Not to much to say here. Just two great people to work with and it has always been a pleasure working alongside these two. Mr. Bryan Angeles & Mr. John Richard Pena.
Okay…I lied. Some food for thought:
They say a man is known by the company he keeps, but they never say a man learns and grows alongside the company he keeps. The reason for that is because it doesn’t really apply in all cases, but in this case I’d say it’s true. I became serious about photography roughly around late September, early October with my first Digital SLR. It was something I saved money up for and was presented the opportunity to buy one through JR. What was amazing is that when I bought the camera, one would expect that all I would get is the kit lens & the camera and that’s that. I received much more. Through the past year or so I learned immense knowledge about photography. If it wasn’t for the opportunity to work alongside other photographers such as Bryan and JR, I would not be where I am now. Though I learned immensely from them and other photographers, the fact of that matter is that I KNOW NOTHING.
Yes. Nothing. That’s not to mean that I haven’t learned anything. But everything pales in comparison to what I still have yet to learn, what avenues I have not explored, what angles I haven’t discovered, and what rules I have yet to learn and also break. I also have great conversations with a good friend, Mr. Francis “Pacs” Lacson. If it’s one thing I’ve learned from this photographer is humility. That’s not to say don’t have pride in your work, but understand that in terms of experience, even with a few years under our belts, we have none. Photography has existed since the 19th century, so it’s a pretty safe bet to say that there have been many before us with even more experience in the field.
This is where I pay my dues, and to all you shooters in the field: “There is always something more to learn in one’s photography” -JR Pena
…and with that I bid you all a good night.
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