By: Gello Esguerra (PiPho 13 President, 2018)
When I accepted the president position back in 2017, I was not confident that I was up to the task as there were big shoes to fill. For me, the task seemed (at the time) such an undertaking to lead a group of talented photographers for a whole year. Little did I know that being president would color my year in ways that I never would have imagined. Here are some photos that I believe captured the fun and inspiring year of PiPho 13 (#PiPhoTrese) where we “Enliven our Passions” to the very best.
Here is just one of our regular monthly MPC (Monthly Photo Contest) meetings wherein you get inspired just seeing the rest of the Org’s photo submissions. I secretly wait for the contest entries of my idols Erick Dantoc (2018 MPC Champion) and Jeff Dytuco (2018 MPC 1st Runner Up) just so I can be inspired and learn a thing a two from them.
Learning is not limited to members sharing their tips and tricks, but also our judges. Here’s one of my favorite moments of the year where our judge Power Pee teaching us a few things about Toy Photography
We support each other when our founder, Regie Fernando, was invited to speak at Photoworld Asia 2018. Someone had to be there to take his photo. 🙂
Road trips are an important part of the PiPho Official Calendar. This year, we started with a road trip to Baler, Aurora.
Spending time with each other during the road trips, we often form friendships which take us to more places. Here, we have the awesome guys of “Team Di Nag Yaya” breaking off from the official calendar and creating their own side trips to shoot more. (Photos from their Pangasinan, and Treasure Mountain trips below.)
With this group, photo opportunities come up when you least expect them so you always need to be ready. Here, we have the guys from “Team Biglaang Yaya”, who decided on a whim, went straight to Mt Pulag to shoot the Milky Way.
Exhibit with Tiendesitas was also a memorable one for 2018. We were able to share our passion outside the group for Independence Day.
Photo trips are not limited to land trips. PiPhoTrese takes to the skies and explored the untapped Catanduanes province for the group’s annual local plane trip.
Not everything happened smoothly this year. We had to change destination for our annual international plane trip; but boy we’re not disappointed. Exploring a different side of Taiwan, we ended up in Taichung, and Alishan National Park. Here are my favorite photos from the trip.
So, a HUGE thank you to the 2018 officers and members of PiPho Org. Time flies when you are having fun with everyone in PiPho.
This is Gello Esguerra (PiPhoTrese President) signing off.
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“Photography is the desire to capture a moment that you know will never come back again. Be it a portrait, a landscape or a street scene, you know that the instance will pass and will be the end of it. Imagine our world without an image of its past—we will never comprehend the present nor be able to ponder the future without a visual clue of what was before,” – Annabelle Chavez
Congratulations Annabelle! You have constantly improved your photography skills over the years and have challenged us to do as well. May you continue to go out, take great photos, and share your works to the world.
Here are two of Annabelle’s photos submitted to PiPho’s monthly contest.
PiPho photo exhibit at Estancia, Capitol Commons will run from March 16-29, 2015. Opening night is on March 20 at 7pm.
How to get there?
Here’s your chance to be part of the annual PiPho anniversary exhibit!
Pinoy Photography Organization (Club) will be holding the 2013 PiPho Online Photo Contest from February to June 2013. The Contest will have a category for PiPho Forum members, and another for PiPho Facebook members.
There will be a theme for each month. The themes are as follows:
Every month, the Club will pick the top 3 photos from each category. The winners will be invited to the monthly Club meeting for the awarding of certificates, and the photos will be featured on the Club’s website, the PiPho Forum, and PiPho Facebook page.
The photo of the first place winners for each month shall be printed and displayed during the pre-anniversary PiPho Photo Exhibit together with the photos of Club members.
The contest mechanics can be found here: PiPho OPC Mechanics
For questions, hit the comment / reply box and we’ll be glad to answer your queries!
Final activities of Pinoy Photography Organization is finally here. ProTalk speakers by industry professionals like award winning travel photographer George Tapan, veteran image makers Jim Paredes and Jun Miranda. The big three camera companies will be gracing the celebration Canon, Nikon and Olympus. Our favorite camera shops will be there Digital Walker Zoom, Henry’s Pro, Pixel Pro and Lightroom. Brands like Benro, Black Rapid, Tenba, Jusino, Carry Speed and Domke are there to showcase us their latest offerings. Elinchrom will light our mini studio setups as well as the on-location shoots. Canon PIXMA will give us free printing so don’t forget to bring your favorite photos. Free sensor cleaning by Canon EOS. Our media partners Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect and I-Mag Photography Magazine will also be there to support us. Its a jam packed saturday event and we are really excited to give you an anniversary celebration to remember.
Register now at the PiPho forum (here), admission is free but if you want to have the PiPho Seven souvenir shirt it will be sold at P299 with free merienda and a raffle entry. See you on Sept 2 at SM MOA’s Music Hall registration starts at 9:00am.
#morefun @ PiPho 7
Seven years… diverse talents… living with the passion.. “PiPho Seven” – The Pinoy Photography Org Anniv Exhibit at SM MOA http://pinoyphotography.org/pipho-seven-the-pinoy-photography-anniversary-exhibit/
PiPho Org (Club) mounts its “PiPho Seven” anniversary photo exhibit at the 2nd level South Pavilion in SM Mall of Asia that will run from August 1 to 11. It showcases the diverse talents of the Org members from nature, landscape, travel and portraiture on 21 boards of 16in X 24in Giclee canvas prints.