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Out of Focus — Glorious Locations for Wildlife Photography (preview) Discovering Canada — Algonquin Provincial Park (preview) Dreaming in Macro — Free up your mind and create (preview) Patterns in the Landscape (preview) 2014 Fall Photo Contest Results (full story) Your Image — Key Elements of Environmental Portraiture (preview) Bird Photography Tips — Photographing Birds During Migration (preview) Digital Chat — The Lying LCD Display and What to do About it (preview) Wild Side — Getting Some Long Distance Love (full story) Advanced Shooter — The Art in the Abandoned (preview) Profile — Sarah Furchner (Exclusive online interview) Beginner Basics — Take More Images Than You Think You Need (preview) Photographer Editor
 

Out of Focus — Glorious Locations for Wildlife Photography (preview)

There’s nothing I love more than photographing wildlife at inspiring locations that stimulate my senses with the glory of nature. Places where I can breathe deeply the aroma of a spring forest carpeted with purple and orange wildflowers. Where colourful songbirds flit above my head and serenade me with bubbly melodies. Where I can feel […]

Discovering Canada — Algonquin Provincial Park (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Mention the name “Algonquin Provincial Park” and most people will surely recognize it. Mist rising from the calm waters of a northern lake, a lone moose feeding in a marsh by the roadside and dazzling autumn colours reflected in a quiet pond are all iconic images of the park […]

Dreaming in Macro — Free up your mind and create (preview)

 Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay Are you mentally bogged down by your equipment? Sometimes your equipment can block your creative inner self. “Always use a tripod” is something that has been instilled in all of us for nature and landscape photography and we obediently do as we’re told. For 99 percent of my work […]

Patterns in the Landscape (preview)

Story and Photography by Chris Harris When photographers seek to communicate through imagery we use composition to lead our viewers and hold their attention in the image space long enough to understand what we’re telling them. How do we do that? We identify the elements of composition within the landscape and utilize their strengths. For […]

2014 Fall Photo Contest Results (full story)

The 2014 Fall Photo Contest theme was water in any of its forms. As usual, choosing the winners was a very difficult undertaking. The quality of the entries just seem to get better and better. These are our top picks that best showcase the contest theme.  — Mark and Leslie Degner   Thank you to […]

Your Image — Key Elements of Environmental Portraiture (preview)

Environmental portraiture needs certain aspects to be effectively executed. It should be simple with limited distractions, well-composed, well-lit and engaging. Produce those elements and it will translate into strong, impactful imagery. Like landscapes, sports or even wildlife, the recipe for success in your pictures is identical with portraiture. Let me discuss the particulars in each […]

Bird Photography Tips — Photographing Birds During Migration (preview)

Spring migration is one of the most exciting times of year for bird photography. Migration is a remarkable natural phenomena, and I was lucky enough to grow up near Point Pelee National Park, a world-famous migration hotspot. Seeing the daily arrival of birds in their most vibrant plumages is what got me hooked on birds […]

Digital Chat — The Lying LCD Display and What to do About it (preview)

Digital photographers universally love the instantaneous feedback they can get from looking at their images on the back of the camera. However, did you know that what you see can often be extremely misleading? Keep reading for tips on how to overcome your camera LCD’s tendency to fib.   Have you ever been out making […]

Wild Side — Getting Some Long Distance Love (full story)

Imagine this: You’re on a photo tour with me in British Columbia, soaking in the gorgeous early morning light as we search a Chilcotin lake for grizzly bears. We round a corner on the still waters and there she is, the beautiful golden grizzly we photographed the night before, meandering along the shoreline in the […]

Advanced Shooter — The Art in the Abandoned (preview)

I admit it, I have a fascination with derelict buildings, decaying cars and industrial detritus. And I’m not alone. Most of my fellow nature and outdoor photographers are equally fascinated by abandoned artifacts of the industrial age. Maybe it’s the haunting stories, the recognition of our fragility in nature or simply the graphic visuals that […]

Profile — Sarah Furchner (Exclusive online interview)

Full of surprises Wildlife subjects never fail to keep this outdoor photographer guessing By Stephanie Hounsell When it comes to photographing wildlife, there’s something Sarah Furchner has learned time and again: Expect the unexpected. Furchner, a northern Ontario-based nature and wildlife photographer, remembers vividly the spring day a couple of years ago when she came […]

Beginner Basics — Take More Images Than You Think You Need (preview)

Modern cameras introduce an entirely different shooting mentality to photographers. In the days of film, photographers would associate every click of the shutter with money being spent. In the modern era of photography, memory cards are inexpensive and camera shutters are resilient; a photographer can take as many images as they want! In many scenarios, […]

Photographer’s Lifestyle — Preparing for Your Outdoor Photo Shoots (preview)

There are a number of things to consider when getting ready for an outdoor photo shoot, and the season you’re shooting in will dictate some of it. Questions you should consider are: What’s the current temperature? What’s the weather forecast for the shoot day and the rest of the week? What time is sunrise and […]

Editor’s Assignment Winners — November, December 2014 and January 2015

November 2014 winner — Kirk MacMillan, BC (A Time for Autumn) Title: Last of Fall Photo: ©Kirk MacMillan Gear/Settings: Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, ƒ13@1 sec., ISO 400 The colours, although beyond what we would see normally, capture the complementary shades of blue/purple and orange/red. The form, lines and shapes together with the […]

Out of Focus — Glorious Locations for Wildlife Photography (preview)

27 March 2015

There’s nothing I love more than photographing wildlife at inspiring locations that stimulate my senses with the glory of nature. Places where I can breathe deeply the aroma of a spring forest carpeted with purple and orange wildflowers. Where colourful songbirds flit above my head and serenade me with bubbly melodies. Where I can feel […]

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Discovering Canada — Algonquin Provincial Park (preview)

27 March 2015

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Mention the name “Algonquin Provincial Park” and most people will surely recognize it. Mist rising from the calm waters of a northern lake, a lone moose feeding in a marsh by the roadside and dazzling autumn colours reflected in a quiet pond are all iconic images of the park […]

Read more

Dreaming in Macro — Free up your mind and create (preview)

27 March 2015

 Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay Are you mentally bogged down by your equipment? Sometimes your equipment can block your creative inner self. “Always use a tripod” is something that has been instilled in all of us for nature and landscape photography and we obediently do as we’re told. For 99 percent of my work […]

Read more

Patterns in the Landscape (preview)

27 March 2015

Story and Photography by Chris Harris When photographers seek to communicate through imagery we use composition to lead our viewers and hold their attention in the image space long enough to understand what we’re telling them. How do we do that? We identify the elements of composition within the landscape and utilize their strengths. For […]

Read more

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2014 Fall Photo Contest Results (full story)

27 March 2015

The 2014 Fall Photo Contest theme was water in any of its forms. As usual, choosing the winners was a very difficult undertaking. The quality of the entries just seem to get better and better. These are our top picks that best showcase the contest theme.  — Mark and Leslie Degner   Thank you to […]

Read more

Your Image — Key Elements of Environmental Portraiture (preview)

27 March 2015

Environmental portraiture needs certain aspects to be effectively executed. It should be simple with limited distractions, well-composed, well-lit and engaging. Produce those elements and it will translate into strong, impactful imagery. Like landscapes, sports or even wildlife, the recipe for success in your pictures is identical with portraiture. Let me discuss the particulars in each […]

Read more

Bird Photography Tips — Photographing Birds During Migration (preview)

27 March 2015

Spring migration is one of the most exciting times of year for bird photography. Migration is a remarkable natural phenomena, and I was lucky enough to grow up near Point Pelee National Park, a world-famous migration hotspot. Seeing the daily arrival of birds in their most vibrant plumages is what got me hooked on birds […]

Read more

Digital Chat — The Lying LCD Display and What to do About it (preview)

27 March 2015

Digital photographers universally love the instantaneous feedback they can get from looking at their images on the back of the camera. However, did you know that what you see can often be extremely misleading? Keep reading for tips on how to overcome your camera LCD’s tendency to fib.   Have you ever been out making […]

Read more

Wild Side — Getting Some Long Distance Love (full story)

26 March 2015

Imagine this: You’re on a photo tour with me in British Columbia, soaking in the gorgeous early morning light as we search a Chilcotin lake for grizzly bears. We round a corner on the still waters and there she is, the beautiful golden grizzly we photographed the night before, meandering along the shoreline in the […]

Read more

Advanced Shooter — The Art in the Abandoned (preview)

26 March 2015

I admit it, I have a fascination with derelict buildings, decaying cars and industrial detritus. And I’m not alone. Most of my fellow nature and outdoor photographers are equally fascinated by abandoned artifacts of the industrial age. Maybe it’s the haunting stories, the recognition of our fragility in nature or simply the graphic visuals that […]

Read more

Profile — Sarah Furchner (Exclusive online interview)

26 March 2015

Full of surprises Wildlife subjects never fail to keep this outdoor photographer guessing By Stephanie Hounsell When it comes to photographing wildlife, there’s something Sarah Furchner has learned time and again: Expect the unexpected. Furchner, a northern Ontario-based nature and wildlife photographer, remembers vividly the spring day a couple of years ago when she came […]

Read more

Beginner Basics — Take More Images Than You Think You Need (preview)

26 March 2015

Modern cameras introduce an entirely different shooting mentality to photographers. In the days of film, photographers would associate every click of the shutter with money being spent. In the modern era of photography, memory cards are inexpensive and camera shutters are resilient; a photographer can take as many images as they want! In many scenarios, […]

Read more