Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk – Bantayan Island

The Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk is a yearly event that happens simultaneously all over the globe. To keep the passion for photography burning, our group of smartphone photographers and content creators called the Mobile Perspectives, will be holding a leg in the town of Bantayan in Bantayan Island, Cebu.

This event will be happening on October 6, 2018 from sunup to sundown. To make the event even more special, we, Mobile Perspectives partnered with the Bantayan LGU, Huawei Philippines and Macy’s Camera Shop. This is open to newbie and veteran photographers alike, whether you prefer to use a DSLR, an SLR, a mirrorless, or smartphone camera!

The Bantayan LGU will be working hand-in-hand with the attending photographers to showcase the beautiful spots on Bantayan Island. This means that participants will have plenty of opportunities to take awesome photos. Not only that, but we will also be able to explore Bantayan Island and experience for ourselves why tourists are raving about this gem of an island north of mainland Cebu.

Other sponsors of the event include Bugsay Media and Xtreme Gadgets, a provider of affordable camera accessories. They also offer action cameras, such as the SJcam, and drones that are accessible to the pockets. Together with WanderSoles PH, they will provide surprise prizes for the photo walk participants, so bring your photography A game!

We also partnered with Bantayan Island Nature Park and Stevrena Cottages. They are excellent accommodations on the island, perfect for those who wish to spend more time immersing themselves in the beauty of Bantayan Island.

The event is a full-day affair, starting with a sunrise photography session. Then, we will be touring Bantayan town to capture gorgeous and interesting local landmarks. We will also be visiting a poultry farm, Guiwanon Sanctuary, and a quarry for more unique vistas. To cap the day off, we will have a sunset session at the Bantayan Wharf!

To elaborate further, below is the activity flow of the Bantayan Island leg of the annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk.

October 5 – Photography Workshop

12:00 – 01:00 Registration
01:00 – 02:00 Travel Photography with Huawei (Dannea)
02:00 – 03:00 Photography Basics + Street Photography (Jinri)
03:00 – 03:30 Snacks
03:30 – 04:00 Q & A; Closing session

October 6 – Photo Walk Day

04:30 AM – Assemble at Sta Fe Port
05:00 – 06:00 – Sunrise Session (Sta Fe)
06:00 – 07:00 – Breakfast
07:30 – 08:00 – Bound for Bantayan Town
08:00 – 11:30 – Photowalk in Bantayan Town
12:00 – 01:00 – Lunch
01:00 – 04:30 – Poultry Visit Guiwanon Sanctuary and Quarry
04:30 – 05:00 – Assemble back in Bantayan Town
05:00 – 06:00 – Sunset Session at Bantayan Wharf

Important Notes

What to bring:

  • Tripod
  • Rain cover
  • portable wifi
  • extra cash 
  • sun block
  • extra clothes

Reminders:

  1. Wear clothing that would not attract unwanted attention.
  2. Always stick with the group.
  3. Always be mindful of traffic.
  4. Always approach your subjects with a smile and try asking for their permission. Do not forget to thank them afterwards.
  5. Wear comfortable shoes. We will be walking for hours and nothing ruins the fun more than sore feet

See you on Bantayan Island, fellow photography enthusiasts!



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