…started a photography blog.

by Glynn Barnard April. 22, 2021 155 views

My Grandmother always told me that I was a procrastinator, and I guess she was right. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, and even though the COVID-19 pandemic has given me ample time to start this blog, there always seems to be a perfectly valid reason (at least in my mind) why I should wait just a little bit longer. Well today is the day I put fingers to keyboard and start typing.

Kinkaku-ji, AKA the Golden Temple in Kyoto.

Kinkaku-ji, AKA the Golden Temple in Kyoto.

I’ve been fascinated with cameras and photography ever since I was around eight years old. I remember digging through the bottom of my grandparent’s china cabinet and finding an old Brownie camera that was my grandfather’s first camera. I have the camera now, and though I have never taken a picture with it (after an exhaustive search, I found it was just too hard to get film for it), it holds a special place in my heart. My first real working camera was a Kodak Ektralite 10 that I got as a birthday present from my grandparents. I loved this camera and tried my best to capture the beautiful sunsets at the cottage. They didn’t turn out very well, but it was fun.

Who you lookin' at?

Who you lookin' at?

My next camera was a Polaroid OneStep. This was a fun one and the instant gratification was perfect for an impatient kid. I used these two cameras for a few years until I kind of lost interest and inspiration. It wasn’t until later in high school when a family friend offered to lend me his SLR, that my photography passion was reignited. It was like a whole new world of creative options had opened up to me. I fell in love, but unfortunately there was no way we could afford one for me. I borrowed it a couple more times, but it wasn’t until university, when I was able to purchase a Minolta Maxxum 3xi, that I really started to get creative. This quickly led to an upgrade to a Maxxum 5xi and then with the birth of my son years later, an upgrade to a Nikon DSLR. Needless to say, I was hooked.

My son lamenting the rain.

My son lamenting the rain.

With this blog, I want to finally share some of my images with the world. Though this isn’t intended to be a travel photography blog, you will see a heavy presence of photos from my many trips to Japan, as well as a host of other places in Europe that we have travelled to. I’m partial to architecture and street photography, but I like to dabble. You’ll see a range of subject matter depending on where I was and what was available to me at the time. This first post is more random, but in future posts I will try to stick to a theme.

I really hope that you, dear internet citizen, enjoy the content.

Blakeney Rapids.

Blakeney Rapids.

Hi there!

Hi there!

Tsukiji outer market in Tokyo.

Tsukiji outer market in Tokyo.

Tiger lilies by the side of the road.

Tiger lilies by the side of the road.

The Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas.

The Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas.

Thanks for joining me on this adventure. See you again soon.

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

So glad you finally decided to start your blog and best of all that you decided to use Photoblog to show your work. Welcome! Looking forward to seeing more of your photos. I must say #5 is one of my favorites so far. smile

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Glynn Barnard Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your comments. #5 is one of my newest of the bunch from one of my local lockdown walks.

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Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Strange familiar story. Many of us started young with photography. Than there was a time it moved to the background, but the love for it will find a way back into your life. See you on your journey

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Glynn Barnard Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I think this rings true for a lot of photographers!

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Craig Casterline 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nice collection. Welcome to PhotoBlog. Hope to see your next post soon.

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Glynn Barnard Replied to Craig Casterline 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Hope to have a new post soon.

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic sampling of captures, loved them all thanks for sharing

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Glynn Barnard Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

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Benny Law 1 month, 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice sampling of your collection of photos. I look forward to seeing more. And welcome to PhotoBlog!

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Glynn Barnard Replied to Benny Law 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the welcome!

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