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Children play in the light and shadows of tidepools along Rizal Boulevard on the waterfront of Dumaguete City, Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemma Kitane

A man peruses a freshly butchered pig in the meat and seafood section of the Dumaguete City Public Market.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shannara Martinez

A frog lays in wait for insects inside a lotus flower in bloom on the campus of Foundation University in Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hersley-Ven Casero

A woman is bathed in the streaming water of Pulang Bato Falls near the village of Palinpinon on Negros Island in the Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Prins

A homeless man and his children sit on a bench along Rizal Boulevard on the waterfront of Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Miel Paculanang

Water in Tambobo Bay splashes off a float of a traditional Filipino outrigger canoe known as a bangka.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Miel Paculanang

Fish skim across the surface of the sea in an attempt to avoid being caught up in a net raised from the shallows along the beach near the village of Amlan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco

A leaf floats in a pool beside Pulang Bato Falls near the village of Palinpinon. The translation for pulang bato is red rock.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roxanne Futulan

A bicyclist relaxes in the late afternoon on the sea wall along Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Prins

Young men are silhouetted against the blue light of dusk as they play basketball on a seaside court in the municipality of San Jose.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Armando Arorizo

A street musician counts his earnings along Rizal Boulevard on the waterfront of Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Benzi Florendo

Life bustles in the early morning in the meat and seafood section of the Dumaguete Public Market.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geraldyn Acibron

A bicyclist is lit by the rays of the rising sun along Rizal Boulevard on the waterfront of Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jezeree Gajelomo

A child plays on the beach along the waterfront of Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Miragaya

The bow of a traditional outrigger called a bangka points out to sea along the waterfront of Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jonan Kitane

Children playing by the sea are framed in the mesh of a fence along Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jezeree Gajelomo

Hermit crabs scoot along the pebble beach at Tambobo Bay, a fishing community on Negros Island in the Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Besario

Children perform flips as they play on the beach on the waterfront of Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Janelle Pimentel

A man walks through a cloud of smoke in the public market of Sibulan, a seaside community on Negros Island in the Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco

A child caked in mud sits in the shallows of the waterfront of Dumaguete City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Herminia Larong

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Passing on the magic: A photo workshop in the Philippines

By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times

Photographers of a certain age most likely remember the first time they developed a print, watching an image emerge on a piece of photo paper immersed in a tray of chemical developer. For many it was magic — a hypnotic experience that remains vivid after all these years.

Times and processes have changed. Digital camera displays and computer editing applications have replaced negatives. Darkrooms have given way to laptops, tablets and smartphones that can instantly transmit images via the ether. Printed publications are thinning in the Internet age.

What remains constant is the power of the image, which still can capture the attention and imagination of people far beyond the scene of where it was taken.  Pictures hold the capacity to inform and engage, and provide photographers avenues of artistic expression and voices that hold the potential for measurable and meaningful change.

For the South Pacific Photo Workshop held last month in Dumaguete City, Philippines, we worked mainly with beginners. The group included two Americans and nine Filipinos – each eager to learn and produce good work. We provided a week of intensive hands-on instruction, and this gallery is a product of their effort.

Most photographers see a world that they want to share with others. We have the power to show what’s good, what’s bad – and everything in between.

The workshop is in its infancy, but we are trying to expand the forces of image making. We want individuals to speak their minds and present their worlds and realities. In our two seminars thus far, we’ve attracted a diverse range of participants, all of whom have a common love for the magic and power that is photography – which is what attracted us all to the medium to begin with.

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