Sunday afternoon Feb. 23, 2014, I got a phone call from Diaryo Filipino editor Maam Che Guinsatao, and ask me to take some photos in an event with Miss Universe Canada Riza Santos. So I packed my camera bag with a speedlite, d700, nikkor 24-70mm, 105mm micro as my telephoto lens, some spare batteries, and my Diaryo Filipino Badge. The event was held at Tyn Lounge (815 8th ave SW Calgary AB) and at first glace, the place is so nice and cozy.
Riza performed a song, along with a local Filipino talent. The folks from Operation Pag Bangon was also there as one of the organizers of the event. After that, Mr. and Mrs Santos (parents of Riza) gave some remarks and appreciation to the people.
Miss Universe Canada 2013 Riza Santos on stage and Dina and Ruel Santos (Riza's parents)
As the program goes, I noticed some white walls which means I have a great opportunity for bounced flash. So I took out my sb 900 speedlite then set the camera at iso 2000 to help out the flash. Although high iso is least favorable when it come to photo quality because of the noise, soft highlights from the bounced flash helps to minimize it. To see is to believe =).
Filipino Beauty Queens here in Calgary, Alberta
As my personal opinion, it is nice to see the Filipino community helping each other, and it is also nice to recognize those people who gave honor to our fellow Filipino and Canadian countrymen. Let's unite and fight for each other.
Anne Marie Espiritu- Miss Alberta 2014 competing for Miss Canada International 2014. Krystal Rubiano Ms. Philippine-Canadian 2014 representing Canada and Philippines in Dominican Republic Beauty pageant.
Mark Oliver Ancheta is one of the photographer for Diaryo Filipino and he's the owner of Light and Memories Photographic services. He serves the community by spending time covering important community events. He loves photography as he love his own self.