Hello there! Welcome to Camera Cart's Blog!

Camera Cart rents out photography equipment. Whether you're a pro or just starting out, we've got a range of photography equipment that you can rent out: from cameras, lights to lenses.

Check out our roster of equipment at:
http://cameracart.multiply.com

Feel free to text us or give us a ring if you have questions! Look for Melvene.
Mobile: 0916-3967249 (open 24/7)
Landline: 666-5774 (M-F 9am to 7pm)

If you want to broadcast anything that is related to photography, email us the details. And we'll post them here.
Email: cameracart@gmail.com

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Canon Photomarathon 2009 is here!

Canon user? Check. Photo addict? Check. Would want to win photo gear? Check. If you're tickin' all of 'em, then we're sure you'll enjoy the Canon Photomarathon. It's a fun day, taking photos around a venue with hundreds of photographers.

It's going to be a whole day event on October 24 (Saturday) from 630 AM until 10PM. Pre-register online before October 12.

There are two categories plus a bonus category:
1. Point and shoot
2. EOS DSLR
3. Video DSLR and DV (bonus category)

For the prizes? Canon doesn't say yet. But we're sure they'll be giving out pretty fine stuff.

For more info: http://goto.canon.com.ph/photomarathon2009/ or you can email them Canon guys at photomarathon2009@canon.com.ph.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ateneo's 150 Faces Digital Photography Festival

For the Atenean shooters out there! You might be interested in this:

The 150 Faces Digital Photography Festival seeks to exhibit one hundred and fifty powerful images of Filipino young people today that reveal the profound diversity of their experiences, the opportunities and challenges they negotiate, the multiple identities they construct for themselves, and the magic, resilience and sheer possibility that are so much a part of being young.

Submission of Entries:
September 14, 2009 - October 15, 2009
150faces@gmail.com

Camera Cart Rental says, "We're not affiliated with this festival. Please contact the email ad if you want to join in."

Workshop Alert: Basic Photography Workshop by Regie Fernando

The Pipho founder is conducting a basic photograhy workshop at Gallery 7. The details below:

Basic Photography Workshop for 2 days
Course Fee: P 3,800 (Snacks included)

Handouts will be provided during the workshop. Course certificate will be given upon completion of the workshop.

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Who will benefit from this workshop:
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This workshop is for beginners, photography hobbyists or anybody who wants to take better photographs.

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Dates of workshop:
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Oct 7 - 6:30pm to 10pm (part 1) Wed
Oct 8 - 6:30pm to 10pm (part 2) Thurs

Course Overview:
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DAY1: Camera & Equipment (3 hours)
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a. Introduction
b. Terminologies
c. History
d. Camera
e. Parts of Camera
f. Types of Lenses
g. Accessories

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DAY 2: Camera Usage (3 hours)
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a. Exposure & Metering
b. Depth of field & Shutter speed
c. Composition
d. Lighting
e. Photography Types

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What to bring:
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The participant must have a digital SLR camera with controls for aperture and shutter speed.

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Instructor: Regie Fernando
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About the instructor:

Regie Fernando is a passionate photographer who loves photography and enjoys every single frame he takes. A graduate of BS in Architecture at the University Santo Tomas who followed his calling as a professional photographer. He normally shoots commercial works for various top companies and corporations in our country. He owns a studio in Pasig named imagesmith.

From landscape, portraits, events to still life his style of visual arts thru a camera can never be mistaken. Having taken almost all types of subjects makes him a skilled and versatile image-maker.

Regie is the founding chairman and past president of Pinoy Photography Organization (PiPho Org) he is also the founder and owner of the website www.pinoyphotography.org (PiPho). He also does reviews of photography gears for various companies.

http://www.regiefernando.com/

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LIMITED SLOTS ONLY! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
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To register, email gallery7digitalstudio@gmail.com. Subject must be: "Basic Photography Workshop". We will then give you instructions on payment.

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Get an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of 10%
if registered by Oct 29.
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Camera Cart Rental says, "We're not affiliated with this workshop. Please get the contact details above if you're interested to join their workshop."

Workshop Alert: Jo Avila's basic photography seminars this october

Make yourself available for Jo Avila's workshops this October:

October 2009 Basic Photography Seminar (Weeknight Sessions)

October 6 – Basic Theories and Principles of Photography
October 8 – Composition Techniques
October 13 – Basic Studio Lighting & Flash Photography
October 15 – Basic Photoshop
October 20 – Basic Color Management and Guerilla Shooting Techniques

All sessions shall be from 630pm-930pm.

There are only twenty (20) slots available.

The seminar fee of P4,500.00/participant is the total fee for all five sessions. All participants will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance.


October 11 & 18 Basic Photography Seminar (Special Sessions)

There will be a two-day photography seminar on October 11 & 18, 2009. Topics to be discussed include Basic Photography Theories and Principles, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography, Basic Photoshop and Basic Color Management and Inkjet Printing.

The schedule of topics to be discussed is as follows:

October 11 (9am-5pm) - Basic Theories & Principles of Photography, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography.

October 18 (9am-5pm) - Basic Photoshop, Basic Color Management & Inkjet Printing and Guerilla Shooting Techniques.

The seminar fee of P5,000/participant is inclusive of handouts, snacks, lunch and a certificate of attendance.

There are only twenty (20) slots available.

A 50% downpayment (non-refundable) will be required to secure a reservation.


October-November 2009 Basic Photography Seminar (Saturday Sessions)

October 17 – Basic Theories and Principles of Photography
October 24 – Composition Techniques
November 7 – Basic Studio Lighting & Flash Photography
November 14 – Basic Photoshop
November 21 – Basic Color Management and Guerilla Shooting Techniques

All sessions shall be from 2pm-5pm.

There are only twenty (20) slots available.

The seminar fee of P5,500.00/participant is the total fee for all five sessions. All participants will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance.

For more info: http://misterkodaker.multiply.com/

Camera Cart Rental says, "We are not affiliated with Sir Jo. We're mere fans - the reason we post this. For info, please check his multiply site. Yup, the link above."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Camer Cart Rental thinks this is cool: Photography Day at Hamilio Coast Nasugbu


Yeah, we know that it's the middle of September, and the rain's acting up. But that doesn't have to mean that we hide inside our blankets, and put the camera gear inside the ol' bag. Why not try this for size? Head out to Hamilio Coast this September 26 for a photography day! Shoot with the Canon Club EOS photographers and they'll be happy to give you some photography tips.

For more info, you may reach Angel Roxas (8570100 ext 1976)

Camera Cart Rental says, "We're not affiliated with this event. We're just posting it in the name of love. Please check details written on the poster."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Workshop Alert: FPPF's Cebu Photography Workshop


Photography's not just for people in Manila. For our shutter buddies in Cebu, you might be interested in FPPF's Basic Photography Workshop!
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The Cebu Photography Workshop will be held on October 21-23, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Center, D. Jakosalem St., Cebu City.

The course content is similar to our regular Basic Photography, compressed in 3 consecutive weekdays — Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Workshop fee is P5,500 per person, inclusive of meals and snacks for the 3-day seminar.

A team of FPPF mentors will hold the workshop. The team includes Ador Pamintuan, Prof. Joey Ta├▒edo, Dennis Araneta and Chris Malinao. The workshop will cover DSLR camera operation and handling, understanding ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how they relate to correct exposure, mastering depth of field, understanding how the camera meters, composition, elements of design, lighting theory and practice and a comprehensive introduction to the digital imaging workflow. The lessons will be full of hands-on exercises using the DSLR camera. The lighting session will simulate studio photography, complete with studio strobes, for the participants to have an in-depth understanding of lighting principles.

For more info, click here.


Camera Cart Rentals says, "We are not affiliated with this workshop. We're just posting this for the fun of it. Please click the link above for more details."

Workshop Alert: FPPF Advanced Photography Workshop

For those who are done with the basic photo taking, the advanced photography workshop provided by the FPPF might just the thing you need to push you to the next level!

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The FPPF will be offering Advanced Photography on September 28 to October 2, 2009.
The course content for the special weekday sessions for Advanced Photography is as follows:

Day 1 – Morning: Theory of light. Light sources: one light, two lights, three lights, use of light modifiers, lighting ratio, modelling light and what it does for portrait use of mirrors and light modifiers like gobo, mirrors, cardboards, etc. How to light still life and portrait. For still life fruits demo; for portraits, participants as models.
Afternoon: Food photography with actual shoot of (select 2) sinigang, or fried chicken/pizza pie. (Two-light set ups only).

Day 2 – Fashion/glamour photography, available light shooting and studio lighting with 1 or 2 models

Day 3 – Wedding photography, how to shoot a bride, with available light in Fort Santiago and studio lighting inside chamber

Day 4 – Morning: Location shoot – Manila Zoo. Afternoon: downloading of images for critique and selection for photo essay presentation max 7 (5 x 7) photos

Day 5 – Presentation and evaluation of portfolio which shall consist of photos of food, wedding, glamour/fashion and photo essay on location shoot.
Awarding of certificates and a short program.
End of workshop.

Workshop fee is P6,500 for 5 full-day sessions; minimum of 8, maximum of 15 participants.
Fee includes:
• transpo and entrance fees to Manila Zoo/alternative venue with light lunch
• payment for models and make-up artists
• entrance fees to Fort Santiago
• props for food photography and professional fee to stylist, if needed.

Click this to register.


Camera Cart Rentals says, "We are not affiliated with this workshop. We are just posting this for the fun of it. Please register with the link above."

Workshop Alert: Digital Light Workshop by Parc Cruz


For those who think that Photoshop is an essential to tool to enhance your photos, Camera Cart thinks you'll learn a lot of tips and tricks from this workshop. Oh and this event is in Bacolod.

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Parc Cruz will be holding a post processing workshop entitled "Digital Light" on October 15, 2009 in preparation for the Masskara Festival 2009 to be held in Bacolod City.

The workshop will consist of the following topics:

- Finding the right light for your subject (Natural/ Available/ Ambient light shooting )
- Basic to Advanced Photoshop Tools
- Color in Photoshop - Image Manipulation
- Portrait Introduction, Post Processing (conservative and advanced manipulation)
- Landscape Introduction, Post Processing
- Digital Art, Advance Imaging
- Open Session about Photoshop

This workshop is designed for all level of Photoshop users, to let you explore and discover the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop for your personal use. You will learn about Photoshop Layers, Objects, Texts, Gradients, Adjustment Layers and so much more.

This workshop will also cover some advanced features of Photoshop. You will learn how to use Levels and Curves to correct color and tonal range, create Layer Masks and to use Brushes and Textures

The whole session is estimated to be 8 hours long (one whole day) and is designed to be flexible and informal. The workshop may also tackle other topics not in the outline that the participants would like to learn as long as Mr. Cruz knows that particular topic.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptops/ desktops with at least Adobe Photoshop CS2 or Higher. There are only 4 slots available for October 15. We are now accepting inquiries and reservations for "Digital Light" Bacolod Day 2.

Please send your inquiries and reservations to digital.light@ymail.com, don't forget to include your complete name and contact details.

You may also get in touch with the following for further details:

James Enriquez 09178671832
Jon Aguirre 09209144415
Dinno Sandoval 09178990578
Jun Dacumos 09228845234

http://digitallight.multiply.com

Camera Cart Rental says, "We are not affiliated with this workshop. We are just posting this for the fun of it. Please contact the email/numbers above."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

An Affordable Photography Studio opens at Quezon City: Camera Cart Studio


Camera Cart's Photography Studio! We are now accepting reservations for the month of September. Book your slots now!

Camera Cart’s Photography Studio is ideal for small to medium-sized fashion, portrait, or product projects. The studio is located at student-hub Maginhawa Street, tucked near Quezon City’s university district. Professionals, semi-pros, student photographers, and videographers are all welcome to rent out the studio.

The studio is available for the following activities:
-Photography
-Videography
-Courses/Workshops (12 pax)
-Virtual Studio (for artists who need space to meet clients)

Basic Info
* Size: 20 x 20 ft
* Electricity: 220V
* Internet: High speed data internet + WiFi
* Toilet and Pantry
* Available studio space: 20 ft x 20 ft
* Width of the background: 10 ft
* Height to the ceiling: 10 ft
* Fully air-conditioned

Value-Added Services
We also provide photography rental services, so if you should require additional lighting equipment, lenses or cameras we can help you with your needs.
Studio Equipment
We have the following equipment included when renting the studio:

2x 400W – Rimelight Fame E-4
1x 600W – Aurora Fusion F-600
2x 150W – Falcon Eyes
1x Octabox (150 cm)
1x Large Softbox (36” x 48”)
1x Small Softbox (10” x 20”)
1x Strip Light Softbox
2x Sets 2-in-1 48” Umbrella (Reflective and Shoot Through)
1x Beauty Dish
1x Honeycomb Grid 20 degrees
1x Honeycomb Grid 30 degrees
1x Barndoor for Falcon Eyes Unit
1x Background Canvass – White
1x Background Canvass – Dark Gray
1x Background Canvass – Blue
3x Large Light stands
2x Medium Light stands
2x Bowl Reflector
1x Snoot
1x 5-in-1 Reflector
1x Benro Tripod with ballhead
1x Radio Trigger
1x Red Colored Gel
1x Blue Colored Gel
1x Yellow Colored Gel
1x Mirror
1x Ladder

Studio Rental Rates
We open our studio daily from 9am until 10pm. The studio may open before or after studio hours upon request. The rental rate includes the use of all studio equipment listed above. Please let us know in advance the equipment that you will need on your shoot.

Daily Flat Rate:
P300.00 per hour
(Minimum of 2 hours)
Workshops/Lectures
If you’d like to hold a meeting or an event in our studio, please advise us on your requirements and we will assist in the arrangements. Rate is inclusive of twelve (12) armchairs and usage of whiteboard. White canvass may be used as a screen projector.

Directions
From Petron Katipunan, north bound take left at stoplight C.P. Garcia St. Keep going straight, on the 5th street on your left, take it. Then right to Matimtiman St. then left again, that's Maginhawa St. You'll see a Ministop convenience store on the corner of Maginhawa and Matimtiman. We’re at 154-J Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. Please CLICK the map.

Payment
Payment can be made through cash or bank deposits.
Contact Us
If you are interested in learning more about renting our studio, please contact us and we will respond to your query. You may email us at cameracart@gmail.com. Or you can call us directly at: 0916-3967249 or 666-5774. Look for Melvene.

Jo Avila's Photography Seminars this September

September 2009 Basic Photography Seminar (Weeknight Sessions)


September 3 – Basic Theories and Principles of Photography

September 10 – Composition Techniques

September 15 – Basic Studio Lighting & Flash Photography

September 17 – Basic Photoshop

September 22 – Basic Color Management and Guerilla Shooting Techniques


All sessions shall be from 630pm-930pm.


There are only twenty (20) slots available.


The seminar fee of P4,500.00/participant is the total fee for all five sessions. All participants will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance.



September 20 & 27, 2009 Basic Photography Seminar (Special Sessions)


There will be a two-day photography seminar on September 20 & 27, 2009. Topics to be discussed include Basic Photography Theories and Principles, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography, Basic Photoshop and Basic Color Management and Inkjet Printing.


The schedule of topics to be discussed is as follows:


September 20 (9am-5pm) - Basic Theories & Principles of Photography, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography.


September 27 (9am-5pm) - Basic Photoshop, Basic Color Management & Inkjet Printing and Guerilla Shooting Techniques.


The seminar fee of P5,000/participant is inclusive of handouts, snacks, lunch and a certificate of attendance.


There are only twenty (20) slots available.


A 50% downpayment (non-refundable) will be required to secure a reservation.



September-October 2009 Basic Photography Seminar (Saturday Sessions)


September 5 – Basic Theories and Principles of Photography

September 12 – Composition Techniques

September 19 – Basic Studio Lighting & Flash Photography

September 26 – Basic Photoshop

October 3 – Basic Color Management and Guerilla Shooting Techniques


All sessions shall be from 2pm-5pm.


There are only twenty (20) slots available.


The seminar fee of P5,500.00/participant is the total fee for all five sessions. All participants will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance.


For more info:


http://web.me.com/misterkodaker/Jo_Avila/Welcome.html


Camera Cart Rentals says: "We are not affiliated with this workshop. We're just posting this for the fun of it. For info, please click the link above. Thanks!"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Food Photography Workshop with Gray Area Studios and Pino Resto Bar


Learn from food photographer Miguel Nacianceno!
Price: Php2,500.00 with a 10% discount if you sign up before August 31
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Pino Resto Bar 122 Maginhawa St. Teachers Village Quezon City, Philippines

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FAQs:

1. What is the workshop all about?
This workshop is all about Food Photography, and how to take really appetizing photos. This one-day workshop will teach the participants the different trends of food photography, with details on plating, lighting and some food styling techniques. There will also be hands on experience and a critique at the end of the day.

2. Who is the instructor?
Miguel Nacianceno is this workshop's instructor. His photos can be regularly seen in leading food and lifestyle magazines. You may see a collection of his works at http://www.mignac.com.

3. How long does the workshop take?
The Food Photography Workshop is a one-day course from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on September 12, 2009, Saturday. We will have lunch and snacks in between sessions.
The workshop will be held at PINO RESTO BAR, 122 Maginhawa St. Teachers Village, Quezon City. Map and Directions can be found at http://pinopinopino.multiply.com.

4. What is the schedule for the day?
The Workshop starts with lecture in the morning, followed by hands on activity and a critique session to cap the day’s events. There will be lunch and snacks in between sessions.

5. Will I get to shoot?
Yes, the hands on activity will be a mini food photography shoot. There will be around 10 plates that will be served for shooting purposes. These 10 plates will be broken down into two sessions. Watch out for the 2nd session, this will be fun!

6. What happens after we shoot?
There will be a critique session where the head chef of the restaurant and instructor will evaluate the quality of the photo. Each participant will submit two best photos of each dish they will shoot and these will be critiqued.
There can also be a Q&A portion if there will be more than enough time left.

7. Do I need to bring a DSLR? What else do I have to bring?
Yes, a DSLR is still the best choice for a camera, but this workshop is also point and shoot friendly. Point and shooters are welcome! We require a digital camera because the photos will be submitted at the end of the workshop. You may bring other film cameras as secondary cameras but you may only use them once everyone has finished taking photos with more than enough time to spare.

Kindly also bring the following:
· IR/radio trigger if your camera does not have a sync cord adapter.
· Other camera accessories – you will have a chance to use them.
· Writing materials. Handouts will be provided for, but most of the time the lecture is participant-based and spontaneous so it’s best if you have materials to jot down notes.

8. Where do I sign up?
A Php500.00 registration fee/downpayment is required upon signing up. You may deposit the fee at Gray Area Studios’ BPI FAMILY Bank Account: Gray Area Photo Resource, Inc. (Account number is 6001-0532-62).
Kindly email the deposit slip with your name and contact information at grayareastudios@gmail.com, then you will then get an SMS/Email confirming your slot reservation. You may settle the remaining balance during the workshop day itself or may opt to pay the entire amount in full.
There will be a minimum number of 15 participants. Should we not meet the minimum amount of participants, we will be more than willing to refund the deposited amount.
A 10% discount will be given to those who will register and pay before August 31, 2009.

Camera Cart Rental's Notes:
Camera Cart is not affiliated with this workshop. We're just posting this for the fun of it. For more info, please check out the links above.

Camer Cart Rental thinks this is cool: Photography Car Stickers by Adam Alix



Stickers that add oomph to any photographer's ride. We personally love it!

Car stickers are at P200 each at 69 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Open from Mondays to Fridays.

For more info:
http://litratistaako.multiply.com/photos/album/39/Kumain_matulog_at_kumuha_ng_litrato#

Camera Cart Rental's Notes:
Camera Cart is not affiliated with this product. We are just posting it for the fun of it. For more info, click on the link above.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Camera Cart Rental thinks you may want to join: Water is Life Photo Contest


This is the second run of the Water is Life Photo Contest. For those of you who think that their photos can say something to help out the environment, you may want to check this out:

For this year’s 2009 Water is Life Photo Contest, the objective is to raise public awareness on the causes and adverse impacts of climate change on water resources in the country.

All photography entries of this contest should visualize the causes and negative impacts of climate change on the country’s water resources. The following are examples of causes and adverse impacts of climate change on water resources:

•Agriculture and Aquaculture – examples include lower productivity, destruction of crops and irrigation systems due to shorter or absence of dry season, prolonged drought, flash floods and more intense forest wildfires which are all exacerbated by deforestation and poor watershed management, and decline in fish catch due to higher water temperature and destruction of mangroves due to higher salinity brought about by saltwater intrusion;

•Water Supply – examples include disruption of freshwater supply system and infrastructure due to low water flows during dry season, floods during wet season and saltwater intrusion and contamination of groundwater sources due to abnormal sea level rise;

•People’s Habitat - examples include destruction people’s habitat along river banks and other bodies of water due to floods and abnormal sea level rise; and

•Health and Sanitation – examples include increased prevalence of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue due to warmer weather which provides breeding grounds for mosquitoes which are exacerbated by lack of sanitation facilities and polluted rivers and waterways.

Winning photographs of this contest will be announced during the final day of the Photo Exhibit of Finalists on October 2009 in a mall in Metro Manila. The specific date and venue will be announced later. Photographers whose entries were chosen as finalists will be invited to attend the opening of Photo Exhibit to personally unveil their works of art before the media and the public.

Prizes

a. The top three prizes for this contest are as follows:
•First Prize – P25,000.00
•Second Prize – P20,000.00
•Third Prize – P15,000.00

The prizes for the People’s Choice Awards are as follows:
•First Prize - P3,000.00
•Second Prize - P2,000.00
•Third Prize - P1,000.00

All finalists will be awarded with a Plaque of Recognition and cash gift of P1,000.00 for those who did not win the top three prizes and for every entry that was selected in the finals.

For more details: Check out the Water Life Photo Contest Website

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Camera Cart Rental recommends: Travel Light 2009 Workshop


The biggies of the the Philippine's photography scene have huddled together to give out these workshops! If this were a basketball game, this is going to be tagged as an all-star!

We here at Camera Cart are giving the thumbs up! Those of you who want to take their art to the next level must consider taking any, if not all, of these workshops. A lot of photography tips are up for grabs. So we say, give your SLR camera a good dusting. Get to the nearest ATM. Time to spend some bucks on yourself!


TRAVEL LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
SMX Convention Center (September 2 – 5, 2009)

Lito Sy / Sep 2
International Destination Wedding Photography

This workshop will feature creating professional portraits, mastering your on-camera metering system, creative flash techniques, using a combination of available, flash and tungsten lights, professional posing techniques, 6 practical exercises for every participant with hands-on supervision & instruction, individual time with models, 1 LIVE on-location shoot (LIMITED to 25 participants only – first 25 delegates to register online/remit payment)

Jun Miranda / Sep 3
Digital 101: Basic Photography and Traditional Darkroom Techniques

This workshop is designed for digital camera users who want to learn the basics of photography. It discusses the factors affecting photographic output, basic understanding of light, the digital camera and its functions, and exposure setting. The workshop also teaches participants how to see and take better pictures, manipulate images and output. Jun Miranda will guide you in the use of traditional darkroom techniques to enhance your shoots.


To further enhance the participants’ knowledge, the workshop will entail shooting assignments, working in a digital darkroom and a photo clinic. Working in a digital darkroom and photo clinic is limited to the first 20 delegates who register online /remit payment)

Jun Miranda will take you to an informational and fun-filled day that will help you understand your camera, your film and your light.

Mark Floro / Sep 4
Food Photography

Learn new set of photographic skills. Create images of food that ‘look good enough to eat’. This workshop will teach you the fundamentals of food photography, including metering, lighting, styling, composing, propping, and choosing backgrounds that will make your work distinctive. Mark Floro will share his approaches, techniques, and special tricks for photographing different types of food. Lighting set ups for shooting food on location vs. the studio and importance of modifying your style depending on your client will also be discussed.

Mark Floro will give feedback on your shoots. The photo clinic is available to the first 20 delegates who register online / remit payment.

Raymund Isaac / Sep 5
The Language of Fashion Photography

This workshop will demonstrate photographing two models in four different sets. All delegates will have the chance to take photos of the models. However, photo clinic is limited to the first 20 delegates who register online / remit payment. This workshop is open to anyone serious about beauty & fashion photography. There's no training better than hands-on experience!

WORKSHOP FEES

PHP 3,500 for 1 day
PHP 6,500 for 2 days
PHP 9,000 for 3 days
PHP 11,000 for 4 days

PAYMENT

Deposit payment at the nearest BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) branch, in the name of Mervin Gobaco S/A 003149-0969-13. Please email deposit slip to info@travellightonline.com along with your registration information after filling up this form. Please bring your deposit slip on the workshop.

Please note that your seat is not confirmed until we receive full payment.

WORK CRITIQUE SESSION

On the workshop days, critiquing per topic is limited to the first 25 or 20 delegates who register online and remit payment.

To register: click this.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Camera Cart Rental likes:The World Press Photo Exhibition August 2009


The much-awaited World Press Photo Exhibition can be viewed by the public on August 1. So what is this exhibit anyway? Okay, the competition has ten categories. Some 13 judges were selected to choose from loads of photos - submitted my newspapers, photojournalists and agencies from all over the world. It's said that for 2009, there were 96,298 photos that the judges had to sift through! Some 5,508 photographers entered the competition! What a feat!

There will be 196 photos to view for the photo-inspirational boost. And why we like it? Aside from the nice-warm feeling we get from seeing lovely photos, the exhibition is free of charge! Whoever said that the best things in life are free, is simply right on target.

Here's the schedule:

The Podium
Sat 01 Aug 09 - Exhibition open for public
Mon 03 Aug 09 - 18:30 h. Official opening
Sat 08 Aug 09 - Last day of exhibition

The Block, SM North Edsa
Sun 09 Aug 09 - Exhibition open for public
Mon 10 Aug 09 - Official opening
Wed 19 Aug 09 - Last day of exhibition

Mall of Asia
Thu 20 Aug 09 - Exhibition open for public
Thu 20 Aug 09 - 18:30 h. Official opening
Sun 23 Aug 09 - Last day of exhibition

EXHIBITION VISITING HOURS

Monday - Thursday : 10:00-21:00
Friday - Sunday : 10:00-22:00

For more info, check out the World Press Photo Website.
*Photo taken from the World Press Photo Website (Centro Cultural Contempor├íneo, Barcelona. © World Press Photo)


Friday, July 24, 2009

Nathaniel Salang's Basic Photography Seminar this August

Check out the basic photography workshop of Nathaniel Salang this August. For the budding clickers, you'll learn a lot of photography tips and tricks. And yeah, point and shoots are welcome. Below are the details!

3-Day Basic Photography Seminar - August

Batch 28: August 1, 8 and 15 / 9am to 5pm

* Venue: Valdez Room, UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Q.C.

* Registration Fee: P3,000.00

COURSE OUTLINE

Day One

* Intro to different types of photographic equipment
* Film and digital cameras and their differences; lenses, other accessories
* Camera operation and handling
* Applications of photography: portraiture, child, events, still life, pet, macro,
landscape, architecture, nature, food, holiday photography, nudes, fashion, fine
art, photojournalism, art documentation, etc
* Basic camera parts and icons, shooting modes
* Proper exposure techniques: understanding and working with light
* Reading the camera meter
* Essential picture elements: rules of composition, balance, rule of thirds, frames,
curves, patterns, light and shadow, depth of field, balance, etc.
* Outdoor practice shoot


Day Two

* Critique of photos from day 1
* Lighting theory and practice, ambient versus flash
* Using on-camera flash, external flash, bouncing light, light modifiers, balancing
ambient light and flash, light painting
* Creative photographic techniques
* Product photography for profit: concept, lighting, setup, props, creating your
own product photography studio

Day Three

* Critique of photos from day 2
* “Reverse engineering” a lighting setup
* Hands-on shoot indoors and outdoors using studio lights, modifiers, and
ambient light
* The concept of Intellectual Property Rights and its importance to photographers
* Awarding of certificates of attendance.


Requirement: Bring any digital camera (point & shoot or digital SLR camera). Please read your camera's user's manual prior to the seminar. You don't have to memorize anything. Just familiarize yourself with the menus and learn how to navigate it. You will need to know how to get to the following settings:

a. ISO settings

b. White Balance settings

c. Flash settings

d. Timer settings


HOW TO REGISTER
1. Choose a batch. Contact Nathaniel at 0915-548-0214 or 257-3977 to check if slots are still available.

2. Deposit a reservation fee of P2,000.00.

You may proceed to either:

A. Tin-Aw Art Gallery (Tuesdays to Fridays only, 1:00pm to 7:00pm). Address: Upper G/F, Somerset Olympia Makati, Makati Ave. cor Sto. Tomas St., Makati City. Please see MAP. Look for Marya. Before proceeding to the venue, kindly send text at 0915-548-0214 so we can confirm if Marya is around.

OR

B. Any BPI branch. Make a deposit of P2,000.00 (Mondays to Fridays only).
Account details:
Branch: Dona Soledad, Paranaque.
Account Name: Ma. Nadezhda O. Demigillo
Saving Acct. No: 8159-0797-68.

3. Contact Nathaniel at 0915-548-0214 once the deposit is made. This is to make sure the maximum number of students is not exceeded.

4. Take a photo of the deposit slip and send it through e-mail with the subject "DEPOSIT SLIP Batch # " . Email address is learntoshoot@nathanielsalang.com. Please include your full name, your contact numbers, and the BPI branch in the text of your e-mail.

5. Keep the deposit slip. Present it along with the balance (P1,000) on the first day of the seminar.

REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST- SERVED BASIS. REGISTRATION ENDS WHEN ALL SLOTS ARE TAKEN. (20 SLOTS )


For inquiries, kindly text Nathaniel Salang at 0915-548-0214 or call Tel. # 257-3977. Please include your full name in your message.

Check out his site: http://thaniel1.multiply.com/

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Join the 2009 worldnomad.com travel photography scholarship



God, this can be anyone! You can be this happy man! Read on and we're going to treat you to a round of beer if you get in!


2009 Worldnomads.com Travel Photography Scholarship

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Join a National Geographic on-assignment photographer in Antarctica!

Applications Close: October 4, 2009

WorldNomads.com, National Geographic Channel & Gap Adventures are giving one exceptional individual the chance to go on assignment with renowned wildlife photographer Jason Edwards to Antarctica!

The brief is to photograph the world's most remote wilderness aboard Gap Adventure's Antarctica Classic M/S Expedition, exploring the Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

To help you take the best photos, the scholarship recipient will receive AU$2000 worth of Pentax photographic equipment of your choice.

Your best photos will be published on the National Geographic Channel's website where they will be viewed by thousands of travelers worldwide, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get your foot in the door of one of the most revered exploration organizations in the world!

Highly regarded for his wildlife and remote landscape photography, Jason Edwards is represented by National Geographic Image Collection.

Your Assignment Brief

* We'll fly you in from your country of residence to Ushuaia, Argentina where you will board the M/S Expedition on an 11 day assignment. You'll need to be available to be in Antarctica between November 22 - December 2, 2009.

* On the Expedition, you will work alongside Jason Edwards photographing some of the planet's most impressive wildlife including Minke & Humpback Whales, Leopard Seals, Penguins, Albatross and dramatic iceberg landscapes. You will gain invaluable mentoring and hands-on experience in everything from shot set up, technique and composition through to insights into his many years of diverse experience as an award winning photographer.

* Your assignment will involve observing and assisting Jason as well as undertaking your own photographic work. This will involve long days chasing the perfect shot!

* You will keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this to a WorldNomads.com travel journal, including pictures you've taken.

* On your return you will submit your top photographs to National Geographic Channel for publication on www.natgeotv.com.au.

* Most of all, you'll be experiencing what it's like to be a photographer-on assignment with National Geographic!

Who can apply

* Anyone can apply - this is open to photography students, lovers of photography or any non-professional trying to kickstart a career in travel photography.

* Minimum age 18.

* This is a global opportunity - you may apply from any country.

* You should be an exceptional photographer with a lust for adventure, ambition to grow your photographic skills and forge a career in Travel Photography, and of course a desire to travel to Antarctica.

*Remember this is a scholarship, a learning experience, and therefore will not be suitable for professional or Semi-professional photographers.
Apply now

If you want it, you've got to show it. To apply you need to:

1. Shoot a series of photos (maximum of 5) that tell a story about a place you have visited. The judges will be looking for:

* originality
* ability to convey a story through photos
* excellent technique

Read the guidelines about making digital adjustments.

Read about Jason's judging process for the 2008 Scholarship.

2. Upload your photos (maximum of 5) from this theme to Flickr and;

a. Use the image captions to tell us about the place you photographed.
b. Numerically number your photos in the title if you wish them to be considered in a particular order.
c. Please do not use any Flickr tools that highlight certain parts of your photos as this only hampers the judging process.
d. Add the images to the World Nomads Scholarship Group. Only photographs in this group will be considered.

3. Complete an entry form which includes a 300 word (max) essay on why you should be chosen and copy and paste the links to your photo series. Your written response will have significant weighting in the judging process, so think carefully about why you should be chosen. Remember this is a learning opportunity, not a junket for professional photographers.

5. The recipient of the Scholarship, along with the best entries will be published on WorldNomads.com on October 23, 2009.

See our 2008 winner's photos featured on National Geographic Channel

Check out our finalists and shortlist from 2008 along with judge's comments.

Applications close:
Midnight, October 4, 2009 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

For more information check their website:
http://journals.worldnomads.com/scholarships/post/32554.aspx?gclid=CJXml-mr7ZsCFYctpAodLSzp-Q

Camera Cart Rentals recommend: Jo Avila's Photography Workshops this August


August 4 – Basic Theories and Principles of Photography

August 6 – Composition Techniques

August 11 – Basic Studio Lighting & Flash Photography

August 13 – Basic Photoshop

August 18 – Basic Color Management and Guerilla Shooting Techniques


All sessions shall be from 630pm-930pm.


There are only twenty (20) slots available.


The seminar fee of P4,500.00/participant is the total fee for all five sessions. All participants will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance.



August 2009 Basic Photography Seminar (Saturday Sessions)


August 1 – Basic Theories and Principles of Photography

August 8 – Composition Techniques

August 15 – Basic Studio Lighting & Flash Photography

August 22 – Basic Photoshop

August 29 – Basic Color Management and Guerilla Shooting Techniques


All sessions shall be from 2pm-5pm.


There are only twenty (20) slots available.


The seminar fee of P5,500.00/participant is the total fee for all five sessions. All participants will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance.



August 23 & 30 Basic Photography Seminar (Special Sessions)


There will be a two-day photography seminar on August 23 & 30, 2009. Topics to be discussed include Basic Photography Theories and Principles, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography, Basic Photoshop and Basic Color Management and Inkjet Printing.


The schedule of topics to be discussed is as follows:


August 23 (9am-5pm) - Basic Theories & Principles of Photography, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography.


August 30 (9am-5pm) - Basic Photoshop, Basic Color Management & Inkjet Printing and Guerilla Shooting Techniques.


The seminar fee of P5,000/participant is inclusive of handouts, snacks, lunch and a certificate of attendance.


There are only twenty (20) slots available.


A 50% downpayment (non-refundable) will be required to secure a reservation.


All seminar sessions will be held at Unit 114, Gold Building, 15 Annapolis st., Greenhills, SJ.


You may register by sending an email to pinakamagalingako@gmail.com


You may also contact the main man, Jo Avila (0917) 5305133.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Camera Cart Rental's Photography Tips: How to use a Light Meter

We think this might be helpful! Here's a video of photography tips and techniques, specifically how to use a light meter by Kerry Garrison.

Camera Cart Rental thinks this is cool: Michael Grecco's Photography

We thought this will give you enough for the inspiration to grab your SLR cameras and shoot, even with this kind of weather.

Check out LA-based photographer Michael Grecco's website. We like how he can do different styles and make everything look great!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rick Sammon's Top Ten Digital Photography Tips

Camera Cart Rentals found Sammon's top ten digital photography tips. It's a pretty basic list of photography techniques. It's so basic that sometimes we tend to forget these simple things.

Pinoy Photography Club IV Exhibit Extended


Camera Cart Rentals recommends that you pass by Pinoy Photography Organization's Fourth Anniversary Exhibit. The exhibit is now extended until July 30. Do check it out!
It's now at Gallery 7, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City.

Congratulations guys! We enjoyed the photos!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Jo Avila's Basic Photography Seminar (Special Sessions)


Camera Cart Rentals think that this seminar will be pretty helpful for those who are just learning the ropes! A lot of photography tips and tricks that Mr. Jo will be teaching! Plus, he's a lot of fun, too!

From his website:
There will be a two-day photography seminar on July 19 & 26, 2009. Topics to be discussed include Basic Photography Theories and Principles, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography, Basic Photoshop and Basic Color Management and Inkjet Printing.

The schedule of topics to be discussed is as follows:

July 19 (9am-5pm) - Basic Theories & Principles of Photography, Composition, Basic Studio Lighting and Flash Photography.

July 26 (9am-5pm) - Basic Photoshop, Basic Color Management & Inkjet Printing and Guerilla Shooting Techniques.

The seminar fee of P5,000/participant is inclusive of handouts, snacks, lunch and a certificate of attendance.

There are only twenty (20) slots available.

A 50% downpayment (non-refundable) will be required to secure a reservation.

For more info on this workshop, go to Jo Avila's website.

LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOJOURNALISM FROM THE COUNTRY’S NOTABLE PHOTOJOURNALISTS!

Here's a workshop that may interest photojourn enthusiasts:


LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOJOURNALISM FROM THE COUNTRY’S NOTABLE PHOTOJOURNALISTS!

5th Professional Photojournalism Seminar-Workshop
27 – 31 August June 2009
FSC Forest Complex, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

The Philippine Center for Photojournalism, an organization established in 1997 by noted Filipino photojournalists working in various local and international newspapers and publications, is now accepting participants to the 5th Professional Photojournalism Seminar-Workshop to be held on 27-31 August 2009 at the FSC Forest Complex, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

The live-in workshop aims to raise the level of understanding of the roots and current photography and photojournalism trends, enhance artistic and aesthetic practice of the profession as well as promote ethical values. Practical exercises include guided coverage of Subic environs and nearby communities.

The workshop, to be facilitated by some of the country’s top photojournalists and educators including Alex Baluyut, Ernie Sarmiento, Jimmy Domingo, Joan Bondoc, Luis Liwanag, VJ Villafranca, Paolo Picones, Jake Verzosa and Jose Torres, is designed for freelancers, newspaper staff photographers, government and corporate photographers and information officers.

Interested participants, with digital SLR or point and shoot cameras, will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email to mhsepe@gmail.com for registration forms and procedures.

The subsidized workshop fee is P6,000 inclusive of food and accommodation, materials, complementary PCP limited edition t-shirt and certificate of completion. Transportation to venue and back is not covered by the workshop fee.

The workshop is supported by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

For more information, send via text your email address to +639189212878 and materials will be sent by email.

Or you may log on to:
http://philippinecenter4photojournalism.org

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Camera Cart Rental thinks this is cool: Jo Liu's website

We thought you may want some inspiration. Check out the works of LA-based photographer Jo Liu. You can check the site by clicking the link below:

http://www.joliuphotography.com/


Enjoy guys!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CAMERA CART RENTAL INTERVIEW: LESTER LEDESMA


World Class

Singapore-based photographer-writer Lester Ledesma's on top of his game - doing the rounds around the world - trekking off to different parts of the globe, camera in hand. A vacation-filled life that we folks here at the mother land could only dream of! But before he was able to put the flag up at the top, a quality mark around his name, he did pass through a lot of hostile terrain. "A few old-timers actually didn't want me to get into the industry," shares Lester. "Others would simply not accept me as a professional and kept regarding me as just another amateur wannabe." And the industry was not merciful either. "Everyday you'll find yourself going head to head with outstanding photographers from Asia and the West. You fail to deliver the imagery, there will be dozens waiting to take your place." Lester could have just thrown the white towel but his love for adventure and photography made him push further. He dusted off the dire straits, walked more steps, and just carried on. "I stuck to what I was doing, trying to make great photography no matter what job I did."

You seem to be very busy. What have
you been up to lately?
Well, just this weekend, I did a photography exhibit in conjunction with the Philippine independence day celebrations here in Singapore. Next weekend I'm flying off to do a shoot in Koh Samui, Thailand. Next month I'm doing an exhibition of my India photographs. This is for a project that I am doing with the India Tourism Board. Apart from that I'm also buy manning my post as the Singapore photo-editor of Ink Publishing, which basically this puts me in charge of quality control for a handful of international magazines.

So you are busy! How did things all started for you?
Back in 1995, I bought a camera during a vacation in the U.S. I loved taking shots of my trip back then that I burned my travel budget on film! Since then I haven't let the camera out of my hands.
How did you turn into a two-in-one: writer-slash-professional photographer?
In 1998, I got an assignment to do a story on cockfighting for Mabuhay Magazine. It was a writing gig, but I made great effort to shoot the story as well. I got myself access to a cockpit and shot it like crazy. In the end the editors liked my photography so much they used my pics, one of them as a double page lead photo. From then on it kinda snowballed and I started getting assignments on a regular basis.

What was the most challenging experience you've ever had when you were starting taking them photos?
Getting accepted as a notable photographer by the old guard. When I first started contributing to magazines, a few old-timers actually didn't want me to get into the industry. One guy even sent me a "friendly message" to stick to writing instead. Others wo uld simply not accept me as a professional and kept regarding me as just another amateur wannabe.
Ouch!
Well maybe I was. Nevertheless, I stuck to what I was doing, trying to make great photography no matter what job I did. I also kept my respect for the old-timers. Besides, it was their work that I studied. In the end, I suppose good work speaks fo r itself, and I got in. This experience has helped me a lot now that I am also a photo editor. Because of it, I try to look at the work of the new guys, and g ive them a break in the magazine industry whenever I feel th ey can do a job.
In behalf of everyone, thank you! Okay, can you name three of your favorite assignments and tell us why?
There's so many I'm afraid three won't be enough! There was this month-long backpacking tour that I did for SMART back in '05, which took me around the Philippines taking pictures with a cameraphone. They pretty much gave me the money and left me on my own for 4 weeks. That was one of the happiest months of my life. Then there was this two-week-long trip to Burma that I did for Fah Thai Magazine. This is probably the most ph otogenic country I've ever been to. Last month's India assignment was also memorable. I did Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir. The places that are so exotic I literally had visual nosebleeds everyday. Then there's the two months I spent documenting the lives of Elvis impersonators in Singapore. This was a personal project , but I later exhibited the photos at the Singapore Internati onal Photography Festival. And then there's also that time when I followed an ancient Khmer royal road from the Cambodian border all the way to Northeast Thailand by motorbike. This region is so not touristy that it was an adventure in all aspects.

And your fave click-away places?
India in Bhangra, Battura, Biryani and Bollywo od. Myanmar. I love this place. It's just so sad that they're presently under that ruthless regime. And in Italy. The lifestyle, the people, the food, and the history.

They all sound great! Can you describe the photography industry in Singapore?
Very competitive. Just about everyone who wants to go regional must stay here or in Hong Kong. Everyday you'll find yourself going head to head with outstanding photographers from Asia and the West. All this competition leads to a breakneck pace.
You fail to deliver the imagery, there will be dozens waiting to take your place.

So would you encourage Filipino photographers to try their luck abroad?
Yes. You'll never know how good you are unless you leave familiar territory and start competing on an international stage. Doing so just ups your level as a photographer, a businessman and a person, to greater heights. And that's because you simply need to be that good to survive. That means paying the rent and putting food on the table.

Any advantages and disadvantages of being a writer-photographer?
Being a writer-photographer lets me see a story from two angles. The visual and the literary. This often results in a deeper understanding of what's going on, and in the end this leads to more evocative imagery. On the financial side, it is much cheaper to send me on assignment than to send two guys out. And the writer-photographer gets paid twice.

Would you encourage photographers with writing talent to shoot and write? Or should they focus on one field?
Be the best you can be. Shoot, write, juggle, dance, do cartwheels. Learn all you can! It makes you a better person.

We want to be better persons! So what system are you shooting with?
I shoot with Canon equipment. I've grown up as a photographer with this system, and I understand it by heart. I also like some of the Sony cameras - the DSC-R1 and the Alpha 900. They're very well-designed workhorses.

When you're off to shoot a travel feature, what lenses and other
photography equipment do you bring with you?
A 19-35mm, 28-135mm, 75-300mm zooms, plus a 50mm. Flash units, radio trigger, tripod. and a backup body.

Aside from your camera, what's your favorite photo accessory?
My radio trigger on a portable flash. It helps me put the light right where I want it, with minimal fuss.

Let's say we gave you all the money in the world, what photography equipment would you add to your
roster?
I'd buy Cartier-Bresson's Leica. That's like finding the Holy Grail. Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha! What's the most challenging thing about travel photography?
Getting beyond the postcard shot. To do that you'll need to understand the place, the people, the culture.

And what do you love about travel photography?
The travel, the adventure. Meeting new people, seeing things you've never seen before, doing things you've never done before.

Any advice for those who want to become a travel photographers?
You'll need to love traveling as much as you love photography. You'll need to be curious about the world around you. You'll need to be open to other views, customs and beliefs. You'll need to have that knack for getting that "sense of place" - what makes a place special, unique and interesting. It's never just about taking good photographs on location. It's about being able to give somebody a travel experience just by showing him your photograph.

We're packing our bags right now! Any advice for those who want to be professional photographers?
Love what you do. You don't become a pro because of the money. It's very competitive out there, especially these days with people using digital photography and the internet to learn faster. Know how to handle money. Make wise investments. Market yourself well. Find your vision early on. This is how people will remember your work. Vision to the photographer is what voice is to the singer. CC

Click on to this link for more about Lester Ledesma:
http://www.skylightimages.info/

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