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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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) […]

Wild Side – The Right Lens For the Job (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott One of the questions I’m asked the most as a wildlife photographer is: What lenses do you recommend for beginners, intermediates and even advanced photographers as they search for ways to become better at the craft of wildlife photography? The most obvious answer is that I recommend you […]

Out of Focus – Traumatic Camera Incident (full story)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg It was a glorious morning. A cool mist hung in the valley, drifting lightly on the gentle breeze. The sun burst over the horizon, its golden rays delivering warmth and life to the forest and its creatures. Cardinals and chickadees, nuthatches and titmice were harmonizing in song, filling the […]

Editor’s Assignment – March 2016 (Conservation) (full story)

March 2016 winner — Roger Casement (Conservation) Title: Logging on Vancouver Island Photo: ©Roger Casement Gear/Settings: Nikon D7100, 18-200mm lens shot at 50mm, ƒ16@1/20 sec., ISO 640, shot using a polarizer to saturate colour Conservation The morning mist in the distant trees has the look of smoke coming from the barren ground. It’s sad to […]

Advanced Shooter – Would You Photograph if You Couldn’t Share? (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett I recently found myself pondering a rather strange question: Would I still photograph if I could never share the resulting images with another soul? This thought got me thinking about why people photograph in the first place. Certainly we do so to share our memories, stories, travels and life […]

Gear- Olympus PEN-F Micro Four-Thirds Camera (full story)

Review by Mark and Leslie Degner The new Olympus PEN-F looks like a throwback to an earlier time as it’s a classically-styled rangefinder Micro Four-Thirds (m4/3), interchangeable lens system camera. Not only does it have a retro styling, it also pays homage to Olympus’ long photographic history by bearing the same name as an earlier […]

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Breakfast, Exercise & Rest for a Healthier Photographer (full story)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay (unless otherwise noted) I’m now approaching 50 and things are changing; my eyes, my hair, my strength and the list goes on. My hairline seems to be receding from the earth at the rate of one inch per year, but not even in a straight line — I could […]

Capturing Landscape and Wildlife with Mirrorless? (preview)

Story and photography by Jason DiMichele In an industry once dominated byDSLR cameras, there has been a swiftshift to the acceptance of mirrorlesscameras for landscape and wildlifephotography. Find out why fine art photographer Jason DiMichele feels that lighter and more inconspicuous gear like a mirrorless camera will give you an advantage in almost every situation. […]

Discovering Canada – Riding Mountain National Park (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Described as “an island of wilderness surrounded by a sea of farmland,” Riding Mountain National Park doesn’t disappoint. Join OPC‘s roving photographer Mike Grandmaison as he guides us through the shallow lakes, hills, wet meadows and mixed forests that await in this Manitoba Escarpment habitat. To read more of […]

Captivating Landscape Photography – The right techniques for the best results (preview – cover story)

Story and photography by Jeff Bryce For photographer Jeff Bryce, capturing that perfect landscape image is all in the details. This travelling shutterbug shares the vast knowledge he’s gained while touring the globe, from ways to create more depth to focus stacking and more. Don’t miss his list of three must-dos for landscape photography! To […]

Editorial – What’s New? (full story)

Whats New? The sun is finally offering the warmth most of us have been eagerly waiting for. Although this past winter wasn’t the worst on record, it did overstay its welcome in some parts of the country. It’s still cool outside as I write this! As much as I love photographing in winter, I’m ecstatic […]

Beginner Basics – My Sunrise Photo Shoot Checklist (full story)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack The first thing I consider when preparing to shoot a sunrise is what the weather will likely be doing. I often use an app on my phone for this. Depending on what I’m trying to achieve, I usually hope for some cloud that will catch the colour from the […]

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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) […]

Read more

Wild Side – The Right Lens For the Job (preview)

25 June 2016

Story and photography by John E. Marriott One of the questions I’m asked the most as a wildlife photographer is: What lenses do you recommend for beginners, intermediates and even advanced photographers as they search for ways to become better at the craft of wildlife photography? The most obvious answer is that I recommend you […]

Read more

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    Out of Focus – Traumatic Camera Incident (full story)

    25 June 2016

    Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg It was a glorious morning. A cool mist hung in the valley, drifting lightly on the gentle breeze. The sun burst over the horizon, its golden rays delivering warmth and life to the forest and its creatures. Cardinals and chickadees, nuthatches and titmice were harmonizing in song, filling the […]

    Read more

    Editor’s Assignment – March 2016 (Conservation) (full story)

    25 June 2016

    March 2016 winner — Roger Casement (Conservation) Title: Logging on Vancouver Island Photo: ©Roger Casement Gear/Settings: Nikon D7100, 18-200mm lens shot at 50mm, ƒ16@1/20 sec., ISO 640, shot using a polarizer to saturate colour Conservation The morning mist in the distant trees has the look of smoke coming from the barren ground. It’s sad to […]

    Read more

    Advanced Shooter – Would You Photograph if You Couldn’t Share? (preview)

    25 June 2016

    Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett I recently found myself pondering a rather strange question: Would I still photograph if I could never share the resulting images with another soul? This thought got me thinking about why people photograph in the first place. Certainly we do so to share our memories, stories, travels and life […]

    Read more

    Gear- Olympus PEN-F Micro Four-Thirds Camera (full story)

    25 June 2016

    Review by Mark and Leslie Degner The new Olympus PEN-F looks like a throwback to an earlier time as it’s a classically-styled rangefinder Micro Four-Thirds (m4/3), interchangeable lens system camera. Not only does it have a retro styling, it also pays homage to Olympus’ long photographic history by bearing the same name as an earlier […]

    Read more

    Photographer’s Lifestyle – Breakfast, Exercise & Rest for a Healthier Photographer (full story)

    25 June 2016

    Story and photography by Roy Ramsay (unless otherwise noted) I’m now approaching 50 and things are changing; my eyes, my hair, my strength and the list goes on. My hairline seems to be receding from the earth at the rate of one inch per year, but not even in a straight line — I could […]

    Read more

    Capturing Landscape and Wildlife with Mirrorless? (preview)

    25 June 2016

    Story and photography by Jason DiMichele In an industry once dominated byDSLR cameras, there has been a swiftshift to the acceptance of mirrorlesscameras for landscape and wildlifephotography. Find out why fine art photographer Jason DiMichele feels that lighter and more inconspicuous gear like a mirrorless camera will give you an advantage in almost every situation. […]

    Read more

    Discovering Canada – Riding Mountain National Park (preview)

    25 June 2016

    Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Described as “an island of wilderness surrounded by a sea of farmland,” Riding Mountain National Park doesn’t disappoint. Join OPC‘s roving photographer Mike Grandmaison as he guides us through the shallow lakes, hills, wet meadows and mixed forests that await in this Manitoba Escarpment habitat. To read more of […]

    Read more

    Captivating Landscape Photography – The right techniques for the best results (preview – cover story)

    25 June 2016

    Story and photography by Jeff Bryce For photographer Jeff Bryce, capturing that perfect landscape image is all in the details. This travelling shutterbug shares the vast knowledge he’s gained while touring the globe, from ways to create more depth to focus stacking and more. Don’t miss his list of three must-dos for landscape photography! To […]

    Read more

    Editorial – What’s New? (full story)

    25 June 2016

    Whats New? The sun is finally offering the warmth most of us have been eagerly waiting for. Although this past winter wasn’t the worst on record, it did overstay its welcome in some parts of the country. It’s still cool outside as I write this! As much as I love photographing in winter, I’m ecstatic […]

    Read more

    Beginner Basics – My Sunrise Photo Shoot Checklist (full story)

    24 June 2016

    Story and photography by Viktoria Haack The first thing I consider when preparing to shoot a sunrise is what the weather will likely be doing. I often use an app on my phone for this. Depending on what I’m trying to achieve, I usually hope for some cloud that will catch the colour from the […]

    Read more

    Adventures in Iceberg Alley (preview)

    11 March 2016

    Story and photography by John Sylvester With their sculptural beauty and breathtaking way of reflecting light, it’s no wonder photographer John Sylvester routinely travels to the east coast to capture icebergs in all their glory. Learn where to go for the best iceberg experience, when to go and how to overcome the challenges of photographing […]

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    How and When to Photograph Grizzlies (preview)

    11 March 2016

    Story and photography by Paul Burwell Take a trip through British Columbia’s Interior with the late Paul Burwell as he seeks an up close and personal photography experience with a large and potentially dangerous predator — the grizzly bear. With the “Grizzly Whisperer” as his tour guide, Burwell finds what he’s looking for and tells […]

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    Discovering Canada — Canada’s Dempster Highway (preview)

    11 March 2016

    Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison Join OPC’s roving photographer as he ventures off the beaten path in the northern reaches of Canada on a 736-km, all-weather gravel thoroughfare — the Dempster Highway. Grandmaison takes us on a guided tour through the remote wilderness of the Yukon, sharing his photography tips and tricks along the […]

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    Out of Focus – Obsessive Camera-Pack Disorder (full story)

    11 March 2016

    Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg I generally cannot resist poking fun at people who are collectors of sorts, whether it’s shoes or purses, ball caps or beer mugs. Some people can’t resist the allure of miniature porcelain figurines of cats or ducks or whatever. I mean, what a ridiculous thing to do. Hoarders! Then […]

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