January 04, 2018
Nikon Philippines lensman cites DMCI Homes community as one of city condos with stunning views
Nikon Philippines brand influencer Cris Magsino’s stunning shot of Metro Manila’s cityscape from the roof-deck of the Iris Tower in DMCI Homes’ Tivoli Garden Residences.
With its superb location at the heart of
Metro Manila, DMCI Homes’ Tivoli Garden Residences easily tops the list of
favorite shooting spots of cityscape photographers.
Nikon Philippines brand influencer Cris
Magsino, for one, considers the Iris tower in the 2.7-hectare community in
Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City as the top condominium building in Metro Manila
which offers the most amazing view of the cityscape.
The DMCI Homes’ resort-inspired
community’s excellent location and proximity to key cities with views of
picturesque lines of high-rise buildings, gives a good vantage point to get a
good composition, Magsino shares in an interview.
“As a landscape and cityscape
photographer, having a good vantage point is a key element to get a good
composition. Tivoli Garden Residences provides several spots that offer
interesting compositions for a cityscape photograph,” he points out.
Led by Magsino, Nikon Philippines in
partnership with DMCI Homes, recently led a free cityscape photography workshop
dubbed as “Urbanscapes” at the roof-deck of the Iris Tower of the five-tower
Landscape photography enthusiasts were
taught proper camera handling and basic post-production techniques during the seminar.
“The deck of Tivoli Garden Residences
provides a spectacular unobstructed view of the metro that allows you to marvel
at the city skyline spanning several cities from Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig,
and as far as Pasay as well as enjoy both the beauty of sunrise and sunset
panorama,” Magsino notes.
“Based on places that I have been to,
Tivoli Garden Residences tops my list. Next would be The Grove, City Garden
Hotel, Vista Shaw, Avant,” Magsino says of the five condominium buildings which
offer the most picturesque views of Metro Manila’s cityscape.
Participants of “Urbanscapes” pose for a souvenir shot with Nikon Philippines brand influencer Cris Magsino at the roof-deck of the Iris Tower in DMCI Homes’ Tivoli Garden Residences.
Located near the Makati-Mandaluyong
Bridge, Tivoli Garden Residences offers a serene retreat amidst the bustling
metropolis. It is the first property to feature DMCI Homes’ proprietary
Lumiventt technology which is an architectural innovation that allows natural
lighting and airflow to permeate the building through Sky Patios and
A multi-awarded photographer, Magsino
has been shooting commercially since 2006 but only started doing serious
landscape and cityscape photography in 2013 as a way to escape the pressures of
“Landscape photography gave me a
relaxing way of doing both things I love and enjoy which are travel and
photography. It is one of the genre wherein you get to enjoy nature or the city
view in a relaxed pace,” he relates.
"It combines the joy of travel and
photography at the same time. It suits people who love the adventure of
immersing one’s self into different places, its culture and its people,”
Aspiring photographers, he notes, should
have tons of patience to be able to capture stunning landscape photos.
“The key to be a good landscape
photographer is to have a lot of patience. Patience to look for the perfect
spot. Patience to wait for the perfect light. And patience to learn and develop
your skills both on camera handling and post production,” the veteran
photography, you are at the mercy of nature in terms of light, weather and
other uncontrollable conditions. Landscape photographers learn how to react,
adjust and improvise to make the most of what nature provides,” he concludes.