Today is a very sad day in our photographic community – Michael Reichmann, the founder of one of my all-time favorite sites “Luminous Landscape“, passed away late last night after an extended battle with cancer. He was 71. Although I never had a chance to meet Michael in person, I always hoped that one day our paths would cross, since he has always been such a huge inspiration. A great teacher, an amazing photographer and from what I had heard from others, a very warm, kind and funny person. I learned so much from Luminous Landscape and the articles that Michael and his team put out on the site, and I have always recommended the site to our readers as one of the best sources on the Internet on landscape photography.
Michael’s accomplishments are too big to list here, so check out this page for details. In short, he was a true legend, who taught and inspired thousands of people worldwide. One of the last things Michael did before passing away is establish “Luminous-Endowment”, a charitable fund to provide financial assistance worldwide through grants to photographers and their projects. To see a list of available grants, please take a look at this page. The fund heavily relies on the photographic community to function, so if you would like to donate, you can do so through the Luminous-Endowment donation page.
Our sincere condolences to Michael’s family and friends.
Rest in peace dear teacher. You will always be remembered for everything you have done for the photographic community.