Log in | Register

Search | Roy Ramsay

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Eco-Responsible Lodging in the Rockies (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay with photography by Alan Ernst In the past, I’ve written of places that photographers can go and stay while out shooting landscapes and wildlife. As the spring thaw warms the landscape around us, I’m reminded of these spots you can call home while out on your photo adventures. Aurum Lodge, located […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

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 […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

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 […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Asking Locals About Little Known Photo Hot Spots (preview)

Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay I recently embarked on a four-day photo adventure to Yoho National Park in beautiful British Columbia with friend and fellow columnist, Kelly Funk. We had a number of great spots planned for our trip and we were eager to set off and photograph the area. We decided to stay […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

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 […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay1 Comment

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 […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

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 […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Digital Chat — RIP, Paul Burwell — Friend, Mentor and Companion (full story)

Editorial by Roy Ramsay with Photography by Paul Burwell When I first created Outdoor Photography Canada I searched high and low across this great country of ours to find the best and brightest writers and photographers to help illustrate the theme and concept of the magazine. The columnists and other photographers you see before you […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Photographer’s Lifestyle — Benefits of Taking a Workshop (preview)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay   I had the opportunity to “shadow,” for the magazine, the 2015 Giant Digital Workshop led by professional shooter Barry Wojciechowski at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, located southeast of Thunder Bay, ON, on the shores of Lake Superior. Barry is a professional photographer and teaches photography at Confederation College […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

December 2015 Editor’s Assignment Winner

Congratulations to our December 2015 Editor’s Assignment winner!   Laure Wilson Neish with “Sno Go!”   Laure’s image will appear in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue! Thank you to all of our entrants and finalists. Stay tuned for our March 2016 Editor’s assignment! Roy Ramsay – Editor-in-Chief  

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Are You a Fair-Weather Photographer? (preview)

By Roy Ramsay Shooting during the magic hour is something we discuss much of the time. That beautiful, warm light is so engaging that we should take advantage of it as often as we can. But bad weather happens, and for many, we pack up our gear and head for shelter, potentially losing the opportunity […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Photographer’s Lifestyle – Camping, B&Bs or Resort? (full story)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay Fall is a very busy season for photographers, both amateur and professional alike. There is a specific window of time where the fall colours are at their peak. This window of time is largely determined by location, weather conditions in the area, and species of trees. In my home […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Editor’s Assignment (Full Story)

Here are the winners of the May and July 2015 online Editor’s Assignment contest. There was no assignment for June 2015. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com. – Editor-in-Chief   May 2015 winner — Karen Kirby, NS (Full Bloom) Title: Full Bloom Photo: ©Karen Kirby The May […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Editor’s Assignment – February and April 2015

Here are the winners of the February and April 2015 online Editor’s Assignment contest. February 2015 winner — Ann Parnell, ON (Intimate Landscapes) Title: Fallen Leaves Photo: ©Ann Parnell Intimate scenes are everywhere. Here, Ann isolated fallen leaves in a pond. The yellow leaves floating in bluish water really tell a nice story of autumn. — […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Photographer’s Lifestyle — Getting the Unique Shot (preview)

  Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay Last issue (Spring/Summer 2015 — issue #33) I wrote about preparing for your outdoor photo shoots. While writing that, I mentioned something I would need to write about in a future column. Well, there’s no time like the present. This column is about your physical fitness. Why is […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

May 2015 Editor’s Assignment

May 2015 – In Bloom Deadline: May 31, 2015 Assignment is now closed. Images already submitted: Spring is a time for Mother Nature to shine. This is the season that everything comes alive and nature begins fresh. The evidence is all around us, but for this assignment we will concentrate our lenses on things in […]

Read More

Posted in Contests, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Dreaming in Macro — Free up your mind and create (preview)

 Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay Are you mentally bogged down by your equipment? Sometimes your equipment can block your creative inner self. “Always use a tripod” is something that has been instilled in all of us for nature and landscape photography and we obediently do as we’re told. For 99 percent of my work […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments

Photographer’s Lifestyle — Preparing for Your Outdoor Photo Shoots (preview)

There are a number of things to consider when getting ready for an outdoor photo shoot, and the season you’re shooting in will dictate some of it. Questions you should consider are: What’s the current temperature? What’s the weather forecast for the shoot day and the rest of the week? What time is sunrise and […]

Read More

Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay0 Comments