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Interview with Nikon Shooter Jay Gough on Bird Photography

 By Ryley Smith

 

Spring is finally gracing us with its warmth and fresh air, which opens up more opportunities to photograph outside. Bird Photography is one of the easiest ways to embrace the beautiful weather while still social distancing. I had an e-interview with Nikon rep Jay Gough on how to capture Canadian birds in our own backyards, and let’s just say, you’ll be inspired to shoot by the time you’re done reading! 

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Interview with Calgary Photographer Erik McRitchie on his “Porch Portraits” Project

 By Ryley Smith

 

Calgary photographer Erik McRitchie was recently featured on CTV News for his ongoing photo project, “Porch Portraits”. In these times of social distancing, McRitchie is hoping to bring us all a little closer together and document the changes and effects of the global pandemic. He graciously took some time out of his schedule to answer our questions about the project, the effect is has been having on people, and how he goes about getting his shots.

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Panasonic S1R for Rally Racing – Part 2

 By Jason Nugent

 

Rally is different than other forms of motorsport. Because the teams do not race on a circuit, photographers only get one chance per stage to capture the action. Once the car is past your position, they are gone, rallying on to the next stage in the event. Because of this, it is important that a camera be able to autofocus quickly and accurately.

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Curiosity Rover Captures Highest-Resolution Panorama Yet

 By Mark Langridge

 

NASA has just released an extremely high-resolution panorama of the Martian landscape in the Gale Crater region. This huge photograph comes in at an astonishing 1.8 billion pixels or 1,800 megapixels! Curiosity’s team programmed an automated process to capture over 1,000 separate images from November 24 to December 1, 2019, while the crew was away for the American Thanksgiving holiday.

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How to Prepare for Milky Way Photography Season

 By Monika Deviat

 

Although I do night photography throughout the entire year, there are a few months of the year where the Milky Way core disappears below the horizon for all hours of darkness. Here in Southern Alberta, the start of March marks the start of Milky Way season, but it is brief. The core is only above the horizon for a short time before dawn. Spring is my favourite time to shoot the galaxy, and the core disappears again in November.

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