National Geographic Magazine is well known to be one of the magazines that appreciates the quality of photography besides its informative and enlightening articles in promoting and expanding the geographic knowledge. Its staff photographers as well as its assigned contract photographers are considered the best photographers in the world who are always looked up to by other photographers worldwide.
Names like Jodi Cobb, Steve McCurry, William Albert Allard, David Alan Harvey, Michael “Nick” Nichols and Steve Winters just to name a few are modern legends who never cease to come up with awesome images that wow National Geographic readers in its each new issue. In fact its current Editor-in-Chief, Chris Johns was its staff wildlife photographer, not a writer, before he was promoted to be the Editor-in-Chief.
And to further prove that National Geographic is committed to promoting photography it allocates a large space in its website for activities related to photography and one of the sections that I find interesting is its Photo Tips.
The Photo Tips are divided into categories namely:
- Digital Photography Tips
- Landscape Photography Tips
- Travel Photography Tips
- People & Portrait Photography Tips
- Action & Adventure Photography Tips
- Videos: Photography Tips.
The contents of each article are pretty comprehensive and enlightening but the articles lack photos.
However don’t fret, there is another section that displays photographs by the renowned National Geographic photographers and each photograph is accompanied by a short note and tip why the photograph was taken and what makes it interesting. The section is categorised into five segment of galleries as follows:
- Gallery: Landscape Photo Tips
- Gallery: Travel Photo Tips
- Gallery: Adventure Photo Tips
- Gallery: Portrait Photo Tips
- Gallery: Digital Photo Tips
The opportunity to learn photography is endless on the Net and what’s more the lesson is provided by National Geographic Magazine, the authoritative party when it comes to photography.
Enjoy your lesson!