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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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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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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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A Word From the Editor – Summer Issue: Full of All Things Canada (full story)

Editorial by Roy Ramsay Happy birthday, Canada! It’s not just any birthday, it’s the big 150! This year Canadian’s celebrate the 150th year of Confederation, a time when this country came together under one banner with a very multicultural outlook. Mission accomplished. I’m a proud Canadian for everything it stands for and all its diversity. […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle – The Abandoned Project (preview)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay There are opportunities to photograph just about anything we have a creative flare for. Like writers, musicians and painters, photographers often have a vision or idea in their minds, and they’ll only feel whole by executing said idea. Oftentimes we are plagued by this concept until the creative takes […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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