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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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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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