Winners in Still Life are (with medals, L-R) Apol Abayari 1st Place, Geraldine del Rosario 2nd Place, and Jacky Jewel Jimenez 3rd Place, flanked by their FPPF mentors Rod Banzon, Ruel Tafalla, Jophel Ybiosa, and Ador Pamintuan.

Portrait winners are (with medals, L-R) Jacky Jewel Jimenez 1st Place, Rona Plamiano 2nd Place, and Rev. Andrew Sebial Bayal. With them in photo are mentors Rod Banzon, Ruel Tafalla, Jophel Ybiosa, and Ador Pamintuan.

Winners FPPF Advanced Photography
April 1, 2, 8, 9, 2017


1st Place – Jacky Jewel Jimenez
2nd Place – Rona P. Plamiano
3rd Place – Rev. Andrew Sebial Bayal

Still Life:

1st Place – Apollo Abayari
2nd Place – Geraldine del Rosario
3rd Place – Jacky Jewel Jimenez

Model’s Choice: Apollo Abayari

Model Reizel Conlu Royena makes her choice in Portrait, the one shot by Apol Abayari. “I like it because of its character projection,” said Reizel.

Apol Abayari poses with Model Reizel who chose his photo as her favorite. Looking on is HMUA Bella Beltran Rodriguez who did Reizel’s hair and make-up during the shoot.

FPPF senior instructor Ador Pamintuan congratulates Father Andrew for winning in the portrait category.

The Advanced Photography class teaches studio lighting on still life, food photography, and portraiture. The class did a model photo shoot on final day with instructors Vic Sison and Rod Banzon. Students take turns in shooting, guided by their instructors.

Model Reizel in the shoot.

Photographers shoot their model with Hensel and Elinchrom professional studio lights.

Photo judging session. Judges in this class were Ador Pamintuan, Ruel Tafalla, and Jophel Ybiosa.

Senior instructor Ador Pamintuan makes his comments about the photo entries during critique.

Professional photographer Ruel Tafalla shared some pointers during his talk. “How much do you charge? Charge 20 if you’re worth 20, don’t charge 20 if your skills are worth 5. Upgrade your skills,” he said. On his observations about the food photos, “Remove rotten parts of fruits and vegetables, huwag nang isama, it does not look good,” said Ruel.

Successful cruise ship photographer Jophel Ybiosa related how he got through the tough but exciting world of cruise ship photography. He said, in all honesty, cruise ship photography is better left for single, not married, people. “Mas pwede ang cruise ship photography para sa mga binata at dalaga pa. Di birong sakripisyo at tukso and pagdadaanan mo.” Jophel is now Level 3 photographer with leadership responsibilities, and he’s now working towards master photographer level with Princess Cruises.

FPPF President Pablo Beltran interviewed cruise ship photographer Jophel Botero Ybiosa before the photo judging session.

The FPPF Advanced Photography class of Aprill 2017 with their instructors Vic Sison and Rod Banzon, HMUA Bella Rodriguez, and Model Reizel in front.