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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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Out of Focus — Chasing the Light at the Speed of Light (full story)

Note: This column is presented as a humours piece and is intended as such. Please enjoy responsibly. — Editor-in-Cheif You may be inclined to think that the lifestyle of a pro nature photographer is a Zen-like existence, each day another series of magically ethereal experiences. Well, there are moments just like that and I take […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Basic Camera Body Settings for Bird Photography (preview)

The action often happens quickly in bird photography. One moment the bird is sitting motionless and then suddenly it launches off – wings outstretched with head pointed to the sky. Your opportunity to create an amazingly dynamic image is all over in a split second. When you scroll through the photos on your LCD screen […]

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Bird Photography Tips — The Key Ingredients of a Good Bird Photo (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Learning to critique your photos is fundamental to improving as a bird photographer. It’s OK to be hard on yourself and compare your photos against the best ones out there. I’ve been my own harshest critic since the day I started shooting photos and have used this as an […]

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The Manly Van (full story)

  Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Being an outdoor photographer is rugged and badass. We’re not sissy office workers who sip on lattes, wear designer shirts and own manicured poodles. Our lifestyle is exactly how you imagine it: we spend our days scaling mountains, stalking Grizzly Bears and paddling our kayaks through wilderness areas […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Best Lenses for Bird Photography (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg One of the great challenges of bird photography is getting the bird large enough in the frame to make a decent image. Why? In general, birds are small and difficult to get near. There are plenty of techniques for getting closer and making frame-filling images, which I’ll share in […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Becoming a Bird Brain! (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg This is my first bird photography column for OPC and an attempt to fill the big shoes that Scott Linstead has left. You already know me as the wise guy who writes the humour column on the back page, so I’d like to use this issue to establish my […]

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Out of Focus — Turning 40 (full story)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg A few weeks after this issue of Outdoor Photography Canada hits the newsstands, I’ll be celebrating my 40th birthday. I have no plans to start acting like an adult just because I’ve reached this monumental age. To be completely honest, I never even thought I’d live this long. I’m […]

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