Sunday, January 1, 2012

Photowalk: Intramuros

Last summer, I bought a cannon SLR as a gift to myself and as a part of my summer stash for my annual holy week vacation. Truth be told that I have only used it less than the number of my fingers... in one hand.

One, because I was so busy at work I never got the chance to tinker my new toy. Two, those were the times that my relationship began crumbling down that taking photography classes went straight down the bottom of my priority list.

Now, ten months later and no longer grieving (I think), I have so much time for myself that when my office buddies invited me to join them for a photowalk, my answer was a resounding yes. 

Call it a post-relationship hobby. 

There were five of us including me and 3 out of 5 chose Canon as weapon of choice. One has a Sony and the other, Nikon. Knowing that they have been doing this for almost a year, I announced my ignorance on the art as soon as I heard the first click.

I got mixed reception. One in particular whose only advice to me was to go automatic, point and shoot. The other three were fairly supportive and pitched in to help me hone my skills. 

As soon as I got home, I uploaded the stills in my laptop and checked on it one by one. As expected, 90 percent was a dud. The lighting was off on some while I chose the wrong perspective on others. A lot were out of focus. 

According to Jason though, the most supportive of the bunch, it was not bad for a first time. I don’t know if he was telling the truth or just being nice. I think it’s the former. Nevertheless, I am seriously pursuing this leisure. 

Overall, I had a blast. I enjoyed it a lot honestly, I get to appreciate my camera and learned new things. 

And here are some of the results of my first photoshoot.