About Brian Byrd’s Photo Gallery & Blog
I love taking photos, ever since I saved up enough money from my paper route during junior high to buy a Pentax SLR which had been stolen from a camera store, recovered by the police, and then sold at a discount by the same camera store! If you would like to see some of the best photos I took during my junior high, high school and college years, please visit Brian’s Old Photos.

I had to part with my SLR when I graduated from university, and then the passion for photography began to fade. It wasn’t until I got myself a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 in late 2006 that the passion started to burn strongly again.

In March 2011 I pursued my passion to a new level by investing in a system of high-quality lenses and other photographic equipment centered around Sony Alpha α55 and Sony Alpha α77 translucent mirror digital APS-C SLR cameras. This is the first SLR I have owned since I sold my Pentax in 1985.

In mid-2012, after only 18 months with the heavy and bulky Sony equipment, I gave it all away and built a smaller and lighter Micro Four Thirds system around an Olympus OM-D E-M5 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. I’ve been VERY happy with this equipment, and could never imagine myself going back to a traditional SLR. If you are interested, you can read more about my 45-year photographic journey.

With this quality of gear I’ve definitely been much more in­ten­tion­al in my photo taking, so be sure to visit this Web site often for the lastest shots. Currently, my online photo gallery consists of 9,931 pictures organized into 343 albums.

Because I have a lot to share about my experiences with all of my photographic equipment, and about all of the photo outings I’m going on, I’ve developed the Brian’s Photographic Blog part of this Web site, so you can benefit from what I’ve learned. So far I’ve written 728 articles.

All in all, there are 11,363 pages of content on this Web site! My blog articles and individual photographs have been viewed 11,654,572 times. The photos shown here, as well as the blog articles I’m writing, are the results of my photographic passion and my artistic vision. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!