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Looking But Not Seeing - Fri, 22 May 2015

If you’re reading this, it is highly likely that your photographic journey of a thousand miles has already begun. We are all self-taught to some extent, sponging up information from books, tapping into the huge repository of knowledge on LuLa, checking out the work of other artists we admire and gaining experience through good old-fashioned [Read More]

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No Guts, No Glory - Tue, 19 May 2015

Found Remembrance Rouge River, Ontario. May, 2015 Taken with an iPhone 6+ It’s no secret that the camera industry is in poor health. Sales are down. Each Quarter’s numbers from the major manufacturers in Japan show a continuing erosion in both units sales and profits. A few years ago it was just in the compact camera [Read More]

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Synesthetic Landscapes - Sun, 17 May 2015

“Color is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically.” – Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) Synesthesia derives from the Greek syn, meaning “union” plus aisthaesis, meaning “sensation,” and thus [Read More]

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South Georgia & Antarctica 2016 – The Ultimate Antarctica Photography Workshop - Wed, 13 May 2015

 November 9 – 29, 2016 It’s been 8 years since we did our last South Georgia – Antarctica trip. In November 2016 we will once again travel to South Georgia and Antarctica for one of the most amazing photography workshops you could take part in.  Organized by The Luminous Landscape and Kevin Raber, in collaboration [Read More]

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Fuji Keeps Giving Me A NEW Camera - Mon, 11 May 2015

It shouldn’t surprise our regular readers that both Michael and I are Fuji X-T1 users.  We have done a number of different reports on this camera and also interviews with some of the Fuji management teams. A number of years ago I bought my first two Fuji cameras–the X-1Pro and the X100.  Early on Fuji [Read More]

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Crown Of The Continent; The Wildest Rockies – Book Review - Sun, 10 May 2015

Crown Of The Continent; The Wildest Rockies By Steven Gnam Braided River, an imprint of Mountaineers Books www.BraidedRiver.org ISBN 978-1-59485-772-0 $29.95 Photographer Steven Gnam takes the reader along as he explores the international ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent. This area bordering the United States and Canada represents the natural migration path of [Read More]

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A Trek to the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang - Thu, 07 May 2015

I would like to dedicate this article to the people of Nepal. I am deeply saddened by the tragedy that has hit this amazing country and affected so many beautiful people. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Eileen Benjamin  Lo Manthang, Nepal I traveled to the remote, walled city of Lo Manthang, also known [Read More]

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Five Days in Havana - Mon, 04 May 2015

Testing The New Sony / Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 and Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 On The Streets of Havana Fuji X-T1 with XF 16-55mm @ ISO 500 A Note to Readers The images on this page are processed to my taste. These are not test shots intended to illustrate any particular lens performance trait. There’s nothing [Read More]

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Cuba No Colour – With The Leica Monochrom - Fri, 01 May 2015

Havana is a city of legend and ruin, richness and privation. It is also, indisputably, a city of colour in the popular mind.  So travelling there with nothing but a Leica Monochrom was surely madness.  Truth be told, this is partly what attracted me to this hare-brained scheme.  Cuba has been photographed as well and [Read More]

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Four NEW Luminous-Landscape Workshops - Tue, 28 Apr 2015

We’re so excited to announce new workshops taking place in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. These workshops are lead by four of the most well-known and experienced photographers. If you have dreamed of traveling and taking exceptional photographs then one or more of these workshops is for you.   Places are already [Read More]

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Meyer Optik USA Opens New Office - Fri, 22 May 2015

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Net SE, the company which took ownership of the Meyer Optik Goerlitz brand name in 2014, has opened a new subsidiary, Meyer Optik USA, headquartered in Atlanta.

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Sliders for iOS - Fri, 22 May 2015

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Sliders is a new mobile app that turns any iOS device into a digital photo frame displaying photos uploaded to Flickr as a slideshow.

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Impossible Invites Photographers to Virtual Factory Tour - Fri, 22 May 2015

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Join Impossible on a live tour of their factory starting today at 12:30pm BST.

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Graduate Photographers Award 2015 Winners Announced - Fri, 22 May 2015

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10 recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Graduate Photographers Award.

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Tamron Rolls Out #WithMyTamron Social Media Initiative - Thu, 21 May 2015

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Tamron USA has introduced its #WithMyTamron social media initiative, offered to all Tamron USA lens users.

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Macphun Slashes Prices of Pro Apps - Thu, 21 May 2015

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Macphun have announced a Whitsun weekend special offer giving €10/£7 off their leading pro apps and the Macphun CreativeKit+.

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Ricoh Europe Announces Cashback Offers - Thu, 21 May 2015

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Ricoh have announced their summer cashback promotion.

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Sigma DP3 Quattro Review - Thu, 21 May 2015

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The Sigma DP3 Quattro is a new serious compact camera featuring an intriguing 39 megapixel APS-C sensor from Foveon and a fixed 75mm equivalent macro lens with a fast aperture of f/2.8. Read our in-depth Sigma DP3 Quattro review to find out what this unique camera is capable of...

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Nikon UK Announce Summer Cashback - Thu, 21 May 2015

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Nikon UK today launched their newest promotion, offering up to £60 cashback on selected dSLRs, lenses and flashes.

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X-Rite/Adobe Bundle Now Includes Lightroom CC - Thu, 21 May 2015

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X-Rite have announced that their offer of a one year membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan with all purchases of X-Rite’s ColorMunki Photo or i1Photo Pro 2 now includes the new Lightroom CC.

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Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley - Sun, 24 May 2015

Stephen Cheatley'slove of photographystarted with a Kodak Instamatic 100 and has grown significantly from there. He's an avid astrophotographer who also enjoys capturing the dramatic sunsets of his home in the northwest of England. He'sthe latest subject in our ongoing effort to feature the high quality images created by our readers. Take a look at his work and read our Q&A.See gallery

UPDATED: Leica issues new statement regarding crashes with Monochrom Raw files in Apple's Photos App - Fri, 22 May 2015

Leica has updated users of Apple's Photos and Aperture software regarding crashing issues when DNG files from its new Leica Monochrom (typ 246) are opened. The company says that the photo libraries of these applications will not be damaged by these crashes, and that Apple is working on an update that will resolve the issue. Read more

DxOMark Mobile Report on HTC One M9 - Fri, 22 May 2015

DxOMark Mobile has published their report on the HTC One M9, HTC's latest top-end smartphone.The new model is a touch smaller and thinner than its predecessor, theOne M8,but under the hood HTC upgrades the4MP "ultrapixel" 1/3" BSI sensor of the predecessor to a larger, higher resolution 20MP1/2.3"BSI CMOS sensor. The F2.2 lensprovidesno optical image stabilization, but the M9 is the first One model capable of recording 4K video. Read our report on DxOMark's findings

Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i First Impressions updated with shooting experience - Fri, 22 May 2015

We'd expect image quality from Canon's EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) to be very similar, and so far the 24.2MP APS-C DSLRs haven't surprised us in our studio tests. The real differences between these two models is in the user experience, as the T6s provides advanced touches like a top-panel LCD and rear quick control dialfor easier access to exposure settings. We delve into what it's like using each of these cameras in our shooting experience.Read more

Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 - Fri, 22 May 2015

We've been shooting with a close-to-final version of the Fujifilm X-T10 for a few weeks now, and decided to take a bit of a closer look at this classically-styled interchangeable lens camera. Watch the video

Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted - Thu, 21 May 2015

At 50X, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 may not have the longest lens in its class, but it is the only superzoom that's weather-sealedand one of the very few with Raw support.Naturally, this means that we did some Raw conversions and shot in in the rain, and you can see the results in our samples gallery. Viewphotos

Ona introduces black version of the Leica M edition Berlin ll bag - Wed, 20 May 2015

US luxury camera bag brand Ona has announced a new black version of its Berlin ll messenger-style bag. Designed especially for the Leica M system, the Berlin was originally a limited edition model created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leica, but the Berlin ll went on general release beyond Leica stores. Previously only available in the Vintage Bourbon tan finish, the black version of the Berlin has been created, according to Ona, because so many people asked for it.Read more

Olympus highlights the issues faced by 'DSL-Arm' sufferers, and claims to offer a cure - Wed, 20 May 2015

Olympus USA has produced a spoof documentary that claims to highlight the problems faced by those who spend too long carrying heavy DSLR equipment. The hero of the films, Paul, suffers a condition called 'DSL-Arm,' which is characterized by a dramatic lengthening of the right armas a result ofcarrying weighty camera bodies and lenses.Read more

Oppo launches R7 and R7 Plus - Wed, 20 May 2015

Chinese manufacturer Oppo has today launched its new duo of flagship phones, the R7 and R7 Plus. The R7 features a 5" 1080p screen, while a6" screen with the same resolution places the Plus model firmly into phablet territory.In the camera department both smartphones combine a 13MP sensor with an F2.2 lens but the R7 Plus chip is, like the Huawei P8, of the RGBW variant and supported by laser-AF and a dual-LED flash.Read more

Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i added to studio test scene comparison - Wed, 20 May 2015

The Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) have been in our hands long enough to put together a couple of real-world sample galleries, and now we'veadded the cameras to our studio test scene comparison tool.The new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor that these cameras share represents a step forward for Canon's Rebel lineup, which had been using an 18MP chip since the T2i.Read more

Sigma announces price and release date for its 21mm dp0 Quattro compact camera - Tue, 19 May 2015

Sigma UK has said that the company's latest compact camera from the Quattro line will cost 899.99 and will be available from the end of June. First announced at the CP+ show in February this year, the dp0 Quattro is the fourth of the unusually designed Quattro range and features a 14mm F4 lens. With the 23.5x15.7mm Foveon image sensor this focal length delivers a similar angle of view as a 21mm lens would on a full frame system.Read more

Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR real-world sample gallery posted - Tue, 19 May 2015

The Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is a weather-sealed prime, equivalent to a 24mm field of view on Fujifiilm's X-mount cameras. With a close focus distance of just 0.15m/6in. and a fast F1.4 aperture, this lens is super versatile. In our sample testing we found it to be sharp, and to offer pleasing bokeh. See our sample gallery

Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i real-world sample galleries posted - Tue, 19 May 2015

Canon announced the EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D/750D) near-twins in February, and they've garnered plenty of attention since then. They share the same 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 19-point AF system, and a new 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor, while their differences are mainly in the user experience. With a couple of final-production models we headed into the great outdoors with them.See galleries

Samsung releases NX1 firmware update, with improvements for both photo and video - Tue, 19 May 2015

Samsung has announced yet another firmware update for its flagship NX1 mirrorless camera. The company has been good about providing useful updates for the NX1, and firmware version 1.30 continues this trend. It includes numerous enhancements for still photos, video, and even Wi-Fi connectivity. Read more

Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 - Mon, 18 May 2015

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 improves on its predecessor the G6 with a newer sensor, 2.36 million-dot electronic viewfinder and improved autofocus - plus this year's must-have feature: 4K video. Panasonic came to see us recently and dropped off a working pre-production sample for us to look at. Click through for our first impressions.