Assignment

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 Clare Corcoran
Managing Editor, Your Shot
Assignment Status
  • Open

  • Closed

  • Published

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 Clare Corcoran

Monica Clare Corcoran

Managing Editor, Your Shot
Monica C. Corcoran is an award-winning photography producer with over 15 years experience in visual storytelling. She is a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Society managing the Your Shot photo community and the National Geographic Magazine Photo Contest.
354 comments
angad achappa
angad achappa

Hi everyone,

Even though i upload a lot of images on my FB page, I have a selected few images here on NatGeo, would like to know what you think of them?

Regards,
Angad Achappa

SURESH BALAJI
SURESH BALAJI

hi friends i just upload my week end photos plz given your comments i am waiting

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

Congrats to all included in the published story ,wonderful job all of you.....

Lucy Beveridge
Lucy Beveridge

Many congratulations to all the photographers whose brilliant photos have been chosen for this story and many congratulations to everyone who has participated!! A lot of talent has been seen in the "Who is Your Shot" assignment so everyone deserves big congratulations!!

Paul Martens
Paul Martens

This is gonna be a great story with more than 7800 submissions and so many fantastic and awesome shots. This can't go wrong. This is just gonna be awesome I'm sure ;-)

carol worrell
carol worrell

Having an assignment offered has been a wonderful way to challenge myself and stretch the imagination.  I tried many different techniques that I might not have even considered before this assignment. I just want to thank you for the time, effort and work it takes to make this site available. It has been nothing short of amazing to be able to bond with others who have the same passion and to see their work displayed. It has been a fun and entertaining way to learn.

Ivan Lesica
Ivan Lesica

Some people are going to get mad at you for moving the publication date...,have you red the latest comment ? Ha,ha...just kidding...Lots of great shots submitted ,it can not be easy to choose the perfect ones...I can not wait to see the finished project ! Have I mentioned how much I like this new updated site...? I know...,I know ... probably twenty times by now....   :-)


Ahfaz Ansari
Ahfaz Ansari

Why are you guys shifting your published deadlines, till yesterday you were supposed to declare results by 12th, today it has become 14th.

Savitha Ravi
Savitha Ravi

Hi All,

I am new to Nat Geo. Have uploaded just 6/7 photos. Would like to hear the review of the same.

Matthew Fritz
Matthew Fritz

Hello, My name is Matt and I have always wanted to be a nature photographer and for once I'm finally getting around to doing something about it. I really love this "your shot" and can't wait to fill it with my photos. Enjoy my photos, not to brag too much but I am told they make great wallpapers :). I am a fanatical outdoorsman so expect more animal shots, right now we have had alot of bad weather here in the SE of Pennsylvania so for now I am doing alot of flowering plants and trees and channeling Audubon BUT there will be more animals on the way I promise you. My next photo shoot will be on the Cicada. Once they emerge in my area.

rosalie bulandos
rosalie bulandos

Hello everybody! Im just new in this community as well as a new user of an SLR but NG has been a part of my learning  since i was in college.  I'm very glad NG has this part of sharing photos even for an amateur like me.  Its my first time to upload photos and submit it in this assignment.  I took a lot of courage to post my photos and share it with you guys because I've seen all their works and most of them are great!  I hope you can visit my space here and help me improve.  Do comment and suggest though i only have few photos =).   Thanks NG! Hope you'll know how much knowledge you've stored in my brain....and actually, NG gave me the spark for photography (which i almost give up)  a long long time ago. Glad i got one good cam now and it's a nice feeling I'm already a part of this big community.  Keep inspiring us NG!

nithish vasu
nithish vasu

miss  Meghan Murphy I HAVE A TROUBLE SIGNING TO PROJECT NOAH !  CAN YOU HELP ME OUT.

I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN JOINING IN PROJECT NOAH 

Christian Ceres Merry
Christian Ceres Merry

Is there a way to go back to my previous comment if the page won't scroll to the previous comments? I'm sorry if there is a way to see the past comment. I just wanted to say thanks for the nice comments before, and this has been fun seeing everybody's photos. What a great site and what an inspiration too.

Jim Ivey
Jim Ivey

I have a question on the rules which may seem understood by most but - cropping isn't mentioned at all - is that an ok edit?   

Melissa Ferguson
Melissa Ferguson

I'm getting excited for everyone as the Assignment comes to an end very soon!  It is like waiting to see which one of us has hit the lotto!  I am having lots of fun with this new platform and enjoying seeing such wonderful photography and creativity!  Cheers to everyone and congratulations as ya'all are already winners in my book!  Thanks to Monica and all the other staff members for all the hard work and dedication to Your Shot!  

Mike Melnotte
Mike Melnotte

Hi Monica!   Quick question about NG stock photography.  Several years ago my 1st DD pick was requested to be used for NG stock image portfolio.  Is NG still actively requesting images from the DD and other user submitted content?  Just curious.  You guys rock.  Thanks! 

Greg Knudsen
Greg Knudsen

In the transfer to the new system, I lost a significant amount of my previous descriptions. I think we used to have a 500-character limit, and now it appears to be around 400. Also, I've lost all my star-ratings and comments that used to be so valuable. My new gallery indicates some comments, but when I click to read them, they are nowhere to be found. A message says to be patient since it might take a few days, but it's been a few weeks.

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

Hello... have recently joined national geographic through a friend's suggestion..

I love photography though I am not good at it at all.. I am more inclined towards nature photography... and I am looking forward to learn alot here and to work towards being a good photographer!

I have uploaded some pics... please take a look and suggestions and all kinds of criticisms are welcome!!

Salman Siddiqui
Salman Siddiqui

Eager to see the results now. With close to 8000 pics uploaded I am curious as in how many days will it take before Monica comes up with final results .. 

sanjay upadhyay
sanjay upadhyay

Hello, I am Sanjay Upadhyay and just finished uploading picture. Waiting to hear the suggestions. This a good platform to share pictures. It helps to see the hidden things from our own eyes....

Hiren Vadiya
Hiren Vadiya

Hi all, I am hiren and just uploaded few pics here on WHO IS YOUR SHOT? watch out and let me know about pics and suggestions are welcome.

Binayak Dewan
Binayak Dewan

Hi I am Binayak Dewan from Darjeeling and am new here, have submitted a few of my shots in "Who is your Shot" do check it out - I would love to hear your comments on my photos

Jorge Ricardo Perez Mayo
Jorge Ricardo Perez Mayo

I'm Jorge Ricardo. Is my first time writing here. I love natural environments. Get photos to birds, specially, falcons. When I was e child, I watched "El hombre y la tierra". Spanish serial directed by Felix Rodríguez de la Fuente about natural live. That serial create in me, the interest to know about species. Principally animals.

 I'd like travel the world taking photos from animals in it's natural environments.

 Thank you.

cristina santini
cristina santini

I'm Cristina and I've just decide to pop in to say how great I found this new website. Being able to be part of NG since few years ago it had given me the opportunity to share my passion with people from around the world and to learn from the shots of so many talented people. I love the new opportunity of the assignements and the chance to interact with staff of NG. You've made a great job, still few things perhaps to do (I hope I'll be able to see all the comments of  my old shots migrate into the new one soon) but the quality of the images now it's great!!! I was so very proud to be part of your book Life in Color that I made all my friends to buy a copy! So thank you very much to everyone for being here!!!

LC Singh
LC Singh

Hi everyone. I recreate the experience that I have had when I captured those overwhelming moments. Pl see if they move you as well. I bet they will:)

Bhawna Gupta
Bhawna Gupta

hello everybody i am a new addition...a participant to this wonderful website.Please check out my gallery to view everyday photographs to which everyone can connect , enjoy and cherish.thank you Nat.Geo. for proving us a whole new dimension to explore

Patti Lee Turon
Patti Lee Turon

I'm a relatively new member and I just want to say HI to all of you. Please check out my gallery and I hope you find a photo you can relate to and enjoy. I love nature. Thank you Nat. Geo. for giving us a space to share what we enjoy.

Leonardo V.
Leonardo V.

@Ivan Lesica The other day I tried to simulate a selection in only two pages of the gallery and I had much problems with indecision. :) And there's more! I think to cure such an assignment you must take a lot of inspiration, sensitivity and some concentration. Often, inspiration comes only in flashes. Now, imagine you stay inspired and focused for nearly 8000 photos in a row!! What can we say... Have another assignment coming up with almost 6000 photos and still 12 days to finish. It's Your Shot taking monumental proportions! #LetsExplore and hold firm friends! :))

Pradeep Chitta
Pradeep Chitta

@Ivan Lesica 12 days is not much time. Reviewing 7894 photos in 12 days then.. editing and publishing a story out of it is a tremendous effort. I really appreciate and thank the editors for their hard work. 

Monica Clare Corcoran
Monica Clare Corcoran moderator expert

@Ahfaz Ansari We are currently in a public beta phase which allows us to work out kinks in the process while welcoming new members to the community. Your patience is appreciated. We share your enthusiasm and we can't wait to share the finished story.

Matthew Fritz
Matthew Fritz

Also I wanted to add that If you would like to see more of my photos Click on the globe link on my profile... ;)

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy moderator expert

Hi @nithish vasu, I'm sorry to hear that. You can send us an email at community@ngs.org and we would be happy to connect you with their tech support team so they can help!

Christian Ceres Merry
Christian Ceres Merry

Hey I just noticed I was on when the assignment was ending did anyone else do a countdown? :) Silly.. this was fun, thanks Nat Geo.

Karri N.
Karri N.

@Jim Ivey   Cropping shots is perfectly fine and at times, makes a shot a lot better. Just remember to make sure that no side is less than 1600 pixels (as it was in the old site).

Sampada Kalyani
Sampada Kalyani

@Jim Ivey I think its ok because cropping does not involve any change in originality of photograph.

It's ok!!

Leonardo V.
Leonardo V.

@Salman Siddiqui Eager to see the compilation and also eager to see what will be our next challenge, where we'll need to go for capturing the new shots for the next assignment --the best part!

Salman Siddiqui
Salman Siddiqui

@Leonardo V. @Ivan Lesica My browser starts to hang when I load more and more photos. There are soo many of these uploaded :P

I am sure it is tough task for Monica and her team to go through them and opt for the best.

Leonardo V.
Leonardo V.

@Sampada Kalyani @Jim Ivey Some cameras have cropping as a native feature (crop mode) directly on the sensor, which decreases slightly the actual dimensions of the image but gives you a few millimeters more in range of your lens, and a higher speed in sequential shots. With these "super sensors" today, with tens of megapixels available --even in compact cameras, the effect of the cropping on the final image is becoming increasingly relative. It's just a matter of common sense when using this feature to get beautiful photos! ;)

Jim Ivey
Jim Ivey

@Sampada Kalyani @Jim Ivey  Thank you Sampada, I was thinking it was ok too but something in the way one of the rules was worded caused uncertainty, so I appreciate your reply. : )   

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