National Geographic : 2004 Apr
Behind theSCENES AT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY School for Shutterbugs NG interns hit the streets T hey didn't travel to far flung lands, but National Geographic's first group of Photo Camp students did tackle a concrete topic for their assignment: creating images for a ZipUSA-style magazine story on downtown Washington, D.C. Recommended by their guid ance counselors to be summer in terns at Society headquarters, the LINL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC * APRIL 2004 13 D.C. high schoolers worked in various departments but spent Wednesdays at Photo Camp, learning the picture-taking craft from experts-NG contributing photographers-in-residence. "I tried to teach creative think ing," says Annie Griffiths Belt (left, at middle), one of the pho tographers who worked with the interns and critiqued their pho tos. "I showed them how to find a new angle, to not be afraid to climb or get down low." Or look down, as in a shot of the precipi tous angle of a subway escalator (above). Said one student of the experience, "It's like learning golf from Tiger Woods."