Winners in Human Activity are (2nd left to right) Jon Patrick Delos Santos 3rd Place, Mike Corrales 2nd Place, Dong Cosico 1st Place, Monica Abordo 4th Place, and Jayson Domider 5th Place, with their photo judges Maricris Tabañag at left and Jam Ramos at right.

Landscape winners are (L-R) Raymond Tañedo 3rd Place, Jayson Domider 2nd Place, Chinggay Cheng 1st Place, Joenna Ramirez 4th Place, and Janaisa May Baril 5th Place, flanked by their photo judges Maricris Tabañag and Jam Ramos.

Winners Batch 1 Saturdays
FPPF Basic Photography Feb 18-Mar 18, 2017
45 Students

Human Activity:

1st Place – Ronald Franco S. Cosico
2nd Place – Michael Rennie Corrales
3rd Place – Jon Patrick B. Delos Santos
4th Place – Monica P. Abordo
5th Place – Jayson E. Domider


1st Place – Cheryl Ann G. Cheng
2nd Place – Jayson E. Domider
3rd Place – Raymond L.Tañedo
4th Place – Joenna Nikka Ramirez
5th Place – Janaisa May B. Baril

Best in Portrait: Lilicar Enriquez

Class Vote:

Best in Human Activity – Michael Rennie Corrales
Best in Landscape – Lilicar Enriquez

Lilicar Enriquez, center, is Best in Portrait.

As the class voted, Best in Human Activity is Michael Rennie Corrales and Best is Landscape is Lilicar Enriquez.

Officers of the Nayon Camera Club dropped by to invite the new photographers to join their group. Taking turns to talk to the class were Johanna Chiu, Sachi Yano, Boyet Guevarra, Atty. Majie Asuncion (holding mic), Lean Nemenzo, and Nonits Estornino.

During final critique session, FPPF President Pablo Beltran shared a few pointers with the new graduates. “Regarding the rule of thirds, decide where to put more emphasis in the frame. Do you favor the top or the bottom of the frame?”

Professional photographer Jam Ramos deliberates on the portrait entries. Jam is a fine art photographer who also shoots sports and cars for Top Gear Philippines Magazine.

Photo judge Maricris Tabañag examines the photo entries in Human Activity. Maricris is one of the pioneers and currently the treasurer of Nayon Camera Club.

Professional photographer Ruel Tafalla comments on one of the entries in Landscape, “Okay sana ang picture dahil maganda ang exposure at color, pero walang element sa foreground.”

“Mahirap kunin pero nagawa ng tama, I like this panning shot,” said Jam Ramos who also shoots sports and cars for Top Gear Philippines. The photo by Dong Cosico later took the gold in Human Activity.

Prof. Cecilia S. Angeles was a bit dour that day, “Ayun, putol ang paa, paanon pa makalakad yun? Where is the human element? What is the activity?”

The class look at their photos to vote for their favorites.

In closing, FPPF President Pablo Beltran urged the new photographers to continue shooting, practicing what they have learned in the workshop. “Always think that you will be a success. Never for a moment think that you will fail,” he said.