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Backpack Photography 101 in Corregidor

Photography 101 in Corregidor
Photography 101 in Corregidor

For me Photography is like learning how to ride a bike or driving, once you learn the basics, it should be second nature to you in order for you to speed away and shoot. We invite you to learn the fundamentals in photography and apply them on a weekend in Corregidor Island for Backpack Photography 101. Learn about history while you learn about photography. Explore the Rock while you explore your photographic talents. See Corregidor in a new light.

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Batanes Unusual: A 3-Island Photo Tour April 2012

Batanes Unusual Photo Tour 2012
Batanes Unusual Photo Tour 2012

Join our 3-island Photo Tour and Workshop.
Explore the verdant sights of Batan.
Spend an overnight on serene Sabtang.
And venture to the wilder coasts of Itbayat.
Experience Batanes in a new light.

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Backpack Photography Chronicles Ifugao Ifugao Philippines Travel

Ifugao: Banaue Batad Bangaan Photo Adventure Chronicles 2011

The young Ifugaos at Bangaan
The young Ifugaos at Bangaan

It was three days and 2 nights at the cool highlands of Ifugao. It was a mini Photo Adventure with the small number but we did give out what we promised which is adventure, immersion and tons of photographic opportunities. This was our first Backpack Photography for the year and we’re cooking something up for the last quarter of the year. In the meantime here’s our itinerary for the Banaue Photo Adventure last May and I’ve also added some Ifugao posts from previous weeks.

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Backpack Photography Ifugao Philippines Travel

Ifugao: Bangaan Rice Terraces, The People and its Quaint Village

Bangaan Rice Terraces in the morning
Bangaan Rice Terraces in the morning

It’s surprising that most of us were already awake by 5am in the morning without even having to call everyone up. We were worried the night before that the constant bamboo-like clacking sound from the mountain frogs outside Bangaan Family Inn would keep us awake but it seems the frogs drifted to sleep as well. Or was it the amusing ghost stories that challenged to sleep? But ghostly presence or not, we were shooting trees from a hill far away as the soothing calmness of the morning in Bangaan unfolds.

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Backpack Photography Ifugao Ifugao Philippines Travel

Ifugao: Batad Morning, Chewing Moma and Bangaan Family Inn

First light at Batad Rice Terraces and mountains
First light at Batad Rice Terraces and mountains

It’s such a sheer delight to open our doors and be greeted by the morning scenery of Batad Rice Terraces and the surrounding mountains. Waking up was effortless, but seeing the warm-lit clouds like a painted sky above the mountain skyline put each of our initial plans to wash up when we got out of bed to a halt and quickly grab our cameras instead to capture what’s left of this sweeping light. Having woken up several times in this place, it’s a rare moment for me to see the sky lit up like this.

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Backpack Photography Ifugao Ifugao Philippines Travel Waterfalls

Ifugao: Backpack Photography Banaue Photo Adventure Day One

Hiking the millenia-old Batad Rice Terraces
Hiking the millenia-old Batad Rice Terraces

“Why do you have to go back here? The trail is exhausting!”, a participant exclaimed while we were hiking from the Saddle to Batad proper learning that it would be my fifth time to come here. While I laughed it out as I carefully navigated through a rocky downhill part of the trail, I was thinking at the back of my mind that there are places really worth going back to. Places you have to work hard for and feel rewarded once you reach it. Batad is still one of those magnificent places and I never get tired looking at.

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Backpack Photography Banaue Photo Adventure

Backpack Photography Banaue Batad Bangaan
Backpack Photography Banaue Batad Bangaan Photo Adventure

Backpack Photography is back and this time we’re offering an exciting Photo Tour at the Ifugao Highlands. We’ll go beyond the usual Banaue – Batad route and go through the scenic backdoor route to Bangaan. Get ready to immerse into the Ifugao culture, walk the UNESCO World Heritage Rice Terraces paddies and most of all enjoy the magnificent views along the way. Backpack Photography will also be there to make sure you take home the most memorable photos during this trip. Join the Backpack Photography Banaue Photo Adventure on May 13-15, 2011.