National Geographic Digital Media Launches New Features For Photographers

Site launches new interactive photo page applications including “Shoot Like a Pro” tips, instructive videos alongside expanded wallpapers and iconic photos available for purchase.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2007 – National Geographic Digital Media has dramatically expanded its online photographic offerings to include new interactive features such as original videos, guides and new uses for famous images.

Debuting on the National Geographic site ( is an original video series featuring renowned photographer Mark Thiesen.

In the “Photo Tips” video series Thiesen walks shutterbugs through the dos and don’ts of getting that perfect shot, whether it’s capturing a candid action moment at a birthday party or telling a story with a series of photos.

National Geographic Digital Media’s expanded offering also tells behind-the-scenes stories of some of the most iconic National Geographic images. The site even offers users the chance to purchase prints and download wallpapers and screen savers of famous National Geographic photos.

Visitors have long been able to explore stunning picture galleries from the National Geographic archives and check out incredible pictures accompanying news stories, but additional features to the site now allow users to become more involved than ever.

Budding and skilled photographers alike will benefit from the recently added photo tips section, which offers advice from professional photographers on everything from how take magazine-quality shots to printing great-looking digital photos. The experts even give their advice on choosing the right digital camera and offer up comprehensive do-it-yourself workshops for anyone looking to improve their skills or turn from appreciative fan to photographer.

Amateur photographers can show off how well they put those photo tips to use by entering various photo contests including a chance for possible publication in the famed National Geographic magazine.

Photo hobbyists and fans alike will find the new National Geographic photography web site to be a truly interactive experience.

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