there are few pentax photographers here in manila. so it was with great delight that i got to shoot abi & ivan’s wedding yesterday with two fellow pinoy pentaxians: eumir buban and jerold jonsay.
the philippines really isn’t pentax country. here, it’s either ‘c’ or ‘n’. you’ll see most wedding photogs brandishing their big canon or nikon guns. it’s as if you at once become a good photographer when you shoot with either brand.
a fellow pentax shooter, roland roldan, tells of a number of prospective contracts he lost to the ‘big 2’ once the customers learned he shoots with a pentax.
i felt a small amount of offense, once, when a studio looking for a replacement photographer decided not to get my services because i’m a pentax guy. because i chose to work with a different set of tools that basically did the same job anyway, i lost the opportunity to earn some extra cash that day.
is it right to measure someone’s capability by the tools that he uses?
let’s see… what happens when we hand over a hassleblad to a chimpanzee?