The best things are free so they say. I was able to see a post from Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) about a portrait workshop in Facebook. The workshop was sponsored by Samsung and what excited me that it was for free! Limited slots were available so what happened next was a scramble to message the DPP page of my intent to join. Fortunately enough, I got in so lucky me! Thanks DPP and Samsung!
I brought my Oly EM5 and the genius in me left the fully charged extra battery and only brought the used one (don’t ask why). I then went to the Samsung Concept Store in the posh SM Aura Premier where Rolly Magpayo was the speaker. The weather was perfect for shooting outdoors so we proceeded to the Sky Park of the mall.
I was only able to take very few shots from the workshop due to the battery dying out on me but these will do. I also learned a lot and I’m excited to try ’em out on our future shoots. We tend to think that there’s always a lot of room for learning and improvement so we don’t pass up on a chance for workshops like these. Not to mention it’s free so it was really a must! Always invest on learning rather than your gears because the most important gear, is yourself.
You may notice that it’s turning out to be a blog which the Karl Marx Photography site was supposed to be! So expect to see some texts like these on our upcoming posts so we may be able to connect to you rather than just posting a bunch of pictures. Would you guys like that? Let us know what you think on the comments section below.
As photographers, we’ve been quite comfortable working behind the lens. We know when to click the shutter at the right moment and at the right time and well, that’s pretty much what our clients love about our work. Then the question dawned to us – what if in a parallel world that we stand in front of the lens and not as photographers? Even the thought of being models sends a chill down our spine. We then asked our apprentice Kate Juris Prudence Cuyco to help us out with the shooting.
The results are baffling. We now know how our clients feel when they’re being honed by our cameras. Thanks for the experience though!
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