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 DiƱo 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


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.

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.


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.

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. 

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 

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


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

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

2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 
Framed Shots Camera Club 

Federation of Philippine Photographers Photo Cup 2oo4

Federation of Philippine Photographers Photo Cup Runners-up

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 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 


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.