One of my favourite apps for the iPad is Flipboard. It puts all your feeds into a nice magazine-look, making many of the images and links visible. The app is still young and full of potential. I use it for leisure reading and to stay current with all my feeds from twitter and Facebook. As well as their suggested content, it’s possible to split your subjects by your own twitter lists. I therefore started adding to the many photographers I follow – something I’d been hesitating with recently as I couldn’t effectively read the many posts. My content is now getting richer and richer by the day.
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I took this photo last year when we spent the day at an animal park just outside London. I posted this, and a few other images, on the National Geographic website soon after. Earlier this week, I received an email from them asking me to add it to their stock website. It’s a great feeling to get recognition from an organisation that I respect and admire – even if it’s only for one image. It’s like a pat-on-the-back from a close relative.
I like National Geographic. I don’t tend to watch much of their channel, but I love their magazine. I even managed to subscribe electronically earlier this year – which has been fantastic. Recently I saw their advert for their back-issues from 1888 to 2008. When I mentioned it to my dear father, he kindly offered it to me as a gift. We’ll be ordering it soon.
Back in February, I read a post by Adrenaline about Motocross in Kuwait. After a couple of attempts and finally getting the date and location right, I was there for the final race of last season. I manged to take quite a few photographs on the day, and I posted about it late March. I sent the post and photographs to Bazaar magazine, who answered me on the same day expressing interest. I then had a brief meeting with the organisors to make sure they were happy with my plan, and I wrote a small piece as requested by Bazaar.
They agreed to publish it and will pay me 20KD for it. In your comments, please recommend favourite charities and I will donate it to one of them. The article is in this month’s issue. In the printed world, this is my first ever published ‘work’ both as a photograph and a written piece. Here is a link to the article online. I hope it makes you smile.