How to become a photographer for National Geographic?
"How to become a photographer for National Geographic?"
years of experience in their style of photography.
NG tend to use mainly freelancers and will not give commissions unless the person is very very experienced in that field.
how can I become a national geographic photographer?
The vast majority of Nat Geo photography is done by freelancers who either submit or are commissioned.
To get noticed you need to be excellent at the type of photography they like and you need to submit images to the picture editor.
99.9% of submissions get rejected.
Set your sites lower and work towards that.
How do I become a National Geographic photographer?
I admire the fact that you know what you want to do with your life and are starting to set goals to achieve that early on. With your attitude, you WILL make it!
A very well-known photographer, Jim Zuckerman, did exactly what you want to do. If you do a google search for his name, you will find a lot of information regarding professional, state of the art photography, and information on many classes that he teaches online, along with a team of excellent photographers from around the world.
I started out taking my first online class with Jim Zuckerman, and I cannot say enough good things about the man. He loves photography, and he loves teaching and mentoring others. Once I emailed him a question, and he actually took the time to call me on the telephone to have a lengthy discussion about the subject.
You could very well start out right now with taking some classes online to get your career jump-started. Start out with a Fundamentals of Photography Course, then perhaps move into learning about digital photography and Adobe Photoshop. Then you can take classes to learn specific things like lighting, processing camera raw files, etc.
Then when it comes time for college, you may decide to go for a degree in fine arts in college or at a university that specializes in photography, or you may decide to attend a school like Brooks School of Photography where that is the only thing they teach. It's wide open for you out there—just do a little research about what is available for you to do now while you are still in your teens. Just think—you could be entering your photography at the county fair, and it's entirely possible that you could have your own online gallery for sales before too very long. Wouldn't you love to be able to take Senior portraits for your friends?
Best wishes in your endeavor, and whatever you do, strive to have fun!
EDIT: After you google search for Jim Zuckerman, you will be able to email him and ask him the very same question yourself. You will see by his photography that he has been all over the world!
What is the oldest national geographic magazine and where can I get a picture of it?
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published in 1888, just nine months after the Society itself was founded.
This is a link for all magazine covers from 1888 through 2000:
How does National Geographic post process their photos?
Why is it when a person sees a good well taken picture with good focus, colours and composition that people automatically assume that they are manipulated in post processing?
There are just a few photographers (all good ones) who can actually take pictures like that without having to go crazy in photoshop afterwards.
I didn't see the National Geographic piece. I read "The Search for Modern China" by Jonathan D. Spence many years ago and it was comprehensive...but it hasn't been updated for a while, around 2000. Great for History, but China is changing too fast for it to cover modern China well, unless there is a newer edition. Check Amazon or my favorite, half.com