Fotoklase Project KnOW Captures Future Photo Wizards
Lilia G. Valdez
Principal, San Pablo 2nd High School

          Behind the lenses…. a picture paints a thousand words.

          Excited students and teacher-advisers from Clusters 2 and 3 couldn’t believe enjoying an extra special day spent with cameras and with “gurus” in photography.

          Set in the countryside of Floridablanca, students who got the perks in photography converged in Fotoklase’s Project KnOW (Knowledge on Wheels) on March 16, 2019 at Floridablanca National High School (FNAS).

          Coordinated by Mrs. Rowena T. Quiambao, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent (Secondary), Fotoklase’s Project KnOW was held to help students discover their artistic inclination in photography. Further, the activity gave the participants a lavish time to discover the wonders of technology with smartphones and DSLR. With its advocacy, “Learn, Share, Advocate and Inspire”, every student felt like a budding journalist who captures the best stories via pictures.

          Each of the public secondary school from the municipalities of Lubao and Floridablanca, Santa Rita and Guagua sent two best students in photography to the Fotoklase for free learning workshops.

          Morning sessions started with an opening program graced by Mrs. R. Quiambao, Mrs. Corazon Ayson, Cluster 3 Chairperson, school heads and elite members of the Fotoklase. Afternoon sessions focused in showcasing the talents of the participants by immersing them in the art and science of photography through a contest themed on nature.

          “A photo is a good one no matter how it was taken”, said Mr. Remalante. Lectures given centered on the entities of basic photography, Smartphone and DSLR photography, elements of good photography and common errors in taking pictures.

          Emerging as Champion in Best Photo was Santiago National High School followed by ASSET, San Pablo 2nd National High School, Porac Model High School and Pulung Santol High School.

          With an advocacy to teach photography for free, Fotoklase was instituted by Mr. Meo Remalante, an Advertising Arts graduate from the University of Sto. Tomas College of Architecture and Fine Arts. The said seminar was also made possible through the help of Mr. Nelson Gonzales, SHS teacher of San Matias High School and also a member of the group.