Posts Tagged ‘nationalgeographic’

A Tribute to Discomfort: Powerful Insights from Nat Geo Photographer Cory Richards

Digital media company Blue Chalk recently teamed up with National Geographic photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create the deeply inspirational video you see above. Read more…

Q&A with Elizabeth Krist, Nat Geo’s Senior Photo Editor

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Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic, and the rest of the Nat Geo team seek photographers who have an eye for composing striking and electrifying images. But perhaps even more importantly, they want photographers who have a real curiosity about the world around them — those who aren’t afraid to delve into the intellectual and research aspects of an assignment.

To give photographers a better sense of what goes on behind the scenes at National Geographic, Elizabeth provided some insight into what type of work the magazine commissions, how photographers can pitch Nat Geo, and what you can do to get noticed. Read more…

Incredible: National Geographic Introduces You to Whisper, the BASE Jumping Dog

GoPros seem to have captured every activity known to man, but this is the first time we’ve ever seen a dog fly. The footage is part of a National Geographic feature on adrenaline junkie Dean Potter, who brings his dog Whisper along for every crazy ride. Read more…

Nat Geo’s Amy Toensing On Vulnerability & Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Acclaimed photographer Amy Toensing recently sat down with National Geographic, for whom she is a frequent contributor, to talk about her craft and offer insights into the world of photojournalism. Read more…

Creative ‘Selfies from Nature’ Ads Feature Animals Snapping Mirror Selfies

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Brazilian stock photo agency Diomedia recently found themselves in need of a creative advertising campaign. They were debuting a National Geographic Collection, and they needed to share this news in a way that would resonate with today’s culture.

What they came up with is a creative and fun campaign featuring (what else?) the almighty selfie. Read more…

Photograph Captures the Amazing Amount of Life Found in a Splash of Seawater

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Who knew a dipperful of seawater contained so much life? Well, photographer David Liittschwager, that’s who, because in 2006 he captured this eye-opening photograph for National Geographic. Read more…

Iconic Magnum Photogs Harvey & McCurry Set Out to Create the Ultimate Camera Bags

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Outdoor-apparel company Filson has teamed up with two of the most notable Magnum photographers, Steve McCurry and David Alan Harvey, to create the ultimate set of camera bags. From simple totes to full-fledged backpacks, the line-up is impressive across the board. Read more…

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…