ThinkTank Photo: They Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk
You know I’m a huge fan of the product line from ThinkTank Photo. One of the main reasons is that their product designs come from the minds of folks that know what a photo/videographer needs. In the real world. In the heat of the shoot.
Not just working photographers, but award winning photographers are behind this company.
Today, they just launched a new video series on photographers talking about their favorite or iconic shot. This is that photojournalism part I mentioned.
Short and sweet, they promise to come release one every 3 weeks.
Yes, we know that video of the cat riding the Roomba is adorable,but you know better.
and from Think Tank:
We just launched “About A Photograph,” a free video series that features some of the world’s leading photographers recounting the stories behind their images that captured global attention. Narrated by the actual photographers who took the photos, each short video will focus on the forces that led up to that perfect moment in time when subject, story, setting, equipment, and photographer converged
The first video in the series features Agence France-Presse photographer Saul Loeb. In it he narrates the events that led him to capturing the iconic “Presidential Hug” image from the 2012 United States presidential campaign. His photo captures a Florida pizza shop owner lifting and bear-hugging a surprised President Obama. At that moment Loeb felt, “This could end up being the defining photo of the campaign season.”
“About A Photograph” is being produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice, Think Tank Photo’s co-founders and award-winning photojournalists. The video series will feature current as well as classic and historic photographs that span a range of styles, including documentary/photojournalistic, fine art, nature/environment, sports, and politics.
When asked about the inspiration behind the video series, Kurt said, “When we photojournalists go out on assignment we never know what awaits us. It is through our training as experts in sensing when and where events will unfold that we are able to capture images that best convey the story. ‘About A Photograph’ lets us get inside the heads of these expert photographers at that fleeting moment of creation. The one trait these photos share will be that all are memorable and capture the essence of visual storytelling.”
We will release new “About A Photograph” videos every three weeks.
We hope you enjoy them.