Barney Builds a Kayak: DPReview Blends Our Love of Photography and Kayak Building
Our workshops attract participants from all walks of life: enthusiastic woodworkers, semi-pro sea kayakers, traditionalists, and everything in between. Or sometimes, none of the above.
Sometimes, people just need to get out from behind their desk, pick up a chisel, and get crafty. Last April, our friend Barney, over at the camera review site DPReview.com, got it in his head that he’d like to document the process of building a kayak. The result is a camera field test for the Canon EOS 80D—but just below the surface is the story of a young urbanite living out a boyhood dream he never knew he had.
This video combines our three favorite things: kayak building, photography, and the drought-dry wit of our friend Barney Britton. Be warned: it’s a long video, but it’s a very good look at the entire process of building a kayak in our workshops.
Sit back, relax, and watch Barney build his first kayak.