Ahoy! The Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) is offering a 3-day International Cruise Ship Photography Workshop for any Filipino intent to work abroad as a professional ship photographer. Joe Galian, a veteran in cruise ship photography, will conduct the workshop designed to help aspiring Filipinos to be world-class, professional cruise ship photographers.
As the international cruising industry expands with more ships, the Filipinos are fast becoming the majority ethnic group dominating this profitable industry. The FPPF will always be there as the vanguard in promoting the Filipino photographer as the best cruise ship photographer worldwide.
The international cruise ship industry can be an alternative plan for any Filipino intending to earn dollars without “breaking the bank” while preparing themselves with the necessary education, maritime training, medical check-ups, etcetera. Not everyone has the luxury of time, and economic endurance to prepare for some overseas industry demand like in nursing, dentistry, education and electronics for example. After all, the cruise industry is here to stay and continues to grow as more ships are being constructed. As long as people cruise there will be always need for workers to people these floating hotels. Photographers are amongst these privileged seamen!
If you are within the age bracket of 21-33 years old then you are qualified-provided you are fit and healthy, love people, have a passion for photography and posses an extroverted personality. There is a minimum height requirement so please consult your local recruiter. With these rules it can be said that exceptions can be made if the applicant can impress any recruiter.
2011 Workshop Dates: (3 Sessions)
October 5, 6, 7
November 23, 24, 25
December 13, 14, 15
The International Cruise Ship Photography Workshop covers the following topics:
Introduction to the cruising industry
Steps on how to apply
Adjusting to onboard lifestyle
General camera adjustments
Proper English script guide and decorum
Practical shooting: embarkation
Practical shooting: the gangway
Practical shooting: the proper table shots
Practical Shooting: pirates’ night
Practical shooting: Captain’s Night
Practical shooting: formal portraitures
Wedding and special events coverages tips
Question & Answer session-Distribution of Certificates
Workshop Fee: P3,500
The FPPF also arranges the same cruise ship photography workshop for companies, recruiters, organization, clubs and groups.
For queries: 302A FEMII Building, Soriano (Aduana) Street, Intramuros, Manila.Telephone: (63)(2) 524-7576 and phone/fax: (63)(2) 528-0371.
About Joe Galian
Joe Galian is the youngest FPPF faculty teaching the newest workshop: Cruise Ship Photography. After his stint in the USA as a ship photographer, Joe now freelances as a top advertising, magazine, fashion and wedding photographer. Now Joe instructs Filipino photographers how to excel in the art of cruise ship photography. Having graduated from the University of the Philippines’ College of Fine Arts with a degree in Visual Communication, Joe has honed his visual vocabulary by working with famous photographers and creative directors. Every workshop with Joe is both grippingly informative and life-changing for any participant to attend. Visit his BLOG to get a glimpse of his vision and persona: http://joegalian.blogspot.com.