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Discovering Canada – British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison It stretches for 180 km along Canada’s west coast, passing through a number of small, charming coastal communities, as well as a maze of inlets, straits and channels. Photo opportunities abound as Mike Grandmaison discovers one of British Columbia’s best-kept secrets, the ‘Sunshine Coast.’ To read more of this […]

Out of Focus – Delete and Repeat (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Digital cameras have made it ridiculously easy and cheap to hold down the shutter button until your finger aches. A couple hours of landscape photography will rack me up a few hundred images. A good day of bird or wildlife photography tallies up more than a thousand clicks. And […]

Nunavut – Wildlife and Landscapes of Ennadai Lake (preview)

Story and Photography by John E. Marriott Venture into Canada’s far north with OPC’s own John E. Marriott to experience the beauty that Ennadai Lake has to offer. From the abundant aurora borealis to the seemingly endless search for barren-ground caribou, the Alberta-based photographer takes us along for the ride and thrilling end results. To […]

2016 Spring Wildlife Photo Contest Results (full story)

The 2016 Spring Wildlife Photo Contest was a huge success with over 700 image entries. The judging by OPC’s Don Komarechka was a daunting one, but these images rose to the top to reveal themselves as this year’s winners. Thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you also to our sponsor, Panasonic Lumix, for […]

Masai Mara and Wild Africa (preview)

Story and Photography by Bryan Pereira For many wildlife and landscape photographers, an African safari takes a prime spot on their bucket list. For Bryan Pereira, it’s an annual reality. Find out how to make your safari photo tour a success with tips and tricks from the experienced shutterbug who’s well-versed in all things Africa. […]

Editor’s Assignment – Macro (full story)

Here is the winner of the July 2016 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com. – Editor-in-Chief   Yellow Jacket Wasps Macro photography is all about the details that we don’t see with our own eyes. The winning image depicts not only the detail, […]

Beginner Basics – Shooting in the Blue Hour (preview)

Story and Photography by Viktoria Haack Many of us are aware that the harsh mid-day hours of sunlight, particularly during the summer months, aren’t always the best for photography. We may also know the benefits of shooting during the first and last few hours of the day when the light becomes softer and more golden. […]

Profile – Jaclyn Tanemura – Surrounded by Beauty (exclusive online content)

BC photographer discusses some of her favourite shots  By Stephanie Hounsell Whether it’s a sparkly sky, subtle raindrops or unusual frozen waves, photographer Jaclyn Tanemura has a knack for capturing the beauty that surrounds her. The 27-year-old nature and adventure photographer, who lives in Salmon Arm, BC, is always on the lookout for breathtaking scenes […]

Your Image – Finding Compositional Balance (full story)

Story and Photography by Kelly Funk When we think about the compositional value of an image there are certain phrases that immediately come to mind, such as rule of thirds or element arrangement. There’s nothing wrong with these phrases, but when it comes to the creation of an image, there’s much more that can and […]

Bird Photography Tips – Bird Identification: Which Species are Located Where You’re Photographing? (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Many fledgling bird photographers start without a bird-watching background and find it difficult to identify all but the common species. Fantastic bird photos are posted daily on social media by photographers asking what kind of bird they captured. My own email inbox fills up weekly with bird photos taken […]

Pushing Limits – Making Images With Ancient DSLRs (preview)

Story and Photography by Don Komarechka Technological limits are always pushing forward, and with each new iteration of camera gear we have more capabilities as photographers than ever before. This thought process can be crippling as we often start to think, “If I just had that latest lens or camera body, I’d be able to […]

Wild Side – How to Pick a Photo Trip (full story)

Story and Photography by John E. Marriott It’s decision time. You have two weeks of vacation/free time coming to you in the near future and a country with endless possibilities for wildlife photography to choose from. So how do you decide where to go and what to spend your hard-earned money on? How do you […]

Advanced Shooter – Towards Realistic Wide-Angle Photography (full story)

Story and Photography by Darwin Wiggett What’s the perfect landscape photography lens? Did you immediately think a wide-angle lens? It’s no wonder as wide views seem all the rage now; the wider, the better. Just check out any landscape photo-sharing website and you’ll see a flood of images created with wide focal lengths. After all, […]

Gear – Lumix GX85 (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Panasonic’s newest camera, the Lumix GX85, has some very interesting features and improvements over previous Lumix models. Since all specs are listed on the Panasonic website, I’ll briefly outline some of the key features and will go into more detail on the camera’s usability, performance and wonderful new bag of tricks. […]

Discovering Canada – British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast (preview)

05 October 2016

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison It stretches for 180 km along Canada’s west coast, passing through a number of small, charming coastal communities, as well as a maze of inlets, straits and channels. Photo opportunities abound as Mike Grandmaison discovers one of British Columbia’s best-kept secrets, the ‘Sunshine Coast.’ To read more of this […]

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Out of Focus – Delete and Repeat (preview)

05 October 2016

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Digital cameras have made it ridiculously easy and cheap to hold down the shutter button until your finger aches. A couple hours of landscape photography will rack me up a few hundred images. A good day of bird or wildlife photography tallies up more than a thousand clicks. And […]

Read more

Nunavut – Wildlife and Landscapes of Ennadai Lake (preview)

05 October 2016

Story and Photography by John E. Marriott Venture into Canada’s far north with OPC’s own John E. Marriott to experience the beauty that Ennadai Lake has to offer. From the abundant aurora borealis to the seemingly endless search for barren-ground caribou, the Alberta-based photographer takes us along for the ride and thrilling end results. To […]

Read more

2016 Spring Wildlife Photo Contest Results (full story)

05 October 2016

The 2016 Spring Wildlife Photo Contest was a huge success with over 700 image entries. The judging by OPC’s Don Komarechka was a daunting one, but these images rose to the top to reveal themselves as this year’s winners. Thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you also to our sponsor, Panasonic Lumix, for […]

Read more

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    Masai Mara and Wild Africa (preview)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by Bryan Pereira For many wildlife and landscape photographers, an African safari takes a prime spot on their bucket list. For Bryan Pereira, it’s an annual reality. Find out how to make your safari photo tour a success with tips and tricks from the experienced shutterbug who’s well-versed in all things Africa. […]

    Read more

    Editor’s Assignment – Macro (full story)

    05 October 2016

    Here is the winner of the July 2016 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com. – Editor-in-Chief   Yellow Jacket Wasps Macro photography is all about the details that we don’t see with our own eyes. The winning image depicts not only the detail, […]

    Read more

    Beginner Basics – Shooting in the Blue Hour (preview)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by Viktoria Haack Many of us are aware that the harsh mid-day hours of sunlight, particularly during the summer months, aren’t always the best for photography. We may also know the benefits of shooting during the first and last few hours of the day when the light becomes softer and more golden. […]

    Read more

    Profile – Jaclyn Tanemura – Surrounded by Beauty (exclusive online content)

    05 October 2016

    BC photographer discusses some of her favourite shots  By Stephanie Hounsell Whether it’s a sparkly sky, subtle raindrops or unusual frozen waves, photographer Jaclyn Tanemura has a knack for capturing the beauty that surrounds her. The 27-year-old nature and adventure photographer, who lives in Salmon Arm, BC, is always on the lookout for breathtaking scenes […]

    Read more

    Your Image – Finding Compositional Balance (full story)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by Kelly Funk When we think about the compositional value of an image there are certain phrases that immediately come to mind, such as rule of thirds or element arrangement. There’s nothing wrong with these phrases, but when it comes to the creation of an image, there’s much more that can and […]

    Read more

    Bird Photography Tips – Bird Identification: Which Species are Located Where You’re Photographing? (preview)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Many fledgling bird photographers start without a bird-watching background and find it difficult to identify all but the common species. Fantastic bird photos are posted daily on social media by photographers asking what kind of bird they captured. My own email inbox fills up weekly with bird photos taken […]

    Read more

    Pushing Limits – Making Images With Ancient DSLRs (preview)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by Don Komarechka Technological limits are always pushing forward, and with each new iteration of camera gear we have more capabilities as photographers than ever before. This thought process can be crippling as we often start to think, “If I just had that latest lens or camera body, I’d be able to […]

    Read more

    Wild Side – How to Pick a Photo Trip (full story)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by John E. Marriott It’s decision time. You have two weeks of vacation/free time coming to you in the near future and a country with endless possibilities for wildlife photography to choose from. So how do you decide where to go and what to spend your hard-earned money on? How do you […]

    Read more

    Advanced Shooter – Towards Realistic Wide-Angle Photography (full story)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by Darwin Wiggett What’s the perfect landscape photography lens? Did you immediately think a wide-angle lens? It’s no wonder as wide views seem all the rage now; the wider, the better. Just check out any landscape photo-sharing website and you’ll see a flood of images created with wide focal lengths. After all, […]

    Read more

    Gear – Lumix GX85 (full review)

    05 October 2016

    Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Panasonic’s newest camera, the Lumix GX85, has some very interesting features and improvements over previous Lumix models. Since all specs are listed on the Panasonic website, I’ll briefly outline some of the key features and will go into more detail on the camera’s usability, performance and wonderful new bag of tricks. […]

    Read more

    Photographer’s Lifestyle – Asking Locals About Little Known Photo Hot Spots (preview)

    05 October 2016

    Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay I recently embarked on a four-day photo adventure to Yoho National Park in beautiful British Columbia with friend and fellow columnist, Kelly Funk. We had a number of great spots planned for our trip and we were eager to set off and photograph the area. We decided to stay […]

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    Your Image – Maximize Your Landscapes – Add Someone! (preview)

    25 June 2016

    Story and photography by Kelly Funk We’ve all seen amazing landscape images; they’re moody, dramatic, captivating, and the descriptive list goes on. Personally, I will forever refrain from the much, much too-often-used word “breathtaking” (sorry, just a personal pet peeve). Nevertheless, when we’re out in the field — or mountains, or valley or… well, you […]

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    Pushing Limits – How Technology Broadens Our Creative Potential (full story)

    25 June 2016

    Story and photography by Don Komarechka There has never been a better time to be a photographer. It’s easy to say that photographers have had access to unlimited creative choices and possibilities, yet somehow new technology always pushes those limits farther. New camera sensors, lenses, software and countless gadgets allow us to pursue ideas and […]

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    Bird Photography Tips – Back-Button Focus for Bird Photography (preview)

    25 June 2016

    Story and photography by Ethan Meleg In bird photography, we want to have our cameras set up in a way that ensures the greatest chance of capturing sharp photos most of the time. For this reason, almost every bird photographer shoots in a continuous auto focus mode (e.g. AI Servo for Canon; AF-C for Nikon) […]

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