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Muskoka Ferns. July, 2006
Infrared modified Canon 20D with Canon 17-85mm EFS IS lens @ ISO 400

July 4, 2006

After 4 years without a change the design of this site is getting a little tired. So, for those of you who know how to create and design Style Sheets, here's a proposal...

Submit a redesign for this site in the form of a new CSS. The winning submission will receive a free Big Kahuna subscription to the Luminous Landscape Video Journal. This competition closes whenever I get a submission that I like. Send your submissions here.

If I really like your work I may even ask that you quote on a commercial assignment to redesign other of the site's pages and design elements.

Ps: I well realize that there's more needed that just a change to the CSS, but it'll serve as a first step once an acceptable design is put forward.


Within the next week or so I will be announcing my next workshop . A 12 day Photographic Expedition / Workshop aboard a Riverboat on the Amazon River. I will be joined on this trip by three remarkable instructors . a world famous naturalist, and two of the world's leading photographic instructors.

This is a heads-up announcement. Before details on the workshop are announced publicly they will be sent to those on my workshop waitlist. If you would like to add your name to this list (it will not be used for any other purpose), please drop me a line. Just put the word workshop in the title and the body of the email.

I will also be announcing at the same time the biggest contest that this site has ever offered. The prize will be a free passage on the Amazon Expedition Workshop . with a total value in excess of US $10,000.

How do you enter? Simple. Just subscribe to The Luminous Landscape Video Journal. Anyone placing a new subscription or renewal as of today will be included in the pool of possible winners. Existing subscribers will also be eligible to win. Single issue purchases are not included. More details on both the workshop and the contest will be coming soon, but if you subscribe now you'll be in the running.

July 2, 2006

Our regular columnist Alain Briot returns today with Part 2 of his new series - Being a Artist in Business. Part 3 will appear here soon.

June 30, 2006

Though only likely to end up in the hands of a small number of photographers, interest in the high end of the market . medium format backs . is always very keen. These devices define the state of the art in digital imaging.

Earlier this month I went on a shoot in the coastal mountains of British Columbia to test the Leaf Aptus 75 back, and to compare it with the Phase One P45. The results of that test drive are now online. The second installment, shooting with both backs on a Hasselblad H2 in Iceland in August, will appear here later in that month.

Alain Briot has several new workshops planned for next year. These are to be found, along with the workshops of some of my other colleagues, on this site's Workshop Page. Alain also has several new articles coming. The first of them will appear here next week.