I was a latecomer to photography. In fact, I didn’t own a camera until I was past 30. But I have since then, and every once in a while, I see something that looks good to me, so I take a picture.
I’m sure everyone knows of the National Geographic magazine’s reputation for photojournalism. Did you know they accept photos on their website? There is a feature called Your Shot. Upload your favorite photos at http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/ for the world to see. A photo of yours might even be picked for the magazine! But, as can be seen from the selected photos on the site, the bar is really high. And one caution — if you are serious about photography, be sure to read the terms and conditions; you are giving up control of the photos.
I have been uploading my photos at irregular intervals for several years now. Some are from trips, others are “Oh, look at that!” types from the backyard. Yesterday I uploaded a photo of a sunset. I know, there are millions of those. But this was was my sunset!
I now have 42 photos uploaded at http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/34669/#/gallery/722818/ . So far, yesterday’s sunset is the most popular to date. Go figure!