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Posted By Lester V Ledesma
I used this photo to illustrate a point during a recent talk in Manila.

Curiosity is a hallmark of a great editorial photographer.

He must see the world as a constant source of wonder, much like a child who sees everything for the first time."

He must also be there when serendipity happens. And he must have the technical skill to capture that fleeting moment.

Kambing

That's me way back in 1983, photographed by my mother at the old family farm in Batangas.

This photo won the grand prize in a photo competition. Yup, the mom's an award-winning photographer :)


 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma
There were nine of them, actually - and they were right outside my apartment window:

Ninegods1

Tonight was the sixth night of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, a Taoist occasion held to honor 9 heroic generals from ancient China.

Ninegods2

It's so cool when things like these happen right when you least expect it - I was hunkering down for a quiet evening when this procession appeared out of nowhere to perform their rites outside my housing block.

Ninegods3

The last night happens on Wednesday and there's more exotic stuff to expect. As a photographer, when gods happen to show up right outside your door (so to speak), you DO NOT ignore them :)


 

 

 
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