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Discovering Canada – Eastern Coast of New Brunswick (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison The eastern coastline of New Brunswick, Chaleur Bay, Lameque and Miscou islands offer photographers shoreline landscapes dotted with things like fishing boats, wildflowers, lighthouses and churches. Mike Grandmaison recounts his times on the Acadian Peninsula. To read and see more of Mike Grandmaison’s adventure to the eastern coast of […]

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Discovering Canada – The Badlands of Saskatchewan (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison When you say the word badlands many people likely think of barren, rocky, desolate areas found in Alberta or North Dakota. OPC’s Mike Grandmaison ventured to the badlands of what he calls Canada’s most underrated province — Saskatchewan. He encountered buttes, mesas and hoodoos. To read and see more […]

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Discovering Canada – Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Roving photographer Mike Grandmaison has a passion for Quebec, and its Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean Region doesn’t disappoint. From Canada’s tallest sand dunes, quaint covered bridges, Saguenay Fjord National Park and even a hot spot for whale watching, the province’s third largest region has it all. To read and see more […]

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Discovering Canada – Haida Gwaii (preview)

Once called the Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii is an archipelago off the west coast of British Columbia covering an area of about 10,180 sq. km. In terms of location, Haida Gwaii is to the west coast of Canada what Newfoundland is to the east coast — it’s as far as you can get in […]

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A Black and White Primer (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison I’ve loved black and white photography from the moment I picked up a camera. I studied the genre through books by some of the early masters such as Brett Weston (one of my all-time favourite photographers), Minor White, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Dorothea Lange and Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well […]

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Discovering Canada — The Digby Neck and Islands of Nova Scotia (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison While the Digby Neck and islands comprise a small geographic region, they offer splendid scenery for those who venture off the beaten path. From quaint coves to lighthouses and a plethora of wildlife, OPC’s Mike Grandmaison shows us where to go to capture the best images on Canada’s east […]

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Editor’s Assignment – December 2016 winner (full story)

December 2016 winner — Quincey Deters (Triptych) Title: Weathered Photo: ©Quincey Deters   Here is the winner of the December 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 Weathered Our December Editor’s Assignment was brought to you by Mike Grandmaison. The theme […]

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Discovering Canada – Newfoundland’s Western and Northern Shores (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison The landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador are vast and diverse. They include soaring granite cliffs, deep fiords, dramatic coastlines, ancient rock formations, boreal forests and extensive barrens. Join OPC’s Mike Grandmaison as he shows us how to make the most of a photography trip to Canada’s east coast … […]

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Discovering Canada – Lake of the Woods Region of Ontario (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison Come along with OPC’s roving shutterbug as he explores the beautiful area around Lake of the Woods in the northwestern reaches of Ontario. Mike Grandmaison tours off the beaten path to discover the great variety of habitats that abound in this region near Kenora, ON, from forests to a […]

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December 2016 Editor’s Assignment Contest

December 2016 – Triptychs Photographic triptych definition: a set of three associated artistic images intended to be appreciated together. Images submitted: Deadline: December 31, 2016   Your Assignment: Our December Editor’s Assignment is brought to you by Mike Grandmaison. The theme is Triptychs – any combination of three related images that work well together or compliment each other. The assignment […]

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Discovering Canada – British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison It stretches for 180 km along Canada’s west coast, passing through a number of small, charming coastal communities, as well as a maze of inlets, straits and channels. Photo opportunities abound as Mike Grandmaison discovers one of British Columbia’s best-kept secrets, the ‘Sunshine Coast.’ To read more of this […]

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Discovering Canada – Riding Mountain National Park (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Described as “an island of wilderness surrounded by a sea of farmland,” Riding Mountain National Park doesn’t disappoint. Join OPC‘s roving photographer Mike Grandmaison as he guides us through the shallow lakes, hills, wet meadows and mixed forests that await in this Manitoba Escarpment habitat. To read more of […]

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Discovering Canada — Canada’s Dempster Highway (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison Join OPC’s roving photographer as he ventures off the beaten path in the northern reaches of Canada on a 736-km, all-weather gravel thoroughfare — the Dempster Highway. Grandmaison takes us on a guided tour through the remote wilderness of the Yukon, sharing his photography tips and tricks along the […]

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Discovering Canada — Jasper National Park (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison Join our roving photographer on a journey through the gentle giant of the Rockies — Jasper National Park. With its majestic peaks, pristine wilderness and stunning landscapes that feature waterfalls, clear lakes, glaciers, deep canyons, caves and expansive valleys, the Alberta-based park is a photographer’s dream come true. To […]

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Discovering Canada – New Brunswick’s Grand Manan (preview)

Story and photography by Mike Grandmaison In this issue, OPC’s Mike Grandmaison is off to the East Coast to explore New Brunswick’s Grand Manan — the largest of the Fundy Islands in the Bay of Fundy. From fishing harbours to the Sardine Museum, beautiful lighthouses to breathtaking cliffs, Grand Manan offers a plethora of photographic […]

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July 2015 Editor’s Assignment

July 2015 – Event Photography Deadline July 31, 2015 Assignment is now closed. Images already submitted: It’s summer and with it comes lots of opportunity to photograph community events. Events can range from smaller farmer’s markets, antique car shows and parades to larger events such as rodeos, festivals and even the PanAm games hosted this year […]

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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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May 2015 Editor’s Assignment

May 2015 – In Bloom Deadline: May 31, 2015 Assignment is now closed. Images already submitted: Spring is a time for Mother Nature to shine. This is the season that everything comes alive and nature begins fresh. The evidence is all around us, but for this assignment we will concentrate our lenses on things in […]

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