Monday, November 08, 2010
Canon Photomarathon 2010
Canon held their annual photomarathon last Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia SMX convention wherein thousands of photographers joined to show off their skills and meet other shutterbugs.
As early as 6am, shutterbugs flocked SMX hall 1 as the Canon staff gave away the photomarathon kits. Eventually, everyone is wearing a read t-shirt especially made for the event. A matching cap was also provided to complete the get-up.
The program kicked off as the hosts welcomed everyone and explained the mechanics of the contest.
There were three themes and each theme was given 2 1/2 hours to complete (including download of the picture)
Photographers, pro or hobbyist alike scouted the whole Pasay, Manila and Makati to get that shot and win the grand prize.
A telephoto lens coffee mug was a sweet gift from Canon which made us happy despite being tired and hungry.
For a first timer like me, and an amateur photographer, the photomarathon made me loved photography even more. I will no longer limit my photography skills on toy photography and cosplayers, but find a nice subject, wherever, whenever.
Canon did a wonderful job in providing shutterbugs like me this opportunity to get out there and have fun.
You can view the entire gallery here