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Waiting at The Tuesday Market. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. March, 2014
Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Panasonic 35-100mm X f/2.8 @ ISO 800

By Michael Reichmann

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The contents of this site were last updated on 23 April, 2014


Video Review Of The Olympus OM-D E1 and Fuji XT-1

By Kevin Raber  Details . . .

Mirrorless cameras are getting a lot of attention these days.  The new Fuji XT-1 and Olympus OM-D EM1 have redefined this format.  Both Kevin Raber and Michael Reichmann have adopted this format for much of their shooting.  We plan to do some more articles going over this format and using it on an everyday basis.  There will be some future articles on this soon.  In the mean time Luminous-Landscape made a video review on using both the Olympus and Fuji.

In a two-part video review, Kevin Raber (Luminous Landscape's Publisher) takes a close look at the Olympus OM-D EM1 and the Fuji XT-1. These two mirrorless 16 megapixel cameras each offer very high image quality but differ radically in their design approach, features and intended user.

In Part One, Kevin details the features and functions of each camera.

In Part Two, the video follows Kevin on a field shoot in Zion National Park, Utah. He talks through his use of the cameras while shooting and demonstrates the cameras' controls. He also offers some observations & advice while shooting.

These videos are available in the Video Store now for $10.00 USD. If you are a subscriber they are part of your subscription. 


Panasonic GH4 Review

A Video Powerhouse – A Still Photography Workhorse

By Michael Reichmann    READ...

The GH4 is a new micro four thirds system camera that is fully competitive in terms of features, functionality and image quality with anything currently on the market. It leaves little undelivered for stills work. If a 16MP image size is adequate for your shooting (and it is for mine), then you'll likely find the GH4 a very practical and enjoyable stills camera.

When it comes to video, the GH4 is in a class of its own. There is nothing currently on the market, or even announced from any manufacturer, that can trump the GH4 when it comes to video in a DSLR / CSC form factor. This is the only camera of its type that can shoot 4K to an internal card, and which also features variable frame rates in HD mode. 



Why Photography Projects are Important

By Alain Briot  READ . . . 

All of us enjoy taking pictures.  But to what end?  Lately I have been doing projects.  What are projects?  Well in a timely manner we have an article by Alain Briot on just that topic. Alain’s continuing essay series is back with Why Photography Projects Are Important.



Photography and The Death of Reality

By Rick Sammon   Read . . . 

Rick Sammon seems to be everywhere these days.  He is a well known photographer that works hard and shares his experiences and knowledge generously.  His first article for us  – Photography and The Death of Reality is meant to get you thinking about your photography and just how far you take your images in your own artistic quest for reality. 



A Trillion Trillion Terabytes

Eric Meola   Read . . . 

Eric Meola a regular contributor to Luminous-Landscape and well known  photographer from New York shares his thoughts on the journey we have all been on.  Eric recalls his evolution with computers from 1989 until present in A Trillion Trillion Terabytes.  It’s an interesting perspective on a path we have all traveled.  It will make you wonder what things will be like in ten years.



Scotland - Isle Of Skye Photography Workshop

By Kevin Raber  READ ...

There are many special places on this planet and one of the more special locations for photographers is Isle Of Skye in Scotland.  Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to this incredible landscape.  This LuLa and PODAS workshop will take place November 1st through the 7th, 2014.  Get the details HERE


It's All a Blur 

Simple Techniques for Impressionistic Motion Photography

By Michael Reichmann    READ...

This article is about creating impressionistic images of subjects in motion. But before proceeding, a word of caution. These images were taken at a bull fight in Mexico. I am not a big fan of bull fighting, indeed I find them mostly unpleasant to watch. But, I accept that in some countries they are an established part of the culture and history. All of the images on this page are done in an impressionistic manner and deliberately none are gory. I have mainly focused on the horsemanship in this collection. If you are offended by the very thought of bull flighting, please do not go to this page, and also, whatever you do, don't write to me with your complaints about it. 


A Redux Critique Of Contemporary Camera Design

By Richard Sexton  READ...

Luminous-Landscape has spent a lot of time lately looking at the camera industry and camera design.  While we were doing this Richard Sexton, well known fine art photographer shared with us an article he wrote - A Redux Critique Of Contemporary Camera Design.  Richard’s article goes quite in depth regarding his opinions of cameras and lenses today.  It’s a follow up article to the one he wrote in May, 2012.   



Palouse - A LuLa PODAS Workshop

By Kevin Raber  READ . . .

The Luminous Landscape announces The Palouse Photography Workshop.  In cooperation with Phase One, The Luminous Landscape will host a PODAS workshop in the beautiful area of Southeast Washington known as the Palouse.  This is an amazing region of rolling hills and rich soil.  The workshop will be held during the harvest and will provide unique images, as the primary crop – wheat, is harvested.  Sign-up today and receive a $150 LuLa Video Subscription as a bonus (expires April 10, 2014).  Each attendee will be provided with the latest Phase One camera system for the duration of the workshop.  This is your chance not only to photograph a beautiful part of the US, but also an opportunity to experience what medium format can do for your photography.  More information can be found HERE.

uinta camera bag

Gura Gear Uinta 30L Backpack

By Nick Devlin    READ . . .

If there is one thing worse than gear addiction it is camera bag addiction.  I know very few photographers who do not suffer from this particular affliction.  Today Nick Devlin shares his views of the NEW Uinta 30L Camera Backpack from Guru Gear.  Nick as usual covers all aspects of this bag while actually using it.


"Mexico: The Light and The Warmth"

By Michael Reichmann    READ...

I'm excited to announce today two new books of my photography to be published over the next few months. The first is a new 72 page soft-cover Monograph titled "Mexico: The Light and The Warmth" published by LensWork. The second is titled "Michael Reichmann – a 20 Year Photography Retrospective". Designed by Arturo Chapa, one of the world's top book designers, this large format, cloth bound, hard-cover book will have 400 pages, containing 380 images. It will be available in two editions; a signed limited-edition in a clam-shell style slip-case, and also in an open edition without slip-case.

I am also making an initial announcement today of The Luminous Endowment for Photographers, a not-for-profit entity which will provide scholarships, grants and awards to photographers world-wide. 

Find Out More About The Two New Books and The Endowment


The Publisher of this site is Kevin Raber
The Primary Author and Editor-in-Chief is Michael Reichmann

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