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Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (Boyle photo)

The Backyard Astronomer: Dog Days of Summer

By Gary Boyle The Backyard Astronomer July and August are typically deemed…

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

What about mirrorless cameras?

  • Jul 29, 2021
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Shooting through the smoke

  • Jul 22, 2021
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Bailin makes a good photography subject for a five year old girl with a camera. (Photo by Evinn)

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Photography at any age makes pictures to remember

  • Jul 15, 2021
Bailin makes a good photography subject for a five year old girl with a camera. (Photo by Evinn)
Storm clouds over a farm. Anytime is a good time to take a drive with a camera. (John Enman Photo)

Tips on photographing storm clouds

When I saw the very dark sky moving towards me from the…

  • Jun 17, 2021
Storm clouds over a farm. Anytime is a good time to take a drive with a camera. (John Enman Photo)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Waterfalls: Slow the water with long exposures

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Catching a family swim back at the pond

  • Jun 3, 2021
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Taking successful photographs of Canada geese at a local pond requires ingenuity, stealth and patience so as not to disturb the birds in their natural habitat. (Photo Jo McAvany)

Photographing geese at the pond requires ingenuity

Spring is well on its way and the lilac bushes along the…

  • May 20, 2021
Taking successful photographs of Canada geese at a local pond requires ingenuity, stealth and patience so as not to disturb the birds in their natural habitat. (Photo Jo McAvany)
Early morning light over a pond.  (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Making BW photos is – easier than ever

  • May 13, 2021
Early morning light over a pond.  (John Enman photo)
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Decide on a photography concept

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Grab the camera – Spring is finally starting

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Teaching photography using video conferencing

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Discovering roadside art through photography

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Take the time to learn about the tools of the trade for macro or close-up photography and you will be rewarded with good pictures and plenty of fun making them. (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Tools of the trade for macro photography

  • Apr 1, 2021
Take the time to learn about the tools of the trade for macro or close-up photography and you will be rewarded with good pictures and plenty of fun making them. (John Enman photo)
Professional photographer John Enman.

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

When the print was ‘the only thing that counted’

  • Mar 25, 2021
Professional photographer John Enman.
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Keep the camera steady and the center of interest sharp

I was darned happy when I got up and looked outside on…

  • Mar 11, 2021
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Digital camera sensors can have a dynamic range of eight or more stops nowadays. That is the range from overexposure to underexposure. (Dynamic range is defined as the ability of your sensor to retain detail in the shadow area as well as in the highlights). (John Enman photo)

Making Pictures With Professional Photographer John Enman

Let’s talk some more about exposure

  • Mar 4, 2021
Digital camera sensors can have a dynamic range of eight or more stops nowadays. That is the range from overexposure to underexposure. (Dynamic range is defined as the ability of your sensor to retain detail in the shadow area as well as in the highlights). (John Enman photo)
Within a network of backroads that sprawl across Western Canada, Barriere, B.C. is ground zero for “hotshotting” – moving time sensitive loads as quickly as possible – which brings about a special breed of independent truckers who will haul anything, anywhere, at any time. Big Donny Kleinfelder commands a ragtag crew of drivers who are rough around the edges, but experts at navigating treacherous backroads to reach remote businesses that urgently need their cargo. Stars of the show are: (l-r) Craig Gruden, young Donny Kleinfelder, Donny Kleinfelder, Dale Kristensen, Dave Schwandt, Alyssa Schwandt, Tristan Schwandt, Angela Kirstein. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)

Barriere’s Big Donny Kleinfelder and crew to star in B.C. based TV series Backroad Truckers

Backroad Truckers premieres on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. PT on the History channel

Within a network of backroads that sprawl across Western Canada, Barriere, B.C. is ground zero for “hotshotting” – moving time sensitive loads as quickly as possible – which brings about a special breed of independent truckers who will haul anything, anywhere, at any time. Big Donny Kleinfelder commands a ragtag crew of drivers who are rough around the edges, but experts at navigating treacherous backroads to reach remote businesses that urgently need their cargo. Stars of the show are: (l-r) Craig Gruden, young Donny Kleinfelder, Donny Kleinfelder, Dale Kristensen, Dave Schwandt, Alyssa Schwandt, Tristan Schwandt, Angela Kirstein. (Photo courtesy Corus Entertainment)