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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 magazine is presented to you, our readers.

In this vein, I’m excited to launch a new feature in Outdoor Photography Canada magazine. It’s not a new article or column, but how they will be viewed and enjoyed by our readers. This technology isn’t new – it’s been around for quite some time. Augmented reality is becoming mainstream in the publishing industry as a way of communicating ideas digitally from print. The cover of this issue has been set up with augmented reality. It’s easy and fun to do. First, scan our cover with a special free app with your smart phone or tablet and watch the augmented reality video of our cover story. Listen to pro photographer Adam Gibbs describe what techniques he will teach in his article. Download the app now, scan the cover, tap the video to make it full screen for your device and watch. It’s that easy!

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We’ve seen lots of photos of star trails over the years, but have you photographed the Milky Way? Pro photographer Wesley Liikane shows us how to photograph this celestial body with dark skies and points of light using interesting foregrounds with only your regular DSLR equipment.

©Wesley Liikane Gear: Canon 6D, 28-70mm zoom lens Settings: ƒ2.8@20 sec., ISO 10000

©Wesley Liikane
Gear: Canon 6D, 28-70mm zoom lens
Settings: ƒ2.8@20 sec., ISO 10000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our regular contributor, Mike Grandmaison, writes his Discovering Canada piece this issue on the long-forgotten grain elevators of Saskatchewan. These giants of the Prairies need to be seen to be appreciated before they’re gone forever.

 

©Mike Grandmaison Grain elevator framed by window frame inside old general store, Bents, SK Settings: ƒ22@0.8 sec., 24mm focal length, ISO 200

©Mike Grandmaison
Grain elevator framed by window frame inside old general store, Bents, SK
Settings: ƒ22@0.8 sec., 24mm focal length, ISO 200

Outdoor Photography Canada magazine has Canada’s top pro photographers on staff, providing advice and know-how every issue. As always, OPC is a great supplement to any photographic workshop or course in outdoor photography. Keep on reading, learning and photographing and we’ll be with you every step of the way, both in print and digitally augmented reality.

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