The La Trinidad Shutterbugs (LTSB) is a group of photography enthusiasts that bonded together to share their love of photography. They have been into a lot of photography shoots from nature to cars to models to food…name it and they have shot it! Although most of them are relatively young, these shutters have dedicated their time to learn the basics of photography and advance themselves by teaching each other and going back to school to learn advance photo editing.
The shutterbugs of La Trinidad are professionals in their own fields but they share the same passion which is photography. The time they dedicate learning this field is simply amazing. During the La Trinidad Strawberry festival, the “bugs” actively participated by documenting some of the events and they got the best shots. It was just so sad that the Bugs were prevented by some “powerful” individuals to cover the “mass wedding activity” and the search for “Ms. La Trinidad”. The bugs have 35 active shutters and they could have taken the best shots in all angles.
Many of the La Trinidad Shutterbugs have joined various photo competitions, one of them, Mr. Michael Quirante won first prize in the recently conducted 2012 International Hot Air Baloon competition sponsored by CALTEX Philippines in Clark pampanga. Many of them are also engaged in private photography and events like weddings, baptisms, and graduations. Also,some of the bugs have international exposures in magazines and event photography. Needless to say, calling the shutterbugs as not professional is uncalled for. They may look young but they have skills and experience more than those who claim to be professional photographers.
Unlike other hobbyists, photographers do not share one common “uniform”. Most of the time, photographers in today’s generation go out and take photos in their most comfortable attire. Just like artists, photographers follow how they feel. Photographers do not need to wear Barong Tagalog, coat and tie or any of those government regulated uniforms so as to be called “professional photographers”. To many shutters, as long as their clothes are clean and comfortable, that is already their uniform. Add it up with a long scarf and a round hat, then there you go, you have the photographers aura.
The LTSB, will go a long way and will cover many more events in the years to come.
I just hope that politicians will not prey on their “innocent minds” hahaha
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