This is typical of the majority of the Filipinos who allowed me to take their photo, they were smiling, happy and always willing to have their photos taken and with a thumbs up
She was not shy in begging for money and every time I pointed the camera at her she shied away from being photographed until I held money next to the camera. As quick as I handed it over, it was gone and so was she.
Security is everywhere in the Philippines and probably for good reason, they are in the shopping centres, hotel lobbies and on street corners and I will admit, it can be just a little scary asking to photograph someone with a weapon, you just never know which way it may go but he was more than happy to have his photo taken.
I hope you have enjoyed the series from the Philippines. It’s definitely a place I would visit again in the future. If you have enjoyed it please leave a like or a comment below and if you want to see the next series, hit the subscribe button.
Until next time, Happy Shooting
The Filipino people are a friendly bunch and most are smiling when asked if they minded having their photo taken, and these two were no different.
They were waiting for a taxi fare but all they got was their photos taken.
Thanks for dropping by.
Hiding behind the Red umbrella to shield her face from the camera has changed what may have been a uninteresting street scene.
It was unintentional but the theme of Red stands out.
This post was originally planned to be published last Friday but it didn’t happen, not entirely sure why but this week I will be publishing two of Friday Snaps.
Until next time
Not all photos work out every time the shutter is pressed, usually for a variety of reasons like trying to shoot in manual mode whilst shooting street and adjusting settings on the fly including manual focusing. It’s not only difficult but takes quite a lot of practice to master. There are loads of photographic opportunities to capture some great street photos in Davao City, Philippines but it’s not the time or the place to practice.
And that’s what happened in this photo. The two uniformed women were in stark contrast to their surroundings, but they noticed me adjusting camera settings providing ample opportunity to shy away as the shutter was pressed.
To be honest, this photo is a personal favourite. It reminds me that its OK to make mistakes and not every photo has to be perfect. Just enjoy getting out and taking photos, something we’re currently not allowed to do.
For those celebrating. Happy Easter. Until next time…….
This photo was taken almost 4 years ago in Davao City, Philippines and at the time I would thought it was somewhat odd to be wearing masks such as his. How things have changed and now we’re being told to wear masks every time we venture out.
Until next time……..
Oh, before I forget, click on the photo (link to Flickr) if you would like to see a high-resolution version.