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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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  • Photo365 - 306 - renovation

    I bought an old cupboard to paint black & white and use as a camera equipment storage unit, as I have stuff all over the place. I'm currently preparing the surface for the paint job. Taken with Hipstamatic on the iphone


    2 Nov 2011 10:59PM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 305 - no photos!

    Tonight I'm introducing my new model (well I've had her a while but she's new to viewers of this blog) I am using her to test flash set ups before using them in real life situations and for consistency when comparing kit. This will save time and all...


    1 Nov 2011 8:01PM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 304 - stool plan

    My trip to Ikea on Sunday resulted in the purchase of one of their heavy duty stools which I assembled and decided to photograph a stage of the process using the iPHone and b&w Hipstamatic for my photo365 project.


    1 Nov 2011 9:41AM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 303 - Alexplosion

    I was in Ikea's cafe eating meatballs...yum...and spotted a curtain backdrop and instantly saw my picture of the day. Thanks to Alex for standing up in a crowded cafe and humouring me, much to her embarrassment. All in the name of art darlings! ;-) ...


    30 Oct 2011 8:51PM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 302 - dreamscape

    I was taking photos of berries earlier this morning backlit against the morning sun using an old Pentax M series 80-200mm zoom on the K20D, and noticed the background tree shape, and decided to switch attention to the tree. Adjusting focus so it's ou...


    29 Oct 2011 9:12AM | Read


    Views : 4611

  • Photo365 - 301 - on the edge

    Stanage Edge this evening. I went to shoot the sunset and then star trails, the sunset was a bit lack lustre but the stars were out. I spent about an hour in the dark on the edge - it was, as seems usual up there, very windy. I heard sheep rustling ...


    28 Oct 2011 10:50PM | Read


    Views : 4384

  • Photo365 - 300 - needle and thread

    Trying out a new combination of an old Vivitar 3x converter I just acquired and Pentax 100mm macro to create a 300mm f/8 macro lens. It lets you get really close (from a distance) Here's one of the shots of a needle and cotton thread, photographed ag...


    27 Oct 2011 5:47PM | Read


    Views : 4245

  • Photo365 - 299 - Post box

    An interesting evening started out at this post box on the road over to Thorpe Salvin. I'd been considering shooting this for a few weeks, and tonight the sky was right. The only thing I hadn't taken into consideration was cars. The post box is o...


    26 Oct 2011 11:11PM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 298 - Autumn sunlight

    Its low in the sky and despite the time of year still quite warm - I'm talking about the sun. And this shot is direct into the sun with a leaf in the foreground photographed using the infrared converted Pentax *ist D and 16-45mm zoom. I processed in ...


    25 Oct 2011 5:28PM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 297 - Neglected tomatoes

    I grew a tomato plant this year but then neglected it so never picked the baby toms. They're still hanging on in there several months later! I took this photo of a clump using an infrared converted Pentax *ist D and 50mm f/1.4 and processed in Lightr...


    24 Oct 2011 5:55PM | Read


    Views : 4311

  • Photo365 - 296 - Nike and Hephaestus

    A 5m high sculpture in front of Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium. I drove past and spotted a car boot sale outside the stadium, so went to see what was on offer. I found one stall selling magazines and was attracted to the cover of one with two free cove...


    23 Oct 2011 11:33PM | Read


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  • Photo365 - 295 - They're watching

    A quick snap of my web cam I got fixed up to start testing hangout style options for future epz connectivity. I was also playing with a 50mm f/1.4 lens at full aperture. More of this type to come. I processed in Lightroom and gave it the B&W creati...


    22 Oct 2011 10:11AM | Read


    Views : 655

  • Photo365 - 294 - Worksop Cinema Phase 6

    Things are progressing well in the cinema build. The floor has been laid and a lower wall erected, along with some of the internal structure.


    21 Oct 2011 7:29PM | Read


    Views : 326

  • Photo365 - 293 - Paper Men

    A cut out of matchstick men from paper and placed on an acrylic sheet with a light pointing up from below to illuminate them. Taken with Olympus E-P2 and 14-42mm lens in Art mode and grainy black & white setting.


    20 Oct 2011 6:06PM | Read


    Views : 4276

  • Photo365 - 292 - Star Trails

    Tonight was interesting. I spent an hour and half in complete darkness on the moors. It was very cold, but I had a rug and coat and ePHOTOzine hat to warm me up. Why? To photograph my first proper star trail...and it's going to be addictive. I use...


    19 Oct 2011 11:44PM | Read


    Views : 4387