As I am no longer doing a live coverage of the Kadayawan Festival parade for two days with my beloved SkyCable TV crew (yes, I have already retired from years of sun-drenched, fun coverage in the streets from an epic 2001 until 2012) I shall probably be moving around the city to shoot on my own or with buddies I meet. I am no longer armed with a microphone but my trusty camera gears and probably a selfie monopod for good measure (helps parlay potential pickpockets?). I shall miss the fun with the Sky Crew.
According to the official city website, sticker passes for media and hobbyist photographers who will be covering the different Kadayawan Festival 2014 events, are now available at the City Information Office (Rm. 18, 2nd Floor, City Hall of Davao). Passes are free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
For the media, kindly bring your company ID. For the hobbyists, kindly bring your Club IDs or any valid ID. Designated areas for photographers for some events will be regulated.
For those who are fairly new to shooting Kadayawan festivities, here are links to my old galleries, a little trip down nostalgia lane, if you may, of my old years of covering the beloved festival under the scorching heat of the sun (in my 12 years of coverage, it only rained twice during the parade, if I remember correctly). Hope you can find helpful tips on angles to shoot and avoid. 🙂
(*Covered first day only in 2014)
(*Did not cover 2013)
(*Went to Bangkok in 2008)
(*Only got my first DSLR camera in 2006, so from 2001 to 2005 I shot with a discouraging small point and shoot camera and I’d rather not show you my paltry images)
Links to a few published articles (I only listed several below)