Forum Login

What's New Archives          Jan 01, 2014 - Jul 01, 2014

Return to the What's New archives page.
Go to the current What's New page.


1 January, 2014 - December Antarctica Expedition Contest Winner

The December winner in our 2015 Antarctica Expedition Contest is Edwin Leong of Burnaby, BC. Congratulations Edwin.

Edwin 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. Find out more.

 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 through the end of New Year's Day – today!!
To obtain your 25% off on any purchase just enter...

HappyNewYear-25pc 

...in the Coupon Code box when you check-out.

 




2 January, 2014 - NEW Svalbard Workshop, Street Photography And Italian Law

Happy New Year from the Luminous-Landscape team. Thank you for visiting and supporting us. We wish you the best for the New Year.

We are predicting another great year for photography. This is a Photokina year and this usually means it will be a year of new and interesting innovations and developments in cameras, lenses, software and printers. We’ll make sure we keep you up to date on the latest news of some of the more interesting products as they come along. Here at LuLa we have a lot of projects in the works. We are leaving for our 2014 Antarctica workshop in just three short weeks. We also are launching today a NEW workshop for this July in the northern polar regions (see below for more details). Look for other workshop announcements in the coming weeks. And, for you video subscribers we have some ambitious projects in that area too with what we feel will be some great informative and instructional videos. By the way we still have a few berths available for the second 2015 Antractica workshop.

This past summer I was able to travel for the first time to the Arctic Circle on a photographic workshop offered by some friends of mine. After having been to Antarctica on numerous occasions I was not sure the Arctic could match up. Well, I was wrong and the trip was one of the best I have been on. The landscapes were amazing and the Polar Bear encounters were incredible. Luminous-Landscape is happy to announce two Svalbard Workshops this July. This is a small boat trip with 11 participants per trip.  Check it out HERE…

I stumbled upon a fun website and thought I’d share it with you. This site is known as Sightsmap and shows a world map of where the most Panoramio images were taken. You’ll understand more when you visit the site. What’s fun is to zoom into street level in a city like New York.  Based on the map it looks like Europe has embraced Panoramio more than other areas of the world.

We kick off the New Year with a short article and link to a blog by Andrea Monti. Andrea’s story Street Photography And Italian Law . . . deals with the legal aspects of photographing people and things in public. Practical information for all of us.

 
 



6 January, 2014 - Last Minute Antarctic Berth Available

Due to a sudden illness one of the people attending our Antarctic Photographic Expedition which begins later this month has had to drop out. 

If you are able to join this exciting trip on short notice please email Kevin Raber right away for further information on what to do.

UPDATE – 7 Jan: This berth has now been sold.

BUT...

If a shooting trip to Antarctica later this month is a bit soon for your schedule, we still have a few places left in our Jan 31 to Feb 9, 2015 Antarctic Expedition.




8 January, 2014 - Death Valley Sunset

Have you ever come home from a landscape shoot, especially a sunrise or sunset and found the images on your computer after importing don’t look exactly like you remember seeing them?  Today Kevin Raber shows how he worked Death Valley Sunset.

Check out the NEW July 2014 Svalbard workshop to visit The Land Of The Polar Bear.  Hope you can join us on this one.

 




12 January, 2014 - Hasselblad H5D-60 Review

It's been quite a while since I reviewed a Hasselblad system. But, I have now been working with a Hasselblad H5D-60 for the past five weeks. In many ways it's been like revisiting an old friend, and I've greatly enjoyed the process. My review of the H5D-60 is now online. 

UPDATE:
Hasselblad has just announced a new camera.
Read about it and weep.


For the past several days Kevin Raber, Lars Svanstrom and I have been exploring and photographing within the mountains of central Mexico. It's been a remarkable experience, visiting hidden valleys and obscure villages that are rarely seen by Gringos.

Special thanks is owed to Lars, whose knowledge on Mexico spans some 40 years of photographing here, along with his excellent Spanish. He helped us find locations seldom seen by visitors.

One of the images from that shoot is now on the Home Page. I'll have a small portfolio of images from this trip here some time next week.


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 




15 January, 2014 - Bower Cine Lenses

 Whether you're shooting with a DSLR, Compact System Camera (CSC) or large sensor interchangeable lens video camera, you probably have discovered two things about lenses. Those that are designed for still cameras are far from ideal when used for cine work, and lenses designed for cine work are very expensive. Explore the alternatives in this article. Read . . .


Explore The Land Of Polar Bear - Luminous-Landscape’s Svalbard Workshops this July


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 




16 January, 2014 - The Rangefinder - A New Video

 

The Rangefinder
'Truths', 'Mystique' & Practice with the Leica M240

We have just published our newest video titled "The Rangefinder: Truth, Mystique & Practice - Leica M240"

In Our Store, do a search for 'Rangefinder'. For those wishing to purchase it individually, the price is $12.50. It is without extra charge for our annual subscribers, and should appear in customers' subscriptions within 24 hours (01/17/2014)

The video is made up of a three segment discussion on Rangefinders between Michael Reichmann, Sean Reid of reidreviews.com, and Mark Dubovoy. It was shot on location in Ithaca, N.Y. in the Spring of 2013.

At an hour and twenty minutes, this wide-ranging discussion looks in detail at the Leica M240, the Fuji X-Pro1, focussing techniques, Window Viewfinders and Electronic Viewfinders, a comparison to DSLRs, the use of R lenses on an M Leica, the suitability of Rangefinders for new photographers, the cost of Leica and others, a recent history of Rangefinders since the advent of SLRs, Rangefinders use for 'quiet' or 'stealth' photography, a look at what's new in the M240 over the M9, the shortcomings of the M240 - in the varied opinions of the three participants, Leica lenses, their 'mystique' and finally, the use of Leica M mount lenses on other cameras.


Sean Reid of reidreviews.com, a widely recognized writer about rangefinder and window finder cameras, was a participant in our new video. You should know that Sean has just published a review of the Sony A7R and will be publishing follow-up articles that look carefully at side by tests of the A7R and M-240 with various rangefinder lenses. Reidreviews is a subscription site.


OLYMPUS FOCUSING MODES UPDATE

There is now an updated update on how to properly set focusing modes on the Olympus OM-D E-M1. This information is courtesy of Olympus.

 




19 January, 2014 - Hard Skills and Soft Skills

 

Alain Briot, longtime contributor to Luminous-Landscape changes direction a bit in his essay Hard Skills and Soft Skills. This will be a new series of his essays. Hard skills are factual, technical and quantifiable. Soft skills on the other hand are subjective, artistic and difficult to quantify. Read on to see how these skills are part of the photographic creative process.


We have just published our newest video titled "The Rangefinder: Truth, Mystique & Practice - Leica M240"

In Our Store, do a search for 'Rangefinder'. For those wishing to purchase it individually, the price is $12.50. It is without extra charge for our annual subscribers.


Explore The Land Of Polar Bear - Luminous-Landscape’s Svalbard Workshops this July.  This is a small group workshop and a truly special chance to photograph the Arctic wildlife, especially Polar Bears.


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

 



25 January, 2014 - Phase One IQ250 - First Report and Video Interview

Phase One announced today their new IQ250, 50 Megapixel medium format back, which uses a CMOS sensor for the first time in a medium format. This sensor is made by Sony, the first time that a Sony sensor appears in an MF product.

Part One of our on-going analysis of the IQ250 features online a video interview with Phase One executives, a video on how the back’s Live View works, and sample ISO 6400 images, as well as our initial impressions of the back. The article contains price and delivery information, which incidentally begins this coming week.

Kevin and Michael are leaving today (Jan 24) for two weeks in Chile and Antarctica, and will be testing the IQ250 on this expedition. Part 2, full report and video coverage will follow.


And speaking of Antarctica –
we have a few spaces left on our January 31 through February 9, 2015 Antarctic workshop.




3 February, 2014 - Back From Antarctica

We are back in Chile after a very successful and incredible adventure to Antarctica.  The Luminous-Landscape team of Michael, Kevin and Chris as well William Neil lead a group of 63 photographers on a non-stop adventure.  We had the most incredible weather making every day perfect for photography.  We couldn’t have asked for a better group of participants and the Antarctica XXI Expedition team was absolutely the best.  We are now working our way back north and to home over the coming days. Once we get our feet on the ground we will have a lot more about this trip as well as a lot of other news. There are only a few berths left for the second Antarctica Trip in 2015.  After experiencing this this trip I would highly recommend that you sign up now as we are sure once we start publishing images and the trip log that these remaining spots will go fast.




5 February, 2014 - Michael's Antarctica

Initial thoughts and images from Michael's LuLa workshop and expedition to Antarctica in January / February 2014. This will be followed up by a more complete article by Kevin within the next week or so.




7 February, 2014 - The Phase One IQ250 CMOS Fully Realized

 

The NEW Phase One IQ250 has received a lot of press in the last few weeks.  We had a chance to work with this new back as well as share it with a number of participants on our recent Antarctica workshop. Look for an article on how it performed soon. Today, Doug Peterson of Digital Transitions shares a behind the scene look at what it took for Phase One to bring this new CMOS chip back to market. Read Doug’s article – The Phase One IQ250 CMOS Fully Realized.


January Antarctic Expedition Finalist Announced

We're a bit late in announcing it, due to our travels, but the January finalist in our 2015 Antarctic Expedition contest is Michele Sons of Roanoke VA. Congratulations Michele!

Will you be our February finalist, eligable to win our $15,000 value expedition along with a free lifetime subscription to our videos? Find out more.




10 February. 2014 - Photographing The Arctic

 

This July Peter Cox, Kevin Raber along with Morten Jørgensen will lead two small ship tours to the Arctic region around Svalbard, Norway. This is a very unique workshop as it is a small ship trip with 11 participants on each trip. This area is known as Land Of The Polar Bear. We will be photographing landscapes, wildlife and polar bears. Ten years ago Iceland was hardly a blip on the radar for photographers. That was until Luminous-landscape did some workshops there. We feel that Svalbard is the new Iceland. This is your chance to be one of the first to explore this region and come back with some amazing images. The small ship we will use is ideally suited to photograph polar bears in this region since it has a main deck close to the waterline. To get a better idea of what you can expect from a trip like this, read Peter Cox’s article Photographing In The Arctic - Svalbard 2013. This is a trip log from a trip we did this past August. And, when you are ready to sign up for this year’s trip you can find out more information HERE.

Are you planning on attending this year's WPPI Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas March 3-5? If so drop us an email. Kevin and Chris will be there reporting on the show and it would be great to meet some where and say hi.




13 February, 2014 - Fuji X100s Review

 

There is one camera company that is really getting noticed these days, and that is Fuji. They seem unstoppable as they continually are releasing new cameras and lens at a very fast pace. They stand apart with their APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor. It all started with the X100 and since that introduction Fuji has followed with numerous other X branded cameras. Not forgetting where their roots are they released the next generation X100s a few months ago. This little camera has a huge following and if there is a camera that has done retro right it is the X100s. Alain Briot a regular contributor here on Luminous-Landscape switches gears from his regular essays and does a Camera Review Of The X100s.

We are very excited about the new Fuji X-T1 camera recently announced. In addition Fuji has made a number of new lens announcements. We are eager to try out the new 10-24mm zoom. This lens combined with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm zoom will make a formidable kit. We will be posting articles and information on all this in the near future.

Are you planning on attending this year's WPPI Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas March 3-5? If so drop us an email. Kevin and Chris will be there reporting on the show and it would be great to meet some where and say hi.




16 February, 2014 - Panasonic GM1 Field Report

The new Panasonic GM1 is a tour-de-force of miniaturization. It takes most of the capabilities of the GX7 and squeezes them into a body smaller than just about any interchangeable lens camera ever made. But, is this a "good thing"? Find out in Michael's hands-on report from Antarctica and Chile.


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




18 February, 2014 - Fuji X-T1 Field Report

Possibly the most innovative camera maker today is Fujifilm. From unique sensor designs, to unique viewing systems, Fuji is constantly exploring new ways to help photographers capture images. Now, with the soon-to-be-released Fuji X-T1 the evolving X system has reached a maturity of sorts. Our contributing editor, Nick Devlin, recently traveled to the US Southwest and Canadian Midwest with an X-T1, and gives the net's first field report on this exciting new camera.


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





22 February, 2014 - Kitchen Stories and Other Realities

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with and shooting with some amazing photographers.  Photography to many of us photographers is like a good game of golf.  We can get out there with our friends shoot images, talk about what a great shot it was and feel bad when we just can’t seem to get the shot.  I find it a lot more staisfying and less frustrating than chasing a ball around and trying to whack it with a stick.  Well, Jackie Ranken takes the game of photography to a new level.  I have had the pleasure of working with Jackie on a number of workshops and discovered as a result a whole new way of seeing.  She is one of the most creative landscape photographers that I have ever met and she has certainly gotten the attention of her fellow Australian and New Zealand photographers when she started entering landscape images into major competitions with flying toasters in them.  

I was shooting with Jackie two years ago and while we were out she found about ten feet of twine.  The rest of the day she took this twine and interjected it into the shots she was making.  She was wrapping bushes with it, dangling it from trees and laying it out on the ground.  I found it totally refreshing to see this.  Later during this trip a number of friends shooting with me stopped at an overlook to shoot a landscape vista and the bottom of the overlook hill was a bunch of old refrigerators, stoves and metal junk. One person in our group couldn’t help themselves and said “I see Jackie was already here”.  

We hope you enjoy Jackie’s article Kitchen Stories” and Other Realities. Luminous-Landscape will be working with Jackie in New Zealand this December and our Antarctica Workshops in January. If you can join us for these workshops you’ll get a chance to see Jackie in action. 

                                                                                                Kevin Raber, Publisher


 Are you planning on attending this year's WPPI Trade Show and Convention in Las Vegas March 3-5? If so drop us an email. Kevin and Chris will be there reporting on the show and it would be great to meet some where and say hi.


Don't forget to check out the Luminous-Landscape "Land Of The Polar Bear" workshops this July




25 February, 2013 - Nobody Knows Anything

A common phrase in the motion picture industry is “Nobody knows anything......", meaning that what it takes to produce a hit movie is not always obvious. The same is true in the camera business when it comes to releasing new cameras. A new article by Michael Reichmann explores who does and who doesn't get it.


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




28 February, 2013 - Antarctica - A Most Amazing Adventure

Just a little over a month ago the Luminous-Landscape team of Michael Reichmann, Chris Sanderson and Kevin Raber along with William Neill lead a group of 61 photographers to an amazing adventure to Antarctica.  This trip was different than previous trips as the group flew over the Drake Passage.  A savings of close to 5 days at sea was saved by a two hour flight.  You had to be there to experience how wonderful this trip was.  The weather was excellent the group was fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for a better expedition team to lead us on this trip.  Enjoy the next best thing to being there and read Kevin’s trip log and photographs Antarctica 2014 - A Most Amazing Trip.  Plus we have embedded a video of the trip in the article.  Maybe, you’ll want to join our 2015 Antarctica Adventure.  Only a few berths are left on the second trip.


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

 



4 March, 2014 - Fuji X-T1 Further Thoughts

 

The FujiFilm X-T1 is a handsome mirrorless camera in a small DSLR-like body. It offers a complete array of manual controls. But, this retro-style approach does not always work for my type of photography due to a couple of failings that limit the camera's usability. Read Michael Reichmann's Further Thoughts on the X-T1.


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




8 March, 2014 - Phase One's Future

On February 18, 2014 Silverfleet Capital announced their plans to invest in Phase One.  As happens in the photography industry this announcement sent the rumor mills into high gear.  Loyal Phase One customers were worried that Phase One may be following the path of its competitor which is now run by a VC firm.  Talk of changes and layoffs also were making the rounds.  So, we felt what better way to get the right story than to go to the source.  Kevin Raber caught up with Henrik Håkonsson CEO of Phase One, in Las Vegas last week at the WPPI show and had a chat with him on what this new investor means for Phase One.


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




12 March, 2014 - How Photographs Are Sold

Alain Briot a Luminous-Landscape regular contributor offers a new essay today How Photographs Are Sold: Stories and Examples Of How Fine Art Photographers Sell Their Work.  This article serves as an introduction to his new book that consists of stories told by Alain and by seven guest photographers. The stories come from Alain’s experience selling his photographs for twenty years. Alain’s books as well as his knowledge on fine art photography make this a must have addition to your library. 


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

 




14 March, 2014 - Why The Industry is in The Dumper


Date Courtesy CIPA
Graphic Courtesy Lensvid

A funny thing happened on the way to the future – the entire camera industry got blindsided. Camera and lens sales suck, have sucked for a while, and likely will continue to suck for some time to come. The question is – why?


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




18 March, 2014 - WPPI Trade Show Report

 

There have been a lot of announcements by manufacturers in the last few months and a few more are to come soon.  The Luminous-Landscape's team of Kevin and Chris recently headed to Las Vegas to visit the Trade Show at the WPPI Convention.  They visited a number of manufacturers’ booths and caught up on some of the latest information.  Their report with video interviews of the Trade Show at WPPI is now available.


On Monday March 18th,  X-rite released ColorTRUE a new app that calibrates your portable devices.  It’s very easy to use and is a glimpse into how all our devices will be calibrated to showing the same image accurately no matter what device.  We’ll be reporting more on this app and its uses in the near future.


Sean Reid of Reidreviews has just published his in-depth review of the Fuji X-T1. As always, Sean provides a very photographer-oriented perspective, and pulls no punches. Reidreviews is subscription site, and well worth your attention.

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




20 March, 2014 - Two New Books by Michael Reichmann

I'm excited to announce today two new books of my photography to be published over the next few months. The first is a new 72 page soft-cover Monograph titled "Mexico: The Light and The Warmth" published by LensWork. The second is titled "Michael Reichmann – a 20 Year Photography Retrospective". Designed by Arturo Chapa, one of the world's top book designers, this large format, cloth bound, hard-cover book will have 400 pages, containing 380 images. It will be available in two editions; a signed limited-edition in a clam-shell style slip-case, and also in an open edition without slip-case.

I am also making an initial announcement today of The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, a not-for-profit entity which will provide scholarships, grants and awards to photographers world-wide. 




24 March, 2014 - Uinta 30L Camera Backpack Review

 

If there is one thing worse than gear addiction it is camera bag addiction.  I know vey few photographers who do not suffer from this particular affliction.  Today Nick Devlin shares his views of the NEW Uinta 30L Camera Backpack from Guru Gear.  Nick as usual covers all aspects of this bag while actually using it.

Looking for the ultimate summer photography vacation.  We still have a few berths lefts on our Svalbard - Land Of The Polar Bears workshops this July.  This is a small boat cruise into the ice pack to photograph Polar Bears as well as numerous excursions around Svalbard for other wildlife photography and landscapes. This will be an unforgettable trip with a maximum of only 11 particpants.

 




26 March, 2014 - Palouse Photography Workshop

Luminous-Landscape announces The Palouse Photography Workshop.  In cooperation with Phase One, 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-uo today and receive a LuLa Video Subscription as a bonus (expires April 10, 2014).  Each attendee will be provided 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 photography can do for your photography.  More information can be found HERE.

Looking for the ultimate summer photography vacation.  We still have a few berths lefts on our Svalbard - Land Of The Polar Bears workshops this July.  This is a small boat cruise into the ice pack to photograph Polar Bears as well as numerous excursions around Svalbard for other wildlife photography and landscapes. This will be an unforgettable trip with a maximum of only 11 particpants.




28 March, 2014 - A Redux Critique Of Contemporary Camera Design

Luminous-Landscape has spent a lot of time lately looking at the camera industry and camera design.  While we were doing this Richard Sexton, well known fine art photographer shared with us an article he wrote - A Redux Critique Of Contemporary Camera Design.  Richard’s article goes quite in depth regarding his opinions of cameras and lenses today.  It’s a follow up article to the one he wrote in May, 2012.  

William Neill well know photographer and author for Outdoor Photographer has just posted an article Antarctica Dreams on the Outdoor Photographer web site.  William was an instructor on our recent trip to Antarctica.  He shares his experience of this trip in the article.

Luminous-Landscape announces The Palouse Photography Workshop.  In cooperation with Phase One, 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-uo today and receive a LuLa Video Subscription as a bonus (expires April 10, 2014).  Each attendee will be provided 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 photography can do for your photography.  More information can be found HERE.

Looking for the ultimate summer photography vacation.  We still have a few berths lefts on our Svalbard - Land Of The Polar Bears workshops this July.  This is a small boat cruise into the ice pack to photograph Polar Bears as well as numerous excursions around Svalbard for other wildlife photography and landscapes. This will be an unforgettable trip with a maximum of only 11 participants.




1 April, 2014 - Announcing A Unique Swedish Troll Workshop

Iceland, Antarctica, the Amazon, not to mention the National Parks in the U.S. and Canada are old hat. Everyone has been there, done that.

With this in mind, in cooperation with Swedish / Mexican photographer Lars Svenstrom we are expanding our workshop activities in 2015 to include Sweden. We will explore the deep woods on the slopes of the southern Scandia Mountains where bears, moose, wolves, wolverine and lynx roam. 

And if we are really fortunate, we hope to encounter and photograph the highly elusive target of this adventure – trolls.


Just a quick note to our friends, to say that Lula, Chris and I have arrived safely back in Toronto after 5 days on the road driving back from Mexico. Blue skies all the way. Spring is springing.


March's Winner – Charley Nadin, Bunbury, Australia

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




4 April, 2014 - It's All a Blur

This new article is about creating impressionistic images of subjects in motion. But before proceeding, a word of caution. These images were taken at a bull fight in Mexico. I am not a big fan of bull fighting, indeed I find them mostly unpleasant to watch. But, I accept that in some countries they are an established part of the culture and history. All of the images on this page are done in an impressionistic manner and deliberately none are gory. I have mainly focused on the horsemanship in this collection. If you are offended by the very thought of bull flighting, please do not go to this page, and also, whatever you do, don't write to me with your complaints about it. 

 




7 April, 2014 - Isle Of Skye - Scotland Workshop

 

There are many special places on this planet and one of the most special for photographers is Isle Of Skye in Scotland.  Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to this amazing landscape.  It gets even better as this is being held with the cooperation of Phase One as a PODAS workshop and each participant will receive a Phase One camera system to use for the duration of the workshop. 

There aren’t too many better places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as Isle Of Skye.  There isn’t a better camera system to do that with than the Phase One camera and digital back.  Spaces will go fast for this workshop.  Your workshop fee provides you with an all expenses paid worry free trip. All you need to do is get to the Inverness airport.  Learn more about this amazing week of photography HERE.

If you can’t make this workshop check out our other workshops.  We have an amazing small ship cruise in July to The Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only select berths left for this trip so please inquire.   And our August Palouse Harvest workshop is filling fast. There are still a few berths left for our second Antarctica Workshop next January. 

Mark your calendars for December of this year in New Zealand, details coming soon and a most amazing adventure next April aboard the True North sailing the Kimberley region of Western Australia.




10 April 2014 - A Trillion Trillion Terabytes

Eric Meola a regular contributor and well known photographer from New York shares his thoughts on the journey we have all been on.  Eric shares his evolution with computers from 1989 until present in A Trillion Trillion Terabytes.  It’s an interesting perspective on a path we have all traveled.  It will make you wonder what things will be like in ten years.


There aren’t too many places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as Isle Of Skye. Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to this amazing landscape.  It gets even better as this is being held with the cooperation of Phase One as a PODAS workshop and each participant will receive a Phase One camera system to use for the duration of the workshop.  There isn’t a better camera system to do the Islel Of Skye Landscape with than the Phase One camera and digital back.  Spaces will go fast for this workshop.  Your workshop fee provides you with an all expenses paid worry free trip. All you need to do is get to the Inverness airport.  Learn more about this amazing week of photography HERE.

If you can’t make this workshop check out our other workshops.  We have an amazing small ship cruise in July to The Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only select berths left for this trip so please inquire.   And our August Palouse Harvest workshop is filling fast. There are still a few berths left for our second Antarctica Workshop next January. 

Mark your calendars for December of this year in New Zealand, details coming soon and a most amazing adventure next April aboard the True North sailing the Kimberley region of Western Australia.




15 April, 2014 - Photography And The Death Of Reality

 

Rick Sammon seems to be everywhere these days.  He is a well known photographer that works hard and shares his experiences and knowledge generously.  His first article with Luminous-Landscape - Photography and The Death of Reality is meant to get you thinking about your photography and just how far you take your images in your own artistic quest of reality.
 


 

There aren’t too many places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as Isle Of Skye. Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to this amazing landscape.  It gets even better as this is being held with the cooperation of Phase One as a PODAS workshop and each participant will receive a Phase One camera system to use for the duration of the workshop.  There isn’t a better camera system to do the Islel Of Skye Landscape with than the Phase One camera and digital back.  Spaces will go fast for this workshop.  Your workshop fee provides you with an all expenses paid worry free trip. All you need to do is get to the Inverness airport.  Learn more about this amazing week of photography HERE.

If you can’t make this workshop check out our other workshops.  We have an amazing small ship cruise in July to The Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only select berths left for this trip so please inquire.   And our August Palouse Harvest workshop is filling fast. There are still a few berths left for our second Antarctica Workshop next January. 

Mark your calendars for December of this year in New Zealand, details coming soon and a most amazing adventure next April aboard the True North sailing the Kimberley region of Western Australia.




18 April, 2014 - Why Photography Projects Are Important

 

 

 

When leading workshops I have a topic I like to cover called “Now That You Got It What Do You Do With It”.  This refers to coming home from a workshops with a lot of good images and not really doing anything in particular with them.  On a workshop recently to Tuscany with Art Wolfe he and I were talking and he said you should have a topic or something you concentrate on while shooting and he referred to it as a project.  On that trip I focused on door knockers and the hanging laundry of Sienna.   Today we have come full circle and Alain Briot as part of his continuing series of essays focuses on the topic of projects. Alain’s Why Photography Projects Are Important is a great read and will be a benefit when going out on your next shoot.  I am now going to go back through some of my past work and look for a theme to develop as a few new projects.


 




21 April, 2014 - Panasonic GH4 Review

The Panasonic GH4 is a new micro four thirds system camera that is fully competitive in terms of features, functionality and image quality with anything currently on the market. It leaves little undelivered for stills work. If a 16MP image size is adequate for your shooting (and it is for mine), then you'll likely find the GH4 a very practical and enjoyable stills camera.

When it comes to video, the GH4 is in a class of its own. There is nothing currently on the market, or even announced from any manufacturer, that can trump the GH4 when it comes to video in a DSLR / CSC form factor. This is the only camera of its type that can shoot 4K to an internal card, and which also features variable frame rates in HD mode. 

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




23 April, 2014 - Olympus OM-D EM1 and Fuji XT-1 Video Review

 

Mirrorless cameras are getting a lot of attention these days.  The new Fuji XT-1 and Olympus OM-D EM1 have redefined this format.  Both Kevin Raber and Michael Reichmann have adopted this format for much of their shooting.  We plan to do some more articles going over this format and using it on an everyday basis.  There will be some future articles on this soon.  In the meantime Luminous-Landscape made a video review on using both the Olympus and Fuji.

In a two-part video review, Kevin Raber (Luminous Landscape's Publisher) takes a close look at the Olympus OM-D EM1 and the Fuji XT-1. These two mirrorless 16 megapixel cameras each offer very high image quality but differ radically in their design approach, features and intended user.

In Part One, Kevin details the features and functions of each camera.

In Part Two, the video follows Kevin on a field shoot in Zion National Park, Utah. He talks through his use of the cameras while shooting and demonstrates the cameras' controls. He also offers some observations & advice while shooting.

These videos are available in the Video Store now for $10.00 USD. If you are a subscriber, they are part of your subscription. 


There aren’t too many places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as the Isle Of Skye. Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an remarkable photographic adventure.  

It gets even better.  This workshop is being done in partnership with Phase One as a PODAS workshop, and each participant will receive a Phase One camera system to use for the duration. 

Spaces will go quickly.  Your fee provides an all expenses paid, worry-free trip. All you need do is get to the Inverness airport.  Learn more about this amazing week of photography HERE.

If you can’t make this workshop check out our other workshops.  We have an special small ship cruise in July to The Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only select berths left for this trip so please inquire.   And our August Palouse Harvest Workshop is filling fast. There are also still a few berths left for our second Antarctica Workshop next January. 

Mark your calendars for December of this year in New Zealand, details coming soon and a most remarkable adventure next April aboard the True North sailing the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

 




24 April, 2014 - Three New Articles, Two On The NEW Leica T and Fueling The Endowment

     

There are three new articles being published here today; two reviews of the just announced Leica T, one by Michael and the other by Australian contributor Nick Rains. You can also read much more about the Leica T on our colleague Sean Reid's subscription web site Reidreviews.

There is also the beginning today of a blog about Michael and Chris' trip to Vancouver and China, to go on press for the printing of Michael's two new books. In addition to daily reports, stills and videos, Chris will be shoting a documentary on book photo production, including interviews with Lenswork's publisher Brooks Jensen, and the world famous designer of "Michael Reichmann – a 20 Year Photography Retrospective" – Arturo Chapa.

Update #1 – Friday, 24 April

Update #2 – Sunday, April 26

Update #3 – Tuesday, April 29


 




1 May, 2014 - Timelapse Animation with the GH4

The new Panasonic GH4 has a built-in timelapse capability which can be converted in-camera or in post to 4K video. Then, with such a high-res image some interesting special effects are possible. Michael explores this in this new article.




2 May, 2014 - Sony a7R Wishful Thinking

 

Today we feature an article by Rick Kattlemann.  Rick has done an extensive article on the lens options for Sony’s popular a7r camera, specifically focusing on the wide angle options.  When Sony launched this camera their offering of dedicated lenses was minimal to say the least.  Rick looks at what is available to use with adapters.  If you are considering a purchase of a Sony or are looking for wide angle lenses then this is a must read.  Read  Sony a7R Wishful Thinking


There aren’t too many places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as the Isle Of Skye. Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an remarkable photographic adventure.  

It gets even better.  This workshop is being done in partnership with Phase One as a PODAS workshop, and each participant will receive a Phase One camera system to use for the duration. 

Spaces will go quickly.  Your fee provides an all expenses paid, worry-free trip. All you need do is get to the Inverness airport.  Learn more about this amazing week of photography HERE.

If you can’t make this workshop check out our other workshops.  We have an special small ship cruise in July to The Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only select berths left for this trip so please inquire.   And our August Palouse Harvest Workshop is filling fast. There are also still a few berths left for our second Antarctica Workshop next January. 

 

Mark your calendars for December of this year in New Zealand, details coming soon and a most remarkable adventure next April aboard the True North sailing the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

 




5 May, 2014 - Having Fun With Panoramas

 

Panorama photography is very popular today.  Many smartphone and point and shoot cameras make shooting panoramas as easy as pushing a button and panning the camera.  In today’s article Having Fun With Panoramas, Kevin Raber shares how to shoot panos handheld shooting individual images.  He shares how to shoot and process these images.  His article includes multi row panos with over 50 images.  If you never tried doing panos or want to brush up on the technique then this article is for you.  

This July Luminous-Landscape hosts a workshop to the Northern Polar regions - Svalbard - Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only 2 berths left on the first cruise.  The second cruise is Sold Out.  If you’d like a very special small boat experience to this region then register today.  You can find out more information HERE.




9 May, - Photography As Art, A Lifelong Passion

 

 

All of us are on a journey.  When it comes to our photography we are constantly evolving and growing with our craft and the images we create grow and evolve with us.  I am in the fortunate position to see a lot of photographers' work and have watched a number of these photographers evolve their art to incredible levels.  For years I have followed Eleanor Brown and watched her photography evolve. Today, Luminous-Landscape is proud to publish Eleanor’s essay,  Photography As Art, A Lifelong Passion.  I hope you enjoy her work and article, make sure to click though to her website as she has a lot of other amazing images.  And by the way, this series of images and why she did them fits in very well with a previous article we recently published: Why Photography Projects Are Important by Alain Briot.


 

This July Luminous-Landscape hosts a workshop to the Northern Polar regions - Svalbard - Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only 2 berths left on the first cruise.  The second cruise is Sold Out.  If you’d like a very special small boat experience to this region then register today.  You can find out more information HERE.




12 May, 2014 - The Ultimate Adventure & Workshop - The Kimberley

 

Luminous-Landscape has pioneered workshops into the most picturesque remote locations on the planet.  Today we announce a workshop - adventure to truly an Edge Of The Planet location, the Kimberley.  This is an area of northwest Australia that is so hard to get into that the best way to explore it is by boat and helicopter and we have both.  Join us next April 2015 for the Ultimate Kimberley Adventure aboard the amazing True North.  This will be unlike any workshop you have attended in the past.  Plus you’ll have four extremely talented instructors Ken Duncan, Christian Fletcher, Mark Stothard and Kevin Raber,  who have all been to the Kimberley and know the region well.  This will be a charter with photographers only thus allowing us to be in position for the best light for the locations we are visiting.  Learn more about this amazing workshop HERE.  If there is one workshop you do, this is the one.


This July Luminous-Landscape hosts a workshop to the Northern Polar regions - Svalbard - Land Of The Polar Bear.  We have only 2 berths left on the first cruise.  The second cruise is Sold Out.  If you’d like a very special small boat experience to this region then register today.  You can find out more information HERE.




17 May, 2014 - Rockhopper Workshops Web Site Is Launched

 

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.


Image © Mark Maio

Michael and I (Kevin) will be in Buffalo June 5-8 as part of the Silo City Workshop.  This workshop conducted by Mark Maio will be photographing one of Michael’s and my favorite things; abandoned buildings.  In this case these will be the abandoned Buffalo Childs Street grain elevators.  If you are free and want to have a great few days shooting these amazing structures inside and out then go to the Silo City Web Page and register today.  There are only a few spots left.  Another bonus is Capture Integration will have a rep there with Leica Gear as well as Medium format digital gear if you are so inclined to try this gear out.  Hope to see you there.




20 May, 2014 - Post Processing Panoramas

 

As a follow up to Kevin Raber’s recent article on Having Fun With Panoramas today we present an article by Tom Legrady on Post Processing Panoramas.  This article for the most part focuses on the use go the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop.  The use of this filter especially in panoramas corrects for much of the distortion that is introduced during the stitching. 

Michael and I (Kevin) will be in Buffalo June 5-8 as part of the Silo City Workshop.  This workshop conducted by Mark Maio will be photographing one of Michael’s and my favorite things; abandoned buildings.  In this case these will be the abandoned Buffalo Childs Street grain elevators.  If you are free and want to have a great few days shooting these amazing structures inside and out then go to the Silo City Web Page and register today.  There are only a few spots left.  Another bonus is Capture Integration will have a rep there with Leica Gear as well as Medium format digital gear if you are so inclined to try this gear out.  Hope to see you there.




25 May, 2014 - The Ultimate Mirrorless Camera Strap?

The passion of photography for many soon turns into an addiction as we look for the latest and greatest gear.  This includes camera bags and now camera straps.  Kevin Raber today reviews The DSPTCH Camera Strap System.  It’s a modular camera strap that works well with small format cameras mirrorless cameras.  It’s definitely a strap to have, but beware – it will lead to a new addiction.  

Have you checked out the Kimberley Workshop next April.  This is definitely one that should be on your bucket list.




28th May, 2014 - Celebrating 15 Years

 

May 28, 2015 marks a special date for The Luminous Landscape – 15 years of dedicated and continuous publication.  We’ve come a long way and we have a long way to go.  The last 15 years has seen a remarkable change in photography.  Going from a predominately analog (film) world to digital capture and output.  I know if someone would have told me 20 years ago I would be doing my photography entirely without film, photographic paper, chemistry and darkrooms I would not have believed them. Today we share our Last 15 Years

Photography is in its golden age.  More people are taking photographs every day than ever before and these images are being shared in staggering numbers.  Cameras, computers and output have become easier and better.  The Luminous Landscape will continue to bring you the latest information and articles as well as workshops, video tutorials and much more.  As we look back at the past 15 years we find ourselves even more energized to see where the next 15 years takes all of us.




30 May, 2014 - Panasonic GH4 Video Primer

The new Panasonic GH4 is to my mind one of the most exciting new cameras to come down the pike in quite a while. While an excellent stills camera, it is the GH4's video capability that sets it apart. This is the smallest, least expensive camera that can shoot 4K video and record it internally to a memory card. Oh yes – and the image quality is exceptional. 

But because of the camera's capabilities and versatility it can be a bit intimidating. I have therefore written a video primer for the GH4, which I hope will help you not only with a possible buying decision, but also once you get your camera.




1 June, 2014 - Leica 24/1.4 M Summilux ASPH, Part Of The Special

 

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.


 




8 June, 2014 - Canon 8-15mm Fisheye Lens

 

Michael and I (Kevin) have spent the last few days photographing together in Buffalo, NY.  We met up with Mark Maio and a workshop he was holding photographing Silo City.  This is a huge complex of abandoned Grain Silos that at the beginning of the 20th century played a huge part of distributing grain from the Midwest to other areas around the country.  Needless to say it was a great time shooting old, huge, abandoned and decaying buildings.  We got our fill of urban decay landscapes, with a number of good keepers.  You’ll see these on the home page in coming weeks from both Michael and me. 

Michael and I will be working together over the next few days along with Chris on a number of different and exciting projects for LuLa, Rockhopper and the Endowment.  We’re very excited about everything we are working on.

Alain Briot’s monthly article is featured today The Canon EF 8-15, f1.4 USM Fisheye Lens.  Not only is it a review of this lens but also how the lens plays a big part in Alain’s photography.

 



11 June, 2014 - Sony RX100 MKIII Hands On Review

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 rear LCD, a faster and wider lens, and an enhanced video codec.

After two weeks of working with the RX100 MKIII Michael Reichmann's hands-on report is now available.




14 June, 2014 - Symphony In Stone

 

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.

Luminous Landscape’s Publisher and CEO Kevin Raber was recently interviewed on Rick Sammon’s Digital Photo Experience Podcast.  Kevin’s interview starts at the 29:07 mark. Learn about Kevin’s photography and Luminous-Landscape. Direct LINK to the MP3.




15 June, 2014 - Sony A7s First Impressions Review

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.




17 June, 2014 - Sony A7s Tests With Lower DR than A7r

Who do you trust? I trust my eyes. And so when I tested the Sony A7s the other day and found that I couldn't see any dynamic range advantage over the A7r, that's what I wrote. But, I was chastised by many because Sony claimed 15 stops of DR. Why the hell couldn't Michael see it?

Now, two days later, DxO Labs has published their sensor test results for the A7s and indeed the A7s ranks almost a stop lower than the A7r. One may debate whether or not DxO and Sony use the same measurement criteria, but there's no way to quibble about the fact that DxO has hundreds of self-consistent lab tests spanning years, regardless of the absolute numbers. I guess the eyes have it.




23, June 2014 - Landscape Aerial Photography Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

 

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.




26, June 2014 - Acadia National Park - A Quick Guide To Photography

 

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.




29, June 2014 - Kimberley Australia Video

 

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). 

If you are subscriber and the video is not visible on your shelf then please follow the steps below.
1. Go to: https://player.platformpurple.com/#\
2. Check to see if the course is listed on the page
3. If the course is listed, click "Add to devices" on the course, and
then refresh the desktop player.



Return to the What's New archives page.


Go to the current What's New page.