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The contents of this site were last updated on 10 July, 2014

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1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright.   
2. clear; readily intelligible
Welcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art and technique of photography.  You will find on these pages instructive feature articles, travel and technical discussions, product reviews and a very active Discussion Forum. 

Kimberley Video Now FREE

The LuLa Team  READ . . .

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 $1,000 USD off the registration fee.


Pentax 645Z First Impressions Review

By Michael Reichmann and Nick Devlin  READ . . .

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 on 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 our Pentax 645Z First Impressions Review


Panasonic FZ1000 Hands-On Review

By Michael Reichmann    READ...   

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 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.

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Kimberley Australia Video

By Kevin Raber   Video Available HERE, Workshop Information HERE

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 USD.

If you purchase the video and decide to be part of the 2015 Kimberley Adventure we will apply a credit of a $100 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 USD off the 2015 Kimberley Adventure Workshop Cruise next April if you register by midnight July 7th (Eastern US Time).


Acadia National Park - A Quick Guide To Photography

By QT Luong    READ . . . 

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.

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Landscape Aerial Photography Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By Stephen Wheatcraft   READ . . .

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. 


Sony A7s First Impressions Review

By Michael Reichmann    READ...   

What happens when you put a 12 Megapixel sensor inside the world's smallest full-frame 35mm camera body? You end up with Sony's new A7s camera. It offers incredible high ISO capability, and 4K video. This report, by Michael Reichmann, is one of the first reviews of a production-level A7s to appear anywhere in the world.


Symphony In Stone

By Nigel Turner  READ . . . 

Landscape photography is something that for many of soothes the soul.  It’s our passion.  Sometimes we like shooting the large sky vistas and sometimes it is the forrest and for others it is a shoreline.  Nigel Turner turns his camera to the stone.  In his essay Symphony In Stone, Nigel shares what it takes to get his beautiful images.


Sony RX100 III In Hand

By Michael Reichmann    READ...   

Sony has just started shipping its third-generation RX100, the Mark III. This pocket sized camera builds on the strengths of its two predecessors with a unique pop-up OLED EVF, a more articulated LCD screen, a faster and wider lens, and an enhanced video codec.

After two weeks of working with the RX100 MKIII my hands-on report is now available.


Leica 28/1.4 M Summilux ASPH 
Introduced As Part Of The Special "Leica M Edition 100" Set

By Sean Reid   READ . . .

It’s a crazy time in the camera industry.  Here we are in a Photokina year and major announcements are being made every week.  One has to wonder what the camera makers are holding back to show at Photokina.  Well, Leica a few days ago decided to make a special announcement to celebrate their “100 Years of Leica Photography” with the “Leica M Edition 100”.  Sean Reid a regular contributor on Luminous-Landscape gives us a peek at this “Limited Edition 100”.  Some might say when you read about this special kit, that Leica has lost its way, but so far that hasn’t been the case.  Sean’s take on the NEW 28mm 1.4 lens is of special interest.  What does he think?  Read on to find out.


Rockhopper Workshops Is Launched

By Kevin Raber   READ....

For the last few months we have been busy on a number of projects at Luminous-Landscape.  One of these was getting LuLa workshops up and running.  Luminous-Landscape pioneered the all inclusive workshop years ago and was one of the first workshops ever offered in Iceland. In January this year Kevin Raber joined the LuLa team and with his experience in running the PODAS Workshops for Phase One he has once again launched a top notch workshop series for Luminous-Landscape. Today Luminous-Landscape officially launches its workshop site Rockhopper Workshops.  Read about it HERE.


Palouse - A LuLa PODAS Workshop

By Kevin Raber  READ . . .

The Luminous Landscape announces The Palouse Photography Workshop.  In cooperation with Phase One, The Luminous Landscape will host a PODAS workshop in the beautiful area of Southeast Washington known as the Palouse.  This is an amazing region of rolling hills and rich soil.  The workshop will be held during the harvest and will provide unique images, as the primary crop – wheat, is harvested.  Sign-up today and receive a $150 LuLa Video Subscription as a bonus (expires April 10, 2014).  Each attendee will be provided with the latest Phase One camera system for the duration of the workshop.  This is your chance not only to photograph a beautiful part of the US, but also an opportunity to experience what medium format can do for your photography.  More information can be found HERE.


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