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Last Month Recap

February 20 – Vince Tanching, one of the three judges for the month, is from Nikon Philippines. He talked about the new Nikon Z-series. The second judge, Cris Magsino, shared a few pointers on shooting landscapes. The last judge was Dennis Murillo.

#PiPho14 February Meeting

February Theme: Amazing Landscapes

PiPhol’s Choice: Jeff Dytuco

5th Place: Jom Jayo

4th Place: Jeff Dytuco

3rd Place: Rocel Zamora-Dantoc

2nd Place: Jeff Dytuco

1st Place: John Ronquillo

Check out all the Top 12 entries here.

March 7-8 – Shooting star trails, milky way, and sunrise in Mt. Pulag.

#PiPho14: Mt. Pulag

At the Ranger’s Station

#PiPho14 at the summit of Mt. Pulag.

At the summit.

More photos here.

A Year in PiPho: 2017

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

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.

Looking forward to 2018. Want to join PiPho Org? Click here

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PiPho X ” Remember”

A collection of still photos of some of the exciting happenings of PiPho members through the years.


Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect Photographer of the Week is Annabelle Chavez

Manila Bulletin's Photographer of the Week (April 29-May 5)

Manila Bulletin’s Photographer of the Week (April 29-May 5, 2015) Photo from Manila Bulletin.

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.

Feb 2015 MPC - Love - 3rd Place

3rd Place – February 2015 Theme: Love

May 2014 Theme - Motion Blur - 2nd Place

3rd Place – May 2014 Theme: Motion Blur

Read Manila Bulletin‘s Picture Perfect article at


Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect (May 8, 2012) – Mon Corpuz

Congratulations Mon!

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PiPho visits the 7 Lakes of San Pablo

March 17, 2012
Text by Jovi Ong

[singlepic id=222 w=500 h=333 float=none]PiPho Group Hug at Pandin Lake.
Photo by Regie Fernando

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.

[singlepic id=221 w=500 h=333 float=none]PiPho Group Hug before at Shell Magallanes before leaving.
Photo by Regie Fernando

[singlepic id=220 w=500 h=333 float=none]Sunrise at Sampaloc Lake, San Pablo City, Philippines
Photo by Jovi Ong

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.

[singlepic id=223 w=500 h=333 float=none]PiPho Group Hug at Pandin Lake.
Photo by Edwin Karganilla
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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!

[singlepic id=224 w=500 h=333 float=none]Floating rafts at Pandin Lake
Photo by Jovi Ong
After lunch, we went on to Pandin Lake, the best lake for swimming! After a 5 minute easy hike from the dirt road, we reached the Pandin Lakeside managed by the local Barangay. They charge a cheap Php 150.00 for some time on the wide balsa/rafts (up to 10 people) paddled to the middle of the lake. There you can enjoy some buko juice or go swimming in the fresh and clean lake! The wind and water was very refreshing and swimming is definitely a great activity after all the sweat from the photography and traveling.

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.

PiPho at Yambo Lake

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

PiPho 6, PiPho Org Top Photos and Orlee Ninon on i-Mag’s “Negative Space” Issue

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!