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National Geographic Focuses the Lens on Their Photographers in New Blog

By Ruth Dunn on September 18th 2013

To mark its 125th anniversary, National Geographic recently launched a blog that focuses on the talented photographers who produce their amazing images. The ‘Proof‘ blog offers a real-time look at the National Geographic photographers’ visual storytelling process and gives a behind the scenes insight into the editing process.

One of the defining features of National Geographic is the photographs produced by the extraordinary photographers that have worked for the magazine over the years. Proof provides a platform for these photographers to be spotlighted and appreciated as well as offering a great place for people to learn and enjoyable content.

The blog covers everything from how to edit 60,000 pictures down to 12, to which item a photographer can’t live without on a 4 month long assignment. Pretty cool right? Proof was launched with a video called Photographers on Photography, which gives a sneak peak into a series of 44 interviews with photographers. In these interviews the photographers talk about their photographic background, share their views and knowledge and discuss various aspects of photography.

In the most recent post on Proof photographers Nick Nichols and Brent Stirton talk about the way a picture must “go to work” in the context of telling a story.

This is definitely one to keep an eye on!

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Ruth is a Brisbane based journalist specialising in articles about visual art, photography, design and fashion. Co-founder of Raw Ink magazine, she enjoys uncovering interesting and unique events, issues and people to write about.

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