reveal our new look forums. The guys have been working hard on making the new system integrate with the rest of the site. While we've been upgrading the site gradually the new V5 look has only appeared in smaller areas like these blogs and the forums is the first section that will ...

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05/02/2010 - 12:55 AM

Changing industry

As we wait to get our hands on the new Samsung NX10, I reflect on our rapidly changing camera industry. Long before I came on the scene the photographic market was full of British camera makers, such as Ensign, Corfield, Kershaw and Reid. These vintage models put Britain on the map in the camera...

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02/02/2010 - 11:14 PM


The final stages of planning are complete for ePHOTOzine V5. Today we spent the last session planning the upgrade and there's still a mammoth task ahead for the IT team. You've probably seen by now the new look site. If not look around this post - the new menu is part of the change. We are also ...

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27/01/2010 - 8:29 AM

Heads up?

The old saying "there are two sides to a coin" is a very poignant message for me at the moment. We have fall outs on ePHOTOzine, people not getting along, differences of opinion etc. This morning we banned someone. It's not important who. What is important is that the side being portr...

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11/01/2010 - 10:25 PM

Bob the builder

I decided this year I will try to do as many new things as I can. I've made a list of places in the UK that I haven't been as part of that resolution and I will also be on the look out for new activities. My first challenge, to break me in gradually, was something I've never done with snow be...

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24/11/2009 - 10:23 PM

people with egos

They'll be the death of me

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22/11/2009 - 10:16 PM

The incredible act of balance

It may be an act...I don't really know, but balance is something I never considered when launching ePHOTOzine, well not from the angle that I'm about to describe. For me balance was about getting the elements of the site right for photographers. My reference was my experience of balancing conten...

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12/11/2009 - 12:14 PM

Image details

Today we had an incident where someone had lied about what camera took the photo that was being displayed in our gallery. That, in itself, is no big deal, but I wanted to check to see if this was true. The way you normally do this is to download the full sized version (as many online systems stri...

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13/10/2009 - 9:14 PM

Read the road

Reading the road was one of the things I was taught on an Advanced Driving Course several years ago. The idea is, the more white road marks, such as lines, arrows etc, the more chance of accidents, and in these spots you're likely to see more tyre skid marks on the road and more road signs in the ar...

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29/08/2009 - 12:59 PM

for technology's sake

Having watched this video featuring G-Speak's spatial operating environment I have this question: "why?" And I think the answer is: "because they can". You may initially go "wow" but would you use it? I cant say I'd want to slip on a pair of gloves and then perform li...

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28/07/2009 - 9:45 AM

On your doorstep

The buddy challenges are going well. We could have many more members enter these but for some reason they don't like the effort. But the effort is more about challenging yourself and your photography. It's also about your skill in assessing someone else's photo and making a useful critique. It's wha...

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15/07/2009 - 12:02 PM


I have a few ambitions. Thought I'd write them here. From a photographic perspective I would like one of my photographs to be used on the cover of an album. I've managed an inside gatefold cover of a 7" single back in the 80s when I was shooting bands, but I'd like one on the cover now. Mu...

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07/07/2009 - 6:47 AM

Early start

Up early today...for me anyway...I'm off to hospital for the application of a stent in the heart. The surgeon is going to try and fit one, even though the artery is fully blocked. I'm told there's a 70% chance of success. Fingers crossed.

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30/06/2009 - 12:41 PM

in your face

When I upload a photograph I always tick the modification option. It's interesting to see how people perceive the photos I take and process. Following the last few uploads it's becoming apparent that many modifiers prefer a more vibrant tonal range, as my uploads are always being subjected to le...

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