OTS Photo Contest Results:
1st Place – Rocel Dantoc
2nd Place – Faith Ngo
3rd Place – Jeff Dytuco
4th Place – Norman Cunanan
5th Place – Rocel Dantoc
PiPhol’s Choice – Rocel Dantoc
Last February 8 (Monday), Pinoy Photography Organization (PiPho) welcomed the Year of the Monkey with its first On-the-Spot (OTS) photo contest* and photowalk for 2016. It was done during the celebration of Chinese New Year in Binondo, Manila.
Binondo served as a photographic haven last Monday for PiPho members with its rich texture, color and bountiful stories found at every corner of the place —— from the sidewalk vendors, the makeshift lions of street children dancing to the beat of empty bottles and buckets, to several groups of street dancers breathing fire out of their mouths.
The photowalk, headed and organized by PiPho members Erick Dantoc and Rocel Dantoc, started from Sta. Cruz Church at 9 in the morning and ended around the busy area of Ongpin in the afternoon. Both PiPho regular and probationary members walked around the animated streets of Binondo, capturing the lively celebration of the community. The group was able to capture a myriad of scenes, from the colorful patterns made by different objects to the most anticipated lion and dragon dances. The group was even lucky to witness a dragon manned by 100 people during the parade of Manila mayor, Joseph Estrada.
By 11:30, the group proceeded to Sincerity restaurant along Yuchengco street for a hearty lunch of oyster cake, kikiam, asado and Sincerity’s best-selling fried chicken. Afterwards, the group dispersed to various areas in Binondo again to continue their photowalk and to conclude the day’s activities.
Indeed, it was a good way to kick off the Year of the Monkey!
*The On-the-Spot photo contest will be judged and awarded on February 17 during the first monthly meeting of the organization.
Pinoy Photography Organization (PiPho) Photo Club on its 10th year held an exhibit and pro talk entitled PiPho X Estancia Exhibit and PiPho X Pro Talk (respectively) at the Estancia Mall at Capital Commons, Pasig City. The exhibit was open for viewing from March 16 to 29, 2015 at the Lower Ground Floor of the mall. While the Pro Talk was held last March 28 with 3 guest speakers namely Mr. Regie Fernando, Mr. Benson Golong and Fuji Philippines Brand Ambassador Mr. Randall Cipriano.
PiPho Org Photo Club would like to thank the sponsors (LIghtroom [Benro / Blackrapid] and Fujifilm), the speakers and the participants who all helped to make both the exhibit and the pro talk successful.
Congratulations to the PiPho 10th year Nifty-Fifty Intramuros On-The-Spot Photo Contest Winners! Awarding was held at the PiPho X Estancia Exhibit Pro Talk last March 28, 2015.
Group Category Winners
Ian Brotonel, Faith Ngo, Leslie Chua
Harold Pialda, Jester Onrubia, Rocel Dantoc
Erick Dantoc, Julius Reyes, Napoleon Pon-Ang
Individual Category Winners
1st Place – Esmeraldo Guimbarda Jr.
2nd Place – Ian Brotonel
3rd Place – Erick Dantoc
4th Place – Faith Ngo
5th Place – Wilson Co
Special Category Winners
Best in Architecture – Eric Villenas
Best in Detail – Jester Onrubia
Best in Portrait – Vernes Go
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?
Pinoy Photography Organization Photo Club would like to thank its members and the forum/fb participants for a successful Nifty Fifty on the 10th year of the Org! The event was held in Intramuros on March 7, 2015.
Nifty Fifty is a photo walk/contest that celebrates the “value for money” of the 50mm prime lens. Just like last year, this year’s contest has both individual winners and group winners. The theme for the individual contest is Intramuros Street Life. The group contest on the other hand involves 3 persons per group where each member of the group will submit 1 of the following: architecture, portrait or detail (all with the Intramuros theme). Each group must be able to complete the set (one submits an architecture shot, one submits a portrait shot and the last one submits a detail shot).
Congrats to everyone for a successful event!
credits to edwinK for the group hug photos
1st Place – Ralph Licerio
2nd Place – Edwin Karganilla
3rd Place – Zer Cabatuan
4th Place – Jeric Mariano
5th Place – Ralph Licerio