IPL Inspiration #1 Manny Librodo
“In my journey in this world of photography, I have encountered unforgettable places and faces. With my camera on hand, I am able to capture a moment worth sharing.
Now, I am ready to share not only what I’ve seen but also what I’ve learned in whatever possible way there is. I started it off with a series of workshops in the Philippines and in other cities in Asia. Let’s see what’s next… “
Being an artist, there will be a time (if not always) you will feel demotivated, out of ideas, or it seems that creativeness took some sabbatical. Most of the experts say take a break and do not force yourself which is all the while correct. Nowadays, instead of going places while taking that precious breather, many people opt to hold that tablet or computer, grab a coffee to a nearby coffee shop, relax and browse through some collection of inspirational materials that may spark that sleeping mind.
Through this series, I hope it will tickle your imagination, drive you to go back and reach that art tool with renewed dynamism.
Quick facts about Manny:-
- Originally from the town of Lambunao, Iloilo Province, located in the central part of the Philippines. Currently, He is a teacher in an international school in Bangkok, Thailand.
- His works has been published in various international magazines (Digital Photo UK, Digital Camera UK, Mabuhay, Philippines, Digital Photography UK , among others) and appeared in other international publications in Poland, India, the US, etc.
- He is named by Scott Kelby as one of the world’s FIVE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS IN 2009
- His photo of ‘A little boy in Burma’ appeared in the cover of UNICEF’s (Geneva) Wall Calendar 2009. A regular contributor to UNICEF since 2007 for their calendars, postcards and other items.
- He had conducted workshops in many countries: US, Canada, Australia, Holland, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Hongkong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, etc.
- He has won countless competitions online and on print.
- He conducts one-on-one workshop in Bangkok, upon request.
He is posting 200 pictures in his gallery and for every image, he is sharing some tips. Here’s 1 to 10:-
1. Capture Movement
1/3200s f/2.8 at 70.0mm iso640
2. Lens FLARE is not that bad
1/6400s f/2.8 at 50.0mm iso200
3. Keep it SIMPLE
1/200s f/2.8 at 40.0mm iso200
4. Tell a STORY
1/400s f/2.8 at 70.0mm iso200
5. Show CONTRAST (subject vs background)
1/50s f/3.2 at 70.0mm iso400
6. It’s all about the LOCATION
1/640s f/2.8 at 27.0mm iso200
7. The EYE says it all
1/250s f/2.8 at 70.0mm iso200
8. COLORS suggest a mood
1/80s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso200
9. Look for natural FRAMES
1/3200s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso200
1/5000s f/2.8 at 70.0mm iso500
You can follow the rest of LIBRODIZED: 200 Photos, 200 tips HERE.
You can also follow him and his works in these links:-
All photos are posted with permission from Manny Librodo. All his photos are copyrighted. If you want to license his photos please contact the photographer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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