At long last I have just received the complimentary copy of National Geographic magazine, December 2009 issue for US Edition that publishes my picture in its special Your Shot section themed People. I only received it after National Geographic mailed me the copy for the second time. The first time has never reached me. I suspect it must have been lost in transit.
Many thanks to National Geographic for publishing my photo and for the complimentary copy.
Unfortunately you won’t find the special Your Shot | People section in Malaysian edition and Asian edition since the demand is not that strong to warrant the advertisement page printed on the back of each of the special Your Shot section.
Please check out this link for context.
National Geographic December 2009 | US Edition
The original picture
Descending the steps
I blogged before that the picture of mine above was selected to be in Daily Dozen in National Geographic website. I was delighted then as any picture made it to Daily Dozen was selected among thousands of pictures submitted daily or so was claimed by National Geographic.
Subsequently I received an email from one of the National Geographic editors confirming that my picture was chosen to be published in Your Shot page in National Geographic magazine December 2009 issue.
I was ecstatic! Having my picture published in National Geographic magazine is a dream come true to me. I believe it is the same for most of the photographers.
The research editor just asked me to confirm all the details and the caption. She also would like to know how I got that picture and my photography background and experience. After exchanging a couple of emails she confirmed that my picture would appear in December issue in Your Shot section under People theme.
Unfortunately the extended page of Your Shot section which is a special feature for December issue is only available in the US and Europe market. According to National Geographic the demand in Malaysia is not strong enough to warrant printing extra pages for the Your Shot section. How sad.
And more unfortunately up until todate I have yet to receive the complimentary copy of US Version December issue which National Geographic confirmed it mailed to me at the end of November. However rest assured my story is not a sad ending one.
I am glad that National Geographic promised that it will send the copy again and I will show you the copy with my picture in it once I receive it.
In the meantime I found the video shot of each page of the US Version December issue and I was overjoyed again as I found my picture in it – Your Shot section with People theme.
Below is the video grab of the page. You can access the video shot here.
Video grab of pages of National Geographic December 2009 issue
Descending the step
I feel like sharing with you that my picture above was selected to be in the Daily Dozen in National Geographic website, Your Shot section.
Among the pictures submitted to Your Shot section in National Geographic website, 12 best pictures are chosen every weekday and from the pool of pictures for the whole month and the best two are selected to be printed in National Geographic magazine in the Your Shot section.
Below is the screen shot of my picture in National Geographic website in Your Shot Daily Dozen. It appeared in August – Week 2. Click here to go to Your Shot Daily Dozen and choose August Week 2 to get to the page below.
National Geographic's Your Shot Daily Dozen for August | week 2