Posts Tagged ‘NG’

The Hazards of Being a National Geographic Photographer

Sure we all dream about working for National Geographic and travelling to exotic locations, but have you ever considered the perils of being a photographer? Based on a recent survey of 45 National Geographic photographers, the PhotoSociety put together this graphic showing all the hazards they encountered. Hit the jump for the full image.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

What you might have missed this week:

National Geographic 7 Billion iPad App

National Geographic’s has released an iPad app called 7 Billion. The app discusses important topics surrounding the growing population and is accompanied with photographs videos and articles. The app is Free for a limited time, so download it while you can. The ratings so far are mostly positive.

Sam Abell Talks About Taking 1.5 Years To Create a Single Photograph

What’s the longest period of time you have taken to conceive, plan and execute a photograph? A few hours? A few days? For Sam Abell, the answer to that question is 1.5 years.

Star Gazing at Crater Lake – National Geographic 2011 Traveler Photo Contest Winner

The winners of the 2011 Traveler Photo Contest were recently announced. The contest generated almost 13,000 entries by photographers from around the world. Ben Canales’ photograph titled Star Gazing at Crater Lake took home the grand prize. Ben put together the following “making of” video so we can see how he set up his shot.

National Geographic App on Sale for 48 Hours

For the next 48 hours or so, the National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs app is on sale for $1.99 (down from $4.99). If you are interested in the stories behind some of the magazines most popular images, then it might be worth the purchase. Be forewarned however, there are full size advertisements within the app, despite the fact you have to pay for it. Tsk Tsk NG.

National Geographic Shows Us How to Create a Camera Obscura

If you don’t know the history of photography, then this might be a new concept to you. Camera Obscura, meaning darkened chamber, is a room or box where external light enters through a small hole, and is projected onto the opposing wall. This discovery is what led to the invention of photography. In the following video, the folks from National Geographic show us how to create our own room sized Camera Obscura.

Life In a Day Trailer

Last year, people from around the world were invited to film their lives on July 24th and submit it for the chance to be included in an upcoming film called Life in a Day. The producers received 80,000 submissions totaling 4,500 hours from 192 different countries. Watch the trailer for the upcoming movie which will be in theaters July 24th, 2011.

How Hard Can It Be? National Geographic Recreates the House from “Up”

For their upcoming television series “How Hard Can It Be?”, National Geographic recreated the house from Disney/Pixar’s “Up”. All it took was a team of scientists, engineers, balloon pilots, and 300 helium inflated balloons. Watch the house take flight in the video after the break.

The World’s Most Typical Person

With almost 7 billion people on the planet, you start to wonder how many of them have similar physical attributes. National Geographic has put together this video that visualizes what the world’s most typical person looks like, based on statistics. The following video shows an interesting overview about the human population on earth.