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Wild Side — How to Look Like a Fool at the Gas Station, but Get Great Shots in the Woods (preview)

The first signs of spring herald an exciting time for wildlife photographers across the country. With every new leaf and sprig of green grass, we get closer and closer to the season’s inaugural appearance of the first adorable baby animal. Before long we’re out scouring the landscape from dawn to dusk hoping to score the […]

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Wild Side — Tell a Story and Turn Ordinary Photos into Extraordinary Ones (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott They cling to tiny precipices on our loftiest, snow-clad peaks like high-altitude daredevils, walking minute ledges on sheer rock faces and leaping from crack to crack, their lives always dependent on never making a single misstep. Yet most pictures we see of mountain goats, our most sure-footed mountain […]

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Wild Side — Destination Jasper (preview)

Story and Photography by John E. Marriott It’s official. After following my column advice for the past three years and spending a kazillion dollars on shiny new gear, you’re now a full-fledged wannabe wildlife photographer. You’ve stalked your neighbourhood ponds, combed every forest for miles around your local town and you’ve even ventured to the […]

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Wild Side — Skip the Darts, Avoid the Bullseye (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott For five years now, you’ve patiently learned the ropes of wildlife photography. You’ve invested thousands of dollars in sparkling, sexy gear and hundreds of hours in the field trying this, that, and the other thing. You’ve read ebooks and articles and scoured photo forums and magazine columns like […]

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Wild Side — The Great Bait Debate (preview)

Short-eared owl hunting at dusk near Vancouver, BC Settings: EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens, ƒ4@1/800sec., ISO 1600 In the Winter 2013 issue, Warblings columnist Scott Linstead looked at the controversy surrounding the use of live bait for raptor photography. This is John E Marriott’s take on baiting. In the polarizing issue of baiting in bird […]

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