Archive for June, 2014

29, June 2014 – Kimberley Australia Video

30 Jun


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). 

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High ISO Compared: Sony A7S v. A7R v. Canon EOS 5D III

30 Jun

The A7S is Sony’s newest entry in its full-frame mirrorless lineup. But where the ‘R’ in A7R stood for resolution, the ‘S’ in the 12MP A7S stands for sensitivity, topping out at an impressive maximum ISO sensitivity setting equivalent to ISO 409,600. We’ve had an A7S for a couple of days – just long enough to create a real-world comparison of high ISO stills from the camera against the 36MP A7R and Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III. Click through to see the results.

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Travel Photography Tips – Video Tutorials

30 Jun

Summer is here in the northern hemisphere and you may be heading out on vacation soon. So today I have a couple videos for you with some travel photography tips.

First up is an interview by This Week in Photo podcast host Frederick Van Johnson with our own dPS writer Ralph Velasco.  They talk about tips on how to scout locations, being prepared, getting out early, avoiding crowds, gear, approaching and photographing people, and more.

See more of Ralph’s images and tips in his dPS articles below:

  • How to Capture the Essence of a Place – Travel Photography Tips
  • 18 Tips for Shooting from a Train
  • The Only Tip You’ll Need for Creating a More Interesting and Well-Rounded Set of Images of Any Destination or Subject

In this second video Justin Weiler from DSLR Traveller shows you his Top 10 DSLR Traveler Tips including: what equipment to bring, vary your shots, shoot  more than you think you’ll need, cut before you share your images, get in some shots yourself, do research, meet the locals, and have a good time.

Do you have any additional travel tips you’d like to share? Please do so in the comments below.

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Third time’s a charm: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review

30 Jun

We’ve just posted our full review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III. In this third generation compact, Sony offers a 20.1 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a couple of important new features – a faster 24-70mm equiv F1.8-2.8 lens and a pop-up EVF with 1.44M dots. With these additions to what was already an impressive camera, does the RX100 III earn our highest recommendation? See for yourself. Read review

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No Clowning Around: 11 Sad Abandoned Circuses & Carnivals

30 Jun

[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]

abandoned circus Italy

The crowds have dispersed, the animal cages are empty and the striped Big Top is eerily silent… there’s no clowning around when the circus leaves town.

Moldering Away In Moldova

abandoned circus Chisenau Moldova

abandoned circus Chisenau Moldova

abandoned circus Chisenau Moldova

Say what you want about Soviet-era architecture but it wasn’t ALL atrocious, and this deserted circus arena in Chisinau, Moldova, still exudes a certain appeal a full ten years after it was abandoned. Constructed in 1981 and captured in its current state by Abandoned Journeys, the grandiose edifice straddles the last years of the USSR and the first years of Moldova, which gained its independence in 1991.

abandoned circus Chisenau Moldova

abandoned circus Chisenau Moldova

Freedom isn’t always free, however, and tough economic times in Moldova saw the circus shuttered in 2004. Nowadays it could pass for the decrepit, monumental, stair-terraced building that sheltered the childlike Eloi in the 1960 film The Time Machine.

Circus Minimus

abandoned circus La Linea Spain Gibraltar

Is it a circus, a cinema, a car park or a staging area for Gypsy caravans? Well, the owners are absent and the Gypsies aren’t talking so your guess is as good as ours. One thing we DO know is the location: La Linea, just across the border from Gibraltar in southern Spain, thanks to An Overland Adventure.

Worst Korea

abandoned circus Jeju Korea

abandoned circus Jeju Korea

abandoned circus Jeju Korea

Jeju, South Korea’s southernmost island province, recently made the news as the destination of the ill-fated MV Sewol ferry that sank with the tragic loss of hundreds of students in April of 2014. Jeju is less known as the site of an immense abandoned circus. Obviously deserted for more than a few years yet easily accessible to urban explorers including Great Big Scary World, the source of the above images and more, the circus must have been a popular tourist attraction in its heyday.

Wintercircus Of Our Discontent

abandoned Wintercircus belgium

The Wintercircus, located in Ghent, Belgium, was originally built in 1894. Devastated by fire in 1920, it was rebuilt and expanded three years later – the now Nouveau Cirque could hold up to 3,400 people! After the final circus performance in 1944, the building was used as a garage for the Mahy family’s extensive collection of classic automobiles until it once again closed – this time for good – in the late 1990s. Kudos to Archikey and photographer David for the exquisite image above.

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Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review

29 Jun

Kodak is arguably the most famous name of all in photography, but it ultimately failed to manage the transition from film to digital, and ended up exiting the consumer imaging business altogether in 2013. But now JK Imaging, which licenses the Kodak name, has created an interchangeable lens camera. The Pixpro S-1 is an entry-level model that’s designed to attract budding photographers who are buying their first system camera. Click through to read our first impressions.

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browserFruits Juni, Ausgabe 5

29 Jun

Habt Ihr schon Euren Urlaub für dieses Jahr geplant? Und heißt Urlaub auch, dass Ihr Euch frei von der Kamera nehmt oder nutzt Ihr die freien Tage gerade, um viel zu Fotografieren und zu experimentieren? Falls es nach Südamerika geht, haben wir im Fotospecial einige schöne Impressionen aus Patagonien für Euch. Und wenn nicht, verratet doch mal, wohin es Euch zieht.


Fotospecial: Patagonien





• Anlässlich des jüngst vergangenen Lumix-Foto-Festivals hat Heise den Professor für Fotojournalismus an der Fachhochschule Hannover, Rolf Nobel, zur Situation dieses Berufsfeldes interviewt.

• Bisher unveröffentlichte Fotos vom ersten Weltkrieg dokumentieren den damaligen Alltag (teilweise etwas skurril).

• Esther Honig schickte ein Portrait von sich an über 25 Photoshopper weltweit, mit der Bitte, sie schön zu machen. Ziel war es, herauszufinden, ob man in den Bildern kulturelle Schönheitsideale sehen kann und wie diese sich unterscheiden. Leider sind die Bilder auch stark von den jeweiligen Fähigkeiten der Bearbeiter gezeichnet, aber dennoch eine interessante Studie.

• Spiegelberg hat ein paar schöne Filme über Fotografen gesammelt. Manche sind nur fünf Minuten lang, andere fast eine Stunde.



• Katastrophal gut: Dieser Fotograf arrangiert Aufnahmen von Menschen, die gerade äußerst unglücklich hingefallen sind.

• Diese Familie fotografierte sich 21 Jahre lang einmal im Jahr. Spannend, den Alterungsprozess so mitzuverfolgen.

• Spannendes Projekt: So sieht San Francisco ohne Lichtverschmutzung aus.

• Farbige Flüssigkeiten kann man als Wassertropfen fotografieren. Klar, das kennt jeder. Man kann es aber auch ganz anders machen und das Thema neu beleben, wie diese Aufnahmen von Cassandra Warner und Jeremy Floto zeigen.

• Stacey Baker fotografiert Frauenbeine in New York. Die Bilder und ein Interview dazu gibt es auf lensculture.

• Modefotografie mal anders: Auf den Röntgenbildern ist nur wenig zu sehen, aber dennoch werden die verwendeten Marken schön aufgelistet.

• So süß: 25 Bilder von Tierbabys mit ihren Eltern.

• Wie man durch das Studieren von Kontaktabzügen ein besserer Straßenfotograf werden kann.


Neuerscheinungen und Tipps vom Foto-Büchermarkt


• In dem neu im Verlag Kehrer erschienenen Buch „52 Wochen, 52 Städte“* nimmt uns der Architekturfotograf Iwan Baan mit auf eine einjährige Fotoreise um die Welt. Seine Bilder sind bekannt dafür, dass sie die enge Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Architektur widerspiegeln. Das Buch enthält 52 Fotografien aus dem vergangenen Jahr, die von persönlichen Erzählungen von Iwan Baan begleitet werden.

• Sucht Ihr schon einen schönen Kalender für 2015? Das Tütü-Projekt hatten wir bereits ausführlich bei uns vorgestellt. Für 2015 gibt es die Bilder des dicklichen Mannes im Tütü auch als Kalender: „Das Tütü-Projekt 2015“*. Der Erlös fließt in die „Carey Foundation“, die an Krebs erkrankte Frauen unterstützt. Der Kalender kostet 9,99 €.



• Für den „Pride Photo Award“ könnt Ihr noch bis zum 13. Juli Bilder einreichen. Der Wettbewerb möchte sexuelle und geschlechtliche Vielfalt zeigen.


Zitat der Woche

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

John Berger –

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John Cleese (Monty Python) über Kreativität und wie man ihr ein gemütliches Nest einrichtet, auf dass sie einen besuchen möge.


Making-of zum Fanatsy-Shooting mit Miss Aniela für Nikon.


Diese 360°-Zeitraffer in der Nacht sind schon sehr, sehr geil.


* Das ist ein Affiliate-Link zu Amazon. Wenn Ihr darüber etwas bestellt, erhält kwerfeldein eine kleine Provision, Ihr bezahlt aber keinen Cent mehr.

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Actor Dennis Hopper gets first London exhibition – 4 years after death

29 Jun

Apocalypse Now star Dennis Hopper is set to get his first London photography exhibition, four years after his death. The show, entitled ‘The Lost Album’, will be a rerun of an exhibition Hopper held in 1970 at the Fort Worth Art Centre in Texas, and will comprise the original 9.5×6.5in silver gelatin prints that were first displayed over thirty years ago. Incredibly, the 400 prints were only found after Hopper’s death in 2010, having lain ‘lost’ since their first airing. Click through for more information.

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Surf’s Up: Clark Little’s incredible wave photography

29 Jun

Anyone who has attempted surfing can testify to the amazing force generated by even small-seeming ocean waves. That’s part of what makes Clark Little’s photography so impressive. Formerly a surfer himself, Little specializes in capturing shorebreaks – large waves that break on the shoreline. It requires impeccable timing and the dangers are real, but the payoff is evident in his breathtaking photos. Take a look at some of Little’s work. See gallery

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Zenfolio launches Photographer Central, an online photographer directory

29 Jun

Photographer Central, a new service from portfolio-hosting site Zenfolio, aims to help professional photographers and clients find each other. Available only in the US, the online directory allows photographers to list their business for a yearly fee. Potential clients can browse photographers in a Yelp-like fashion, with the ability to sort results by price, location and style. Learn more

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