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A Visual Diary: On May 1, 2019, I...

This assignment ran from Apr 30 to May 2, 2019.

THE PROMPT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT IS SIMPLE: SHARE YOUR TWO BEST PHOTOS TAKEN ON MAY 1, 2019. If your submission does NOT meet this one assignment criteria, you will NOT be selected for the final story. Deadline is May 2, 2019 at 12 p.m. ET.

Your Shot is a global community of photographers, and together we are creating visual diaries sharing moments from our lives on the same day. By using the structure of time as a common theme, we can reflect on the similarities and differences within our community. See how our community spent January 1, 2019, March 1, 2019, and April 1, 2019.

Not every photo you take is going to be from an epic situation or from the trip that changed your life. Photography is about finding the light, observing the lines, textures, and patterns, and anticipating the moments—whether by chasing them or documenting the everyday ones. The only way to get better as a photographer is to keep taking pictures, and this assignment is part of a larger initiative encouraging you to make new photos.

I hope you will also recognize these visual diary assignments as an opportunity. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, these assignments require you to submit new photos. These assignments reset the playing field for every participating community member and give everyone a new chance to receive feedback and be published.

The submission deadline is May 2, 2019, at 12 p.m. ET. See you on May 1st.

David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

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David Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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Published May 14, 2019.
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David Lee

David Lee

Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
Before joining the Your Shot team, David covered the White House for Time and Newsweek, and served as an official photographer for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also started The Waiting List, a non-profit storytelling project humanizing the statistics of organ donation.