DPP VI The Anniversary Party

After several attempts to attend a DPP event, I was able to attend this year. At first, I just wanted to pass by to check out the event. As the hours go by, and as I attend one lecture after another plus the live shoots, I decided to stay. I ended up staying until the end of the event.

The best photographers in the country in different fields of photography are there to share they knowledge about photography. They talked about techniques, gave photography tips and showed sample photos during the lectures; and they did not mind the strong heat of the sun and the people crowding to take photos during the live shoots.

All I can say is that I learned so much from the whole day event even if I was not able to attend all the lectures and live shoots because some of them are done simultaneously. The people who were able to attend the event saw the photography experts’ work and how they work.

I know I have a long way to go and I have so much to learn. We should never stop learning because even the photography experts, who have been taking photos for many years, say that they are still learning until now.

Speed Light Shooting with Mr. Jiggie Alejandrino and Mr. Ricky Ladia

Mr. Jiggie and Mr. Ricky during the Live Shoot

Mr. Paco Guerrero showing his sample setup for his Travel Portraiture

Mr. Jiggie handling the lights while Ms. Pilar Tuason shoots

Lectures, live shoots, and performances did not stop in spite of the strong heat of the sun.

Body Paint Models

Fast Fashion Photography lecture by Nikko Villegas (20 plus poses in 1 minute)

Time-lapse Photography

Mr. Manny Librodo’s Lecture

Free Magnum Ice Cream

Live Judging

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Joseph & Merilyn

A summer wedding at Pampanga. The wedding ceremony was held at St. James the Apostle Church and the reception was held at the Lakeshore. In spite of the summer heat, the bride and the groom are always ready to pose for all the photographers and videographers.

*Featured at Bride and Breakfast: “Lush Love” by Janna Simpao (http://brideandbreakfast.ph/2012/05/30/lush-love/)

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Thank you Sandra Dans for inviting me to shoot at this wedding! Nicole Parreño, Johann Guasch  and Rayson Lozada, it was great working with you guys again!

Mt. Romelo and Buruwisan Falls

I recently went on a hike with friends. It is my second time at Famy, but this time, we stayed overnight. It took us a little over two hours to hike up the mountain. It was tiring because of some steep parts of the trail and also because of the summer heat and our heavy backpacks.

top of the hill

When we got to the top, it was all worth it. We enjoyed the cool water from the falls after a quick lunch.

Buruwisan Falls

We had a small camp fire for s’mores after eating dinner at our kubo.

fire and marshmallows for s’mores

The next morning, we woke up very early and hiked down the mountain at 4:00AM in order to catch the sunrise at the top of the hill. We had breakfast at the hill while watching the sunrise.

The hike down was a little bit faster and cooler because of the early morning sunlight. We just had to be extra careful so as not to slide down at some parts of the descent.

I can’t wait to hike up another mountain!

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