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A printer deal worth noting, a note on raw conversion, some speculation on the industry and some notes on lenses, especially slow ones.

For those who have been following the printing series, Hunts Photo and Video in Massachusetts has an excellent opportunity to get into serious photo printing. They have the Canon Pro-10 (Highly Recommended as an entry-level printer, Recommended as a mid-range printer) for $179 after a pair of rebates, and they are including a 50 sheet [Read More]

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Always With Us.

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of my father and founder of The Luminous Landscape Michael Reichmann.  Undoubtedly he would have found our current era perplexing and disturbing. Born in London after his immediate family, my grandparents and aunts, escaped Berlin during the war, he moved to Montreal Canada at seven years old. [Read More]

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A New Japanese Photographic Landscape – The Covid-19 Effect

Mid-December, life was grand. Bookings were at an all-time high.  My team and I were gearing up for our traditional Japanese Year-End celebration, and I was looking forward to leading a record number of photography workshop participants in 2020. However, conditions can change from clear blue skies to whiteout thundersnow in the blink of an [Read More]

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Printing Part IV – Software Part 1 – raw converters and editors.

For years, photographers have relied on Adobe’s Lightroom (now called Lightroom Classic) for their entire image-processing pipeline – from initially downloading images from the camera to producing final prints. For three reasons, it is time to reconsider this strategy. First, Lightroom Classic barely counts as “under active development” any more – it has received very [Read More]

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The Synthetic Authentic of Maya Fuhr

At the nexus of the Floridian cultural void, there is a beauty to the sun-set drenched, air-conditioned culture of gated communities and the seedy swamp of degraded America. The color palette that paints over much of that dream (or nightmare) is a pastel rich mix of vibrant and clashing tones. Just as the depressed trailer [Read More]

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(Rediscover) Make it Long

A Preference for Long Lenses On a regular basis, a newbie will ask on one of the forums…”What wide angle lens should I get for landscapes“? Since I don’t want to get sucked down that particular rabbit hole I rarely answer, leaving it to some other experienced person to set the questioner straight. Of course, the reality [Read More]

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On Printing and Paper Part III – Printers.

Making your own prints, especially using a large-format printer that can produce 16×24” and larger prints, is a substantial commitment in time, space and money. However, it is not more intimidating than printing in a darkroom was in any of these ways. If you maintained and enjoyed a home darkroom, large-format printing involves similar space [Read More]

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7 Crucial Steps to Getting Colors Right in Landscape Printing

I read an article lately that was entitled – “Why Camera Manufacturers Are No Longer Relevant”. We can’t deny the fact that the latest smartphone cameras have made some remarkable achievements in developing a decent image quality, especially if images are only being used on social media sites. There has been a lot of innovative [Read More]

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Jennifer Adler Follow-Up: Freelancing and Chasing Coral

In this follow-up to our piece with Florida underwater photojournalist Jennifer Adler , we talk to Jenny about the life of a freelancer, balancing grant assignments and commercial work, and take a look at one of her more recent projects at a coral farm in the Dry Tortugas. Nick Taylor April 2020

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On Printing and Paper Part II – individual paper reviews.

In this second part of the printing and paper series, we’ll take a look at nine papers that are competing for a share of your printing work. Five are from Canson Infinity, beautiful papers suitable for a wide range of images. Of the Canson Infinity papers, three are fiber-based “baryta-type” papers in the glossy range [Read More]

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