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Welcome to The Luminous Landscape, the web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art and technique of photography.  You will find on these pages instructive feature articles, travel and technical discussions, product reviews and a very active Discussion Forum. 

Announcing – The Luminous Endowment for Photographers

By Michael Reichmann   READ... 

After eight months in preparation Michael is launching The Luminous Endowment For Photographers, described in this new articleThe creation of The Endowment and Retrospective book has involved the participation of many colleagues and friends. I thank them all.

Please visit The Luminous Endowment For Photographers to discover what this exciting new charitable venture is all about. I hope that you will be able to support The Endowment through your generosity.

If you are a photographer in need of financial assistance for a special project, please visit the site and consider applying for a grant.


Michael Reichmann – A Twenty Year Retrospective

By Michael Reichmann    READ... 

 Published today, August 1, this large format, cloth bound, hard-cover book has 400 pages, containing 380 images. It was designed by Arturo Chapa, one of the world's top book designers. This book is available in two editions; a signed and numbered limited-edition (500 copies only), contained in a clam-shell style slip-case, and also in an open series hard-covered edition without slip-case.

This design, printing and production of this book is Michael's donation to The Endowment. The book is available to you in both editions through your donation to The Luminous Endowment For Photographers, a new charitable venture created by Michael. The mandate of The Endowment is to provide grants for photographer's worthwhile projects, worldwide. This book will only be available to people who donate to The Endowment, and will not be available in bookstores.


Hiking For Photographers

By Skip Spitzer  READ . . .

Want to be a better landscape photographer? Get out there and find the images. In this new article by Skip Spitzer, this experienced hiker explains how photographers can make the most of the hiking experience.


Out On The Streets With The Leica M8

By Nicolas Raddatz  READ . . .

There are as many stories as there are photographers... gear we've bought, and how it's changed the way we see and work. This is one photographer's story.


Portrait Of An Emerging Photographer

By Valarie Millett  READ . . .

I (Kevin) have thousands of friends on Facebook.  I know a few hundred.  These friends are mostly fellow photographers who share their passion and recent images.  I have always enjoyed sharing my images and getting feedback.  A few years ago I took notice of a certain photographer Valerie Millett on Facebook.  She seems a natural when it came to landscape photography and over the years I watched her images mature and take a beautiful form using color, light and excellent composition.  I asked Valerie to tell us her story and we share that today.  Portrait Of An Emerging Photographer.  It’s wonderful to see in our adventures and workshops how many women are enjoying and making incredible landscape images.  We have previously published Eleanor Brown's work and Jackie Ranken's.


Kimberley Video Now FREE

By The LuLa Team  READ . . .

The Kimberley video is now being offered FREE.  Please enjoy the video and the Kimberley Adventure.  Usually these videos are part of our video subscriber content or are offered for sale.  However, we would like to share this video with you and encourage you to consider joining us for our 2015 Kimberley Trip.  If you register prior to July 16th at 11PM (eastern US time) you will receive $1,000 USD off the registration fee.


Pentax 645Z First Impressions Review

By Michael Reichmann and Nick Devlin  READ . . .

There has been a lot of chatter lately about the Sony 50mp CMOS chip and the cameras it has been put in.  Phase One and Hassleblad have both announced 50mp versions of their backs in the last few months.  Pentax announced theirs too and just last week started to ship the Pentax 645Z.  We managed to get our hands on one and Michael with Nick Devlin take this new camera through its paces.  Is it all the camera everyone was hoping for?  Now you can find out by reading our Pentax 645Z First Impressions Review


Panasonic FZ1000 Hands-On Review

By Michael Reichmann    READ...   

The latest so-called Bridge camera from Panasonic is the FZ1000. It features a 20MP  1" sensor, 4K video and a 25-400mm f/2.8-f/4 lens. By choosing to make the FZ1000 about the same size as a chunky entry-level DSLR, Panasonic has found a combination that will likely meet the needs of a great many photographers, including some who might not have considered a camera in this category before.

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Kimberley Australia Video

By Kevin Raber   Video Available HERE, Workshop Information HERE

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 USD.

If you purchase the video and decide to be part of the 2015 Kimberley Adventure we will apply a credit of a $100 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 USD off the 2015 Kimberley Adventure Workshop Cruise next April if you register by midnight July 7th (Eastern US Time).

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Landscape Aerial Photography Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By Stephen Wheatcraft   READ . . .

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been making a lot of headlines lately within the photography community.  These remotely controlled aircraft have enabled photographers a new way to gain new perspectives on a scene.  They have also caused a lot of controversy in regards to safety and privacy.  Stephen Wheatcraft’s article Landscape Aerial Photography Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles introduces you to this new method of making images. 


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.

The Publisher of this site is Kevin Raber

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The Founder and Editor-in-Chief is Michael Reichmann

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