This post was recently updated on August 30th, 2021
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I h̶o̶p̶e̶ believe you are a Photo Enthusiast like me! We’ll adore storing old pictures on our phones as memories. But, when the phone notification says “Storage Issue”, we may end up deleting the old photos.
Correct me if I am wrong?
Let’s say I snapped a bunch of pictures and saved them in the phone gallery. But apart from keeping the old photos in the phone gallery, I explore options that allow me to share the captured pictures for my Advantage.
The word Advantage here states where you can learn something and reach more people to show what you had captured through your lens. Also, on the other hand, seek to generate some output, if possible.
Yes, sharing on social media could be amongst the advantages that you can tell. I will be sharing points aside from that, and you’ll like it.
It doesn’t imply that old pictures need to be high quality and a DSLR snapped to be shared. Unquestionably! It could be the phone images too.
Technology is Advancing, and the quality of phone cameras 📱 is becoming top-notch. I consider you may know about the Vivo x60 pro that has the Zeiss lens. A perfect example!
If you feel that you had an old picture in your phone gallery, the contest theme demands. Then, look for the image and submit that on the website simultaneously with the information required during submission.
And that’s it!
I think it shouldn’t bother you whether the photo you submitted wins the contest or not.
At least, you have tried to use your old photo to your Advantage, and you must feel satisfied with your action.
The submissions that do justice to the contest theme will get featured on the Nat Geo Traveller’s India homepage and other social media platforms. The Top three Winner Photographs would get featured in the Nat Geo Magazine.
And that will be a huge, huge accomplishment!
When Did I Get to Know About the Nat Geo Theme Contest?
I began photographing sincerely a few years back.
You will agree with me that every explorer looks to join Nat Geo at some point in life. So, while looking on the website, I get to know about the contest.
Another contest that used to happen on the website National Geographic You Shot shifted to Instagram. You might even have seen the hashtag on Instagram #natgeoyourshot that’s the only criteria to enter.
Coming back to our Daily Shot Photo Contest topic.
My Views on the Contest After Entering Multiple Times
The entrance fee is completely free, and you will get to know the guidelines when you read the submission page.
I used to check the contest theme not monthly but weekly at the start.
Likewise, when your favorite brand new smartphone is about to launch and before it goes out of stock, you want that phone in your palm. Cheers!
(Click on the image to view my submission on the contest page)
Within a few days, I got a mail that your image has got chosen.
From a bunch of chosen images, three images would get a chance to be featured.
I was the Unlucky one!
But that doesn’t mean I stopped submitting my old pictures there. I still constantly monitor the contest theme.
It doesn’t feel bad at all after constant refusals. Indeed I feel proud that I had tried to use the old photographs to my Advantage that I had shot earlier.
I think as soon as you end reading this article, you will be immediately going on the website to see the contest theme and submit the photo following. Despite the outcome, correct?
Lines Summing up the Feeling
Just believe, I know you wanted to achieve.
It should doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, Remember, there are always two roads, decide which one to choose.
The one without footsteps, Will leave behind your steps.
Just believe, I know you wanted to achieve.
So, that’s the first Advantage of using an old picture that I wanted to share with you’ll.
2. Search for Online Photography Competitions
It’s not only Nat Geo contests but plenty of them online.
How to find Photography Competitions Online?
You can search on google, “Photography Competitions to Enter” you’ll find lists of website that organizes the photo contests both free and paid.
Following, submit the Amazing old photos from the phone gallery to your desired destination. You can see below my phone gallery photos.
I know it becomes considerably stressful to scroll over multiple websites, then submit the photos. Don’t do everything in a single day. I suggest making a schedule to enter competitions and checking various websites on chosen days.
Furthermore, you can submit the images for licensing on the 500px. Some dedicated websites let you submit photos, and you will get paid if someone buys your photos. I had talked on those websites in the following points. So, keep scanning.
Until now, I believe everything seems cool!
My Views on Entering Online Contest
Some time back,
I got to know about the Indian Photography Awards and enrolled happily. You have to pay to enter this competition, and it depends upon the number of images you wanted to submit. You can find the details on the website once you began.
It was a new experience, so I entered a paid competition.
Reading the niche blogs is a great way to find Photography competitions happening around, and you can bookmark the websites on the browser if, by chance, you forget the name.
Furthermore, I get to know about the CEWE Photo Awards from the Digital Camera world blog. While scrolling within the website for information, I came across a blog post concerning this competition. So, I read the instructions and found it valuable to enter.
Similar way, if you find a competition-worthy. You can enroll and make use of your old photo gallery.
3. Sell on Shutterstock and Other Related Websites
Shutterstock is a stock image website that allows you to submit images for editorial or commercial use. You can read the difference between editorial and commercial content.
Like, I had already said to use the old pictures to your Advantage, whether it’s a win or lose. Add an extended version, whether you’ll get paid or stay empty-handed in that.