From our PnSers: Project Camera, we’ve come up with an essay writing contest with the theme “Touching Lives Through Photography”. We picked Casimiro A. Ynares Sr. Memorial National High School in Taytay, Rizal as our pilot school for this project in cooperation with their energetic principal Mrs. Gloria C. Roque.
It was a successful event as we got 7 wonderful essays submitted by bright students who tried their luck. PnSers members find it hard to vote as all entries are great! The site bandwidth tripled as students and friends poured in to support their classmates. We even got an amazing 100 LIKES on FACEBOOK for that particular thread!
4th Year Angela Rose Rosales was announced as the winner on this event. Her prize was a 12 megapixels Polaroid i1237 digital camera, second placer is Bernard Marvin Quinlat who went home with a 7.1 megapixels Olympus digital camera. All contestants were also awarded with certificates.
You may want to read their entries here – http://www.pnsers.com/showthread.php?tid=227
Three months after, PnSers Camera Club (PCC) return back to Lualhati ng Maynila (Home For The Aged) Marikina City, to fulfill its promise. That is to give a digital camera for the HFTA staff. To help them capture and document their important activities and also for filing of photos for the elders.
In behalf of our group PnSers and donor Sir Richie, it was only me and fat_joe that went that afternoon of March 31, 2011. The HFTA staff headed by Ma’am Leonila N. Borja we’re very happy upon seeing us. They’ve almost forget about our promise camera and they though we forgot about it too! haha.
It was only a simple turnover cum photo ops ceremony as fat_joe does the shooting with his Fuji HS10. Sir Fat Joe is quite helpful in teaching the basic operation of the camera, as we can sense the enthusiasm and eagerness of Mam Borja. That in just a short period of time, she began taking photos of her staff. 😀
panorama at Riverbanks
The weather is gloomy outside when we (PnSers Camera Club) decided to move to Riverbank for our main event, the Christmas party! We were just like in an Amazing Race situation as leave Pan de Amerikana in three groups. Three on motorbikes (including me), one group on an SUV and the last group commutes 😀
shooting the dew
The sad part was I got lost and arrived 15 minutes later from where they are wahhh! Since the sun still shines that time, the group still manages to do a photowalk around the area, but unfortunately they were warned by the assign guard not to take photos around, instead of halting on shooting, the group turned themselves to shooting dews on the grass to the amazement of the people around and mostly to manong guard haha!
Then nightfall, we picked the nearest bar to be our xmas party venue, its Bonfire Bar & Grill. After we positioned ourselves at the table then came out all the tripods, its shooting time again for the indians! (walang kapaguran hehe) I can’t blame them coz the night scene fronting us was very inviting to practice night scene.
Another indian arrive at the scene. Its chuswa, just in time before we chow. After a short prayer led by a knightneo we ate a sumptuous dinner, around 5 different dishes, everyone was full! I then made a short speech thanking all the attendees and sponsors to the very first Christmas party of PnSers Camera Club (PCC), then one of the highlights of the night – its raffle time! A number of members have pledge some prizes, I think almost everyone got a prize, excluding me and vice althea.
Everybody was waiting for the grand prize (a camera) which I’ve pledged. Ace_creativemind was the lucky winner to be drawn, and he was happy with it (the camera), I hope so haha!
We then dozed off a few too many San Mig Lights while we introduce ourselves one by one. Everybody had a story to tell on how they became hook with photography and everything else in between. Its almost midnight when the indians decided to call it a night and go back to their each own teepee. 😀