A group of mobile phone photography enthusiasts in Cebu recently celebrated its 2nd year anniversary last August. Formed in 2014, PHONEography CEBU also launched the group’s first-ever phone photography exhibit last August 21-28, 2016 at the Cyberzone of SM Seaside City Cebu.
The opening ceremonies last August 21 started with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, with invited guests from the Department of Tourism, no less than Regional Director Rowena Montecillo, and SM Seaside City executives . A short program followed and winning phone photographers were awarded for their month-long Subang Sugbo photo contest. The photo contest was one of the many events slated in line with the anniversary.
Perhaps the most sought-after activity in the weeklong celebration was the photography workshops conducted with top Cebu photographers and fashion bloggers. Albert Pedrosa, Alex Badayos, Victor Kintanar, Cebu fashion bloggers Doyskie and Marco, Mike Perez, Gerard Pareja and founders Crisanto Etorma and Noel Villaflor are some of the resource persons of the workshops conducted in the afternoon of August 23, 25 and 27 at the Cyberzone area.
A mobile phone photo contest during the opening ceremonies also put the participants’ eye for photography and artistic abilities in capturing photos using mobile phones. Cash prices and gift certificates were be given to the best photos taken.
PHONEography CEBU is now composed of almost 5000 members. They come from different backgrounds including both amateur and professional photographers and even multimedia experts. PHONEography CEBU’s Facebook Page is www.facebook.com/groups/phoneographycebu and know more about the group.