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For Your Shot's Instagram (@natgeoyourshot)

This assignment ran from Jan 2 to Jan 23, 2019.

One of my favorite responsibilities as a Producer for Your Shot is managing our Instagram feed — and this assignment will help me curate the account with content, from exceptional photographers to feature and beautiful photos to publish. I am looking for images with gorgeous light, interesting compositions, and compelling moments. I want to explore the animals, landscapes, and cultures of our world through your photos AND captions. At National Geographic, we believe in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. As their photo community, Your Shot is your opportunity to contribute to this mission, one photo at a time.

Your caption will be very important in my curation process, so take advantage and provide context to your photo (i.e. who, what, where, when, why).

You do NOT need to be on Instagram to participate in this assignment. However, if you are, make sure update your profile to include your Instagram handle so we can tag you.

You will have three submissions, the deadline is January 23, 2019 at 12PM EST. Your photo will NOT be considered if it has already been published in a previous story.

David Y. Lee
Producer, Your Shot

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David Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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Published Feb 13, 2019.
Thank you for your contributions!

Open for Fourth Submission

Posted jan 20, 2019

I am now opening up this assignment for a fourth submission. Deadline is January 23, 2019 at 12PM EST.

To improve your chances on being featured on Your Shot Instagram, I highly advise you to write good captions, explaining what I am looking at in your photo. Describe the who, what, when, where, and why in the moment you captured. There have been some photos I did not post because all you wrote was one word, like “lion” or “sunset” or “forest.” Because we are representing National Geographic as members of their global photo community, I hold us to a higher standard and want to include detailed captions in our posts.

This is also great practice — because the next assignment I am going to curated will be to curate content for National Geographic’s Photo of the Day. For this series, I will definitely be looking for not only visually compelling photos, but also ones with great captions. This assignment will launch on February 2, 2019.

Also “My Best Photos of January 2019” launches on January 25, 2019.

David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

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.