Who is Your Shot?

This assignment ran from May 14 to Jun 5, 2013.
Hundreds of thousands of people have shared more than a million photos over the past six years as a wonderful testament to the joy of photography. That's amazing! We are so grateful for your generosity and the stories you've shared with us. More...

Curated by:

Monica C. Corcoran
Director, Your Shot
Assignment Status
  • Open

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Published Jun 17, 2013.
Thank you for your contributions!

Everybody needs somebody ...

Posted may 28, 2013

To paraphrase Merriam-Webster, a community is a group of individuals with common interests. That definition does not come close to describing Your Shot. This past weekend, I watched as many of you uploaded for the first time, raised a question, and had it answered by one of your own. I could have responded, but didn’t because there was no need. That is what a community does. Individuals step up, reach out, and help each other.

Keep up the good work!

Words Matter

Posted may 20, 2013

Wow! It hasn't even been a week since we launched and we are amazed at the photos being submitted and the response from the community. Keep 'em coming!

While every photo may tell a story, a caption can help connect the dots for the viewer—words matter, too. If there is a story behind the photo, be sure to include it. Don't forget the details and bits of information that explain the who, what, when, where and why of the photo. A great caption can take your photo to the next level and make it even more memorable. The better we understand the photo, the better we get to know you, the photographer. Why, at that specific moment, did you click the shutter? 

Tell us more. We can't wait to hear.

Who are you?

Posted may 14, 2013

As we launch the new beta website, we are asking ourselves who are these passionate, creative people who have made this community what it is and who are the new members who will help shape the community moving forward. So as our first public beta assignment tell us a little about yourself through photography—show us who you are. 

We look forward to meeting you.

Monica C. Corcoran

Monica C. Corcoran

Director, Your Shot
Monica C. Corcoran is an award-winning photography producer with 20 years experience in visual storytelling. She is a director at National Geographic managing the Your Shot photo community.