Tips and tricks for low light photography

1/13 F5.6 ISO 400 (Photo by Amy Anastasopoulos/NCC staff)

1/13 F5.6 ISO 400 (Photo by Amy Anastasopoulos/NCC staff)

A few years ago, I dropped my little Coolpix camera in the Lake Saint-Jean in Quebec while kayaking with my sister and cousin. Despite leaving the camera body, memory card and battery in a bag of rice for four days, my poor Coolpix was never the...

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Picturing Canada's Rockies: A Q&A with photographer Paul Zizka

Paul Zizka (courtesy Paul Zizka)

Paul Zizka (courtesy Paul Zizka)

Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Banff, Alberta. Land Lines Managing Editor Christine Beevis Trickett recently chatted with him about photography and his connection to nature. CBT: How does your...

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Photographing one of the Cowichan Valley's best-kept secrets

Elkington House (Photo by Toad Hollow Photography)

Elkington House (Photo by Toad Hollow Photography)

In all truth, Elkington House is one of Cowichan Valley’s best-kept secrets, with deep roots in our local heritage and history dating back to the time of colonization on Vancouver Island. The 119–year-old heritage house sits in the...

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Up close and personal with a green heron

Green-backed heron (Photo by Keith Barr)

Green-backed heron (Photo by Keith Barr)

On May 07, 2014 I noticed a report on the Saskbirds website (a Yahoo discussion forum about the natural history of Saskatchewan's birds) of a green heron sighting at Dunnet Park near Avonlea, Saskatchewan. Two friends of mine went out to see the...

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A passion for birds: A Q&A with wildlife photographer and NCC friend Bill Hubick

Bill and Addy Hubick (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

Bill and Addy Hubick (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

A few years ago, photographer Bill Hubick generously donated the use of his photos on www.bilhubick.ca in Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) publications. Since then, his images have been shared in NCC print publications and web pages across the...

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Pushing up green: A photographic study

Large format camera lens (Photo by Wikimedia Commons, Image Gallery of the Agricultural Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture))

Large format camera lens (Photo by Wikimedia Commons, Image Gallery of the Agricultural Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture))

Silver maple seedlings emerge from a swamp in Grey County, Ontario. This species is a common component of treed swamps in the deciduous forest of eastern Canada but very rare beyond New Brunswick. Flowers in the spring mature into seeds quickly...

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Finding nature in the city

Winter bud (Photo by Amanda Cashin Photography)

Winter bud (Photo by Amanda Cashin Photography)

With snow and ice covering the ground here in Toronto, I find myself often daydreaming of warm weather and colourful backdrops throughout the city. My biggest city struggle in the winter is appreciating the natural elements close to me, especially...

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Wild things: A review of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit

Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Image by Royal Ontario Museum)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Image by Royal Ontario Museum)

Twin baby gorillas clutching their mother in the pouring rain. A northern gannet giving another a necklace of red campion. A giant sequoia with two billion leaves reaching for the sky. This is but a snapshot of the Wildlife Photographer of the...

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Snowy shutterbugs: My top six tips for winter photography

Large format camera lens (Photo by Wikimedia Commons, Image Gallery of the Agricultural Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture))

Large format camera lens (Photo by Wikimedia Commons, Image Gallery of the Agricultural Research Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture))

Blue Mountain outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 27, 2013. It was late afternoon after a fresh snowfall. Like many people, I tend to keep my camera tucked away more often during winter. But the hike to the top of this granite ridge is rewarded...

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Life on the tundra

Arctic poppy in the snow (Photo by Teva Harrison)

Arctic poppy in the snow (Photo by Teva Harrison)

Icebergs. Polar bears. Frozen expanses of windy rock & snow. Scurvy-riddled explorers. Dogsleds... What do you picture when you think of the Arctic? This summer, I had the opportunity to travel north by ship into the Northwest Passage with...

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