Sunday, January 13, 2013

When the Power of Words Fails

(This is for a contest I joined.)

When the power of words fails, photos do the story-telling.

As a photo enthusiast, I strive to capture the moment and see the beauty in all things whether it’s in a dump site, a colorful festival, or an ordinary Thursday morning.

I never took photography seriously until the family camera was entrusted to me years ago. It was the Power Shot A95—my first digital camera. I learned the basics by experimenting and trying to take artsy photos.

Spin
This is the artsiest photo I've ever taken with my point-and-shoot. Super proud!

Somehow, I became the designated family and class photographer. From birthday parties, outings, and even to the most random of mornings, I’d be there to capture the moment.

I upgraded to an SLR years after—the 350D, which I still use.

As a photographer for our school newspaper back then, this was always on hand to capture history in the making. Not only did photos help the readers, it also did its own story-telling when words weren’t enough.

Wasteland
I ended up in a garbage dump on my birthday covering a story about our school's supposed illegal waste disposal. 

Now as a travel blogger, plain texts aren't enough to share the world's awesomeness. Photos play a huge role! Recently, the Department of Tourism even used one of my photos to help market the Philippines to the world!

Tour GuidesThis made it to the DOT's "It's More Fun in the Philippines" campaign!

Through the years, capturing moments and seeing the beauty in all things let my photos do the talking… and more.

This is my Canon story. What’s yours?

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      On the spin pic, I was seated on a swing-like hammock. It could spin round and round. While seated and spinning, I pointed the camera up towards the tree and clicked while on slow shutter. The seat didn't move in the picture because it was spinning with me.

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