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Gear — Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner We recently received the new Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L to try out and were really interested in seeing what it’s like, since we’ve never used or tested a Tenba photo backpack before even though the company has been making camera bags for many years. The new Tenba […]

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Gear — Joby Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Although primarily designed for use with a GoPro or other similar types of action cameras, the Joby Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm caught our attention as another way that we can attach lighter-weight mirrorless cameras, not just GoPro types, and flashes to a variety of smooth surfaces […]

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Gear — Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Given the fact that digital camera sensors have been increasing in size at a fairly rapid pace, with 20 to 24 MP becoming the norm, the first thing that photographers might say about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera is why does it only have a […]

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Gear — Epson SureColor P600 Printer (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner We were recently printing some of our images and I commented to Leslie that there really haven’t been any new, professional quality desktop ink jet printers released over the past while. Well, that situation was quickly remedied when Epson announced their new SureColor P600 late this past […]

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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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Out of Focus — Sneaky Schemes to Get Out and Shoot (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg One of the greatest dilemmas in the life of every outdoor photographer is being stuck on a trip with companions who aren’t photographers. The magnitude of the predicament, and thus the need for proven solutions, increases according to what’s nearby. If there’s a scenic mountain, a meadow with grizzly […]

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Discovering Canada — Saskatchewan Ghost Towns (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Exploring old buildings has never been a passion of mine, but from time to time I’ve been known to explore the occasional deserted homestead or ghost town. My interest in exploring these abandoned structures is partly due to my curiosity; wondering what happened over the years that motivated someone […]

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Storm Chasing — How to safely photograph storms with impact (preview)

Story and Photography by Ryan Wunsch The weather has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. My first memory of severe weather was hiding in the basement of my uncle’s cabin during a tornado at Long Lake, SK. My uncle had a panic attack and while the other adults were afraid that his […]

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Mirrorless Camera Comparison (preview)

    Story and Photography by Paul Burwell You can’t go too far in today’s world of photography without hearing something about new “mirrorless” cameras. With all the hoopla, you’d think this was a recent ground-breaking invention finally released to the masses. The truth is a bit different, but there’s a lot to like about […]

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Your Image — How to Achieve Infinity Focus (preview)

  Story and Photography by Kelly Funk As it’s time for a question and answer column, in this issue I’ll cover an inquiry by Don. Q: I’ve been reading the latest issue cover to cover and in your article you talk about anchoring the image. It’s a great article by the way, but one thing […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Calling Birds in with Audio Devices (full story)

  Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Using audio devices to call birds in close is a common technique in bird photography. Before explaining why it works and how to do it, I must preface it with a caution. This technique can be harmful to birds if it’s not done carefully, and it’s illegal for […]

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Digital Chat — Where Does the Sparkle Go? (preview)

  Story and Photography by Paul Burwell We received an email question about choosing a good monitor. The photographer who asked the question wondered why it was that after photographing gems and jewellery all the colours looked about right, but the “sparkle” was missing. Let’s tackle this question. While thinking about this problem, my first […]

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Wild Side — It’s All About the Body (preview)

  Story and Photography by John E. Marriott There it was on social media for the world to see — her first great red fox shot. The problem was the image really wasn’t all that great. Yes, it was a wild, unbaited fox, and yes, it was in some fantastic light. She had even nailed […]

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Advanced Shooter — Camera Club Rules: Do They Stifle Creativity? (preview)

Story and Photography by Darwin Wiggett Camera clubs are excellent places for photographers to learn and share photography. In my own development as a photographer I owe much of my early inspiration, learning and excitement about photography to time spent in Images Alberta Camera Club in Edmonton. The friendships developed and the lessons learned have […]

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Beginner Basics — Free or Cheap Things to Add to Your Camera Bag (Full Story)

Story and Photography by Don Komarechka Dipping your feet into the world of photography can be a wonderful, creative experience, but it comes with challenges. Because photographic topics and genres can be so varied, you might want to spend some time exploring various facets of the art form; this can get expensive. Photographic equipment usually […]

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Profile — Don Johnston (Exclusive online interview)

Story by Stephanie Hounsell Photography by Don Johnston Whatever it takes Nature photographer Don Johnston knows the easy way isn’t always the best way Outdoor photographer Don Johnston has a simple mantra: Photography trumps everything. He’ll do whatever it takes to get the best shot (so long as it’s safe and does not endanger or unduly […]

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The Icefall Traverse — Extreme Adventure (preview)

 Story and Photography by Steve Shannon The increasingly rough logging road – all 96 kilometres of it – takes its toll on my aging truck. Vibrant green waters contrast starkly with the jagged peaks along the skyline as I drive up the east shore of Kinbasket Lake. Turning up the Valenciennes River valley, the road […]

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