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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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Posted in Articles, John E. Marriott

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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Posted in Articles, Kelly Funk

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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Posted in Articles, Paul Burwell

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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Posted in Articles, Don Komarechka

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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Posted in Articles, John E. Marriott

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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Posted in Articles, Roy Ramsay

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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Discovering Canada — Tallgrass Prairie (preview)

Story and Photography by Mike Grandmaison Don’t let the name fool you — Manitoba’s tallgrass prairie has plenty to offer photographers beyond the obvious. In this issue, Mike Grandmaison  takes us through the ecosystem in the western province that may be dwindling in size, but still boasts an extraordinary variety of more than 150 plant […]

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Posted in Articles, Mike Grandmaison

Bird Photography Tips — Best Lenses for Bird Photography (preview)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg One of the great challenges of bird photography is getting the bird large enough in the frame to make a decent image. Why? In general, birds are small and difficult to get near. There are plenty of techniques for getting closer and making frame-filling images, which I’ll share in […]

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Posted in Articles, Ethan Meleg

Bird Photography Tips — Becoming a Bird Brain! (preview)

Story and photography by Ethan Meleg This is my first bird photography column for OPC and an attempt to fill the big shoes that Scott Linstead has left. You already know me as the wise guy who writes the humour column on the back page, so I’d like to use this issue to establish my […]

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Posted in Articles, Ethan Meleg