Although experienced in most types of film and darkroom techniques (working in both B&W and colour), Pete has shot 100% digital since 2002.
"Like Jill, I don't favour the classroom style at all," Pete says, "Each one of my guests receives individual attention based on his or her own knowledge, ability and camera used. And, also like Jill, I give my guidance hands on, while we're actually out working in the field."
On the subject of cameras used, Pete firmly believes John Hedgecoe's adage that 'cameras don't make pictures, people do.' As a result, he discourages obsession with equipment and encourages visual awareness and an understanding of image creation. 'If I knew how to take the perfect photograph, I'd do it every time!' Pete jokes, paraphrasing the renowned quote from another of his influences, the famous French photographer Robert Doisneau.
"Joking aside, it is truly impossible to define exactly what makes 'a good photograph'," he says, "So I approach the task from a different angle; I teach guests how to avoid making a bad one."