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01/12/2004 02:37:58 AM · #1
Would something from the colds of Iceland appear in National Geographic.?

only things I relate to that magazine is little black kids and Giraffs, ok maybe elephants too ;)

Message edited by author 2004-01-12 02:45:27.
01/12/2004 02:56:55 AM · #2
1 2 3 for starters.
01/12/2004 03:03:50 AM · #3
Hmmmm, National Geographic, wouldn't Sports Illustrated have been more inspiring?

Message edited by author 2004-01-12 03:04:16.
01/12/2004 03:05:49 AM · #4
I´d think so Rob;)
01/12/2004 03:11:37 AM · #5
NG is much more interesting and broad. You can photograph just about anything and it would fit. Sports would fit into that as well. Anything to do with geography, anthropology, science, exploration, culture, history...the list goes on and on.

Originally posted by robsmith:

Hmmmm, National Geographic, wouldn't Sports Illustrated have been more inspiring?
01/12/2004 03:14:18 AM · #6
Photojournalistic pictures.
01/12/2004 05:55:17 AM · #7
well being that only top-notch images ever get into NG, tiz going to be very hard indeed!
01/12/2004 06:43:59 AM · #8
Originally posted by jonpink:

well being that only top-notch images ever get into NG, tiz going to be very hard indeed!


and thus a fine challenge

ed

Message edited by author 2004-01-12 06:53:24.
01/12/2004 06:48:33 AM · #9
one of the best i feel.
01/12/2004 06:50:36 AM · #10
Well I´m gonna try to come up with something ....
01/12/2004 08:52:58 AM · #11
For anyone interested, you can view over 11 million images from the National Geographic Society at the National Geographic Image Collection. It might provide some insight into the wide variety of images that Society photographers have captured in past 115 years or so.

Message edited by author 2004-01-12 08:53:05.
01/12/2004 10:43:56 AM · #12
Great challenge topic. In some ways, it's really a "free study". I think it will demand strict attention not only to photographic quality, but to emotional impact. It will be a difficult challenge, since we do not have text (except a title) to tie in to the subject; the winning photos will have self-evident high-impact emotional messages coupled with great photographic quality.
01/12/2004 05:05:54 PM · #13
Originally posted by kirbic:

Great challenge topic. In some ways, it's really a "free study". I think it will demand strict attention not only to photographic quality, but to emotional impact. It will be a difficult challenge, since we do not have text (except a title) to tie in to the subject; the winning photos will have self-evident high-impact emotional messages coupled with great photographic quality.


I was just thinking the same thing but I have a feeling we will see some that are similar to some of those listed at the archives and people will expect high scores because they are listed there as well.

I've been at that link on and off all day long, type in dog, cat, horse, house, desk (one at a time) and see what comes up. It's going to be a tough challenge to come up with something that really jumps out at you and sends a message. Honestly, very few of those photos really jump out at me. What has always gotten my attention 99% of the time with NG is the cover pictures so that is what I will be keeping in mind when I get ready to shoot mine. It won't come close, LOL, but that is what I will have in the back of my mind.

Deannda
Got a feeling we will be hearing a lot of complaining on this challenge after it starts
01/12/2004 06:30:20 PM · #14
Last edition has a B2 bomber on the cover... it seems like just another open challenge, as long as you put a yellow border around the picture...
01/12/2004 06:33:16 PM · #15
Correct me if I'm wrong. It doesn't say a 'cover'. So no need for a yellow border. <?> Try your best at a shot that might appear in National Geographic.
Not that you couldn't do that of course.
01/12/2004 06:44:17 PM · #16
yes, no need for a yellow border - but there isn't really any sort of 'theme' for national geographic was all the point I was trying to make - it covers pretty much everything and anything.
01/12/2004 06:46:04 PM · #17
I keep seeing the breasts of nakid pigmy women.

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
01/12/2004 06:59:39 PM · #18
Originally posted by deafwolf:

I keep seeing the breasts of nakid pigmy women.

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


I just got the January edition and that is just what they have, but not pygmy. Its more interesting than the cover article about Mars.
01/12/2004 07:05:49 PM · #19
i'm quite excited about this challenge .. i havent participated in a while due to my crazy schedule .. but i think i'm gonna try and find time for this one .. and i have a great subject :) .. have fun everyone!
01/12/2004 07:11:20 PM · #20
Nazgul, back in 1997 National Geographic did a feature on Iceland. You have lots to photograph in Iceland - um, with the (perhaps) handicap that it's a bit dark in Iceland right now...
01/12/2004 07:29:24 PM · #21
Originally posted by sfalice:

Nazgul, back in 1997 National Geographic did a feature on Iceland. You have lots to photograph in Iceland - um, with the (perhaps) handicap that it's a bit dark in Iceland right now...


yeah thats right but the days get longer and longer in the next weeks and months at last .....

I havent cursed this blackness as much as after I started to do this photography thing:o
01/12/2004 09:09:53 PM · #22
I haven't looked at their Image Collection so I may be wrong but I read the mag for many, many years. I don't remember seeing any B&W, nor many studio set-up type shots. Get outside.

Message edited by author 2004-01-12 21:10:26.
01/12/2004 09:13:57 PM · #23
Originally posted by EddyG:

For anyone interested, you can view over 11 million images from the National Geographic Society at the National Geographic Image Collection. It might provide some insight into the wide variety of images that Society photographers have captured in past 115 years or so.


Now you've opened it up to blatant copies of existing images. There was at least one 'copy' of an existing idea in the Motivational Poster challenge, which no doubt was as a result of a thread containing a link to a site containing such posters. I'm too cynical to think it was a coincidence.
01/12/2004 09:32:12 PM · #24



An original idea is certainly best. But a beginner photographer (like me) would learn a lot from even trying to re-create a great shot.

Message edited by author 2004-01-12 21:35:00.
01/12/2004 10:57:14 PM · #25

quite true


[quote=AV8R]An original idea is certainly best. But a beginner photographer (like me) would learn a lot from even trying to re-create a great shot.[/quote
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