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Lifting the Veil of Colour (preview)

Story and photography by Wayne Simpson More often than not, life has a way of being busy and overwhelming. I’m a big fan of weeding out the nonsense and zeroing in on what matters most. In many respects, black and white photography embodies this philosophy on an artistic level. With black and white imagery it’s […]

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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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Beginner Basics — Changing Your Perspective (full story)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack How often does a scene catch our eye and we almost immediately start shooting? I know I’m guilty of this, and sometimes there’s a danger that you will miss a shot altogether if you don’t start to shoot immediately, especially if the light is changing or an animal or […]

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Bird Photography Tips – Airline Travel with Camera Gear for Bird Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Autumn is here and with any luck you’re planning an exciting bird photography trip somewhere exotic this winter, in search of new species in different environments. There’s nothing I love to do more than photograph new bird species in far-away places, but it took me a long time to […]

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Beginner Basics – Tips for Capturing Snowy Winter Portraits (preview)

Story and photography by Viktoria Haack I love snow and am excited every year for the first winter snowfall. By the end of the winter season, however, snow begins to lose its appeal for me, so I’ve learned that if I want to be creative with snow, my interest is at its peak at the […]

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Bird Photography Tips – Back-Button Focus for Bird Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg In bird photography, we want to have our cameras set up in a way that ensures the greatest chance of capturing sharp photos most of the time. For this reason, almost every bird photographer shoots in a continuous auto focus mode (e.g. AI Servo for Canon; AF-C for Nikon) […]

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Advanced Shooter — Lessons in Photography from Paul Burwell (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett One of the things that’s great about photography is that it brings you together with really interesting people. Paul Burwell was one of those individuals who influenced those around him and had a wide circle of people he touched. I was one of them. I first knew of Paul […]

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Posted in Articles, Darwin Wiggett

Beginner Basics — A Beginner’s Look at Tripods (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka   Tripods can be a blessing or a curse. In much of my work they are an essential piece of equipment, and in other situations they simply get in the way and obstruct my creativity. When and where to use a tripod is a personal choice and one often […]

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Photographer’s Lifestyle — Benefits of Taking a Workshop (preview)

Story and photography by Roy Ramsay   I had the opportunity to “shadow,” for the magazine, the 2015 Giant Digital Workshop led by professional shooter Barry Wojciechowski at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, located southeast of Thunder Bay, ON, on the shores of Lake Superior. Barry is a professional photographer and teaches photography at Confederation College […]

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Bird Photography Tips – Gear for Supporting a Big Lens (preview)

Tripods, Heads and More! Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Big lenses in the 500mm to 800mm range are standard fare in bird photography and it’s common practice to add teleconverters and use crop-sensor bodies to increase magnification. I routinely shoot at focal lengths that are equivalent to well over 1000mm. With such high magnification, […]

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Out of Focus — Sneaky Schemes to Get Out and Shoot (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg One of the greatest dilemmas in the life of every outdoor photographer is being stuck on a trip with companions who aren’t photographers. The magnitude of the predicament, and thus the need for proven solutions, increases according to what’s nearby. If there’s a scenic mountain, a meadow with grizzly […]

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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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Bird Photography Tips — Calling Birds in with Audio Devices (full story)

  Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg Using audio devices to call birds in close is a common technique in bird photography. Before explaining why it works and how to do it, I must preface it with a caution. This technique can be harmful to birds if it’s not done carefully, and it’s illegal for […]

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Bird Photography Tips — Photographing Birds During Migration (preview)

Spring migration is one of the most exciting times of year for bird photography. Migration is a remarkable natural phenomena, and I was lucky enough to grow up near Point Pelee National Park, a world-famous migration hotspot. Seeing the daily arrival of birds in their most vibrant plumages is what got me hooked on birds […]

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Bird Photography Tips — How Photographers Get Close to Birds (full story)

The biggest hurdle for most bird photographers is getting close enough to capture an image where the bird is prominent in the photo. In a previous issue, I wrote about using high-magnification lenses as a fundamental way to help fill the frame. Today, I’m giving an overview of other techniques photographers use to get close […]

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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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Bird Photography Tips — The Key Ingredients of a Good Bird Photo (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg Learning to critique your photos is fundamental to improving as a bird photographer. It’s OK to be hard on yourself and compare your photos against the best ones out there. I’ve been my own harshest critic since the day I started shooting photos and have used this as an […]

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Wild Side — Tell a Story and Turn Ordinary Photos into Extraordinary Ones (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott They cling to tiny precipices on our loftiest, snow-clad peaks like high-altitude daredevils, walking minute ledges on sheer rock faces and leaping from crack to crack, their lives always dependent on never making a single misstep. Yet most pictures we see of mountain goats, our most sure-footed mountain […]

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