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Out of Focus (Humour) – Camera Gear Nicknames (preview)

Gear for a professional outdoor photographer is the equivalent of a trumpet for a jazz player. These essential tools enable us to turn encounters with sea slugs, sand dunes and soaring eagles into artistic masterpieces worth thousands of dollars, a couple hundred Facebook likes and a prime spot on our mother’s fridge. My camera gear […]

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Out of Focus – And Now There Are Kids… (full story)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg   For the past 43 years, I’ve enjoyed a freewheeling, staunch bachelor lifestyle where I’ve basically done just about whatever I wanted. My house was clean, tidy and quiet. I slept all night, making it easy to wake up early each morning and seek out the tranquility and beauty […]

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Out of Focus – Delete and Repeat (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Digital cameras have made it ridiculously easy and cheap to hold down the shutter button until your finger aches. A couple hours of landscape photography will rack me up a few hundred images. A good day of bird or wildlife photography tallies up more than a thousand clicks. And […]

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Out of Focus – Traumatic Camera Incident (full story)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg It was a glorious morning. A cool mist hung in the valley, drifting lightly on the gentle breeze. The sun burst over the horizon, its golden rays delivering warmth and life to the forest and its creatures. Cardinals and chickadees, nuthatches and titmice were harmonizing in song, filling the […]

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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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