Podcast Episode #16 – Mar 15, 2023
In this podcast interview we will be talking to Robert McCuaig, an Enthusiast Photographer, currently based in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.
Bob McCuaig, currently retired, has been interested in photography since he was eight years old, learning the basics from his Dad as well as reading Freeman Patterson’s book called, “Photography for the Joy of It”. Robert furthered his knowledge through courses at NSCAD in digital imaging, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Robert uses photography as a means of artistic expression, an outlet for his creativity which allows for the experimentation of new ideas. He enjoys capturing images from a unique perspective, that will be pleasing to a wide audience, of nature, landscapes, especially mountains with snowy caps, and people but not necessarily in a formal portrait setting.
Robert has used many cameras over the years. His first was a Kodak Brownie which only took B & W photos. At nine he graduated to an ANSCO camera which could use flash bulbs. In his teens he was given a Yashika twin lens reflex camera which was his first for taking colour photos and slides. In Robert’s early 20’s he was given his first 35mm camera, a Minolta SRT 101. This was a huge step up from his previous cameras as it had a built in light meter which served him well for about 15 years when he upgraded to a more sophisticated Minolta model. From there, beginning sometime in the 90’s Robert moved from film to digital beginning with a Nikon Coolpix 990 and as digital technology evolved upgraded to a full frame Canon EOS 5D MkIII, which is still his current camera.
In 2017 Robert acquired his first drone, jumping into the deep end of the DJI drone pool with the Inspire 2, a beautiful very capable machine, which served him well although not very portable. He resolved the portability problem by purchasing a DJI Mavic 3, which has become his favourite for many reasons.
Robert has several other interests which include woodworking, model railways, design, videography, and photo restoration. He also enjoys several sports such as; cycling, skiing, and sailing.
You can follow Robert’s work and learn more from the following link:
■ Facebook: Rob McCuaig
As mentioned during the podcast here is a link about Drone laws and regulations in Canada: Don Joyce – Canadian Drone Basic & Advanced Exam Study Information
From your podcast app click on this link to the images which will automatically use your browser.
The Music snippets that you hear in the intro and outro of the podcast is from “upbeat-motivation-corporate” by M-Dewala on Pixabay Music.