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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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Your Image — Key Elements of Environmental Portraiture (preview)

Environmental portraiture needs certain aspects to be effectively executed. It should be simple with limited distractions, well-composed, well-lit and engaging. Produce those elements and it will translate into strong, impactful imagery. Like landscapes, sports or even wildlife, the recipe for success in your pictures is identical with portraiture. Let me discuss the particulars in each […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Photographing Birds During Migration (preview)

Spring migration is one of the most exciting times of year for bird photography. Migration is a remarkable natural phenomena, and I was lucky enough to grow up near Point Pelee National Park, a world-famous migration hotspot. Seeing the daily arrival of birds in their most vibrant plumages is what got me hooked on birds […]

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Wild Side — Getting Some Long Distance Love (full story)

Imagine this: You’re on a photo tour with me in British Columbia, soaking in the gorgeous early morning light as we search a Chilcotin lake for grizzly bears. We round a corner on the still waters and there she is, the beautiful golden grizzly we photographed the night before, meandering along the shoreline in the […]

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Advanced Shooter — The Art in the Abandoned (preview)

I admit it, I have a fascination with derelict buildings, decaying cars and industrial detritus. And I’m not alone. Most of my fellow nature and outdoor photographers are equally fascinated by abandoned artifacts of the industrial age. Maybe it’s the haunting stories, the recognition of our fragility in nature or simply the graphic visuals that […]

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Your Image — Filters: What, When, Where and How-to (preview)

Story and Photography by Kelly Funk In almost every workshop I put on, regardless of content, I always get at least one person asking about filters — specifically, solid neutral density (ND) and graduated ND. A common question that was asked recently by one of my participants was: What filters do I need and when […]

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Wild Side — Tell a Story and Turn Ordinary Photos into Extraordinary Ones (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott They cling to tiny precipices on our loftiest, snow-clad peaks like high-altitude daredevils, walking minute ledges on sheer rock faces and leaping from crack to crack, their lives always dependent on never making a single misstep. Yet most pictures we see of mountain goats, our most sure-footed mountain […]

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