Born 1965, wife and 2 kids who all think I'm mad taking odd photos!
I left school and decided I wanted to be a photographer so I studied 'O' and 'A' level photography at Watford College and then went on to study ONC and HNC Scientific & Technical Photography at Paddington College. Became a Medical Photographer from '84 - '89 and then changed career and became a Building Surveyor.
I always thought turning my hobby of photography into my career would be a great idea. Turned out to be the opposite as I really didn't want to pick up a camera in my spare time after having spent a whole day doing just that!
I didn't pick up a camera again (from '89 - 05!), apart for the usual snapshots, until my wife bought me my Pentax Optio 750z for my 40th. Now I've got the bug again and can't leave it alone!
It has to be said that digital photography is so much easier than mucking about in the darkroom with different chemicals, enlargers, papers and the like! I wouldn't want to swap back, although black and white film is generally much "warmer" than the clinical images that digital produces. Still, no stinky chemicals that rot your skin so that's enough for me!
I've got some great Flickr friends and hope to keep adding to them.
Christmas '09 my wife bought me a K20D dslr. My little 750z took me about 3 years to get the best from it, so who knows how long it'll take to master this one. It'll be fun though!
- KERNOW PLACES 1,701 photos, 182 members
- A LONG WALK 16,280 photos, 1,729 members
- Isle of Wight 54,444 photos, 1,114 members
- Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight 362 photos, 31 members
- Torquay 4,425 photos, 194 members
- Diptychs - two is better than one! 124,074 photos, 28,933 members
- A.C.M C. .WORLD 53,999 photos, 5,187 members
- Wales 167,633 photos, 3,650 members
- Pentax K-3 22,653 photos, 388 members
- Sigma 18-250 mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 8,683 photos, 401 members
- Candid Street Photography Group 746,952 photos, 30,571 members
- Plymouth, Devon 21,509 photos, 1,270 members
- Budleigh Salterton 1,307 photos, 58 members
- Nautical Decay 7,163 photos, 1,231 members
- Urban Decay 496,343 photos, 34,125 members
- Sigma 120-400 OS 15,860 photos, 984 members
- Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM 18,088 photos, 1,769 members
- South Hams 6,129 photos, 249 members
- Land Rover 30,193 photos, 2,053 members
- Your Eden Project 107 photos, 63 members
- Teignmouth & Shaldon In Pictures 1,581 photos, 91 members
- Joe Bonamassa Band 2,824 photos, 108 members
- Lundy Island 3,066 photos, 149 members
- Dordogne, geotagged photos only 4,553 photos, 292 members
- Exmouth, Devon 809 photos, 77 members
- Lines&Curves - P1:C1 - no nature, no humans! 203,833 photos, 15,341 members
- Exeter, Devon, UK 11,654 photos, 687 members
- Bibles 614 photos, 234 members
- Grantown-on-Spey 125 photos, 13 members
- Scotland 557,144 photos, 18,225 members
- Crediton Photography Club 81 photos, 6 members
- Devon 62,967 photos, 2,198 members
- North Devon Beaches 4,288 photos, 515 members
- The Royal British Legion 2,293 photos, 180 members
- Pentax K20D / Samsung GX-20 70,582 photos, 2,050 members
- Devon Wildlife 12,244 photos, 361 members
- Crediton, Devon 368 photos, 32 members
- Devon Churches 6,043 photos, 98 members
- Silhouette Photography 60,157 photos, 6,548 members
- Waterfalls 184,158 photos, 21,783 members
- Caves Of The World 31,828 photos, 3,389 members
- Jura, France 3,838 photos, 324 members
- La Franche Comte 25,735 photos, 534 members
- Morchard Bishop and Mid Devon 207 photos, 8 members
- Phone Boxes, in interesting Locations 604 photos, 239 members
- Dartmoor 29,735 photos, 1,725 members
- humming giants 2,956 photos, 403 members
- Brooklands Museum 7,765 photos, 201 members
- Garbage (and treasures) on the beach after the storm 581 photos, 136 members
- Science Museum - London 7,651 photos, 719 members
Gary Baldy doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- August 2006
- Crediton, UK
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Head of Buildings - University of Exeter