Photo World Asia 2016 will be held Jan 28-Feb 2 in Makati, a yearly international gathering of photographers to press the flesh, to see what’s new, share expertise, and renew community spirit in the photography industry. The Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation has been hosting the event continuously since 1987 and PWA 2016 will be the 30th edition.
Chairman for Photo World Asia 2016 is Bacolod City’s Mr. Billy Lopue of the Camera Club of Negros (CCN). As chairman, he is overseeing preparations and event activities assisted by camera clubs affiliated with the FPPF. “We are inviting photographers in the Philippines and nearby countries to attend this important occasion,” Lopue said.
There are two components of the event: the photography trade show at the Glorietta Ayala Malls will showcase the latest trends and products in the industry, with major camera manufacturers and suppliers attending, and the international photographers’ conference at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) where photographers can learn from each other’s experiences to improve their craft.
Main speakers at the conference are the husband-and-wife team of Louise and Joseph Simone, noted Canadian photographers and masters in portraiture, back-to-back with another husband-and-wife team, Michael and Tina Timmons of the United States who will share their expertise on how to photograph, manipulate, market, and sell customizable images as Fine Art Interior Décor. All four internationally awarded photographers are certified masters by the Professional Photographers of America.
Also sharing their knowledge and insights are local photographers with stellar names in Philippine photography: Rommel Bundalian on Travel and Street Photography, Jay Jallorina on Digital Management, Leandre Guevara on Practical Photography in the Art of Lighting, Cebu-based American Jacob Maentz on The Visual Narrative, and fashion designer and photographer Don Cristobal on Creating Masterpieces.
Aside from the conference at the AIM, there will be a big fashion shoot on February 1 which could see the largest gathering of professional models in the FPPF featuring the fashion creations of Don Cristobal. The photo shoot will be at the picturesque garden settings of Balay Indang in Cavite.
Photo World Asia 2016
Schedule of Activities
|JAN 28 THU||1:00-8:00 PM||REGISTRATION||FPPF SECRETARIAT GLORIETTA|
|10AM-9PM||TRADE SHOW (JAN 28-FEB 2)||GLORIETTA ACTIVITY CENTER|
|4:00 PM||RIBBON CUTTING (PHOTO EXHIBIT)||GLORIETTA 4|
|6:00 PM||RIBBON CUTTING (TRADE EXHIBIT)||GLORIETTA ACTIVITY CENTER|
|JAN 29 FRI||8AM-4PM||REGISTRATION (AIM)||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|8:00-8:15 AM||OPENING CEREMONY (AIM)||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|8:15-10:15 AM||ROMMEL BUNDALIAN||TRAVEL & STREET PHOTOGRAPHY||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|10:15-10:30 AM||COFFEE BREAK|
|10:30AM-12:00NN||JAY JALLORINA||DIGITAL MANAGEMENT||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|12:00 NN-1:00 PM||LUNCH BREAK|
|1:00-2:30 PM||LEANDRE GUEVARA||PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE ART OF LIGHTING||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|2:30-2:45 PM||COFFEE BREAK|
|2:45-4:00 PM||JACOB MAENTZ||THE VISUAL NARRATIVE||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|4:00 PM||PROCEED TO GLORIETTA|
|JAN 30 SAT||8:00-9:00 AM||GROUP PICTURE||AIM ZEN GARDEN|
|9:00AM-12:00NN||MICHAEL & TINA TIMMONS||BEYOND IMAGE CAPTURE||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|12:00-1:00 PM||LUNCH BREAK|
|1:00-4:00 PM||DON CRISTOBAL||ACHIEVING MASTERY IN CREATING MASTERPIECES||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|4:00 PM||PROCEED TO GLORIETTA||NEW ACTIVITY CENTER, GLORIETTA PALM DRIVE|
|6:00 PM||PHOTOGRAPHERS NIGHT||GLORIETTA|
|JAN 31 SUN||8:00 AM-12:00 NN||JOSEPH & LOUISE SIMONE||PORTRAITURE: TREND OR BRAND||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|1:00-4:00 PM||JOSEPH & LOUISE SIMONE||PORTRAITURE: TREND OR BRAND||ACCM-AIM (JVDEL ROSARIO) 4TH FLR|
|4:00 PM||PROCEED TO GLORIETTA|
|FEB 1 MON||WHOLE DAY||HANDS-ON PHOTO SHOOT W/ MODELS||BALAY INDANG, CAVITE|
|FEB 2 MON||10AM-9PM||PHOTOGRAPHY TRADE SHOW||GLORIETTA ACTIVITY CENTER|
|SEMINARS: JVDEL ROSARIO 4TH FLOOR, ACCM (AIM CONFERENCE CENTER MANILA) TRASIERRA COR. BENAVIDEZ STS., LEGASPI VILLAGE, MAKATI (JAN 29-31)
TRADE SHOW: GLORIETTA ACTIVITY CENTER, AYALA MALLS, MAKATI (JAN 28-FEB 2)
Standard rate is Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000). But for early birds – from today until January 21, 2016 – it’s P3,500 for everybody. For members of camera clubs affiliated with the FPPF and FPPF alumni, convention fee is Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) but you have to pay on or before Jan 21.
For high school and college students, senior citizens, and persons with disability (PWD) the special rate of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500) will apply until Jan 21. Please present an ID identifying you as such on convention day.
So, please register and pay on or before Jan 21, 2016 to avail of early bird rates:
P3,500 – for everybody
P3,000 – for camera club members and FPPF alumni
P2,500 – for students, senior citizens, and PWD
On January 22, 2016 and beyond, the standard rate of P5,000 will apply to all.
[UPDATE: THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT FPPF PRESIDENT PABLO BELTRAN HAS EXTENDED THE PROMO RATES UP TO REGISTRATION DAY ITSELF. SO, YES, THOSE PROMO RATES STILL APPLY. REGISTER NOW!]