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Las Piñas Day!

Las Piñas Day!

I know I intended this photo blog to be all about Puerto Princesa City and Palawan, but this Palaweña had the opportunity to join a workshop by Maricris Fabi Carlos in Las Piñas, Manila lately, and she also wishes to share what she learned in photography and digital arts manipulation.

The photo you’re currently seeing is my shot of our model Akiko Prias, and two other little girls whose names I missed — sorry about that! If you think this is painting, well… I guess it looks like one. But this used the photo editing technique called “Amorsoloesque” (read: Amorsolesk) that Maricris is known for as a photographer in the Philippines.

The editing style/technique was named after one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines, Fernando Cueto Amorsolo.

Amorsolo was “a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. Born in Paco, Manila, he earned a degree from the Liceo de Manila Art School in 1909.

Google him out to find out how his paintings/portraits look like, and you’ll find out Maricris’ works are closest to the real thing.

I’m glad I joined her workshop, and learned that there’s more in my love for photography than meets the eye.

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