This probably was the most fun that photographers could have with their cameras down. You know it--it's SPARK 2012!
For all the sweet PhPhoto peeps that joined us last June 16 at the SMX Convention Center, thank you! (And also, congratulations to all those who won nifty prizes from our sponsors and guest photographers! Hope you guys are enjoying the cool toys we gave away courtesy of Phottix!) But for those who missed this year's SPARK, we hate to say sayang, but yeah, sayang because here's what you missed:
More than a hundred of photographers and enthusiasts came to celebrate this most-awaited event, including 147 new names who registered for membership! It was truly an awesome time to build friendships and photography networks. And since some of the biggest names in Philippine photography also joined the event, participants also got the chance to meet and greet these artists!
What could you possibly expect when you bring together the country's freshest and most seasoned names in the photography industry? Hearing these artists share about their craft was just awe-inspiring. We got names like Mark Floro, Regie Fernando, Doc Marlon Pecjo, George Tapan, Advan Ramirez, Tony Oquias, Niko Villegas, Jay Tablante, Ibarra Deri, Andy Samaniego, Ricky Ladia, Stanley Ong, and Raymund Isaac generously serving up their inspirations and two-cents (and sometimes, even giveaways!) to the crowd!
The humble and inspiring Nat Geo Photography Contest winner Mr. George Tapan
And would we forget the entertaining and extremely talented Mr. Raymund Isaac?
Flood-o-Freebies and Prizes!
Let's just say everyone was feeling pretty generous that day. :) Spark 2012 gave away P1000 worth of Gift Certificates from Photobook,P1000 worth of Gift Certificates from Lights Rental, Rollei 0316 Tripods, Rollei 0222 Tripods, Procare Bag 2032, Phottix Reflectors, Phottix Stratos, and Phottix DSLR Strap! Sweet afternoon, indeed!
Here's our Host, Photographer Derrick Lim, drawing some lucky names. Some of our winners...
And here are other scenes that sparked from the event:
Cool new PhPhoto shirt designs now available! Time to get yours!
Meet our lovely SPARK 2012 team!
And few of our dashing photographers who inspired us the whole afternoon.
Sayang if you missed all these, but don’t despair--we still got a handful of stuff happening here at PhPhoto for the rest of the year, so keep yourselves posted. :)
We can't wait!
So once again, thank you all those who joined the event. We also want to give a shout out to our friends from Phottix and our speakers in this year's SPARK--you guys were awesome! Till next time! Keep clicking!
Got anything to share about your SPARK 2012 experience? What part did you enjoy most? Let's hear 'em in the comment section below!
*Photo credits: Aika Guerrero of Imagine Nation Photography