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Comic Con Asia 2018 Press Conference


It’s barely the start of the year and yet pop culture fans around the country are already ecstatic as an unbelievable line-up of guests was announced by the people behind Comic Con Asia 2018 at their press conference recently.  No less than legendary comic book icon Stan Lee will be gracing the event, slated for March 24 and 25 at the SMX Convention Center, along with a bewildering cast of pop culture personalities, cosplayers, artists and creatives.  The announced special guests, activities and features have made Comic Con Asia 2018, brought together by PSL Entertainment and Nam Entertainment Group, one of the most anticipated pop culture events of the year almost overnight.  arkadymac.com is a media partner for the event, and we’re glad to bring you great news from the press conference.

Digital Photographer Philippines / DPP 8th Anniversary Party



Our lead photographer Bryan got to participate and cover Digital Photographer Philippines’ 8th Anniversary Party at  Bonifacio High Street last weekend.  Having gotten lots of  good feedback and support from last year’s very successful celebration, DPP8 became the most anticipated photography event in the country as its organizers have promised it to be even bigger, crazier, and more awesome.




An estimated 4,000 enthusiasts came to revel in the event.  Bonifacio High Street once again became the hub for Philippine photography as DPP brought together the country’s best photographers and instructors to share their knowledge and experience absolutely free.   Famous international photographers were flown in for the first time in the event’s history to headline it  and make the event even more exciting.




There were lots of special events and activities that kept the participants busy all day long as well as many great promos and freebies from the many sponsors of the event. In particular, there were long lines to get the loot bag from www.hipa.ae.  It consisted of a nice canvas bag and a lens mug. Bryan thanks HIPA very much!




Lectures on the many different aspects of photography remain the highlight of DPP8.  Of particular interest to us was the Cosplay Photography Live Shoot by Jay Tablante.  He gave a lecture and demonstration about the subject with the help of some great cosplayers.




Bryan also got to attend the other interesting lectures, like Conquering Mid Day Light by Pilar Tuason, Cinematography Tricks from Wesley Villarica (Ellen Adarna Boxing Vid), and Street Photography by Eric Kim, among many others.




Model Cyen Lazam was seen hanging around during one of the talks.  We didn’t pass up the opportunity to have her image on the blog of course, with lots of photos and a short clip of her smiling for the crowd.





Bryan got to finish having his passport stamped by visiting the many wonderful sponsors of the event, allowing him to join the raffle during the evening program, which saw great prizes given away, a brand new DSLR among those.  For the evening program, there was the Street Photography Shootout and  Portraiture Shootout.




Bryan didn’t get to win the raffle, and that it was terribly warm throughout the event, but he says it was quite the photography adventure and experience and looks forward to their next installment.  We thank DPP, organizers and sponsors for a job well done.  Till next year.