Check out these Great Opportunities for Young Photographers through National Geographic
Workshops and Expeditions for High School Students
National Geographic Student Expeditions offers opportunities for high school students to get out into the field on summer trips and follow in the footsteps of National Geographic’s photographers, writers and scientists. NGSE is currently accepting applications for summer 2014 trips, and they still have space left in many of their programs. On all of the trips, students immerse themselves in the local culture and dig deeper into the places they visit through an On Assignment project of their choice – photography, conservation, writing, archaeology, community service, etc. And a National Geographic expert joins most of the trips to lend an insider’s perspective on the trip destinations. Students choose the destination and project that’s right for them – from Conservation in Action expeditions in Belize, Namibia, and the Pacific Northwest to photography workshops in London, Paris, and San Francisco to community service trips in Costa Rica and Thailand… and much more.
If you choose to pursue a Photography On Assignment project during your Student Expedition, you’ll have the opportunity to set out on photo shoots to improve photography skills and capture the color and character of the places you encounter. By the end of the program, you will develop a photo-essay about a topic that sparks your interest. At least one of your Trip Leaders will be a photographer and many of the Student Expeditions have top National Geographic photographers as Experts on the program. Photography experts on programs this year include Chris Rainier (one of the premier photographers specializing in the documentation of indigenous cultures), Cory Richards (The North Face athlete specializing in adventure photography), Susan Seubert (travel photographer who has published more than 20 stories with National Geographic Traveler), and Dave Yoder (photojournalist who photographed the ALMA telescope array in Chile for NGM’s April 2014 issue).
Read more about the expeditions and submit your application at www.ngstudentexpeditions.com
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants for Students 18 – 25
If you are between 18 and 25, you can also apply for a Young Explorers Grant to support scientific fieldwork, expeditions, and conservation projects. Through the grant program National Geographic supports new generations of archaeologists, anthropologists, astronomers, conservationists, ecologists, geographers, geologists, marine scientists, adventurers, storytellers, and pioneers. Young Explorers grants help cover field project costs for hard-working, passionate, creative individuals with great ideas. For photography projects, check out the Expeditions Council grants.
Read more about this great program and apply for a grant at: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/young-explorers/
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