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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…
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…
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. 

CAWW Photo of the Year 2019

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California Watchable Wildlife Photograph of the Year Bald Eagle by Randy Robbins
Californian of the Year Candidates Introduced
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…

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CAWW Photo of the Year 2019

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Californian of the Year Candidates Introduced

Californian of the Year Candidates Introduced...

EIC Winners 2019

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