About Barry Walton Photo
I love the outdoors and have always been interested in color photography. I look for something beautiful every moment of my outdoor travels. My goal is to give you that view in a lasting experience. Once asked by an admirer how do I choose what to print...I answered: "I only print and publish photos that I would be willing to hang in my own house for the rest of my life". Sometimes a shot of the large scene is needed, sometimes only a tiny part, but I always enjoy the visual search and sense of connection it brings.
Asked...do you edit your photos? Yes, but only to bring out the scene as I saw it. I do as little as possible to have my photos reflect the scene as I experienced it. The best photos nearly always require very minor corrections.
After long use of Kodachrome 64 slide film, I switched to digital photography seven years ago. My collections reflect the areas and locations where I have photographed. Digital originals were primarily created using Canon digital cameras and lenses. I currently use a 50D, and 30D for the majority of my photographs. Underwater photos use an S500 with Canon underwater housing or recently a Fuji underwater camera. I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, CS, and occasionally Elements as my editing tools. I use Bogen-Manfrotto tripods, Lowepro bags, and OpTech straps for my main equipment. I also use HP computers and professional photo printers.
Member of PlacerArts Council: Listed in the PlacerArts Registry. Member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), Placer Camera Club and the ViewPoint Gallery.
A significant portion of the profits from the sale of my photographs are donated to Global Partners For Development. Please see www.gpfd.org for an overview of their powerful work in helping people in Africa.