Prague, Czech Republic
West London, England
Karl Hipolito says:
Recently, blue hour photography or what they call the dusk/dawn photography has caught my amazement, making me chase and catch that time when it’s neither full daylight nor complete darkness.
Recalling my Europe photography trip, it was funny that we all have to run around Rome just to get the best shot of the Colosseum in the blue hour.
This best time of the day doesn’t last long. You have to equip yourself with a good pair of running shoes and good camera backpack to aid you in catching the best hour in photography.
Usually in my photos, I always adopt 4 of the Top 10 tips I have learned from Kodak. Move it from the middle; move in close; take some vertical shots; and watch the light. The rest would be by mood.
When I travel, I meet people with different perspectives in photography. I learned from fellows who carry big camera gears to the smallest point and shoot ones that it’s not about what you have but how you frame it through your lens.
I agree with Yen Baet, National Geographic Exceptional Experiences Photo Contest 2011 Winner, that:
“Some people tend to forget that owning a camera doesn’t make one a photographer. It is merely a tool, and to make that tool serve its purpose fully, you have to have the eye and a vision. Add in a generous amount of passion, dedication and belief in yourself, that is what makes the difference.”
I still look forward to future globe-trotting opportunities as these open my eyes and my lens to how God created the world superbly.
We take pride and honour in featuring the photographs of Engr. Karl Hipolito that Yahoo NZ featured in Yahoo NZ Total Travel Destination of the Month: Coromandel.
See Karl’s photos and captions of Coromandel.
You will find the Coromandel Peninsula as you travel in the North Island of New Zealand. The peninsula is located in the Waikato Region and Thames-Coromandel District and stretches 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty. Its shape forms a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki Gulf and Firth of Thames from the tempest of the Pacific Ocean.
Cathedral Cove and surrounding area are very popular among local and international tourists. Approximately 150,000 visitors come to this place each year. Probably, the fact that some shots for Chronicles of Narnia were taken made the place more popular.
ABOUT ENGR. KARL HIPOLITO
Karl graduated Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 2000. He passed the BSECE board in 2001.
He received the loyalty award for studying at CPU in Kindergarten, Elementary (1991), High School (1995) and college.
He is working currently in one of the IT industries in Auckland. Prior to migrating to New Zealand, he worked in Manila for three years and a year in Singapore .
Karl told CPU Blog:
“In my past time, photography is my stress reliever. I love traveling in and outside New Zealand to capture the wonders of the world through my lens. I find completeness when people appreciate my work. In fact, come March 28, I am scheduled to fly to Europe to snap more and more sights to share to the world.”
“Getty Images have also considered some of my photos for selling and licencing them globally. I am so ecstatic and inspired to share more as my photographs are being recognized internationally. Not only I am proud of my works but so happy to make my fellowmen proud too.”
Your Alma Mater, Central Philippine University is surely proud of what you have achieved.
See more photos of Engr. Karl Hipolito at Karl Hipolito’s Photostream.