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Wild Side — Finding Compositional Balance (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott Like mastering ancient Jedi skills, finding the right composition in your wildlife photography can prove to be a lifelong commitment. In previous issues, I looked at two of the most common errors wildlife photographers make when composing their images: ignoring the background behind a subject (and realizing afterwards […]

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Wild Side – Doing Your Background Checks (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott During a recent critique session at one of my workshops in Jasper National Park, I realized there’s one key compositional misstep that continuously slides under the radar in wildlife photography, whether people are photographing bears, beavers or bald eagles. Most photographers, young or old, male or female, tend […]

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Your Image – Finding Compositional Balance (full story)

Story and Photography by Kelly Funk When we think about the compositional value of an image there are certain phrases that immediately come to mind, such as rule of thirds or element arrangement. There’s nothing wrong with these phrases, but when it comes to the creation of an image, there’s much more that can and […]

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The Natural Landscape – preview

 Story and Photography by Robert Postma The shoreline of Kathleen Lake is ice-lined, the wind so still I can almost hear the snow hitting the ground. The mountains of Kluane National Park serve as my backdrop as I slowly start to unpack my gear and begin the set up, waiting for the sun to disappear […]

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