The National Geographic Society picked up my photo

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  1. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    A few days ago I captured the aurora borealis in St. Laurent, Manitoba. After posting one of the photos on a couple forums and Flickr, I was contacted by someone from the National Geographic Society. They were asking for permission to use the image in a photo feature on the increase of northern light activity these past few days.

    Initially I thought it was a joke/scam, but after a quick research of the guy's name I understood that it was legit. After a brief email exchange, they ended up using a different image from that photoshoot, shown below:

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    The site: Daily Nature and Science News and Headlines | National Geographic News

    My photo: Pictures: Huge Solar Storm Triggers Unusual Auroras

    The other photo was picked up by the Winnipeg Sun, but nothing really can compare to being published by NatGeo.

    Thanks for taking a look!
     
  2. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Awesome! Congrats!
     
  3. Buckster

    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's fantastic! Congrats!
     
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    how much?
     
  5. AverageJoe

    AverageJoe TPF Noob!

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    Thats awesome, congrats.
     
  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Phew big congrats Invisible!!

    It's Nat Geo = one of the few times when exposure outweighs most payment deals! Heck people go to massive lengths just to get their attention let alone get printed/published!
     
  7. Don Kondra

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    Congrats :sexywink:

    It is a Big Deal but I'd be much more impressed if they paid for it, just saying.

    Cheers, Don
     
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    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congratulations! Payment? Irrelevant. National Geographic? SCORE!!!
     
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    Good for you........ It's a great shot.......:thumbup:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, that is really something!
    But the photo sure deserves it, too. As do you! NatGeo ... ¡qué cool!
     
  11. kundalini

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    Extremely proud for you dude. Well deserved after all these years of seeing great images from you. Your humility deserves a break........ do a dance man!

    :thumbsup:
     
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    MAN! So awesome!!!!
     

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