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28 January, 2015 - In an Asian Night Market - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

 

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Vancouver street photographer JC Wilson spends time on Summer evenings photographing the ebb & flow of customers and workers in an Asian night market.
JC keeps his gear light and simple and goes with the flow. His post production technique gives an unusually compelling look to his black & white photographs.

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23 January, 2015 - Antarctica and Svalbard - Fri, 23 Jan 2015

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We are very busy prepping for our two back to back Antarctica workshops.  Michael and I are flying to Santiago on Saturday the 23rd and we will not be returning until the 12th of February.  This will be an exciting two trips.  We have two fantastic groups and I am sure as we have found on every trip we have made to Antarctica it will be special.  This will especially be true for myself as I will be getting married on the first trip. We’ll have full details and pictures when we return.

Today we announce the northern polar region workshop we will be doing this summer.  Svalbard 2015 - Land Of The Polar Bear.  Taking place August 30th - September 8th. This workshop will have Michael and me as leaders and instructors.  This is a small intimate 11 person workshop and it will be quite special.  This past year we did two back to back workshops in Svalbard and both trips were amazing.  You can read about this past years trip HERE.   Check it out and book your spot today.

We will post an article if the internet holds up from Santiago at the beginning of next week.  Chris who will be manning the shop while we are gone will also post a few articles in our absence.  And, when we return we will dive right into the launch of the new LuLa website on February 14th.

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21 January, 2015 - Time For A Change - Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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It’s been a long time coming.  Like a reliable car that continues to get you where you need to go Luminous-Landscape has been there and going for quite sometime. During the last few years though things have been changing with internet content delivery and the old reliable LuLa was just keeping up.  We have been working very hard for a while now and today we want to share a preview of the NEW Luminous-Landscape.   

Our latest article Time For A Change will walk you through the new look of the site and what to expect in a few weeks when we launch.  This is an exciting time for us and you as the reader.  Everything we have done is to make the experience you have more enjoyable and to deliver more content your way.  Get a preview of the article and come back on February 14, 2015 when the new Luminous-Landscape makes its debut.

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17 January, 2015 - Gimbal / Monopod Use With Long Lenses - Sat, 17 Jan 2015

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The Luminous-Landscape team is about to embark on two back to back Antarctica Photo Adventures.  Micahel and Kevin are working out the logistics for getting their gear to Antarctica as well as what gear to bring.  Today Michael shares with us his new set up for handling his NEW 150-600mmm Tamron lens while on the trip.  Gimbal / Monopod Use With Long Lenses is Michael’s answer.  His article also has a video showing how this set up is used.

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14 January, 2015 - Reaching Your Goals In 2015 - Wed, 14 Jan 2015

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It’s a new year and many people start a new year with resolutions.  Things they want to change or accomplish, but by the end of January most of those are forgotten or given up on.  Alain Briot a regular contributor here on Luminous-Landscape shares with us some step by step suggestions to achieve our goals in 2015 and keep them alive in his essay Reaching Your Goals In 2015.

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11 January, 2015 - Hawaii - The Big Island - Sun, 11 Jan 2015

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Michael goes on vacation, but is it really a vacation?  No, not with Michael.  Over the holidays Michael traveled to Hawaii for a vacation but like the rest of us he went loaded with numerous cameras and was looking for an adventure.  Seems he found one.  Enjoy Michael Reichmann’s article on his vacation (adventure) as he chases the light in Hawaii - The Big Island

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9 January, 2015 - Practical Considerations For Time-Lapse Photography - Thu, 8 Jan 2015

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Time-Lapse Photography is becoming a new interest of many photographers.  With almost every new consumer and pro camera introduced these days there is a time-lapse feature built in.  Even the newer smartphones have time-lapse as a setting.  I remember as a kid in school watching the time-lapse images of a flower growing from a seed or clouds moving across the sky in weather time-lapse movies. 

We are seeing time-lapse videos appear more and more often on You-Tube.  Some of these are quite spectacular and offer a new ways of seeing familiar scenes.  One of the pioneers and experts in this type of photography is German photographer Anna Possberg.  We are happy to publish her very detailed and extensive look into Practical Considerations For Time-Lapse Photography.  Take some time and enjoy this article and view some of the videos in the links.  Then grab your camera and go out and give it a try.

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4 January, 2015 - Working With The Fuji 50-140mm Zoom Lens - Sun, 4 Jan 2015

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Right before the Holiday we published an article about the Fuji X-T1 and promised in that article a follow on article to the NEW Fuji 50-140mm 2.8 Zoom Lens.  We have had a lot of fun with this lens and we are really liking the results.  Fuji has once again made a very god lens adding to their already nice line of lenses. Take a look at the article Working With The Fuji 40-150mm Lens.

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1 January, 2015 - Happy New Year - Thu, 1 Jan 2015

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It’s been quite a year at Luminous-Landscape. However, 2015 will be even better.  Check out our Happy New Year Welcome To 2015 article.  We want to thank all our readers for supporting us and we hope you like what we have planned for the coming year.

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28 December, 2014 - Fraser Island Australia - Anatomy Of A National Geographic Assignment - Sun, 28 Dec 2014

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Growing up I had two magazines that I always looked forward to receiving in the mail and they were Life Magazine and National Geographic.  I always wanted to photograph for these magazines and travel the world.  Well, I have traveled the world but never had a chance to shoot for these magazines.  Today’s article is by Peter Essick and he has lived the dream.  He has done a number of assignments for National Geographic and shares one of those with us in his Fraser Island Australia - Anatomy Of A National Geographic Assignment story.  Peter shares what it is like to pitch an assignment and what it takes to shoot one.  Plus, he takes pretty darn nice images.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Sample Images - Thu, 29 Jan 2015

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Ahead of our full review, here are 42 sample images taken with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 compact camera/smartphone.

The Panasonic Lumix CM1 is a 20 megapixel compact camera and an Android smartphone.

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Leica X-E (Typ 102) Sample Images - Thu, 29 Jan 2015

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Ahead of our full review, here are 33 sample images taken with the Leica X-E (Typ 102) compact camera.

The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a premium compact camera with a 16.2 megapixel APS-C sensor and 24mm f/2.8 zoom lens (35mm equivalent).

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Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD Sample Images - Thu, 29 Jan 2015

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Ahead of our full review, here are 54 full-size sample images taken with the new Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD lens mounted on an X-T1 body.

The Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD is a new fast portrait lens for the X-system, offering a field of view equivalent to 84mm in 35mm terms.

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Lomo Instant Review - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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Born out of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Lomo Instant is the most advanced instant camera on the planet. Using the widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film, the Lomo Instant offers advanced features like manual aperture control, a built-in flash, and a bulb mode for long exposures. Read our Lomo Instant review now...

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Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Review - Wed, 28 Jan 2015
The M.ZUIKO Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro is a new fast telephoto zoom lens from Olympus for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a 80-300mm focal length, constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, fast and near-silent focusing, and a manual focus clutch, read our in-depth Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro review to find out if it's the best Micro Four Thirds telephoto lens...

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AKVIS Draw 2.0 - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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AKVIS ha released AKVIS Draw V.2.0, an application which converts photos into pencil sketches and line art pictures.

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DxO OpticsPro 10.2, FilmPack 5.1 and ViewPoint 2.5.2 - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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DxO has released DxO OpticsPro v10.2, DxO FilmPack v5.1 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2.

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UK Pricing Announced for Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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Intro2020 has announced the UK price and availability of the Tamron SP 15-30mm Di VC USD lens.

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Phottix Indra 500 TTL Now Available in the UK - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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The new Phottix Indra 500 TTL studio light is now available in the United Kingdom.

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AOP Student Awards to Open Soon - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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The Association of Photographers (AOP) has announced its Student Awards photography competition is to launch on 20 February 2015.

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Save the date! DPreview PIX2015 Expo May 2-3 - Thu, 29 Jan 2015

DPReview is pleased to announce 'Photo Interactive Expo, PIX2015'. PIX2015 is a live-streamed photo show which will be taking place on May 2nd and 3rd 2015. A true celebration of photography, the show - which will be live-streamed here on DPReview.com and on our partner sites - will feature inspiring, entertaining, educational and interactive talks and demonstrations by leading photographers and industry experts. Click through to learn more

Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down - Thu, 29 Jan 2015

Canon has released its 2014 Q4 financial report, showing an overall profit increase but a continued slump in camera sales. Sales of office equipment are responsible for a 5.4 percent year-on-year upswing in operating profits in Q4, but the company reports that sales in its imaging business fell by 7.3% compared to the previous year. Read more

Photographer sues Nike over rights to Jordan 'Jumpman' logo - Thu, 29 Jan 2015

In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester photographed a then college-enrolled Michael Jordan for Time Magazine. The image was later licensed and ultimately reshot by Nike, who eventually used the reshot version as the basis for their Jordan 'Jumpman' logo. Rentmeester is now suing Nike for copyright infringement, but does he have a case? Continue reading

Print tattoos of your Instagram photos with INK361's Picattoo service - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Instagram Web interface provider INK361 has introduced a new service for Instagram photographers that allows them to create temporary tattoos from their pictures. Once logged in to Instagram via the Picattoo website, users can select up to 12 of their own images to have made into 3x3cm square format prints on sheets of transfer material. Read more

Little, Improved: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review posted - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is an almost unthinkably small Micro Four Thirds camera with a 16MP sensor, 3" 921k-dot touch screen, 1080/60p HD video and built-in Wi-Fi. It follows in the already tiny footsteps of the GM1, adding a built-in EVF and more external controls to that camera's point-and-shoot approach. Does it stand tall in a competitive enthusiast mirrorless class? Read more

Moment phone case brings two-stage shutter button to iPhone 6 - Wed, 28 Jan 2015

Moment, a Seattle-based company that is known for its high-quality smartphone accessory lenses has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product idea, the Moment case. The Moment case is a case for the Apple iPhone 6 that offers a two-stage shutter button, allowing you to half-press to lock focus and exposure. The connection to the phone is electronic without any mechanical components. The grip links to the iPhone via a low-energy bluetooth connection. Read more at connect.dpreview.com

Google Nexus 6 camera review - Tue, 27 Jan 2015

The latest in Google's line of showcase devices - the Nexus 6 - was designed and built in cooperation with US company Motorola. The Nexus 6 comes with the same dual-LED ring flash as the Motorola Moto X and a 13MP imaging sensor. However, at F2.0 its aperture is a touch faster and it comes with an optical image stabilization system which should make for improved low light performance. Click through to read our detailed review of its camera's performance

Monterey Bay Aquarium uses GoPro to create new open source research camera - Mon, 26 Jan 2015

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has created an open source camera system for use underwater to aid in research projects. The rig is composed of a GoPro camera and other easily sourced components, and is cheaper than commercially available oceanographic camera systems. Learn more

2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things - Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.

DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 - Sun, 25 Jan 2015

As the calendar flipped to 2015, we asked DPReview readers to look back at their photographic year and send us their favorite shots from 2014 so we could feature some standouts on our homepage. The response was overwhelming. We've sorted through 1400+ submissions and made selections of our favorites in three categories - people, places and things. Take a look at some of our readers' best work from the last year. See galleries

2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places - Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.

2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People - Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.

Project from war-torn Ukraine wins Terry O’Neil Award for Italian photographer - Sat, 24 Jan 2015

The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neil Award have been announced, with Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi collecting the first prize with a documentary series covering the crisis in Ukraine. Behind Kiev’s Barricades won Giorgio £3000 and a commission for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Take a look at some of the winning images. See gallery

Sigma promises firmware fix for Pentax mount 17-70mm f/2.8-4 lens - Sat, 24 Jan 2015

Sigma has acknowledged a problem that Pentax users are suffering from when the company’s 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Contemporary lens is used on Pentax DSLR bodies with in-camera image stabilization activated. To rectify the issue the lens manufacturer has promised a firmware update for the lens, but hasn't yet specified a release date. Read more

Tamron announces SP 15-30mm F/2.8 release date and $1200 price point - Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Tamron has announced availability and pricing for its much-anticipated 15-30mm F/2.8 stabilized wide angle zoom. Set for availability on January 30th in Canon and Nikon mounts with Sony to follow later, the lens will retail for $1199. Read more