Photographer: Ding Fuellos
Winner: Natatanging Larawang Pinoy Contest - Week 3 : Monocrhomatic Solo Portrait
Camera: Olympus E-510
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Focal Length: 78 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
Aside from a full-time work managing a Fellowship Program at in the House of Representatives, and doing some freelance consulting work on development management he takes photography as one of his passions.
For him, photography for me is a form of a therapy, "It releases the tensions and stress that come everyday. It is a catharsis for my pent-up emotions that depict some of my angst, anger, joy and happiness, hopes and dreams. And most importantly, it gives me that freedom to capture the beauty of God’s creation—the people, places, objects, and events."
He has no formal training photography but plans to have one, although he plans to enroll in one soon! He admits that he has to go through a structured learning process under the tutelage of the experts. He said, "I am a sucker of knowledge and ideas and I always believe that life is a learning process—so does is photography." He hopes that, someday, he would also get paid for his photos.
With the absence of formal training, he keeps himslef technically abreast by reading books, browsing from the internet, and learning from the photos in Flickr. He has beginners’ books on Digital Photography by Tom Ang, and New Book of Photography by John Hedgecoe and a very old book on photo-journalism (ca. 80s) which he has yet to read. Since books are expensive, he sees to it that he drops by a bookstore to scan on some photography books.
As can be gleaned from this winning photo of his niece, Zamae, he is more at ease with photographing people in their most candid dispositions and situation because, for him, "it can give you the most genuine emotion. I like photographing nature in their natural state because it brings real life." Aside from photographing people and nature, he is also drawn to abstract photography and photojournalism. One of the projects he intends to do a photo essay.
His parting shot: I love photography because it gives me that freedom to express and re-create something that is beautiful.
SEE MORE OF Ding Fuellos' Photo at Flickr