Photographer in the Making?

As I have told you in some of my posts, we bloggers here in Gensan, even the whole Soccsksargen area unite ourselves in the world of blogging, and because of this network, we have considered ourselves an organization that will cater first-hand and the truest information we can give you through our posts.

But words are not enough to promote our beautiful place in Mindanao, so through generous hearts, Sir Orman and Sir Bariles, they gave us our early Christmas gift by asking the ever great photographer and journalist of Davao, Ms. Jojie Alcantara to teach us the ropes of basic Photojournalism. Thanks too to Sir Gilbert for asking The Farm to be the venue.

This happened at The Farm, in Carpenter Hills, Koronadal City. The Farm sponsored for our sumptuous lunch.

The workshop was good, the best ever I have been to. It was fun and I was able to meet friendly youngsters who also blog.

There was only a few of us, less than thirty, as the date was set on a Monday, and many were still at work, but we got on with it anyway. Few we may be, but it was a joyous unity with fellow bloggers as far as Tacurong.

We were taught the basics of capturing photos and how to make stories out of them. Let me just share to you the five pictures I took that won the eyes of our speaker.

Rules we have learned that make up a good photo include:

1. the Rule of Thirds
2. Patterns
3. Leading Lines
4. Perspectives
5. Worm's Eyeview
6. Bird's Eyeview
7. Reflections
8. Details
9. Horizons

Do you think I can be a good photographer? My husband takes good pictures, but I don't think I can be more brilliant than he is as I am a lazy photographer. With much encouragement I guess, I will soon grab that DSLR and start myself in capturing photographs that tell a story.

But guess what, the first, second and the third photos won me this shirt!

So, more lessons I guess! 2010, will you be good to me and my family?


jeanny said…
thats nice Sheng. COngrats! :)
HalfCrazy said…
Wow, it's really great that the people of Gensan, home of the famous Manny Pacquiao are given the opportunity to test and hone their Photography Skills! How about that! I really hope that we have some kind of blogging link for Manila bloggers!

I'm not a real photographer myself so I can't say much about your photos! But I like the third one!

Why don't you post your captured shots here on your blog!

Much Love,
Anonymous said…
looks like we're seeing more great captures from your lens on the coming days! congrats, sheng for having those nice shots.
dyosa said…
I love the shirt!

With constant practice, you'll be an amazing photographer. And sometimes, it's okay to break the rules. :D

Enjoy the rest of your Holidays! :D
upto6only said…
wow congrats sheng. that must be a sign that you should continue taking pictures.

merry christmas
SleeplessInKL said…
hi sheng! i like the 3rd shot, too. the good thing is -- yr hubby already has the camera & lenses. you 'borrow' his gear anytime! ;)
Kayni said…
i like the shirt, and i love the 3rd shot too. congratulations!
the donG said…
nice sheng! it starts with the burning desire to see a place from the glass tube.

good luck and just enjoy it. keep shooting! i used a point and shoot camera for a year and a half in my blog and learned to love photography.

applause here to the organizers.
witsandnuts said…
Photography is love! I like most the third photo. Enjoy the holidays!
Anonymous said…
hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!
MrsLavendula said…
wow congrats!
enjoy the holidays!
Bonedoc said…
Uh, good fun and yes, why not be a photojournalist?

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