Renowned travel photographer Elia Locardi leads first Fujifilm landscape photoshoot at DMCI Homes' Sheridan Towers
DMCI Homesâ€™ Sheridan Towers partnered recently with Fujifilm Philippines for a special landscape photography workshop led by world-renowned travel photographer and Fujifilm Global Ambassador Elia Locardi.
Dubbed as Cityscape Live Shoot, the workshop is Fujifilmâ€™s first landscape photoshoot held last October 8 at the roof deck of Sheridan Towers, a picture-perfect venue for the workshop as it offers mesmerizing view of its surroundings.
Conveniently located in a strategic spot in Pasig City, the roof deck of the 41-level DMCI Homes property provides captivating landscapes of BGC, Ortigas, Makati City skyline as well as the awe-inspiring sight of the Laguna Lake, Mount Banahaw, Mount Makiling and Pasig River. Sheridan Towers also offers a splendid view of sunrise and sunset.
The event started with a short talk and valuable tips from Locardi, who expressed appreciation to Sheridan Towers, most especially on the roof deck amenity, saying, â€œThis rooftop is made for people. It was made to enjoy the view.â€
Coming to Manila for the first time, Locardi, known for travelling places in search for the best shot of the area, observes that a lot of rooftops or decks are not particularly made for people to view the area surrounding it. He also admired the buildingâ€™s engineering, offering a 360-degree view, complete with seating areas that are meant for residents to actually enjoy the sight
â€œThere isnâ€™t really much attention given to creating a space where people can enjoy. A lot of rooftops in cities are just made to hold signs, billboards, or different things like that. It (Sheridan Towersâ€™ roof deck) has an adequate railing, thereâ€™s not any glass in the way, so itâ€™s an unobstructed view,â€ the American travel photographer said before some 30 workshop participants including hobbyists, enthusiasts and professional photographers.
The weather was initially a challenge, but once the Live Shoot commenced, the sunset offered a perfect blue hour shot, much to the delight of both participants and ambassadors. With the view offered by Sheridan Towers, photos from the workshop came out splendid.
Some of Fujifilmâ€™s roster of professional photographers also graced the event including Fujifilm Influencer for Landscape Win Magsino, who agreed that the place was perfect for the event. He admired the propertyâ€™s views, saying, â€œAs a photographer, this is something I would look for in a property,â€ while also approving of the propertyâ€™s accessibility to every major part of the city. Other Fujifilm ambassadors in the event are X-Photographers Jan Gonzales, Niko Villegas, and Rommel Bundalian, as well as photographers Ricky Ladia, G-nie Arambulo and Nicco Valenzuela.
The event was also joined by some of DMCI Homesâ€™ employees and resident who were also into landscape photography.
DMCI Homes Flair Towers resident and one of the event participants, Joshua Cu, stated that DMCI Homes communities give him a lot of photographic options and chance to practice his hobby without leaving the comforts of his home.
â€œIt [My community] does get me inspired to do more photography and to take more beautiful shots,â€ he says. Cu favors DMCI Homesâ€™ efforts of giving residents and shutterbugs like him more chances to hone his skills in photography with community photo contests like â€˜Captureâ€™.
Towers has recently turned over units to homeowners a year earlier than
expected. Located along Sheridan Street, the property is one of DMCI Homesâ€™
proud developments in Pasig City that is accessible to major CBDs and places of
interest. With DMCI Homesâ€™ quality engineering, the property is seamlessly
designed to offer distinctive views of the cityscape from all angles.