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Advanced Shooter — Do We Need a Code of Ethics in Nature Photography? (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Every week there’s another story in the news or on social media about photographers behaving badly out in nature. I’ve read about people making selfies up close and personal with roadside bears, defacing rock formations with graffiti in national parks and setting up staged camps at iconic overlooks where […]

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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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Bird Photography Tips – Bird Identification: Which Species are Located Where You’re Photographing? (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Many fledgling bird photographers start without a bird-watching background and find it difficult to identify all but the common species. Fantastic bird photos are posted daily on social media by photographers asking what kind of bird they captured. My own email inbox fills up weekly with bird photos taken […]

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Advanced Shooter – Towards Realistic Wide-Angle Photography (full story)

Story and Photography by Darwin Wiggett What’s the perfect landscape photography lens? Did you immediately think a wide-angle lens? It’s no wonder as wide views seem all the rage now; the wider, the better. Just check out any landscape photo-sharing website and you’ll see a flood of images created with wide focal lengths. After all, […]

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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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Advanced Shooter – Would You Photograph if You Couldn’t Share? (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett I recently found myself pondering a rather strange question: Would I still photograph if I could never share the resulting images with another soul? This thought got me thinking about why people photograph in the first place. Certainly we do so to share our memories, stories, travels and life […]

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Profile — Fine Art Photographer Keeping Things Fresh (exclusive content)

Story by Stephanie Hounsell with Photography by Deborah MacEwen Deborah MacEwen is happiest when she’s trying something new — whether that’s embarking on a trip to Africa or mastering a new computer technique. “I get bored easily. I’ve got to keep challenging myself,” says the Saskatchewan photographer. Two years ago, MacEwen travelled to five countries […]

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Advanced Shooter — Camera Club Rules: Do They Stifle Creativity? (preview)

Story and Photography by Darwin Wiggett Camera clubs are excellent places for photographers to learn and share photography. In my own development as a photographer I owe much of my early inspiration, learning and excitement about photography to time spent in Images Alberta Camera Club in Edmonton. The friendships developed and the lessons learned have […]

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Forest Photography — Creating Order Out of Chaos for the Most Impactful Images (preview)

OK, I admit it. I love trees. I guess you could even call me a tree hugger. Throughout my photographic career one thing has become clear to me – I have an abundance of tree pictures. Sure, I love to photograph grand landscapes and the odd critter, but as I look through my images I’ve […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Basic Camera Body Settings for Bird Photography (preview)

The action often happens quickly in bird photography. One moment the bird is sitting motionless and then suddenly it launches off – wings outstretched with head pointed to the sky. Your opportunity to create an amazingly dynamic image is all over in a split second. When you scroll through the photos on your LCD screen […]

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2014 Online Spring Photo Contest

Contest Theme: Canadian Landscapes Contest deadline: Midnight, June 30, 2014 Show us your best Canadian landscape images. There’s a $15 entry fee (includes taxes), with up to 10 photos uploaded to our website gallery per entry. An additional entry fee is required for 11-20 photos and so on. Your name and photo location MUST be clearly […]

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Advanced Shooter — Looking Back at the Last 25 Years in Photography (full story)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett I’m not usually one for looking back. It’s not that I’m such a forward-looking guy; it’s mostly because I barely remember yesterday, let alone what happened 25 or more years ago. But several years ago I reached the 50-year old milestone and I thought maybe I should sit back […]

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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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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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Wild Side — Destination Jasper (preview)

Story and Photography by John E. Marriott It’s official. After following my column advice for the past three years and spending a kazillion dollars on shiny new gear, you’re now a full-fledged wannabe wildlife photographer. You’ve stalked your neighbourhood ponds, combed every forest for miles around your local town and you’ve even ventured to the […]

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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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