Tuesday, June 14, 2011

National Geographic {Personal}

I clearly remember the first time I saw a National Geographic magazine. At the time, I couldn't care less about their insightful articles about current events. It was all about the pictures. Bold, colorful and sometimes jaw-dropping photos of people and places I've only dreamt of seeing. It was so inspiring!

In college as I stumbled unto International Relations and photography, the magazine only became more important to my learning of both areas. Steve McCurry and other photojournalists became my role models and every time I had the chance to travel with my camera, I shot with the hopes of one day making it to National Geographic.

Every year, the magazine holds a travel photography contest. I've never had the guts to enter it because honestly, it's very intimidating to go against thousands of extremely talented photographers! This year however, I decided to take the plunge. I got nothing to lose, so why not!

I am torn on what photo to enter, though and I would love your opinion. I decided to enter one of my Haiti pictures, but I'm very undecided on these three.

Which one do you think I should enter and why? I'd love your opinions! They would be of great help.

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  1. Hmm...I think 1 and 3 are my favorites.

    If I HAD to choose I'd say 3.

  2. Its all about number 2

  3. I'd say number 3... It shows resilientcy in tough times!