Who is Your Shot?

Published Jun 17, 2013 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 20 Contributors

    20 photos selected by

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Director, Your Shot
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    China. Heihe city.

    #china #travel

    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!

    Taking advantage of the visual illusion of infinity created by an installation - a play of walls ...

    #i #portrait #mirrows

    Editor's Note

    Nowadays the ubiquitous selfie can easily be overlooked as silly. However, if done well, a self-portrait can provide insight into that photographer’s unique vision and an appreciation of their life... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Director, Your Shot

    When I peered into a messy office window at Jardin du Palais Royal in Paris. I saw a reflection ...

    #paris #me #portrait #self

    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

    Welcome to my world.

    #fisheye #pov

    Editor's Note

    The creativity of the photographer comes shining through in this shot. The viewer is welcomed into his wacky world—there is so much to take in, your eye isn’t sure where to begin and where to end. ... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Director, Your Shot

    They say that authors should write what they know. Well, I'll bring that same adage to photograph...

    #hair #thehumanstory #flowing #eye #face #girl #long

    Sisters: people with the same kind of weird as you

    #fancy #blackandwhite #sisters #candid #love #formal

    Amazing moment when my Autistic granddaughter looked directly at me. It was the 4th of July, my b...

    #light #child #sparkle #eyes #portrait #fireworks

    I was shooting an apartment for a story that told about the new lifestyle of singles who live in ...

    #lifestyl #animalfunny #animalphotography #house #cat

    4 AM, I woke up in a hut in the kepler track, south island, New Zealand. I walked down, armed wit...

    #sitting #man #blue #cold #reflection #windows #warm #window #watching #clouds #newzealand #cloudy #view

    Traditional fishing at burigoalini river Gabura, Satkhira, Bangladesh

    #aila #bangladesh #flood #fisherman #koyra #burigoalini #affected #satkhira #gabura

    Gannets are beautiful predatory sea birds. Though they are very adept at hunting, they are not ab...

    #fish #sea #ocean #fisherman #water #birds

    He remains awake the entire night and prays to Lord Shiva as well as the deity of the ‘akhara’ co...

    #nagachildsadhu #childsadhu #kumbhfair #kumbha #kumbhmela #nagasadhu #kumbh

    Dhaka is one of the biggest metropolitan city by population, a huge number of people use train to...

    #crowd #child #train #dhaka #women

    Working for the World Wildlife Fund in one of the most remote regions of the world means being fl...

    #salonganationalpark #pirogue #democraticrepubliccongo #congobasin #roosters #rooster

    Don't worry! I'm no mutant! This is just a caterpillar (the Megalopyge albicollis, I think) on my...

    #caterpillar #hairy #hair #point #wildlife #fire #red #insect #finger #nature

    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. 

    We found this Barbie at a flea market and took her everywhere with us when we went to the Daytona...

    #beach #daytona #barbie #race #track #car

    discovery

    #discovery #fun #star #wars #toys #adventure #stormtrooper #game #hopscotch #humor

    I rarely go out “to take pictures." I simply take my camera whenever I have to go somewhere. It’s...

    #bw #french #parabellum #france #paris #black #street #rain #24mm #umbrella #baguette

    It hurts to see my city burning.

    #fire #detroit

    The owner of this kitchen is our 82 years old aunt. When I showed the picture to the family some ...

    #costarica #light #rural #warm #warmfeeling #home #kitchen #urban

    Editor's Note

    A photograph can awaken all of the senses in a flash. The sights, sounds, and smells of a moment come rushing back as if you are in the frame, living that instant again. It can be overwhelming as y... More

    Monica C. Corcoran
    Director, Your Shot

    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!”

    About the Editor
    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.

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