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Antarctica – A Dream Trip Of A Lifetime - Mon, 30 Mar 2015

Antarctica. Terra Australis Incognita. The unknown land of the south. A land that has inspired philosophers and cartographers, adventurers and explorers throughout history. And now me. It has inspired me and captivated me, so someone please add me to that list. I had no idea that as I drove out of the grocery store parking lot I [Read More]

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Badlands National Park – A Quick Guide To Photography - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Badlands National Park protects a fantastical landscape of ragged peaks and deeply eroded ridges. Because there are no real landmarks there, I find it easier to make my own discoveries. Almost all visits to his uncrowded park take place along the 30-mile long Badlands Loop Road, although there is more than that to the park: [Read More]

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Eschewing Perfection - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Perfection is the Enemy of Good Looking for perfection is to insist on the total realization of a goal and to reject any compromise. This decreases the chance of achieving even a part of that goal. Many photographers are hung-up on the pursuit of technical perfection. They obsess over MTF charts and other measurable aspects of [Read More]

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Luminous Landscape NEW Video Service - Tue, 24 Mar 2015

As many of you know, video has played an important role in the Luminous Landscape from its beginning. Back in late 1999, Michael & I were driving up to his cottage in Muskoka when I broached the idea of doing a television series on Photography. Within only a few days, we started shooting material for that series [Read More]

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Antarctic Erotica - Sun, 22 Mar 2015

It’s In The Eye of the Beholder We live in a highly sexualized society, at least in the developed western countries. Sadly though, sex has become so commoditized that little shocks us any more. Cable TV is essentially uncensored, while hard core porn is just a mouse click away on the Internet. But there’s a [Read More]

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Journey Into The African Wild With Anton Lyalin - Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Publishers Intro…  I met Anton Lyalin, a Russian photographer, a number of years ago while running a Phase One PODAS workshop.  It was an immediate friendship.  I witnessed his growth as a photographer over many years and workshops together. Anton is a well-versed gentleman who owns and runs a number of steakhouses in Moscow.  (How [Read More]

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The Real North – Svalbard-Land Of The Polar Bear - Mon, 16 Mar 2015

August 29th – September 8th, 2015 Join Michael and Kevin for a very special trip to an incredible, seldom-visited part of the world.   We will be leading an intimate workshop to the High Arctic– a place that is steeped in adventure and thrilling to the senses.  As a boy, I was transfixed by the exploits [Read More]

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Self-Publishing a Photography Book, Part Deux - Fri, 13 Mar 2015

Background In 2012, I realized a long-held dream to publish a coffee table book of my photography. I self-published The Irish Light and funded it on Kickstarter. I wrote an article on LuLa about the process of running that project, and that serves as a useful companion to this. But now it’s time to put [Read More]

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So You’ve Got It, But Do You Use It? - Wed, 11 Mar 2015

You’re familiar with the adage that the best camera is the one you have with you. For many of us today, our mobile phone – in my case the iPhone – is that camera that is always within reach. But are you using this mobile tool to its fullest potential? Nikon equipment has been [Read More]

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Outrageous Upgrade - Mon, 09 Mar 2015

I’m so annoyed, I could spit. A few years ago I purchased an Eye-One spectrophotometer outfit, which includes the hardware device plus software. I have used it extensively to profile my monitors, projectors, and of course to make printer profiles. For the past couple of years I haven’t used it much, if at all, because [Read More]

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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Review - Mon, 30 Mar 2015
The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is a new professional ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Boasting an incredibly wide focal lenght of 11mm, the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM really does offer a unique view of the world. Read our in-depth Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM review, complete with full-size sample images.

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Olympus SH-2 Sample Images - Sat, 28 Mar 2015

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Ahead of our full review, here are 40 full-size sample images and a 1080p movie taken with the new Olympus SH-2 compact camera.

The Olympus SH-2 is a 16 megapixel premium compact camera with a 24x zoom lens (25-600mm), 5-axis optical image stabilisation, built-in wi-fi connectivity and RAW file support .

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Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Sample Images - Sat, 28 Mar 2015

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Ahead of our full review, here are 46 sample JPEGs taken with the tiny new Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens.

The Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is an 85mm equivalent short telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation and 240fps Drive Auto Focus.

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Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Sample Images - Sat, 28 Mar 2015

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Ahead of our full review, here are 43 sample JPEGs taken with the new Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens.

The Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is a stabilised macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1.

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Samyang Launches Teaser Campaign - Sat, 28 Mar 2015

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Samyang has posted a mysterious image on its Facebook fan page.

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NatGeo and Manfrotto Present New Mediterranean Collection - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

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National Geographic and Manfrotto have launched a sporty new line of photography backpacks, totes and holsters.

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Transcend Releases Industrial-Grade Wide-Temperature SDHC/microSDHC Cards - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

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Transcend has launched a new range of wide-temperature SDHC and microSDHC memory cards.

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TurnsPro - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

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The TurnsPro is a time lapse camera mount designed to create panning time lapse videos or movies with your phone, DSLR or action camera.

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Panasonic Launches Three Spring Promotions - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

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Panasonic UK has launched three promotions on its imaging products.

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Phase One iXU 180 - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

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Phase One Industrial have announced the Phase One iXU 180, which is billed as the world’s smallest 80 MP medium format aerial camera.

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DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras - Mon, 30 Mar 2015

In many users' pockets consumer-level digital compact cameras have been replaced by smartphones. The cameras of the latter don't usually have zoom lenses or xenon flashes but image sensor technology has been rapidly improving, making smartphones important photographic tools for many. We've made a listin no particular order our current favorite smartphone cameras for those who are looking to buy their first smartphone or upgrade their current device.Read more

Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang - Sat, 28 Mar 2015

'Whales made me do it' isn't exactly what we expected to hear when we asked DPR reader Raymond Pang how he got started in photography. Then again, he's not really your typical photographer. When he couldn't find an app to help him plan out shoots in advance, he learned iOS app development and created one. Take a look at some of his images and read more in our Q&A.See gallery

Lee Filters introduces updates to super-wide SW system to fit more lenses and reduce flare - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

A new version of the Lee Filters SW150 system holder has been introduced that allows compatibility with a broader range of extreme wide angle lenses, and which has been designed to reduce the impact of reflections from the rear surface of fitted filters. The Lee Filter SW150 Mark ll now allows the existing 150mm-wide filters that were developed for the original SW150 to be fitted to four lenses using model-specific adapter rings - with more on the way.Read more

Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design is modular in nature, allowing photographers to 'rebuild' it in different ways to meet differentneeds. This is achieved using a core Control Pod into which Lighting Arms are plugged, with each Lighting Arm being customizable in regards to color, beam angle, brightnessand diffusion.Read more

X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review - Fri, 27 Mar 2015

The X30 is the latest iteration of Fujifilm's line of premium compact cameras. Featuring a 12MP X-Trans sensor coupled with a 28-112mm equivalent fast zoom, the X30 is a capable camera, made more enjoyable compared to its predecessors by the addition of a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Our man in England, Damien Demolder has been shooting with one and shares his take.Read review

Manfrotto launches miniature Lumie LED lights - Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Accessories manufacturer Manfrotto has announced a new series of consumer LED lights that offer portable continuous output for stills and video photographers. The Lumie Art, Play and Muse lights are powered by a USB rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that is said to deliver over an hour’s worth of continuous lighting. While the Art and Play models come with a hotshoe adapter and a tripod mount, the Muse additionally has a ball and socket head that makes angling the light easy.Read more

Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience - Thu, 26 Mar 2015

The Samsung NX500 takes some of the best bits of the NX1, including the same 28MP APS-C format sensor and still imaging pipeline, and wraps them up in a smaller, less expensive body. We recently had the opportunity to shoot with an NX500 on the beautiful island of Hawaii. We've already published a couple of samples galleries, but click through to read about how we got onwith Samsung's newest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

Amazon launches unlimited cloud photo storage for $11.99 per year - Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Amazon has announced two new 'unlimited' storage plans as part of its Cloud Drive service. The Unlimited Photos plan costs $11.99 per year and an 'Unlimited Everything' plan allows users to store an infinite number of photos, videos, documents and music for $59.99 per year. Both services can be tried out for free for three months, starting now. Click through for more information

Reikan announces major update to FoCal AF tuning software - Wed, 25 Mar 2015

Reikan has announced a major update to its AF tuning software, FoCal. FoCal automates the process of calibrating your lens to your DSLR camera body, important - if not absolutely necessary - for critical focus when usingfast lenses that yield shallow depth-of-field. Version 2 introduces the ability to check your copy of a lens against other users' test results.Read more

Impossible launches B&W 2.0 quick-process instant film for 600 series cameras - Wed, 25 Mar 2015

Instant film manufacturer Impossible has launched what it calls a Generation 2.0 film called B&W 2.0. The company claims it's not only sharper and clearer than previous Impossible products, but also develops much quicker. The new film is the result of a new chemical formula for Impossible that has been developed by former Polaroid research chemist Stephen Herchen.Read more

University of Texas crowdfunding project will release macro images into public domain - Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The University of Texas has initiated a newcrowdfunding campaignthat, if successful, will result in macro photos of insects being released into the public domain. The funding for the project will be used to support the students learning to use the imaging system, to improve the photography hardware, and to help pay for the Web hosting.Read more

Retro, refined: Fujifilm X100T reviewed - Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The Fujifilm X100T offers seemingly small improvements onits predecessors, the cult classic X100 and X100S. Its 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and fixed 35mm equiv. f/2 lens are now accompaniedby an all electronic shutter mode with increased1/32000sec maximum speed, redesigned hybrid viewfinder and an upgraded 1.04m dot rear LCD. Find out how much of an impact these incremental updates make.Read review

Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available - Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Phase One has released its new Capture One Pro 8.2 software, and with the update comes a new Color Balance Tool making it easier to produce color graded images, as well as additional ways to find images and support for higher resolution displays, including 4K. In addition, support for a few newcameras and nearly a dozen lenses is in place. The update is available now for existing Capture One Pro users and new customers.Read more

Field test: Shooting Roller Derby with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II - Tue, 24 Mar 2015

James McDaniel is a self-taught photographer with a special interest in roller derby. He's also a Micro Four Thirds shooter, so when we were looking for someone to test out the E-M5 II in the real world with us, we immediately thought of James. Watch our latest video field test to see how how thecamera performed on game day, and don't miss an opportunity to see Barney on roller skates.See video

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 added to studio test scene comparison - Mon, 23 Mar 2015

It's not often that a smartphone being added to our studio test scene warrants a mention on our homepage, but it's not everyday we see the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1. It's a photo-centric mobile device with a 1-inch 20MP sensor and an F2.8 28mm equiv. lens, capable of 4K video and Raw image output. See how it performsin our studio scene.Read more