I did not want to share this piece of news earlier because I needed to see the book and my photo in it to really believe it. Now I have received my copy and it is true: one of my photos got published in the National Geographic Book 'Getting Your Shot'!!!
About the book
Getting Your Shot: Stunning Photos, How-To Tips, and Endless Inspiration from the Pros.
In this inspirational how-to photography book, the photo experts at National Geographic share their invaluable tips, advice and insights alongside more than 200 breathtaking photos, drawn from National Geographic's thriving online photography community "Your Shot”. This book reveals inside stories on how the featured photographers were able to get these incredible shots, and is filled with encouragement and inspiration for the artist and dreamer inside all of us.
The book came out on May 5, 2015 to celebrate the second anniversary of the Your Shot assignments.
About the photo
The story behind
The selected photo was taken in Morocco at the doors of the Sahara. Before starting our camel journey to our camp, I was wandering around. As I love framing my pictures I could not resist when I saw the doors with the sand dunes on the other side!
How it got selected and published
Roughly every 2 weeks, a new assignment is proposed to the Your Shot community and everyone can enter 3 pictures. In December 2013, I entered this photo for the assignment 'Imagine if' for which my photo was selected.
Later I received an email that they were going to select some photos from all the assignments to gather a photography advice book. I must admit at that stage I was not very hopeful.
But it happened. Beginning of April 2015 I received an email from National Geographic congratulating me as my photo was among the 200 selected! As a result, I jumped everywhere in my appartment 🙂
Its use in the book
My photo appears on page 275.
The text associated is focused on composition and how to create 'a sense of mystery and adventure'. They also point out that this framing allows the viewer to 'learn a bit more about who lives there' with 'the titles, colors, and door design'.
And here is my name as an official contributor 🙂