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Welcome to the official blog for Blue Sky Photography, an educational site for all those souls with a passion for photography and a desire to both explore and communicate the beauty of our natural world and its people with others.

glenn-on-stick-bridge_laosGLENN GUY

Master of Arts (Photo) Royal Melbourne Institute of Photography (RMIT)

Graduate Diploma of Art (RMIT)

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Philip Institute of Photography (PIT)

 

 

Glenn Guy is a photographer with 30 years industry experience including newspaper, wedding/portrait, documentary, travel, landscape and film stills. Almost 20 years of teaching experience and time as a Technical Specialist and Product Manager at Kodak Australasia further underpin his wide-ranging career.

Glenn’s exhibition highlights include being a finalist in the inaugural Felix H. Mann Award for Documentary Photography, exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria; recipient of a Leica Award for Landscape Photography, at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP); and Photographer of the Year (Landscape Category) with the Victoria Division of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). His fine-art prints are collected at both private and corporate level. Still enjoying commercial assignments Glenn’s clients have included Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Jetset Travel and a variety of government authorities. Most recently Glenn has enjoyed working as a stills photographer on film sets and TV shows, including Fish Out Of Water, a TV documentary on the environment for Foxtel staring former Olympian and World Champion swimmer Ian Thorpe.

Over the years Glenn’s passion for photography and travel have resulted in photography adventures to China, Tibet, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, New Zealand and throughout Australia. Glenn also operates a small publishing business and produces postcards and greeting cards and a range of educational products through this site. Private and small group teaching, Workshops and Photography Tours will also be announced over time. So please bookmark this site for ongoing reference.

19 Responses

  1. Happy 2009 and congratulations on getting this up and running Glenn! Keep up the great work … and the great photography as well! Cheers Bill.

  2. Hi bill,

    Thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement.

    Glenn

  3. Great site Glenn, and a great resource for learning.

  4. Hi Darragh,

    Thanks so much for your kind words and feedback. Feel free to drop me a line with any suggestions for articles you’d like me to post. If I can I’d be happy to oblige.

    Glenn

  5. Hi Glenn

    Really great Blog site and truely fantastic images.

    It’s so great that you draw from past images, write about them, re-live them and give them a whole new look if you choose to digitally.

    I can’t work out after visiting your blog if you are more passionate about photography or more passionate about teaching photography ?

    Hope you get a chance to put something up here re the shooting for an event recipe that you meantioned to us.

    Thanks for access to your blog

    Regards
    Joel

  6. Hi Joel,

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback. I’II have that article on the Photo Essay posted sometime before Sunday.

    All the best,

    Glenn

  7. I’m happy and grateful to discover your wonderful blog. There are lots of things to learn and discover here. Thank you for setting this up.

  8. Hi Glen, I stumbled across your site while on a search of Victoria.
    I’m new to this blogging experience but just wanted to let you know that I will be back to do some more reading.

    So much to learn about photography and is always interesting to see how others go about it.

    Stephen

  9. Hi Steve,

    Thanks for making contact. I’m glad you found my site. Please feel free to come back regularly as I post a new article every day. And feel free to let me know if you’d like an article posted on any particular location or topic. If I’m able I’d be happy to oblige.

    All the best,

    Glenn

  10. Hi Glenn,
    Its a wonderful blog, proud to be your student!
    Great photos! Great narrations!!

  11. Thanks so much Siva,

    I’Ii be sending the email you’re expecting tomorrow morning.

    Glenn

  12. hey glen , fantastic blog mate…both images and content. i’m going to be a regular. hey i’m heading into burma in two days time , any recomendations on hot shot spots. hoping to visit bagan, mrauk u and inle lake, but i remembered you’d be the go to man for any insider destinations i shouldn’t miss.
    hope life is treating you well and i see your driving the MK2 now you lucky devil.
    dave

  13. Hi Dave,

    I hope I’m not too late with my reply. I’ve only just got back from a gig as stills photographer on a film based in Mildura.

    I’ve been to both Bagan and Inle Lake, but not since Dec. 1999. So, as its 10 years ago, I no longer have any local contacts or specific suggestions for you. I can’t remember all the places where I stayed, but I did spend Xmas night on a hotell on the water at Lake Inle. Lovely people and a beautiful setting. Back then it was $30 a night, from memory. Expensive for that part of the world, but a Xmas treat for me and my guide (I got her a room as well). From there it was easy to take a motorized boat (canoe) to various attractions around the lake. But don’t worry as both places are relatively easy going and quite well set up for tourists. It’s just a matter of using your guide book and saying” take me there” to the local taxi driver. What I did do, which is not common for backpackers, was to hire a local guide and a driver in Yangon. That made getting around and being introduced to people a lot easier. I could have managed fine without them, but I couldn’t have got to as many places nor organized some of my pics without their help. If you get this email in time you might try to hire a local guide in the town you’re in on a day by day basis. See how it goes. One tip (and I hope you don’t mind me saying this as it’s more a comment for my readers than for you), NEVER talk politics when abroad. A tourist stays for only a few weeks, but the ramifications of what they say or do can so easily be blamed on the guide or driver with whom they are traveling. Even if they have nothing to do with what the tourist said or did. When a tourist hires a guide or driver, that local person then becomes responsible for what that tourist sees, says and does. And it is often the local that is held responsible for the deeds of the tourist.

    I remember you well, Dave. I hope its a great trip and that you make really great pics.

    All the best,

    Glenn

  14. G’day Glenn,
    Just a quick note to say g’day. You won’t remember me as I was one of your many students over the years…..back in around 1995-6 and I did a couple of different classes with you at Box Hill Tafe. Anyway, enjoyed the courses back then and managed to end up in the industry and learning more everyday. Enjoyed looking through your site and just thought I’d say g’day and thankyou for kick starting me into an enjoyable career path! Cheers,
    Darren

  15. Hi Darren,

    It’s great to hear from you. Thanks for making contact. I’m not very good with names, but more than likely I’d remember your face the next time we meet. I hope the site proves interesting and that you pop back often.

    I’m so glad you’re doing well. It’s wonderful when you can make your passion your career.

    All the best,

    Glenn

  16. Dear Glenn,

    I was a student in your Sunday class this past weekend and would like to thank you again for your enthusiastic involvement with the subject matter and your concern at conveying it as clearly as possible to the class. This was not so easy as the students varied in expertise as much as the cameras that they carried.

    Good luck and hope that you have a chance to continue your ambassador type photography in far flung reaches of the planet.

    with kind regards,
    anne

  17. Hello Anne,

    I really appreciate your kind words and generous feedback.

    Sorry for the late reply. I haven’t been back to my old wordpress site for some time. I now operate under a new business name and have a brand new site as part of an online re-branding process. The site is still under construction, but functioning. You can check it out at http://www.travelphotographyguru.com

    All the best,

    Glenn

  18. Hey Glenn
    I enrolled at CAE for a course in basic dSLR Photography starting on 5-Nov, which was advertised to be taught by you. Unfortunately some other guy who I’d never heard of is taking the class. I have already told CAE I do not wish to continue the class but will do it at a later date when you are available. So far CAE have not been of much help in regard to dates you are taking the course so I wondered if you had more information, especially for Dec, Jan or Feb.

    Kind regards, Robert.

  19. Hi Robert,

    I hope this mess got sorted out. I no longer use this blog and just happened to pop back for administrative reasons tonight when I saw your comment.

    You can contact me via my current site, which I’ve been running for almost 2 years, at http://www.travelphotographyguru.com

    Glenn

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