Posts Tagged ‘watch’

Watch the National Geographic Film “The Photographers” For Free Online

Back in 1996, National Geographic released a documentary film titled “The Photographers” that gives the world a behind-the-scenes look at how the magazine’s amazing imagery is created:

Going behind the camera and on assignment with veteran photographers for National Geographic, this documentary answers the eternal question asked by the magazine’s readers: “How in the world did they get that shot?” The photographers recount the grueling preparation that shooting for the magazine entails, from mundane details such as obtaining visas to preparing oneself for dangers such as severe climates, deep-sea dives, raging beasts, and local bandits. [...] this video is a visual delight, as many examples of noteworthy National Geographic photographs, and entertaining explanations of how the shot was set up and snapped, appear throughout. [#]

What’s great is that you [US residents] can watch the entire 53-minute film for free over on SnagFilms.

The Photographers (via NYIP)


Update: Readers are reporting that the film isn’t available outside the US. Sorry guys…

‘The Presidents Photographer’ by PBS

The PBS documentary that we mentioned yesterday is actually available online in its entirety. If you’d like to see what it’s like being the official photographer to the President of the United States, then this 20 55 minute program will be very interesting to you. Check out the 20 minute excerpt embedded above or through the link below.

The Presidents Photographer – Full Program


Thanks for the heads up, Andy!

Genius of Photography Series by BBC

The Genius of Photography” is a six part BBC series that explores some of the most famous photographs ever taken, and looks into what makes them special. The official YouTube channel has all six episodes in their entirety.

F-Stop Watch for Photo Geeks Tells Time in Aperture Values

This watch has a maximum aperture of f/2. Wait… What? That’s right, this novelty watch for uber photo geeks by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild has f-stop numbers on its face instead of the 12 hours used by normal people. If you’re ready to geek-out your wrist, it’s available in their online shop for $36.