During the Holy Week of 2010, I thought of going around Cavite to take pictures of its churches using my point and shoot digicam. The idea was so uplifting, perhaps because of the spirit of the season, that I immediately checked the internet for possible churches that I can visit.
I was overwhelmed by the vast number of churches, so I picked the ones that have the richest history behind them. After listing down the churches that I found interesting, I checked the map of Cavite and planned my itinerary.
Next was to plan on how to get to these churches. Should I commute, or should I bring my car? During those days, the country was going through extremely hot temperatures so the car seemed to be the more convenient choice. Commuting, however, seemed more practical. Then again, I was afraid that I might faint under the heat and who knows what will happen to this 43-year old lady in the middle of nowhere?
In other words, my plan never saw daylight. But as we Christians were raised to believe, everything happens for a reason. For later that same year, I saw a post on Facebook announcing a photography workshop. It was temptingly low-priced at P1000 for a basic photography whole-day session. The better news was, it was in Imus. So I signed up and became one of the pioneers of what is now the Diocese of Imus Camera Club (DICC) headed by our mentor, professional photographer Gabriel Villarama.
Taking that workshop and joining the DICC turned out to be serendipitous indeed because it is with the DICC that my desire to take photographs of Cavite’s churches materialized. It also gave me a good reason to finally buy a DSLR that I have long wanted.
I began to realize how huge Cavite is as a province as we traversed Naic, Maragondon, Ternate, and Magallanes. Cavite has much more historically rich churches than I thought, and I’m glad I had the company of fun, down-to-earth photography enthusiasts like me. I hope to take photos of as many churches as I possibly can, for as long as I can. God is great!
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can someone please tell me on how can I join the diosese of imus camera club? Do they have their own website? any given information is highly appreciated. thank you so much guys!
I am a member of the Diocese of Imus Camera Club. Do visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_105232439537599
hi ms kirei, not a pro here but purely amateur. gusto ko kasing matuto talaga ng photography. even my camera is an entry level camera. naisip ko na it would be much happy to be with guys who share the same passion at may takot sa Diyos 🙂
Ive already seen the facebook account at nag send narin ako ng request. pero nakalagay sa facebook ng DICC ay closed na ang pag join. I tried to send message to the admins pero wala silang send message icon. please help!
ganun ba? mga amateurs din naman kami, and yes, we all share the same passion for photography and the glory of God.
Are you from cavite? We are conducting our 4th workshop this May 21. Sana maka-join ka. Here are the details:
21 May · 09:00 – 17:00
Multipurpose Hall Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
Queens Row Subd.
Diocese of Imus Camera Club
SEMINAR FEE: PhP1,000.00
50% discount for active Ministry members of the Diocese of Imus with endorsement by their parish priest
Ms. Richelle Afinidad, Diocese of Imus Camera Club (DICC)
Mobile no. 0917-414-2487
Ms. Carmen Villarama, DICC Secretariat (Imus)
Mobile no. 0919-258-4678
RATIONALE: To keep the existence of any organization or institution, holding activities are important to keep the members alive. Thus, proper documentation of these momentous events is necessary for communication and archival purposes. Time can only be captured clearly in pictures. It is important to equip its members with the right knowledge and attitude in order to operate their cameras efficiently. A photographer should always be ready to capture its subject at the right moment with a good quality photograph worth publishing or could be exhibited, without further computer manipulation.
1.To educate participants on the proper use and functions of the camera.
2.To maximize the use of existing resources in order to produce a powerful photograph.
3.To give guidelines on the proper protocol in documentation.
papano naman po ang mag pa member? may bayad po ba?
membership is free. the workshop is not 🙂
nGAYON KO LANG NAKITA ETO, SANA MERON ULING WORKSHOP ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY.
TAGA BACOOR PO DIN AKO. KINDLY TEXT ME HERE INTO MY NUMBER, IF EVER NA MERON ULI. AMIE – 0922 3287412
Hi Amie! Thanks for dropping by. If you have a Facebook account, you may visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/105232439537599/
Ang maganda sa grupo na to, hindi lang workshop ang ginagawa namin. Nagkakaroon din kami ng explorations sa iba’t-ibang lugar sa Cavite. Nagpa-participate din kami sa mga celebrations ng mga parishes. This Nov. 24-26, kasama ang ibang volunteers sa Jubilee Celebration ng Diocese. Masaya! You’re welcome to join us. Umpisahan mo sa workshop, then nasa iyo na kung gusto mo sumama sa mga trips 🙂