About Richard McGuire
This blog is my place to share with you thoughts and experiences about two of my passions – travel and photography.
I’ve been doing both since I was a young kid.
I got my first little box camera at age five, but became more serious about photography when I studied photojournalism in the 1970s as part of my training in journalism. Beginning in 1999, I started going digital, and since 2004, I’ve been exclusively digital. My current camera is a Nikon D300.
As a kid I also loved travel. I’m old enough to remember taking steam-engine-drawn trains to visit family in southern Ontario and watching in fascination from the windows. And at a very young age, I explored Toronto on my own extensively on public transit and bicycle, before continuing my exploration abroad when I got older. I hitchhiked back and forth across Canada and the U.S. a number of times, and travelled to more than 50 countries of the world.
Photography has often been part of my job – such as when I worked at several community newspapers as a reporter and editor, and reporters were expected also to be photographers. I’ve never, however, worked full-time as a photographer, but I’ve sold many of my photographs to private collectors and publications.
Currently I live in Ottawa, Canada, and I work at Canada’s Parliament. Due to the nature of my job, I generally avoid public discussion of my third passion – politics.
I welcome your comments and questions about photography and travel. This blog, however, is moderated (due to the proliferation of spam) and your comments will only appear after I have checked them.