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Glenn first discovered the joys of photography as a pre-teen photographing scenes around his parents' semi-wilderness cottage in the late 1950's in Ontario, Canada. From there he started to get interested in SLR's and shot for the school newspaper during much of the 1960's. His first paid publication came in the early 1970's with Carlton Cards Canada, appearing in their national calendar. As his work became more known, other publishers took note and soon his work was appearing in numerous prestigious magazines, books and calendars, including Equinox, Harrowsmith, Discovery Books, and Key Porter Books, to name a few. His most prestigious published image was in the Key Porter/Nature Canada book, "The Last Wilderness", edited by Freeman Patterson, of which over 9,000 photographs from the top photographers in Canada were submitted and only 180 chosen. More recently Glenn's work has appeared in numerous publications around the world, including National Geographic, and is now represented by the All Canada Photos Stock Agency.

Equipment

I'm often asked what equipment I use. It's folly to try and duplicate any one photographer's equipment list thinking that's going to make you a great photographer. The best equipment in the world will only get you broke if you don't understand what makes a good photograph. That's a lot more about you than the equipment. My advice is to start off "light" and then when you find by experience that your current equipment is limiting what you want to do creatively, that's when you look into adding to your list.

OK, so with all that said, my choice is Nikon. I started with that in High School and continued on from there. I have changed things up over time and have shot Canon and Olympus in the film days. When I switched to digital though, I found the ergonomics to be more to my liking in Nikon. That's a purely personal choice though. If you currently own Canon for instance, you'd be nuts to switch to another brand just because "Joe Blow" shoots Nikon and you like his/her images. While camera brands do matter more now than in the days of film, if you compare similar levels of equipment between brands, you'll find very little, if any quality differences.




My Current List of Essential Gear


So there you have it, for whatever that might be worth to you. We hear a lot about rules in photography. For me there is only one hard and fast rule - BE THERE! If you don't get out and shoot, then all that nice equipment you have, whether it is the lowliest system or the top end professional gear, won't mean squat if you aren't out in the field or the studio using it.