catherine i
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How do you get work at Travel Channel, National Geographic as a travel photographer? Or as anything?

I want to work for travel channel, it must be my job to travel the world.  Im studying film directing and taking photography courses.  How and where do you think i should get a job that will allow me to travel?
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an oriental guy
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Re: How do you get work at Travel Channel, National Geographic as a travel photographer? Or as anything?

Photographers for National Geographic are at the top of their field. Don't expect to get an offer right out of photography school. Look for a job that pays the rent first. Having discouraged you, let me say that there is hope. I attended one of their seminars, which was an excellent orientation to the field. Here is the link to the schedule: http://ngtravelerseminars.com/. In the one I attended, there was a section for pitching ideas. If they heard something that sounded interesting then they pursued it. They seek the kind of imagery that tells a story. It's not the stuff you can buy in a postcard store. So travel and bring your camera. Look for the unique, rare, or surprising and which conveys an emotion or evokes one in the viewer. Build up your experience. Hone your skills. Be self-critical. A good photographer can get a winning shot with a 3 megapixel camera, while a hack will still get junk from an $8,000 DSLR.

scientic
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Re: How do you get work at Travel Channel, National Geographic as a travel photographer? Or as anything?

Most of the world has already been photographed ad nauseum so there are already millions of pictures out there. Yours have to be different.

It can be because of things that are happening, news events etc. It could be because you have some specialist knowledge in another field such as birds, animals or plants hydro electric schemes, oil exploration, humanities etc. Yes an eclectic mix, but it's your specialist knowledge that's important, not your photographic skills, though they have to be high too.

Look at the articles in National Geographic they all have some theme other than photography. They are beautiful photographs, so their photography skills are high, but it's their knowledge of Global Warming or the tribesmen of the Amazon or some similar specialty that got them there.

Chris

ardnassa
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Re: How do you get work at Travel Channel, National Geographic as a travel photographer? Or as anything?

omg that is sucha good question, i have always wanted to do the same too, i am also taking photography courses... I can't wait too see what type of answers you get.

Good luck!

Claudio M
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Re: How do you get work at Travel Channel, National Geographic as a travel photographer? Or as anything?

http://search.travelchannel.com/travel/J...