Here’s a list of videos I own and enjoy! (For a list of Magazines I read and enjoy check out the article here )
Nikon Masters Series Videos-Good videos put on by some of the best in the business. The likes of Bob Krist and others show you how to take better pictures with your gear. Good for both Nikon and Non-Nikon owners.
the Photographers-National Geographic- A great dvd showing what it is like to work for the National Geographic
Ansel Adams – PBS – A great portrait of a great photographer. Directed by Ric Burns.
The Sand Pebbles-”Hello engine…I’m Jake Holman.”…Not a photography video (except for the awesome cinematography), but perhaps one of the greatest movies ever made. Steve McQueen’s performance as Jake Holman is awesome, and a stellar cast make this movie outstanding. If you get the chance, watch it, if for no other reason than to see Steve mcQueen go beyond Bullett. A great movie. “Main Stem stop wow.”….
Shooting War – Dreamworks- The story of the Combat Photographers in WWII, narrated by Tom Hanks. Directed by Richard Schickel and Produced by Steven Spielburg-Awesome.
War Photographer – First Run- A film about James Nachtway and what it takes him to be a Combat Photographer -A Film by Christian Frei- Incredible.
W.Eugene Smith-Photography Made Difficult-American Masters- An uncommon film about an uncommon man & an extraordinary photographer, a very engaging story.
Through the Lens-National Geographic-Not as seamless as “The Photographers” but still a good dvd about extreme-photographers , some of whom didn’t live to the end of production.
The Adventure of Photography-Kultur-A good 4-hour DVD taking you through the history of photography, from the first daguerrotypes through contemporary photography (made in 1998). An enjoyable trip through history.
The Speed of Light-Nikon-If you have any interest in the Nikon i-TTL system, Joe McNally does a great job explaining the system and showing how good it is.
Rear Window-Alfred Hitchcock-A classic movie about photography, voyeurism, and trouble. A great movie starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.