Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chito Cleofas Wins Epson Color Imaging Photo Contest 2009

Chito Cleofas Wins Epson Color Imaging Photo Contest 2009

By Raneil Antonio Ibay

Making another splash in the Epson Color Imaging Photo Contest 2009 is Framed Shots Camera Club member Chito Cleofas. His shot of an ice cream vendor braving the flood and looks on as a pick up truck passes by creating a wave and a splash entitled “Splash In A Rush” impressed the judges the most, thus giving him the grand prize. He wins P20, 000, an Epson Stylus 700X printer and the chance to represent our country in the international finals to be held in Japan.

Rounding up the Runner-Up awards is Sean Dinno Sandoval’s shot of 3 boys running gleefully along a rural fenced road entitled “Mahuli Taya” and Raniel Castañeda’s shot of a bountiful harvest entitled “Corn Harvest”.

The awarding was held last Dec. 09, 2009 at The Podium’s Atrium with an exhibit of all the winning photos. Epson ambassadors like George Tapan, Bien Bautista, Ben Cabrerra and Robert Alejandro’s work are also exhibited.

After the awarding, some coffee and pastries courtesy of Chito served as a late afternoon merienda for our group. Congratulations to Chito Cleofas and all the winners!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FS Members in Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009 Shortlist

FS Members in Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009 Shortlist
By Raneil Antonio Ibay

Over 100,00 entries were received for this year's Digital Camera Photographer of the Year Competition and 2 of our members got shortlisted as Editor's Choice.

Edwin Loyola's “Bamboo Raft” and Mike Sabarre's “Look Left” were both shortlisted in the “Destination Everywhere” category and will be part of the final judging.
Commended images will be revealed on November 20 and the winning images on December 9, 2009 with an exhibit at the Mall Galleries in London from December 9 to 13.

2008 also saw Bubuy Ringler winning the “Creative Vision” category with his entry “Away From It All” and Parc Cruz being commended for his entry “Monroe”.

And in 2007, Caloy Zamora took home the Second Place for his entry “No Fear”

So for this year's competition, let's hope and pray that Edwin and Mike win. Go FS!

FSOTS "High Key and Low Key" Winners

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

National Bookstore's “Take A Shot At Reading” Photo Contest Winner

By Raneil Antonio Ibay

Framed Shots Camera Club's Carlo Zamora takes home the grand prize in National Bookstore's “Take A Shot At Reading” Photo Contest.

The club's 2006 Rookie of the Year awardee and this year's Contest Committee Chairman submitted a photo depicting the joys of reading in a place where books are a rarity.

It shows 3 boys enjoying the book “The Ant and the Grasshopper” given by Carlo in Guilingan, Rizal, Palawan during one of his family's out-of-town trips.

The competition invited Filipinos of all ages to express their love for books through a creative photo portraying how a book has changed their lives for the better. It also aims to promote the value of reading and literacy.

Carlo's entry shows that reading is fun for the kids and clearly deserves the grand prize.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How to be Invited in All-Expense Paid Trips thru FPPF

How to be Invited in All-Expense Paid Trips thru FPPF
WARNING: For FS consumption only!
By Rosy Villasanta-Ibay

One of the things I learned early in my life is that TRUST is earned; it is not automatically given.

In our position now as member-photographers of the FFPF, whose trust should we earn? Mrs. Huang’s, of course. Do you know who Mrs. Huang is? What she looks like?

For those who have no idea who she is, she is the grand old lady of FPPF, the force behind it, the Chairman.

 As to how she looks like, she sounds like a perpetual slow motion (hehe) if there is such a thing. Why earn her trust? So you would be one of the first she’d call when there are emergencies or calls for help but more importantly (as this is THE perk), when there are limited-only-all-expense paid trips for FPPF photographers. Logically, she would only call those she trusts, those she knows she could rely on, those she is sure would deliver the expected bacon. In short, yung mga subok na nya, mga kilala na nya. How could we earn her trust? Attend the monthly photocup judging regularly. Volunteer to help during FPPF activities such as the photocup monthly meetings, Photo World week every January, Photo Summit every August. Hang out in 
the FPPF office but be sure not to be a nuisance.

If you constantly win in photo contests, she’d remember your name from time to time or maybe, just maybe, it would ring a bell…. sometimes. But the key here is being constantly seen not just heard of. So that is the tale, actually the secret, how seven of us ended in Baler two weeks ago. 

Take note, if my counting ability is right on track, FS has the most number of members in Mrs. Huang’s phone list.

Side Note: Attending the Monthly Photocup Meeting

Aside from being retained in Mrs.Huang’s memory, what else would we get in attending the Photocup? Exposure. Awareness. Exposure to other camera clubs and their members, awareness on what goes on in the photography world outside of Framed Shots, a glimpse of what wins and what do not, how the judges judge (or misjudge hmmm), or simply knowing what goes on, what’s in, what’s not.