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” Amateur Photographer’s”

An amateur photographer’s shots

by Kenneth F. Antolin

 

The passion of photography

Entering the world of photography has no prerequisites. It is unlike other professions which require lots of conditions. Anyone can be a photographer. Anyone can shoot photos.

In photography, there are no restrictions. You should not say that a photo is not good. Indeed, All photos are good. There are no bad shots in photography.

I have here photos of mine whom I know that maybe for professionals are just an ordinary shots. But, for me, I treasured these photos. Why? Because, all the photos you will see here are have their individual story to tell. Let me tell to you one by one.

 

“Pillars of History”

Actually the subject on this photo is just a typical bleachers in our university. Not quite a good-looking place. But, as an amateur photographer, it is my duty to make subject to be attractive even if it is not in reality.

I shoot this behind the bleacher, it is around 8:00 AM. Surprisingly, the shadows cast like that. Then my eyes amazed saying on my mind “its the hidden beauty of this bleachers”. So, I was pushed to shoot to it.

Maybe you are confused why the title I named, with help of some friends, is “Pillars of History”. Actually, this bleachers is not the original bleachers before. The original bleachers was burned several decades ago. The original materials used are woods. Now, this newly renovated bleachers is made of concrete. Further, this part was one which eyed all the success of our university. It witnessed all the good and bad memories, not only the university, but also from the students. This place was one of the most visited place in our university. Here, you can unwind and be free from all the stressful college hours.

This photo was the fifth placer on the Environmental Photo contest. It is one of my entries for the contest with “Half Life”.

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“Pillars of History”

Source: Kenneth F. Antolin

“Half Life”

This photo is what I passed for Environmental Photo contest in our university. It took me a half day to find this tree. Actually, I shoot this a hundreds of times in different angles. Only one approved by me. It captures my eyes as I look unto it. Yes, you may say that it is just an ordinary photo, but if you are in my situation during my shooting with this, I guess, you may say “Wow!”

I took this photo with a nervous feeling. Not far from the tree, there are cows. Some are big enough to attack me and some are little, maybe their babies. So, shooting in that kind of situation may actually never have that kind of output unless you have a very excellent DSLR.

By the way, this photo brought me on upper stage to grab the title “Enviro-Photo of the Year.”

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“Half Life”

Source: Kenneth F. Antolin

“Father and Son”

On field-trip during our bus stop in a convenience store, this view caught my attention. It was 6:00 AM, almost the perfect time to see the beautiful sunrise. I’ve noticed these only two trees from the vicinity along the highway. These were situated on the farm.

What’s unique to these two trees were their height and their growth characteristics. As you can see, the other one is more bigger and taller but very few of leaves. The other one is smaller but very plenty with leaves. I decided to shoot this inside the bus. While previewing this on the cam, I noticed their similarity with a father and a son.

A father is always bigger than a son. In real life, a father gives all the luxuries to their family. A son is always smaller but have all the luxuries and necessities in him. This picture shows what’s in reality. Yes, through nature, we learned and realized things and apply it in reality.

As an amateur photographer, it is also my duty to represent social issues through photos.

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“Father and Son”

Source: Kenneth F. Antolin

“Perfect Curve”

This picture completed my photo session experience for a day. I am on the mode for looking place that is unique to the eyes. It was 12 noon that time. I am about to explore the outside view of this Nueva Ecija Convention Center. Its almost an hour but I don’t see any unique view. All I can see are those usual views. Accidentally, when I am on the stairs near the lobby, I saw this greenish reflection on the floor. I looked on it and saw the very good curvature. Amiable, indeed. I immediately run in front of the convention center and shoot this perfect curve.

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“Perfect Curve”

Source: Kenneth F. Antolin

“Shrine of Bravery”

This photo has been taken during our tour on Mt. Samat at the Province of Bataan. When we are about to leave the huge cross on the top of the mountain, I saw this fantastic view. A standing flag erected on the “Shrine of Bravery”. The view perfectly fitted to what the place is all about. Shrine of Bravery. An unbeatable flag seems like saying he is brave.

As an amateur photographer, It is my task to figure out the meaning of each subject in a photo.

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“Stand Alone”

Source: KEnneth F. Antolin

Happy to be an amateur

Yes, there are lots of subjects for photo shooting. There are lots of angles to choose from. There is no specific way to judge a photo. Some are very strict if the photo is good for their eyes. Some are very strict to the basic rules of photography. Some are judging the photo for what is the subject is all about. But for me, I love photography because of its uniqueness. Photography gives me a chance to explore the “real world”. I learned that all good photos are not classified by means of the output, but I realized that on shooting photos, I must just give my very best shot deep inside my heart. That’s what photography is all about to for me. Photography is useless if your motives are to earn or be famous. We must always bear in our mind the true essence of photography. We are shooting photos to encourage, mesmerize, influence, and remember. That’s why I love photography. Yes, I am always happy to be an amateur photographer. No formal photography education, but I have the power to give meaning to all my masterpieces.

 Written by and Special Thanks to Kenneth F. Antolin

T.W.

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