Focus Bulacan members participated in a special shooting project called the "Focus Portrait Project". Basically it was a challenge that required each Focus member to photograph another member (a project partner), and likewise be photographed (or pose as a model) by the same project partner. Pairings were determined thru drawing of names in a lot, and were announced privately back in September. Who partnered with who was kept a secret to maintain the suspense during the unveiling of the photos.
Yesterday, at our Christmas party, the participants' photos were finally revealed. In printed form (8" x 12"), one-by-one. An on-the-spot ballot voting was held to judge the photos and pick the winners, followed by an open critique session. The identity of who the partners were was only revealed after the ballots have been turned in.
Here are the entries of our Focus Portrait Project (click to view in full) :
After tallying the votes, the Top 3 placers are...
3rd Place - Toto Toribio, as photographed by Kat Centeno
2nd Place - Ali Viaje, as photographed by Chi Lopez
1st Place - Julie Santos, as photographed by Jer Sandel
As a non-competing participant, the winner waived the prize in favor of the 2nd placer. Chi Lopez gets the top prize of a 500GB portable external harddrive.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS and to ALL THE PARTICIPANTS! We hope you enjoyed doing the challenge and we're going to do it again next year!
Competition is fun
At Focus Bulacan, we strive to improve every member's photography skills. One way to do this is to constantly challenge each other with photo contests. All competition is posted here, for voting and for announcement of results. Good luck!