The photograph was made on a Panasonic S1R and the S24-105mm lens. The raw image was converted to a DNG file using Adobe’s Raw Converter (as Lightroom hadn’t yet released support for the S Series, which is has done since). The Raw DNG file was then processed in Lightroom and finished in Alienskin’s Exposure X4, on an Apple Mac Pro using calibrated Eizo CG monitors.
It’s perhaps the dream job for most photographers; to be on assignment for the “Geographic”. It most certainly is one of mine. However, perhaps we don’t fully appreciate the lengths their commissioned photographers go to, to make the amazing images that grace the pages of the magazine.
Photographer Randy Olson shows how a job in Easter Island involved normal photography, astro photography, underwater photography and perhaps the most challenging of all, aerial photography using a kite, an Apple MacBook Air and an Apple iPad.
A fascinating look at how National Geographic Magazine photographer Joe McNally shoots a story called The Sense of Sight and how the editing process of the 1200 rolls of film takes place, including all the various editorial meetings which result in the 40 page magazine story.