A Vignette Of Special Memories
28 July 2010
Wedding Photo by Vignette Photography
In the field of photography,
a number of talented father-and-son tandems can also be found.
One duo that easily stands out is Danny Ignacio and son Bogs,
both recent winners of “Photographer of the Year”
award conferred by the Wedding and Portrait Photographers
of the Philippines (WPPP). So recent and worth noticing that
they won the title consecutively: in 2008 for Danny and last
year for Bogs.
“I saw it coming,”
said Danny of his son’s surprise win a year after he
won the award, noting he felt his son had a chance to win
it all after perennially placing high in the monthly contests
of the prestigious wedding photographers’ club.
Danny’s eye is so
sharp that he must have seen their back-to-back victories
even before anyone got a picture of both of them savoring
a rare feat. Danny’s son, to add color to what had been
accomplished, is the youngest WPPP member to have received
As everybody agrees, Bogs’
triumph is a reflection of how well he was nurtured as a lensman.
Some kids are lucky to have talented dads from whom they can
pattern their future. Bogs, a multimedia arts student from
the College of St. Benilde, is not an exception. He is another
case of the child inheriting his father’s talent and
passion for something creative.
A holder of two engineering
degrees called civil and sanitary, Danny was not the typical
born-with-a-camera person. He was in a different career path
serving as the project evaluation officer of a national government
company in the late ‘80s. In what was then an instant
major decision, he suddenly shifted gears and went to photography.
Thanks to an intense interest in capturing images.
A man of few words and would
rather talk through his pictures, Danny uttered, “Photography
for me is a passion, much more a living.”
Danny specializes in wedding
that for many years now, he has been freezing unforgettable
moments and poses of people who decide spending the rest of
their lives together. His shots combine the romantic touch
of human love and the beautiful world outside that complements
Danny’s rise in the
field was timely as the community needed at that time something
like WPPP – to bring wedding photographers together
and promote and foster their goals and programs. He ended
up becoming a founding member of the group. He was so eligible
that even the international community hailed his portfolio,
qualifying him to become a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait
Photographers International) in the U.S.
Danny is a Pinoy pride who
earns the distinction (to date) of being the only Filipino
photographer accredited as full member of the highly regarded
Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).
At present, he is a resident
lensman for some of the country’s first-class party
venues, namely, Diamond Hotel, One Esplanade, Ilustrado Gardens,
City Garden Hotel, Ibarra’s Garden, Plaza Ibarra, and
Patio Ibarra. That’s the extent of how well-reputed
Danny is, having earned the respect of people running high-end
places. The credentials speak much and the photos always in
salute of his track record. Judged by international photographers,
Danny took another back-to-back success by claiming WPPP’s
“Photo of the Year” submissions in 2007 and 2008.
When asked about his key to winning, he shares, “Don’t
compete with others, just with yourself.”
His titles and winnings
truly deserve someone as skilled as he is, especially with
the realization that he did more than just producing good
photos. He has practically revolutionized the industry by
introducing digital infrared to wedding photography.
Danny concludes with his
mind turned on to photography, “It’s a continuous
learning. Always put in your mind that your skill must be
better today than yesterday.”
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This article and its photo
are republished with permission from Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/269331/a-vignette-special-memories)