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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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Advanced Shooter — The Art in the Abandoned (preview)

I admit it, I have a fascination with derelict buildings, decaying cars and industrial detritus. And I’m not alone. Most of my fellow nature and outdoor photographers are equally fascinated by abandoned artifacts of the industrial age. Maybe it’s the haunting stories, the recognition of our fragility in nature or simply the graphic visuals that […]

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Advanced Shooter — Who Are You Creatively? (preview)

Why do you make photographs? Some people will answer that they want to document their travels or important events in their lives. Others are inspired by nature and want to capture this inspiration. And many use photography as a positive escape from the hectic rat race of life (a kind of meditation or mental yoga). […]

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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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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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Advanced Shooter — Forget the Macro Lens (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Over the course of 25+ years in photography I have owned at least six different macro lens. And the fate of every single one of these lenses has been the same: I sold them! I know that macro lenses allow me to focus really close and make detailed photos […]

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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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