PhotoWorld Asia 2014, the longest running photography trade show and convention in the Philippines, will open from January 30 to February 4 at the Glorietta Ayala Malls in Makati for the trade exhibits, and at the at the Asian Institute of Management for the international photographers conference. The PhotoWorld Asia trade show and convention has been held through the years under the aegis of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation.
FPPF President Pablo N. Beltran said this will be the 27th edition of the photo trade show and convention which the Federation started in 1987 and has been holding non-stop since then. Major camera brands and other photography gear suppliers will showcase their latest products and offer big discounts during the trade show, while master photographers will share their experience and expertise during the photographers’ conference. Beltran said America’s famous wedding photographer Denis Reggie will head the list of speakers for the 2014 convention.Denis Reggie is widely regarded as the top wedding photographer in the world and has been described as the finest wedding photographer of his generation. He single-handedly transformed the look of staid bridal imagery into the truly natural, editorial style he termed wedding photojournalism. The industry has never been the same, his influence is legend. A series of his wedding photographs requested by the Smithsonian Institute are part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History.
The American Photo magazine cover story “The Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World” listed Denis Reggie first among them. For a series entitled “The world’s greatest wedding photographers” a BBC film crew travelled from the U.K. to Reggie’s home base in Atlanta to produce a 22 minute documentary devoted to him and his celebrated photography approach. His distinctive, spontaneous images have been featured on the cover of LIFE magazine, and named in “Photographs of the Year” by People, LIFE, Time, and Newsweek among other publications. Reggie is a Canon Explorer of Light.
Nayon Camera Club’s Orlando ‘Boyet’ Guevarra is Chairman of PhotoWorld Asia 2014. As chairman, Guevarra wil oversee the preparations and activities of the photographers convention and trade show. Theme for PWAsia 2014 is “Postcard Perfect Philippines”.
Other speakers lined up for the convention are Manila tourism official Carlos Celdran, John Gemperle a.k.a. Papa Jack of 90.7 Love Radio, landscape photographer Edwin Martinez of Chasing Light, Malaysian photographer Min Ho, bird photography masters Ven Rojas, Alain Pascua, and Rey Sta. Ana, and body painting artist Eric Cabales. A fashion photographer and film director are also to be added to the list of speakers.
Outside of the convention, a photo shoot with glamorous models will be conducted during the hands-on workshop at Fernwood QC with Denis Reggie, Min Ho, and Eric Cabales.
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