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About me

Photographer's Note:

In July of 2005, I decided to seriously get into photography as a hobby. It has been one of my aspirations. I would often look at other photo websites, admire their work and wonder if I could do them myself

I started with an complicated point and shoot camera (Canon A95)and for two months, it became my handy accessory. I brought it everywhere I went and I took photos even while I was driving. Taking every imaginable object I can find in the house or on the streets, I have amassed quite a simple gallery that I set up a temporary blog site.

Not even imagining that I would grow into this hobby and that it would absorb me in, by September 2005, I went for an upgrade. With my Canon 350D, I began feeling like a real photographer. And by November 2005, I was going full-blast.

I do not have any formal training. I did not have teachers to guide me through. All I learned, I learned from my peers. I still continue to learn from them and so far, my love affair with photography seems to be an ongoing awe-inspiring experience. I do not hope this to stop.

One year after my first foray into photography...

My first printed work was featured in Digital Photographer Philippines Magazine July 2006 issue. Titled "Manong"

Although I do not have a clear goal of where this hobby will take me and how far, I think I have evolved a definitive style: Cinematic. Now I am not sure where that exactly falls under in Photography or if I better do moving pictures rather than still shots; but I would have to say that with each shot, my vision seems to reflect scenes I've seen from the movies.

You can see my works on the following websites - Portfolio Site - Main Gallery - My Journal


Published (Printed Publication)

* Digital Photographer Philippines Magazine July 2006 (photo only)
* Digital Photographer Philippines Magazine Featured Photographer November 2006
* Illustrado Magazine (Dubai) Featured Photographer January 2007
* I-Mag Magazine September 2007 – Featured Photographer and Contributor (Article and Workflow)
* Picture Perfect , Manila Bulletin – Featured Photographer November 2007

Published (Online Magazine or Publication)

* File Magazine August 2006 & September 2006
* Bending Light Magazine November 2006
* World Pulse Asia Magazine December 2006
* Inquirer.Net January 2007


* Beyond Frames Group Exhibit at OWG December 2006
* Pinoy Photography Organization Group Exhibit February 2007

Featured in the Blogsphere and Internet Community

* Photographer in The World through My Eyes, an online international Photography community
* Featured photo “Father and Son” in Photocamel’s Photo of the Week. PhotoCamel is an international Photography Community
* Blogged in KrisKros
* Chosen Photo of the Month for ClubEOS, a Canon Philippines User Club
* Featured Photo on Blork's Photo of The Week “Dipping”
* Featured article and photo on Getzmo Online "The Crossing"
* Featured Photo twice on "Girl with Fishnet" & "Smoke"
* Featured Photo on Photoblogs.Org "Dipping"
* Featured photo twice on Modern Fabuolosity Gallery's Online Best in Show Contest
* Featured photo on Comunidad Tulay, a website on Filipino Adoptions By Spanish Nationals
* Featured in numerous Flickr Photo Groups and its extended blog networks.


* 4th Place FPPF "Hot Air Balloon" Photo Contest February 2007
* Semi-Finalist, National Geographic Contest Nov 2006
* Editor’s Choice - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2007 – Portrait, Landscape & Fine Arts
* Semi Finalist FPPF Cityscapes Photo Contest May 2007

Commissioned Work (Non-Stock, by contract and exclusive)

Photographer, selected Special Events (Private and Corporate)
Photographer, selected Printed Marketing Materials (Private and Corporate) some of which include:

* Mocha Blends (Australian Coffee Shop Local Franchise) Menu and Posters September 2006
* Documentation of celebrity homes for Architects/Contractor portfolio
* Globe Telecoms Posters & Flyers October 2006
* ABS-CBN (TV) Posters & Printed Marketing Materials – Lastikman


* Officer – Pinoy Photography Organization (2007)
* Post Processing via Photoshop Workshop Instructor

Comments 4

  • archiek 08/01/2008 7:00

    After reviewing the work you have uploaded thus far I can see that you have a lot of talent. As a beginner in photography I am inspired. -archie
  • Hernan 06/01/2008 14:03

    Welcome my friend, you are a really great photographer.

  • Joko-Style 06/01/2008 12:13

    Fantastic Gallery!
  • Tor-Henrik Furmyr 03/01/2008 23:57

    Hi there Parc Cruz, welcome to the fotocommunity! :-)
    The idea of fotocommunity is to give beginners, amateurs and professionals a place to share their passion for photography.
    You can view and comment the work of others, you can upload your own work to share it and get comments from other people around the world, and you can discuss or ask about anything you might want to know about our common interests.

    One of the admins, Dirk Hofmann, wrote a tutorial for new members, and I recommend you take a look at it. It helped me a lot when I joined:

    You can also get lots of information in our online-help. In there you can learn about the different features of fotocommunity.
    To get there click on this link:

    If there’s anything else you want to know, don't hesitate to ask me or any other member of the team if you have any questions!

    Well, see you out there :-)
    Totto (Tor-Henrik Furmyr)
    Channelmanager Nature
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