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Sunrise/Sunset - A Day in the Life of the Dalai Lama
...daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in Sunrise/Sunset. Granted total access to His Holiness for 24 hours, this is a day in...
All The Days Of The Year
...a record of the seasons, the changing light from dawn to evening, sunrise and sunset; the changing weather from bright sun to overcast skies, fog, rain...
Light--Early, Late, and in Between
Episode 2 of The Art of Travel Photography Course
... Now watch as horseback riders are photographed in the surf at sunrise to learn how to handle changing light, build pictures from the background forward...
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Up All Night / A Flu / Exploring
Episode 3 of Little Bear Season 1
...Night : Little Bear decides that he will stay up all night to see the sunrise. A Flu : Little Bear doesn't feel well. Mother Bear tells him that...
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Fishers of Dar
...fishing community away from the market. It is structured between two sunrises and two sunsets: the story begins before dawn, with small lanteen sailed boats...
Stonehenge and Archaeoastronomy
Episode 1 of The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
Why were the motions of the Sun, Moon, and stars so important to ancient people? Investigate key astronomical directions noticed by all cultures. Then embark on your study of Stonehenge, seeing how it gave birth to the field of archaeoastronomy…
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Alignments at Maes Howe and Newgrange
Episode 3 of The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
Explore Neolithic tombs and monuments across Europe, discovering an array of alignments toward astronomical events. Start with two sites that are similar to Stonehenge in their clear orientation to the winter solstice: Maes Howe in the Orkney Islands, and Newgrange…
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Landscape Photography Site Research
Episode 8 of The Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography
Landscape photographs often requires photographers to do their research. In this lecture, take a trip out to the stark majesty of Death Valley and learn how landscape photographers decipher where to find the best potential for images-while leaving themselves open…
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Sons of Shiva
Sons of Shiva is a sustained attempt to film a four-day ceremony concerned with the worship of Shiva. Devotees of the God Shiva are shown from the initial taking of the Sacred Thread through gradually intensifying action to a culmination…
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Seeing and Navigating the Sky
Episode 2 of Our Night Sky Series
The naked eye is a powerful instrument: if you know how to use it. Learn the best times and conditions for observing, how to identify the positions and magnitudes of stars and planets, how the sky changes over the course…
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The Real Stonehenge
Episode 2 of The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
In the popular mind, Stonehenge was built as a sophisticated astronomical calculator presided over by priestly astronomers called Druids. But is this view dating from the mid-1960s correct? Address the evidence, and survey the archaeological record to discover the most…
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Working with Light in a Landscape
Episode 3 of Fundamentals of Photography II
Landscape photography may seem easy--just a matter of going outside and snapping away--but there's an art to excellent landscape photographs. And most times, it doesn't require fancy diffusers and flashes. Discover the secrets of expert landscape photographers, including when to…
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Chaco Canyon and Anasazi Astronomy
Episode 5 of The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
Travel to Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, where the Anasazi culture practiced sky-centered rituals a thousand years ago. Look for evidence of their astronomical knowledge, examine their many "sun daggers," and probe the controversial pictograph thought to depict the Crab Nebula…
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Moment in Landscape (Landscape)
Episode 12 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Continue to investigate what makes a great landscape photo by looking at the three key elements of any great photo--light, composition, and a moment--and how these ingredients factor into this genre specifically. See how Mr. Yamashita uses negative space, sense…
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Five Ideas for Successful Landscape Photos
Episode 12 of The Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography
Mr. Melford leaves you with five all-important ideas on making sure the next landscape photos you take are unforgettable ones. Using more work from his extensive portfolio, he shares inspirational advice on finding your own style, surrounding yourself with art,…
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Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations
Episode 14 of Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed
The Maya were expert sky observers. Discover that many of their buildings are oriented to view the rising and setting of celestial bodies, and still others are designed to interact with sunlight, creating tricks of light and shadows. Consider what…
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Compose with Color (Color & Light)
Episode 19 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
What is there to know about color? Plenty, as you'll discover in this enlightening discussion with Annie Griffiths. Watch as she demonstrates how to use the different "personalities" of colors--including black and white--to communicate emotions. Get practical tips on shooting…
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Good, Bad, and Magic Light (Color & Light)
Episode 17 of National Geographic Masters of Photography Course
Join Michael Melford, a landscape photographer and expert in natural light, for a discussion on lighting fundamentals. Take a deep dive into the four kinds of light he specifically looks for--diffuse light, side light, back light, and "magic" light--in addition…
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Four Kinds of Light in Landscapes
Episode 4 of The Guide to Landscape and Wildlife Photography
Every worthwhile landscape photo has three elements that make it powerful: composition, light, and content. Among the many topics you'll cover in this lecture are compositional aspects (such as leading lines and frames within frames) and the four kinds of…
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Meteor Showers, Comets, Eclipses, and More
Episode 6 of Our Night Sky Series
Explore a variety of special phenomena that are among the wonders of the sky. Some, like bright meteors, aurora, and many comets, are largely unpredictable. Others, like eclipses and annual meteor showers, occur at well-known times: although it may require…
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