I met a fellow photographer yesterday. His name is Gilbert and he masters street photography. He's also from Nagpayong, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City -- just walking distance from our house. We're both Canon EOS 1100D users and both have G-Shock watch.
The Napindan Bridge is between Taguig City and Pasig City, along C-6 Road.
Gilbert is 6 years my senior, a graphic artist with past experience in animation (Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon) and comics (Funny Comics). He's married with two kids and also do part-time job as wedding photographer. He's also a contributor to newspapers as a photo-journalist.
We had a photowalk yesterday at the Napindan Bridge (C-6) and we took pictures of the numerous kids who are flying kites there. I also took pictures of the Napindan Bridge for our monthly (themed) contest at the photography club. Although the weather is gloomy yesterday, we still manage to come up with decent pictures. I was surprised to know that Gilbert is quite known among the local since, according to him, he's been taking pictures of the place (and people) for almost 3 years now.
Street photography and photo-journalism are branches of photography which I intend to master soon. It involves interaction with the subjects (people) and I'm not the best person when it comes to interacting with people. I also don't have a zoom lens which will be very effective in street photography. Gilbert also doesn't have a zoom lens. In fact, we're both using our kit lens but I was amazed at how he managed to take amazing street photography pictures with the same model of camera that I'm using. He's indeed talented.
I can tell that Gilbert is a great street photographer and I'm looking forward for more photowalks with him. After all, Nagpayong, Pasig City is a great place for street photography. There is so much drama here at Nagpayong, Pasig City. We just need to capture these dramas by means of our lenses.
Gilbert is a great street photographer from Nagpayong, Pasig City. Check out his Facebook page for his works.
The kite flyers.
A great kite design. Kids, don’t smoke okay? Just fly this huge cigarette.
An LGBT-inspired kite.
Kids staring at their kites.
I find this kid photogenic.
Hopefully these guys will be able to see their pictures on this website.
Wonderful sunset with the Bonifacio Global City in the background.