It’s the fall season—nights are cooler, foliage is brighter and new opportunities for adventure await. From travel gear, to camping kits, to survival equipment—these six items turned heads at the explore office this season. Burton Hearth Fleece Anorak (Men’s) Burton ($130; burton.com) We love the way this fleece combines throwback style with modern fabrics. It’s both […]
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    Picture this: You’re lazing in a hammock on the summit of a mountain after a grueling climb with an unobstructed view.. Next, you’re mere metres from the ocean, listening to the waves gently lap against the sand.Or maybe, you’re kicking back and cuddling up, strung between two trees and surrounded by a (seemingly) endless snowy […]
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    In Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, hikers will find rugged routes and temperate trails. It’s wise to bring a compass and map and—most importantly—know how to use both with ease. Saskatchewan is known for its massive skies, so plan your visit to coincide with sunrise or sunset for the most beautiful photographs. Here are ten of […]
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    Wildlife photography is challenging in any circumstances. To get great images, you have to understand behavior and be observant to predict those key moments—times when all the elements in the frame come together. In a perfect world, the animals will be considerate enough to restrict their movements such that we can frame them up and […]
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    Wildlife photography is defined by a single overarching challenge: getting close to critters. The elusive nature of our subjects is what makes wildlife photography unique and exciting, but also immensely frustrating. The solution to capturing our skittish subjects traditionally has been the use of telephoto lenses, which allow us to photograph animals from a distance. […]
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    Landscape photography just wouldn’t be the same without wide-angle lenses. Superbly suited for the classic “near-far” style of composition (a staple for most landscape shooters), wide-angle lenses give you the ability to include generous amounts of foreground, background and sky simultaneously, creating photos with considerable depth and compositional power. While wide angle lenses don’t work […]
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    Can a realistic landscape photograph be creative? I think the answer is yes, but only if you have a clear understanding of what creativity really means. For a landscape photographer, creativity doesn’t emerge, fully formed, from the void. It emerges when the photographer makes a new, unexpected, but suddenly obvious connection between bits of seemingly […]
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    There’s no secret that there’s an abundance of accessories for landscape photographers. Some of them are considered absolutely essential while others might just be unnecessary extra weight in your backpack. With so many tools to choose between it can be hard to separate the useful from the unuseful, which is probably why we end up purchasing so many […]
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    Photography is a process of constant learning, so it’s only natural to make mistakes along the way. But with a little bit of advice from those who have been there already, fledgling photographers can avoid a few common camera setting mistakes and focus on bigger and better things. Here are a few tips and tricks […]
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