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Wild Side — Photographing Wild Canids in Winter (full story)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott Regardless of where you live in Canada, winter opens up a new world of wildlife to most of us photographers — both in terms of the weather we have to deal with and the ways in which we can find our subjects. Many of the hardest yet most […]

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Wild Side — Finding Compositional Balance (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott Like mastering ancient Jedi skills, finding the right composition in your wildlife photography can prove to be a lifelong commitment. In previous issues, I looked at two of the most common errors wildlife photographers make when composing their images: ignoring the background behind a subject (and realizing afterwards […]

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Wild Side – Backlit Beauties (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott There are a number of situations in wildlife photography where conditions get so challenging that the killer shot you’ve been striving for actually gets missed, either by you, or by the camera. Four hours freezing at -40 C might cause you to head home right before the critical […]

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Wild Side – The Right Lens For the Job (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott One of the questions I’m asked the most as a wildlife photographer is: What lenses do you recommend for beginners, intermediates and even advanced photographers as they search for ways to become better at the craft of wildlife photography? The most obvious answer is that I recommend you […]

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Wild Side — The Art of the Stalk (preview)

Story and Photography by John E. Marriott   The stalk began before we even hit land. As soon as I spotted the six bulls on the tundra, my little group of photographers on the boat swung into action. Big lenses came flying out of bags and onto tripods, camo got pulled on hastily and extra […]

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Wild Side – Wear Your Ethics On Your Sleeve (full story)

By John E. Marriott Wildlife photographers play a unique role in today’s social media-crazed world. A captivating picture of a bear cub can raise thousands of dollars for a wildlife organization; an engaging shot of a wild wolf can reach hundreds of thousands of online eyeballs, bringing attention to an environmental issue; and a photograph […]

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Wild Side – Destination Churchill (preview)

  Story and photography by John E. Marriott After spending all of your hard-earned money over the past several years/decades/lifetimes on camera gear and photographing Canada’s easy-to-get-to photo destinations, like Jasper and Algonquin, you finally have a few dollars to spend on a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife photography adventure. And rather than go on safari or chase […]

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Wild Side — It’s All About the Body (preview)

  Story and Photography by John E. Marriott There it was on social media for the world to see — her first great red fox shot. The problem was the image really wasn’t all that great. Yes, it was a wild, unbaited fox, and yes, it was in some fantastic light. She had even nailed […]

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Wild Side — Getting Some Long Distance Love (full story)

Imagine this: You’re on a photo tour with me in British Columbia, soaking in the gorgeous early morning light as we search a Chilcotin lake for grizzly bears. We round a corner on the still waters and there she is, the beautiful golden grizzly we photographed the night before, meandering along the shoreline in the […]

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Wild Side — Shooting in Extreme Winter Weather (preview)

It’s -30 C and snowing — do you know where your camera is? Hopefully it’s on the car seat beside you, in the backpack on your back, or on the tripod in front of you, not stashed away two floors below in your heated garage as you hit snooze for the 11th time. For some […]

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Wild Side — In Search of the Perfect ISO (preview)

“What ISO are you at?” It’s one of the most common questions among photographers in the field, and for good reason.  Pick the right ISO for the situation and you have a broader range of shutter speeds and apertures to play with to nail the perfect shot. But muck it up and you may find […]

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Wild Side — Skip the Darts, Avoid the Bullseye (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott For five years now, you’ve patiently learned the ropes of wildlife photography. You’ve invested thousands of dollars in sparkling, sexy gear and hundreds of hours in the field trying this, that, and the other thing. You’ve read ebooks and articles and scoured photo forums and magazine columns like […]

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