Article written by Raquel Inciong
Two of De La Salle Lipa’s finest in photography and graphic design gathered awards in the recently held 1st CALABARZON Graphic Design Convention 2009 at DLSU- Dasma last March 21, 2009.
With the theme, “Art. Culture. Creating Possibilities,” Mr. Jerwin Lasin, DLSL Webmaster and Mr. Arturo Cueto, Marketing Communications Department staff, both won third place in the Photoshop Art Contest and Digital Photo Contest (RAW) respectively.
Mr. Lasin’s entry entitled “Right in my Hands,” shows the symbol of an open hand with extended fingers. This was a favorite charm in ancient times and a common symbol at present in several Eastern countries as it is believed to give protection against any form of evil. Mr. Lasin explained the hand as being an indispensable body part that gives any human being the willpower to accomplish things.
Mr. Cueto’s subject in his photo entitled “Illumination,” is about a stool being a symbol of simplicity, the kind of chair without back and arm rests. Simple as it is, it characterizes strength and endurance as it appears steady, comfortable, and confident in the middle of the dim light. Mr. Cueto describes the light as complimenting the stool for it symbolizes chances, opportunities, warmth, and life.
Other participants of the Graphic Design were Ms. Lorna Achico, Mr. Noel Pascual, Ms. Grace Madolid, and Ms. Camille Hernandez.
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop CS. Mr. Mario Ramirez facilitated the morning sessions@s Photoshop Seminar while Mr. Jun Miranda from the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging and the first Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) in Photoshop (2000) and Lightroom (2008) in Asia was the keynote speaker on Digital Photography Seminar during the afternoon session.
The Photoshop Seminar showed the capabilities of Photoshop CS4 in creating stunning digital artworks. This included the fundamentals of editing and retouching, getting acquainted with Photoshop’s interface with its new panels and tools, understanding how precise selections are made, organizing project with layers, and learning how to alter photos to create special effects.
The digital photography was broken down into several topics: digital vs., film-based camera; the 5Ps of photography, taking better pictures, and developing your eye.