Last weekend was a blast! I was blessed to be allowed by my superiors (Mam Edith Doblada and Mam Marites Ibañez) to attend the Basic Photography seminar-workshop organized by Mathetics at the UST CME Auditorium, with the cool and vibrant speaker (not JDV) by the name of Mr. Oliver R. Rabara, MS – an art expert in – photography, paintings, interior design, etc..
The place was too big for us participant (were only 19) the funny thing is that we covered most part of the country! From north to south! Majority came from Metro Manila area like Taguig, QC, and Manila, and there are those that came from Bulacan, myself from Rizal and the walk-in group that amazes all of us because they came all the way from Davao, Oriental via airplane, outstanding!
Actually the two day seminar-workshop was too short to tackle and learn the basics, but Sir Oliver managed to deliver and teach us all that a newbie in photography needs to know. From philosophical theories down to the technical side. Although he also make us familiar with SLR cameras, I didn’t paid much attention (lol) since what I brought there was a Canon S3IS (a digital camera). I saw a lot of cameras(ultra -compact,SLR, DSLR)that my co-participant bring (ex. Lumix, Nikon, Olympus, Sony Cybershot, etc..)
On our last day, we even have time to have a mini photo exhibits for all the photos we’ve shoot around UST campus. (lots of nice subjects there BTW!) Mr. Rabara gave us the floor to talk about our picture, which one do we like and why? He made some suggestions and also chooses what he likes from each presentor slideshows. I really did enjoy that part very much as I’m proud seeing my photos on the giant screen while holding the microphone and describing it(settings, style and story). Not to mention the applause after the presentation gave me some goosebumps. lol
Nice meeting you guys! – Mike, Nes, Paul, Roel, Thomas, Cyrus, Rowil, Reggie, Charmaine, Gladys, Roman, Dulce, Sydney, Pia, Candy, Patrick, Bona and Sir Oliver.