January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann

Steve Kossack is a friend of mine and a talented landscape photographer. He is co-instructor with me on many of my major field workshops. Steve lives in and has traveled extensively throughout the American Southwest. He knows the back roads and remote locations as well as the National Parks and more popular photographic locations.

Steve is now offering his services as a guide and instructor to photographers interested in private photographic tours of locations in the American Southwest. These are not workshops. Instead these are opportunities for a single photographer, or maybe two, to tell Steve where you would like to shoot, when and for how long. Steve will guide you to the best locations, in the best light.

Please note that Steve does not work for theLuminous Landscape Inc.and the services that he describes here are not associated in any way with my regular workshops or other photographic activities or offerings. He’s a good guy, a good photographer and he sure knows the Southwest well. I can recommended him to you.

Michael Reichmann

Custom Guided Landscape & Nature
Photography Tours

Photographer At Badwater

Photographer at Badwater, Death Valley,‚© 1998 Steve Kossack

‚ Photograph Where You Like‚ Photograph When You Like‚       


Can’t find a workshop that fits your schedule?

Don’t want to spend your vacation in a Workshop?

Don’t want to be in a group? 

Not sure if you need photography instruction?           

Want personalized instruction?

I live and specialize in photographing and exploring the American Southwest. I have shot extensively in and have in-depth familiarity with locations such as Yosemite National ParkMono LakeAntelope CanyonLake PowellMonument Valley,Canyon de ChellySedona, the Grand Canyon, the Eastern Sierra and the Bisti Badlands. I am familiar with much of the history, geology, and geography of the Southwest,

I offer personalized tours to fit your time schedule. I offer personalized tours to fit your photographic needs. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome.

Rates start as low as $400 per day and expenses.

Call or write and let’s talk about the photographic trip that you may be interested in and how I can help you find the best locations. Whether you have a single day or a whole week, remember‚F/8 & Be There.

Contact:Steve Kossack
Cottonwood, Arizona
Telephone: (928) 634-8071


“Steve is an enthusiastic teacher who paces himself to the needs of his students.  He takes the time to find out what you want out of a shoot and works to help you fulfill your objectives.  If your looking for a personalized guided photographic shoot I can highly recommend Steve Kossack’s tours.” Steve Chan 

Our Yosemite trip with you was perfect.  We had very limited time, and on my own I would have wasted a lot of time scouting out good locations.  With your knowledge, we knew ahead of time where to find the best light and the best shooting locations, thus we were able to pack in a lot more shooting than I would have been able to do on my own. “I’ve also found it very valuable to shoot with a professional photographer.  You have provided me with as much or as little assistance as I have asked for, and at the same time you have never been even the remotest bit intimidating.  You’re approachable and eager to share your experiences with me when asked, and also just as happy to shoot in silence.”Lee Carney

“Steve is a very enthusiastic photographer & teacher and was able to get me thinking about my photography and what I was trying to say through my images. Unbeknownst to myself, I was self limiting my shooting & printing style. Steve got me thinking about my photography as an art – an expression of myself, as opposed to only a replication of the scene in front of the camera.

– In just 2 days I feel that I saw much of Yosemite Valley, much more than I would have seen if I have traveled alone. With Steve’s knowledge of Yosemite we were able to find the best location to suit the prevailing weather conditions, which in Yosemite can change by the minute. Without the knowledge and eagerness of Steve, there would have been many images that I would not have captured… Who would have thought standing in the rain and snow at Tunnel View at 05:00 in the morning would have produced such a wonderful photo opportunity?

– Steve is a really easy going guy that is very fast to adapt to a persons’ shooting style, and was willing to offer as much or as little advice as you require.

– I thoroughly recommend Steve to anybody who is serious about their photography, whether you are entry level or a pro. In addition, Steve was also able to shed a good deal of insight about what we were shooting, from an environmental and historical perspective. A fountain of knowledge that he is more than willing to share whilst you are waiting for the ‘right light'”

James Mitchell


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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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