Photo World Manila 2007 wraps up today at the Glorietta, Ayala Center in Makati, having hosted various Philippine and international brands in a week-long trade show, Feb. 1-6, organized by the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF).
PWM 2007 also featured internationally recognized photographers Hanson Fong, who lectured on the finer points of wedding photography, and Bert Behnke who shared his tips as a sought-after portraitist.
Hundreds of delegates gathered to attend the series of seminars at the Asian Institute of Management. There was Paul Yanâ€™s session on alternative visualization; Dr. Patrick Floresâ€™ discussion on the role of photography in art; and Buddee Mendoza and Rommel Bundalianâ€™s foray into digital art in photography.
The older form of photography was given emphasis in Allan Razoâ€™s talk on large format cameras and platinum printing as well as in Julius Clarâ€™s discourse on large format pinhole photography.
Among the major suppliers in attendance were Canon, Nikon, Olympus, HP Printing, Kodak, Fujifilm, Sony, Mitsubishi Digital and many others along with a few dozen local suppliers.
Of course, Epson was also there, smilingâ€¦