Tag archives for photography

Last Call: Enter Nat Geo’s Travel Photo Contest

Ever dreamed of being a Nat Geo photographer? Well, here’s your chance to make that dream a reality. But you’re going to have to act fast: The deadline for the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is coming up on Tuesday, June 30. Don’t miss your last chance to enter…and win big.

@NatGeoTravel Twitter Chat: Photo Tips

Calling all photography enthusiasts: Join @NatGeoTravel this Thursday, June 18, at 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat with National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson.

Your Shot Photo of the Month: Icelandic Ice Cave

Want National Geographic to highlight your photograph? Join our Your Shot community and participate in upcoming hashtag challenges for a chance to appear in “Traveler” magazine and Intelligent Travel.

Your Shot Photo of the Month: Window on Tibet

Simple, yet with a strong sense of place. That’s what stood out about this image of Tibet’s historic Tashilhunpo Monastery that was submitted to Your Shot, National Geographic’s online photo community.

Travel Lens: Steve McCurry’s World

A National Geographic Traveler editor goes behind the lens with photo legend Steve McCurry.

Behind the Traveler Photo Contest

Have you ever wondered what makes an award-winning photograph? Here’s your chance to find out. Join the judges of the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest for a Google+ Hangout On Air, and get the inside scoop on how they chose this year’s winners (they’ll be announced at the end of July!) from more than 18,000 submissions.

The Art of Mindful Photography

Photos can be a wonderful way of sharing meaningful experiences with others, but I worry that my attempts to document the moment make being present in it a challenge. Does photography support awareness of my immediate experience, or detract from it?

Chasing Photographs in America’s National Parks

If you approach America’s national parks like a nature photographer, not only will you get memorable images, but also you’ll experience the parks at their inspiring best. Here’s how.

Meet the Photographer: Pete McBride

Pete McBride has been adding a flash of panache to Traveler for roughly 15 years. “He brings the whole package to the magazine, ” says Director of Photography Dan Westergren. Though McBride started off making his name as a photographer, he has the literary chops to handle both text and images for feature stories–which is rare. And, as Dan notes, he has something else going for him: “the curiosity to find out what makes the world tick.” Here’s a small peek into the life and times of Pete McBride.

Photo Tip: The Benefits of Traveling Light

I often fantasize about heading out the door with just one camera hanging around my neck. But when I go on the road to take pictures for Traveler that’s not really possible. Because I’m supposed to get great photos no matter what, I often need to rely on different lenses to make a situation look more photogenic than it might in real life. But there are benefits to traveling light when you’re out making pictures.

When to Call Yourself a Pro Photographer

When can you call yourself a “professional” photographer? Is it when you buy an expensive camera, sell a picture, or get published? No one seems to agree.

The Best Travel Photos of 2013

The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has been a long, strange, and beautiful trip. We loved every minute of it, and we hope you did, too. Here are this year’s winners.