it was a four-hour shoot with the title of this post as its theme. quite a theme, right? you can see the theme in two ways, either as positive or negative, like a half-empty, half-full scenario, like meron pang konting pag-asa o pawala na'ng pag-asa. i am overly excited that i can't think of any concept, quite ironic that the area is so big and so full of happenings and then here i am pounding what's left of my brain to have that creative juice flowing. it took me two hours plus some shots that are not really related to the theme and walking the entire circle (twice or thrice ha) before i can can come up with my little entry. kelangan ko lang palang maalikabukan hehehe. but seriously, i think for the first two hours i put so much pressure on myself to come up with a shot, a good shot. but it's not coming. so i relax a bit and loosen that stiffness for thinking that it's not good enough, or that scenery is so common, or it has been done already, etc...
Monday, August 06, 2007
yesterday was the much awaited flickr philippines one day photoshoot at the QC Memorial Circle. it was a contest but more on the fun side and at the same time an EB and the opportunity to meet the faces behind the flickr forum was as exciting as crossing the Elliptical road.
at first, being a point and shoot user, i was intimidated with all the awesome dslr's around me, can my four year old digicam compete with them? but a couple of minutes after the orientation and with the assurance that the playing field is leveled, i have forgotten about the competition, this shoot is for fun nga pala, and with all the laughters, who'll think it's a contest?
i am not expecting anything from my first photoshoot/contest or that my shot will turn the world upside down so the last two hours were spent just enjoying what i am doing and look what just happened, i am taking more pictures, more ideas, better angles and oh my, i am satisfied with them (but still, not related to the theme hehehe).
the flickr philippines group is a bunch of nice guys who are sharing the same passion for photography, the get-to-know-you after the contest was spent almost all the time laughing. these guys are serious about this stuff, although i am not yet the good photographer that they are, at least i can try to mold myself like one, sabi nga nila, practice lang yan. what's so amazing about them is that they are more than willing to share what they know and will offer you a technique or two about photography. nice di ba? nalimutan ko na nga ang friendster dahil sa flickr eh hehe.
and with the dslr-point and shoot discrepancies as to the overwhelming technical and technological superiority of dslr agains the p&s , well, it's not really a big deal to them, madalas nga nilang sabihin "wala yan sa pana, nasa indian yan".
true, but i still want a dslr. hehehe (and did i mention that the grand prize is a Nikon d40x?)
NOTE: my entry is not among those posted above.