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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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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. — […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Editor’s Assignment Winners — November, December 2014 and January 2015

November 2014 winner — Kirk MacMillan, BC (A Time for Autumn) Title: Last of Fall Photo: ©Kirk MacMillan Gear/Settings: Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, ƒ13@1 sec., ISO 400 The colours, although beyond what we would see normally, capture the complementary shades of blue/purple and orange/red. The form, lines and shapes together with the […]

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Heat 3 Smart Glove — Reader’s Review

Editor’s Note Before winter began, the Heat Company reached out to us to see if some of our readers would like to use and review their Heat 3 Smart Gloves in our harshest Canadian winter conditions. Five lucky readers who won the opportunity, through our Facebook page, rose to the challenge and provided some great […]

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Editor’s Assignment — Winner of the September 2014 assignment — Interesting Cloud Formations (full story)

September 2014 Winner — Shannon Heryet of Alberta Taken in West Lethbridge, AB, this shot was not Heryet’s original intention. She was out in search of lightning that day as a prairie storm approached. After snapping numerous frames, Heryet decided that being out in an open field with a metal tripod in the face of […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle — Snap, Click and Crunch (full story)

Welcome to my new column, Photographer’s Lifestyle. It’s a column about you — the landscape, nature and wildlife photographer. If you’re anything like me — over 40, a parent of young children or teenagers and crazy about photography — then hopefully you’ll glean something from this column each issue. Moving forward, I’ll discuss issues, ideas […]

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Editor’s Assignment — Results (full story)

Here are the winners of the May, June and July 2014 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com — Editor-in-Chief   Thank you to our sponsors:      

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Editor’s Assignment (full story)

Here are the winners of the March and April 2014 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com — Editor-in-Chief March winner Lina Lepore, QC (Texture) Title: A Summer Bloom Photo: ©Lina Lepore Settings: Canon 7D, 90mm macro lens, ƒ9@1/10 sec., ISO 100   April […]

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From Where I Sit — Augmented Reality (full story)

Welcome to the Summer/Fall 2014 issue! Over the past seven years we’ve brought our readers a variety of articles ranging from landscapes, macro, wildlife and sport. “Anything outdoors within Canada” was and still is our mantra. Through this time we’ve also tried to keep on the cutting edge of techniques, equipment and even how our […]

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From Where I Sit — Are you the best or the best-kept secret? (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay / Photography by Colin Payne Colin Payne Payne was born and raised in Newfoundland. He began photography nearly 15 years ago, back when 35mm film was still the widely chosen format, which was about to be turned on its ear as digital imaging made its debut. Payne honed his craft with […]

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Are you the best or the best-kept secret?

Story by Roy Ramsay/Photography by Doug Hagadorn The best-kept secret feature was inspired by and for photographers just cutting their teeth, or getting started in the field. Over its three-year stint as a launching pad for upcoming photographers, it has also served as a springboard for photographers who have been shooting for years, but just […]

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Are you the best or the best-kept secret? (full story)

Story by Roy Ramsay This is the fall issue of OPC, and with it comes a terrific selection of articles and tips from our core contributors, as well as some new ones. When I say “new” that’s not to say they’ve never been published before, but they’re new to OPC. Our cover story, for example, […]

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From Where I Sit — Are You the Best or the Best-Kept Secret

Victor Liu Liu, like many of today’s professional photographers, is self-taught. Based in Calgary, AB, he currently works in the computer science field. Liu immigrated to Canada from China roughly 10 years ago to pursue a master’s degree in computer science. Upon graduation he purchased his first DSLR and began his new journey of photography […]

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