Filipino Photographer Sweeps PopPhoto 2007 Photographer of the Year Competition

Photo by Marc Aviles

Filipino photographer Marc Aviles shoots not with the most expensive Hasselblads nor the top of the line Nikon or Canon DSLRs. His humble Canon EOS 400D is definitely consumer-grade, but he shoots with the keen eye of a true artist.

That’s why he wins photo contests like the recent one by Pop Photo. He came out on top as “The Best Shooter on the Planet” and pocketed $5,000 in cash after sweeping Popular Photography & Imaging’s 2007 Photographer of the Year competition.

It was a grueling competition, not your everyday submit-your-photos-online-and-you’re-done kind of contest, but a series of shootouts that separate true photographers from wannabes.

Hop on over to PopPhoto.com to read why Marc doesn’t need pricey gear to be the Best Shooter on the Planet. Iba ang Pinoy!

[Via: PopPhoto.com]
Photo: Marc Aviles
Courtesy: PopPhoto.com

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Polaroid SX-70 Parts or Repair picture
Polaroid SX-70 Parts or Repair
POLAROID SX-70 TAN LEATHER CHROME BODY CAMERA - FOR REPAIR/PARTS  picture
POLAROID SX-70 TAN LEATHER CHROME BODY CAMERA - FOR REPAIR/PARTS
VINTAGE.. 16mm Film...'' Mystery of Stonehenge ''...Part 1 & 2 ...sound picture
VINTAGE.. 16mm Film...'' Mystery of Stonehenge ''...Part 1 & 2 ...sound
Vintage Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera with Leather Case for Parts or repair picture
Vintage Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera with Leather Case for Parts or repair
Panasonic Camcorder PV-L659 150 x DIGITAL 26 x .Palm Corder VHS. Parts / Repair picture
Panasonic Camcorder PV-L659 150 x DIGITAL 26 x .Palm Corder VHS. Parts / Repair