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Editorial — Fresh Perspectives (full story)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay Welcome to the Fall issue! Another summer has come and gone, but that’s okay because outdoor photographers like us love every season — right? Don’t we? In the last issue, I put the teaser out that we were bringing on a new columnist to become part of the OPC […]

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Photography Workshop

SCOTLAND: Isle of Skye & The Highlands October 5-12, 2019 This workshop will introduce you to some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes, from the scenic mountains, glens, and lochs of Glencoe to the rugged mountain ranges and dramatic coastline of Skye. Along with our local driver/guide (a resident of Skye and a talented photographer who […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle – The Pest and the Outdoor Photographer (preview)

Story by Roy Ramsay By the time you read this it will be June or later. Summer is in full swing across the country and with it comes the biting pests of the season. Every one of us has been bitten, and most likely more than once. The most common bites Canadian outdoor photographers experience […]

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#OPCMAG INSTA WINNERS – Summer 2018 (full story)

Each issue we will feature five winners from the Outdoor Photography Canada Instagram page (#OPCMAG). We will choose one overall winner and four runners-up. The winner receives $100. All winners and runners-up receive a free one-year subscription to Outdoor Photography Canada magazine. Here are this issue’s recipients: OVERALL WINNER David Hemmings (@david_hemmings_photo_tours) Mother grizzly fishing for […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle – Camera to Computer — It’s a Process (full story)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay With spring just around the corner many of us are processing our winter photos and getting ready for the next season. Processing time is not the most exciting for the majority of us as we’d rather be out shooting, but in today’s photographic world it has become just as […]

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Editor’s Assignment – April 2018 Winner (full story)

Here is the winner of the April 2018 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter future contests and for full details and prizes, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com under contests. Theme: Seasons The April Editor’s Assignment contest was witness to some incredible imagery submitted online. It was a tough choice, but it came down to […]

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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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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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