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March 2016 Editor’s Assignment – Conservation

March 2016 — Tell a Conservation Story Deadline: March 31, 2016 Assignment is now closed. Images already submitted: (NOTE: images must be approved by the administrator before they appear here. If you recently submitted an image, please wait for it to be approved) The Editor’s Assignment is back in time for Spring Break! And now […]

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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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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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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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Advanced Shooter — So You Want to be a Professional Nature Photographer? (preview)

Have you ever sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic on your morning commute to work and wished you could just be out in nature taking pictures of fiery sunrises and plunging waterfalls? Or maybe your job is as tedious as counting blades of grass in your lawn. Every waking moment you dream of ejecting yourself from the […]

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Breaking the Rules – Photographer Profile — Viktoria Haack (full story)

An open book A BC photographer shares the stories behind a few of her favourite shots By Stephanie Hounsell Since becoming serious about landscape photography seven years ago, Viktoria Haack has studied other photographers’ work for knowledge and inspiration. The Salmon Arm, BC photographer is an avid poster and visitor of photo-sharing websites that include […]

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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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Your Image — Urban Sprawl – Endless Possibilities (full story)

Story and Photography by Kelly Funk The definition of urban sprawl is: A multifaceted concept centred on the expansion of auto-oriented, low-density development. The word that I’d like to focus on is expansion, and how that can be transferred to urban photography. There are countless photographic opportunities for those in both rural and urban centres […]

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Digital Chat — A Handy Gadget That’s Easy To Bring Along (preview)

Story and Photography by Paul Burwell Your camera’s metering system sucks. Don’t worry, so does mine. It doesn’t matter if your camera cost $500 or $5,000 because their metering systems all suffer from one flaw — the camera’s light meter can only read the light reflecting off your subject. This wouldn’t matter if all objects […]

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Beginner Basics — The Next Steps: What to do With Your New DSLR (full story)

Story and Photography by Don Komarechka A new camera is always exciting, especially if it’s your first DSLR camera with plenty of bells and whistles. The whole contraption may be a little overwhelming, but a few settings and fundamental techniques can help you get started on the right foot. After assembling the camera and setting […]

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The Art of Fine Art Photography (preview)

Story and Photography by Brian Merry What’s the difference between a landscape photograph and a fine art photograph? While both a well-structured landscape photograph and an emotionally-cohesive fine art photograph are beautiful things, photographer Brian Merry tells us about what sets them apart, and how to compose a good landscape image. To read more of […]

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MindShift Gear Rotation 180º Professional Deluxe (full review)

Review by Mark Degner MindShift Gear is a new company that was founded by the people who produce the Think Tank Photo line of camera bags and packs. Their first product is the Rotation 180° Professional photo backpack with an integrated rotating belt pack that allows quick access to your camera gear without having to […]

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Are you the best or the best-kept secret?

Story by Roy Ramsay/Photography by Doug Hagadorn The best-kept secret feature was inspired by and for photographers just cutting their teeth, or getting started in the field. Over its three-year stint as a launching pad for upcoming photographers, it has also served as a springboard for photographers who have been shooting for years, but just […]

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Profile — Andrew McLachlan (exclusive interview)

The stories behind the pictures Story by Stephanie Hounsell/Photography by Andrew McLachlan Although it’s true a picture’s worth a thousand words, sometimes a few words of explanation can provide valuable insight. Barrie, ON-area photographer Andrew McLachlan recently opened up to OPC readers, explaining how he took three of his favourite photographs. Agawa River at sunrise The […]

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Seven Tips for Adding Flash to Your Nature Photos (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Do you know how to properly integrate flash into your outdoor photography? Nature photographer Darwin Wiggett shows us how, covering topics such as how to eliminate the deer-in-the-headlights look, create drama while using flash as backlighting and the appropriate times to use off-camera flash and pop-up flash. To read […]

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