Landscape winners are (L-R, front) Deane Madrona 2nd Place, Jun Nano 1st Place, and Julienne Yu 3rd Place, with their photo judges at the back, Maricris Tabañag, Prof. Cecilia S. Angeles, and George Cabig.

The winners in Human Activity are (L-R, front) Elmor Lubuguin 3rd Place, Arielle Chan 1st Place, and Julienne Yu 2nd Place.

Winners Batch 5 Weekdays
FPPF Basic Photography March 22-26, 2017
18 Students

Human Activity:

1st Place – Arielle Chan
2nd Place – Julienne Yu
3rd Place – Elmor A. Lubuguin


1st Place – Segundino V. Nano, Jr.
2nd Place – Deanne Madrona
3rd Place – Julienne Yu

Best in Portrait: Ericson A. Reyes

Class Vote:

Best in Human Activity – Reggie V. Macandog
Best in Landscape – Ericson A. Reyes

Best in Portrait is Ericson Reyes, here receiving his gold medal from FPPF instructor Prof. Cecilia S. Angeles.

Best in Human Activity is Reggie Macandong, and Best in Landscape is Ericson Reyes, as the class voted.

“You will not make money with your photography if you lack confidence in your ability, so practice and perfect your craft,” said FPPF President Pablo Beltran in his talk before the new photographers.

During photo critique, FPPF instructor and professional photographer George Cabig noted how a picture may still be improved. “This is fluorescent lighting and it’s not that pretty. Play with lighting, you can bring the old lady near a window and make use of side lighting,” Cabig said.

“I can clearly see human activity here, that’s good, but the background is distracting,” said Prof. Cecilia.

Studio owner Maricris Tabañag also shared a few tips. “First thing I look for is sharpness. Is the picture sharp? You may also try different angles, you can go up or go down to get fresh perspectives,” she said.

The winning moment for teenage friends Julienne, 2nd Place at left, and Arielle, 1st Place.

The class with their mentors.