Winners in Human Activity are (L-R, front) Porcia Gonzales 2nd Place, Servinda Bon 1st Place, and Lilet Zara, with their photo judges at the back, George Cabig, Jam Ramos, Maricris Tabañag, and Amir Alba.

The winners in Landscape are (L-R) Porcia Gonzales 3rd Place, Chic Tan 1st Place, and Hiyas Torneo 2nd Place, who was absent (standing in for Hiyas is hubby Ador).

Winners Batch 2 Saturdays
FPPF Basic Photography March 4-April 1, 2017
15 Students

Human Activity:

1st Place – Servinda Bon
2nd Place – Cristine Porcia R. Gonzales
3rd Place – Adelyn Zara


1st Place – Chelsea Tan
2nd Place – Hiyas Clamor Torneo
3rd Place – Cristine Porcia R. Gonzales

Best in Portrait: Roy Santos

Class Vote:

Best in Human Activity – Adelyn Zara
Best in Landscape – Hiyas Clamor Torneo

Best in Portrait is Roy Santos.

In the class vote, Best in Human Activity is Lilet Zara and Best in Landscape is Hiyas Clamor Torneo, with husband Ador standing in for the photo-op.

“Spend hours a day to practice and improve your photography, and never tell yourself that you will fail,” said FPPF President Pablo Beltran (Ka Lito) in his pep talk with the new photographers.

The FPPF Team getting ready to appreciate and assess the merits and demerits of photos. In photo are Kim Salvador, Prof. Cecilia S. Angeles, Amir Alba, Pablo Beltran, Jam Ramos, George Cabig, and Maricris Tabañag.

FPPF instructor and multi-awarded travel photographer George Cabig is deep in thought looking at the entries.

Maricris Tabañag shared her experiences as studio owner. She said a photographer can be an employee, a freelancer doing work for others, entrepreneur with own studio and a team of photographers, or a solo artist who exhibits his works.

George Cabig makes his picks in Landscape, held up for all to see by Mr. Pablo Beltran.

“Lighting is important. In landscape, wait for it. I like this photo because of its colors,” said UP Fine Arts graduate and professional photographer Jam Ramos.

“The photographer can sometimes leave a riddle, he doesn’t have to show everything,” said Amir Alba on the entry by Lilet Zara. “Solid exposure is important, meaning no black shadows and no blown highlights,” he added.

“Dito sa Human Activity yung iba naging landscape. Wala akong makitang tao, and ganda ng kahoy,” said Prof. Cecilia S. Angeles on the photos that did not pass her approval.

“Shake hands before we announce the top winner,” said Ka Lito. Chic Tan, center, went on to win the gold in Landscape category.

Servinda Bon, Elisa Bruan, and Adelyn ‘Lilet’ Zara, as captured by Ka Lito’s Fujifilm X-T1 camera.

Happy judges give the highest scores (or not!) Maricris Tabañag, Jam Ramos, and Prof. Cecil Angeles smile for Ka Lito’s camera.

Pizza, glorious pizza! New friends gained and new skills learned. Learn photography the FPPF way!