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Of Zen and Zeiss (and Apple and other news)

This article will be the first of a series of lens reviews this autumn, covering new releases and a few old favorites from Zeiss, Sony, Sigma and Nikon (Canon, I’d love to look at your system, too – but I’ve had no luck getting an R5 body and some glass). We’ll start off with a [Read More]

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LUMINOSITY & CONTRAST – A New Reality: By Alister Benn

By the autumn of 2016 I was so disillusioned with landscape photography, I was nearly ready to quit. Probably the two things that stopped me from doing so were the fact it’s my career and I have a dogged determination to enjoy my life. At that stage I was running perhaps 25-30 weeks of workshops [Read More]

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State of the Business – What we know and what we don’t

There have been some numbers floating around online (from an article in the Japanese business publication Nikkei.com), showing shipment rankings for 2019 among the leading camera companies. Nikkei numbers show shipments (not necessarily sales – they include cameras sitting on store shelves), and they are worldwide. They are a lagging indicator – these are from [Read More]

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EVOLVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY INTO CINEMATOGRAPHY. Episode 02 – Time, Movement & Editing

The goal of this educational series is to provide inspiration on how you can successfully transition your photography into cinematography.  Often, when photographers start working with a video camera, they can misplace the voice they’ve worked so hard to develop in photography.  The energy of their typical practice somehow gets lost in the translation to [Read More]

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Justin Kelly: The Vanishing Deserts of Nevada

The eighth (and possibly final) video in our series exploring photographers working in the landscapes they call home came together as a bit of a fluke. I was originally set to travel from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon to profile an experienced Grand Canyon photographer and guide. Unfortunately that photographer had to cancel at [Read More]

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Fall Up The Mountian

In August, The Luminous Landscape and my family picked up and moved to Montreal Quebec Canada.  Montreal is a rare city that remains full of wonderful contradictions. It is both a burgeoning tech hub (for better or worse) and “the city that capitalism forgot,” as some have said. It is located in the La belle province, a [Read More]

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EVOLVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY INTO CINEMATOGRAPHY. Episode 01 – Stills to Motion – The Translation

The goal of this educational series is to provide inspiration on how you can successfully transition your photography into cinematography.  Often, when photographers start working with a video camera, they can misplace the voice they’ve worked so hard to develop in photography.  The energy of their typical practice somehow gets lost in the translation to [Read More]

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Essential Gear for the Traveling Photographer

Every picture tells a story and I’m passionate about telling stories and sharing my travel experiences through my landscape and travel photography websites. Quite often I get asked about what kind of camera gear I use to capture my images. Back in the 70s I started out shooting with a simple Olympus film camera. I [Read More]

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Sony’s new full-frame baby, Nikon lenses and an Apple fizzle

Sony just introduced the A7C, which they’re calling the smallest and lightest fully-functional full frame mirrorless camera on the market today. They are quite careful to put conditions on their claim that exclude the Sigma fp, which is significantly smaller and lighter, but is missing some features that many of us would consider core parts [Read More]

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Early September News and the start of the Great Luminous Landscape Lens Test

There was an important court case decided recently, one that holds substantial ramifications for photographic gear, especially cheap third-party batteries, but also other items that are frequently cloned. In Bolger v. Amazon, a California appeals court ruled that Amazon is liable for injuries caused by products sold by third-party sellers on its site. The plaintiff [Read More]

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