Latest News - 2011

I haven’t been on Redbubble much for quite a while now, so apologies to anyone whose comments I haven’t replied to, they are always very much appreciated.
I’ve been really busy the last 5 months , and so much has happened. Back in February my daughter, Giselle, was born and being a Dad is a really great. It changes your life in many ways, but all of them are good. In terms of photography I started my continued journey toward becoming a full time wedding photographer back in March when I attended a four day course, which has really focused me and given me alot more confidence in myself. Since then I have been 2nd shooter at two weddings, one for the tour manager of Eliza Doolittle who played live at the reception, and one at a beautiful chapel in Dulwich. However, the highlight so far was s…

3rd Homepage Feature!

Credit must go to my wife who took the original shot, which I then processed. Many thanks also to Redbubble and all my fellow artists :)

The bottom right shot is hers, Ballerina

Winner in Digital Photographer of the Year 2010 - Wildlife Catagory

I was stunned to learn that my image, Dark Hare, was selected as the first place winner in the Wildlife Catatgory of the Digital Photographer of the Year Awards 2010, and will be published in Digital Photographer Magazine tomorrow, 24/11/2011. The online version can be downloaded and viewed at…

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This is my biggest photographic achivement to date and I really hope I can keep learning and developing my skills. Being on Redbubble has really helped me, and I’d like to thank all my fellow photographers and artists on here for your friendship, support and encouragement

A special thanks also goes to Adham and his lens hire company

I rented the Canon 300mm F2.8 L IS from him that I used to take this shot and his customer service and rates were the best on the market. I highly reccome

Just had our first baby!

On Tuesday 15th February my wife, Andrea, gave birth to our first child, Giselle Denness, weighing in at 8lbs 10 oz. She is beautiful and healthy and looking forward to her first photoshoot this week :)

I Need Your Help!!


I’ve been lucky enough to reach the final twelve in a National Photo Comp here in the UK and now the winner is decided by the number of votes recieved. I would really, really appreciate if you could help me by going to

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and voting for MAY, which is my picture “The Inquisitive Duckling”

Please only vote once from each IP address, and please ask your friends to vote as well :) (Spoke to Organiser and he said it was ok to vote a couple of times from same computer, but leave 24hrs in between i.e if 2-3 people in same house wanted to vote)

Happy New Year to you all
and Many Thanks,

Pete D

Recent Challenge Wins

Challenge wins in the last six months or so…

Ant on Orange and Green – The Male Photographer – “A”
Warning 2 – No More Colour – “Winner Takes it All”
Warning 2 – No More Colour – “Animals”
American Day Dream – No More Colour – “People”
Stag at Sunset – Playful Photogenic Animals- “Wild Animals”
Paris Carousel – Jepg Cast Off – “Carnival”
Paris Carousel – Europa – “Merry Go Round”
Eye – Close ups in Nature – “Bird, bird, bird is the Word”
On the Prowl – All Things Natural in the British Isles – “Hunting”
Backlit Fox – All Things Natural in the British Isles – “Talons, Teeth,Claws and Beaks”
19/5/2010 Stag at Sunset – All that Is Nature – “Animals of European Origin”
23/5/2010 Jambo – Travel and Adventure – “Face to Face with the Locals”
27/5/2010 Self Portrait – Outside the Box – “Self Portrait”

Competition Win!

Just logged in to GOSNAP website and found out that “Warning 2” has won a wildlife photocomp! See below-

*"Octobers Contest Winner

Ok, The results are in, and it’s been nother amazing contest this month with over 500 entries, it’s been our biggest ever. Well done to everyone who entered, the quality of the entries are superb.
This months winner is Warning by Peter (PeteD.
Congratulations Peter, a deserved win.

Your Prize is an Acrylic Print of your winning entry."*

A really great surprise for me!

The Next Step

As this is my first article for Nature Photography Online Magazine I thought I’d start by talking about some of my own experiences, and development, as a wildlife photographer.…

The first step in my pursuit of serious photography, back in 2007, was actually taking the financial plunge and purchasing a DSLR. In my case it was the Canon 400D (Rebel). Why? Well to be honest I’m not quite sure, but I guess I must have read a good review somewhere. In the early days my product research was a bit lacking to say the least, but in the end it turned out okay, the 400D is a pretty decent entry level camera. I also aquired a LowPro rucksack, a Tamron 55-200mm lens, a spare battery and a beanbag. I was ready.

My first assignment, as I liked to think of it, was a 2 week holiday in Costa Rica. Surely t

Pondering an upgrade


I am currently shooting with a 400D and am looking to upgrade. I have come up with a few options and would like some opinions on what may be the best and any other comments you may have. My primary interest is wildlife photography.

Option 1 – 2nd hand 40D (approx £450)

I like the 40D because it has 6.5fps, is the cheapest, and the 1.6x crop factor will give me extra reach on lenses. Resolution is the same at 10.2 mp

Option 2 – 2nd hand 1d mk11 (approx £700 – £800)

Twice the price, but a pro model with higher fps, more solid construction, better noise performance? . Has only 8.2 mega pixels and x1.3 crop factor
Will the image quality from the 1d mk11 be noticibly better than the 40D? or do you just pay for the higer fps and weather proofing/constuction?
It does also look better, but th

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