Miyerkules, Hunyo 6, 2012

ANGAS PINOY, ANGAT PILIPINAS TOP 25 FINALISTS

Congratulations to the Top 25 Finalists chosen by distinguished panel of judges! Watch out for the next round!


Thank you to the judges for their support and devoting their time for the selection of great images for the TOP 25. 

EDDIE BOY ESCUDERO 
ROSS CAPILI, 
EDWIN C TUYAY 
BESSIE BADILLA 
ALICIA BERNAL



Martes, Hunyo 5, 2012

Dalawang Tula


Kung Makinang ang Aking Kislap


Kasingkintab ng nilapirot na palara
Ang mata kong inaantok ~
At kahit papikit na dala ng pagod
Tila bagang may kuryenteng
Nagpapakislap dito
Makinang ang bawat kislap
Kasing liwanag ng aandap-andap
Na kandilang sinindihan
Hindi ng bituin sa kalawakan.
Ipipikit na ilang sandali lang
At sa isip ay muling aandar
Iisipin ka't di na iwawaglit
Nakaukit sa pinilit na panaginip.
Kung kikinang ang aking kislap
Ikaw ang apoy sa aking pangarap.



Pakiwari


Winawari ko 
Ang kahulugang nakabalot
Sa imaheng nasa isip ~
Ang kulay
Ang linya
At paraang pinagsama-sama
Ito ba ay misteryo
Ng aking pagkatao?
Napagtanto ~
Ako
At itong mundo
Ay ipinipinta
Sa paraang ginusto
May lalim,
May alon,
Ang porma'y
Hiwaga ng aninong nilingon.




Huwebes, Mayo 10, 2012

WORLD POETRY CANADA AND INTERNATIONAL HONORS PINOY POET AS “FATHER OF VISUAL POETRY”


By Caroline Nazareno

Acknowledging Doc PenPen’s ground-breaking methodology in poetry, WORLD POETRY CANADA AND INTERNATIONAL (WPCI), a very prestigious organization composed of 64 nations, has invited the revolutionary Pinoy doctor-poet to grace the World Poetry Peace Festival with the theme “Inspire, Achieve and Celebrate Peace”, to be held on May 25-26, 2012 at Richmond Cultural Center in Richmond, British Columbia.


Some of the affair’s highlights are the recitation of poems and book launching by esteemed poets, Doc PenPen, proudly carrying the country’s colors, will be among the elite assemblage.

Ms.Ariadne Sawyer, WPCI’s, host and founder, said that award and trophy await Doc PenPen in recognition of his advocacy “to inspire, to heal and to awaken” through his poetry. Serendipitously, Doc PenPen’s crusade has turned into a modern day phenomenon, seizing the attention and interest of hordes of poetry lovers from all over the world.

Ms. Sawyer was pleased to learn that Doc PenPen (real name: Dr. Epitacio R. Tongohan, M.D.) , who was recently bestowed the title of “The Father of Philippine Visual Poetry”, has accepted the invitation to launch his PENTASI B POETRY, the much-awaited book of visual poems that is fated to make waves in literature. WPCI and PBP share parallel crusade to foster world peace by respecting all races, beliefs, and cultures and as if by design, their coming together is a “marriage made in heaven”.

Taking advantage of Doc PenPen’s presence, the WRITER’S INTERNATIONAL NETWORK (WIN) CANADA, a global network designed to discover, nourish, recognize, celebrate, promote writers and assist them to connect with other writers, founded by Ashok Bhargava, a multi-awarded poet, World Poetry Ambassador to India, Nepal and Japan, will likewise fete Doc PenPen for his unswerving dedication to his craft.
To be cited likewise is his effort in opening the arena to embryonic poets to fearlessly pursue poetic innovations and philosophical creativity even at the risk of incurring the rebuke and disdain of dogmatic conservatives. The arena has inadvertently turned into a forum where poets of diverse backgrounds, education, aspirations, and styles meet, exchange ideas, learn and give their works relevant, contemporary resonance.

Confirming its importance, the WPCI event will merit CTV coverage. Selected guests and awardees, Doc PenPen included, will be interviewed. World Poetry Café, a radio program of World Poetry Reading Series in Vancouver, will also feature Doc PenPen who has granted an interview and poetry reading on air.

June 2, shall be the turn of Manny Calpito and Marvin Mangabat, Founder and President respectively of OTUSA.TV located at Glendale, California, to host Doc PenPen. OTUSA will reiterate its earlier proclamation of Doc PenPen as the “Father of Philippine Visual Poetry”, to give the USA-based Pinoys to be part of the momentous occasion.

Filipinos should feel proud that one of them has merited the attention of an organization as prestigious as WPCI. Doc PenPen’s dauntless skirmishes with restrictive dogmatists climax into a literary battle royale with the publication of PENTASI B POETRY. The book makes it abundantly clear that Doc PenPen’s brand of poetry, with its perplexing starts and mystifying stops, bizarre highs and enigmatic lows, is different. Too unrestrained is his aversion to be shackled with the obsolete parameters of poetry, and thus his book of visual poems defies conventions and taunts their inflexible keepers but does not compromise poetry as a good and noble art.

On May 25, 2012, thanks to WPCI’s espousal and recognition of Doc PenPen as “FATHER of VISUAL POETRY”. This is not a final event, not anymore a destiny, but a moment of sharing his appointment with history.

Sabado, Abril 28, 2012

UPUAN : Larawan ni Geri Damian







"Maupo ka sa aking tabi sa mahabang sandali sa isang mapanglaw na lugar na batid ang pareho nating pag-iisa at ang hindi matawarang pagtatagpo. Sabay nating yakapin ang katahimikang dala ng mga payak na pananalita at sa buong araw ay magkahawak-kamay na hihintayin ang pagkislap ng mga bituin sa kalangitan." ~Wallei B. Trinidad




Si Geri Damian ay isang photographer na nakasama at nakilala sa Loyola Beyond Passion Workshop. Isa siya sa mga bumibilang ng mga bituin sa larangan ng potograpiya. Nakatira siya sa Al Ain, United Arab Emirates at tubong Aliaga, Nueva Ecija.



Martes, Abril 24, 2012

Angas Pinoy, Angat Pilipinas! Photo Contest

Ipagyabang na Pilipino ka. Maangas! May ipagyayabang!

Oo, kayo nga ang hinahanap namin sa patimpalak na ito. Kuhanin ang inyong camera at imulat ang mga mata sa kagilagilalas na galing ng bawat isang Pilipino. Iparating mo sa buong mundo na maganda ang Pilipinas at magaling ang Pinoy.

Ang inyong larawan ay dapat na katangi-tangi. Naiiba. Hindi mga larawang nakita na o ang karamihan ay mayroon na. Naniniwala kaming marami pang puwedeng ipakita ang lahat ng mga litratistang Pinoy. Maging kakaiba. Pumitik ng naaayon sa tema. Ipakilala na Pilipino ka, mayaman sa kultura, sa tradisyon at pinapahalagahan ang lahat ng nasa paligid maging tao man ito o bagay.

Ang larawan ay dapat batayan ng isang bansang nagsusulong ng kagandahan at pinagyayaman ang kulturang kinagisnan. Ang bawat pitik na ihahatid ay mga larawang may positibong pananaw sa lahat ng aspeto ng pamumuhay ng bawat Pilipino.

Malaya nating buksan ang ating mga mata na maging saksi sa pang-araw-araw na galing ng bawat isang Pilipino. Ang kagalingang ito ay hindi nakikita lamang sa piling panahon kung hindi sa pang-araw-araw na pamumuhay. Ang simpleng pagtutulungan, pagkakapit-kamay at pagbabalikatan ay katunayan ng isang maipagmamalaking kaugalian.

Ilan pa ba sa atin ang nakasaksi sa isang batang nagmamano sa mga katandaan? Ilan pa ba sa atin ang sa watawat ay nagpupugay? Ilan sa atin ang sa kabila ang mga pighating naranasan ay masiglang babangon at parang walang nangyari?

Iba ang angas ng Pinoy! Iniaangat ang sarili sa bawat sitwasyon maging sa pagdurusa man, panganib, kasiyahan at tagumpay. Tayo ang naiibang lahi na hindi sumusuko sa kahit ano pa mang pangyayari. Tayo ang nagsusulong ng positibong pananaw at nangangalaga sa kalayaang malaon ng iniingatan.

Nabuksan na ba ang isip mo kung anong klaseng larawan ang dapat na ipapakita mo? Tandaan, hindi lang mata ang dapat na isama sapagkat sa bawat pitik na nakikita ng mata ay kasabay ng pagpintig ng iyong puso na maipakita sa bawat obrang iyong ginawa ang diwa ng tunay na tema ng patimpalak na ito.

Ano pa ang hinhintay mo?

Your Best Shot V.2
Angas Pinoy, Angat Pilipinas!
Photo Contest


MECHANICS:

Maximum of 3 Entries

Color / Black and White
No watermarks
No borders

DEADLINE:
May 20, 2012


SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES to this e-mail add 
yourbestshotv2.gmail.com.

Martes, Marso 20, 2012

ROWENA DELA CRUZ- FRANCISCO : Matagumpay na Ginang ng OFW 2012

Congratulations to Mrs. Rowena Dela Cruz-Francisco of Pulo, San Rafael, Bulacan for being the recipient of this year's Matagumpay na Ginang ng OFW (Outstanding Wife of an Overseas Filipino Worker).

In line with the celebration of Women’s Month, Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado recognized Tuesday morning the outstanding contributions of “Bulakeña” women through the “Gawad Medalyang Ginto” awards ceremonies.

“This program aims to acknowledge and give due recognition to the important contributions and worthy achievement of the women of Bulacan. We also hope that this will serve as an inspiration to our young generation of Bulakeña women to continue to mark a difference in their own chosen fields,” said Alvarado.
Before the formal awarding ceremony, the governor called on the podium Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima, who was the occasion’s honored guest and speaker under the theme, “Bulakeña: Kayang-kaya Kung Sama-sama.”
De Lima discussed women’s rights issues and gave her congratulations to the awardees.
Vice Governor Daniel R. Fernando said the awards were given under sectoral categories such as “Matagumpay na Babaeng Makakalikasan (Outstanding Woman Environmentalist),” “Matagumpay na Ginang ng OFW (Outstanding Wife of an Overseas Filipino Worker),” “Matagumpay na Babaeng Mangangalakal (Outstanding Woman Trader), and Matagumpay na KPK.
The “Medalyang Ginto (Gold Medal)” was awarded to the “Natatanging Babae (Outstanding Woman of Bulacan)” who received a cash prize of P10,000 and the “Natatanging Samahang Pangkakabaihan (Outstanding Women’s Organization)” that received a P20,000 prize, he said. 
Read story here

Miyerkules, Marso 7, 2012

I-ENJOY ANG TRIP


ni Wallei Bautista Trinidad


Ang pangit naman yata na kung kailan tuyot ka na saka ka mag-eenjoy. Marami namang paraan para mag-enjoy o i-enjoy ang buhay natin. Bagamat may mga tensyong bumabagabag sa atin sa mga bagay-bagay na nangyayari sa pamilya at maging sa lipunan, hindi natin dapat malimutan na sa paraang gusto natin ay maaari tayong maging masaya.

1. Yung gusto mong gawin, gawin mo na ngayon pa lang. Hindi naman ibig sabihin na lahat ng ikikilos mo ay kaakibat ng paggastos o pag-aaksaya ng salapi.

2. Minsan sa pag-iisip ng kung ano ang mangyayari sa atin sa kinabukasan, nakakalimutan nating harapin ang kung ano mayroon ngayon and we end up wasted sa isang araw na wala man lang nagawa para maaliw tayo.

3. Natatawa lang ako sa pag-uusap naming magkapatid sabi ko kung ano ang hiling nila Nanay at Tatay, ibigay na ng bonggang-bongga basta naayon lang sa kakayanan. Usually, our parents demand for some things na maliligayahan sila. Ibigay agad. Hihintayin mo pa bang mawala sila saka ka gagasta? Kung bet ni Nanay ng angry birds, bilin! Kung bet ni Tatay ng popcorn, gora! Masayang ibigay ang hilig nila basta't kaya.

4. Kung may nagkagusto sa iyo, give him a chance. Huwag ng hintayin pang maging ugat foundation member ka saka mo pagsisisihan ang pagkawala niya.

5. Kung feel mong maligo ng gatas, gawin mo basta huwag kalimutang magbanlaw at baka langgamin ka o ipisin pa.

Endless ang mga bagay na puwedeng gawin. kanya-kanyang diskarte, kanya-kanyang trip. Ang nakakaloka lang kapag may trip kang di naman trip ng iba, i-tsi-tsismis ka pa, pag-uusapan at para bang may nagawa kang kasalanan, Walang masamang maging masaya at gumawa ng ikasisiya basta walang batas na sinusuway at makakasakit sa damdamin ng iba. 



Ang buhay ay trip-trip lang.

Martes, Marso 6, 2012

JAYPEE BELARMINO : PHOTOGRAPOETIST, A Multi-Talent Package



Photograpoetist (noun) photographer, poet and artist, a multi-talent package of a man. Only Jaypee Belarmino carries this title so far and this is the first time you've seen or heard this word.

Jaypee has a wide array of interests that include writing prose and poetry, photography, abstract painting, mixed media art and multimedia art and has been getting rave reviews on all of his works from the international community. It is his desire to express the contradicting and esoteric nature of life that has led him to these fields. Basically self-taught in all of these art and literary disciplines, his unrelenting passion to capture the essences of life's beauty distinctly manifests in his works. A proud father and a free soul, he dedicates every art and literary piece that he makes to his deepest inspiration, his lovely daughter, Sofia Gabrielle.


Just recently, he was featured in World Poetry International of Canada, the fourth Filipino poet featured on the said prestigious site for poetry after Ms. Anita Nieveras- AguirreWorld Poetry Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and World Poetry Peace Ambassador to PhilippinesDoc Penpen B. Takipsilim and Ms. Caroline Nazareno. Believe it or not, he became a record holder for having been viewed thousand times by different visitors all-over the world. 


In 2011, Axlepin Publishing Organization acknowledged him for his distinctive contribution in Summum Bonum Series Studies phase 1 both for his poetry and photography. Also, one of his poems is included in the organization calendar for this year 2012.


His achievements didn't stop here. Being a neophyte in photography, his journey in this field gives him a lot of achievements. He is reaping a lot of awards in diffrent categories in Pixoto.com, one of the most internationally known photography sharing site.

Who is Jaypee Belarmino?



Jaypee Belarmino earned his degree in B.S. Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines Los Banos. Inspired by his family’s active involvement in Philippine politics, he entered the University of Nueva Caceres School of Law to continue his father’s legacy of helping the masses. Disillusioned by political and judicial unrests in his native country, he decided to give up law school and left the country to pursue a peaceful and simple life as a dairy farmer in New Zealand. He is currently working as an assistant manager in a dairy farm company in Invercargill City, the coldest and southernmost city in New Zealand.

While in New Zealand, Jaypee started searching to be more in commune with his spirituality by being closer to God. He then decided to join the widest and oldest fraternal organization in the world, the Freemasonry. In 2011, he was awarded the Sublime Degree of Master Mason by the Antient Free and Accepted Masons of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand. 


Jaypee’s background as a member of the University of the Philippines’ most famous fraternity, the Alpha Phi Omega International Fraternity, keeps activism alive in his creations while his strong Jesuit education from the Ateneo de Naga University emboldens him to persist revolutionizing his artistry and poetry with unrelenting drive for excellence.


"When creating your art, do not listen to critics.
You create art not for them, but for the evolving civilization of humanity." 
Jaypee's Abstract Art Self-Portrait: The Alignment of Subtleties


Selected Poetry:


YOU


unearth me
from deep slumber.
be the velvet sky
that could lift the burden
in my eyes.

be the soft kisses
from the voice
that thrives
from the gentleness
of light.

because everything starts from you.
you are the beginning of all things,
the seed of magic,
the cause of noble metals
and the bud of that
which is numinous in existence.

be. because you are. 



ISANG LIHAM



paano ko igugupo
ang saya na hatid
ng iyong mga ngiti?

paano ko yayakapin
ang lambing
ng iyong mga tinig?

paano ko iduduyan
ang iyong mga mata
sa uyayi
ng aking paghinga?

igugupo kita
sa mga musika
sa pagitan
ng mga hangin;

yayakapin kita
sa oda ng mga huni
at anino
ng mga lilim;

at iduduyan kita
ng walang hanggang pagsuyo
sa piling
ng mga arkana.

P.S. I wont be surprise if one day he'll become a Palanca Awards recipient for Literature and become a chef. (He's a very good cook, too.)



Sabado, Marso 3, 2012

DOC PENPEN B. TAKIPSILIM : To Be Awarded in Canada Soon

Doc PenPen, "The Father of Phlippine Visual Poetry" will be Honored and Awarded about his works at Renfrew Public Library, Vancouver, BC, initiated by World Poet Ashok Bhargava, World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Awardee and World Poetry Ambassador to Nepal, India and Korea.

WRITERS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ( WIN ) Vancouver, Canada was founded by Ashok Bhargava to discover, nourish, recognize, celebrate and promote poets, writers and artists & assist them to connect with the community at large.

This will bring-- Great HONOR and PRIDE for the Filipinos and our dear country, the Philippines!

This poster is a gift to Doc PenPen and hereby credited to the very talented Othoniel Neri, a visual artist, painter, photographer and musician.


Credits to Ms. Caroline Nazareno aka Ceri Naz.

Huwebes, Marso 1, 2012

ELVIRA ALMENDRA-TANKIAMCO : First Placer for PBB On-the-Spot Photo Contest

Congratulations to Ms. Elvira Almendra-Tankiamco for being the First Placer for the very first PBB On-the-Spot Photo Contest. The shooting was held on 12th of February during the 17th Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga.


Ms. Elvira Almendra-Tankiamco, also known as Elvs is a member of PBB (Photo Bureau ti Biscaya)She started taking photographs using DSLR two years ago. She does not have any formal training in photography but learned the basics from a mentor who taught her a lot about photography and has greatly influenced her to be passionate with her craft. She is married with three kids and works in one of the most reputable banks in the Philippines. Aside from her family and work, she enjoys photography a lot. For her, it is a way of self expression.

I am proud to say that I call her as my soul sister and our connection is bound by our same passion in photography. We got connected through Engr. James Singlador, one of the most-awarded photographers in the Philippines.



This is her winning entry:

Other winners are:


Ivy Cadiente-Gambito

Jojo Padilla

About PBB:

Photo Bureau ti Biskaya(PBB) is a Society of Novo Vizcayanos with Ardor for Photography. PBB aims to promote tourism in Nueva Vizcaya by exhibiting photographs that will show non vizcayanos , not only the inherent, abundant beauty of our province, but also its totality.

PBB is also geared towards rendering Philanthropic Services to the province’s local government units, schools and agencies by pr
oviding PRO BONO ( F R E E ) photography coverage of their own respective public endeavors.

In connection to the club’s very essence of existence, which is to foster photography community in Nueva Vizcaya, the members are geared towarsd sharing their skills/ talents to the community. 


Miyerkules, Pebrero 29, 2012

JOPHEL BOTERO YBIOSA : Ani ng Dangal Recipient 2012 for Visual Arts

Jophel Botero-Ybiosa, my long time friend whom I met in Facebook received recognition for Ani ng Dangal Award 2012 for visual arts category. Awarding ceremony was held Tuesday, February 28 at Malacanan Palace.

The Ani ng Dangal awards are being handed out annually by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to artists who have earned international awards and accolades during the past year.

For this year, a total of 32 artists from different fields of the arts were given the recognition. Leading the awardees are the following:

---Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga who was among last year's Disney Legends Award honorees;
---NCCA Art Ambassador Boy Abunda (multidisciplinary) whose talk show The Bottomline was recognized as the Best Talk Show for 2011 in the 16th Asian TV Awards; and
---Jericho Rosales, who starred with Hollywood celebrities in the international movie "Subject: I Love You" that was screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, last year.

Other recipients of the Ani ng Dangal award include:

Music: Imusicapella, Tristan Ignacio, Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club, AUP Ambassadors Chorale Arts Society, Mandaue Children and Youth Chorus, Cebu Chamber Singers and Ilocos Norte National High School;

Cinema: Michael Manalastas, Gym Lumbera and Ellen Ramos, Rica Arevalo and Sarah Roxas, Jeffrey Jeturian, Loy Arcenas, Auraeus Solito, Remton Siega Zuasola, Sheron Dayoc, Liza Diño and Rianne Hill Soriano;

Visual Arts: Cherrie Marie de Guzman-Ipapo, Eric Olympia Fajut, Gerry Alanguilan, Danilo Victoriano, Trisha Co Reyes, Jamille Bianca Tan Aguilar, Ma. Angelica Tejada, Jesus Tejada, Jamia Mei Tolentino, Rodel Tapaya, Reynaldo Mondez, and Niccolo Cosme.

Dance:  Halili-Cruz School of Ballet and Bayanihan, The Philippine National Folk Dance Company.

The Ani ng Dangal Awards serves as the closing activity of the Philippine Arts Festival.



Congratulations Jophel! You made us proud.

Credits to  NOYPISTUFF for the text.

Miyerkules, Pebrero 22, 2012

EDWIN S. LOYOLA'S BEYOND PASSION

by Wallei Bautista Trinidad


Passion is something taken from the core of one’s heart. To bring passion to what you are doing, you actually put a soul into it and it becomes magical.

With a modest arsenal of Canon equipment, a bounty of intuition and his self-proclaimed obsession with natural light, Edwin takes great pleasure in capturing the kind of images that reminds us that the world we live in is full of wonderful things and life is beautiful.

Loyola is synonymous to passion. He brings something that is peculiar no one has ever imagined in all of his images. He has a collection of amazing and brilliant photographs which are products of his creative imagination. He is regarded as one of the most celebrated photographer-artists in the Philippines.

For Edwin S. Loyola, it is not only about selecting a subject and shooting it; it is about a particular compassion, responsiveness, even a perception for scale, balance, proportion, and all the other elements of art that makes his photographs an art and not just mere photos. 

His passion to present wonderful display of acuity, of expressions, of a dominion of contemplative photography is a constant interpretation of emotions. It his indeed his passion to provide images that are made beautiful by how it will be interpreted by the people who could see. The images he presents are poetry that touch the heart of the viewer and unfold thousand and one stories that awaken the soul.



LEAP OF FATE
Loyola did not stop pursuing his passion to create and inspire even he has to change the course of his life when he got his petition from his father in 2008. This gave him an opportunity to enrich his skills and ignite the fire of his craft even he has to keep his personal endeavors. He set up a shop in California and started to retain clients working as photographer for different events. He made regular trips and documented it by his remarkable photographs. The most noteworthy trips he had are those in Yosemite in 2008 where he took a photo on the precise spot where Ansel Adams also stood; trips to Mono Lake and the ghost town of Bodie in 2010.

PHILANTHROPIC UNDERTAKING

Mission: Save Kids with Cancer is a humble wish to help the kids with cancer and the establishment of this mission made people to start to show their concern and finally made things possible through pledges and charitable projects. This is one special thing he left behind in the Philippines before departing to America. He actually established the mission to benefit children with cancer that belong to impoverished families.

The proceeds that were collected from those who proposed to buy his photographs and has taken interests go to the kids' treatment and medicines. To further help the kids even while he is thousands of miles away, Loyola is working on completing the final drafts to his project to benefit "Save Kids With Cancer". The project involves a series of coffee table books featuring the work of over 200 photographers rounded up from all over the world.
Most of the competitions that he is joining got just one aim: to gather funds for the mission to continuously provide financial aid to the beneficiaries.



PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Loyola is a self-proclaimed non-gear-headed-person. Most of his works were all taken with available light. He finds joy in shooting an object from various angles and using available lighting. He prefers to shoot ordinary things that no one would ever dare to shoot. His images are mostly experimental and shot spontaneously. No props needed and not even making any pre-planning procedures. 

He has also started to explore using only iPhone4 and made fabulous images. DSLR for him are just for the big events. Because of the gadget's functionality, practicality and portability, his creativity and artistry is moving him to the next level where eventually and with anticipation, he will be able to fulfill his dream as a cinematographer and filmmaker. 



AWARDS and EXHIBITIONS
PIXOTO.COM No.1 Photograper of the World for 2011
National Geographic Channel Photo Contest 2004
Fuji & Gift Gate Photo Contest 2004Kodak & Cotton USA Photo Contest 1995
Kodak's Mahal Na Araw 1994
Hundred Islands On-The-Spot Photo Competition
Epson Color Imaging Contest 2005
Ritz Camera's 'Capture Your World' Big Print Photo Contest
Adobe International Digital Imaging Contest
The 1st IdN Club Philippines Extreme Digital Explosion 07
Sandiks Interantional Photo Contest 2005 'Extreme'
Coca Cola Photo Contest 1996 



SOLO EXHIBIT:
2000 Edwin Loyola Photographs / Dela Salle University Gallery
2000 Edwin Loyola Images / Philamlife Lobby
2003 Loyola@10 /Philamlife Lobby
2005 The Last Leaf / Mla Docs Oct 1-15 / Philamlife Lobby Oct 17-30
2005 Light for Life Photo Exhibit/ Philamlife Lobby Dec 8 2005
2006 Light for Life Photo Exhibit/Philamlife II Lobby May 24, 2006 
2008 The Gifts - Edwin S Loyola One Man Show / Philamlife Dec 2008-Feb 2009

Group Exhibit
2003- Framed Shots 'Handog' Rockwell, Makati
2004- eArt Philippines - Philippine Art Festival, Greenhills
2004- eArt Philippines - Graphic Expo 2004, Philtrade
2004 -eArt Philippines- Slimmer's World Great Bodies, Shangrila Hotel
2005- eArt Philippines - Digital Brushes / Philamlife Lobby
2005 -eArt Philippines - Graphic Expo 2005, Philtrade
2005 -eArt Philippines - 2nd Quarter Exhibit / Philamlife Lobby
2005 -Framed Shots - 11th Anniversary Exhibit Landscape/Still Life/Philam Lobby
2008 -The Gifts Photography Exhibition - March 28, 2oo8
2008 - Tony Roma's Dine In Gallery - May 9 to June 9, 2008
2011 – Manila Bulletin Mother’s Day Exhibit / Ayala Malls – May 2011



Others (too many to mention)


This content was published in the pilot issue of FullFrame Magazine the first and only Filipino Photography Magazine in UAE. 

Martes, Pebrero 14, 2012

LOYOLA AT LARAWAN


Ang kuhang larawan ng isang litratista ay di lamang nagtatapos sa proseso ng pagpapaganda at pagpapakinis dito. May higit pang pag-uukol ng tunay na damdaming sumasakop sa bawat imahe na ating nililikha. Kumukuha ka ng larawan para sa pagpapanumbalik ng iyong sigla, pagbibigay ng kaligayahan sa iyong sarili at paghipo sa bawat kaluluwa. 

Naniniwala akong ang bawat larawan ay may kuwento. Kuwento ng buhay, kuwento ng bawat pangyayaring katulad ng isang musika ay may lapat na mga tunog. Tulad din ito ng tula na binubuo ng bawat saknong at minsan ay higit pa. Minsan ito ay katulad din ng isang awitin may mala-anghel na tunog. 



Sa bawat linya, sa bawat kulay at bawat anggulo ay may hatid na kaligayahang sumasakop sa ating pagkatao.

LARAWAN... kuwento, tula at awit. ~Wallei Bautista Trinidad



BEYOND PASSION SCHEDULE
03. 07 - Laguna
03. 09 & 17 - Tarlac
03. 10 & 11 - Pampanga
03. 23 - Abu Dhabi, UAE

EDWIN LOYOLA Beyond Passion

The Philippine leg of Edwin Loyola's "Beyond Passion" Photography workshop tour. Learn from the true master of art photography.

About the Workshop
Edwin Loyola Beyond Passion is a 2-day workshop which will enable you to learn the techniques beyond your usual way of capturing images. You will learn how to produce images that captures the heart and soul of the subject. The workshop will help you improve your creativity by leading you to learn new techniques of good composition, and use of fundamental elements in photography. It will help develop your eyes to see things differently. The workshop will be a worthwhile and rousing experience different from other photography workshop you have attended before.

The workshop entails shooting assignments, critiquing, post processing, and a photo clinic. The workshop also includes: Hands-on sessions, photo shoot, photo contest and photo exhibit (optional) after the workshop, as a culminating activity, the best photographs taken during the class will be displayed at the Bale Liwanag Gallery. 

About the Lecturer
Edwin S. Loyola, a multi-awarded photographer (now US-based), hailed as the 'Dark Artist' for his penchant for dark tones. A veteran at staging exhibitions, Loyola is self-taught and embodies what passion for the craft involves--- by relying on instincts to create a work of art. The range and dimension to which he expresses his creativity is evident in his portfolio, where one will find a spectrum of ordinary elements turned into extra-ordinary images. Loyola is a proponent and a staunch advocate of giving back what God has provided, using his talents to create art, whose main beneficiaries are the charities he supports. 

Awards and Recognitions

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD 
2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 
Framed Shots Camera Club 

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD 
Federation of Philippine Photographers Photo Cup 2oo4

Federation of Philippine Photographers Photo Cup Runners-up
2003/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009

Winner of:
National Geographic Channel Photo Contest 2004
Fuji & Gift Gate Photo Contest 2004
Kodak & Cotton USA Photo Contest 1995 
Kodak's Mahal Na Araw 1994 
Hundred Islands On-The-Spot Photo Competition 
Epson Color Imaging Contest 2005 
Ritz Camera's 'Capture Your World' Big Print Photo Contest 
Adobe International Digital Imaging Contest 
The 1st IdN Club Philippines Extreme Digital Explosion 07 
Sandiks Interantional Photo Contest 2005 'Extreme' 
Coca Cola Photo Contest 1996 
Others (too many to mention)

Exhibits too many to mention

Schedule of Workshop
March 10 and 11 Pampanga
March 9 and 17 Tarlac

Pampanga leg 
Venue: Bale Liwanag Gallery, Acacia St. L and S Subdivision, Sto. Domingo, Angeles City. (across The Lord's Transfiguration Church)
Class hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tarlac Leg: TBA


REGISTRATION 

Registration fee is Php. 3,000.00. Cash or check payment can be made at Bale Liwanag (look for Arman), Angeles City or through assigned workshop representatives or through bank deposit. In order to assure each participant adequate attention, workshop size was limited. Interested participants are requested to preregister by placing a partial payment of at least Php. 1,000.00 (non-refundable) before March 1, 2012. All participants should pay the full amount on the first day of class. Fee includes a 2-day-lunch, overflowing coffee, ID and certificate. A 10 percent early bird discount will be given to participants who will register on or before February 19, 2012. Slots are very limited.

For more details, please text or call 09279105757/09175901976,
email baleliwanag@yahoo.com or visit www.baleliwanag.com and like us onhttp://www.facebook.com/baleliwanag 


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IT’S COMPLICATED. Hindi ito relationship status sa Facebook. Hindi rin ganito ang ituturo ni Edwin S. Loyola sa pinakahihintay na Photography Workshop nya na gaganapin sa Abu, Dhabi UAE , March 23, 2012. Pindutin ang link na ito http://tinyurl.com/beyondpassion sa nais magpalista.

Sino si Edwin Loyola? Si Edwin Loyola ay isang maniniyot na kasalukuyang nainirahan sa lupain ni Uncle Sam sa L.A at pupunta ng Abu Dhabi upang ibahagi ang kanyang kaalaman sa pagkuha ng larawan. Siya ang nagpasimula ng Misyon pra sa mga Batang may Cancer sa Pinas. Ang kanyang karangalan sa larangan ng photographiya ay mangyaring igoogle na lng kasi ito ay naglipana lang sa world wide web.

Mga Kailangan : 
1. Camera (Hindi kailangan na mamahalin, branded, hindi kailangan isabit sa leeg na parang accessory, basta Camera na gumagana pwede na.
2. Bukas na pag-iisip na nais matuto ng tamang paraan na pagkuha ng larawan.
3. 350AED, 200 AED LFP Members & Wallitographia Students. 300AED sa maagang magbabayad. Kaunting halaga para sa venue, at sa pagkain.

BABALA: Hindi ito workshop na sasakit ang ulo mo sa dami ng mga salitang teknikal na di mo maunawaan.,dahil ang pagkuha ng larawan wala sa salita.,nasa gawa. Kaya kung nais mo matuto pero ayaw mo ng kumplikado eto na nga ang Workshop na Para Sa’yo. Natuto ka na. Nakatulong ka pa. Di ba ang pagkuha ng larawan, parang buhay,mas simple, mas galing sa puso, mas maganda, mas tunay mas totoo. 

Sabi nga ni Leonardo da Vinci : Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Para sa ibang pang katanungan maaari kyong tumawag sa mga sumusunod :
Shelly Idea- 0556338598, 0555817890, Allan Polina 0502652426, Wallei Bautista Trinidad 0556272644, Fhaye Bago 0566153126.


Martes, Enero 17, 2012

EDWIN S. LOYOLA : HIGIT PA SA SIMBUYO NG DAMDAMIN


ni  Wallei Bautista Trinidad


Photo credit: Joe Malicdem
Ang simbuyo ng damdamin ay hinuhugot sa kaibuturan ng ating puso. Upang patindihin ang pag-aalab ng pusong makamtan ang silakbo ng pagnanasang makapagbigay buhay sa bawat katangi-tanging larawan, ang lahat ay nagiging kabigha-bighani.

Sa kanyang mga simpleng kagamitan sa pagkuha ng larawan at pagkahumaling sa likas na liwanag na nagmumula sa araw, si Maestro Edwin ay kumukuha ng dakilang kaligayahan sa pagkuha ng iba't ibang uri ng imahe na nagpapabatid sa atin na ang mundo ay likas na puno ng kahanga-hangang mga bagay at higit sa lahat masaya at masarap ang mabuhay.

Kapag nababanggit ang Loyola, pumapasok agad sa aking isipan ang salitang simbuyo. Kaipala, si Edwin at ang salitang nabanggit ay nagbibigay kahulugan sa kung ano ang natatanging nararamdaman sa bawat larawan na kanyang nalilikha. Ang bawat imaheng lumalabas sa kanya ay dulot ng kanyang malikhaing imahinasyon. Dahil dito, isa siya sa pinaka-bantog na litratista sa Pilipinas at kilala sa buong mundo.

Para kay Edwin S. Loyola, ang kanyang mga larawan ay hindi lamang tungkol sa pagpili ng isang paksa at pagkuha nito, ito ay nauukol sa isang partikular na pagtugon sa antas ng sining, ang balanse, proporsyon, at lahat ng iba pang mga elemento upang ang kanyang mga imahe ay maging isang obra at hindi lamang basta larawan.

Ang kanyang simbuyo ng damdaming makapaghatid ng mga kahanga-hangang pagpapakita ng katalinuhan, ng kanyang damdamin at ng isang kapangyarihan ay pagpapatuloy na pagbibigay kahulugan sa bawat emosyon. Ang kanyang pagsinta ay ang magbigay ng mga imahe na may pagtitiyak na makakapagbigay ng kahumahumaling na kagandahan  sa kung paano ito bibigyan ng kahulugan ng sinumang makakakita. Ang kanyang mga larawan ay tila isang pagtatanghal ng tula na nagsasabing hawakan ang puso ng bawat isa at upang mailahad ang sanglibo't isang kwento na pumupukaw ng kaluluwa.