Welcome Michael Durr To The Luminous-Landscape Team

Photographer Profiles

December 18, 2017 ·

Kevin Raber

Our Team Is Growing

Luminous-Landscape is growing again. As you may have noticed lately, we have been introducing a lot more video content with articles. Video has always been an important part of Luminous-Landscape. Audience tastes have changed in the last few years, and with the ever-increasing popularity of YouTube, more video content is being produced than ever before.

While the written word of articles and reviews is great, video allows us to add more. You can see a product work. You can watch a video of software in use and see how the mouse moves, what menus to select, and what the outcome of certain actions are in realtime. Plus, as you can see in our Master Series videos, and The Leica Story, a video allows you to see and hear a subject share something, with all the emotion and enthusiasm intact in a way that just can’t be expressed in words.

Since the beginning of Luminous-Landscape, the responsibilities for video content have fallen on Chris Sanderson’s shoulders, and he has done an amazing job. His videos have preserved many adventures, and allow us to go back and relive times with Michael Reichmann, and revisit amazing places. We can even relive the laughs, as so many have done with the very popular blooper video. You can visit our YouTube Page and subscribe and be notified of new releases as we add them.




Chris has been overwhelmed this past year with projects. They’ve been numerous, and a number of them were multi-camera shoots on location. For each video, he needs to spend hours and hours editing content. Meanwhile, other projects are waiting to be completed. Right now, hes probably juggling 6 or more projects.

I realized – especially after speaking with Chris, and being reminded what is humanly possible – that we needed an additional videographer if we were going to accomplish what I would like to do in 2018. Thus, I spent a number of months searching for someone with the right fit, and I’d like to introduce Michael Durr to our team.


Michael Durr

The Luminous-Landscape team is now four. In addition to myself, we have Debra Fadely-Raber – my wife, Chris Sanderson, and now Michael Durr. Debra has become an invaluable member of the team, handling all the detailof workshops, customer service, the Endowment, the layout of articles by contributors, and much more.

Micahel’s responsibilities will be additional video content and editing. Working closely with Chris, Michael – who lives in Indianapolis where Im located – will be filming and editing a number of videos each week, as well as maintaining our YouTube presence.

Michael has a long history with video content, and has recently moved to Indianapolis with his wife and three-month old baby.

YouTube has become the new Google, and it is very important we have a major presence on that platform. Some of our older videos have been available on YouTube for quite some time. We will move more content there as we move forward.  We will have some content that is YouTubeonly, like a quick review of products, announcements etc. We‘ll also have some unique content, and will keep you abreast of this as we get closer to a release dateLastly, we’ll be doing a lot more travel content, as well as visiting vendors and photographers like we did in The Leica Story. This will be split between Chris and Michael.

As we progress through the next twelve months, we’ll have more to share. In the meantime, feel free to welcome Michael.  You can reach him at mrd@luminous-landscape.com



Kevin Raber 
December 2017

Kevin Raber

Photography is my passion and has been for 45 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.

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