Pete What He Does Best
This page is simply about seeing Pete out in the field and some of the things he gets up to. Pete shoots with 2 DSLRs, a Canon 6d and 7Dmark 2. He also shoots with two film panoramic cameras and these cameras take velvia 120 film and the results that are obtained from these two panoramic cameras is superb. Pete will continue to keep shooting with these cameras until they stop producing film.
The question is , why does he shoot with Canon. It needs to be stated clearly that Pete has no links with Canon and acknowledges that the major manufactures of photographic cameras are outstanding.
One of the biggest advantages with Canon is the number of Lens that you have to chose from. Also as an added bonus, Canon and Sony have got together and you can buy an adapter that will allow you to use a Sony lines if you felt that there was one lens in your gear that was lacking.
I have never gone down that road personally as I find that for my needs that Canon have it covered for me.
I love the Canon 6D as its an affordable camera, almost idential to the 5dmark3 and yet it is half the price. I;m not a fan for paying for technology that you’ll never use. If you have the money to invest in the 5Mark3 or 4, then Id rather buy two bodies for the price of one. That;s just a personal preference.
I love the 7d mark2. This camera is gold. i use it for all of my wildlife and at 10 frames a second, it is sensational!!! Why pay $6000 plus for the 1dx mark two for an extra few frames a second. Once again for me, I’d rather have two bodies for the price of one. Well you would get 3 bodies.
Don’t get me wrong the 1Dx mark2 is Canon’s flag ship and is gold on so many levels and if moneywas no option, then its worth having in your kit.
The 7d mark2 is by far my favorite Canon camera. I love that it is a half frame camera which means when you put the 100-400f5.6 on it, the crop factor kicks in and you never look back.
If you fo to my Africa Tours page, my blogs in Africa, 98% are taken with the 7Dmark2. The 10 frames a second is so fast and you never miss a beat with it.
The images on my African pages speaks for themselves and it;s a camera that is a game changer for so many and you can do wildlife at an affordable level.
Both the 7d mark2 and the 6D are awesome in low light. This was a major flaw in the 5mark 2 for low light shooting but Canon have improved the low light capabilities so much more now that shooting at night with both of these cameras is not an issue.It’s a delight.
“As a photographer, what I like doing best is simply to be out there capturing what ever lays in front of me. There are times when I go out with a purpose to shoot, there is an end goal and yet, there are others times, I will go out with the flow, no purpose, no project, no intentions, no goal but rather with a deep love of what I do and just going with whatever comes my way.” says Pete.
“At times I feel it is in that zone that some of my best works are born as as you go with an open mind and the awe and wonder of what is before you, grips you and naturally pushes you in one direction.”
What I loves most of all about photography is capturing ” God awesomeskies ” .For me it’s my main source of inspiration which comes in knowing God and knowing what Jesus has done for me. I’m not perfect and I have made some bad mistakes in life that if I had my time again, things would have been done differently.Just because I do have faith in God by no means does it make me better than the next person.
. ” For me, to be standing there , out in the wild places of Australia and Beyond and knowing that not only did God create this, but when you know why, it sends a shiver along your spine and I’ll always be inspired at the creative process of the creative acts that God has put together. Often I have been mocked by people when they discover that I believe that God created everything in 6 days. Impossible they say, and that’s right, from our human understanding we cant comprehend that and that is what makes God God. Just because we can’t understand it, doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. Sometimes our own biases stop us from seeing the obvious.”
” I love the awesomeskies that God sends my way, this is my main source of being inspired, to be standing in an open field, down the beach, on top of a mountain and to be a witness to the most profound sky scapes for me is such an emotional moment. I don’t expect people to believe my world view, but it is my world view and we all have a world view where we give this place that we call Earth some meaning and purpose.”
Pete whole photographic source of inspiration is based on one verse in the Bible which rocks his world. Psalm 19:1 says ..” The heavens declare the glory of God and the SKIES proclaim the works of his hands..” For Pete he sses the sky as Gods canvas where each days he paints new formations, textures, shapes and form to inspire us here.His canvas changes on a daily basis and there is no limit to how he paints the skies above us”
For me, looking up and seeing God’s creative brush painting his canvas is a free gift to us all and it just brings me so much pleasure in life. The best things in life are free, simple and just so deeply rewarding.
I love seeing people grow in their photography, love seeing their passion grow to new dimensions and love seeing them achieve things that they thought were not possible. My photo Tours that I run, I just love doing them as I love people coming together over a common bond and in this case it is photography, to see the deep joy that they get from it..
“Wherever you may be, keep capturing the awesome images that are place before you.Pete:)