UPAAT’s first photography session was held yesterday, October 24, 2015 at the Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre. The photography session was led by Leo Mascariñas and attended by very enthusiastic 15 participants.
Leo Mascariñas is the first and only Filipino-Canadian master photographer in the 127-year existence of the Toronto Camera Club of which he has also served as a Board Director. His photographic works have received recognition with multiple awards and have appeared in publications including, among others, the Toronto Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the book MADZ: [almost] everything about the Philippine Madrigal Singers (the Philippines' premier choir with whom he had extensively concertised on four continents). He has shared his photographic gifts by conducting free public photo seminars/workshops. His collection of over a thousand photography books has been bequeathed to the Butuan City Library in his hometown.
The activities for this photography session will be continuing for the next 2 months. Starting today, participants will be planning their own photo walk to apply what they have learned from the session with the theme: Autumn. Photos will be submitted to Leo and team (Geny Toribio and Rene Sevilla) for critiquing after which some photos will be uploaded to UPAAT’s Facebook page. Watch out for this!
We would like to thank Leo Mascariñas for sharing with us his expertise on photography and how to leverage photos and photography to capture one’s creativity on depicting life, memories, emotion, nature and everything found in the world where we live in.
We also would like to thank Rene and Ginny Sevilla for arranging the venue at Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre.