Henry’s Cameras’ first-ever Photo Fiesta brings together photography enthusiasts in two-day event

Photography enthusiasts flocked to Space @ One Ayala in Makati for Henry’s Cameras’ inaugural Photo Fiesta, held last May 24 and 25. The two-day event drew thousands of individuals eager to explore the latest in camera technology, upgrade their gear, and connect with fellow enthusiasts and industry professionals.

The event provided a platform for attendees to engage with the art of photography. From hands-on demos and interactive workshops to expert talks and panel discussions, the Photo Fiesta catered to photographers of all levels. 

“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to Henry’s Cameras’ Photo Fiesta 2024. This event was not only an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge photography tools and techniques but also a celebration of the boundless creativity and passion that drive our community forward,” said Nicholson Ong, president of Henry’s Cameras.

Henry’s Cameras is a leading retailer of photography, videography, and content creation gear in the country. They offer a comprehensive range of products and services tailored to the diverse needs of creatives worldwide.

Opening of the Henry’s Cameras Photo Fiesta, led by founder Henry Ong (3rd from left) and president Nicholson Ong (4th from left)

Workshops, demonstrations

Renowned photographers such as Jana Francisco, Jiggy Alejandrino, Johnny Lo, Cris Magsino, MJ Magallon, Zig Dulay, Francis Ansing, Phillip Elliot, Alex Ruelo, and Stanley Ong, conducted workshops and demos. 

They shared invaluable insights and techniques, covering topics from lighting to post-processing. These sessions also featured thought-provoking discussions on the evolving landscape of photography, the impact of technology, and the future of visual storytelling.

Leading brands showcased the latest camera gear, lenses, and accessories. Attendees had the chance to get hands-on with new products from Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, DJI, GoPro, Insta360, and many more. Special deals and discounts added to the excitement, making it an ideal event for those looking to upgrade their equipment.

The event also became a hub that gathered like-minded individuals where they got to exchange ideas and connect with fellow individuals within the photography community. Content creators like Jae Miranda, Ady Cotoco, Russco Jarvina, Alyssa Arellano, and Daniella Roi were among the notable personalities present, sharing their experiences and inspiring attendees.

A visual feast awaited attendees at the lobby, where Henry’s Cameras curated an awe-inspiring mini-exhibit. This featured works from both professional photographers and emerging talents. Participating photography clubs included the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, Zone V Camera Club, Pinoy Photography, Images Camera Club of Cebu, and Davao Photographers Club.

The Photo Fiesta wasn’t solely about photography gear. It also featured amenities like free coffee, providing a cozy spot for attendees to relax and mingle. Cosplayers added a fun and vibrant atmosphere, making the event enjoyable for all ages. Additionally, attendees could get their equipment repaired, ensuring their gear was in top condition.

Given the success and positive feedback from the first event, future editions are expected to be even bigger and better. 

Kenneth M. del Rosario
Kenneth has been writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer for more than 17 years, covering travel, food, motoring, technology, real estate, and business, among others.