Your Shot is a collaborative storytelling community with over 236,000 members from 196 countries. What started as a simple call for readers to send in their favorite photos has grown into a global community that educates, enriches and inspires.
The underlying thread that connects us all—the love of photography—compels us to keep shooting and keep sharing. The simple act of taking a photo brings us joy and gives us energy.
For this assignment, we asked you to send photos that show us who you are. Over 3,300 members responded by submitting almost 8,000 photos. The depth and breadth of your pictures confirm what we already knew: Your Shot is the most unique photo community out there.
In other words, you are simply the best and this is only the beginning!
Who is Your Shot?
You are a community of people who care about this planet and
see the connections between every living thing. You look at the world in a
unique way and with a different perspective. You are aware of and ready to
capture the special moments that go unnoticed by most. You see both the humor and the beauty in life on a daily basis. And you always have your camera.
• 46% of you are from the United States • 11% of you are from India • 6% of you are from Canada • 5% of you are from the United Kingdom
• 36% of you are between the ages of 18-29 • 29% of you are between the ages of 30-39 • 17% of you are between the ages of 40-49 • 11% of you are between the ages of 50-59
Who is Your Shot?
You take photos of anything and everything.
The situations can be found or set up. The subjects can be close to home or
from faraway locales. The photos can make you cry and just as easily make
you laugh. But one constant is that you take this seriously—it is a thoughtful process. Each frame is important and considered. The
end result might be a surprise, but you got the shot because you were in
the right place at the right time.
National Geographic believes we can change the world through amazing photography and powerful storytelling. That's why Your Shot was created. We want to work with you to tell stories that have meaning and that make a difference. It's a lofty goal, but as the song says, “Ain’t no mountain high enough!”
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.