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Beginner Basics – What Are The Benefits of Using a Tripod? (preview)

By Viktoria Haack Using a tripod can really help elevate our photography beyond the ordinary and allow us to capture some creative alternatives to the everyday snapshot. It can sometimes feel like a chore taking out the tripod and setting it up, but one of the most basic things it does is force us to […]

Wild Side – A Wildlife Photographer’s Dream Location: The Johnstone Strait (preview)

By John E. Marriott The first time I saw a sea otter in the wild, it was like a jolt of electricity had knifed through my body. I was off the north coast of Vancouver Island, at the top end of Johnstone Strait, and the sighting was brief — as in, “Oh my gosh, is […]

Discovering Canada – Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Roving photographer Mike Grandmaison has a passion for Quebec, and its Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean Region doesn’t disappoint. From Canada’s tallest sand dunes, quaint covered bridges, Saguenay Fjord National Park and even a hot spot for whale watching, the province’s third largest region has it all. To read and see more […]

Your Image – The Style’s the Limit (preview)

By Kelly Funk If you’re shooting almost exclusively landscape or wildlife content and you’re wanting to move into environmental portraits, even if it’s just a small portion of your content, incorporating elements into those portraits that fit your already existing style is a great way to get started. My photography career got underway like I […]

Pushing Limits – Stacking Images to Expand Focus and Time (preview)

By Don Komarechka One way I’ve been pushing limits with my own photography in the past decade is trying to uncover ways to overcome the limitations of physics. For astrophotography, especially over long timescales, light pollution adds up to frustration. In macro photography we are faced with a depth-of-field that’s so shallow, we miss important […]

Out of Focus – Travel, Photos and Food (preview)

By Ethan Meleg Let me give you the straight facts: I love outdoor photography, travel and food. But you know what’s even better? All three at once. I’d pass up dinner with Ansel Adams, a Pulitzer Prize for my literary efforts in this magazine and a chance to go back in time to photograph dinosaurs […]

Photographing the Unique in the Iconic (preview)

Story and Photography by Kelly Funk Join OPC’s Kelly Funk as he tours Iceland — a photographer’s paradise where waterfalls seem to plummet from everywhere, old lava beds are covered in lush mosses and seascapes showcase rarely seen features. This beautiful location does come with its own challenges, and Funk tells us how to overcome […]

Into the Grove: Capturing the Rainforest (preview)

Story and Photography by Graham Osborne Good rainforest imagery is some of the most challenging, but rewarding to create. Few things can match the peaceful, almost meditative solitude you can experience there. But where do you begin? Graham Osborne gives us his tips on everything from locations to weather conditions to filters and everything in […]

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 […]

Gear – ExpoDisc 2.0 (full review)

  By Jason DiMichele The ability to get a photograph correct in-camera is a valuable skill to acquire. It allows for a more enjoyable creative experience, and saves time during post-processing. There are many accessories that help achieve this, and ExpoImaging’s ExpoDisc 2.0 (ExpoDisc) is one of them. Its claim to fame is its ability […]

Gear – Contour Design’s Unimouse (full review)

By Jason DiMichele The majority of digital photographers spend lots of time using a computer due to image processing and promoting ourselves online. Therefore, there are some non-photographic accessories that can really benefit us. The Unimouse is one of these general, but very innovative accessories. Based on my initial impression, I thought it might be […]

Gear – X-Rite i1Studio (full review)

By Jason DiMichele A colour-managed workflow saves you plenty of time and money by removing the guesswork from processing and printing your photos. That should sound appealing to most photographers! X-Rite just released i1Studio, an offering that’s supposed to help make your colour-managed workflow easy. Will it spark your interest to become colour managed? The […]

Profile – Michelle Valberg (full story – exclusive online content)

Expecting the unexpected Adventure and wildlife photographer Michelle Valberg has learned to embrace the surprises that pop up when they’re least expected Story by Stephanie Hounsell with photography by Michelle Valberg As a photographer for 30 years, Michelle Valberg knows that not much goes according to plan when dealing with wildlife. In fact, sometimes the […]

Bird Photography Tips – Farewell, Welcome and Parting Tips (full story)

By Ethan Meleg I’ll jump right in and start off with a big announcement. After five years of writing this bird photography column, I’ve decided to retire from it. This is my last one. The demands of a young family and other priorities have left me with less time to focus on bird photography and […]

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 […]

Discovering Canada – Haida Gwaii (preview)

Once called the Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii is an archipelago off the west coast of British Columbia covering an area of about 10,180 sq. km. In terms of location, Haida Gwaii is to the west coast of Canada what Newfoundland is to the east coast — it’s as far as you can get in […]

Beginner Basics – What Are The Benefits of Using a Tripod? (preview)

31 March 2018

By Viktoria Haack Using a tripod can really help elevate our photography beyond the ordinary and allow us to capture some creative alternatives to the everyday snapshot. It can sometimes feel like a chore taking out the tripod and setting it up, but one of the most basic things it does is force us to […]

Read more

Wild Side – A Wildlife Photographer’s Dream Location: The Johnstone Strait (preview)

31 March 2018

By John E. Marriott The first time I saw a sea otter in the wild, it was like a jolt of electricity had knifed through my body. I was off the north coast of Vancouver Island, at the top end of Johnstone Strait, and the sighting was brief — as in, “Oh my gosh, is […]

Read more

Discovering Canada – Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean (preview)

31 March 2018

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Roving photographer Mike Grandmaison has a passion for Quebec, and its Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean Region doesn’t disappoint. From Canada’s tallest sand dunes, quaint covered bridges, Saguenay Fjord National Park and even a hot spot for whale watching, the province’s third largest region has it all. To read and see more […]

Read more

Your Image – The Style’s the Limit (preview)

31 March 2018

By Kelly Funk If you’re shooting almost exclusively landscape or wildlife content and you’re wanting to move into environmental portraits, even if it’s just a small portion of your content, incorporating elements into those portraits that fit your already existing style is a great way to get started. My photography career got underway like I […]

Read more

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    Pushing Limits – Stacking Images to Expand Focus and Time (preview)

    31 March 2018

    By Don Komarechka One way I’ve been pushing limits with my own photography in the past decade is trying to uncover ways to overcome the limitations of physics. For astrophotography, especially over long timescales, light pollution adds up to frustration. In macro photography we are faced with a depth-of-field that’s so shallow, we miss important […]

    Read more

    Out of Focus – Travel, Photos and Food (preview)

    31 March 2018

    By Ethan Meleg Let me give you the straight facts: I love outdoor photography, travel and food. But you know what’s even better? All three at once. I’d pass up dinner with Ansel Adams, a Pulitzer Prize for my literary efforts in this magazine and a chance to go back in time to photograph dinosaurs […]

    Read more

    Photographing the Unique in the Iconic (preview)

    31 March 2018

    Story and Photography by Kelly Funk Join OPC’s Kelly Funk as he tours Iceland — a photographer’s paradise where waterfalls seem to plummet from everywhere, old lava beds are covered in lush mosses and seascapes showcase rarely seen features. This beautiful location does come with its own challenges, and Funk tells us how to overcome […]

    Read more

    Into the Grove: Capturing the Rainforest (preview)

    31 March 2018

    Story and Photography by Graham Osborne Good rainforest imagery is some of the most challenging, but rewarding to create. Few things can match the peaceful, almost meditative solitude you can experience there. But where do you begin? Graham Osborne gives us his tips on everything from locations to weather conditions to filters and everything in […]

    Read more

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

    31 March 2018

    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 […]

    Read more

    Gear – ExpoDisc 2.0 (full review)

    31 March 2018

      By Jason DiMichele The ability to get a photograph correct in-camera is a valuable skill to acquire. It allows for a more enjoyable creative experience, and saves time during post-processing. There are many accessories that help achieve this, and ExpoImaging’s ExpoDisc 2.0 (ExpoDisc) is one of them. Its claim to fame is its ability […]

    Read more

    Gear – Contour Design’s Unimouse (full review)

    31 March 2018

    By Jason DiMichele The majority of digital photographers spend lots of time using a computer due to image processing and promoting ourselves online. Therefore, there are some non-photographic accessories that can really benefit us. The Unimouse is one of these general, but very innovative accessories. Based on my initial impression, I thought it might be […]

    Read more

    Gear – X-Rite i1Studio (full review)

    31 March 2018

    By Jason DiMichele A colour-managed workflow saves you plenty of time and money by removing the guesswork from processing and printing your photos. That should sound appealing to most photographers! X-Rite just released i1Studio, an offering that’s supposed to help make your colour-managed workflow easy. Will it spark your interest to become colour managed? The […]

    Read more

    Profile – Michelle Valberg (full story – exclusive online content)

    31 March 2018

    Expecting the unexpected Adventure and wildlife photographer Michelle Valberg has learned to embrace the surprises that pop up when they’re least expected Story by Stephanie Hounsell with photography by Michelle Valberg As a photographer for 30 years, Michelle Valberg knows that not much goes according to plan when dealing with wildlife. In fact, sometimes the […]

    Read more

    Bird Photography Tips – Farewell, Welcome and Parting Tips (full story)

    31 March 2018

    By Ethan Meleg I’ll jump right in and start off with a big announcement. After five years of writing this bird photography column, I’ve decided to retire from it. This is my last one. The demands of a young family and other priorities have left me with less time to focus on bird photography and […]

    Read more

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

    31 March 2018

    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 […]

    Read more

    Discovering Canada – Haida Gwaii (preview)

    21 December 2017

    Once called the Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii is an archipelago off the west coast of British Columbia covering an area of about 10,180 sq. km. In terms of location, Haida Gwaii is to the west coast of Canada what Newfoundland is to the east coast — it’s as far as you can get in […]

    Read more

    Lifting the Veil of Colour (preview)

    21 December 2017

    Story and photography by Wayne Simpson More often than not, life has a way of being busy and overwhelming. I’m a big fan of weeding out the nonsense and zeroing in on what matters most. In many respects, black and white photography embodies this philosophy on an artistic level. With black and white imagery it’s […]

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    A Black and White Primer (preview)

    21 December 2017

    Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison I’ve loved black and white photography from the moment I picked up a camera. I studied the genre through books by some of the early masters such as Brett Weston (one of my all-time favourite photographers), Minor White, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Dorothea Lange and Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well […]

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