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Are you the best or the best-kept secret? (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay

This is the fall issue of OPC, and with it comes a terrific selection of articles and tips from our core contributors, as well as some new ones. When I say “new” that’s not to say they’ve never been published before, but they’re new to OPC. Our cover story, for example, comes from professional photographer Dave Brosha. He’s a true “great white north” photographer hailing from Yellowknife, NT. Beginning on page 48, Brosha tells a story of northern exposure, a story in Nunavut, the tundra of northern Canada and the Inuit people who call this harsh place home. Also new to OPC is professional photographer Paul Zizka. Turn to page 22 to read Stephanie Hounsell’s interview with Zizka and experience the photography of mountains in a different light. This brings us to another new photographer and this issue’s “best-kept secret” – rising star Kyle McIntosh.

©Kyle McIntosh Settings: ƒ4@8 sec. 55mm focal length lens, ISO 200

©Kyle McIntosh
Settings: ƒ4@8 sec. 55mm focal length lens, ISO 200

Kyle McIntosh

McIntosh began his photographic journey at age 12. By the time he turned 15 he was developing his own film and doing his own printing. Loving his new-found hobby, by his late teens he became an assistant photography instructor at his local Calgary high school.

Living so close to the mountains, McIntosh couldn’t help but fall in love with them, which solidified his love of nature and wildlife photography as his main focus. McIntosh says, “My lighting is all natural. I do some HDR work occasionally to preserve a scene as I remember seeing it, when the dynamic range is just too high.” When photo editing, McIntosh will tweak images to remove unwanted detail, but tries to keep things as natural as possible.

Now 42 and living in Manitoba, McIntosh still revisits his old roots, shooting for hours only to come away with one or two images that speak to him.

 

©Kyle McIntosh Settings: ƒ10@1/400 sec., 18mm focal length, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, ISO 200

©Kyle McIntosh
Settings: ƒ10@1/400 sec., 18mm focal length, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, ISO 200

Inspirations

Ansel Adams

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Frans Lanting

Art Wolfe

Darwin Wiggett

Jay Patel

Darren Robinson

Ian Plant

 

Gear

Nikon D80, and D40 as back-up

Nikkor 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 50mm prime, 18-70mm and a Sigma 70-300mm macro

Manfrotto tripod and ballhead

Cokin ND and circular polarizers

 

Published

The Carillon newspaper

Where Calgary magazine

Outdoor Photography Canada (Your Shot — Fall/Winter 2010)

Our Canada magazine

Various brochures and event posters

 

 

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