As 2017 is coming to close, we would like to take a look back at this successful year. Here are some of the photos behind and in front of the photographers who made 2017 special.
Judges opening our 2017 in January.
2018 VP Erick Dantoc setting up the Chinese New Year Monthly Photo Contest.
Starting the year with a road trip to Mt Atok, Benguet (Feb 2017).
PiPho Travel Exhibit in Glorietta last April 8 with a travel photography talk by the club’s good friend/judge Allan “Lantaw” Barredo. Check out his website www.lantaw.com.
The club revisits one of the all-time favorites Sisiman Bay.
PiPhols hitting the festivals at the Pahiyas Festival (May 15th – Lucban) and the Taong Putik Festival (June 24 – Aliaga, Nueva Ecija).
PiPho Travel (in cooperation with Ortigas Company) “travels” to Tiendisitas, Estancia Capital Commons, and Greenhills. It was the club’s longest running exhibit to date as it ran for 3 months (1 month at each location). #OnCPiPho
Group Hugs are always epic. Org Christmas party @ Mozu at Ming’s
In 2017, the club’s highly anticipated International Trip was Autumn in Kyoto and Osaka. Here are some travel snaps from the group.
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A collection of still photos of some of the exciting happenings of PiPho members through the years.
“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.
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March 17, 2012
Text by Jovi Ong
San Pablo, Laguna – Pinoy Photography Organization (PiPho) with support from Olympus through its distributor, Red Dot Philippines, embarked on its first official photo trip of 2012 to the seven Lakes of San Pablo. Leaving early (3am) from the metro, the 37 PiPhols in the convoy of 5 vans/cars reached Sampaloc Lake before sunrise. Sampaloc Lake is the most commercial of all the lakes of this city in Laguna with establishments and infrastructure around it. Just after sunrise, joggers, bikers and people could be seen trickling into the area enjoying the view and fresh air.
After a quick breakfast at a nearby Jollibee, we went off to the next lake, Mohicap Lake. To reach the edge of this lake, the group had to go down a steep trail which ended in a small lakeside strip. This is one of the toughest lakes to shoot as although there were plenty of things of interest, the strip was tough to maneuver in especially with at least 20 other photographers shooting. This is where we first encountered the people who live at the edge of these lakes. They are quite friendly and you can enter their bamboo lake homes and platforms by just asking for their permission (with a smile of course!).
A brief downpour delayed the trip for about 20 minutes. We were quite lucky that the rain stopped and luckier still since the rain brought with it cleaner and brighter photos! After Palakpakin and Bunot Lake, we went to Kalibato Lake which required a 15 minute hike from the dirt road.
We then stopped for some lunch at the Clyde Josh Restaurant back at Sampaloc Lake. We were able to try some Tilapia/Milk Fish (harvested from the lakes) and they were definitely fresh and tasted sweet!
The 7th lake, Yambo Lake, was accessible by a short but steep trail from the other side of Pandin Lake. The Balsa/Raft could bring you to the path and after the brief climb, you could see the Yambo Lake below.
After swimming and some dinner, we finally went back home to the metro arriving at around 10pm. A productive and successful 19 hour photo trip! Although tired from the trip, the PiPhols all enjoyed the nature trip and the group bonding as well.
The PiPhols also enjoyed the Olympus PEN cameras that were very kindly loaned to us by Olympus. The various in-camera effects were the most talked about feature of the PEN cameras producing excellent photos on the spot! The shoot definitely convinced quite a few of the strength of the Olympus 4/3 system.
See you at the next Pinoy Photography photo trip! More power to PiPho and to Olympus!
You can view the photos by the participants at http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=99583.msg1073757#msg1073757
Have a look inside i-Mag’s Vol. 3 No. 9 issue “Negative Space” and read the article about PiPho’s 6th Year Anniversary and its history. Also, top photos from the members of PiPho Org (club) are featured. There’s more from PiPho. Learn a new technique from PiPho’s veteran and award winning photographer Orlando “ocninon” Nonon as he reveals his droplet secrets in this issue of i-Mag. Thanks i-Mag and we are loving the minimalist look of your cover!
This issue is now available. Grab a copy now!