About The Winning Photo:
After a very frustrating attempt at using a combination of extension tubes and a 50mm at a very close range, Filan decided to change to an 85mm, with same extension tubes...and got a detailed shot of the dragonfly which didn't seem to mind being photographed.
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Filan Thaddeus S. Ventic
based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Self-schooled photographer, versatile in style with a natural eye for color, tone and composition. His work reflects an inimitable ability to get inside a subject and explore the inner workings and intricate aspects and deliver an accurate interpretation of mood, environment and emotive balance though his images. Filan concentrates his energies on finding and delicately balancing most effective angles and lighting effects to give a depth and perspective."
Filan got his start in photography as a snapshooter in underwater photography back in 2005 and decided to try a DSLR in 2006.
His gear consists of the Nikon D70s and a few lenses, Canon & Sony PnS cams for underwater photography.
Filan's main influences in photography are:
Ka Pepe - www.pbase.com/josedeluna
badungsky - www.flickr.com/photos/budslife
Ka Orly - www.pbase.com/riddler214
Currently, Filan is intrigued by macro and landscape photography, but is also interested in expanding to wedding and portrait photography in the near future.
Five years from now, he sees himself still "capturing the moments" because he finds photography to be a very rewarding hobby.
The three photographs that best define Filan are:
#1 - "When nature strikes"
Taken during one stormy evening in the Khurais Desert, he had wished for this shot and it just came in perfect timing, his very first lightning shot.
#2 - "I found you"
Filan had been wanting to capture good shot of a Clown fish, and this photo is the best that he could get, in his opinion. It was taken in his hometown of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur Philippines, of which he is very proud!
#3 - "Lilies in Lakewood"
Filan felt privileged to shoot for a tourism office, and this photo is his favourite shot.
He submerged himself into the lilies in the water to obtain this angle.
Interview written by © *DEE~