Recently on Netflix I saw a program that I think all photographers should see. The show is called Tales by Light, and is an Australian production, though the photographers are from all around the world. The show follows their adventures as they travel the world to get the photos they want. This is their motto.
Behind every powerful image is a powerful story
You get to see some incredible parts of the world, and I have to admit I watched some episodes thinking, I want to go there, and others I was just in awe. I love the work of Peter Eastway, he has always been one of my photography heroes, so it was great to see him photographing the Antarctic and following in Shackleton’s footsteps.
You will see some photographers who do some extraordinary things, like swimming with sharks.
You can see the amazing gear they use, and how they use it. The show is what they call Branded Content, so it is to be expected in some ways.
The show takes you to many corners of the world, and looks at a lot of landscapes and the people in them.
The photography is phenomenal, and I am so envious of many of these photographers.
The show is shot beautifully as well and I found it really engaging. There are now two seasons. The first one is 6 episodes and each one features a single photographer. The second season is also 6 episodes, though each of the three photographers has two episodes.
If you get a chance to watch this series I couldn’t recommend it enough. I know it is available on Netflix here in Australia, but I don’t know about overseas. Perhaps those of you who have Netflix in other countries can let us know if you can see it. According to Wikipedia you should be able to, but I don’t know if you have access to both seasons.
I look forward to hearing what you think of the show. My favourite episodes were Season 1, episodes 1 and 5 and in Season 2 episode 4.