Every travel photographer I’m sure has dreams of being published at the National Geographic or Lonely Planet; dreams of grandeur that I am admittedly guilty of too. And reality says that to grace the pages of such magazines would remain to be only such, grand illusions of an idle mind.
This month, my dream turned to reality as the two-day DPP-KLM sponsored Intramuros Shootout culminated in a full article at the one of the most popular travel magazines around, Lonely Planet.
Ann Francisco, Dan Pagulayan, Ela Paje, Joel H. Garcia, Joseph Leh, and yours truly; the final six survivors of the On Assignment: Europe competition worked like dogs under problematic weather for the two-day photo shoot to create a mock article for the Lonely Planet (the behind-the-scenes of which was also published in Digital Photographer Philippines #41). With the theme 10 Reasons to Love Intramuros, our work has been the basis for the write-up with our actual photos supplying the visuals.
The shoot may be terribly taxing, the research time consuming and the final article a test in combining good visual storytelling, wordplay and historical accuracy; but to see a full spread of my photograph in the magazine, it was so well worth it.
My photos inside Lonely Planet, checked!