National Geographic photos are a synonym for exceptional photography. In this video from Advancing Your Photography channel, you will learn how to achieve this kind of shots. Award-winning photographer Robert (Bob) Holmes teaches you how to master the techniques that will give your photos the National Geographic style. He shares some secrets of recognizing and catching the perfect moment and light, and these can help you make your travel shots NatGeo worthy.
To really understand light and see the shot before it happens is a skill one can only gain through experience. Most of us can see good light when it’s staring us in the face, but predicting the future isn’t easy. It’s something we should all try to learn, though, especially if we plan to shoot any kind of documentary.
This video from The Great Courses, is an excerpt from a course which includes twelve National Geographic photographers. Featuring professional adventure & Alpine photographer, Cory Richards, this particular short video breaks down one of his photographs. He talks about the various light sources, how they all come together, and how to see it in advance and be ready for the shot.
It seems that lately there’s been an entire movement aimed at getting photographers and models off the train tracks. No wonder, considering how many people die as train hits them while taking photos. TODAY recently investigated how long it takes for you to hear the train. It turns out that, once you do – it may be too late.
In the midst of it all, National Geographic posted a photo on their Instagram account with a girl standing on train tracks. According to the users, this image encourages both dangerous behavior and breaking the law. Therefore, there were fierce reactions of many photographers, who flooded the photo with comments of disapproval.
The series is joint venture between National Geographic and Canon.
Season 1 (six half hour long episodes – available on Netflix worldwide) follows five photographers around the world documenting their approach to photography and story telling.
Continue reading to watch the trailer for both Season 1 and Season 2…
In my home town, there’s a pair of sparrowhawks that regularly nest in one of the churches in the town centre. Foxes were a regular visitor to the back garden when I was a kid. Just yesterday, I almost stepped on a hedgehog in a friend’s garden. Wildlife is all around us. Sure, we might not be seeing creatures like lions and wildebeest, but there’s still plenty for us to see.
Wildlife cameraman Bertie Gregory got his lucky break at the age of 17. After being selected as one of 20 young photographers to participate in the 2020 Vision Project, their job was to go around the UK and “prove that British wildlife is not sh*t”. He thought he’d drawn the short straw when he was assigned the “Urban Wildlife” category.
We’re all familiar with alligators and some people encounter them on a daily basis, but despite their healthy population and proximity to humans there’s a lot we don’t know about their feeding habits.
Thanks to National Geographic’s Crittercam, researchers from the University of Florida were able to get unprecedented access to the daily (and nightly) habits of wild alligators and watch them feed.
Much to their surprise, the POV camera also recorded a seemingly narcoleptic alligator.
Photo shoots are stressful enough when you’re dealing with even a handful of human subjects. Could you imagine if you had to shoot over 12,000 animals?
Well, this endeavor is a reality for photographer Joel Sartore, who was commissioned by National Geographic to capture Photo Ark, a series of portraits that show off the world’s 12,000 captive species before they disappear. [Read more…]
Looking to learn more about the mysterious lives of Australia’s saltwater crocodiles, National Geographic’s Young Explorer Trevor Frost set out to capture unique footage of the world’s biggest crocodiles.
His tools: toy remote-controlled boats, foam blocks, duct tape and a handful of GoPro cameras.
His goal: get the “salties” to take a shot at the unusual prey.
The results: National Geographic worthy point-of-view footage of how the crocs bite their prey.
The huge popularity of action cameras has resulted in endless point-of-view videos, used anywhere from sharing with friends on social media to high-end commercial productions, with varying levels of awesomeness.
While many of these videos are nothing to write home about, and the POV-style video is getting a bit old, the people over at National Geographic hit the nail on the head with this one.
Featuring a great subject, location, concept and cause, this video shows what it looks like to be eaten by vultures in Tanzania’s Serengeti.
In the clip below, National Geographic Traveler photographer, Dan Westergren, wanders the city streets looking for great photographs–sharing his process with us along the way.
Though this particular clip is set in the weird city (their words, not mine) of Austin, Texas, all of the tips Westergren shares in the video can easily be substituted in just about any major metropolis. No, you may not be able to capture Texas’s capital building or visit a really fun looking beard contest, but the pointers are just as valid. [Read more…]