Luminous Endowment Winners

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Winners and New Grant Period Announced Michael Reichmann, together with the Board of The Luminous Endowment for Photographers are pleased to announce The Endowment's latest grant awards. The Emerging Young Photographer Grant – Jeri Gravlin - UT, USA Grant amount $5,000 The Mylio Grant: Memories and Stories – Jennifer Meyers - Utah, USA Grant amount $2,500 (Due to a … [Read more...]

The Art Of The Photograph, Essential Habits For Stronger Compositions – Book Review

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The Art Of The Photograph, Essential Habits For Stronger Compositions By Art Wolfe & Rob Sheppard, Photographs by Art Wolfe Amphoto Books www.amphotobooks.com ISBN 978-0-7704-3316-1 $29.99 In his foreward Dewitt Jones invites the reader to explore what he calls the three critical elements of the book, “the images, Rob’s text, and Art’s stories.” That brief synopsis … [Read more...]

The Lu-La Guide to Lightroom CC/6 2015

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We have published a new set of videos on Lightroom 6, Lightroom CC 2015 and Lightroom Mobile. Kevin Raber and Jeff Schewe go through the features available in the newer editions of Lightroom including LR CC 2015. This wide-ranging video tutorial totalling 3 hours 40 minutes, consists of eighteen videos and includes discussions with Michael Reichmann and Adobe's Eric … [Read more...]

A New Perspective On Landscape Photography

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Landscape photography and a wide-angle lens go together like gin and tonic. It allows the photographer to create immersive depth using relatively small areas of the landscape as a foreground. It converges the lines of land and sky to create a feeling of being pulled into the image by an unexplained force.  Very often, this is the only way of capturing all the elements of the … [Read more...]

The Very Old Debate About Image Manipulation

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Introduction Following some recent discussions about the way I created an image of an Aurora (see video below) using Photoshop layers and the post-processing work I undertook on an image I captured in the Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona (where I introduced a fake shaft of light), I have decided to write an article about Image Manipulation.   All arts … [Read more...]