Getting that perfect shot can be difficult. There are a number of different variables that come into play that can make or break whether that shot is National Geographic worthy, such as lighting, motion, gear, and even the camera case. These tips are designed to help you get the best shot possible, not matter what the situation.1. Know the LightThe first thing you should do is assess where the light is coming from and use that to your advantage. Whether the light is natural or... continue reading
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I'm so happy that this shot of mine has been selected by National Geographic and is on-line in the daily dozen section. No money, but great gratification as I take pictures only on holidays!The shot was taken last summer in Porto, Portugal. continue reading
After four times participating in the annual photo contest hold byNational Geographic Traveler magazine, I finally won the Merit prize in 2010. I think I am lucky this year, it's really hard for me to get such a encouragement. Although the award benefit is smaller than the prize that I won in 2008, I still prefer this one.All the contest result have been announced on the official website of National Geographic Traveler magazine as follows:http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/2010-... continue reading
Today I was surprised to find the Guide for Romania in German from National Geografic, with one of the cover photographs being mine.It is so hard to actually find where your work has been posted or published that I was actually quite happy to see this one.Here is the black and white version of the photograph used on the book, but bellow you can see the book itself.You can check the book here: Romania, National Geographic Guide.Along with this one, on amazon I found two over books for... continue reading
I have been a member now for about 5 months. Its been fun... I still have no idea what DT wants in terms of stock and what they will reject. I have submitted pictures that I was certain would be of great interest, only to be rejected and have also had the reverse happen also.I do have a small beef with that only because I worked in creating and archiving stock shots for many years and thought I had a good idea on what would be useful. I have to admit though that my potenial audience is small and... continue reading
I'm a real fans of National Geographic. so this could be very very exciting for me :-)I shot several photos and made a BKT exposure from that scene, this is one of them:anyway, no one has downloaded this image, maybe it's not that microstock type, :-)here is the website of the contest, you can find all the winners and their photos:http://intercontinentalconnections.com/winners.phpBTW, I bought a NIKKOR 105/2.8 MICRO and a AF 14-24/2.8 from B&H online store by using the... continue reading
The DT "Resources" section recommends a few books for photographers...I just wanted to mention a few others that I have particularly enjoyed reading and have thought to be useful.National Geographic Field GuidesMany of the photographers at the National Geographic are legends (or at least should be) for the photos they produce when on assignment.This series of books gives lots of practical advice on the equipment to use and technical aspects to keep in mind when taking a picture.One of... continue reading
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