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Pete's Blog


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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  • An observation on car insurance

    I've just experienced the world of claims. Someone ran into the back of my car. They weren't concentrating at a roundabout and set off before I did. They accept liability. I phone the insurance co and proceed to make a fully comp claim. I'm told...

    14 Aug 2008 9:53AM | Read


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  • Changing the environment

    Clumber Park is close by to the Turbine office. If you've been you'll be aware it's a huge combination of open land and forest where families picnic and go for cycle rides, on or off road. It's also home for a vast range of wildlife and a variety ...

    13 Aug 2008 9:19AM | Read


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  • Waterproof cameras

    I was playing around with a Pentax W60 the other day. It, like all waterproof cameras is great for the beach as sand and sea will not get into the camera so you can take pictures, It's also great for good old British weather where it pees it down reg...

    6 Aug 2008 10:18AM | Read


    Views : 335

  • Blogs

    Well it's interesting that another feature is being used so much ;-) A few tried our blog once, several had a few goes and we are now left with just a few. So the recent page is becoming very blue with the number of Conrad's and my avatars. As ...

    24 Jul 2008 10:06AM | Read


    Views : 482

  • People

    Over the last seven years I've had a roller coaster of emotional experiences with communication with this online world. Prior to here I worked in publishing, and the only experience you got was the occasional letter from "Mr Angry from Tunbridge We...

    23 Jul 2008 11:45AM | Read


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  • Now I can talk about the LX3

    Just over a week ago I was invited to see a new camera...a compact. I rarely get enthused about compacts, but this one was different. I'm talking about the new Panasonic Lumix LX3 that we announced yesterday. As members of the press we are often ...

    22 Jul 2008 10:49AM | Read


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  • A new camera feature

    We've seen some great features appearing in digital cameras and one thing that really impressed me recently on a Sony camcorder with touch screen has brought me to develop the concept for Combined Intelligent Spot metering (CISM) It's my thought for ...

    15 Jul 2008 2:04PM | Read


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  • eBay - and hal

    I've had a problem with eBay. In short I was given incorrect advice by their email support team. I acted on the advice and got a series of sellers charges that I would not have got if the advice I was given was correct. I requested a cancelation ...

    2 Jul 2008 11:27AM | Read


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  • Glastenbury - smug

    Watched a few highlights last night and really enjoyed the new Verve track Love is Noise. I went to Glastenbury several years ago (Bowie Headlined). I left early and missed him :-(. I got the wrong idea about the festival. I thought it was a huge gro...

    30 Jun 2008 10:05AM | Read


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  • How long?

    I've just returned from the local pub. I arrived there at 20:20 and, without a reservation, asked for a table. The barman said they were busy and it would be about 21:00 before we would get served. Not a problem...so 21:00 came then about 10mins late...

    27 Jun 2008 11:15PM | Read


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  • Guide to Great Photography II

    Did I say I would never, ever do another version? I think I did? Well the other day I started pencilling the way I'd do it again, if I did do it, not that I will...erm I think I may be losing my mind, even considering this...but who knows. ...

    25 Jun 2008 11:13AM | Read


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  • Happiest Photographic moment

    What's your happiest photography moment? I have a couple. The first time I was published. I got a photo and news piece written up in the main Sheffield paper about me gaining an LRPS. The second was when I got my first call from Amateur Ph...

    20 Jun 2008 8:03AM | Read


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  • What makes a good blog?

    Blogging has been going on for many years on the internet. It became popular for those who wanted to have a column/diary online...and has grown vastly. There are many web products that allow you to integrate a blog into your own web site or as a stan...

    18 Jun 2008 10:33AM | Read


    Views : 297

  • Firefox 3 installed and running

    Yes I helped Mozilla try and achieve the largest download in a day by downloading and installing their latest version of Firefox tonight. Just playing now and discovering the new features, Seems like bookmarking sites is one of the big new features w...

    17 Jun 2008 11:47PM | Read


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  • Lord of the manor

    I visited a stately home a few months ago. Almost every room had a collection of stuffed birds or cased insects (many were duplicated (in fact, in some cases there were dozens of the same variety). This was the home of someone who obviously liked to ...

    16 Jun 2008 6:11PM | Read


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