In this TED talk, National Geographic photographer explains how he has been able to use images to tell the story of the decline in our oceans. Without photographs and video, Conservation would not be where it was today.
Think about it, you can talk until you're blue in the face, and you'll get through to a few people, but others may think you are just exaggerating, or perhaps be distracted and not listen; but if you show someone a photograph , or a video , it captures their attention and the same information you were talking about is now associated with an image that inspired some emotion in that person. That way they are more likely to remember!
That is why when we held our student photo competition, we wanted an explanation of what that photo meant to you. We will be holding more photo competitions, and hopefully more and more people will show us how they are using their photography skills to spread the word of conservation!
~ Samantha Craven