Angelo Fan: A Batangueño’s Point of View
Mitzi Ilagan | Fotograpiya
If the saying mentions that a picture paints a thousand words, Angelo Fan, a Batangueño photographer, would probably have written a book already.
He was once just fascinated of how others capture God’s creations through their lenses. He wondered how beautifully they shoot landscapes, seascapes, flowers and portraits into aesthetically-appealing photographs. From there, he became curious and interested whether he could possibly do those amazing shots, too. Now, it is his works which entices his audiences.
Angelo Fan is a BS IT graduate from Batangas State University whose childhood dream was not really to become a photographer. But the moment he got his hands on a camera, he came to love how differently he sees the world through his viewfinder, and from then on, he knew he wanted to be a renowned photographer someday. When he brought his first DSLR camera, it was when his journey started. He read photography e-books and magazines and learned from tutorials over the Web, just as how anyone would start to learn in this modernized world. He is now pursuing his passion through wedding events and interior shoots for hotel rooms. When watching live performances of gigs and concerts of his favorite bands, he also likes capturing their timeless talents.
He also covers parties, where he experiences the most challenging task because of kids, who run and play around, which makes it more difficult for them to be captured in their best poses. But as Angelo believes, when you click at the right time, it will be the most satisfying because you may have captured the most candid moment on that special occasion.
His love for traveling and going into adventures with his girlfriend has been giving him more chances and advantages of creating and capturing emotion-filled images that gives a visual storytelling of his experiences without even putting a caption on it. This shutterbug also is into street photography, who even led this year’s Fujifilm Global Photowalk (Batangas Leg). Together with photographers from all over Batangas and nearby areas, he led the group as they walked down the streets of Lipa’s busiest areas to be able to capture the winning shot while making fun memories with the whole team.
Because of his love for photography, it gained him recognition from 2011’s Ala Eh Festival (Batangas) as he won the photo contest for the said event. Making this more possible is his buddy, a camera. And at this moment, his favorite camera is the Fujifilm XT1, a lighter and smaller mirrorless camera which you could carry around, even through a nasty weather.
Currently, he is a member of the Batangas Province Camera Club and is an authorized Fujifilm Philippines dealer through 8snaps, an electronics store located in Batangas. Just as how Angelo does, learn the language of photography, shoot straight from your heart, enjoy the process and then soon you’ll get to unfold the beauty of the world before your own lenses.
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