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Camera Phone Primer and Composing Better Pictures

by John Poimiroo

Not taking pictures on an assignment because you don’t have a camera with you is no longer an excuse. Just about everyone carries a camera phone these days. The images taken by today’s camera phones are of higher quality than the film cameras most of us carried 20 years ago. Apple’s latest iPhone, the 11, has three lenses, optical zoom and delivers 12 megapixels in resolution. Even most older cell phones take pictures good enough for digital media.

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Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading rifle and shotgun manufacturers in the United States and a world leader in the lever action category. The company motto is “Made in America, or not made at all” and its firearms come with a lifetime guarantee backed by award-winning customer service. The company is also known for its charitable endeavors under its Guns For Great Causes program, which focuses on sick children, both individual cases and children’s hospitals, veteran and wounded veteran organizations, Second Amendment and wildlife conservation organizations.

Carrie Wilson

President’s Message - Carrie Wilson

Feb/March 2020 Newsletter

Along with the beginning of a new decade, 2020 also marks OWAC’s 35th anniversary. As you may already know, OWAC was formed in 1985 when a small group of California members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) decided to form a state organization. 

President's Message - Carrie Wilson

August - September Newsletter

Well, it’s the end of July and normally your OWAC conference organizers would be hard at work right now putting together our annual fall conference itinerary. Unfortunately, the stars just did not align for us this year when the destination we’d hoped for fell through. We are, however, moving forward with planning for our 2020 spring conference. Hopefully, it will be in the Bay Area, we are just waiting on a signed contract now. 

Wildlife Photo Winners

Douglas Croft's photograph of a Humpback Whale breaching earned the grand prize in the 2018 California Wildlife Photo of the Year Contest

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