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I was going to take the entire day today to work on the Quiet Color book project, and I haven't even gotten to it yet. :-( Something's come up this morning, and it's always something. But a few minor blips:...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
Well, this one is certainly going to be the easiest one of these posts to write: 2013 saw the introduction of two of the best Micro 4/3 cameras to date. Olympus: Three cameras in particular are of interest from Olympus...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago

It wouldn't be the holiday season without a sale, now would it? So we're having a 25% Off Sale on everything in our online store.

The sale runs from right now through the end of New Year's Day. To obtain your 25% off on any purchase just enter

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in the Coupon Code box when you check-out.

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago
[Ed. Note: In the spirit of full disclosure, as ever (the principle being that I tell you where I stand and then you can decide for yourself if I'm biased), I have to admit to some feelings about Ricoh-Pentax. I...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
Time to take the pulse of the Commentariat. Thought experiment: Let's say you come downstairs on Christmas morning to find a festively-wrapped box under your Christmas tree. The card says it's for you. (If you are Jewish or a Rationalist...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
This week's column by Ctein I don't mean the package delivery service, although I always look forward to the appearance of the big brown boxy truck on my block. UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply, and if you're at all...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago

Given the advances in sensor technology over the past few years, is Full Frame really necessary? Up until recently I might have said "Maybe not...". The latest generation of smaller sensor cameras have gotten so good, and the appeal of smaller and lighter bodies and lenses is so great, that in many parts of the world DSLR sales are being trumped by Compact System Cameras.

But now with Sony's new A7 and A7r Full Frame cameras, which are actually smaller than some MFT models, which way are things going to go? Find out more.


New Travel Video Online for Subscribers

Video Subscribers will find that there is a new travel video online as of today. It is titled The Palouse: A Washington State Photo Trip. You'll find it in your Video Library of your device, or it can be viewed online in your browser. The video is also available for purchase and may be streamed or downloaded. Check under Subject / Travel & Locations.

 


You can win an all-expenses paid photographic expedition to Antarctica, along with air fare from anywhere in the world. The value of this prize is $15,000.

The Luminous Landscape wants you to try any of our more than 60 training or travel videos and our new free video player. Each purchase is an entry, and an annual subscription that includes all previous as well as new videos counts as six entries. The winner of a free lifetime subscription is also chosen from each month's entries.

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago
Reviewed by Carl Weese [This is the fourth and final installment of Carl's notes about the Panasonic GX7 . Part I is here, Part II is here, and Part III is here.] First, a few less favorable points. I think...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
Genesis, by Sebastião Salgado (trade edition), Taschen, 2013 • From Amazon U.S. • Amazon U.K. lists it for three different prices and we can't figure out why, so best go suss it out for yourself.... • From The Book Depository...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
...Will love this. Made me laugh. Mike (Thanks to Leslie Ashe) Original contents copyright 2013 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
By Brett Weston Great news—as a holiday present, and to kick off the brand-spanking-new Lodima Press home page, our friends Michael and Paula (you remember their print sale here last January) are offering for TOP readers a BIG discount on...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
From last Tuesday's Wall Street Journal. Duly noted. Mike (Thanks to Jeffrey Goggin) Original contents copyright 2013 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
Just a gratis plug for my favorite strap. Regardless of all the options available, I use the RF strap on cameras of any weight. It constitutes ironclad proof that you never need to spend more than $27 on a camera...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
The coolest kid in the fifth grade at Bayside School was Murphy Singer, who for some unknown reason decided that he wanted to be my friend. Murphy moved around school with a retinue. I am not exaggerating—wherever he went there...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago

It has been a cold week in the US.  Here in Indianapolis it got down to 5 degree (F) a day ago.  For you Celsius people that is -15.  We have published a lot of Antarctica images and ice and it is all too much a reminder of winter.  So, today we switch gears and give you a glimpse of warmer times to come.  Frank Sauer shares his article on Garden Variety.  This is an essay on photographing in your own backyard.  However it is a lot more.  It reminds us that we can find a lot of things to photograph near our homes without having to travel great distances.  Take your camera off the shelf and get out and find something close by that you have seen many times and try to see it differently.  Take some images and if you are bold enough share them on the forum.  

There was great response to Adam Woodworth’s recent article on Landscape Astrophotography.  Adam has made a 30 minute video illustrating how he works the image to come up with the final image.  It’s a great Photoshop tutorial on blending and layers.  Check it out HERE.

My good friend and fellow workshop leader Josh Holko from Australia recently completed a beautiful video about the Arctic.  There is some excellent photography in the video and it is well done.  Enjoy Arctic Expedition

Speaking of Arctic Expeditions, stay tuned this week as LuLa launches 2 back to back Arctic trips this July.  These will be most unique so look for our announcement very soon.


You can win an all-expenses paid photographic expedition to Antarctica, along with air fare from anywhere in the world. The value of this prize is $15,000.

The Luminous Landscape wants you to try any of our more than 60 training or travel videos and our new free video player. Each purchase is an entry, and an annual subscription that includes all previous as well as new videos counts as six entries. The winner of a free lifetime subscription is also chosen from each month's entries.

FIND OUT MORE

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago
Fuji: Fuji had two major refreshes of two major camera models in 2013, the X100s and the X-E2, both of which are particularly successful and desirable cameras. Either one would have to be among the top contenders for anyone looking...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
It's that time of year again. Starting on Sunday I'm going to be doing a few posts about 2013's best cameras. Because, yes, it's fun. Before we start, anybody got any nominations? It should be something that was "appreciably new"...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago
Written by Jim Hughes For years, every Christmas season after David Vestal moved from New York City to the Connecticut countryside, my wife and I would receive a small envelope postmarked Bethlehem, CT. Inside, neatly wrapped in archival tissue, would...
The Online Photographer, 4 months ago

The new Sony A7r has, arguably, the finest 35mm format sensor ever made. Leica's M lenses are, again arguably, the best 35mm format lenses ever made.

What happens with they mate? Indeed – what could go wrong?

Find out in our latest review.

 

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago

Some camera makers are content to put new chrome and tail fins on last year's model. Not Sony. They believe in pushing the envelope, and with the just shipping RX-10 they have created a new camera that blends characteristics of several previous categories and models, yet which manages to forge new territory. But how successful have they really been with the RX10 and can it justify its price?

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago

The LuLa team has been quite busy on a number of fronts.  Michael as you have seen in our recent video has made his annual trek to Mexico with Chris.  Seems though that Mexico has lost their internet somewhere. Based on headlines they have been loosing a number of things lately. So, Michael and Chris have very spotty internet and hopefully will be back on line 100% very soon.

It's always good to switch gears and today our regular contributor Alain Briot has done just that.  We share his essay The Fine Art Photography Business.

Update: Chris and I are now back online. Telmex has to be the world's worst Internet service. It's up and down like a Yo-Yo. Yesterday we had connection, but the country's DNS servers were down. Go figure.

 

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago

Kevin Raber, LuLa's publisher returned just a week ago from a trip to Antarctica.  This was his 4th trip to the bottom of the planet.  Kevin shares his adventure in the form of a daily log as well as a collection of photos.  There are links in the article to a more extensive gallery of images as well as links to the 2015 LuLa Antarctica trip.  Antarctica is an amazing place and if you can be sure it is on your bucket list. In the meantime enjoy Kevin's trip and images.  Read . . . Antarctica November 2013 

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago

We are pleased to announce the November semi-finalist in our Win An Antarctic Expedition Contest. It is Charles Kurtzman of Fort Worth, Texas. Congratulations Charles. You've won a free lifetime subscription to our videos as well as becoming one of the semi-finalists in our Antarctic Expedition contest.

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Luminous Landscape, 4 months ago

Chris Sanderson, Michael Reichmann and Lula (Michael's dog) drove last week from Toronto, Canada to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a distance of 4,000 kilometers. We covered it in 40 hours, spread over four and half days of driving. We also filmed the entire trip with a dash-cam.

Since no one in their right mind would watch a forty hour video, we compressed it down to less than one hour. You can find it online here, if you're crazy enough to watch it.

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Luminous Landscape, 5 months ago

One of the benefits of leading workshops to various worldwide locations is you get a chance to meet exceptional people and photographers.  Miles Flint and I met in the fall of 2009 and over the last few years I have had the opportunity to see Miles at several PODAS workshops.  I had the chance to sit down with Miles on the Kimberley, Australia PODAS workshop and talk about his photographic growth over the years and to take a peek at his gear bag.  Luminous-Landscape will be doing more interviews and articles like this in the future.  Article and Video . . .

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Luminous Landscape, 5 months ago
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