SMUGs Metro Manila had another meet last Friday December 2, 2011 and it was our last meet for the year. It was an exciting evening at the cozy Wabi-sabi Restaurant at The Collective in Makati as we had a guest speaker and mini photo contest for the evening. Speaking that evening is one of the Canon Ambassadors, Edwin Martinez as he shares some of his knowledge on Landscape Photogtaphy. He also brought in some prizes courtesy of Canon Philippines for the winners of our photo contest.
It was an exciting night for us co-leaders, Tracey Heppner and Me. It started with an idea of bringing the exciting SMUGs community here in the Philippines which is really popular in the Europe and USA. And finally officially launching it here was a really exciting endeavor. It was really an informal night of getting to know each other during the launch but it was the groundwork that would lead to other exciting activities for the coming months.
This is a bit late but I would like to thank the Doctor’s of Dipolog for participating in a Basic Photography Workshop organized by Nestle Philippines last September 11. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge with you guys. It’s great you people are really enthusiastic in Photography. Many thanks as well to the Nestle folks there for the being a gracious host and letting me do this Photo Workshop.
Am excited to do another Photo Workshop again on Travel and Landscape this October in Bagac, Bataan for another group of Doctors.
Yep you heard it right! SmugMug is coming to Manila for the first time and we’d like you to be a part of it. Best of all, its FREE!
Join us on September 30, 2011, Friday at AIM (Asian Institute of Management) in Makati, 7-9pm as we hold our first SMUGs (SmugMug Groups) meet in Metro Manila.
What to expect? Co-leading with me will be the awesome wedding destination photographer Tracey Heppner. We’ll both talk about our photography and share why we organized a SMUGs here in Metro Manila. At the same time we hope to hear from you too! We’ll also share what’s in line for the group every month starting from the first meet till next year.
What the hell is a SMUGs you ask? Here’s a description from their website:
Last night was Dispatch Media’s first Travel X Thursday featuring IMPRINTS: Soul on Sole. it’s a travel art installation by Pilipinas Street Plan featuring 30 extraordinary nomads and know the tales behind their favorite travel footwear! It was a blast getting to meet fellow travelers for a while all in one place. The Art installation was really interesting, especially the part where the photos merge with the real life installation. It was also a pleasure to finally meet local author Caloy Libosada of the “26 Days Around the Philippines” fame, that book was a big influence when I started traveling. Sharing a few photos from that evening.
It was one of those rare times where people can linger around MRT stations and bring their cameras out to take some pictures. It was also one afternoon for me where I get to do some station hopping just to see what bands were playing. Last Sunday, December 12, was Rock the Riles 2010 brought to you by RockED. It’s an annual event held every Sunday of December near the Human Rights Day.
I’m finally back in Manila. I was in Singapore for almost 11 days. And funny when I was there, I usually explore the famed country in the afternoon welcoming the evening. Witnessing the day break and greeted by Singapore’s majestic lights by night. I like the city, a bit expensive but surprisingly unique as it says. But beyond that there are seldom seen sights in the island I was able to explore which I will soon be chronicling on Ironwulf.net.