May 29, 2015 marked the start of the Nikon School on-Board. Its initial voyage was headed by none other than Mr. George Tapan. A Nikon Pro, National Geographic Photo winner and professional photographer took us to a Photo Safari Trip with Nikon Philippines and 2Go Travel.
Our journey started as we left Luneta from the Hub of 2Go Travel going to the Port of Manila where we boarded one of the ships of 2Go. We all felt excited upon leaving Manila Bay enroute to Coron Palawan.
On our first night, after dinner, Mr. Tapan, shared with us his journey in photography. His way of presenting his photographs did not only show the skills that he possesses but also the story behind every photo he takes. He’s truly an inspiration.
You can truly say that his passion for photography is infectious even a 13 year old kid, our youngest participant, was glued to his two and half hour long lecture.
During the talk, he shared how he sailed into professional photography. He mentioned that a great picture takes time and patience. He believes that a perfect photo is at its most natural self because he has this principle saying “photographs should look like what your eyes see.”
Coming from Film Photography, Mr. Tapan’s work is slow paced while constructing each detail – from the composition of his photographs to the subjects he chooses. Since he controls all of what he takes a picture of, he makes sure that there is visible contrast between the landscape and the subject. Where you can see how the two elements compliment each other.
Finally upon arriving at Calauit, we were greeted by several types of wild life from birds to giraffes as well as zebras. On the site, we started putting into action what Mr. Tapan has taught us in capturing beautiful wildlife and sceneries with his guidance.
He also gave us tips along the way. He would show us great angles for our photos while instructing us to wait until we saw that perfect shot.
After two days of shooting countless awe-inspiring sceneries, each participant was told to submit at least two entries for a chance to win a travel certificate sponsored by 2Go Travel in line with Nikon Philippines and EPSON Printing.
The winning photographs will be displayed at the 2Go Travel corporate office and will eventually be featured in the 2Go Travel ship.
So with that, you can say your efforts in waiting for that “right moment” surely paid off. But even though the other entries did not make it, at least they had an amazing experience during the trip!
Wishing that the event would have lasted more than two days and despite all the mosquitos we had to endure, everything was still absolutely worth it.
School never felt this rewarding!
Meeting brilliant photographers, going on exciting journeys and taking stunning photos – who new school could be this exciting? The participants cannot wait until the next workshop. So don’t miss out and join them next time at Nikon School Philippines.
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