Thanks to everyone who participated in the “Quiet Moments” assignment. You submitted more than 21,000 photos, and paring it down to just these thirty was difficult. But these thirty quiet moments resonated with me. Individually, they made me slow down and pause—but what I really like is how together, they flow together as a story.
In our current assignment “Chasing Moments,” National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale writes, “Every good shot captures a unique moment in time to tell a story. Sometimes you have to chase those moments, and sometimes you have to wait a while.” I could not agree more.
Whether it is epic moments or quiet ones, “The one thing that matters is timing,” she writes. “That fraction of a second is the difference between a great storytelling moment and an average image. Timing requires patience.”
I hope that with each Your Shot assignment, you continue to practice working on your timing. Keep shooting new photos, keep practicing, keep sharing and engaging with your fellow Your Shot photographers. Together we will be become better photographers and more thoughtful storytellers.
As always, thanks for being a part of the Your Shot family.
David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot