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Your Image — Crop Sensor vs Full-Frame: Should I Switch? (full story)

Story and photography by Kelly Funk If you’re like most, you started out in the bold world of DSLR photography with a crop sensor camera. You may have made the switch to full-frame, or perhaps not, each for a variety of reasons. I dare to say most pros use a full-frame system (depending on their […]

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Posted in Articles, Kelly Funk

Bird Photography Tips — Florida’s Amazing Bird Photography Sites (full story)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg We’re planning a family trip to Florida this winter so the kids can go to Disney World, but my secret motive is all about bird photography. Florida is one of the best places in North America for bird photography in winter. It’s downright easy there, which is a nice […]

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Posted in Articles, Ethan Meleg

Wild Side — Photographing Wild Canids in Winter (full story)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott Regardless of where you live in Canada, winter opens up a new world of wildlife to most of us photographers — both in terms of the weather we have to deal with and the ways in which we can find our subjects. Many of the hardest yet most […]

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Posted in Articles, John E. Marriott

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Conservation Through Photography (preview)

When we photograph an outdoor subject, whether it’s landscapes, nature or wildlife, we do it for enjoyment. Each of us has a passion for photographing the outdoors. Maybe it’s a time for us to get away from our busy day-to-day lives, even for just a few hours, or maybe we have a deeper connection for […]

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Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay

Photographer Profile — Dani Lefrançois (Exclusive behind the photos interview)

If at first you don’t succeed… Nature photographer Dani Lefrançois proves persistence pays off By Stephanie Hounsell Dani Lefrançois is the first one to say that being a landscape photographer isn’t easy. She’s full of stories of how things didn’t go exactly as planned on various excursions through the mountains she loves to photograph. But […]

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Gear — ON1 Photo RAW 2017 (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele For years, the photographic industry was inundated with the RAW vs. JPG argument. Most photographers now agree that shooting RAW will get the best quality from your camera. However, just because you shoot RAW doesn’t guarantee great results, as both your technique and the RAW conversion software are paramount to the […]

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Posted in Articles, Gear, Jason DiMichele

Gear — Glovax Pro gloves (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele The majority of equipment and accessories in the outdoor photographer’s backpack are directly camera related. Sometimes the accessories that can make a photographic outing more successful are not those that you buy at a photography store. I was sent a sample of Glovax Pro Gloves, and after giving them a test […]

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Posted in Articles, Gear, Jason DiMichele

Gear — Fujifilm GFX 50S (full review)

Review by Jason DiMichele Most of the new cameras being introduced these days are one of the three main sensor sizes, these being full-frame, cropped, and Micro Four Thirds. Fuji carries a line of cropped sensor mirrorless cameras, the X Series, which have a great reputation for all-around quality. Earlier this year Fujifilm made quite […]

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Posted in Articles, Gear, Jason DiMichele

Pushing Limits – Freezing Soap Bubbles (preview)

Cold and desolate winter days can leave many photographers uninspired to pick up their camera. It’s hard to get excited about long nights and sub-zero temperatures, but the inventive spirit of photography is alive and well with something as simple as blowing bubbles. Each year we get a number of days with exactly the right […]

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Posted in Articles, Don Komarechka

Editor’s Assignment – The Long Exposure (full story)

Here is the winner of the October 2017 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter future contests and for full details and prizes, please stay tuned. – Editor-in-Chief The Long Exposure I love the feeling of grandeur that accompanies this image. The cathedral itself is an imposing structure, placed centrally in the frame. The long exposure […]

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Posted in Articles, Viktoria Haack

Out of Focus (Humour) – Camera Gear Nicknames (preview)

Gear for a professional outdoor photographer is the equivalent of a trumpet for a jazz player. These essential tools enable us to turn encounters with sea slugs, sand dunes and soaring eagles into artistic masterpieces worth thousands of dollars, a couple hundred Facebook likes and a prime spot on our mother’s fridge. My camera gear […]

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Posted in Articles, Ethan Meleg

Advanced Shooter – Working a Scene: Discovering Your Heart’s Intent (preview)

As photographers, we are visually tuned into our surroundings. Even so, there are times when something we see stops us in our tracks and demands that we capture it in a photograph. Often we respond dutifully, make an image or two and then move on, hunting for the next visual trophy. But when we return […]

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Posted in Articles, Darwin Wiggett

Beginner Basics – Why Should We Understand the Histogram? (preview)

Photography is my primary means of artistic expression. I have learned the technical aspects, purely as a way to extend my creative ability and fulfill the need to express myself. The mechanical processes of photography have never held too much interest for me, but as my experience has grown, I’ve come to realize that technical […]

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Posted in Articles, Viktoria Haack

2017 Spring Photo Contest Results (full story)

The 2017 Spring Photo Contest “What is Canada?” was a big success with over 400 image entries. The judging by OPC photo editor Kelly Funk wasn’t easy, 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 sponsors, Panasonic […]

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Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay

Photographer’s Lifestyle — Giving Back (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay Photography by Roy Ramsay and Mike Gamble I’ve spent the better part of 30 years photographing everything from weddings and portraits to landscapes and wildlife. What originally started as a hobby grew into a profitable business that also grew my passion into what it is today. I’ve been very fortunate over […]

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Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay

Hand-Held Macro Workshop with the Toronto Digital Photography Club (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay Photography by members of the Toronto Digital Photography Club This past spring OPC hosted a hand-held macro workshop at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. The photography was based on a technique I wrote about back in Issue #33 (Spring/Summer 2015). The Toronto Digital Photography Club asked me to take them out on […]

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Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay

Photographer Profile — Daisy Gilardini (full story)

Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Daisy Gilardini Seek and you shall find (unless it finds you first) Photographer who specializes in polar regions knows patience is the key to getting a great shot. But sometimes special photos just appear Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini knows all-too-well the need for almost super-human patience when it comes […]

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Discovering Canada — The Digby Neck and Islands of Nova Scotia (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison While the Digby Neck and islands comprise a small geographic region, they offer splendid scenery for those who venture off the beaten path. From quaint coves to lighthouses and a plethora of wildlife, OPC’s Mike Grandmaison shows us where to go to capture the best images on Canada’s east […]

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Posted in Articles, Mike Grandmaison