January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann

On March 11th ’03 the hard disk on my main desktop PC crashed. (Not the server that this site runs on — there’s no problem there). All of the data on the PC’s drive was found to be irretrievable (unless I want to spend an estimated $3,500 with a data recovery service, and even then there are no guarantees). The cause was a failure of the bearings in the Toshiba hard drive. The drive was only 18 months old.

Fortunately I have backups ofmostimportant files as well as all of the image files that were on the disk. And, applications can be easily reloaded on a new drive.But, I did lose some important data. This includes…

— Everyone on my January 2004 African Safari workshop or waitlist

Please click here to send me an email with all of your contact information

— Everyone who has registered for the Summer 2004 Iceland Workshop waitlist

Please click here to re-register for the Iceland Workshop

— Anyone who has submitted articles for publication that are not already online

Please click here to send me an email with your article

I apologize for any inconvenience. Areyouproperly backed up?


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Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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