Were you one of the photographers who got affected by the ending of the National Geographic Your Shot program?. I was one of them! I lost 10 years of my history as a photographer, as well as my awarded photographs and editor's favorites ones. A few years back, my computer's hard drive crashed and I lost the original photographs that had won publications in National Geographic's section "The Daily Dozen", so all I had was my National Geographic profile. In 2018, National Geographic removed everybody's profiles and moved this feature to Instagram (see my past post for more info).
I recently found out that you can now download all your data from the YourShot platform. All you have to do is:
(IF YOU HAD SIGNED UP WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS)
Login into your account
You will see your name at the top right.
Click on your name to pull the drop-down menu
Go to "Account Settings"
Scroll to the bottom
At the bottom of the page, you will see a bright yellow button that is labeled as "Download My Data."
A zipped file will download with all your photos.
Another folder labeled "Data" will contain all your activity data such as awarded photos, favorite photos, subscribers, etc. This data is presented in an excel sheet (or equivalent). There are no images in this folder, just written information.
(IF YOU HAD SIGNED UP WITH YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT)