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Through the Lens [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
A great photograph should speak for itself, but that doesn't mean there aren't great stories behind it. This program highlights the work of daring photographers who have captured images for National Geographic. Viewers are presented with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of ten of the most exciting pictures from the magazine's recent history. Image locations range from icy mountains at immense heights to sweltering deserts below sea level. With offerings from photographers Tom Campbell, Greg Child, Karen Davies, and others, students learn what happened behind the lenses that captured some of the best adventure shots in recent memory.
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47 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Elements of Photographic Composition (0:47)
  • Carsten Peter: Danger Zone (5:12)
  • Nevada Wier: Split Second Timing (4:22)
  • Bruce Kirkby: Endurance (5:47)
  • Gordon Wiltsie: Getting the Right Angle (5:42)
  • Greg Child: Human Ambition (4:02)
  • Tom Sanders: Arrested Motion (5:11)
  • Tom Campbell: Single Frame (3:52)
  • Karen Davies: Capturing Energy (3:57)
  • George Steinmetz: Heightened Perspective (4:30)
  • Photography: the Edge of Risk (1:51)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2004.
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40844 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (47 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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