PhotoWorld Asia 2010

I'm writing this post as I did the last one about FotoFusion in the Delta Sky Club at Japan's Narita airport awaiting my flight back to Atlanta.

The last ten days has flown by for me in a whirlwind through Manila, Makati City, Tagaytay, Taal and Corregidor Island. The reason for the trip was the annual event for photographers from Southeast Asia, PhotoWorld Asia 2010 that opened on January 28th and ran through February 2nd. I met amazing photographers delegates and speakers alike who are passionately involved with photography and image making. Everybody shared and the experience was truly wonderful. The whole event was captured by photographer / blogmaster Chris Molina for the Federation of Philippine Photographers Federation (FPPF.) As a participant I was involved with events that kept me from keeping up on the goings on here so I have included  links at the end of this post that chronicle some of my doings as well as the general goings on during the conference.

The grand opening was in Makati City inside Metro Manila. It's the business / financial district as well as home to great shopping and what looked to be fabulous restaurants. The schedule pretty much precluded partaking in those activities. 2562-1014 Never fear, the Federation made sure I had some opportunities to shoot even going so far as to provide guides and driver for a foray into Manila's Chinatown. Our driver, a former ambulance driver, wound us deftly through the streets. When he saw me shooting motorized tricycles from the van's window he did a great job of paralleling the subject without being asked. If you ever go to Manila you want Carping to be your driver. Drop me a line and I'll hook you up.

Let me tell you that shooting out the the window of a moving car is not easy by any stretch. Kudo's to those who do it really well!

I did do a lot of shooting and have including workshop photos almost three thousand RAW files of photos. I'll be posting more as time goes on.

In the meantime, check out Chris's blog posts about PhotoWorld Asia…

Opening day…

My full day seminar… 

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