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Art Wolfe

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Runtime - length of the film: 05m19s
Language: english
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The culture- and wildlife photographer Art Wolfe was born 1951 in Seattle, USA. He published several books. The latest curated work, "earth is my wittness", was also exhibitet in Iserlohn, where we met him for this interview.

Art Wolfe talks about the love for nature and cultures, which made him become the photographer that he is today. He is not just taking pictures, he sees himself as a man on a mission: To document and to preserve the beauty of this earth.

 

Ragnar Axelsson

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m46s
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We've visited photographer Ragnar Axelsson in Iceland for an interview. He reports on his books "Last Days of the Arctic" and "Behind the Mountains" that took many years until completion.

"Last Days of the Arctic" documents the life of Greenland's natives, the Inuit. Ragnar describes the human impact on the Arctic and the risks he had to face.

"Behind the Mountains" tells the story of an Icelandic shepherd. Ragnar followed him since adolescence. He documented his work in the mountains of Iceland and his gradual changing life.

Observe Ragnar's world of snow, ice, nature and its danger

David Doubilet 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m59s
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David Doubilet 1

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Underwater photographer David Doubilet guides through his retrospective exhibition in Iserlohn, Germany. He tells exciting stories and provides insight into some special shots.
 
Doubilet compares features of colour and monochrome pictures. He reveals his fascination with Antarctica and remembers encounters with animals around the planet.
 
He looks back on his work and career spent in the oceans of the earth.

Composing with Time

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m47s
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Time, Time, Time,, we never seem to have enough. And how can we use it effectively ?
In photography this is something that rarely gets any special attention. If there light enough we don' t even think about it.  And with Auto everything on the camera, this liability is covered ... automatically.

What if we were able to really think about time and how this bears on the photo and then... crazy as it sounds ... try to use TIME to creatively make a given static location look like  something different? This is what Serdar from Photographer's Crossing  has done in this really informative new film.

At a prime sunset location along the Atlantic coast, in beautiful Portugal, we see how varying the time can create all kinds of possibilities in your results.  With insider tips for diminishing light and what extras you might need for a seaside photo sojourn, Serdar jumps right in with recommended times and exposures to help you achieve the best effects with fast receding daylight, water and rocks. So rock on !

David Doubilet 1

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m19s
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David Doubilet traveled planet earth and documented nature from the ocean's perspective. His underwater camera records scenes from another world.
 
His fascination with water began with an experience from his youth. Working under water poses risks and challenges that Doubilet never forgets. He rewards himself with surreal images which impress and alert. Climate change threatens ecosystems of oceans worldwide. Doubilets pictures show the fragility of these places.
 
He dived in the arctics and tropics, and returned with photos that surpass imagnination.

Grey Filters in Landscape Photography

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Runtime - length of the film: 17m46s
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Sedar Ugurlu is back on the coast of Portugal to help us understand the function and use of grey filters. He readily shares his own preferences and experience as to which filter types and why when making timed exposures.

Since his subject is typically landscapes he shows us two different types of neutral density filters An explanation in the way vendors mark their filters and how the markings translate to f-stops and exposure compensation and their relevant calculations is given a thorough treatment.

In his demonstration and application we see how to use the properties of the neutral density filter in combination with a standard grey filter. Which filters for which applications is discussed as well as what additional accessories might be useful, cable release,  exposure calculation apps, filter mounts etc.

If you've been wondering how to make breathtaking timed exposures with dramatic skies.and sculptured seascapes. You can start right here... grab your tripod...

Picturesque Places in Portugal

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m22s
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Serdar Ugurlu and Chris Bothner have been searching out some of the best shooting locations and want to share their experience and best locations with all of us.

Some people take vacation pictures and some people take picture vacations. Serdar wants to show us how to make the most of a great location: Portugal - The key apparently is that in an around Lisbon are some of the most picturesque locations on the Atlantic Seaboard and they are all with in an hour of each other!

Serdar introduces us to the west side and explains the benefits of hitting certain beaches at high and low tide. Once one location has been shown, he lets Chris take over with the next location. So tune-in and turn on-on to Portugal. Landscape and sunset shooting at it's peak!
 

Creative Nature Photography 6

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m05s
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Out of your easy chair and into the woods. Nature photographer Hans-Peter Schaub is back with another film. This time we are going to see how best to utilize a long focal length to advantage when shooting in the woods.

Common pre-conceptions about shooting in nature are put to the test as Hans-Peter demonstrates how using the Telephoto lens in both close-up and in targeting interesting details in a landscape are best achieved. The shallow depth is exploited in both subtly changing composition with focal points in close quarters and also in using the inherent compression of the narrow field of view to blend  interesting elements in a landscape.

These techniques can lead us out of the woods, so to say and can keep you and your photo results closer to nature.

Creative Nature Photography 5

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m21s
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It's spring time in the western hemisphere and we are back to nature with Hans Peter Schaub .

Here is another installment in his on going creative nature photography in the forest.  This time we are examining macro photography using very fast focal lengths. On hand for this investigation are some popular normal, portrait and telephoto lengths. Wait a minute... where are the macro lens???

That's the catch. Instead of using standard specialty macro lens, we see how to use the high speed standard lens in a similar application. We examine field depth, lighting, format choices and can compare the results of the different lenses.

So up off the couch and in to the woods with creative nature photography .
 

Creative Nature Photography 4

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m07s
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Nothing like combining nature and macro-photography.

Here is  Hans-Peter Schaub to take us into the woods and back out again. In a spring forest among a bed of blossoming wild-garlic plants; we get a look at combining wide angle lenses with macro techniques. 

As a means of comparison a small compact digital is also employed to demonstrate it's strengths. We learn that the way to get close is to use extension rings. We then can use these wide lenses to pleasing effect. The aperture tames the depth of field and extension rings provide the closeness desired in Macro photography.

As a final kicker, a fish-eye lens is then juxtaposed against the two wide angles and the compact camera. The uniqueness of the view adds yet another creative aspect to your work.

If you like Nature ... and macro...this is for you.