• 30 Jul0

    Live View Comes to Medium Format

    In a recent Luminous Landscape post, Michael Reichmann and Mark Dubovoy report their responses to Phase One’s Live View on an IQ 180 back, the first CCD sensor, medium format attempt. Clearly, it’s an impressive but initial step. Power consumption, oversaturation of the sensor in bright light, and other issues limit its usefulness. To adapt […]

  • 18 Jul0

    National Geographic Editors Assess Images

    A video from National Geographic provides a window into the minds of elite editorial photo editors as well as wonderful images, both humorous and affecting. It’s a roadmap for learning how to shoot for them. I posted it on my Facebook Page. http://tinyurl.com/42e222f

  • 15 Jul0
    Phototour to Burma and Cambodia in November

    Phototour to Burma and Cambodia in November

    This Fall I’m heading back to SE Asia to lead a special photo tour to Burma and Cambodia for Joseph Van Os Photosafaris. This will be my fourth visit to each place. I’ve added some new benefits. First, participants will be able to shoot with state-of-the-art digital medium format cameras. We’ll have Phase One IQ180 […]

  • 9 Jul0
    The Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f1.5

    The Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f1.5

    The Zeiss 50mm f1.5 for the Leica M9 is a quirky lens. Wide open and closely focused, it misses exact focus, which given its ultra-thin depth of field at 1.5, can be disastrous. However, when everything works, the bokeh- the background blur- is creamy and glowing. Check out a recent post on Luminous Landscape for […]