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19 August, 2014 - Tribute To Uwe Steinmueller & Digital Zone System - Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Today Alain Briot shares a tribute to recently departed friend and fellow website master that many of have known for years Uwe Steinmueller.  We are deeply saddened by Uwe passing and thank Alain for helping us remember the good times and contributions made by Uwe.

We also share today and article by Christopher Schneiter - The Digital Zone System.  Christopher writes on the concept of how the analog idea of a zone system can be equated to digital photography today.


Rockhopper Workshops, the exclusive provider of photography workshops for Luminous-Landscape is presently running a workshop in the Palouse.  This is beautiful area of southeast Washington state.  The harvest is happening right now.  Check the Rockhopper Site’s blog over the next few days for updates.  The workshop officially kicked off Monday afternoon.


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The Luminous Endowment for Photographers announced today the availability of a new grant... The Nicholas Kitto Grant For Emerging Photographers In Greater China.

The grant is sponsored by Nicholas Kitto, a long-time resident of Hong Kong, who after 35 years as a professional accountant is now enjoying full-time commitment to his life-long passion for photography.

The grant is valued at US $5,000 and is awarded twice yearly.  It is open to photographers of all ages who are moving to the next level in their art and craft.  The applicant may be of any nationality but must be resident in Greater China, which for these purposes is defined as being Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

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15 August, 2014 - The Luminous Endowment Grows - Fri, 15 Aug 2014

We launched the Luminous Endowment on August 1 and it has received wide attention and enthusiastic support. The number of applications from photographers around the world increases every day. Clearly there is a need in the photographic community for financial support for worthwhile projects, and it is our intention in the months and years ahead to finance as many of these as possible. Why not visit our new site and find out more?

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But we need your financial support to make these grants possible. Please visit The Endowment, spend a few minutes finding out who we are and what we are doing. Also, find out how you can receive a copy of Michael's new 400 page book titled Michael Reichmann – A Twenty Year Retrospective as a gift in exchange for your generous donation to other photographers. The Endowment is a not-for-profit.

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13, August 2014, - Don Burrell - Our First Masters Video - Wed, 13 Aug 2014

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Things are getting very exciting at Luminous-Landscape.  We have a lot of projects in the works.  In addition to the workshops that we are announcing and running, we have been writing articles and producing a number of new and different videos.

As our industry moves rapidly to a total digital environment we leave behind our heritage of film and analog photography.  As part of a number of new video series, we proudly offer up the first of a series of videos where we sit down and talk with The Masters.  These are the men and women who have been in this industry and watched it change -  and who have changed with it.  They have fascinating stories to tell and exceptional insight to share, gained through their journeys.

Today we invite you to join Kevin Raber, Luminous-Landscape’s publisher and CEO as he sits down with Don Burrell of Burrell Imaging, in Crown Point, Indiana.  Don is a man of inexhaustible energy who at his age is still going with energy that any one of us wish we could have.  His passion for photography and the people that surround him is a good part of his story. This Video is available HERE for purchase or as part of the annual subscription

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11, August, 2014 - Michael Is Returning To Antarctica! - Mon, 11 Aug 2014

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We have two photographic expeditions to Antarctica this coming winter, January 26 – February 4, 2015 and January 31 – February 9, 2015. These will be lead by Kevin Raber and five of the world's greatest instructor / photographers; Art Wolfe, Christian Fletcher, Charlie Cramer, Joe Cornish. Katrin Eismann and Jackie Ranken.

Now, due to a change of scheduling, Michael Reichmann is able to join both expeditions as instructor and traveling companion, his fifth and sixth voyages to Antarctica.

If you've always wanted to work with Michael, and wish to do so on a photographic trip that is as close to visiting another planet as any of us will ever get, then grab one of the few remaining places on one of these voyages.

This is the chance of a lifetime. 

In addition we have added Peter Cox to our second trip. Peter will round out our instructor line up giving attendees one of the most talented group of instructors every assembled for a workshop.

You can learn more about Peter and Michael joining the workshops HERE or go directly to the Rockhopper Page for full workshop details.

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10, August, 2014 - Svalbard Double Header - Sun, 10 Aug 2014

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It’s been ten days since returning from a fantastic back to back workshop in Svalbard, Land Of The Polar Bear.  As we do with many of our workshops we would like to share the adventure and journey.  We have now posted the Svalbard 2014 - The High Arctic and hope you will take the time to enjoy reliving the adventure with us.  Peter Cox also has included some amazing footage made from his drone that will give you a perspective that you couldn’t see otherwise.

Check back tomorrow when we make a special announcement about our upcoming 2015 Antarctica Back to Back Workshops.

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9 August, 2014 - Ultimate Iceland Workshop - Sat, 9 Aug 2014

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Iceland, a landscape photographers heaven.  Luminous-Landscape was one of the first to explore and offer workshops in this magnificent country.  That was over 10 years ago and since then there are dozens of workshops being offered there and at times, popular locations can be over run by photography workshops and photographers.  As a result we have avoided doing workshops in Iceland until now..

After lots of discussion and work we are ready to offer a workshop in Iceland again and it will be different than all others.  Teaming up with Daniel Bergmann one of (if not) the best guides and photographers in Iceland, LuLa is proud to offer the Ultimate Iceland Adventure.  This workshop will be held next June 22 – July 1st 2015.  

If you have been to Iceland before and now want to see a part that you haven’t seen before then this is the workshop for you.  It will have heavy focus on the beautiful highlands and includes aerial photography.  This 10 Day / 9 night adventure will sell out quickly so visit the Rockhopper Workshops site and register today.

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Our good friend William Neill has a number of prints being offered at special pricing through August 10th at the Ansel Adams Gallery.  You can learn more about this offer and see some of Bill’s great photography HERE.

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6 August, 2014 - We're Back, Alain Briot's Essay - My Vision - Wed, 6 Aug 2014

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We’re back and running on all cylinders again.  With just about three weeks in the Arctic running 2 back to back Svalbard workshops and finalizing the launch of the Luminous-Endowment site, we have found we are a bit behind on publishing articles and other news.  And, we have a lot of it in the queue so expect new articles at a faster rate for the next few weeks.  We also have a number of new videos just about ready to come on line.

Today we share Alain Briot’s newest essay - Vision Part 10, My Vision.  In this essay Alain talks about his vision.  Vision in our photography is something we all strive for.  Alain explains how he defines his.  As always Alain makes us think about a number of things.  Trying some of his ideas for defining vision are a good exercise.  I like one of his paragraphs in his conclusion.  

“I want to create images that represent a vision, a dream. Images that suggest an idea rather than impose a specific meaning.  Images that ask the viewer to get personally involved, to invest something of themselves in order to understand and appreciate each image.  I want to create images that invite the viewer to be charmed, enchanted, even seduced by the image.”

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1 August, 2014 - Luminous Endowment Launched - Fri, 1 Aug 2014

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Michael Reichmann, the founder of The Luminous Landscape, has announced the launch of The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, a charitable organization whose mandate is to provide grants to photographers world-wide who are in need of financial support for their photographic undertakings.

Today also sees the publication of Michael Reichmann – a Twenty Year Retrospective. This large format, cloth bound, hard-cover book has 400 pages, containing 380 images. It was designed by Arturo Chapa, one of the world's top book designers. This book is available in two editions; a signed and numbered limited-edition (500 copies only), contained in a clam-shell style slip-case, and also in an open series hard-covered edition without slip-case.

The design, printing and production of this book is Michael's donation to The Endowment. The book is available to you in both editions through your donation to The Luminous Endowment For Photographers. This book will only be available as a gift to people who donate to The Endowment, and will not be available in bookstores.

The are two new article online here today... Announcing – The Luminous Endowment for Photographers and Michael Reichmann – A Twenty Year Retrospective.

Or, visit The Luminous Endowment for Photographers directly to find out more.

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24 July, 2014 - Hiking For Photographers - Wed, 23 Jul 2014

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Want to be a better landscape photographer? Get out there and find the images. In this new article by Skip Spitzer, this experienced hiker explains how photographers can make the most of the hiking experience.


Available Photographic Workshops

We have a number of new workshops on offer, and a very few places in some exciting upcoming ones. Visit our Workshop page to find out more.

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18 July, 2014 - Out On The Streets with a Leica M8 - Thu, 17 Jul 2014

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There are as many stories as there are photographers... gear we've bought, and how it's changed the way we see and work. This is one photographer's story.


Don't forget to check out our schedule of workshops for the rest of 2014 and into 2015. There are even a few spots left on our Antarctic workshops!!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 Review - Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 is an affordable freeze, shock, water and dust proof camera. The Panasonic FT25 features a 5x zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor and HD 720p video recording. Read our expert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 review now...

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Olympus SP-100EE Review - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

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Looking like something out of a James Bond movie, the new Olympus SP-100EE has an integrated dot-sight to keep the subject within the image frame when using the camera's massive 24-1200mm equivalent lens. The SP-100EE also features a 16 megapixel sensor, 1080p HD video recording, and wi-fi connectivity. Read our Olympus SP-100EE review to find out if this is the right super-zoom camera for you...

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Win a Fujifilm X-T1 Camera! - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

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Win a fantastic Fujifilm X-T1 camera with a 18‑55mm f2.8‑4 LM R OIS lens!

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Sony A5100 - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

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The Sony A5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, built-in flash and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Nikon at Photokina 2014 - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

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Nikon will educate and inspire at this year’s Photokina show in Cologne.

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X-Rite at Photokina 2014 - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

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X-Rite have announced their full educational speaker programme at Photokina 2014.

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Leica at Photokina 2014 - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

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Leica have unveiled their show activities for Photokina 2014.

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CAMS Pro Camera Strap System - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

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The CAMS Pro is a new camera strap system that makes it more comfortable to shoot with a vertical grip on a DSLR and telephoto lenses.

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EISA Awards 2014-15 - Fri, 15 Aug 2014

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EISA have unveiled their photography award winners for 2014-15.

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Samsung NX3000 Review - Thu, 14 Aug 2014

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The Samsung NX3000 is a well-appointed new entry-level compact system camera. Featuring a 20 megapixel APS-C sensor, full 1080p video, ISO 100-25,600, a 3 flip-up screen, 5fps continuous shooting and Wi-fi / NFC connectivity, all for just £350 / $529, is this the best budget mirrorless camera? Read our Samsung NX3000 review to find out...

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Arrested photographer Scott Olson – ‘Getty Images had a plan in place to handle it’ - Wed, 20 Aug 2014
Getty Images photographer Scott Olson comments on his recent arrest covering the troubles in Ferguson. 19 August: ‘Last night I was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, for being a member of the press in a public place and mingling with the … Continue reading

Reported: Missing photojournalist James Foley killed - Wed, 20 Aug 2014
BBC reports on the killing of American photojournalist James Foley who was taken hostage in Syria on 22 November 2012: ‘The Islamic State militant group has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, … Continue reading

PhotoArchiveNews.com – what our readers say - Tue, 19 Aug 2014
Some great feedback here from our readers – Thanks! What people are saying about PhotoArchiveNews.com ✮ I want to thank you very much for the service you have provided me for so many years! It was useful and interesting and, … Continue reading

Industry Links – it’s where the stock photos are - Tue, 19 Aug 2014
If you have arrived at PhotoArchiveNews.com in search of stock photos for your publication please visit our Industry Links page where you will find some of the finest picture libraries, photographers and photo agencies on the planet covering every image … Continue reading

Job: Wellcome Images Administrator – Maternity Cover 12 Months - Thu, 14 Aug 2014
Wellcome Library – Wellcome Images Administrator – Maternity Cover (Fixed Term 12 months) The Wellcome Library is one of the world’s major resources for the study of medical history. We also offer a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine … Continue reading

Stock Footage & Video Industry News this week - Thu, 14 Aug 2014
On our Footage & Video industry news site FootageNews.com this week: • StormStock founder publishes ‘The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide’ – Book • Screenocean secures exclusive license deal with Channel 5 Read FootageNews.com

Map: No-Drone-Fly Zones USA - Thu, 14 Aug 2014
↑ Click it A useful tool here for photo agencies and photographers considering the increasingly popular news-by-drone option. Open source mapping platform Mapbox have started on their latest data map showing no fly zones for drones across the USA. You … Continue reading

Read: ‘Me & You’ latest issue magazine from UK photo library – and in print - Thu, 14 Aug 2014
Me & You the twice yearly magazine from Mary Evans picture library is distributed free to clients ‘to keep you up to date with all the latest news about the library. It includes topical features and ideas for projects, as … Continue reading

Read: Court papers – AFP vs Morel case – ‘$1.2m Affirmed’ - Thu, 14 Aug 2014
The court papers confirming damages paid by Agency France Presse to photographer Daniel Morel are now available on the web

Spotted: New BAPLA website - Thu, 14 Aug 2014
BAPLA are online this week with a new look website and have released details of a one day picture industry event called Focus

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Lensbaby announces availability of LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile and Sweet 50 optic - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Lensbaby has announced that its LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile devices is available immediately through its online store and retailers worldwide. The LM-10 concept was unveiled back in April with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than twice the amount needed to see the lens go into production. Alongside the LM-10, Lensbaby has also announced the Sweet 50 optic. The Sweet 50, a selective-focus 50mm lens, works with Lensbaby's Optic Swap System and is also available now. Read more

Google Photo Sphere now available for iOS - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Google's Photo Sphere feature for capturing 360° spheric panoramas was launched in 2012 with the camera app in Android 4.2. Since then it has only been available for devices running Google's mobile OS - until now. The Photo Sphere team at Google has just launched a version for Apple's iOS devices, dramatically increasing the potential user base of its app. Read more

Samsung NX3000 real-world samples - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

The Samsung NX3000 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that sports a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3" flip-up LCD, 5 fps continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi with NFC. We took delivery of an NX3000 recently and we've been out shooting with it and the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens to see how it performs in the real world. Click through for a link to our gallery

Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flagship flash unit gets US announcement and pricing - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Previously introduced on its European website, Metz has announced its new flagship model the Mecablitz 64 AF-1 in the US market. It's the most powerful flash in that manufacturer's lineup with a guide number of 64 at ISO 100 and a zoom range covering 24-200mm focal lengths, and will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax cameras. Read more

HTC introduces One M8 for Windows Phone - Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Two years after HTC launched its Windows Phone flagship model 8X, the Taiwanese manufacturer now offers another high-end model with the Microsoft OS. Today HTC has revealed a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8, originally launched with Google's Android OS in March this year. This means the One M8's unique Duo Cam features are now available in a Windows phone environment. Read more

Canon offers three new wireless Pixma inkjet photo printers - Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Canon has announced three new Pixma All-in-One inkjet printers, the Canon Pixma MG7520, MG6620 and MG5620 (MG7550, MG6650 and MG5650 in Europe). They all offer wireless support with Apple AirPrint connectivity, as well as compatibility with Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint+ web application and Pixma Printing Solutions. Read more

Nikon announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' - Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Nikon has announced a service advisory for the Nikon D810, in response to reports of 'bright spots' in images taken at long shutter speeds and in 1.2X crop mode. According to an announcement on Nikon's website, affected cameras will be serviced free of charge. Apparently, the issue only affects cameras within a certain serial number range, and if you're lucky enough to have got hold of a D810 already, you can check the serial number of your camera against Nikon's database via the company's service and support pages. Click through for a link

Sony Xperia Z2 camera review - Tue, 19 Aug 2014

The Xperia Z2 is Sony's latest flagship Android smartphone and a solid upgrade to its predecessor, the Xperia Z1. Though the Z2 offers nearly identical camera specs to its predecessor, its 20.7MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor is capable of recording 4K video, unlike the Z1. We've put the Sony Xperia Z2 through our usual testing routine to find how image quality compares to the preceding model, and how the new features perform in real-life shooting. Read more

Profoto confirms Nikon compatible B1 update for September - Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Profoto, the Swedish flash manufacturer, has confirmed that a Nikon compatible TTL remote will be available for its popular B1 off-camera flash on September 15th - just in time for Photokina. The Air Remote TTL-N will give Nikon photographers the same TTL functionality enjoyed by Canon shooters with its Air Remote TTL-C since the November 2013 launch of the B1 flash. Read more

What's NEX? Sony Alpha a5100 first impressions review - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

As Sony introduces the Alpha a5100 interchangeable lens camera, it officially leaves behind the NEX moniker its mirrorless line originated with. The a5100 picks up where the NEX-5 series leaves off, combining the 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor of the a6000 and the more compact footprint of the NEX-5T. The a5100 also inherits many of the a6000's good qualities, including its impressive autofocus system. The a5100 also one-ups its big brother by offering 1080/60p video at 50Mbps. We took a hands-on, preliminary look at the a5100. Read more

Hands-on with the Sony Alpha a5100 - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

The Sony Alpha a5100 is a petite, compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a lot to offer. We've had access to a pre-production sample for a few days, and as well as a full first impressions review we also got hands-on with Sony's latest Alpha. Click through for a tour of the a5100's major features.

Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera - Mon, 18 Aug 2014

Sony has announce its new Alpha a5100 mirrorless camera, which takes the 'guts' from the a6000 and puts it into the compact body inherited from the NEX-5 line. The a5100 offers the same 24.3MP sensor with on-chip phase detection as the a6000, along with a 3" LCD that flips up 180 degrees for taking self-portraits. The a5100 has impressive video features for its price, including support for the XAVC S codec, which allows for 1080/60p/24p recording at 50Mbps.

Readers' Showcase: Astrophotography - Sun, 17 Aug 2014

In all the talk about new gear, it's easy to overlook the end result of our shared passion - the pursuit of stunning images. Among our large community there are some incredibly talented photographers who share their work in our forums, galleries and photo challenges, and from time to time we like to showcase some of the best work on our homepage. Recently we asked users of our astrophotography forum to submit their favorite shots and as usual, the images were excellent. See gallery

DPR reader loses camera in fall, sustains injury and lives to tell the tale - Sat, 16 Aug 2014

Let's get the important thing out of the way first - Greg Theulings is fine. His Fujifilm X-T1, on the other hand, is not. Keen landscape photographer and DPR forum member, Theulings was on a trip to to Luxembourg and the German Eifel photographing the some rapids when he slipped on a rock, fell into the water and dislocated his shoulder. His camera and lens were destroyed, but his memory card survived. See his photos and read his story - and maybe take a little extra care on those rocks when you're out on your last photo trip of the summer.

Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK - Fri, 15 Aug 2014

A copy of one of the largest interchangeable lenses for SLRs ever produced has emerged for at a UK retailer. Canon's massive EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM is a rare beast, and the longest lens in the world with AF. MPB Photographic describes it as being in mint condition and has priced the lens at £99,000. Read more