One Shot. One Minute

Published June 12, 2018, 12:05 AM


By Raffy Paredes

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The Filipino IPA is calling for entries to the One Shot, One Minute photo activity. Submission is free and the event is open to all Filipino photographers. To join, send your one photo to [email protected] under the subject title:  One Shot_Your Name_Title of the Photo. The image should be at 4MB minimum and in sRGB format.

If selected, you will present your photo to a large audience while you will be given one minute to tell the story behind the image. The event will be held on June 21 at 4 p.m. on the 11th Floor, SDA, DLS-College of St. Benilde. One evening. One Photo. One Story. One minute. Submit your entries now.

The Sony World Photography Awards is inviting all photographers worldwide to enter the 12th edition of the photo contest. The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: Professional—Recognising outstanding bodies of work (closes January 11, 2019 – 1300 GMT);  Open—Rewarding the world’s best single images (closes January 4, 2019 – 1300 GMT); Youth —Best single images by photographers aged 12-19 (closes January 4, 2019 – 1300 GMT); and Student—For photography students worldwide (closes November 30, 2018 – 1300 GMT). Enter for free. Visit for details.

What happens when you combine a timelapse with a gigapixel panorama? Lenstore, Nikon, the Canary Wharf Group, and Visualise combined time-lapse and gigapixel photography and created what’s being dubbed a Gigalapse for a round-the-clock look at the city of London. The numbers are not as impressive as previous gigapixel panoramas, with the image topping out at 7.3 gigapixels, being made up of more than 6,240 shots and offering a 155 degree pan. What makes this London view so special is that it was shot over a 24-hour time period, so not only can you zoom in and out of the view in front of the lens, but you can do so at different times of the February day when it was captured. The panorama was shot using a Nikon D850 DLSR, which features a 47.5-megapixel sensor, and was chosen for “its unique ability to capture the range of different shades that the capital experiences over the course of the day.” Attached to the camera was a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm F2.8 lens, and all images were captured in RAW format for stitching together in post-processing software. And, there’s enough detail in there to let viewers zoom in to read signs up to 5 miles away from the camera, which was mounted to a pre-programmed robotic motion control rig atop the 50-story One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, East London. Readers can immerse in London life by heading over the dedicated page at (

And now to our featured readers.

Civil Engineer Elmer Blasquillo sent in the photo titled “Magayon” taken with his smartphone some years back. He shares: “Ako po ay isang stroke victim at sa edad na 28 nangyari na sa akin ito. Ang photography ang naging libangan ko pag-bored ako sa bahay kasi mula noong nagkasakit ako, ‘di na ako nakapagtrabaho. Wala akong proper training sa photography, natutunan ko nalang ang ibang idea sa mga sinalihan kong mga photography group sa Facebook. Sana balang araw, makakahawak din ako ng magagandang camera.”

From Jessica Lopez (Lady Fishbone) is the photo, “Young Artist.” She writes: “This five-year-old girl is my youngest student during a 10-day summer art workshop in Ifugao. I can see potential and interest in her to be an artist.” Photo was taken with a smartphone in Lagawe, Ifugao.

The untitled silhouette jump photo against the sunset comes from Kenneth Ingan. His photo description reads: A sunset and silhouette shot that reminds the beauty of life at the end of day where sunset always brings us happiness as we appreciate God’s creations. Kenneth shot the image with a smartphone.

Muhammad Haykal Lorena shares “Blue Circle.” “I made use of the smartphone’s wide-angle lens and a selfie stick to get a bird’s-eye view of Quezon Memorial Monument and its fountain,” writes Muhammad. “Sometimes we just need to think out of the box and use what we have to get that desired shot.”

Ramil Gregorio’s photo titled “Goodbye Childhood…Hello to Manhood” features the traditional summer ritual for young boys in this country.

TJ Tugade submitted the photo titled “Beautiful Ending.” “Here’s my panorama shot from the beautiful seashore of El Nido, Palawan,” shares TJ. “This is how I always end my day during my one month stay in El Nido. I hope they can maintain the untouched beauty of the island.”

Vinod Thomas contributed the photo, “Sunrise in Chennai.” “I was visiting Chennai in Tamilnadu, a state that is adjacent to Kerala in the south of India,” relates Vinod. “This was daybreak on Marina beach from where the full or blue moon was setting on one side, and the sun rising on the other side at the same time.”

Delio Tolosa sent in an untitled photo of people stretching out from the windows of a building to watch the activity below.

From Marlon Aradanas is an untitled black-and-white photo of the breakwater in Manila Bay with the buildings along Roxas Blvd. in the background.

And the photo, “Glorious Sun” comes from Maqui Maagma. Photo was taken in Boracay, Malay, Aklan.

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