Viewing Nature’s Beauty Through a New Lens

by Peter D. Marshall

by Sonia Harmon.

Photograph courtesy Moving Art by Louie Schwartzberg

Nature filmmaker and photographer Louie Schwartzberg wants to really open your eyes, and not just so you can see what’s in front of you. He’s made it his personal goal to help others see the beauty of the world—people, plants, places—in a different way.

He’s captured everything from San Francisco to fungi, but Louie is most widely known for popularizing timelapse photography, a technique in which frames are slowly captured so that when the video result is played, you can actually see “time lapse.” His TED Talk on gratitude and nature’s beauty has over three million views and he also recently directed the National Geographic IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World.

We spoke with Louie about his career in photography and why he believes it’s vital that we all become more connected to nature.

Read the rest of this article from National Geographic.

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