Hanson Fong "Unplugged" At The PWA 2011

PhotoWorld Asia 2011 is a resounding success! Kudos to the FPPF's Edi Huang, Lito Beltran, Betty Lalana, and many nameless volunteers for producing such a successful event, thus, raising the bar in Philippine photography even more.

The main speaker in Hanson Fong-America's premier wedding photographer (WPPI) made a great impact on yours truly. Unlike most famous photographers, Hanson divulged shooting techniques in great detail regarding posing (body types, facial imperfections...), and lighting (strobist, mix lighting, etc.) by hand-picking less-comely PWA audiences for solo portraits and group shots on the spot! Thank those brave souls for bearing up to Hanson's brutal, artistic, public critique! But ever the gentleman, he's also a diplomatic comedian-so everyone had a good time!

His artistic styles, post-processing workflow and marketing tips are eye-openers indeed. Mr. Fong was honest enough to reveal how he learned from many master mentors along his journey. A million thanks, master Fong! Thus, it evolves my photography and workshops.

Three cheers for Ms. Huang for making Hanson's third Philippine appearance possible! Forget not Julieanne Kost for the creative pointers using Abobe softwares. Filipino photographers got more than what they bargained for!