Author Archives: peter

I initially worked as a sports photographer for many of the British national newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph and the Times. From the late 80s until 2000 I specialized in equestrian subjects, travelling around the world to major national and internatioal sporting events and photographing breeds, equestrian personalities, as well as feature assignments for specialist magazines. My equestrian images are available through PMGPictures.com I now resides on Gabriola Island, a beautiful island just 8 miles long by 2.5 miles wide, a 20-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Today, my photographic passion encompasses wildlife, nature and environmental subjects, and the web site has been specifically designed to showcase this work.
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Lady in red

Several people have asked how I produced the ‘Lady in Red’ photos recently posted to my Instagram account. Here are the steps I use in Photoshop. Choose a photo that will convert well to black and […]

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Shoot your dog

Yep – many is the time I have uttered the phrase “I’m gonna shoot that Bl#*!%%& dog”, especially on returning to the kitchen to find that once again my darling little Springer Spaniel had managed to […]

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Image stabilization or fast shutter speed?

Recently while covering the World Junior Taekwondo Championships I was approached by someone asking what my ‘camera settings’ were. I quickly rattled off what I was using “1/1250sec, f2.8. at 4000ISO set manually”. The gentleman […]

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Great sports photographs

As the 2016 Olympics in Rio draws to a close I have been following with great interest images made by my colleagues- Facebook, Instagram, web sites and the press are full of great shots. This is […]

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Attila the ‘Hum’ – how to photograph hummingbirds

Since being back in British Columbia we have had our hummingbird feeders out and have seen more of these mini wonders than in any previous year. We have been filling the feeders every day and if […]

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Pinterest and stolen images

Every now and again I do a quick Google Images search to see which of my images are being used in various media around the world. It gives me a really good idea of  what […]

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Baseball – a story

Many years ago, long before we ever came to live in North America, my wife Jean and I were sitting in a restaurant in Houston Texas having a meal while en-route to cover another major […]

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The Nikon 1V3

Throughout the PanAm Games I had, as my constant companion, a Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera along with a 10-30mm lens and FT1 lens adaptor, courtesy of Nikon Canada. This camera boasts an 18megapixel 1″-type sensor with […]

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Time to re-activate

Ok, I know, this blog has been pretty stagnant over the past 12 months. A little thing called the PanAm Games and my role in making it the best PanAm’s for photographers kind of got […]

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Sandisk Imagemate card reader

  Today’s post was supposed to be about photographing the World Women’s Team Squash Championships at Niagara on the Lake, about 130k from Toronto. I had gone there specifically to see the all glass show […]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Want to spend a few hours with some of the best wildlife and nature photos taken in the last year? If you are anywhere near the Royal Ontario Museum n Toronto or the Royal BC […]

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Who says sports photography is glamorous?

The last week has been really busy in Toronto, covering three Major League Baseball games and one Major League soccer. Tuesday and Wednesday saw me at back to back baseball games with the Toronto Blue […]

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