I was recently asked to submit two landscape photographs to South African travel/tourism publication, Passport Magazine. The editor devotes the first and last page of the publication to photographic imagery. It’s a simple, but lovely idea and works really well in the magazine. I knew which image I wanted to submit, but instead of submitting two of my own, I included one of my father’s recent shots. He is a well established and supremely skilled photographer who is also a little publicity shy. (I wrote about how he inspired my love of photography in my first HOW I SEE IT post.)
I recently spent some time in Cape Town and asked my dad to give me a few pointers on photoshop editing. What I thought would be a quick thirty minute tutorial, turned into a long and detailed lesson on colour control, tonal range, masking, filters, curves and sharpening . . . the list goes on. My dad is a whizz at photoshop and his skills really show in his finished prints. He constantly wins awards (and admiration) from his peers at the photographic society.
I chose one of my favourites and as it turns out, it worked really well in tandem with my own submission. My shot is an aerial of the Okavango Delta, which I had the privilege of visiting at the beginning of the year – but more about that in a later post.
I am thrilled that my father and I were featured photographically in the same publication. Like father, like daughter? Well, one day in the not too distant future perhaps . . .