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Welcome to my website

Hi, I'm Pete Stewardson and this is my blogsite. Based in Berkshire, UK, I specialise in shooting relaxed and informal wedding photos, capturing the true essence of the big day. Although based in Berkshire I am always willing to travel to photograph your wedding.

This blog contains samples of my recent work, both from weddings and other personal photography, and will hopefully keep you up to date on my personal life and my work as a photographer.

This site is intentionally informal so you get a true picture of me and how I work. I always love feedback so feel free to leave a comment or drop me an email should you need any more information from me.

Thanks for reading.

Please browse through the gallery to see examples of my work and feel free to cantact me should you require any other information.

Monthly Archives: December 2008

Just 16 hours to go of 2008!

Ok so it’s 8am new years eve here and for the first morning we’re not looking out to a sunrise. It’s looking cloudy, and the weather report says it’s going to get very cold and probably snow today :)
Yesterday we went up the Empire State building. That was great as the weather was fantastic and the view was breath taking.

So today we’re off on a movie tour of NY and then getting ready for the new years eve party at TGI Fridays.

New York

Well we’ve been here in NYC for a day now and used the tourist busses to get around and see as much as possible in a day.
We’re only a couple of blocks from Times Square and the place is rammed every day.
Virgin holidays hooked us up with a VIP pass to Planet Hollywood so no waiting for a table yesterday.
The first impressions so far are that the place is crazy busy and that the streets really do smell bad at times.

I’m going to be a Dad!

Now all the family have been told over christmas I can post this up. Looks like I’m going to be a dad! 

Apparently it’s being affectionally called “Maggot” by Becky’s personal trainer, not sure going through school with a name like that is a good idea…

So here is the first photo of my child… Lets face it he/she already looks pretty photogenic which is probably a good thing :)

Nikon D3x shots… Yup I got to play with one!

Now here’s a chance you don’t get every day. I was at the Nikon Solutions Expo at Olympia today and was watching the demo of the Nikon CLS using SB900’s in Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoes. Uzair Kharawala Was giving a demo of CLS being used with the lastolites.

Katie, who I’m sure all the Nikon shooters have seen many times before was doing her usual job of making being a model look easy.

Then they asked if anyone had a CF card and wanted a go, well it would have been rude not to have put my hand up, although I seemed to be the only one with my hand up… Gulp.

Anyway I was asked to walk into the shooting area and given a D3x with 24-70 and told I’d get 4 shots and then it was someone elses turn… Gulp again.

So first shot Waayyyyyyy over exposed…

Second shot… Good enough for me :)

I got 5 shots in the end, and here’s another one…

Do I want a D3x now… Well yep sure do, but first I gotta get me a couple of those soft boxes. Oh and an SU800 to fire my flashes. :)

Edit: At the request of a few forums I’m posting 100% crops of each photo. These are without any sharpening applied, straight from the jpgs out of camera.

Whooo hoo Christmas cards arrived

I got my Christmas cards back from the printers today and they look great. First time I’ve printed my own and it was definitely worth doing. The Coke advert is on TV now too so I guess it must be nearly Christmas. 20 more shopping days to go…