Only because Ferdz asked me to post it here because he wasn't able to grab a copy.
Only because Toe congratulated me (even though she hasn't seen it yet and will probably won't get a copy in Cambodia so she will never have an idea if the congratulatory address is worth it).
...otherwise, I won't even bother. But really, thanks guys!
Raffy Paredes was kind enough to publish some of my photos in his column, Through A Lens, Clearly. The photos featured a floating village in Tonle Sap which I took when I was in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Of course you know that this has also been previously featured in this blog, particularly this entry.
I am actually an avid reader of Picture Perfect. I get a lot of good information from reading it, particularly with the techniques and styles (although i personally think that 'style' is distinct to every photographer) it also puts me into the loop of this whole photography thingie whether it's a hobby or on a professional level. Picture Perfect is actually a supplement page for the Manila Bulletin that features photographers and their niche and covers basically any topic on photography. They also feature budding photographers and how they get into the habit. The folio comes out every Tuesday. I just have one reservation about this folio though. I hope they print it in glossy for better image appreciation. :-)
Featured in this issue are: Vermont Coronel, an elementary art teacher and his leisure pursuit in taking experimental images from his pinhole cameras (Diana and Kidzlabs) ; and Buboy Inocencio, a dental technician who described himself as a “hopeful hobbyist” and who's love for photography grew out of his love for painting. And then of course, there’s me. :-)
Here’s the write-up:
“Our third featured reader, Rayts T. dela Cruz visited Siem Reap, Cambodia recently where she also took photos of a floating village in Tonle Sap. Rayts says that she was introduced to photography in college upon taking her degree in Development Communication (major in Journalism). She realized then that “more than learning the art of writing what I really wanted to learn was how to effectively translate ideas and concepts into ‘haunting’ images. As the cliché goes, I wanted photos that tell a thousand words.”
Rayts says that she attends photography workshops from time to time to hone her craft. She has but one favorite subject: people. “It could be just anyone that caught my attention trapped in a moment and has an interesting story to tell. Most of the time, I can be found in the street with my camera just observing people and trying to take some interesting moments amidst this mundane life we live in,” she writes. In closing, Rayts shares her favorite quotation which comes from the legendary Ansel Easton Adams: “There are always two people in every picture the photographer and the viewer.”
Ramiele Malubay got booted out from the American Idol. So sad. :-(