Posts Tagged ‘nationalgeographic’

Photographer Starts ‘Not a Bully’ Campaign to Change Negative Stereotype of Pit Bulls

In an effort to combat the ongoing belief amongst a great deal of the general public that pit bulls are an aggressive breed of dog, bred only to fight and hurt people, photographer Douglas Sonders has put together a PR campaign called Not a Bully — and it is already helping to change people’s perception of this lovely breed. Read more…

National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen Shares Her Journey Into Photography

In the short video above Senior National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen gives us a quick run-through of what inspired her photo career.

From an adorable image of her holding a camera up to her head the wrong way as a toddler, to the image that made it ‘click’ in her mind that photography was the route she wanted to take in life, she takes us on an inspirational three and a half minute journey.

Note: the short video is sponsored by Microsoft OneDrive, so it does come across as a bit of a commercial, but in no way does that detract from her story. Give it a watch and get some inspiration as you head into the weekend.

(via The Verge)

Amy Toensing Shares the Story Behind Her Photographs of the Oldest Culture On Earth

At an estimated 60,000 years old, the indigenous culture of Australia, the Aboriginals, are estimated to be the oldest still-surviving culture on the planet. And in the above video world-renown photographer Amy Toensing shares her experience photographing this incredibly unique culture for National Geographic, delivering an extremely heartfelt talk about the hardships the Aboriginal culture has continually faced since their land was colonized in 1788. Read more…

Photos of Skunk Owners Showing Off Their Quirky Choice of Pet at Skunk Fest

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Behold the work of South Carolina-based photographer Vincent J Musi and one of the most unusual photo sets you’re likely to run across today. As part of an April cover story for National Geographic on “exotic” pet owners, Musi went out and photographed the owners of an animal most of us wouldn’t dare bringing into our homes: skunks. Read more…

Aaron Huey Uses an Instagram Print Sale to Teach a New Generation the Value of Prints

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National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey made $10K selling prints on Instagram earlier this week, but it wasn’t because he needed the money. The incredibly talented photog wants to bring the joy of prints to a whole new generation because, in his own words, “Prints make the world a better place. Period.” Read more…

Photographer Steve McCurry Explains How to Pack Your Suitcase for an Assignment

We never thought we’d write that headline, but thanks to Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey you can now learn how to best pack your bags for an assignment from the one and only Steve McCurry — the iconic Nat Geo photographer behind the Afghan Girl photograph. Read more…

Photographing Two Stunning Atolls in the Indian Ocean, A Behind The Scenes Look

Marine biologist turned photographer Thomas Peschak spent some time documenting the remote atolls of Bassas de India and Europa, known to be home of some of the most beautiful seascapes in the world.

While doing so, cameraman Dan Beecham and writer Sunnye Collins created a behind the scenes video showing how Peschak went about capturing the beautiful scenery. Read more…

James Balog Teaming Up with Nat Geo to Document Melting Glaciers in Antarctica

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James Balog, the photographer behind the award-winning documentary Chasing Ice, is back at it again, capturing the ever-changing landscape of glaciers. This time though, he’s headed to the southern hemisphere, taking his passion and ambition to Antarctica for the project Extreme Ice Survey. Read more…

Inspiration: Jimmy Chin Offers Insights Into the Challenges and Rewards of His Career

These short interviews that National Geographic has been putting together for its PROOF blog are quickly becoming some of our favorites. Quick, to the point and always very inspirational, they feature masters of their craft who have reached great heights in their photographic careers.

This latest video features renowned climber and adventure/travel photographer Jimmy Chin talking about both the good and the bad of what he does. Read more…

Nat Geo’s Steve Winter on Big Cats and the Power of Heartbreaking Photos

Nat Geo photographer Steve Winter is one of those rare people who is living the dream he first had as a child. At eight years old, flipping through the pages of National Geographic, “my heart was gone” he says. That was it, his fate was sealed: he was going to become a National Geographic photographer.

In the video above he talks about that experience, his first assignment for National Geographic (a black jaguar was scratching at his door in the middle of the night and he was told it was no big deal) and how it’s the heartbreaking photos, probably more so than the beautiful ones, that really inspire change. Two minutes of pure inspiration.

(via PROOF)