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Photographer Gear — PrinTao 8 from LaserSoft Imaging (full review) Gear — Domke Next Generation Camera Bags — the Ledger and the Image Maker (full review) Gear — Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III Digital Camera (full review) Profile — Wayne Barrett (exclusive online interview) Beginner Basics — Working With Telephoto Lenses (preview) Advanced Shooter — Who Are You Creatively? (preview) Wild Side — Shooting in Extreme Winter Weather (preview) Digital Chat — Insatiable Desire for Sharpness (full story) Bird Photography Tips — Feeder Setups for Bird Photography in Your Yard (preview) Your Image — Anchor Your Images for Impact (full story) Discovering Canada — Quebec The Icefall Traverse — Extreme Adventure (preview) Tonquin Valley Photo Adventure by Horseback (preview)
 

Photographer’s Lifestyle — Snap, Click and Crunch (full story)

Welcome to my new column, Photographer’s Lifestyle. It’s a column about you — the landscape, nature and wildlife photographer. If you’re anything like me — over 40, a parent of young children or teenagers and crazy about photography — then hopefully you’ll glean something from this column each issue. Moving forward, I’ll discuss issues, ideas […]

Gear — PrinTao 8 from LaserSoft Imaging (full review)

Proper colour management is critical to getting consistently great prints when printing digital images. However, it can be a complicated and confusing process. Many photographers struggle with colour management issues and get very frustrated when printing, resulting in lots of wasted paper and time. Using the appropriate print driver settings and selecting the proper ICC […]

Gear — Domke Next Generation Camera Bags — the Ledger and the Image Maker (full review)

Traditional shoulder camera bags have been around almost as long as cameras have been, and despite all of the new designs in camera bags they are still very popular with both amateur and professional photographers alike. Recently Domke, a long-time manufacturer of high quality camera bags, sent me two of their new Next Generation line […]

Gear — Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III Digital Camera (full review)

I was quite interested when Sony announced their new 20.1 MP Cyber-Shot RX100 III digital camera, the third model in the RX100 line. The first two models received high praise from photographers for their great image quality while still being pocket-sized. Since I never got the chance to really use either of the first two […]

Profile — Wayne Barrett (exclusive online interview)

Flying High A trip to Torngat Mountains National Park a dream come true for East Coast photographer Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Wayne Barrett It’s not everybody who has the necessary pairing of guts and knowledge required to conquer the rugged Torngat Mountains National Park. Not to mention the opportunity. Exploring the unforgiving, nearly […]

Beginner Basics — Working With Telephoto Lenses (preview)

  Many landscape and nature photographers crave the experience that telephoto lenses provide. It’s usually the first new lens purchase after buying a camera. Shooting with a telephoto lens offers a different set of challenges that new photographers often struggle with; motion blur, incorrect exposures and out-of-focus images are commonplace. These obstacles to great images […]

Advanced Shooter — Who Are You Creatively? (preview)

Why do you make photographs? Some people will answer that they want to document their travels or important events in their lives. Others are inspired by nature and want to capture this inspiration. And many use photography as a positive escape from the hectic rat race of life (a kind of meditation or mental yoga). […]

Wild Side — Shooting in Extreme Winter Weather (preview)

It’s -30 C and snowing — do you know where your camera is? Hopefully it’s on the car seat beside you, in the backpack on your back, or on the tripod in front of you, not stashed away two floors below in your heated garage as you hit snooze for the 11th time. For some […]

Digital Chat — Insatiable Desire for Sharpness (full story)

Sharp images. It’s one of those things that many photographers crave and are almost addicted to. When I encounter photographers obsessing about sharpness, I’m reminded of this quote from legendary photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson: “I am constantly amused by the notion that some people have about photographic technique–a notion which reveals itself in an insatiable craving […]

Bird Photography Tips — Feeder Setups for Bird Photography in Your Yard (preview)

Attracting birds to a feeder setup in your yard is an easy and effective way to get close to birds for photography. It takes some planning and up-front work to develop a good setup, but once in place it’s simple to maintain and you can shoot right at home during your spare time. I recently […]

Your Image — Anchor Your Images for Impact (full story)

When looking at a powerful image, have you ever felt that you could just reach in and touch part of it, step in the frame and continue walking through it or lean in and smell the flower that’s portrayed? If you have, then you’ve experienced an image with a great anchor point; something that solidifies […]

Discovering Canada — Quebec’s North Shore (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison In the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of OPC we explored the Gaspe Peninsula, the south shore of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf. In this installment of Discovering Canada I want to explore part of the north shore of the St. Lawrence. We start our journey just north of Quebec […]

The Icefall Traverse — Extreme Adventure (preview)

 Story and Photography by Steve Shannon The increasingly rough logging road – all 96 kilometres of it – takes its toll on my aging truck. Vibrant green waters contrast starkly with the jagged peaks along the skyline as I drive up the east shore of Kinbasket Lake. Turning up the Valenciennes River valley, the road […]

Tonquin Valley Photo Adventure by Horseback (preview)

  Story and Photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Sitting high up in the saddle gives one a far different perspective of their surroundings than when hiking along a trail. Progressing towards our destination, the views became more spectacular as we rounded each bend. We were on our third horseback trip in three years into […]

Photographer’s Lifestyle — Snap, Click and Crunch (full story)

29 December 2014

Welcome to my new column, Photographer’s Lifestyle. It’s a column about you — the landscape, nature and wildlife photographer. If you’re anything like me — over 40, a parent of young children or teenagers and crazy about photography — then hopefully you’ll glean something from this column each issue. Moving forward, I’ll discuss issues, ideas […]

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Gear — PrinTao 8 from LaserSoft Imaging (full review)

29 December 2014

Proper colour management is critical to getting consistently great prints when printing digital images. However, it can be a complicated and confusing process. Many photographers struggle with colour management issues and get very frustrated when printing, resulting in lots of wasted paper and time. Using the appropriate print driver settings and selecting the proper ICC […]

Read more

Gear — Domke Next Generation Camera Bags — the Ledger and the Image Maker (full review)

29 December 2014

Traditional shoulder camera bags have been around almost as long as cameras have been, and despite all of the new designs in camera bags they are still very popular with both amateur and professional photographers alike. Recently Domke, a long-time manufacturer of high quality camera bags, sent me two of their new Next Generation line […]

Read more

Gear — Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III Digital Camera (full review)

29 December 2014

I was quite interested when Sony announced their new 20.1 MP Cyber-Shot RX100 III digital camera, the third model in the RX100 line. The first two models received high praise from photographers for their great image quality while still being pocket-sized. Since I never got the chance to really use either of the first two […]

Read more

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Profile — Wayne Barrett (exclusive online interview)

29 December 2014

Flying High A trip to Torngat Mountains National Park a dream come true for East Coast photographer Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Wayne Barrett It’s not everybody who has the necessary pairing of guts and knowledge required to conquer the rugged Torngat Mountains National Park. Not to mention the opportunity. Exploring the unforgiving, nearly […]

Read more

Beginner Basics — Working With Telephoto Lenses (preview)

29 December 2014

  Many landscape and nature photographers crave the experience that telephoto lenses provide. It’s usually the first new lens purchase after buying a camera. Shooting with a telephoto lens offers a different set of challenges that new photographers often struggle with; motion blur, incorrect exposures and out-of-focus images are commonplace. These obstacles to great images […]

Read more

Advanced Shooter — Who Are You Creatively? (preview)

29 December 2014

Why do you make photographs? Some people will answer that they want to document their travels or important events in their lives. Others are inspired by nature and want to capture this inspiration. And many use photography as a positive escape from the hectic rat race of life (a kind of meditation or mental yoga). […]

Read more

Wild Side — Shooting in Extreme Winter Weather (preview)

29 December 2014

It’s -30 C and snowing — do you know where your camera is? Hopefully it’s on the car seat beside you, in the backpack on your back, or on the tripod in front of you, not stashed away two floors below in your heated garage as you hit snooze for the 11th time. For some […]

Read more

Digital Chat — Insatiable Desire for Sharpness (full story)

28 December 2014

Sharp images. It’s one of those things that many photographers crave and are almost addicted to. When I encounter photographers obsessing about sharpness, I’m reminded of this quote from legendary photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson: “I am constantly amused by the notion that some people have about photographic technique–a notion which reveals itself in an insatiable craving […]

Read more

Bird Photography Tips — Feeder Setups for Bird Photography in Your Yard (preview)

28 December 2014

Attracting birds to a feeder setup in your yard is an easy and effective way to get close to birds for photography. It takes some planning and up-front work to develop a good setup, but once in place it’s simple to maintain and you can shoot right at home during your spare time. I recently […]

Read more

Your Image — Anchor Your Images for Impact (full story)

28 December 2014

When looking at a powerful image, have you ever felt that you could just reach in and touch part of it, step in the frame and continue walking through it or lean in and smell the flower that’s portrayed? If you have, then you’ve experienced an image with a great anchor point; something that solidifies […]

Read more

Discovering Canada — Quebec’s North Shore (preview)

28 December 2014

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison In the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of OPC we explored the Gaspe Peninsula, the south shore of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf. In this installment of Discovering Canada I want to explore part of the north shore of the St. Lawrence. We start our journey just north of Quebec […]

Read more