The tourism landscape in Palawan is taking a tech-savvy turn as sixty (60) tourism frontliners from various municipalities across the province recently participated in a Basic Phone Photography Workshop.
The workshop, which took place on September 14, via the online platform Zoom, was organized by the Palawan Tourism Promotions and Development Office (PTPDO) under the leadership of Provincial Tourism Officer Maribel C. Buñi.
The primary objective of the workshop was to impart knowledge about the significance of Basic Phone Photography in the travel and tourism industry. Participants learned phone photography techniques, basic principles of photography, and creative methods using mobile devices as cameras.
Buñi emphasized the importance of adapting to the digitalization trend in tourism, acknowledging that tourists often seek to document their experiences at attraction sites.
“As tourism stakeholders, we frequently encounter requests from guests and tourists to capture memorable moments during their visits to our province,” Buñi said.
Distinguished resource speakers at the workshop were expert videographers and photographers from the Creative Media Services of the Provincial Information Office (PIO), Juan Carlos Acosta and Vernon Yumang.
The training covered a range of topics, including the Fundamentals of Phone Photography, Camera Basics for Smartphones, Lighting for Phone Photography, Mastering the Art of Phone Photography, and Applying Techniques and Skills. Practical exercises and critiquing sessions enriched participants’ hands-on experience in mobile phone photography.
This workshop aligns with the goals of Palawan’s tourism development, as outlined in Provincial Resolution No. 17758, titled “A resolution requesting the Provincial Tourism Promotions and Development Office through Ms. Maribel C. Buñi, to conduct seminars and training for tourism guides and other personnel in the different municipalities of Palawan.”
The initiative, spearheaded by Board Member Ryan D. Maminta, aims to strengthen Palawan’s commitment to enhancing its tourism sector through innovation and skill development.
This workshop is expected to empower Palawan’s tourism frontliners to capture the essence of the province through their lenses, ensuring that visitors’ experiences are not only memorable but beautifully documented in the digital age.