Sunday, September 27, 2015

500px Fujifilm Global Photo Walk 2015 Successfully Takes Off

Article by: Clement Dampal II

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines joined the 3rd Annual 500px Global Photo Walk sponsored by FUJIFILM last September 26, 2015 (Saturday). One of the 11 cities and provinces in the country to join the Global Photo Walk, the event was spare-headed by Gian James Maagad, a Fujifilm Street Photographer based in the Cagayan de Oro.

This year with the global theme of “Explore with Friends” and a local theme of “Human Interaction”, a total of 27 photographers from different communities gathered and joined the fun-filled Photo Walk which started around 7 in the morning. Gian James, the Photo Walk Leader safely managed to led the group and started the Walk at Plaza Divisoria. The group then proceeded to Gaston Park using the Kalye del Mar (Known today as the Don Apolinar Velez St.) and continued towards the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral exploring some interesting stories to document.

[Photo on the left side: Title: Discover Infinite Happiness
Taken at Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. #500pxGPW15]

The group crossed the Ysalina Bridge commonly known as the Carmen Bridge going to Vamenta Boulevard and took a left turn at the Castro Street passing the Carmen Public Market. Stayed for a couple of minutes to document something worthy, the group then decided to move to Velez Street corner JR Borja Street passing the new bridge of the city, J.R. Borja Bridge. From there, they moved all the way to Provincial Capitol Grounds also known as the “Vicente de Lara Park” as the final leg of the event. Photographers puzzled up the area, documenting, and capturing the best and inspiring story to share to the world while discovering the meaning of camaraderie.
Image Title: Infinite Mind and the Intimate Soul #500pxGPW15

The Photo Walk ended at the Colours Philippines, Centrio Mall Branch where participants received a FREE 8R photo print from Fujifilm Philippines.

Fujifilm lends its retro style, focus on the photographer, and dedication to constant innovation to this exciting event

The 500px Fujifilm Global Photo Walk is an annual worldwide event where thousands of photographers come together on the same day to celebrate their local communities through their love for photography. Beautiful photos and experiences had during the photo walks are shared, enjoyed, and discussed on 500px. Last year, the Global Photo Walk involved over 7,000 photographers who explored 137 cities on all 7 continents. Walks occurred everywhere from parks, to nature reserves, to busy urban streets with nearly 9,000 images shared across social media and on 500px.com.
Image Title: Don't Give Up #500pxGPW15

Lucky winners of the Global Photo Walk will receive a Fujifilm X-T1 Kit (500PX STAFF PICK: BEST MARKETPLACE PHOTO) awarded for the best photo submitted (and accepted) to 500px Prime, as judged by the 500px editorial team. Another category (500PX STAFF PICK: MOST RELEVANT THEME PHOTO) will receive a Fujifilm X-T10 kit, awarded  for the photo that best captures the theme “Explore with Friends” as judged by the 500px editorial team. Additionally, 500PX STAFF PICK: MOST CREATIVE MOBILE PHOTO Category will also receive a Fujifilm X-T10 Kit, awarded for the most creative photo that is taken with a mobile phone, as judged by the 500px editorial team. POPULAR VOTE: COMMUNITY FAVORITE will be receiving a Fujifilm X30, a prize awarded for the photo that received the highest number of likes on 500px. Lastly, COMMUNITY PICK: FAVORITE HOST will also receive a Fujifilm X30, awarded to the host who submits the best group photo, as judges by the 500px editorial team.

Official hashtags for the Photo Walk: #500pxGPW15, #fujifilmph #coloursdigitalfoto

More photos via: FACEBOOK and/or 500px  <------ click="" comment---------="" navigate="" that="" to="">
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Explore With Friends. Photo credits: Abel Matthew Silawan

Photo credits: Gian James Maagad
Photo credits: Abel Matthew Silawan

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