Photo Fiesta fires up the spirit of photography




Over ten years ago, I recall a time where I would see a bunch of people carrying DSLRs around their necks, taking selfies with it, and just using it to capture day-to-day activities. It was a different time. 

DSLRs still exist, some have been succeeded by mirrorless cameras. Simply because, they still have the superior capability in capturing images. The tools you need to edit them allow great freedom, allowing you full creativity. 

Recently Henry’s Cameras hosted the Photo Fiesta 2024. It is an event that celebrates photography and visual storytelling. I understand there are barriers in getting into photography, and the Photo Fiesta offered interactive workshops that allowed enthusiasts to explore and better understand photography.




"We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to Henry's Cameras Photo Fiesta 2024," said Nicholson Ong, President at Henry's Cameras. "This event was not only an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge photography tools and techniques but also a celebration of the boundless creativity and passion that drive our community forward."




Highlights of the Photo Fiesta included:

Workshops and Demonstrations: Industry experts and seasoned professionals such as Jana Francisco, Jiggy Alejandrino, Johnny Lo, Cris Magsino, MJ Magallon, Zig Dulay, Francis Ansing, Phillip Elliot, Alex Ruelo, and Stanley Ong shared invaluable insights, tips, and techniques to enhance photography skills. The discussions also included thought-provoking conversations exploring the evolving landscape of photography, technology's impact on the industry, and the future of visual storytelling.

Product Launches and Demonstrations: Unveilings of the latest camera gear, lenses, and accessories from leading brands, giving attendees access to groundbreaking innovations – at great deals and discounts.

Networking Opportunities: A bustling hub where like-minded individuals connected, exchanged ideas, and forged meaningful relationships within the photography community.

Mini-exhibit: At the lobby, the Henry’s Cameras team curated awe-inspiring works from pro photographers and emerging talents, offering a visual feast for attendees. Participating photography clubs included the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Zone V Camera Club, Pinoy Photography, Images Camera Club of Cebu, and Davao Photographers Club.




The event featured an impressive lineup of brands, including Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, DJI, GoPro, Insta360, Fujifilm Instax, Pgytech, Kingma, Fotopro, Lexar, Samyang, Smallrig, Sigma, Benro, Aputure, Godox, Tamron, Saramonic, Hollyland, Hohem, Radiant Imaging Labs, and CMJ Tech.

Photo Fiesta 2024 was a vibrant celebration of creativity, innovation, and endless possibilities in the world of photography. With free admission, the event was accessible to all who share a love for capturing moments.