Landscapes, still life, street and concept photography. Ian Earl Calalang likes them all. But if there's one thing he loves shooting most, there's no doubt it's festivals. Those colorful, energy-driven events that have made Ian travel to various places just to witness and capture with his camera. A senior software engineer in Accenture who hails from Malolos, Ian has garnered awards for his multifaceted photography. Yet it's his festival photos that have consistently generated awe and praise from viewers and peers. So much so that he's called "Mr. Festival" by friends.
We asked Mr. Festival about his experiences in photography, and what tips he can share to other shooters. Here's the excerpt of his interview :
Q : You are known for your festival photos. Bakit festival ang isa sa mga hilig mong subjects? What do you like shooting about festivals?
Ian : Bukod sa travel at mga side trips, iba rin kasi ang energy ng mga tao 'pag nandun ka na. Nakakahawa... sabay-sabay kayo nag-aantay na magsimula na at dumaan sa inyo 'yung mga performers. Marami ka ring makikilalang mga taga-doon at mga local photographers. Iba rin kasi ang pag-picture ng festivals, portrait s'ya pero hindi mo kailangan sabihin kung anong pose ang gusto mo. Kailangan mo ng tamang timing at kailangan mabilis yung mata mo sa paghanap ng mga magandang anggulo.
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