The Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) held their annual Christmas Party 2013 at the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (Intramuros) last December 7, 2013. The highlight of the event was the turn-over of the donations from the different camera clubs (of the FPPF) to the Philippine Red Cross for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
This year’s winner for the prestigious Camera Club of the Year and the Photographer of the Year was also announced at the Christmas Party, but will have a formal ceremony on Photographers’ Night at the annual PhotoWorld Asia 2014 (January 30 to February 4, 2014). Other guests to this year’s FPPF Christmas Party are members of the Camera Club of the Philippines – the oldest camera club in the country and South East Asia at 85 years.
Our camera club, the Nayon Photographers’ Club, was 8th place in the annual ranking of the different clubs and also won 4th place in the Audio-Visual Presentation (AVP) competition for the song “Piliin mo ang Pilipinas”. The PLDT Lens Camera Club won 1st place in the AVP competition.
Other activities for the day are the judging for the monthly themed photo contest with the theme “Unguarded Moments”. There were also other photo contests held for the recent 26th FPPF Anniversary held at Intramuros last October. There were games and raffle for all those who attended the annual Christmas Party, followed by a salu-salo of lechon, pansit, spaghetti and other typical Pinoy Christmas Party food.
To date, the FPPF is composed of the following camera clubs:
- Alpha Camera Club
- BDO Camera Club
- Beyond Lenti
- BPI Camera Club
- Camera Club of Negros
- Cavite Camera Club
- Cebu City Images Camera Club Inc.
- Framed Shots Camera Club
- Konsepto Photo Club
- Lakbay Klik Kamera Klab
- Likha Camera Club
- Manila Avid
- Montalban Camera Club
- My Camera Club
- Namria Camera Club
- Nayon Photographers’ Club
- Nikon Club Philippines
- Oro Photographic Society
- Pangasinan Photographers’ Club
- Photographers’ Club of Tarlac
- Photographic Society of Iloilo
- Pinay Shutters
- PLDT Lens Camera Club
- Samahan ng mga Litratista sa Rizal (SLR) – Camera Club of the Year 2013
- SSS Photography Club
- Team Juan Makasining
- Tropang Artistiko
- Twilight Zone Camera Club
(My apologies if I missed a camera club or if I misspelled your camera club’s name)
Ka-Mel, incoming Vice President for External Affairs 2014, demonstrate the capabilities of his new Sony camera.
Peter Swann (one of the Tripod/Pillars of Nayon Photographers’ Club), Roger Baligod (incoming Vice President for Internal Affairs 2014), Jojo Valdez and Willy Faustino (of the members of the Photo Contest Committee 2014).
Judging the “Unguarded Moments” monthly themed competition among member clubs of FPPF.
Lito Beltran of FPPF together with some photographers.
Jojo Valdez, Peter Swann, Roger Baligod, Mel Ganelo and Mamerto Espanol.
Turn-over of cash donations to the Philippine Red Cross from the different camera clubs comprising the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF).
We got lucky at the raffle! We won a basket of goodies.
PhotoWorld Asia 2014 Chairman Boyet Guevarra and other officers of FPPF giving out the prize to one lucky photographer.