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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Chobi Mela V: International Festival of Photography, 2008

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2008

Chobi Mela V will be launched on the 6th November 2008. The theme of the festival is “Freedom”. Photo practitioners are invited to submit work on the theme, and encouraged to explore the boundaries of their medium.

Last date for submissions is 31 May 2008. Participants will be notified by email on 21 June 2008. Participants will be able to continue working, but will need to submit prints or camera ready artwork or high resolution digital files suitable for printing, by 21 July 2008.

Apart from the group exhibitions where work from a number of countries will be included, collective works from other countries are also welcome, some work has already been commissioned for the festival. Photographers, whether they be fine artists, documentary photographers, or from any other field of photography can participate individually or in groups. Non-photographic work that has a direct relevance to the theme of the festival may also be acceptable.

The festival will feature:
  • Exhibitions (solo/collective)
  • Digital presentations
  • Workshops
  • Discussions/Seminars/Lectures
  • Presentations by Picture Libraries/Agencies
  • Review of image-related publications
  • Publication ceremony
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Film-shows
  • Video Conferences
  • Display/Sales stalls
Chobi Mela retains the right to publish photographs and text from shows selected for exhibit in promotional material relating to the festival. Such content will not be used in any other form, unless specifically authorized by the artist as in the case of the calendar.

Chobi Mela does not sponsor shows and no fees are paid to artists. However for work that is selected, Chobi Mela will organize gallery space and an opening reception. Chobi Mela will also publish a catalogue and poster for the entire festival which will feature all participating artists. It will also organize advertising in print and electronic media. Selected exhibitions will be toured internationally. Through our partnership with the global television channel Ujala, Chobi Mela will receive extensive coverage worldwide. The presence of local media partners also ensure extensive coverage in local media.

Following are guidelines for submission:

You can apply online and also through post. Your application through post, must be accompanied by:
  1. A filled registration form.
  2. Brief profile of the artist.
  3. A short cover letter/artist’s statement explaining how the submission relates to the theme.
  4. Visual support material which may include 6-8 prints (7 inch or 18 cm on the longer side) clearly identified and accompanied by a descriptive image list.
OR a clearly identified CDROM readable by MAC and PC with a maximum of 8 images in JPG (600 pixels on the longer side) in RGB colour mode.

OR PDF files (2 MB max)

OR a preview video in VHS (PAL) or CD/DVD in Quicktime, or Windows Media Player format (Maximum 5 minutes).

Image information should include title, date, caption details, copyright and credit information etc. All text documents sent in digital format (on a CD/DVDROM) should be in Word or PDF format. Please note that original works, such as exhibition prints, cannot be reviewed as part of this process and will not be accepted on delivery.

Submissions will not be returned. Please do not send original or irreplaceable material.

Submissions should reach Drik by 31 May 2008. Submissions by mail to be sent to:

Chobi Mela
Drik Picture Library Ltd.
House 58, Road 15A (New)
Dhanmondi Residential Area
Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Tel : (880-2) 9120125, 8123412, 8112954
Fax : (880-2) 9115044
Email :

For online submission please click here.

A Travel Photography Workshop with the Pros!

Come and Discover the Adventures of Travel Photography with Award-Winning Philippine Photographers!

Be enchanted by the islands as you enhance your skills with the Masters of Philippine photography!

BATANES with George Tapan on March 22-26
PALAWAN with Wig Tysman on April 11-14
CAMIGUIN with Jay Javier on May 1-4
BORACAY with Wig Tysmans on May 9-12

The workshop is only limited to a maximum of 30 pax.

For more details, visit Colors Travel Guide website.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SPPP 12 @ 08 Outdoor Glamour Portrait Tips & Tricks

March 8-9,2008
Lopez Farm, Naic,Cavite
(Kampanerang Kuba TeleseryeLocation)
The Society of Portrait Photographers of thePhilippines (SPPP) is celebrating its 12th year this 2008. In line with this, the club shall be holding a seminar on outdoor glamour portraits onMarch 8 to 9, 2008 at the Lopez Farm in Naic, Cavite. The seminar will be conducted by portrait photographer Mr. Ibarra Deri.

Seminar fee is pegged at an anniversary treat ofP1,500.00 (seminar, meals & accomodations) . Slots arelimited and shall be entertained on a first come, first served basis.

For interested parties please contact either of thefollowing:
- Gari Lim (0922) 843.91.90
- Boy Samson (0917) 993.65.15
- Ariel Samaniego (0917) 533.19. 29
- Ibarra Deri (0920) 2262205


Saturday, March 8

5:00 a.m. Assembly at Shell Magallanes
6:00 a.m. ETD Shell Magallanes
7:00 a.m. ETA Lopez Farm, Naic, Cavite
Room assignment
9:00 a.m. Lecture/Photo Shoot
12:00 noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Resumption of lecture/photo shoot
4:00 p.m. Break/swimming
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Photoshop tricks
9:00 p.m. Socials
11:00 p.m. Bed time

Sunday, March 9

6:00 a.m. Wake up call
7:00 a.m. Swimming
9:00 a.m. ETD Lopez Farm
10:00 a.m. ETA Manila

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Basic Photography Seminar in U.P. Diliman

March 8, 15, and 29, 2008
Room 213, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: P2,500.00


Day One

* Intro to different types of photographic equipment
* Film and digital cameras and their differences; lenses, other accessories
* Camera operation and handling
* Applications of photography: portraiture, child, events, still life, pet, macro, landscape, architecture, nature, food, holiday photography, nudes, fashion, fine art, photojournalism, art documentation, etc
* Basic camera parts and icons, shooting modes
* Proper exposure techniques: understanding and working with light
* Reading the camera meter
* Essential picture elements: rules of composition, balance, rule of thirds, frames, curves, patterns, light and shadow, depth of field, balance, etc.
* Outdoor practice shoot

Day Two

* Critique of photos from day 1
* Lighting theory and practice, ambient versus flash
* Using on-camera flash, external flash, bouncing light, light modifiers, balancing ambient light and flash, light painting
* Creative photographic techniques
* Product photography for profit: concept, lighting, setup, props, creating your own product photography studio

Day Three

* Critique of photos from day 2
* “Backward engineering” a lighting setup
* Hands-on shoot indoors and outdoors using studio lights, modifiers, and ambient light
* The concept of Intellectual Property Rights and its importance to photographers
* Awarding of certificates of attendance.

Bring any point-and-shoot digital camera, digital or film camera with interchangeable lenses

*This course will be offered every month at the same venue. There is a limited number of seats, however, so reserve your slot as soon as possible.

For inquiries please call: Nathaniel Salang at 0915-548-0214 or Tel. No. 824-2305

Please visit:

Gallery Talk - JOHN SILVA: On Manila

Saturday, March 1 2008, 3-5 pm
Silverlens, Makati City

JOHN SILVA's articles, essays, and short stories, have appeared in Arts of Asia, Filipinas Magazine, Philippine News, Mabuhay Magazine, Philippine Inquirer, and Philippine StarWeek Magazine. He graduated with an MA in Philippine-American History from Goddard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is currently a Senior Consultant at the National Museum of the Philippines and is a Board Member of the Heritage Conservation Society, Ballet Philippines, Mangyan Heritage Society, Filipinas Magazines and the Synergeia Foundation. John Silva owns arguably the largest collection of vintage Philippine photographs.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Through Australian Eyes

4 March - 4 April 2008
One Workshop Gallery
2241 Don Chino Roces Ave, corner Sabio St, Makati City

Opening Reception Tuesday 4th March at 7pm

Living in the Philippines has been an eye opening experience for Australian artist/photographer Henry Bateman. For the last 3 years he has been a resident of this Island Nation and its influence has seen his work expand in ways he never imagined possible.

“There are aspects of Filipino life that stand in stark contrast to an Australian lifestyle,” Bateman said. “With my work I have tried to capture not only the physical differences but also the cultural differences that the Filipino lifestyle imposes on Australian sensibilities,” he added.

A painter who embraced digital photography 8 years ago, Bateman manipulates his digitally captured photographs on his computer to delve below the composition of the recorded moment. From each of his photographs he builds a new image that explores the underlying motivation that caused the shutter to be pressed when it was. “It is a journey in which the image dictates what directions to take,” Bateman said. “My major contribution is knowing when a destination has been reached,” he added.

“Through Australian Eyes” will be Bateman’s 14th exhibition, but his first in the Philippines. His work has been shown in Australia and the US with the most recent being a solo exhibition at The Australian National University in September last year.

For more information and/or interviews contact the following

One Workshop Gallery
Ross Capili
Tel: 810 5094
Email: rosscapili[at]yahoo[dot]com

Exhibiting Artist
Henry Bateman
Tel: 757 3916
Email: info[at]pissedpoetpics[dot]com

Colonial Imaginings of Manila: An Architectural Talk by Edson Cabalfin

23 February 2008, 3-5 PM
Silverlens Gallery, Makati City

Colonial Imaginings of Manila: Architectural Photographs of Dean C. Worcester, 1898-1914
by Edson Cabalfin, Cornell University

Architectural photography is never neutral and innocent but, rather, is embedded within discourses of power, politics and ideology. The presentation will show how photographs of Manila and its environs by Dean C. Worcester, a member of the First Philippine Commission formed by U.S. President William McKinley in 1899, articulated the pervading American colonial narrative during the early part of the twentieth century.

The presentation focuses on the published photographs of Philippine architectures in Worcester's books "The Philippine Islands and their People" (published in 1898) and "The Philippines Past and Present" (published in 1914 and subsequently in 1930), which became popular readings in the United States at the onset of the twentieth century.

Using "before" and "after" photographs as a technique in depicting the architectures, Worcester placed in opposition the state of the Philippines before and after American colonial intervention.
Highlighting architectural categories, such as materiality, permanence, order, cleanliness and style, the presentation thus attempts to analyze the photographs as instruments of propagating the colonial program of the American government in the Philippines.

Edson Cabalfin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Architecture and Urbanism Program in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University under a Sage Graduate Fellowship. He was formerly a Fulbright Fellow from 2001-2003 under which he received his Master of Science degree in Architecture (Major in History, Theory and Criticism) from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. Before coming to the U.S., he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture (cum laude) in 1996 and Masters of Architecture degree (Major in Architectural Design) in 2001 from the University of the Philippines. His current dissertation research revolves around the relationship of the discourse of nationalism and the architecture culture in postcolonial Philippines (1946-1998). He has taught at the University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University and De La Salle – College of St. Benilde in Manila. A licensed architect in the Philippines, he actively experiments in architecture, interior, graphic, costume/fashion, and set/scenography design having done projects in New York, Philadelphia, Istanbul and Manila.

Peter Bialobrzeski: Teach & Work Slideshow

German photographer and former World Press Photo judge Peter Bialobrzeski has been in Manila for 4 weeks taking pictures of the cityscape for a project called “Urban Spaces”. The city is his 5th stop in a series of residencies in Southeast Asia. Prior to Manila, he was in Hanoi, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

During his stay, he has also been conducting workshops for a select group of Philippine photographers. On Tuesday, workshop participants Estan Cabigas, Gigie Cruz, Tammy David, Kidlat de Guia, Che Katigbak, Cathy Quiogue, Dennis Rito and Cris Sevilla will be presenting the projects that they worked on during the workshop. All deal will various aspects of urbanity. The photos will be included in a Goethe-Institut exhibit that will be travelling around Southeast Asia later this year.

To see the entire collection of photographs, talk to the photographers and meet Bialobrzeski, head to Silverlens Gallery on February 26 for a slideshow of all the photographers’ works. The event starts at 6pm.

In cooperation with Silverlens Gallery and the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism. For more information, please visit call 8170978 or visit Goethe Institut Manila.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Rule of Thirds: RossCapili + Parc Cruz + Borj Meneses in CEBU

March 1 and 2, 2008
9AM – 6PM
Cebu City

A two-day exploratory workshop covering the next level of imaging in photography, Photoshop and high art. Dive into the workflow and delve into the secrets of visual arts, aesthetics and Photoshop as divulged by today’s master photographers and imaging experts.

Day 1, Saturday - March 1
Workshop Venue: Warehouse Location
Arte Ferro, Inc. Nordonio Ceniza Street
Casuntingan, Mandaue City , Cebu

Learn the ins and outs of the editorial magazine photo shoot. Studio lighting will be alternated with available lighting within the warehouse setting typical of conceptual shoots favoured by this magazine genre. Learn how to work with models, stylists and art directors without compromising personal artistic creativity as a photographer. Study options in lighting styles, background use and collaborative direction with models. Topics of discussion include aesthetics, composition, alternative effects and helpful photo-shoot gadgets, as well as printing tips and the business side of photography.

Day 2, Sunday - March 2
Workshop Venue: Castle Peak Hotel
F. Cabahug corner President Quezon Streets
Villa Aurora , Mabolo, Cebu City

Learn tweaking and manipulation techniques using images taken on Day 1. The digital workflow will be discussed in detail with emphasis on Photoshop tricks and techniques. Each participant will be closely supervised by all three facilitators. Learn how to prepare files for printing with invaluable advice on colour calibration.

The Rule of Thirds Photography Workshop is open to photographers with basic camera and Photoshop skills with a DSLR camera and Photoshop-installed laptop.

Workshop fee is Php 6,000.00 covering two days of workshop participation; Certificate of Participation; lunch; a copy of I-MAG Magazine; models, make-up artist and fashion designer fees; hotel function room rental and two (2) 8 x 10” print outs.

To confirm reservations, a non-refundable 70% down payment must be made in advance at the OWG Creative Centre office, or may be deposited at any Union Bank branch. The remaining 30% balance can be paid on March 1 during the registration.

See Ross Capili's Site for payment details.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Call for Entries: Beyond The Stick Photography Competition

EXTENDED 'till April 19, 2008

About the Competition
Beyond the Stick
Unmasking Cigarette Smoking and the Tobacco Epidemic
Photography & Photojournalism Contest

Beyond the Stick is an open category competition for Filipino photographers and graphic designers at Amateur, Advanced Amateur and Professional levels. Participants are asked to submit photos and images that unmask and expose the “socio economic” dangers of cigarette smoking and the tobacco epidemic.

The object of this Contest is to submit an original photograph or photo with graphics, personally composed by the participant for judging before a panel of judges selected by FCAP. Photos will be evaluated on how well it conveys the theme: “Beyond the Stick” FCAP is especially interested in photographs that depict the societal and economic costs of smoking.

The Contest Period begins on February 15, 2008 and ends on March 18, 2008. All entries must be received by FCAP by 5:00 p.m. of the closing date in order to be eligible to judging.

Contest is open to all persons regardless of nationality or age. Those under 18 years of age must include the written consent of their parents or guardians along with their submission. Employees of FCAP may not participate.

It is a photography and photojournalism competition that allows the participants to submit plain photographs or published works that speak for themselves or those combined with other visuals, texts, tag lines and slogans.

Participants may use any Digital or Film-based camera. Images should be printed on an 8 x 10-inch photopaper. Inkjet or photolab prints will be accepted. . Black and white images will be accepted, but duotone images are not eligible. Digital images will not be returned.Those who submit in digital form will not be accepted.

There are no restrictions as to the use of creative effects at the time of exposure, such as multiple exposures, flash fill, lighting, filtration, etc. or Manipulation of main images, digital retouching and full manipulation (density, contrast, cropping on composition, burning, dodging and global adjustments, layering etc.. )

The photograph may or may not have been taken or executed during the competition period. Entries MUST NOT have won any other contests/competitions. The name of the participant should not appear on the face of the entry. The images and the texts must be original creation and MUST not be owned by another individual.

Awards for each Category:
  • First Prize: Php 40,000 + trophy
  • Second Prize: Php 20,000 + trophy
  • Third Prize: Php 10,000 + trophy
  • Certificate of Excellence for all 50 Finalists.
See Competition Guidelines here.


Download Photography Entry Form here.

Download Photojournalism Entry Form here.

at One Workshop
G/F 2241 La Fuerza Plaza II Don Chino Roces Ave.
Cor Sabio St. Makati City
until 6:00 PM MARCH 18, 2008!

For inquiries, you may contact Leslie at 8105094 or one_workshop@

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cut: New Photography From South East Asia

Cut: New Photography From South East Asia
13th Feb to 1st March 2008
Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CUT brings together 12 artists from indonesia, the Philippines, malaysia, and tahiland in an exploration of current and emerging approaches to photography in the region, both as a pure discipline, and as a base or key component in broader contemporary art practices. Raw, irreverent, poised, dark, humorous and romantic, working with space, portraiture, landscape, narrative and perfomance, they give an insight into the tremendous possibilities of an important medium so far overlooked in the local mainstream.

The line-up of 12 participating artists includes artists who work with photography as part of their practice such as Montri (Thailand), Poklong Anading (Philppines), Lena Cobangbang (Philippines), and Angki Purbandono (Indonesia), as well as artists who are focused more purely on photography such as Steve Tirona (Philippines), Sharon Lam (Malaysia), Tino Djumini (Indonesia) and Sherman Ong (Singapore).

Visit Valentine Willie Fine Art Gallery website.

Tudla Productions' Pitik-Mulat Documentary Photography Visit Exhibit

Tudla Productions' Pitik-Mulat Documentary Photography Visit Exhibit
26 February 2008, 4:30PM
UP College of Mass Communication film lobby

Telling photos come from telling realities.

Pitik Mulat photography visit was successfully carried out in indigent communities in Gloria Craft, Ulingan and Dumpsite all in Barangay 105, Tondo Manila. Tudla Productions was joined by 14 students mostly from UP Diliman, 7 photographers from Rangefinder Filipinas and photographers and photojournalists Jimmy Domingo, Alberto Garcia, Luis Liwanag, Gil Nartea, Jes Aznar and Vivian Limpin and George Cabig.

In conducting Pitik-Mulat photography visit, Tudla aims to help expose and call action against the worsening poverty, hunger and the extreme deprivation of social services experienced by the urban poor in Metro Manila.

We are now inviting everyone to the exhibit opening on February 26 at the UP College of Mass Communication film lobby at 4:30pm. The exhibit will run until February 29, by which time succeeding exhibit venues will be announced.

Interested parties may contact us @

Freedom: Chobi Mela V Call for Entries

Drifting in cage and out again
Hark unknown bird does fly
Shackles of my mind
If my arms could entwine
With them I would thee bind

Rooms it had eight
And doors it had nine
Windows betwixt you find
Up above the glittering hall
Mirrors might make you blind

What fate alas makes bird do thus
Caged bird breaks free to fly
Of bamboo raw the cage I saw
This mind of mine still longs oh so
Lalon Fakir cries as he sees with his eyes
The cage wither and go*

The body, the soul, the self, the universe, Lalon saw freedom not as an entity outside oneself, but as a lived experience. Within yet afar. Ephemeral but tactile. With wings but encaged.

New forms of slavery form new forms of chains. Violence suffered in silence. Ancestral land commandeered. Resistance made illegal.

What mask does freedom now wear? Freedom to profit is the new elixir. Freedom to reach distant markets, to exploit cheap labour. The word that takes us to such dizzying heights leaves the deepest of wounds with its loss. ‘Foreign’ sounding names, ‘wrong’ coloured skin, ‘different’ passports, circumscribe our new freedoms.

Going beyond walls built to occupy territory. Beyond bombs dropped to coerce the unarmed. Beyond cells built to hold the other. Artists paint with colours that don’t exist. Write with words as yet un-invented. Photograph where light is yet to reach. The cage. The door. The wing. The soul. Freedom.

Shahidul Alam
Festival Director
Chobi Mela V

We invite photographers working in the fields of photojournalism, fine art, conceptual or any other field of photography, to interpret the theme “Freedom” in the widest sense possible. Submissions may be made online from 1st March 2008 through to 31st May 2008. Selections will be made by 15th June 2008. Final work must be submitted by 31st July 2008. Festival opens 6th November 2008. Submission guidelines will be available online.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Gifts - Photography Exhibit


The Gifts - Photography Exhbitions
Philamlife East Side Lobby
Philamlife Building, United Nations Avenue, Manila
17 March - 18 April 2008

The Gifts...

five photographers in a collaborative effort to impart their pieces
for the benefit of benevolence. sharing their heart, mind and soul...

five photographers, five gifts, one cause... Caritas

Series 1: Parc Cruz
19 May - 06 June 2008

Series 2: by Med Ferrer
02 July - 23 July 2008

Series 3: by JP Sarmenta
14 August - 15 September 2008

Series 4: by Borj Meneses
01 October - 24 October 2008

Series 5: by Edwin Loyola
07 December - 31 December 2008

Palliative Care (Palcare)
Abandoned Elderly & Unwed Mothers of the Sanctuary of St. Philomena
Philam Catholic Community

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Surfacing Photo Exhibit @ tutoK:2talK Creative Convergence

SURFACING Photo Exhibit
Sambalikhaan Grounds
Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music, 275 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City
February 27-29, 2008

A photographers' initiative led by the Free Jonas Burgos Movement and Desaparecidos, is an effort to create and sustain public awareness on the issue of enforced disappearances. It shows the lives and struggles of 14 families of the disappeared, as well as that of the disappeared.

“A photograph is an expression of absence and a form of transport,” says writer John Berger. Let these photos express the pain and injustice of the desaparecidos’ absence and transport us to the reality that we need to face and collectively challenge.

  • Estan Cabigas
  • Enrimand "Manman" Dejeto
  • Kenneth Guda
  • Diana Moraleda
  • Sandino Nartea
  • Judy Pasimio
  • Joseph Purugganan
  • Ilang-Ilang Quijano
  • Candice Anne Reyes
  • Leonard Reyes
  • Dennis Rito
  • Marc Talampas
  • Jenny TaƱedo
  • Alanah Torralba
Curated by Nino Tagaro and Jes Aznar

Know more about tutoK:2talk Creative Convergence.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Jo Avila's Upcoming Photography Seminars

Basic Photography Seminar (Special Sessions)
February 25-26, 2008

There will be a two-day photography seminar from February 25-26, 2008. Topics to be discussed include Basic Photography Theories and Principles, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography, Basic Photoshop and Basic Color Management and Inkjet Printing.

The schedule of topics to be discussed is as follows:

February 25 (9am-5pm)
Basic Theories & Principles of Photography, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography.

February 26 (9am-5pm)
Basic Photoshop, Basic Color Management & Inkjet Printing and Guerilla Shooting Techniques.

The seminar fee of P4,500/participant is inclusive of handouts, snacks, lunch and a certificate of attendance.

A 50% downpayment (non-refundable) will be required to secure a reservation.

This seminar is not included in the list of seminars for Canon's Essentials of Photography promo.

Basic Food Styling and Food Photography Seminar
March 2, 2008

There will be a BASIC FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR at my studio on 02 March 2008 from 1pm to 6pm. Learn the basics of food styling. This is a hands on course that will allow you to food style two dishes (pasta and salad). A guided photo session afterwards will allow you to photograph your creation.

There are only eight (8) available slots for this seminar.

The seminar fee of P3, 500.00/participant is already inclusive of ingredients, handouts and a certificate of attendance. Participants are required to bring a basic food styling kit, aprons and their own cameras.

Basic food styling kits may be ordered in advance for P1,500.00 or you may assemble one on your own.

The resource person for the food styling component of the seminar is Pixie Sevilla.

A 50% downpayment of the seminar fee (non-refundable) is required to confirm a slot reservation.

All seminar sessions will be held at Unit 114, Gold Building, 15 Annapolis St., Greenhills, SJ.

You may register for your preferred seminar by sending an email to pinakamagalingako[at] gmail[dot]com

You may view more info about my photography seminars at Jo Avila's blog.

Joining a Photo Contest? Read the Fine Prints First

Rights/ License-grab Photo Contests with overreaching contest mechanics are becoming more rampant nowadays. Which is why photographers should be vigilant.
Please read the fine prints before entering a photo contest or submitting images online:

"All entries shall automatically become exclusive property of Gift Gate, Inc. and may be used, copied, reproduced and/or reprinted by Gift Gate, Inc. into any size or medium for exhibition, advertising, promotion or whatever purpose. Contest participant further allows Gift Gate, Inc. to use his/her name and/or image/picture/ likeness without limit in conjunction with his winning entry."
(From "Swatch Chinese New Year Photo Contest" mechanics sent by Nix Taytay through PhotoWorld Manila egroup)

"... you hereby grant Sony Ericsson, its subsidiaries and branch offices the perpetual right to exclusively, royalty-free and without limitation freely use, modify, edit, copy, reproduce, distribute, translate, create derivate works from, alter and publicly display or publish such content, for whatever purposes, in any form or medium, either on this web-site or elsewhere, whether promotional or in other activities or events arranged by Sony Ericsson or any of the above stated parties, whether locally or world-wide."

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Canon Photo Forum

You are all cordially invited by Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. to its Canon Photo Forum to be held on February 4, 2008 at 7pm at the Ballroom of Manila Mandarin.

It is part of the Canon's celebration of the Photography Month in the Philippines. Included in the agenda is the announcement of the winner of Canon's Ambassador program, hands on testing of 1Ds Mark III, and live demonstration on Adobe Photoshop.

Models will be available for shooting so bring your Canon cameras. There will also be raffles and entertainment.

Come and celebrate the Philippine Photography Month!

Thanks for Mr. Jun Miranda for the heads up!

ENTER/Picture Power features Raffy Lerma

This image, taken by Rafael Lerma - a staff photographer at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the country’s biggest newspaper - was chosen by Ernie Sarmiento, the Inquirer’s chief photographer.

It shows the first day back in class, June 4 2007, for pupils at Pinagbayanan Elementary School in the town of Taysan, some 80 kilometers south of the Philippine capital Manila.

But the pupils are in temporary accommodation because their classrooms were burnt down by armed men three weeks earlier when the school was being used as a voting station during local elections.

Two people - a teacher and an election official - were killed in the fire and a third person died a month later.

Says Ernie (Sarmiento): "The photo stirred the whole country wanting a speedy justice for the victims and demanded the government rebuild the school as soon as possible. For making the ultimate sacrifice to defend the ballot, teacher Nellie Banaag will be remembered for a very long time - the rebuilt Pinagbayanan Elementary School will be named after her. There were many photos of that first day of school.

We, the Day Desk Editor and me, chose this one because it represented the plight of many public schools' lack of classrooms. The Taysan photo also stood out because it hit both the government's slow action on the case and the slow progress in rebuilding the school.

On August 29, the country’s President formally honored two of the dead people by giving them the highest civilian award and the new school building was also inaugurated."

"Technically, the photo is well lit by the early morning sun illuminating the room from both the windows and the open doors. Although much of the weight is on the right side of the frame, the presence of the stray dog balances the picture. It also shows the candidness of the situation as the teacher and the students are so concentrated on what they are doing."

Featured in: ENTER's Picture Power

Friday, February 1, 2008

ASEAN Youth Camp 2008

The International Affairs Office is now accepting nominations for delegates to the ASEAN Youth Camp, which will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on February 19 – 25, 2008. The camp, on the theme “Expression of Culture Towards One ASEAN Community”, aims to promote knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of ASEAN, and to learn each other’s culture through interactive activities.

For the youth delegates, he/she must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a mature and responsible youth between 16-25 years old who may be any of the following: Traditional musician, Dancer, Craftsman, Archaeologist, Photojournalist
  • Must have an understanding and appreciation of Philippine culture and the arts
  • Must have good human relations
  • Must have a good command of the English language
The ASEAN-COCI will provide for the roundtrip airfares, board and lodging, and daily subsistence allowance of the delegates for the duration of the camp.

Please submit letter of application, letters of recommendations and detailed resume to the International Desk, National Commission for Culture and the Arts at 633 NCCA Building, General Luna St. Intramuros, Manila. You may also email them at email address
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