For May 2014, we take a break and give way to our summer activity - the Focus SummerFest! We will not be having a PhotoMeet but instead will hold a summer event intended for fun and bonding among members. Save the date - May 10 (Saturday), 8AM until the evening. Venue is The Camp in Brgy. Pritil, Guiguinto, Bulacan (Google map will be provided to attendees). The place will be exclusive to Focus for the whole day. Take note that this is not an overnight event.
All members are encouraged to join. Official members and applicants who have previously attended a PhotoMeet may attend. Please arrive on time so we can also start on time. Bring swimwear and extra clothes. Food will be potluck but on assignment basis (this is to minimize expense and avoid excess food). Videoke and alchohol will only be allowed 5PM onwards, once the program and activities have been finished. Drivers are strongly discouraged to consume alcohol. There will be games and a team competition. Details and grouping will be revealed on-the-spot, so as to keep the suspense. Focus officers will serve as facilitators and thus not join the games.
Expect the unexpected. What you can expect is that it will be a day of food, music, contests, and surprises. We'll see you there! :)
Coinciding with our SummerFest is the first-ever Focus Jam Fest! A roster of Focus Bulacan members will provide entertainment and showcase their voice and musical talents. The official poster below (note the stage pseudonyms of the members) :
Going to be a lot of fun! See you at the Summer/Jam Fest! Cheers! :)
Our April 2014 PhotoMeet will be a special challenge : shooting exclusively with a 50mm lens. Photo composition using a fixed focal length (and considered a telephoto when attached to a cropped sensor camera body) requires better creativity and zooming in and out with our feet. The Shootout challenges the participants by leaving them with no choice but to shoot using the same handicap (a fixed focal length). Only 50mm lenses will be allowed. Lens maximum aperture doesn't matter. NO FULL-FRAME CAMERAS ALLOWED, since full-frame users will benefit from a wider focal length because of the absence of the crop multiplier.
A rented vehicle will transport participants to and from the shooting locations (UP Diliman and Quezon City Circle). The group leaves Malolos at 8AM sharp for UP Diliman, with an ETA of 9AM. The shooters will disperse and be free to roam and shoot on their own for two hours, then head back to a designated meeting point. Group will have lunch, move to QC Circle for another two-hour shoot before heading home to Bulacan.
Other details will be discussed on the day itself. Get your gear ready, bring sun protection and an extra shirt. If you already have the Focus sleeve shirt, the better for your arms. See you!
Save The Date!
All official Focus Bulacan PhotoMeets and activities are posted here. Take a look at which upcoming events fit in your schedule. Save the date and see you there!