Reaching New Heights

Imagine a solitary person walking out onto a soft, padded, stage in front of thousands of people. The crowd is oddly silent, even tense. He turns his back on the…

Dumpstering 101: Picking produce

I was thinking headlamps and twitchy nerves. There was a feeling of darkness and deceit. But when I first emailed Julie Anne, my soon-to-be-guide to the underworld of dumpster diving,…

Footprints in utopia

Confucius may have said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,” but can we really trust the advice of a…

Bikram with Bailey

I was too tall for the floor space. I adjusted my black Everlast yoga mat while in an awkward crouch for the third time. Lying down, my bare feet nearly…

Occupational Hazard

Photo 1 Two sun-freckled teenagers stand in a grassy field. The boy, six inches taller than the girl, drapes his arm around her shoulders. A flash is reflected in the…

Roller derby ruckus

On July 27, Archie Browning Arena was full to the brim with team spirit and rainbow socks for the Eves of Destruction roller-derby league’s double-header annual Pride bout.

Flipping the Classroom

For generations, students have spent their days furiously copying lecture notes from a chalkboard and their nights churning out assignments based on those notes. This familiar model is the dominant…

Hepatitis C Virus: Is the end in sight?

An estimated 1.5 to 3 per cent of people aged 43 to 63 in B.C. are infected with HCV, says a 2013 report from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control…
The image on the left was shot with an 11-16mm lens, a super wide angle. The one on the right was shot with a 70-200mm lens, a telephoto. Notice the apparent compression in the right image. The background appears closer to the subject and the trombone slide appears shorter. To get my framing right, I had to walk halfway across the hotel lobby, but by backing up and zooming in, the perspective appears more natural.

Different focal lengths, different perspectives

How changing your focal length can change the look of your image

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