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Profile: Glenn Bartley — Mission: Possible (exclusive web content)

  This BC-based rare bird photographer knows what it’s like to return from the field empty-handed. And then there are days he finds just what he’s looking for Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Glenn Bartley As a photographer who specializes in rare and difficult-to-photograph birds, Glenn Bartley is constantly on the lookout for species […]

Gear: TriggerSmart Motion Capture System (full review)

  I’m sure that most OPC readers have at one time or another seen an amazing photograph of a hummingbird hovering over a flower, a water drop splashing or a light bulb bursting as a bullet goes through it and wondered how did the photographers capture those images? The world of high-speed, motion-stopping photography has […]

Gear: Cotton Carrier StrapShot (full review)

The StrapShot is a new product from Cotton Carrier, a Canadian company that makes the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest and Cotton Carry-Lite; two products that I reviewed in past issues (#12 and #16, respectively) and quite liked. The StrapShot is somewhat similar to the side holster of the Cotton Carry-Lite, but is designed to attach […]

Editor’s Assignment — Results (full story)

Here are the winners of the May, June and July 2014 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com — Editor-in-Chief   Thank you to our sponsors:      

Beginner Basics — Colour and Photographic Potential (preview)

  Of the many elements responsible for a great image, beginners usually ignore colour when considering their compositions. It’s easy to understand why — there’s so much to worry about. Focus, exposure, leading lines and balance; stressing out about the “rules” of composition sucks the fun out of photography. The easiest way to find great […]

Advanced Shooter — Creative Photography – Using Post-Processing to Enhance Story and Mood (full story)

What is creative photography? For me, as soon as I see the word creative I think personal expression. Art is about personal expression. Therefore I think of creative photography as art. Art often points back to its maker. How do you feel about a subject? What is your connection to what you see? Why are […]

Wild Side — In Search of the Perfect ISO (preview)

“What ISO are you at?” It’s one of the most common questions among photographers in the field, and for good reason.  Pick the right ISO for the situation and you have a broader range of shutter speeds and apertures to play with to nail the perfect shot. But muck it up and you may find […]

Bird Photography Tips — How Photographers Get Close to Birds (full story)

The biggest hurdle for most bird photographers is getting close enough to capture an image where the bird is prominent in the photo. In a previous issue, I wrote about using high-magnification lenses as a fundamental way to help fill the frame. Today, I’m giving an overview of other techniques photographers use to get close […]

Digital Chat — The Cleaning Conundrum (preview)

If your digital camera has lenses that can be removed and interchanged, it’s only a matter of time until you get dust and debris on the camera’s sensor. When enough “junk” accumulates and starts to show in your photos you can waste valuable time de-spotting the images in software. Eventually, you’ll need to break down […]

Your Image — Regional Gems and Plain Hard Work (preview)

Technical ability, check. Necessary equipment, check. Regional information about the landscape and sunrise and sunset direction and time. Wait, what? If the last point threw you a bit of curve ball, it shouldn’t have. I think we’ve all been guilty of yearning for a locale that offers cascading waterfalls, eternal rainbows and majestic elk running […]

The Natural Landscape – preview

 Story and Photography by Robert Postma The shoreline of Kathleen Lake is ice-lined, the wind so still I can almost hear the snow hitting the ground. The mountains of Kluane National Park serve as my backdrop as I slowly start to unpack my gear and begin the set up, waiting for the sun to disappear […]

2014 Spring Photo Contest Results – Full story

The 2014 Spring Photo Contest theme was Canadian Landscapes. It was really interesting to see how other photographers captured images of places we’ve photographed in the past, and we saw some new areas that we would love to explore ourselves. Again, the overall quality of the images was excellent and it was very difficult to […]

The City As Landscape – An Urban Perspective (preview)

Story and Photography by David Nunuk Looking for great landscapes in nature can eat up a lot of travel time. It may mean a long drive and then a hike, with your gear, into the backcountry. Sure, there’s freedom in traipsing around the wilderness without worrying if it’s time to plug the parking meter. But […]

Out of Focus – Night Photography — Oh No! (full story)

Note: This column is presented as a humours piece and is intended as such. Please enjoy responsibly. — Editor-in-Cheif Night photography is booming in popularity right now. Everywhere I look there are photos of brilliant starry skies, magical star trails and dancing northern lights. Many of them are spectacular, drop-dead gorgeous photos that evoke awe and […]

Profile: Glenn Bartley — Mission: Possible (exclusive web content)

26 September 2014

  This BC-based rare bird photographer knows what it’s like to return from the field empty-handed. And then there are days he finds just what he’s looking for Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Glenn Bartley As a photographer who specializes in rare and difficult-to-photograph birds, Glenn Bartley is constantly on the lookout for species […]

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Gear: TriggerSmart Motion Capture System (full review)

26 September 2014

  I’m sure that most OPC readers have at one time or another seen an amazing photograph of a hummingbird hovering over a flower, a water drop splashing or a light bulb bursting as a bullet goes through it and wondered how did the photographers capture those images? The world of high-speed, motion-stopping photography has […]

Read more

Gear: Cotton Carrier StrapShot (full review)

26 September 2014

The StrapShot is a new product from Cotton Carrier, a Canadian company that makes the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest and Cotton Carry-Lite; two products that I reviewed in past issues (#12 and #16, respectively) and quite liked. The StrapShot is somewhat similar to the side holster of the Cotton Carry-Lite, but is designed to attach […]

Read more

Editor’s Assignment — Results (full story)

26 September 2014

Here are the winners of the May, June and July 2014 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com — Editor-in-Chief   Thank you to our sponsors:      

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Beginner Basics — Colour and Photographic Potential (preview)

26 September 2014

  Of the many elements responsible for a great image, beginners usually ignore colour when considering their compositions. It’s easy to understand why — there’s so much to worry about. Focus, exposure, leading lines and balance; stressing out about the “rules” of composition sucks the fun out of photography. The easiest way to find great […]

Read more

Advanced Shooter — Creative Photography – Using Post-Processing to Enhance Story and Mood (full story)

26 September 2014

What is creative photography? For me, as soon as I see the word creative I think personal expression. Art is about personal expression. Therefore I think of creative photography as art. Art often points back to its maker. How do you feel about a subject? What is your connection to what you see? Why are […]

Read more

Wild Side — In Search of the Perfect ISO (preview)

26 September 2014

“What ISO are you at?” It’s one of the most common questions among photographers in the field, and for good reason.  Pick the right ISO for the situation and you have a broader range of shutter speeds and apertures to play with to nail the perfect shot. But muck it up and you may find […]

Read more

Bird Photography Tips — How Photographers Get Close to Birds (full story)

26 September 2014

The biggest hurdle for most bird photographers is getting close enough to capture an image where the bird is prominent in the photo. In a previous issue, I wrote about using high-magnification lenses as a fundamental way to help fill the frame. Today, I’m giving an overview of other techniques photographers use to get close […]

Read more

Digital Chat — The Cleaning Conundrum (preview)

26 September 2014

If your digital camera has lenses that can be removed and interchanged, it’s only a matter of time until you get dust and debris on the camera’s sensor. When enough “junk” accumulates and starts to show in your photos you can waste valuable time de-spotting the images in software. Eventually, you’ll need to break down […]

Read more

Your Image — Regional Gems and Plain Hard Work (preview)

23 September 2014

Technical ability, check. Necessary equipment, check. Regional information about the landscape and sunrise and sunset direction and time. Wait, what? If the last point threw you a bit of curve ball, it shouldn’t have. I think we’ve all been guilty of yearning for a locale that offers cascading waterfalls, eternal rainbows and majestic elk running […]

Read more

The Natural Landscape – preview

23 September 2014

 Story and Photography by Robert Postma The shoreline of Kathleen Lake is ice-lined, the wind so still I can almost hear the snow hitting the ground. The mountains of Kluane National Park serve as my backdrop as I slowly start to unpack my gear and begin the set up, waiting for the sun to disappear […]

Read more

2014 Spring Photo Contest Results – Full story

23 September 2014

The 2014 Spring Photo Contest theme was Canadian Landscapes. It was really interesting to see how other photographers captured images of places we’ve photographed in the past, and we saw some new areas that we would love to explore ourselves. Again, the overall quality of the images was excellent and it was very difficult to […]

Read more