How to Support The Luminous Landscape
100% Photography - 100% Non-Commercial
This site is 100% about photography. It contains almost 1,500 pages of test reports, product reviews, tutorials, portfolios, location shooting guides, and essays on photography. Its publisher is Michael Reichmann, a well know photographer, author and photographic educator. Professional photographers, writers and teachers such as Ian Lyons, Miles Hecker, Mike Johnston, Cris Daniels, Alain Briot, John Brownlow, Steve Kossack and others also regularly contribute content, and participate in our lively and civil Discussion Forum.
All of this content is provided to you without charge and without any form of advertising. The Luminous Landscape is 100% non-commercial. Always has been, always will be! There are no pop-up ads and no hidden commercials. We have no business relationships with any manufacturers or suppliers. We personally buy almost everything that we test. Occasionally items are taken on loan for testing, but always without favour or obligation.
The Video Journal
The considerable effort and expense of running and maintaining this site is supported through my Workshops, Print Sales, Book Sales and most importantly through subscriptions to The Luminous Landscape Video Journal. While you may not be interested in purchasing prints or books, or don't have the time or inclination to take a workshop, I believe that you will find the Video Journal to be a resource that is highly complimentary to this web site.
Each issue of The Journal is produced in broadcast quality video by Chris Sanderson, an award winning film maker, and is published on DVD. Each issue features more than 1 hour of fascinating content, including on-location photographic tours and workshops, educational tutorials, hands-on product reviews and interviews with famous photographers.
By subscribing to The Journal you will not only be enhancing your enjoyment of this site but will be ensuring that we can continue to provide you with fresh on-line content every week of the year.
You can read what current Video Journal subscribers are saying and you can find out how you can subscribe. The cost is less than $100 a year. If you're still not convinced that the Video Journal is for you, have a look at some representative QuickTime preview videos that are now online.
Thanks for your support!
"I cannot adequately convey my thankfulness for you and the Luminous Landscape website. Since stumbling upon this site two months ago I have stopped by almost daily. Your words breathe life into the art of seeing in ways that are at once familiar and foreign. I can feel your excitement in hiking to a lonely, lovely vista and reveling in its beauty, and the measured tone and cadence of your written voice speaks so sensibly and without pretense of impressing that I accept its wisdom as readily as my own. And yet there is a wide gulf between our skills & experience. Even so, I've seen through your writings & those of the other photographers that I share the same loves and desires, and this comforts and encourages me to keep at it.
Thank you for writing in a mature way that is neither overly technical nor poetic. It's the heartbeat of this site, your heartbeat, more than anything else that I appreciate. It runs quietly through every page, every carefully crafted photo and idea you present. I'm happy that you wrote today about supporting the site through subscribing to the Luminous Landscape Video Journal, and even more glad to come alongside your efforts in this small way. I eagerly anticipate its arrival and expect it to be a landmark in my personal growth in and appreciation for fine photography. Thanks again."