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Your Image – Create Your Own Inspiration (preview)

Story and Photography by Kelly Funk Creation deflation, frozen shutter syndrome, photographer’s block, stimulation stagnation. I could go on, but then we would end up talking about neurosis and therapy and B.F. Skinner, etc., so let me stay on track and ask, have you been there? I certainly have, on many occasions, and feeling that […]

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Bird Photography Tips – Bird Identification (Part 2) – Using Distinct Characteristics to Identify Birds (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg In the last issue, I wrote about how to find out which bird species can be expected in the areas where you’re photographing. Now, I’m focusing on tips for identifying bird species by observing their unique differences and characteristics. The great thing is that since many of the identification […]

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Out of Focus – If you’re big into shooting little things … (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg The realm of outdoor photography includes all kinds of people who specialize in shooting all sorts of different subjects. Some photographers focus solely on big, furry carnivores, some only shoot monochromatic landscapes, or out-of-focus waterfalls, or unicyclists on trails, or dead trees, or yellow birds, or brown bats or […]

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Beginner Basics – Tips for Capturing Snowy Winter Portraits (preview)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack I love snow and am excited every year for the first winter snowfall. By the end of the winter season, however, snow begins to lose its appeal for me, so I’ve learned that if I want to be creative with snow, my interest is at its peak at the […]

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Advanced Shooter – Can Child Psychology Apply to Photographers? (full story)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett They say children pass through several developmental phases on their way to becoming an adult. Now, I’m no psychologist, but looking back on my 30-year career taking pictures, I can see some pretty persuasive similarities between childhood development and my creative journey as a photographer. Non-photographer (incubation) I started […]

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Pushing Limits – Post-Processing Magic, and Where You Cross the Line (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka I was standing in line at my local City Hall in early November a few years ago, waiting to book the city hall rotunda for an art display for the following year. Everyone in the line was an artist or photographer, and a few conversations were started as we […]

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Wild Side – Backlit Beauties (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott There are a number of situations in wildlife photography where conditions get so challenging that the killer shot you’ve been striving for actually gets missed, either by you, or by the camera. Four hours freezing at -40 C might cause you to head home right before the critical […]

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Gear – Nikon D500 (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele The photographic industry is progressing rapidly, with plenty of new camera equipment released frequently. With such stiff competition amongst the manufacturers, it’s tough to design a product that stands out from the crowd. Let’s see if the Nikon D500 has what it takes! The D500 ($2,699.95) is Nikon’s newest flagship […]

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East Coast — Beyond the Obvious (preview)

Story and photography by Dave Brosha Every area of Canada has its photographic stereotypes — that one big thing that comes to mind when we think of a place. But PEI-based photographer Dave Brosha wants you to look past the typical shots and dig deep into your creative self. Join Brosha as he takes us […]

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Macro Insect Photography — Local parks with exotic treasures (preview)

Story and photography by Mel Diotte Macro photography opens up a whole new world of subtle details. It encourages a person to slow down and to look at things differently and more closely. From styles and techniques to where and when to shoot, learn more about macro photography from the best in this issue as […]

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Discovering Canada – Lake of the Woods Region of Ontario (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison Come along with OPC’s roving shutterbug as he explores the beautiful area around Lake of the Woods in the northwestern reaches of Ontario. Mike Grandmaison tours off the beaten path to discover the great variety of habitats that abound in this region near Kenora, ON, from forests to a […]

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Profile – Callum Snape (exclusive web content – full story)

Story by Stephanie Hounsell/Photography by Callum Snape From Careful Planning to Spontaneity at its Peak Outdoor photographer Callum Snape demonstrates the importance of both Ice bubbles trapped in a frozen lake, fiery clouds crowning a lone tree, a solitary figure in a poppy-red hammock… These images are three of outdoor photographer Callum Snape’s favourites. But […]

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Gear – FujiFilm’s Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R L OIS WR (full review)

Gear review by Jason DiMichele In the past few years, many manufacturers have introduced super telephoto zoom lenses that provide great options for sports and wildlife photographers. Fujifilm’s offering is their recently released Fujinon XF 100-400mm and compatible XF 1.4X and XF 2X teleconverters. I frequently shoot with long lenses and looked forward to the […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle – What Were You Doing 10 Years Ago? (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay with photos and history by contributing editors For this instalment of Photographer’s Lifestyle I thought I would have the regular contributors of OPC tell us what they were doing 10 years ago, as the magazine was getting ready to be born. Happy 10-year anniversary! John Marriott Early in 2007 I was […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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