Group photo of delegates to Photo World Asia 2017, taken at the Zen Garden, ACCM in Makati, Jan 28. Photo by Vic Sison.

Rhonson Ng, adventurer and photographer who fell in love with Davao and Mindanao, shared his experiences and compelling photos on Day 3 of Photo World Asia 2017. “Immersion muna, then take pictures later,” said Rhonson who has been adopted into the Manobo tribe as Datu Maumpid, ‘he who creates beautiful things’.

Photojournalist Jojie Alcantara, Day 3 Photo World Asia 2017: “Become part of the moment. Build a relationship with the subject and spend time talking with people. Be authentic.”

Travel photographer Per-Andre Hoffman said, “Focus more on excellent individual images, invest time in them” instead of a scattershot approach.

“You have to like people so they become close to you. That’s the secret to people photography,” Hoffmann said.

“The classroom today is the same all over the world. In China, Russia, US, the Philippines, all over – we are learning from the same source,” said Singaporean artist Charlie Lim. “Make yourself different.”

Here, Charlie Lim demonstrated his “Light-Paintography” technique with a willing model, Trade Undersecretary Atty. Ted Pascua. With a flashlight and camera, Charlie “paints” his image, the result is a painterly rendering of the subject straight out of the camera.

In the evening was the awards night for Photo World Asia 2017. Edwin Loyola is Photographer of the Year, while his Framed Shots group is Camera Club of the Year. The FPPF has been holding regular monthly photo contests among camera clubs in which the winners accumulate points that are tallied at the end of the year.

The FPPF also honored long-time conference attendee Lloyd de los Santos of Gen. Santos City for his continued support to Photo World Asia for the past 18 years. L-R: incoming PhotoWorld Cup Chair Cynthia Pagdilao, FPPF President Pablo Beltran, awardee Lloyd de los Santos, FPPF Chair Mrs. Eduviges Y. Huang, and program emcee Alex Agcaoili of Dos Litratistas.