Have you ever wondered why some people are so easily given a U.S. visa and others are turned down without being given the opportunity to explain? How can these people get a U.S. visa so easily? -And better yet, how can you do it too?
Most people who leave the embassy with their rejection letters always have the same excuse as why they didn’t give it to them: “I got a bad consul, I wasn’t lucky, etc.”.
For the past 8 years or so, I’ve been going in and out of Sagada, Mountain Province since I first went there on a solo trip back 2004. It has been a place of solitude, wonder and invigoration. I’ve brought people there, friends and foreign photographers. Enjoyed the food and the scenery. But throughout the years, I’ve noticed the somewhat subtle changes happening as Sagada becomes really popular. My recent trip somehow made these changes more prevalent than ever in a negative way. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Sagada, I’m sure long time readers would know how I would wax poetic about the place. But I write these Sagada Warnings and Annoyances not to dissuade people from coming, but for them to know what to expect, especially during the peak seasons.
Just giving in to some queries about my DIY Dry Box I posted here at my Photography Gear Setup. I guess with the onset of the rainy season, for a tropical country like us, a lot of photographers are keen in protecting their gears from humidity and moist. Moist inside your lens and camera body, left alone can damage your gear either with fungus, even rust. Especially now with the rains, there will be a time that our gears will remain longer in the storage than usual. So here’s a detailed look on how I built my DIY Dry Box.
It’s always nice to see some of your works published in print media whether big or small. On today’s issue of Manila Bulletin TRAVEL, they have a feature on Travel Photography 101. They got to interview the likes of George Tapan, Ronald Jayme, as well as Photobloggers like Anton, Eric, Markku and me as well. It also has a solo feature on Ivan Henares and other interesting article. It’s a pretty nice issue. Here, I’m sharing the tips I wrote there on taking Travel Photos.