July 18, 2013

Photography: My First Touch and Shots

I just love photography! The beautiful, well-composed photos on books, magazines, and on the internet really fascinate me. I also admire the men and women who had the skill to capture those great photos. They inspire me, indeed.

I can still remember the time when I was first introduced to photography. I was in high school and it was during the 2nd Institute for the Development of Adventist Writers (IDAW) in Mountain View College, Valencia City, Bukidnon. That was in 2003, ten years ago. We not just learned news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, and creative writing. We were also taught the basics of desktop publishing, photography, and photojournalism.

And that started it all.

Ten years after, I now have the perfect chance of honing my skills in photography. Long ago, I have never fully understood the meaning of these basic photography terms: aperture, ISO speed, shutter speed, exposure, and composition. Little by little through research and practice in the last couple of months, I am learning this wonderful art.

Here are my first shots. Enjoy!

"Let your light shine. . . ." -Matthew 5:16, KJV.

"His splendor was like the sunrise." -Habakkuk 3:4, NIV.

"From sunrise to sunset, let the LORD's name be praised!" -Psalm 113:3, CEB.

The Philippine Flag
“Give me ten thousand Filipino soldiers and I will conquer the world.”
― Douglas MacArthur

"See how the flowers of the field grow." -Matthew 6:28, NIV.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings

Photography— try it yourself!

Explore. Shoot. Be inspired. —EPHRAIM ARRIESGADO photography

What are your experiences and discoveries with photography? I would like to know, so please feel free to share them here! :)


  1. I love the doggie shot. Keep it up do.

  2. Great sunset photos! Where were these taken from? Sa Leyte rin?

    Good luck on your travels and on your photography. I am a photo enthusiast myself, self-taught lang. I'm from Northern Samar, by the way.

    1. Thank you so much for appreciating, Nortehanon! Yep, these photos were taken in Ormoc City, Leyte. Oh, it's great to hear that you're a photography enthusiast and from Eastern Visayas too! Keep following this blog. Thanks! :)

  3. I usually love nature shots but the one with the PH flag is just WOW!

    1. Hi Joy! I also like the photo with the flag! Thank you so much for dropping by! :)

  4. Nice sunset photos. I just love sunset photos. It just reminds me that the best things in life are free.

    1. You are right, Franc! The best things are free and beautiful! I also love to capture sunrise and sunset shots! Thanks for appreciating the photos! :)

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