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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 – If you’re big into shooting little things … (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg The realm of outdoor photography includes all kinds of people who specialize in shooting all sorts of different subjects. Some photographers focus solely on big, furry carnivores, some only shoot monochromatic landscapes, or out-of-focus waterfalls, or unicyclists on trails, or dead trees, or yellow birds, or brown bats or […]

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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 – Obsessive Camera-Pack Disorder (full story)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg I generally cannot resist poking fun at people who are collectors of sorts, whether it’s shoes or purses, ball caps or beer mugs. Some people can’t resist the allure of miniature porcelain figurines of cats or ducks or whatever. I mean, what a ridiculous thing to do. Hoarders! Then […]

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Out of Focus – What Type of Outdoor Photographer Are You? (preview)

By Ethan Meleg I’ve crossed paths with at least a gigabyte of outdoor photographers and as a type-A person I can’t help but categorize them. My system is primarily based on how they shoot and what motivates them. Do you fit into any of the following types? Read on to see if you’re a Squirrel, […]

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Out of Focus – The Dirt Squirrel Motel (full story)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg A good night’s sleep is a fundamental need of an outdoor photographer. This can be hard to get when you’re on a photo trip, away from the comfort of your own bed. You can have all the best lenses plus a map to a secret waterfall where wolverines skinny […]

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Out of Focus — Glorious Locations for Wildlife Photography (preview)

There’s nothing I love more than photographing wildlife at inspiring locations that stimulate my senses with the glory of nature. Places where I can breathe deeply the aroma of a spring forest carpeted with purple and orange wildflowers. Where colourful songbirds flit above my head and serenade me with bubbly melodies. Where I can feel […]

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Out of Focus – Night Photography — Oh No! (full story)

Note: This column is presented as a humours piece and is intended as such. Please enjoy responsibly. — Editor-in-Cheif Night photography is booming in popularity right now. Everywhere I look there are photos of brilliant starry skies, magical star trails and dancing northern lights. Many of them are spectacular, drop-dead gorgeous photos that evoke awe and […]

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Out of Focus — Turning 40 (full story)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg A few weeks after this issue of Outdoor Photography Canada hits the newsstands, I’ll be celebrating my 40th birthday. I have no plans to start acting like an adult just because I’ve reached this monumental age. To be completely honest, I never even thought I’d live this long. I’m […]

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