Light and Memories (Calgary Photographer): Blog en-us Light and Memories (Light and Memories (Calgary Photographer)) Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:18:00 GMT Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:18:00 GMT Light and Memories (Calgary Photographer): Blog 80 120 Canadian Beauty Night! (by Light and Memories)          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. 

Tyn Lounge      The restaurant serves a lechon with rice, cakes, and salad. I was serve with a hot cup of coffee which is very handy while I was writing this post after the event =).

     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







Filipino Community with Operation Pag Bangon and Pinoy TV Special

     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.



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It's our Birthday! (Light and memories photographic services)    W Possibilities In Motion On their background is the City of Calgary Downtown e are proud to introduce Light and Memories! After a long time, me and my wife decided to really venture into Photography business.  Just like any career milestones, this is my next step up. Instead of keeping my talent for my self, why not share it with everybody else. Photography by definition is the art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording LIGHT, but on the emotional perspective, it also means creating MEMORIES so  thats why I came up with Light and Memories.  For years, I really began to fall in love with the art of photography and it opened up the creative side of my self. I invested a lot on my personal education, countless hours of practice, and deeper understanding of the craft.    I love photographing people, I love capturing emotions and reactions, I love enhancing their natural beauties with the use of Light. So thats why I evolved into Family and Wedding photography, there's something about us that keeps me inspired no matter how much pressure a session is associated with. Melanie Carmona on her Wedding dayBeing a wedding photographer is stressful but fulfilling.


could never achieve what I have right now without the help of the community (both here in Calgary and Online), so as my way of appreciation, I created the segment LIGHT IT UP! where I'll be telling stories about individual or group with inspiring stories.

 I'm also gonna share some interesting tips, helpful reviews and techniques whether it's about photography, culinary or anything else. This is how I personally learn a lot of things so stay tune for more. So folks thanks for dropping by and please leave your comments, suggestion or questions and share the word.       

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Sincerely yours,

Mark =)



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