Category Archive: Portraits by Shutter Bug


I’m not really into sports photography but am always excited to try new subjects.  These amateur swimmers were practising in a nearby pool the other day in preparation for a swimming competition.  While… Continue reading

“Parol” – Colorful Star of Christmas in the Philippines

Christmases in the Philippines have all the traces of foreign influence courtesy of hundreds of years of colonization and interaction with other cultures.  Christmas trees, bells, and  colored lights, even imitation images of… Continue reading

Jezrah – The Case of a Lovely Morphing Face

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton “What?!”,  the investigator exclaimed with obvious disbelief.  “Are you telling me that these faces… Continue reading

Jezrah – An Enchanting Filipina Beauty

Her name is Jezrah. She was crowned this year’s top title in the “Mutya ng Tupi”, an annual beauty pageant highlighting the celebration of the town fiesta and founding anniversary of Tupi, a scenic municipality… Continue reading

Shellfish Gatherers of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a coastal town in the Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines.  It lies between the cities of Davao and General Santos and thus is a perfect place for a break… Continue reading

Spectators, Vendors and Street Sweepers

The annual Kadayawan Festival of Davao City (celebrated on the 3rd week of August each year) is a treasure trove of exciting pictures for budding and professional photographers.  I was fortunate to be… Continue reading

My 15 Most Photogenic Street Dancers of Kadayawan Festival 2011

The Kayawan Festival of Davao City held every 3rd week of August each year is also called the “Festival of Festivals” because, aside from focusing the festival on the various Muslim and Indigenous… Continue reading

15 Most Photogenic Tribal Ladies of the 2011 Kadayawan Festival

One of the most outstanding features of the Kadayawan Festival which is held in Davao City in August every year is  its showcase of the various tribes that comprise a significant population of… Continue reading

Simple People

Some things we find mundane can be somebody else’s pastime or source of livelihood.  We frown on other people’s misfortunes and difficulties but, unknown to us, these people’s simple lives are probably better… Continue reading

Portraits and Facial Impressions – Set 5

Over the years I have accumulated photos of people who left lasting impressions in my mind.  Most of them are just ordinary individuals in various places I’ve visited whose actions or facial expressions… Continue reading

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