I was in UP Diliman a week ago to take some pictures for my 365Project. I was amazed with what I saw O_O. It seems like a lot more Filipinos are now having there own DSLR. The glorious DSLR of yesterday is now becoming the Point & Shoot of today. Every where I look people are taking pictures with their cams while some are posing for a shot. Some have kit lenses on them while others have the more sophisticated, bulky zooms. Others also have flash attached to their cams while a bunch of shooters were also carrying those flashy tripods.
I went around to look for an interesting subject when I saw some photographers with an outdoor strobe light setup. It was my first time to see a setup like that since I am more in to street photography. I wish I could also have the chance to learn how to shoot photos with strobe lights. Right now I am more dependent with the available natural light around me.
Finally, I was about to go home when I came across these bunch of kids looking into something. I got curious so I went towards their direction. The kids were curiously reaching out for something on the canal covered with a thick layer of grass. I don’t really know what they were up to but one of them excitedly gasped to have found something. Good thing I had my 135mm attached to my cam so I didn’t need to get so near them..I might break the moment 😀 Here is the shot I took. I did some post processing to give it a LOMOish effect and to put a title on the top:
I am happy that a lot of young Filipinos are now having interest with photography. I will remember the year 2010 as a year when young Filipinos opened their eyes to the art of capturing wonderful images. I am not a professional photographer and I am not yet able to take astounding pictures. . .but I am an enthusiast of capturing images which reflect the daily grind around me.
One thing didn’t surprise me though. All the DSLRs I saw during the photo walk were all Nikon and Canon. I didn’t see anyone carrying a Pentax gear. I was already expecting this since most of the camera buyers nowadays only know firsthand what is popular by brand. I don’t mean the Canikon cams are not good. In fact, these brands really deliver high quality images. It is seldom though that a prospect camera buyer would do intensive research on what brand of cam to buy. Most also buy cams based on what their peers have.
Check out this site, http://www.picnik.com, for the software I used in the post-processing of the image.