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Discovering Canada — Jasper National Park (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison Join our roving photographer on a journey through the gentle giant of the Rockies — Jasper National Park. With its majestic peaks, pristine wilderness and stunning landscapes that feature waterfalls, clear lakes, glaciers, deep canyons, caves and expansive valleys, the Alberta-based park is a photographer’s dream come true. To […]

Magical Monochrome – Drama and Mood for High Impact (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou Take a step out of our colour-saturated world for a moment to discover the beauty of monochrome imagery and its inherent ability to impart drama and mood. Find out how to make a little monochromatic magic with your photography through helpful tips on everything from composition […]

New Zealand — Landscapes of “Middle Earth” (preview)

Story and photography by John Sylvester There are few places in the world that offer the rich variety of scenery in a compact area like New Zealand does. From volcanoes to sub-tropical rainforests and flightless birds, the small-but-mighty country has everything a photographer could ask for in one spot. Explore the faraway land with PEI-based […]

Wild Side – Wear Your Ethics On Your Sleeve (full story)

By John E. Marriott Wildlife photographers play a unique role in today’s social media-crazed world. A captivating picture of a bear cub can raise thousands of dollars for a wildlife organization; an engaging shot of a wild wolf can reach hundreds of thousands of online eyeballs, bringing attention to an environmental issue; and a photograph […]

Advanced Shooter – The Unlikely Landscape Lens (full story)

“Often, I will slap on the 300mm lens and just explore a distant scene to grab graphic elements that attract my eye”   Ask any landscape photographer what their favourite lens is and you’ll most likely get answers that include wide-angle focal lengths or maybe the inclusion of a mid-range telephoto, like a 70–200mm lens, for those more […]

Beginner Basics – Exploring the Unknown Buttons on Your Camera (preview)

By Don Komarechka   Unboxing your camera for the first time is exciting, until you begin to contemplate the myriad of buttons, wheels, dials and menus that seemingly stare back at you. Your first instinct is to open the manual and sink your teeth in, but the camera manual is a technical reference and is […]

Profile — Jim Brompton — The Stories Behind the Pictures (exclusive web content)

BC photographer talks about two of his favourite images Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Jim Brompton   One of landscape photographer Jim Brompton’s favourite things to do is to share the stories behind his photos. And with almost 40 years of experience, the photographer has many tales to tell. Two of his favourite photos […]

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Are You a Fair-Weather Photographer? (preview)

By Roy Ramsay Shooting during the magic hour is something we discuss much of the time. That beautiful, warm light is so engaging that we should take advantage of it as often as we can. But bad weather happens, and for many, we pack up our gear and head for shelter, potentially losing the opportunity […]

Digital Chat – SilverFast Archive Suite (full review)

By Paul Burwell If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of slides and negatives still kicking around from the “old” days. And like me, I’m sure you’ve also sworn to get them finally archived as digital files so you can upgrade them to the digital realm. With some recent technological advances in hardware […]

Gear – KITE Optics Lynx HD 8×30 Binoculars (full review)

By Mark and Leslie Degner It might seem strange to some readers that we’re reviewing binoculars in an outdoor photography magazine, but for many wildlife and outdoor photographers, including ourselves, binoculars are an essential piece of gear. Whenever we head into the field our binoculars are always close at hand. They are indispensible in finding […]

Gear – Ultra-Light Bino Harness (full review)

By Mark and Leslie Degner Just like with cameras, we don’t particularly like using a traditional neck strap with our binoculars. Instead, we have replaced our binoculars’ neck straps with chest harnesses, which we greatly prefer. With a chest harness the binoculars don’t dig into your neck, nor do they bounce around when you move. […]

Bird Photography Tips – Tips for Shooting Birds in Winter (preview)

By Ethan Meleg I’ll admit that I’m not a huge fan of winter, but I do get excited about the bird photography opportunities the happen during the cold season. Winter can be a highly-productive time of year to shoot birds if you know where to target them and how to deal with a few of […]

Your Image – Insurance: Do You Need It? (preview)

By Kelly Funk Fact: Photography equipment is expensive! Second fact: None of us would even dream of giving it up because of fact one. If that were the case there’d be a lot of people out there struggling through cheaper creative outlets such as bead design, chain saw carving (fine if you can get by […]

Out of Focus – What Type of Outdoor Photographer Are You? (preview)

By Ethan Meleg I’ve crossed paths with at least a gigabyte of outdoor photographers and as a type-A person I can’t help but categorize them. My system is primarily based on how they shoot and what motivates them. Do you fit into any of the following types? Read on to see if you’re a Squirrel, […]

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Camping, B&Bs or Resort? (full story)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay Fall is a very busy season for photographers, both amateur and professional alike. There is a specific window of time where the fall colours are at their peak. This window of time is largely determined by location, weather conditions in the area, and species of trees. In my home […]

Gear – Nikon COOLPIX P900 (full review)

Reviewed by Mark and Leslie Degner A camera with a 24 to 2000mm superzoom lens (equivalent 35mm focal length) is sure to catch the attention of most photographers, but then most will quickly dismiss it as more of a gimmick that really can’t possibly be that good optically. That was our first thought, but the […]

Gear – Progrey Filter System (full review)

Reviewed by Mark and Leslie Degner Progrey (www.progreyusa.com) is the new kid on the block when it comes to photographic filters and filter holders. Progrey currently produces four different sized slide-in filter systems and a couple of different neutral density circular screw-in filters. Their smallest system, the G-85X, uses 85mm wide filters, the same size […]

Gear – MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L (full review)

Reviewed by Mark and Leslie Degner MindShift Gear recently released a new line of photo backpacks, the FirstLight series. There are three different sized models available: the FirstLight 20L ($229.99 US), FirstLight 30L ($279.99 US) and the FirstLight 40L ($329.99 US). We received the largest model, the FirstLight 40L, to try out and it’s the […]

Discovering Canada — Jasper National Park (preview)

24 December 2015

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison Join our roving photographer on a journey through the gentle giant of the Rockies — Jasper National Park. With its majestic peaks, pristine wilderness and stunning landscapes that feature waterfalls, clear lakes, glaciers, deep canyons, caves and expansive valleys, the Alberta-based park is a photographer’s dream come true. To […]

Read more

Magical Monochrome – Drama and Mood for High Impact (preview)

24 December 2015

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou Take a step out of our colour-saturated world for a moment to discover the beauty of monochrome imagery and its inherent ability to impart drama and mood. Find out how to make a little monochromatic magic with your photography through helpful tips on everything from composition […]

Read more

New Zealand — Landscapes of “Middle Earth” (preview)

24 December 2015

Story and photography by John Sylvester There are few places in the world that offer the rich variety of scenery in a compact area like New Zealand does. From volcanoes to sub-tropical rainforests and flightless birds, the small-but-mighty country has everything a photographer could ask for in one spot. Explore the faraway land with PEI-based […]

Read more

Wild Side – Wear Your Ethics On Your Sleeve (full story)

24 December 2015

By John E. Marriott Wildlife photographers play a unique role in today’s social media-crazed world. A captivating picture of a bear cub can raise thousands of dollars for a wildlife organization; an engaging shot of a wild wolf can reach hundreds of thousands of online eyeballs, bringing attention to an environmental issue; and a photograph […]

Read more

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Advanced Shooter – The Unlikely Landscape Lens (full story)

24 December 2015

“Often, I will slap on the 300mm lens and just explore a distant scene to grab graphic elements that attract my eye”   Ask any landscape photographer what their favourite lens is and you’ll most likely get answers that include wide-angle focal lengths or maybe the inclusion of a mid-range telephoto, like a 70–200mm lens, for those more […]

Read more

Beginner Basics – Exploring the Unknown Buttons on Your Camera (preview)

24 December 2015

By Don Komarechka   Unboxing your camera for the first time is exciting, until you begin to contemplate the myriad of buttons, wheels, dials and menus that seemingly stare back at you. Your first instinct is to open the manual and sink your teeth in, but the camera manual is a technical reference and is […]

Read more

Profile — Jim Brompton — The Stories Behind the Pictures (exclusive web content)

24 December 2015

BC photographer talks about two of his favourite images Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Jim Brompton   One of landscape photographer Jim Brompton’s favourite things to do is to share the stories behind his photos. And with almost 40 years of experience, the photographer has many tales to tell. Two of his favourite photos […]

Read more

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Are You a Fair-Weather Photographer? (preview)

24 December 2015

By Roy Ramsay Shooting during the magic hour is something we discuss much of the time. That beautiful, warm light is so engaging that we should take advantage of it as often as we can. But bad weather happens, and for many, we pack up our gear and head for shelter, potentially losing the opportunity […]

Read more

Digital Chat – SilverFast Archive Suite (full review)

24 December 2015

By Paul Burwell If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of slides and negatives still kicking around from the “old” days. And like me, I’m sure you’ve also sworn to get them finally archived as digital files so you can upgrade them to the digital realm. With some recent technological advances in hardware […]

Read more

Gear – KITE Optics Lynx HD 8×30 Binoculars (full review)

24 December 2015

By Mark and Leslie Degner It might seem strange to some readers that we’re reviewing binoculars in an outdoor photography magazine, but for many wildlife and outdoor photographers, including ourselves, binoculars are an essential piece of gear. Whenever we head into the field our binoculars are always close at hand. They are indispensible in finding […]

Read more

Gear – Ultra-Light Bino Harness (full review)

24 December 2015

By Mark and Leslie Degner Just like with cameras, we don’t particularly like using a traditional neck strap with our binoculars. Instead, we have replaced our binoculars’ neck straps with chest harnesses, which we greatly prefer. With a chest harness the binoculars don’t dig into your neck, nor do they bounce around when you move. […]

Read more

Bird Photography Tips – Tips for Shooting Birds in Winter (preview)

24 December 2015

By Ethan Meleg I’ll admit that I’m not a huge fan of winter, but I do get excited about the bird photography opportunities the happen during the cold season. Winter can be a highly-productive time of year to shoot birds if you know where to target them and how to deal with a few of […]

Read more

Your Image – Insurance: Do You Need It? (preview)

24 December 2015

By Kelly Funk Fact: Photography equipment is expensive! Second fact: None of us would even dream of giving it up because of fact one. If that were the case there’d be a lot of people out there struggling through cheaper creative outlets such as bead design, chain saw carving (fine if you can get by […]

Read more

Out of Focus – What Type of Outdoor Photographer Are You? (preview)

24 December 2015

By Ethan Meleg I’ve crossed paths with at least a gigabyte of outdoor photographers and as a type-A person I can’t help but categorize them. My system is primarily based on how they shoot and what motivates them. Do you fit into any of the following types? Read on to see if you’re a Squirrel, […]

Read more

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Camping, B&Bs or Resort? (full story)

07 October 2015

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay Fall is a very busy season for photographers, both amateur and professional alike. There is a specific window of time where the fall colours are at their peak. This window of time is largely determined by location, weather conditions in the area, and species of trees. In my home […]

Read more

Gear – Nikon COOLPIX P900 (full review)

07 October 2015

Reviewed by Mark and Leslie Degner A camera with a 24 to 2000mm superzoom lens (equivalent 35mm focal length) is sure to catch the attention of most photographers, but then most will quickly dismiss it as more of a gimmick that really can’t possibly be that good optically. That was our first thought, but the […]

Read more

Gear – Progrey Filter System (full review)

07 October 2015

Reviewed by Mark and Leslie Degner Progrey (www.progreyusa.com) is the new kid on the block when it comes to photographic filters and filter holders. Progrey currently produces four different sized slide-in filter systems and a couple of different neutral density circular screw-in filters. Their smallest system, the G-85X, uses 85mm wide filters, the same size […]

Read more

Gear – MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L (full review)

07 October 2015

Reviewed by Mark and Leslie Degner MindShift Gear recently released a new line of photo backpacks, the FirstLight series. There are three different sized models available: the FirstLight 20L ($229.99 US), FirstLight 30L ($279.99 US) and the FirstLight 40L ($329.99 US). We received the largest model, the FirstLight 40L, to try out and it’s the […]

Read more