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Cotton Carrier’s SKOUT — The Best Harness Yet! (New Product!)

SKOUT — the world’s most comfortable, secure, and accessible, Sling-Style camera and binocular harness. SKOUT holds your optics close to your body. Nothing moves around. Active humans take note–SKOUT is ergonomically designed to hug your core, comfortably and snug. Your gear can be instantly and quietly deployed.   The advantage to the SKOUT harness is its […]

Pushing Limits – Using Unexpected Lenses to Push Your Creativity (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka Modern lenses are marvels of technology and engineering. They offer Pristine optics at the highest resolutions, fast and accurate autofocus and image stabilization that allows us to push the technical limits of image making. They are also expensive, and can sometimes hold us back from certain creative workflows — […]

Wild Side – Species Profile: Moose (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott In this issue we’re launching a new feature in The Wild Side looking at some of Canada’s most iconic, as well as a few lesser known, species from a wildlife photography perspective. The goal is to provide you with great value in terms of knowing when, where and […]

Beginner Basics – A Basic Guide to Focus Stacking or Focus Blending (preview)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack Focus stacking or focus blending can sound like a far more daunting process than it is. It’s actually an incredibly handy tool for any photo where you are looking for elements of your shot to be in good focus from front to back of the image.  Focus stacking is […]

Photographer’s Lifestyle – The Pest and the Outdoor Photographer (preview)

Story by Roy Ramsay By the time you read this it will be June or later. Summer is in full swing across the country and with it comes the biting pests of the season. Every one of us has been bitten, and most likely more than once. The most common bites Canadian outdoor photographers experience […]

Profile- Josiah Launstein (exclusive online content)

Where the action is At just 13 years old, award-winning photographer Josiah Launstein takes photos that showcase the beauty — and fury — of wildlife Story by Stephanie Hounsell with photography by Josiah Launstein Thirteen-year-old Josiah Launstein has taken his share of photos that capture nature at its most peaceful. But he knows first-hand that […]

Gear – Pixel Cents (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele It’s always exciting when a service is introduced that assists with running our photography businesses, as this is a segment of the industry that has some gaps. Many folks struggle with critical tasks such as pricing, how to market and even how to pay ourselves first. Pixel Cents is a new […]

Gear – VSGO Sensor Cleaner (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Dust/dirt has always been a problem for photographers. It used to be on film and now it’s on camera sensors. It’s not a particularly fun aspect of photography that we must perform periodic sensor cleaning, but the minimal effort required is more than worth it. I had the opportunity to review […]

Gear – Panasonic Lumix G9 (full review)

Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Panasonic has recently released the Lumix G9, which is full of wonderful technology. In such a competitive industry, it’s becoming more difficult for manufacturers to make products that stand out from the crowd. Has Panasonic done their magic with the Lumix G9? Drum roll ….  It’s easy to look up technical […]

Bird Photography Tips – for Waterfowl Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Glenn Bartley Greetings fellow nature photographers! It’s a great honour to be your new bird photography columnist. I have been obsessed with birds and bird photography for more than a decade. I plan to share some of my favourite tips, techniques and locations with you. There’s something about the challenge of […]

Your Image – Handling the Wow Moments (preview)

Story and photography by Kelly Funk It’s probably a safe bet to say that many people have experienced moments in the great outdoors, or even in an urban setting for that matter, that makes one feel like you’re having an out-of-body experience, that literally leaves you captivated and unable to think of anything else as […]

Patterns in Nature – Learning to see the finer details (preview)

Story and photography by Adam Gibbs A dry, cracked-mud river bed and impressions in sand might not seem like obvious subjects for photos but Adam Gibbs finds interesting patterns in out-of-the-ordinary places. Randomness and no particular centre of interest is what intrigues him. Gibbs talks about ways to find patterns in nature. To read and […]

#OPCMAG INSTA WINNERS – Summer 2018 (full story)

Each issue we will feature five winners from the Outdoor Photography Canada Instagram page (#OPCMAG). We will choose one overall winner and four runners-up. The winner receives $100. All winners and runners-up receive a free one-year subscription to Outdoor Photography Canada magazine. Here are this issue’s recipients: OVERALL WINNER David Hemmings (@david_hemmings_photo_tours) Mother grizzly fishing for […]

Colour and Light – Elements of Artistry (preview)

Story and photography by Nick Fitzhardinge Colour and light are essential elements in photography. It’s a combination that can evoke an emotion or a range of emotions in Nick Fitzhardinge and is the inspiration for his artistry. Read about his techniques for utilizing colour and light. To read and see more of Nick Fitzhardinge’s Colour […]

Shinrin-yoku – Forest Bathing for Health (preview)

Story and photography by Evelyn Symons Shinrin-yoku, ‘forest bathing’, when translated from the Japanese term, is about being mindful of your surroundings, taking time to take it all in, in order to spark creativity before beginning that nature photography session. Evelyn Symons explores the relatively new practice. To read and see more of Evelyn Symon’s […]

Discovering Canada – The Badlands of Saskatchewan (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison When you say the word badlands many people likely think of barren, rocky, desolate areas found in Alberta or North Dakota. OPC’s Mike Grandmaison ventured to the badlands of what he calls Canada’s most underrated province — Saskatchewan. He encountered buttes, mesas and hoodoos. To read and see more […]

Cotton Carrier’s SKOUT — The Best Harness Yet! (New Product!)

18 July 2018

SKOUT — the world’s most comfortable, secure, and accessible, Sling-Style camera and binocular harness. SKOUT holds your optics close to your body. Nothing moves around. Active humans take note–SKOUT is ergonomically designed to hug your core, comfortably and snug. Your gear can be instantly and quietly deployed.   The advantage to the SKOUT harness is its […]

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Pushing Limits – Using Unexpected Lenses to Push Your Creativity (preview)

03 July 2018

Story and photography by Don Komarechka Modern lenses are marvels of technology and engineering. They offer Pristine optics at the highest resolutions, fast and accurate autofocus and image stabilization that allows us to push the technical limits of image making. They are also expensive, and can sometimes hold us back from certain creative workflows — […]

Read more

Wild Side – Species Profile: Moose (preview)

03 July 2018

Story and photography by John E. Marriott In this issue we’re launching a new feature in The Wild Side looking at some of Canada’s most iconic, as well as a few lesser known, species from a wildlife photography perspective. The goal is to provide you with great value in terms of knowing when, where and […]

Read more

Beginner Basics – A Basic Guide to Focus Stacking or Focus Blending (preview)

03 July 2018

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack Focus stacking or focus blending can sound like a far more daunting process than it is. It’s actually an incredibly handy tool for any photo where you are looking for elements of your shot to be in good focus from front to back of the image.  Focus stacking is […]

Read more

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    Photographer’s Lifestyle – The Pest and the Outdoor Photographer (preview)

    03 July 2018

    Story by Roy Ramsay By the time you read this it will be June or later. Summer is in full swing across the country and with it comes the biting pests of the season. Every one of us has been bitten, and most likely more than once. The most common bites Canadian outdoor photographers experience […]

    Read more

    Profile- Josiah Launstein (exclusive online content)

    03 July 2018

    Where the action is At just 13 years old, award-winning photographer Josiah Launstein takes photos that showcase the beauty — and fury — of wildlife Story by Stephanie Hounsell with photography by Josiah Launstein Thirteen-year-old Josiah Launstein has taken his share of photos that capture nature at its most peaceful. But he knows first-hand that […]

    Read more

    Gear – Pixel Cents (full review)

    03 July 2018

    Reviewed by Jason DiMichele It’s always exciting when a service is introduced that assists with running our photography businesses, as this is a segment of the industry that has some gaps. Many folks struggle with critical tasks such as pricing, how to market and even how to pay ourselves first. Pixel Cents is a new […]

    Read more

    Gear – VSGO Sensor Cleaner (full review)

    03 July 2018

    Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Dust/dirt has always been a problem for photographers. It used to be on film and now it’s on camera sensors. It’s not a particularly fun aspect of photography that we must perform periodic sensor cleaning, but the minimal effort required is more than worth it. I had the opportunity to review […]

    Read more

    Gear – Panasonic Lumix G9 (full review)

    03 July 2018

    Reviewed by Jason DiMichele Panasonic has recently released the Lumix G9, which is full of wonderful technology. In such a competitive industry, it’s becoming more difficult for manufacturers to make products that stand out from the crowd. Has Panasonic done their magic with the Lumix G9? Drum roll ….  It’s easy to look up technical […]

    Read more

    Bird Photography Tips – for Waterfowl Photography (preview)

    03 July 2018

    Story and photography by Glenn Bartley Greetings fellow nature photographers! It’s a great honour to be your new bird photography columnist. I have been obsessed with birds and bird photography for more than a decade. I plan to share some of my favourite tips, techniques and locations with you. There’s something about the challenge of […]

    Read more

    Your Image – Handling the Wow Moments (preview)

    03 July 2018

    Story and photography by Kelly Funk It’s probably a safe bet to say that many people have experienced moments in the great outdoors, or even in an urban setting for that matter, that makes one feel like you’re having an out-of-body experience, that literally leaves you captivated and unable to think of anything else as […]

    Read more

    Patterns in Nature – Learning to see the finer details (preview)

    03 July 2018

    Story and photography by Adam Gibbs A dry, cracked-mud river bed and impressions in sand might not seem like obvious subjects for photos but Adam Gibbs finds interesting patterns in out-of-the-ordinary places. Randomness and no particular centre of interest is what intrigues him. Gibbs talks about ways to find patterns in nature. To read and […]

    Read more

    #OPCMAG INSTA WINNERS – Summer 2018 (full story)

    03 July 2018

    Each issue we will feature five winners from the Outdoor Photography Canada Instagram page (#OPCMAG). We will choose one overall winner and four runners-up. The winner receives $100. All winners and runners-up receive a free one-year subscription to Outdoor Photography Canada magazine. Here are this issue’s recipients: OVERALL WINNER David Hemmings (@david_hemmings_photo_tours) Mother grizzly fishing for […]

    Read more

    Colour and Light – Elements of Artistry (preview)

    03 July 2018

    Story and photography by Nick Fitzhardinge Colour and light are essential elements in photography. It’s a combination that can evoke an emotion or a range of emotions in Nick Fitzhardinge and is the inspiration for his artistry. Read about his techniques for utilizing colour and light. To read and see more of Nick Fitzhardinge’s Colour […]

    Read more

    Shinrin-yoku – Forest Bathing for Health (preview)

    03 July 2018

    Story and photography by Evelyn Symons Shinrin-yoku, ‘forest bathing’, when translated from the Japanese term, is about being mindful of your surroundings, taking time to take it all in, in order to spark creativity before beginning that nature photography session. Evelyn Symons explores the relatively new practice. To read and see more of Evelyn Symon’s […]

    Read more

    Discovering Canada – The Badlands of Saskatchewan (preview)

    03 July 2018

    Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison When you say the word badlands many people likely think of barren, rocky, desolate areas found in Alberta or North Dakota. OPC’s Mike Grandmaison ventured to the badlands of what he calls Canada’s most underrated province — Saskatchewan. He encountered buttes, mesas and hoodoos. To read and see more […]

    Read more

    Out of Focus – Saturation Infatuation (full story)

    03 July 2018

    Story and photography by Ethan Meleg I shoot 98% of my photos in RAW format, which means they require post-processing in order to share them with the world. Ever since I ditched film and dipped my toes into digital photography, I’ve found post-processing to be an enormous pain in the butt. I’d rather shoot wedding […]

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    Out of Focus – Travel, Photos and Food (preview)

    31 March 2018

    By Ethan Meleg Let me give you the straight facts: I love outdoor photography, travel and food. But you know what’s even better? All three at once. I’d pass up dinner with Ansel Adams, a Pulitzer Prize for my literary efforts in this magazine and a chance to go back in time to photograph dinosaurs […]

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