How to Succeed as a National Geographic Photographer

Being a National Geographic photographer sounds like a dream job for many aspiring photographers, but as William Albert Allard explains in the insightful clip below, it isn’t all fun and glory. Allard has worked on dozens of stories for National Geographic, assuming many different roles, including staff photographer and writer. Take a look at what he has to say about landing the “dream job”:

Allard credits his success—not just as a photographer for National Geographic, but as a photographer in general—to his drive and passion to be part of the action. He never considers himself an outsider looking in; rather, he makes a valid effort to become part of the action, immersing himself in the storyline to gain an insider’s perspective.



“I want to live right in the middle of my story.”

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