This single DVD contains all material found on both VHS tapes. Two hours of location shooting, discussion and valuable instruction in six easy-to-follow chapters:
The Visionary Wilderness: Translating Vision to Film
This module explains why the images we thought we saw are so different from the images that end up on film. Galen Rowell investigates this “visual deception” and tells us how to make images that end up being more powerful than what we see.
Eye to Eye: Principles of Wildlife Photography
This segment covers both the creative and logistical challenges of wildlife photography. From location selection to film selection, and from trip length to focal length, you’ll get Frans Lanting’s unique approach to shooting in the wild.
Ethical Issues: Charting a Course Into the
Future of Photography
While photography always involves an element of illusion, the new practices of altering content through digital means or controlled shooting conditions are changing the field. Frans and Galen discuss how photographers can maintain credibility with each other and with their audiences in this brave new world.
Every Picture Tells a Story: An Editorial
Approach to Nature
This module offers a look at how Frans conceptualizes images to express unique editorial ideas. See how Frans comes up with his ideas, how he finds his subjects, and how he constructs an actual photo essay.
A Zone System for Color: Innovative
Though color has no direct parallel to Ansel Adams’ famous black-and-white zone system of exposure, Galen explains color photography methods to reach the same end. Learn how to control a full ten stops of contrast using neutral-density filters and fill-flash.
Publishing Your Vision: The Making
of Photo Books
Understand the creation and production of two complete photography books. See actual materials from Frans’ and Galen’s projects, and view the end result of two highly acclaimed efforts.