When he’s not on the job, GoJet Crew Scheduler Nicholas Huber is perfecting his photography skills. “I picked it up as a hobby about a year and a half ago,” he explains. “I’m saving money to upgrade my equipment, but I got a digital camera and a couple of lenses to start with.” Although he’s a relative newbie to the photography world, Nick’s work has already made waves among fellow enthusiasts, and has even been shared on National Geographic’s website.
So far on his photography journey, Nick has most enjoyed capturing nature photos, and it was a nature shot of a friend’s beehive that caught the attention of National Geographic. After showing the image to friends and receiving positive feedback, he decided to submit it to National Geographic’s YourShot program, which gives amateur and professional photographers alike the opportunity to share their photographs with National Geographic editors. The best images are chosen to appear on National Geographic’s website and in National Geographic magazine. To Nick’s astonishment, his photo was selected as one of National Geographic’s “Daily Dozen,” a daily showcase of the editors’ 12 favorite YourShot submissions.
“When they reached out to me and told me that my photo was selected, I was pretty amazed,” Nick recalled. “It was the first time I’d ever submitted any of my work into a contest of any kind!”
Regarding Nick’s photo, National Geographic editor Matt Williams commented,
“Such an interesting frame, and I love the idea of you photographing this scene from the back. A great and creative idea when it comes to photographing a beekeeper and a bee hive. The light is excellent and I love how it reflects off of the beekeeper headgear and the honeycombs.”
In the future, Nick plans to put his employee travel benefits to good use so that he can photograph more unique and interesting places. “I’m planning backpacking trips with friends to help familiarize me with more nature shots,” he remarked, “and I really want to photograph up and down the Washington and Oregon coastlines.”