24 July, 2014 - Hiking For Photographers - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 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.
24 July, 2014 - Hiking For Photographers - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
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....
18 July, 2014 - Out On The Streets with a Leica M8 - Thu, 17 Jul 2014
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!!...
14 July, 2014 - Portrait of an Emerging Photographer - Mon, 14 Jul 2014
I (Kevin) have thousands of friends on Facebook. I know a few hundred. These friends are mostly fellow photographers who share their passion and recent images. I have always enjoyed sharing my images and getting feedback. A few years ago I took notice of a certain photographer Valerie Millett on Facebook. She seems a natural when it came to landscape photography and over the years I watched her images mature and take a beautiful form using color, light and excellent composition. I asked Valerie to tell us her story and we share that today. Portrait Of An Emerging Photographer. It’s wonderful to see in our adventures and workshops how many women are enjoying and making incredible landscape images. We have previously published Eleanor Brown's work and Jackie Ranken's....
13 July, 2014 - LuLa Team Is On The Move - Sun, 13 Jul 2014
The LuLa team is on the move. As you read this Kevin Raber is already in Svalbard, Norway to lead two back to back photography workshops on the M/S Malmo. Svalbard is just about as far north as any land mass can be. From there the group will explore the area and head into the ice pack looking for Polar Bear, Reindeer, and Walrus. In addition they will visit some beautiful landscapes and giant glaciers. A full report will follow after the trips. Don't forget you can be part of adverntures like this. Join us in 2015 for our Fly Over The Drake - Antarctica Workshops (spaces available on both trips)
Kevin will be testing a NEW 150-600 Tamron zoom lens and the Sigma dp2 Quattro. The Quattro is a most unusual camera and we will have a full report in August on this camera by Kevin and Michael.
Michael is headed south to Mexico for a couple of weeks and will be publishing articles on a regular basis from there. He will also be finishing a big project he has been working on (the biggest in 15 years) and you can expect to hear more about it in a few weeks.
We have also been very busy working on a number of new video tutorials and we’ll have more news on those in August.
And, before much longer we’ll be off to Photokina and be reporting on the all the news directly from Germany....
10 July, 2014 - Kimberley Video Now FREE - Wed, 9 Jul 2014
The Kimberley video is now being offered FREE. Please enjoy the video and the Kimberley Adventure. Usually these videos are part of our video subscriber content or are offered for sale. However, we would like to share this video with you and encourage you to consider joining us for our 2015 Kimberley Trip. If you register prior to July 16th at 11PM (eastern US time) you will receive a $1000.00 USD off the registration fee.
5 July, 2014 - Pentax 645Z First Impressions - Sat, 5 Jul 2014
There has been a lot of chatter lately about the Sony 50mp CMOS chip and the cameras it has been put in. Phase One and Hassleblad have both announced 50mp versions of their backs in the last few months. Pentax announced theirs too and just last week started to ship the Pentax 645Z. We we managed to get our hands one and Michael with Nick Devlin take this new camera through its paces. Is it all the camera everyone was hoping for? Now you can find out by reading Pentax 645Z First Impressions Review....
2 July, 2014 - Panasonic FZ1000 Review - Tue, 1 Jul 2014
The latest so-called Bridge camera from Panasonic is the FZ1000. It features a 20MP 1" sensor, 4K video and a 25-400mm f/2.8-f/4 lens. By choosing to make the Panasonic FZ1000 about the same size as a chunky entry-level DSLR, Panasonic has found a combination that will likely meet the needs of a great many photographers, including some who might not have considered a camera in this category before.
The June winner in our 2015 Antarctica Expedition Contest is David Rosenthal, of Palo Alto, CA. Congratulations David.
David is now a finalist in the contest and also wins a free lifetime subscription to all LuLa videos.
You can also enter the contest. Every purchase at our online store is an entry, and each annual subscription is equal to six entries.
The grand prize is an all-expenses paid Antarctic Expedition worth $15,000. This is the last month to make an entry that makes you eligable for this prize. Find out more....
29, June 2014 - Kimberley Australia Video - Sun, 29 Jun 2014
A photo adventure trip to the Kimberley region of Western Australia with instructors Michael Reichmann & Kevin Raber accompanied by Art Wolfe and Christian Fletcher. From Broome, WA they set sail on the yacht 'True North' to explore the wild and remote coastline of the Kimberley area up to Wyndham.
Join them as they explore the incredible Montgomery Reef by boat and helicopter. Visit numerous locations to photograph aboriginal rock art and petroglyphs. They visit multiple waterfalls and helicopter onto the top of Eagle and King George Falls - truly 'the trip of a lifetime'.
This 31 minute video is available at the Luminous-Landscape Video Store for $10.00 USD. If you purchase the video and decide to be part of the 2015 Kimberley Adventure we will apply a credit of a $100.00 USD to the cost of the workshop.
To make it even better as part of the 4th Of July Holiday week, Luminous-Landscape will give a credit of $1000.00 USD off the Kimberley Workshop Cruise next April if you register by midnight July 7th (Eastern US Time).
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26, June 2014 - Acadia National Park - A Quick Guide To Photography - Thu, 26 Jun 2014
It’s summer time and a lot of you will be heading out to America’s National Parks to capture their beauty and to enjoy the great outdoors. I was in Yosemite NP last week working on a NEW LuLA tutorial. It’s one of the grandest National Parks of them all. I’m still working on images and will post some on the home page soon. Today’s article is by QT Luong. He is known for being the first person to photograph all 59 US National Parks in Large Format. He has come on board as a regular contributor and we will be regularly publishing his articles on his National Park Photography guides. we’ll start with the ‘A’s and today’s article is Acadia National Park - A Quick Guide To Photography....
23, June 2014 - Landscape Aerial Photography Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Mon, 23 Jun 2014
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been making a lot of headlines lately within the photography community. These remotely controlled aircraft have enabled photographers a new way to gain new perspectives on a scene. They have also caused a lot of controversy in regards to safety and privacy. Stephen Wheatcraft’s article Landscape Aerial Photography Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles introduces you to this new method of making images.
Last week Kevin Raber and Chris Sanderson spent the week on the road working on a new video tutorial with William Neill in Yosemite and Mono Lake areas. More on this new video in the near future....
Pentax 645Z Review - Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Pentax 645Z Review - Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Nikon D810 Sensor Crowned King by DxOMark - Wed, 30 Jul 2014
The 36-megapixel FX imager of the new Nikon D810 has achieved a DxOMark Sensor Score of 97, which is higher than that of its predecessors the Nikon D800 and D800E.
Nikon Coolpix S5300 Review - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
CarryOn Jib - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
ProAm USA has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the commercialisation of its latest innovation, the CarryOn Jib.
Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Apple today updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a new, lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch version.
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Canon today added a CMOS-based, 16-megapixel budget superzoom camera to its PowerShot range.
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS is a CCD-based, 16-megapixel camera with 30x optical zoom and 720p video.
Sony XDCAM PXW-X70 - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Sony Professional has launched a “business” camcorder with a 1”-type sensor and 12x optical zoom.
Phase One iX Capture - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Phase One Industrial today released Phase One iX Capture, an image capture and raw conversion application designed specifically for aerial photography.
70% of Imaging Professionals Use Canon Gear at 2014 World Cup - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Canon has announced that approximately 70 percent of imaging professionals chose Canon DSLRs and lenses to the matches of the recent World Cup in Brazil.
Flickr enters the photo licensing market â users can âsign up to be consideredâ - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 Job: Picture Desk Assistant â approx 3 months â Press Association London - Mon, 28 Jul 2014 Splash settles with five-figure sum over celebrity family images - Mon, 28 Jul 2014 Job: Account Manager â Independent stock library â London office - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 Latest photo agency jobs on Photo Archive News - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 Peter Dench: âwhen Don McCullin dropped by my book signingâ - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 Job: Sport Picture Desk Assistant â Press Association Images - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 August 1964: World events reminder â In photos - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 Pap boycott Bollywood actor â¦hires his own pap - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 Job: Italian Sales Agent â Gallery Stock â London - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Image sharing platform Flickr announced yesterday that users will be able to license images directly to photo agencies, editors and creatives… via their ‘Curated Connections: A new Flickr licensing experience’ They say: ‘Today we are excited to introduce a new … Continue reading
The Company: Press Association We are the national news agency for the UK and Ireland and a leading multi-media content provider across web, mobile, broadcast and print. Department: Picture Desk | Location: London A vacancy has arisen for a temporary … Continue reading
Celebrity photo agency Splash have paid a five-figure settlement after singer songwriter Adele Adkins took them to court for photographing and distributing images of her two-year-old son Angelo whilst on his first family outing and his first trip to play … Continue reading
Arcangel Images Account Manager UK London office Job Specification Package -Â£competitive according to experience About us Arcangel Images is a highly creative and respected independent stock library with offices in the UK, France, Spain and the U.S, supplying a broad … Continue reading
â¢ Sport Picture Desk Assistant â Press Association Images â¢ Regional Account Manager â International Team â Bridgeman London â¢ Picture Editor â London picture desk â Barcroft Media â¢ Syndication Specialist â 6 month fixed term contract Full details … Continue reading
Peter told us: âEngland Uncensored is a laugh-out-loud romp through this often badly behaved nation, it is not an idealised brochure of a green and pleasant land; it is the truth, warts and allâ Watch the book up there ↑ … Continue reading
Job Title: Sport Picture Desk Assistant â Press Association Images Department: Sport Picture Desk Location: Nottingham Press Association Images brings together the world’s best daily news, sport, entertainment, archive and creative images available from one photo agency. We are seeking … Continue reading
↑ click it UK photo library Topfoto has released August 1964 in their 50 Years Ago series ‘Events to look out for:’ â¢ John Surtees wins the German Grand Prix at Adenau. â¢ Tension increases in Vietnam after a US … Continue reading
Bollywood Hungama website reports that Indian film actor Salman Khan appears to have fallen out with the Bollywood paparazzi …and hired his own photographers. Full report here
Job: Italian Sales Agent â Gallery Stock London Premium Rights-Managed image library Gallery Stock are seeking an experienced Italian speaking Account Manager to join this agencyâs talented commercial team in London and sell from London into the Italian market. The … Continue reading
Flickr enters the photo licensing market â users can âsign up to be consideredâ - Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Job: Picture Desk Assistant â approx 3 months â Press Association London - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Splash settles with five-figure sum over celebrity family images - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Job: Account Manager â Independent stock library â London office - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Latest photo agency jobs on Photo Archive News - Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Peter Dench: âwhen Don McCullin dropped by my book signingâ - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Job: Sport Picture Desk Assistant â Press Association Images - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
August 1964: World events reminder â In photos - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Pap boycott Bollywood actor â¦hires his own pap - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Job: Italian Sales Agent â Gallery Stock â London - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Real-world samples added to Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 The Sony SLT-A77 II is that company's latest DSLR using translucent mirror technology. With a 24MP CMOS sensor, it has a newly-designed 79-point AF system and offers 12fps continuous shooting with autofocus. That's all very impressive on paper, but what's it like in the real world? We've pulled together a sample gallery and added it to our a77 II First Impressions Review. See gallery
Real-world samples added to Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions - Wed, 30 Jul 2014
The Sony SLT-A77 II is that company's latest DSLR using translucent mirror technology. With a 24MP CMOS sensor, it has a newly-designed 79-point AF system and offers 12fps continuous shooting with autofocus. That's all very impressive on paper, but what's it like in the real world? We've pulled together a sample gallery and added it to our a77 II First Impressions Review. See gallery
Flickr launches image marketplace initiative - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Flickr has announced that it is expanding its photo licensing opportunities for users. Alongside its partnership with Getty Images, Flickr will now allow users to opt in to an 'image curation' initiative called Marketplace. Participating members may have their images featured across Yahoo's network of sites along with other media outlets including the New York Times and the BBC. Read more
Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
We've been out taking advantage of Seattle's sunny July days and have just published a gallery of real-world samples from Canon's new 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Smaller, lighter and cheaper than the 10-22mm zoom that precedes it in Canon's lineup, the 10-18mm gives a 16-29mm equivalent range on the APS-C bodies it's designed for. See gallery
Canon introduces inexpensive PowerShot SX400 IS and SX520 HS superzooms - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Canon has introduced a pair of budget-friendly superzooms: the PowerShot SX400 IS and SX520 HS. These cameras have 24-720mm and 24-1008mm equivalent lenses, respectively. The SX400 sports a 16MP CCD and 720p video, while the SX520 uses a CMOS sensor (likely BSI) that can produce Full HD movies. Canon claims that autofocus performance has been improved on both models compared with their predecessors. You'll be able to pick up the SX400 IS in August for $249.99, with the SX520 HS following in September for $399.99.
Pelican Imaging releases light field photos from its mobile imaging array - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Pelican Imaging has released a set of re-focusable pictures taken with its light field camera for smartphones. Instead of placing an array of microlenses between the sensor and the main lens, Pelican uses an array of main lenses - each with a sensor behind it. Pelican's offering is more suitable for smartphones, and their sample images allow for re-focusing, changing DOF, and shifting perspective. Click through for more details and links to the images.
In pictures: Restoration of Boeing's first 747 'jumbo jet' - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
The Boeing 747 - or the 'jumbo jet' as it is commonly known, changed the world. The 747 first flew in 1969, and transformed modern air travel with its ability to carry more people - and more cargo - across the globe than any previous airliner, shrinking it in the process. Seattle's Museum of Flight houses RA001 - the very first 747, which flew as a test airframe from its inaugural liftoff in 1969 through until the early 1990s. The museum is currently restoring RA001 both inside and out. Click through for pictures.
Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.
Readers' showcase: Landscape photography - Sun, 27 Jul 2014
In all the talk about new gear, and which brands are best 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. From time to time we like to showcase some of the best work on our homepage. This week we challenged users of the landscape photography forum to submit their strongest shots, and the results were impressive. Click through to see more.
Photographer hits #1 on Reddit with Mt Fuji picture, and quickly regrets it - Sat, 26 Jul 2014
British photographer Kris Boorman summited Mount Fuji in 2012 and took a photograph from the top, showing the shadow cast by the giant mountain at sunrise. The image has since been used as a background for the Bing search engine and last year won a competition held by Gettty Images. A couple of days ago he posted the photo at low resolution on Reddit, and within a few hours it had garnered more than 6000 upvotes. Although this might sound like good news, Boorman quickly came to regret posting the picture. Click through to learn why.
Vanguard releases new Alta CA tripod kits with pistol-grip head - Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Tripod and bag manufacturer Vanguard has launched a new range of tripods that are fitted with the company’s latest pistol grip style GH-30 head. The aluminium Alta CA leg-set comes in three or four-section options to achieve maximum heights of either 1565mm (61.6in) or 1550mm (61in) though both models are designed to carry a payload of up to 11lbs (5kg). Click through for more information.
What The Duck #1285 - Sat, 26 Jul 2014
We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.
Everyone loves the look of a nice out of focus background, but it's hard to achieve in a home studio. Accessory manufacturer Lastolite believes it might have the solution, with two new reversible backgrounds printed with out of focus images of the ocean / autumn foliage and summer foliage / city lights. Measuring 1.5 x 1.2m, the backgrounds are big enough for almost full-length portraits of most adults, and weigh in at 3kg (6.6lb) each. Click through for more details.
Hasselblad launches 50MP CFV-50c back for legacy V system - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Hasselblad has launched a new digital back for its V System camera bodies that it claims brings modern digital image quality to users of vintage film-era Hasselblad camera bodies. The Hasselblad CFV-50c back features a 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor that outputs images at a resolution of up to 8272 x 6200 pixels, and operates within an ISO range of 100-6400. Click through for more details.
CASE Remote is a smartphone remote for your DSLR - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Many modern digital cameras can be remote controlled via dedicated apps on your smartphone and a Wi-Fi link. Unfortunately this option is not available on older or lower spec models that come without a built-in Wi-Fi module. CASE Remote, currently available for pre-order on indiegogo.com, is compatible with a large number of Nikon and Canon models and slots into your camera's hotshoe. Click through to read more at connect.dpreview.com.
Photo sharing site 500px has announced that it is now supporting images uploaded in Lytro's unique 'Living Pictures' format, and is offering its customers a $250 discount on the purchase of Lytro's Illum camera (MSRP $1599). The Illum is available now for pre-order and is expected to start shipping within the next couple of weeks. Click through for more information.