The Manila leg of the Canon PhotoMarathon Philippines 2011 was held at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City last 12 November 2011. The event is the culmination of this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon for the Philippines, which kicked off with the Cagayan de Oro City leg in Mindanao on the 27h of August then went up northwards with another leg every week: Bohol’s Tagbilaran City for the Visayas Click Here To Read More
The Pinoy Photography Organization recently held its 6th Anniversary event entitled “Framed Perspectives” last Saturday 5th November at the SM City North EDSA. Almost 600 PiPho online forum members (known as “PiPhols”) had signed up for this year’s event, and there was a big crowd in attendance on the day itself. It was a day of learning, goodies and an opportunity to meet old photography and make new ones.
Hello World. I haven’t posted pretty much anything since March as I have been busy with work and a couple of other activities. Just logged into WordPress for the first time in months, and have just finished updated this site’s WordPress software and plugins. Hopefully I’ll make for that with several reviews and articles that have been in Draft status, so check in every now and then! -The Learning Lensman Click Here To Read More
For a long time since their last DSLR model, the well-regarded S5 Pro, Fujifilm has been quiet on cameras bigger than its compact point-and-shoot ones. It seemed like they’ve given up on the upper end of the digital camera market but apparently they’ve been working on something. And what a something it turned out to be. Announced at photography trade show Photokina 2010, Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 has become one of Click Here To Read More
The Astronomical League of the Philippines, Inc. (ALP) will hold the 3rd Philippine Astronomy Convention (PAC 2011) on the 4th week of February 2011. The event has several activities spread across three days, with a different venue for each day. Photographers who are interested in shooting heavenly bodies (of the cosmic kind) might want to register for the 3rd Philippine Astronomical Convention and attend the astrophotography talk and hands-on workshop to familiarize themselves with the gear and techniques used in this specialized field of photography.
Three months ago, I was able to acquire a used Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II in very good condition. To a hobbyist who as been using semi-professional DSLRs (40D and 20D), the professional-grade 1Ds Mark II was a strange beast, both familiar and strange. During that time, I’ve used it as my everyday camera and have used it on photowalks, a running event, a studio shoot and even a couple of weddings. I have become quite comfortable with its controls and have explored its capabilities. And what a fine camera it is.
This week, Canon announced at the CP+ photography trade fair in Japan two new EOS cameras, two new external flash units for its DSLRs, four DSLR lenses, and five compact digital cameras. The Canon EOS 600D and 1100D DSLR cameras were announced, and they will be replacing the 550D and 1000D in the current lineup, respectively. To go with these new entry-level DSLRs, the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens has also been introduced. The supertelephoto-class EF 500mm f/4L IS USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS USM lenses received their much-awaited respective “II” versions. Additionally, Canon also introduced two new Speedlite external flash units for the EOS camera line, the 320EX and the 270EX II.
In January 2010, I proclaimed that my New Year’s resolution for that year would be to be “More Photographic”. I outlined 10 things in a scorecard that I would do throughout the year in order to achieve this. A “scorecard” sounds very formal and too structured, but my experience in the corporate world has taught me that breaking down one’s primary goal into easier-to-digest chunks makes it easier to measure one’s progress. I actually wrote down these 10 things as a Facebook note back in February 2010, but it stayed in Draft status and never got unleashed to the unknowing public. I had to meant to post this in my blog, as well as my assessments in December 2010 but it got put on the back burner as I had to attend to other stuff. Things piled on top of one another, and it’s now the end of January 2011. Well at least I still have a few more days before the 2011 Lunar New Year, so by that calendar I’m still in the previous year. So here they are, in no particular order:
PhotoWorld Asia is the country’s prime photography tradeshow, and there’s something for every photographer, from product displays to seminar sessions. For 2011, the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF)-organized event is being held from the 27th of January up to the 1st of February in Makati City. The trade show booths are set up at the Glorietta Activity Center, while the seminars are conducted at the Asian Institute of Management along Paseo De Roxas.