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Advanced Shooter – The Unlikely Landscape Lens (full story)

“Often, I will slap on the 300mm lens and just explore a distant scene to grab graphic elements that attract my eye”   Ask any landscape photographer what their favourite lens is and you’ll most likely get answers that include wide-angle focal lengths or maybe the inclusion of a mid-range telephoto, like a 70–200mm lens, for those more […]

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Gear — Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (full review)

Review and photography by Mark and Leslie Degner Given the fact that digital camera sensors have been increasing in size at a fairly rapid pace, with 20 to 24 MP becoming the norm, the first thing that photographers might say about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera is why does it only have a […]

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Editor’s Assignment – February and April 2015

Here are the winners of the February and April 2015 online Editor’s Assignment contest. February 2015 winner — Ann Parnell, ON (Intimate Landscapes) Title: Fallen Leaves Photo: ©Ann Parnell Intimate scenes are everywhere. Here, Ann isolated fallen leaves in a pond. The yellow leaves floating in bluish water really tell a nice story of autumn. — […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle — Getting the Unique Shot (preview)

  Story and Photography by Roy Ramsay Last issue (Spring/Summer 2015 — issue #33) I wrote about preparing for your outdoor photo shoots. While writing that, I mentioned something I would need to write about in a future column. Well, there’s no time like the present. This column is about your physical fitness. Why is […]

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Discovering Canada — Saskatchewan Ghost Towns (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Exploring old buildings has never been a passion of mine, but from time to time I’ve been known to explore the occasional deserted homestead or ghost town. My interest in exploring these abandoned structures is partly due to my curiosity; wondering what happened over the years that motivated someone […]

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Storm Chasing — How to safely photograph storms with impact (preview)

Story and Photography by Ryan Wunsch The weather has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. My first memory of severe weather was hiding in the basement of my uncle’s cabin during a tornado at Long Lake, SK. My uncle had a panic attack and while the other adults were afraid that his […]

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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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Profile — Sarah Furchner (Exclusive online interview)

Full of surprises Wildlife subjects never fail to keep this outdoor photographer guessing By Stephanie Hounsell When it comes to photographing wildlife, there’s something Sarah Furchner has learned time and again: Expect the unexpected. Furchner, a northern Ontario-based nature and wildlife photographer, remembers vividly the spring day a couple of years ago when she came […]

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February 2015 Editor’s Assignment

February 2015 – The Intimate Landscape Deadline: March 7, 2015 Contest is now closed. Images already submitted: For this assignment show us your best intimate landscape image. What is an intimate landscape? It is a close up of the details of a landscape such as rock patterns, or a forest of trees isolated from the […]

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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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2014 Spring Photo Contest Results – Full story

The 2014 Spring Photo Contest theme was Canadian Landscapes. It was really interesting to see how other photographers captured images of places we’ve photographed in the past, and we saw some new areas that we would love to explore ourselves. Again, the overall quality of the images was excellent and it was very difficult to […]

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The City As Landscape – An Urban Perspective (preview)

Story and Photography by David Nunuk Looking for great landscapes in nature can eat up a lot of travel time. It may mean a long drive and then a hike, with your gear, into the backcountry. Sure, there’s freedom in traipsing around the wilderness without worrying if it’s time to plug the parking meter. But […]

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Shooting RAW and processing it (preview)

Story and photography by Ron Erwin Ever wondered whether you should shoot RAW or JPEG? Photographer Ron Erwin enlightens us on the advantages of shooting RAW images — unprocessed files that contain all of the data from the camera’s sensor. Learn how to process RAW files with Erwin’s step-by-step tutorial and achieve the best quality […]

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Infrared Photography — a unique look at the world (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka Infrared photography reveals a surreal hidden world that’s brought to life by the sunlight and is beyond the limitations of human vision. Don Komarechka shows us how to capture a unique look outside the visible spectrum and what to do with those infrared images at the processing stage, including […]

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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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Discovering Canada — Greater Sudbury (Preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison It’s known as the home of the Big Nickel and the Science North, but to OPC’s Mike Grandmaison, the City of Greater Sudbury is so much more. Grandmaison’s hometown pride shines through as we embark on a journey through an area of Ontario that offers a variety of stunning […]

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Beginner Basics — Beyond the Basic Kit Lens (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka One of the first limitations many photographers seem to notice after purchasing a camera with interchangeable lenses is the lack of “zoom” compared to the smaller and lighter point-and-shoot cameras. Let’s take a look at what’s in a lens, and what you should consider when looking to expand beyond […]

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Advanced Shooter — The Myth of Documentary Landscape Photography (preview)

                                              Story and Photography by Darwin Wiggett I used to think I was a documentary landscape photographer, especially during the period when I only used slide film as my medium to capture images. […]

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