#GoingMobile: The Streets and Mobile Photography

It has been an interesting run for mobile photography. It has gone from nothing to something. According to avid phoneographers, smartphones are the best and reliable camera because it is with you all the time. And if compared to conventional photography, mobile photography does not require much, just the ones with a good camera and of course your passion.

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xzcFor over a year, we have advocated on mobile photography. We have done several photography walks before but having one using smartphones is the first. It’s quite interesting because majority would still prefer using their DSLR or their P&S camera during photowalks.

#GoingMobile is a series of mobile photography walk within Cebu. The emphasis of this initiative is street photography. It is very fascinating to know different stories of people who find the streets their home.The streets of Cebu is just filled with colors and life and for those who are into photography, the streets of Cebu is a haven.

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Last weekend, along with a couple of friends, we did a test walk for #GoingMobile at the Carbon Market in Cebu. We wanted the walk to have a sort of a warm up point so we started the walk at the Cebu Cathedral. We passed through the Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño all the way to the Senior Citizens Park.

Here are some of the photos taken during our photowalk in Carbon Market. All photos are taken with my ever reliable ASUS Zenfone Zoom.

Carbon Market

The Carbon Market, who got its name from a nearby coal depot, is considered the oldest and largest farmers market in Cebu. It is one of the center for trade and commerce in Cebu. People from all walks of life gather here to trade and bargain their goods.

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In Carbon Market, you get to find almost everything. You just need to be a smart shopper to make the most of your visit.

Side Trip

Photography walks are very tiring. It will not only burn calories and consume a large amount of energy but it also makes you hungry. Let’s say, you had your photo walk in the morning, perhaps a brunch or an early lunch is ideal to replenish that calorie and energy loss.

Just few blocks awayfrom the Carbon Market is Pasil. Precy’s Eatery along A. Borces Street in Pasil offers the best and sumptuous Larang. There are other eateries that offers the same, but the Larang at Precy’s is the most recommendedLarang in the neighborhood.

FYI: Larang or Nilarang is a Cebuano cuisine that is similar to the Sinigang of the Tagalog region.Parrot fish (molmol (parrot fist)) is the perfect fish for the recipe. In Cebu some use bakasi (a type of Eel).Others use fishes like tuna and even salmon and Kyampaw.

On to you! Have you tried doing a photo walk in Carbon Market? How was your experience? Did you manage to make the most of your visit? Share your story on the comment below.

This post is part of Drift Stories’ #GoingMobile project.
All photos are captured with an Asus Zenfone Zoom.



Herbert Kikoy
I am a hobbyist photographer who's making a big shift to mobile photography, a frustrated cook and a wanderlust who don't have the luxury of time.