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A Word From the Editor – Summer Issue: Full of All Things Canada (full story)

Editorial by Roy Ramsay Happy birthday, Canada! It’s not just any birthday, it’s the big 150! This year Canadian’s celebrate the 150th year of Confederation, a time when this country came together under one banner with a very multicultural outlook. Mission accomplished. I’m a proud Canadian for everything it stands for and all its diversity. […]

Photographer’s Lifestyle – The Abandoned Project (preview)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay There are opportunities to photograph just about anything we have a creative flare for. Like writers, musicians and painters, photographers often have a vision or idea in their minds, and they’ll only feel whole by executing said idea. Oftentimes we are plagued by this concept until the creative takes […]

Photographer Profile – Jim Cumming (full story)

Story by Stephanie Hounsell with photography by Jim Cumming Patience and perseverance — the keys to his success Ottawa-based photographer says he frequently waits for hours at a time in hopes of capturing that one great shot. When it happens, there’s nothing like it For wildlife photographers like Jim Cumming, almost every day out shooting […]

Out of Focus – Ferocious Wildlife! (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg When I tell people that I’m a wildlife photographer, at some point in the conversation they usually say something along the lines of, “Oooh, that must be a really dangerous job.” I get a belly chuckle every time I hear it! There’s no doubt about it, wildlife photography is […]

Discovering Canada – Waterton Lakes National Park (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison While those visiting the Canadian Rockies will often flock to Banff, you’ll find OPC’s Mike Grandmaision at his favourite, less-popular mountain destination, Waterton Lakes National Park. Grandmaison takes us through the park, with its dramatic vistas, canyons, waterfalls, clear glacial lakes and so much more. To read the current […]

Big Artistic Landscapes – Tools you can use right now! (preview)

Story and photography by Graham Osborne As a nature photographer, few things excite Graham Osborne more than tracking down a spectacular location and putting all the pieces together for a great shot. But what are some of these key pieces? Join Osborne as he shares his tricks of the trade on how to properly capture […]

Ten Best National Parks to Photograph This Year (preview)

Story by Jessica Lee In honour of Canada’s birthday, Parks Canada has offered free admission to all 46 national parks this year. We’ve narrowed that list down to the top 10 most stunning, diverse and interesting parks you should visit and photograph. From coasts to mountains, lakes, forests, ice fields and prairies, there’s truly something […]

Your Image – Handling Back-Lit Landscapes in Camera (preview)

Story and photography by Kelly Funk There are distinctly different approaches and visionary angles when seeing a dynamic landscape image at sunrise or sunset. The approaches are more stylistic and personal in nature, while the angles are more precise. How precise? About 180 degrees, give or take. By this I mean, do we approach the […]

Bird Photography Tips – Background and Surroundings for Better Bird Photos (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg The background and setting surrounding the bird are extremely important ingredients in a bird photo. To be sure, they can make or break a photo. These elements are often ignored, although probably not on purpose. It’s hard enough to just get a sharp photo with the bird being a […]

Pushing Limits – Bokeh (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka There are many elements that a photographer can control to change the look and feel of their image, everything from focal length to lighting and time of day, but one ingredient that’s often overlooked is “bokeh.” This is a term you might be familiar with, but what does it […]

Wild Side – Best Wildlife Locations: the Dempster Highway (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott “I can see for miles and miles and miles.” It’s almost as if The Who penned those infamous lyrics in tribute to one of Canada’s most gorgeous northern highways, the Dempster. For indeed, one can see for miles and miles and miles on this 700-kilometre long strip of […]

Advanced Shooter – How to Pick the Right Shutter Speed Every Time (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Most photographers rarely think about shutter speed as a creative camera control for adding story to images. Indeed, it’s rare that photographers even pay attention to shutter speed unless they’re purposely photographing action or trying to prevent handheld camera shake. But shutter speed choice, just like aperture choice, can […]

Beginner Basics – Photographing Waterfalls (preview)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack Waterfalls are my go-to subject matter when I’m not photographing sunrise and sunset landscapes. More often than not, waterfalls are located in ravines or forested areas that cut out a good deal of harsh daylight and often allow them to be photographed at any time of day. The main […]

Gear – BenQ SW320 32″ 4K Monitor (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele Many have heard of the term 4K, often with regards to video. However, 4K essentially refers to resolution and can be beneficial when used in the post-processing workflow of still photos. Affordable 4K TVs have been on the market for many years, but it’s only been relatively recent that 4K monitors […]

Gear – Novoflex Castel-Q Focusing Rack (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele Macro photography is an incredible way to explore a world full of exciting subject matter. It’s a style of photography that can be achieved in many ways, from extension tubes, bellows, reversing lenses, macro focusing racks and a combination thereof. Novoflex has manufactured macro accessories for a long time, and their […]

Gear – Panasonic Lumix GH5 (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele Every once in a while, a product comes to market that is highly anticipated. When Panasonic started the teaser ads to unveil the Lumix GH5, it created a lot of buzz and excitement in the industry. Professional photographers and videographers were looking forward to getting their hands on one. The Panasonic […]

A Word From the Editor – Summer Issue: Full of All Things Canada (full story)

15 June 2017

Editorial by Roy Ramsay Happy birthday, Canada! It’s not just any birthday, it’s the big 150! This year Canadian’s celebrate the 150th year of Confederation, a time when this country came together under one banner with a very multicultural outlook. Mission accomplished. I’m a proud Canadian for everything it stands for and all its diversity. […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle – The Abandoned Project (preview)

15 June 2017

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay There are opportunities to photograph just about anything we have a creative flare for. Like writers, musicians and painters, photographers often have a vision or idea in their minds, and they’ll only feel whole by executing said idea. Oftentimes we are plagued by this concept until the creative takes […]

Read more

Photographer Profile – Jim Cumming (full story)

15 June 2017

Story by Stephanie Hounsell with photography by Jim Cumming Patience and perseverance — the keys to his success Ottawa-based photographer says he frequently waits for hours at a time in hopes of capturing that one great shot. When it happens, there’s nothing like it For wildlife photographers like Jim Cumming, almost every day out shooting […]

Read more

Out of Focus – Ferocious Wildlife! (preview)

15 June 2017

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg When I tell people that I’m a wildlife photographer, at some point in the conversation they usually say something along the lines of, “Oooh, that must be a really dangerous job.” I get a belly chuckle every time I hear it! There’s no doubt about it, wildlife photography is […]

Read more

Latest Submissions to the Online Spring 2017 10/150 Photo Contest:

Port Stanley Lighthouse
Port Stanley LighthouseRimas Miknev
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Duck Marsh Morning
Duck Marsh MorningRimas Miknev
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War To Daiseies
War To DaiseiesRimas Miknev
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    Discovering Canada – Waterton Lakes National Park (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison While those visiting the Canadian Rockies will often flock to Banff, you’ll find OPC’s Mike Grandmaision at his favourite, less-popular mountain destination, Waterton Lakes National Park. Grandmaison takes us through the park, with its dramatic vistas, canyons, waterfalls, clear glacial lakes and so much more. To read the current […]

    Read more

    Big Artistic Landscapes – Tools you can use right now! (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by Graham Osborne As a nature photographer, few things excite Graham Osborne more than tracking down a spectacular location and putting all the pieces together for a great shot. But what are some of these key pieces? Join Osborne as he shares his tricks of the trade on how to properly capture […]

    Read more

    Ten Best National Parks to Photograph This Year (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story by Jessica Lee In honour of Canada’s birthday, Parks Canada has offered free admission to all 46 national parks this year. We’ve narrowed that list down to the top 10 most stunning, diverse and interesting parks you should visit and photograph. From coasts to mountains, lakes, forests, ice fields and prairies, there’s truly something […]

    Read more

    Your Image – Handling Back-Lit Landscapes in Camera (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by Kelly Funk There are distinctly different approaches and visionary angles when seeing a dynamic landscape image at sunrise or sunset. The approaches are more stylistic and personal in nature, while the angles are more precise. How precise? About 180 degrees, give or take. By this I mean, do we approach the […]

    Read more

    Bird Photography Tips – Background and Surroundings for Better Bird Photos (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by Ethan Meleg The background and setting surrounding the bird are extremely important ingredients in a bird photo. To be sure, they can make or break a photo. These elements are often ignored, although probably not on purpose. It’s hard enough to just get a sharp photo with the bird being a […]

    Read more

    Pushing Limits – Bokeh (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by Don Komarechka There are many elements that a photographer can control to change the look and feel of their image, everything from focal length to lighting and time of day, but one ingredient that’s often overlooked is “bokeh.” This is a term you might be familiar with, but what does it […]

    Read more

    Wild Side – Best Wildlife Locations: the Dempster Highway (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by John E. Marriott “I can see for miles and miles and miles.” It’s almost as if The Who penned those infamous lyrics in tribute to one of Canada’s most gorgeous northern highways, the Dempster. For indeed, one can see for miles and miles and miles on this 700-kilometre long strip of […]

    Read more

    Advanced Shooter – How to Pick the Right Shutter Speed Every Time (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Most photographers rarely think about shutter speed as a creative camera control for adding story to images. Indeed, it’s rare that photographers even pay attention to shutter speed unless they’re purposely photographing action or trying to prevent handheld camera shake. But shutter speed choice, just like aperture choice, can […]

    Read more

    Beginner Basics – Photographing Waterfalls (preview)

    15 June 2017

    Story and photography by Viktoria Haack Waterfalls are my go-to subject matter when I’m not photographing sunrise and sunset landscapes. More often than not, waterfalls are located in ravines or forested areas that cut out a good deal of harsh daylight and often allow them to be photographed at any time of day. The main […]

    Read more

    Gear – BenQ SW320 32″ 4K Monitor (full review)

    15 June 2017

    Review by Jason DiMichele Many have heard of the term 4K, often with regards to video. However, 4K essentially refers to resolution and can be beneficial when used in the post-processing workflow of still photos. Affordable 4K TVs have been on the market for many years, but it’s only been relatively recent that 4K monitors […]

    Read more

    Gear – Novoflex Castel-Q Focusing Rack (full review)

    15 June 2017

    Review by Jason DiMichele Macro photography is an incredible way to explore a world full of exciting subject matter. It’s a style of photography that can be achieved in many ways, from extension tubes, bellows, reversing lenses, macro focusing racks and a combination thereof. Novoflex has manufactured macro accessories for a long time, and their […]

    Read more

    Gear – Panasonic Lumix GH5 (full review)

    15 June 2017

    Review by Jason DiMichele Every once in a while, a product comes to market that is highly anticipated. When Panasonic started the teaser ads to unveil the Lumix GH5, it created a lot of buzz and excitement in the industry. Professional photographers and videographers were looking forward to getting their hands on one. The Panasonic […]

    Read more

    Photographer’s Lifestyle – Eco-Responsible Lodging in the Rockies (full story)

    26 March 2017

    Story by Roy Ramsay with photography by Alan Ernst In the past, I’ve written of places that photographers can go and stay while out shooting landscapes and wildlife. As the spring thaw warms the landscape around us, I’m reminded of these spots you can call home while out on your photo adventures. Aurum Lodge, located […]

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    Beginner Basics – Creating Mood (full story)

    26 March 2017

    Story and photography by Viktoria Haack When does a photograph change from being purely documentary to something more? Something closer to art? For me, it’s when the image either captures a mood or generates a mood or emotion in the viewer. My personal definition of a moody image is one that captures or draws forth […]

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