When our photography class wrapped up at the beginning of the month, there was widespread interest in creating a camera club to maintain our new friendships and keep improving our skills. This past Sunday was our first meeting and photo shoot in Fort Santiago, Intramuros (the site of the original Spanish walled settlement). The location in itself is stunning – a beautiful stone and brick retreat set within the skyscrapers of Manila. It’s a popular photography spot and I was able to get a number of good shots because the rain held out! Check out SMUGMUG to see my Fort Santiago gallery. Here are a few of my faves:
The plan is to meet 2 times each month. One for a general meeting (and to do critiques, I believe) and once to do a group shoot with each other. One member is even hosting an overnight down at his place in Southern Luzon! The commitment from my Filipino peers is superb – there are officers, by-laws, the whole works! I’m pretty pumped to be in such a sophisticated club- although I must confess that I had not shot ONE PHOTO in the two weeks since class had ended. How horible is that?! Perhaps being in the club will give me the accountability I need to go exploring with my camera each week… I’ll be sure and post more galleries from our group shoots – plenty of beautiful images to capture in and around Manila!