Happy New Year!
Many of you have been on this journey with us for some years and we are grateful for your ongoing passion, engagement, offerings, and support!
Others are fresh here and we welcome you to our global community that has been going strong and evolving since my father Michael Reichmann started The Luminous Landscape in 1999 (!)
It has been an unprecedented couple of years, and despite the unending and chaotic challenges, I see this era as a great time of revealing and unveiling.
The conceits about our institutions and civilizational bulwarks we once had are crumbling, but we have an ongoing opportunity for enlightenment.
What direction do we want to take?
The photographer can now settle into a new way of taking pictures as we embrace our camera and desire to print, showcase online etc, but more importantly what are beauty and the environment when we are so aware of our impact?
What is the preferred method for photo taking when we have so many canned filters vs the often laborious archaic process? Where is the sweet spot between an all too easy process and our unique craft?
We ask these questions and try and prompt each Lula members to stay fresh and inspired around these and other photographic ideas.
No matter our preference for camera setup or style, we have a chance to explore and dedicate ourselves to our craft in new ways this year. Let our tools sing as we find what’s suitable for our particular use in a time of dizzying choice.
Here at Lula, we are about ready to drop our newest addition to the site after three years. It enables the serious or dedicated photographer to share and showcase professionally and with wide reach in a new way; that is all I will say for now. We will be beta testing in the coming month or two.
I invite dedicated members to reach out if they wish to beta test this newest feature.
Irene and I and the kids have been spending time in the jungle on the southern coast of Costa Rica. It has been wild, rewarding, and surreal.
Stay safe, healthy, remember to move one breath at a time, and never give up on that shot that is a blink away and never where we expected it.
Josh + Irenee & The Lula Team.
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