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Karen McDaniel says: June 24, 2021 at 10:59 am

Have you received (or subscribed to) a free copy of Photo News Magazine? https://www.photonews.ca/

This month there is an excellent article about Focus Stacking, Posing Tips for Family Photos, the Sunny 16 Rule (bet you forgot about that one!), and a field test of the Tamron 150-600mm Tele Zoom lens (that’s the one that I use!)

Ron says: June 7, 2021 at 1:20 pm

More photos from the Atlantic: Winners of the 2021 Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition


Karen McDaniel says: June 1, 2021 at 9:51 am

Birds Canada Photo Contest

Our annual calendar, a celebration of Canada’s wild birds, will be made up of photos and stories from supporters like you. Whether you are an amateur, a professional or a young person who has just encountered your spark bird, we want to see your photos! We invite photographers from across the country to submit their favourite pictures. Grab your camera and share the birds you see in your backyard, favourite birding location, or while participating in one of Birds Canada’s Citizen Science projects.

You can submit photos at https://www.birdscanada.org/calendar/.

The 2021-22 Calendar Photo Contest runs from June 1 until July 5. Contest winners will be featured in our 2021-22 Calendar, they will receive 3 copies of the calendar and will receive a one-year subscription to BirdWatch Canada. Our judges will have the tough job of selecting photos that represent all of Canada.

Beth says: May 18, 2021 at 2:13 pm

The link for the on-line canvas print company that I have used several times and been happy with the results is:

Frankie says:May 21, 2021 at 7:33 am

Wow those are great prices Beth! I just checked this thread after ordering my canvas print yesterday, duh. I will definitely get some other enlargements from Best Canvas. Their biggest size is 30 x 40″.

Meanwhile I spent a long time online because almost no one goes as large as I wanted: 36 x 48″. In fact I wanted 36 x 54″ so I wouldn’t have to crop the sides, but that’s a custom size. I found a local company, Calgary Canvas Printing. (For comparison, their unstretched 24 x 30 = $75. Your company Beth, a 24 x 30 =$43!)

I also tried Costco, but also too small; largest is 24 x 36 unstretched, $85. They don’t offer 24 x 30.

Ron says:May 18, 2021 at 9:23 pm

I’ve blown-up one photo using posterjack.ca in Toronto. You can work through various options on how you want it printed, upload the photo and the resulting print arrives at your door. Mine is about 2′ x 3′ and cost around $100. I was pleased with the result.

Frankie says:May 21, 2021 at 7:51 am

Good to know they do good work Ron – this company did come up in my search, but again, 30 x 40 is the largest size. They now charge $190 for 2′ x 3′.
Unstretched prices for 30 x 40″ on canvas (the range is amazing!):
Posterjack $230
Calgary Canvas $125
Costco $85 (for 24 x 36)
Best Canvas $75
Shutterfly $120 Cdn

Ron says:May 19, 2021 at 2:44 pm

The Atlantic: Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year


Frankie says:May 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Thanks Ron. If anyone comes up against the problem I had where I’ve used up my allowed number of articles, I found them on Bored Panda. They are amazing!

I was pleasantly surprised not to see a whole bunch of extreme wide angle shots, which seems to be so common in the landscape shots I come across. (Nothing wrong with that – it’s a very dramatic look – but I appreciate the variety here.)

Bill Stilwell says:May 20, 2021 at 10:23 am

Attended Reader Rock Garden on May 19. Although some weather curtailed a complete walk about my general impression was most flowering plants were at least a week away from full bloom.

Beth says:May 28, 2021 at 1:17 pm

Did a tour of Sunnyside to see their garage art. It was worthwhile but it is hard to get pictures around the garbage bins, everyone has three now. It might be better to go on a weekend, some of them may be put away. I am not sure anyone would be happy with us moving bins around.

debrasharpe says:May 29, 2021 at 6:04 am

Three of my images and stories were accepted for publication by BULLA and WHWN The ebook comes out in September and now sure about the Paperback version.
Thanks Henri for the lead on submissions!