Five Days in Havana

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Testing The New Sony / Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 and Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 On The Streets of Havana Fuji X-T1 with XF 16-55mm @ ISO 500 A Note to Readers The images on this page are processed to my taste. These are not test shots intended to illustrate any particular lens performance trait. There's nothing like an actual location shoot for testing new gear. … [Read more...]

Cuba No Colour – With The Leica Monochrom

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Havana is a city of legend and ruin, richness and privation. It is also, indisputably, a city of colour in the popular mind.  So travelling there with nothing but a Leica Monochrom was surely madness.  Truth be told, this is partly what attracted me to this hare-brained scheme.  Cuba has been photographed as well and as much as any place on earth –  seen and shown by many of … [Read more...]

Four NEW Luminous-Landscape Workshops

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We’re so excited to announce new workshops taking place in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. These workshops are lead by four of the most well-known and experienced photographers. If you have dreamed of traveling and taking exceptional photographs then one or more of these workshops is for you.   Places are already booking fast so take a look at the … [Read more...]

The KPS T5 Geared Ballhead – Review and Users Report

T5-DV with lever quick release on left; T5D with screw clamp on right. Both are Arca Swiss compatible. The T5DV also uses the KPS proprietary Slim Plate.

In Search of the Elusive White Unicorn Background For photographers, the endless search for the perfect camera bag is evasive.  Finding the right tripod head is not much better. And if you are looking for a geared tripod head with an eye towards using it outside of the studio, the choices are slim indeed. In 2009, Jack Flesher, wrote a review for the Luminous-Landscape … [Read more...]

Fifteen Remarks on Composition

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein Introduction Having a solid knowledge of composition is one of the most important aspects of creating strong photographs.  In the context of my series of essays on personal vision and style, composition is one of the most important ways of developing … [Read more...]