What a twist of fate!
I instantly became a shutter-addict! As if my right hand was welded to the camera haha!
After more than a year of shying away from cameras (except my phone cam), akalain mong nagsawa naman ako ng todo kakapitik for 6 straight days haha!
This happened when I was assigned to be one of the documentation team to cover a sports fest for five days (5 muna, later na yung ika-6th). Almost equivalent to 15 – 20 photo walks ang experience haha! Good thing nakisama yung weather sa event at hindi umulan, yun nga lang super init naman , kaya ayun instant tan ako hehe!
I covered most of of the games, but I had more fun shooting at sepak-takraw, track and field, and softball. My favorite of all was the special games at the sports fest. Sila yung mga athletes na nasa SPED Category (athletes with disabilities and special needs). You can feel everyone was in high spirit that moment. Their effort and eagerness to play and WIN is awesome! And it’s a challenge to capture their special moments with my shots.
Parang bitin nga ako sa photos lang that I brought out my HTC mobile phone to capture their moments on video as well. Kase naman yung Canon 1000D does not have video options. Kaya ayun mejo mahirap kase both of my hands are occupied, pero I actually get some great footages which I share below.
So let’s fast-forward, on the 5th day, after the event, while resting my feet and fingers at my crib, I received a message from a fellow officer of our photography club inviting me to join them the next day at the prestigious Canon Photo Marathon, todo na to! shoot na naman haha!
I said to myself why not, since it was four years ago when I last joined this event, and besides I have no important things to do the next day except doing my laundry haha! So I wake up early went to the event and registered at around 7am
So ayun, this was my 6th day of shooting! Tried my best to win with the rest of 3,000 plus photographers that day at Bonifacio High Street but it was really suntok sa buwan haha, you can easily be intimidated kung first timer ka sa dami kasali na me dalang magagandang camera! But at least I’m proud to say that two of our members at PnSers Camera Club nailed the Grand Prize for the year 2011 and 2012, bongga diba hehe!
It was a long and HOTTT day! Good thing me free photo seminars din, parang yun na pinaka rest ko. Plus there are free model shoots too, dun na lang ako tumambay hehe.
I got off at the event at around 9pm na din, but refuse to go home without having a beer to relaxed and hit my crib at around midnight, approximately more than 17 hours of wearing shoes! Wattahweek!
You can see more of my photos on my Facebook Account HERE!