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Pushing Limits – Post-Processing Magic, and Where You Cross the Line (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka I was standing in line at my local City Hall in early November a few years ago, waiting to book the city hall rotunda for an art display for the following year. Everyone in the line was an artist or photographer, and a few conversations were started as we […]

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Editor’s Assignment – Macro (full story)

Here is the winner of the July 2016 online Editor’s Assignment contest. To enter the contest and for full details, please visit our website at www.opcmagazine.com. – Editor-in-Chief   Yellow Jacket Wasps Macro photography is all about the details that we don’t see with our own eyes. The winning image depicts not only the detail, […]

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Pushing Limits – Making Images With Ancient DSLRs (preview)

Story and Photography by Don Komarechka Technological limits are always pushing forward, and with each new iteration of camera gear we have more capabilities as photographers than ever before. This thought process can be crippling as we often start to think, “If I just had that latest lens or camera body, I’d be able to […]

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2016 July Editor’s Assignment

July 2016 – Macro/Close-up Deadline: July 31, 2016 Assignment is now closed. Images submitted:   Your Assignment: Explore the hidden details in the natural world all around us. Close-up / Macro photography reveals the universe at our feet, and your assignment is to capture these fascinating details. You’ll be surprised what you can discover in your own […]

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Pushing Limits – How Technology Broadens Our Creative Potential (full story)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka There has never been a better time to be a photographer. It’s easy to say that photographers have had access to unlimited creative choices and possibilities, yet somehow new technology always pushes those limits farther. New camera sensors, lenses, software and countless gadgets allow us to pursue ideas and […]

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Beginner Basics — A Beginner’s Look at Tripods (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka   Tripods can be a blessing or a curse. In much of my work they are an essential piece of equipment, and in other situations they simply get in the way and obstruct my creativity. When and where to use a tripod is a personal choice and one often […]

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Beginner Basics – Exploring the Unknown Buttons on Your Camera (preview)

By Don Komarechka   Unboxing your camera for the first time is exciting, until you begin to contemplate the myriad of buttons, wheels, dials and menus that seemingly stare back at you. Your first instinct is to open the manual and sink your teeth in, but the camera manual is a technical reference and is […]

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Beginner Basics – What’s in a Filter? (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka The very first accessory usually offered to you after a new camera purchase is a filter. Lens filters serve a number of useful purposes, but they can often cause more harm than good when used in the wrong scenario. Some filters offer protection while others allow for new, creative […]

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Beginner Basics — Working With Telephoto Lenses (preview)

  Many landscape and nature photographers crave the experience that telephoto lenses provide. It’s usually the first new lens purchase after buying a camera. Shooting with a telephoto lens offers a different set of challenges that new photographers often struggle with; motion blur, incorrect exposures and out-of-focus images are commonplace. These obstacles to great images […]

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Beginner Basics — Colour and Photographic Potential (preview)

  Of the many elements responsible for a great image, beginners usually ignore colour when considering their compositions. It’s easy to understand why — there’s so much to worry about. Focus, exposure, leading lines and balance; stressing out about the “rules” of composition sucks the fun out of photography. The easiest way to find great […]

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Beginner Basics — The World is Not 5 1/2 Feet Tall (Full story)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka The perspective of the world we see every day is ordinary. The world through our own eyes can be familiar, average, and uninteresting – even when viewed through a camera. When you first start experimenting with photography, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming the world […]

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