Photographers and travelers, find a cozy couch and get ready to binge watch Netflix‘s new featured series Tales By Light. Created by Canon Australia and National Geographic Australia, this six-episode season follows the adventures of distinguished photographers as they traverse 15 countries and create epic photographs. Cinematographer Abraham Joffe tells the story of each image in beautiful 4K detail, following photographers to far-flung places and highlighting the incredible focus, drive, and dedication each photographer demonstrates to get their shot. The series originally aired on National Geographic Australia, but as of November 11, US Netflix subscribers can enjoy an incredible behind the scenes perspective of Travel Photography.
Airing of Season 2 is already underway on National Geographic Australia, introducing new photographers and the lengths they go to tell a visual story,
Documentary storytelling is one of the most popular forms of art. And the 99% of the earth’s population who know and love Sir David Attenborough will agree.
It’s so popular because it gives us a deeper look into a perspective other than our own.
What is so often overlooked, however, is the core role that photographers and cinematographers play in uncovering these perspectives. They’re our eyes – the gateway to a world previously unseen.
Often it’s as though we look straight through them, to the story they are telling.
The photography adventure series Tales By Light changes this – it flips things around. Now we’re looking back at the photographers as they capture and retell the story. We’re invited to absorb their inspiration, share in their devotion and explore their thoughts.
With lots of existing reality programs showcasing everything from deep sea fishing to modeling, Tales of Light finally brings well-deserved attention and a realistic view to the exhilarating, often punishing career of the travel photographer. Just a few minutes into the first episode you’ll find yourself itching to pack your camera bag and have an adventure!