Can you send pictures to National Geographic?
Unfortunately, our magazine and website editors do not accept any unsolicited photographs for publication. The exception is “Your Shot,” our global photo community where you have the opportunity to share your work and be featured on our platforms.
How do I get National Geographic quality photos?
Tips for mirrorless and DSLR camera users
- Know your equipment. This is so important.
- Rent first, buy later.
- Be conscious of creating a sense of place.
- Play around with the placement of your subject.
- Think methodically about your image.
- Lighten your load.
- Utilize auto ISO.
- The fundamentals stay the same.
How much does Nat Geo pay for a photo?
National Geographic photographers are all independent contractors. That means that their contracts cover one story at a time. No contract, no work; no work, no paycheck. The editorial rate in the U.S. is about $400-$500 per day.
How do I sell my photos to magazines?
Here are some tips on how to sell your photos to magazines:
- Pick a Good Spot. As a freelance photographer self-producing a shoot, you have discretion as to where you travel.
- Pick Your Subject.
- Pick Your Magazines.
- Research Before You Go.
- Take More than One Shot and Be Picky About What You Submit.
Who takes pictures for National Geographic?
Dan Westergren is director of photography for National Geographic Traveler magazine.
What does it take to be a National Geographic photographer?
All photographers at National Geographic are employed on a freelance basis. They usually have at least five years of professional photojournalism experience or a specialization such as nature, underwater or aerial photography.
How to be a national geography photographer?
Get a Journalism Degree. Having a Bachelor’s degree in journalism is not mandatory.
What do National Geographic photographers do?
Most of the photographers on call at National Geographic are freelancers. National Geographic favors photographers who can shoot pictures that show compelling narratives, profound images and interesting subjects. National Geographic photographers do not just shoot any subject; they shoot picture stories.
What is a National Geographic photographer?
National Geographic photographers are all independent contractors – that means that their contracts cover one story at a time. No contract, no work; no work, no paycheck.