24 July, 2014 - Hiking For Photographers - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 Want to be a better landscape photographs? 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 photographs? 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....
Nikon D810 Review - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Take Great Digital Pictures in 24 Hours: The Complete Digital Photography Course by David Fairman is a new title from Over The Rainbow Productions.
Akvis NatureArt 6.0 - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Akvis has released version 6.0 of its NatureArt software for Windows and Mac OS X.
Xara Designer Pro X10 - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Xara has announced a new release of Xara Designer Pro.
BosStrap Side Slide - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
BosStrap has just released a new product called the BosStrap Side Slide.
The Notion of Family - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
The Notion of Family by rising photographer and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier is a new title published by the Aperture Foundation.
Blackmagic Camera 1.8.2 - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Blackmagic Design has released version 1.8.2 of its Camera software, which adds 3 new Apple ProRes file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
Nikon D810 Sample Images - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
The Nikon D810 is a 36.3 megapixel full-frame DSLR with no optical low pass filter, an ISO range of 32-51,200, 1080/60p video recording, a 1299K-dot 3-inch LCD monitor and 5fps continuous shooting.
Booq Cobra Pack - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Booq today launched the latest addition to their elegant Cobra collection, the Cobra pack.
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 Job: International Entertainment Photo Editor London - Mon, 21 Jul 2014 Job: Regional Account Manager â International Team â Bridgeman London - Fri, 18 Jul 2014 Learn: The Photographerâs Guide to Instagram â from Photoshelter - Fri, 18 Jul 2014 Change of address notice: John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library - Fri, 18 Jul 2014
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
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↑ 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
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Photoshleter has released the latest in their series of photo industry guides: ‘The Photographerâs Guide to Instagram’ They say: …get tips to make the most of the platform to showcase your brand, build your audience, connect with photo editors, and … Continue reading
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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
Job: International Entertainment Photo Editor London - Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Job: Regional Account Manager â International Team â Bridgeman London - Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Learn: The Photographerâs Guide to Instagram â from Photoshelter - Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Change of address notice: John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library - Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Cactus Launches $55 Radio Trigger For Multiple TTL Flash Systems - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 Hong Kong-based manufacturer Cactus has launched a wireless flash trigger that it claims will work with any hotshoe or PC sync socket-equipped camera and can control the power output from Canon, Nikon and Pentax-compatible flash units all at the same time. According to the manufacturer, even photographers working with multiple flashguns designed for different TTL systems will be able to link them via the wireless trigger. Click through for more information.
Cactus Launches $55 Radio Trigger For Multiple TTL Flash Systems - Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Hong Kong-based manufacturer Cactus has launched a wireless flash trigger that it claims will work with any hotshoe or PC sync socket-equipped camera and can control the power output from Canon, Nikon and Pentax-compatible flash units all at the same time. According to the manufacturer, even photographers working with multiple flashguns designed for different TTL systems will be able to link them via the wireless trigger. Click through for more information.
Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap through end of 2015 - Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Fujifilm has updated the roadmap for its X-mount lenses up to the end of 2015. One extra lens has been added, while a second lens previously included has been formally named. The release order of three others has changed. The new models are the XF 90mm F2 R and XF 16mm F1.4 R, both of which are due by mid-2015. Read on to see the full roadmap and see the new release dates for the other upcoming lenses.
Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition - Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Ricoh has announced a new 'Prestige' version of its Pentax K-3 DSLR. This special edition camera, which 'commemorates the many awards bestowed upon the K-3' (including from this website), comes in a special gunmetal gray color. The Prestige edition includes a matching battery grip, two batteries, and an 'exclusive' battery strap. If you want your K-3 to stand out from the crowd you'd better hurry, as only 2,000 kits will be sold worldwide.
Real-world & studio samples added to Nikon D810 1st-Impressions Review - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Nikon's new D810 consolidates the older D800 and D800E into a single body with no AA filter on its 36MP CMOS sensor. A few days ago we received a final production sample Nikon D810 and we've been shooting with it intensely ever since. As well as putting it through our initial studio testing, we've also taken a quick look at the effectiveness of the new electronic first-curtain shutter and created a gallery of real-world sample images to show what the camera can do. Click through for links.
Sony expands image sensor production for mobile devices - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Reuters has reported that Sony is planning to invest 35 billion yen (approximately US$345 million) to expand its manufacturing capacity of smartphone and tablet image sensors. Sony says the investment will allow for a 13 percent increase in production to 68,000 wafers per month in 2015. Sony leads the market for smartphone imaging sensors, and supplies the sensors for Apple's iPhones and a large number of Android smartphones. Read more at connect.dpreview.com
Rumor: Sony might bring curved-sensor technology to smartphone - Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Sony could be working on a phablet targeted at enthusiast photographers, based around its new curved Exmor-RS IMX271SMK sensor unit and an F1.2 lens. According to a post on Chinese forum digi-wo.com the Xperia Z3X's Android L OS will be powered by a 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC that is clocked at 2.86 GHz and 4GB of RAM. The screen is rumored to measure 6.14 inches, offering a QHD resolution and will use OLED technology. Read more on connect.dpreview.com
Pentax firmware v1.10 for K-3 adds diffraction correction - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Pentax has released new firmware for its flagship K-3 DSLR, adding a new function - diffraction correction to the lens corrections menu. Firmware v1.10 also improves processing times when Digital Filters and Color Fringe Correction are applied, tweaks exposure bracketing in TAv mode, offers improved AWB performance and the usual 'improved stability for general performance'. Click through for more details and a download link.
Shiny object: Leica T Shooting Experience - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
It's not a surprise that Leica's first autofocus mirrorless system camera is a thing of beauty - nor that it's wildly expensive. The Leica T (Typ 701) uses a 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and its operation is almost entirely dependent on a couple of dials and a large touchscreen. It may be beautiful, but a camera can't get by on its looks alone. See how it fared in our field testing. Read more
Registration Now Open for PhotoPlus Expo 2014 - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Registration is now open for PhotoPlus Expo 2014, the annual photographic tradeshow that takes place in New York City, every autumn. This year's show runs from October 29 - November 1 2014 in the Javits Convention Center, and the theme of the event (aside from photography of course) is Halloween. Click through for more details.
Xiaomi unveils Mi 4 high-end phone with 8MP front camera - Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, today. With a metal frame and a distinctly iPhone-esque design the Mi 4 looks like a premium product and its specification sheet confirms this initial impression, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and 3GB RAM. Main camera specs appear standard for current-generation Android phones, with a 13MP rear camera but an unusually high-resolution 8MP at the front. Click through for more details.
Ready for its close-up: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review - Mon, 21 Jul 2014
If the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom was a game-changer, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 changed the game yet again when it was introduced last month. With its 1"-type 20.1MP CMOS sensor and 25-400mm equiv. F2.8-4.0 lens it's an ideal candidate for travel, offering a larger-than-average sensor and generous zoom range. With 4K video recording and a lower MSRP, it gave the already-impressive RX10 a run for the money. Read more
Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits - Sun, 20 Jul 2014
What makes a compact tripod a good traveling companion? We've collected 5 aluminum 'travel' tripod and head combinations that are compact, but are also comfortably tall and hold up a reasonable amount of gear. In this roundup we cover their features, functions and finish quality, and we put them to work in the studio and in the field. Read more
Archive from the worldâs oldest photographic society to go on show - Sat, 19 Jul 2014
London's Science Museum is to host a major exhibition of prints and artifacts from the collection of the Royal Photographic Society, including prints and experimental cameras made by William Fox Talbot in the 1820s. Masters of Light: Treasures from the Royal Photographic Society Collection will display over 200 items from the archives of a collection that was started in 1853, and it will be held on the site of one of the UK’s first ever photographic exhibitions. Take a look at some of the historic work that will be on display. See gallery
MIT photography course materials freely available online - Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is making materials from 12 of its photography-related courses available free online under a Creative Commons license. Selected reference materials, syllabus structure and lesson plan guidance is published and free to download via the institute’s Open Course Ware (OCW) program, to alllow motivated individuals to teach themselves. Click through for more details.
What The Duck #1465 - Fri, 18 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.