Since mid-March I have been a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) – the association to be a part of if you are a professional graphic designer and/or digital photographer.
Each week, the editor chooses his 7 favorite images or galleries and posts them on the front page of the NAPP Member Portfolio section. I’ve seen some of the great work that is being done out there and I often felt that many are working on a different level than I and they were always chosen to be highlighted as the Image of the Week or as the Editor’s Choice. I thought it would be cool if my work were recognized by a professional organization aside from my clients – whose opinons do, in fact, mean a whole lot. Well today, being Friday, the NAPP website gets updated with news and other information to help members stay current on the latest technologies and creative techniques. Fridays are also when the Member Portfolio section is updated. So I went to take a look around, as usual, to see what was there – I visit regularly to see what other people are doing and to glean any ideas from their work. To my surprise, I saw a thumbnail of a picture I took while on safari in Tsavo East, Kenya in early November 2002 and my name linked to my portfolio as one of this week’s Editor’s Choices. So, until next Friday or so, feel free to visit the NAPP Member Portfolio section and see mine on display!
I find it interesting that this particular photo is the one everyone seems to like the best. I don’t necessarily think there is anything wrong with it. For a picture taken with a 2.1MP camera that wouldn’t really compete with today’s level of cameras, it did ok. I just feel like I have others that I took that turned out much better and were more interesting to look at. Yet, whenever I’ve shown anyone this picture, almost without fail, the response I get is that it’s their favorite. I just don’t know what it is about it. I’m just glad people like my work.