My aerial photo on Silkwinds cover

This is my cover photo of aerial Boracay waters in April 2014 issue of Silkwinds, the inflight magazine of SilkAir (Regional Wing of Singapore Airlines). I shot the fishermen and boat from a… Continue reading

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An interview on photography and living in Davao

  PHWOW :  Do you have any tips for travelers who visit Davao for the first time? Me : Don’t hesitate to ask around. The guy beside you may have just gone through… Continue reading

Tawi Tawi in 7107 Island Travel Magazine

7107 Island Travel Magazine 5th Anniversary Issue Photo Cover:  Badjao Houses on stilts by Jojie Alcantara

My Fine Art Photography

Welcome to my world of art, travel, writing and photography. Just sharing my passion in a positive way and hoping it will inspire you to follow your dreams too.

There may be a reason why you stumbled upon my page today.

Boredom is one good guess, but let’s think positive and uplifting, shall we? Welcome to my (almost) daily blog of personal images matched with inspirational quotes.  My photography is simple in composition, more… Continue reading

Imagine, create, deliver

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.  Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some… Continue reading

Touch the sky

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we… Continue reading

Framing sunsets

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” ― Elbert Hubbard

Live your life

“There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this… Continue reading

Big dreams

“No matter how small you start, always dream big.” ― Stephen Richards

Into the light

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness”. – Anonymous

Window of opportunity

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Keep moving forward

 “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were… Continue reading

Rise to the challenge

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn Sunrise in Dahican beach, Mati City, Davao Oriental  © Jojie Alcantara

Dawn will come

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t… Continue reading

Basic Photography Worskhop, Canon Dhub Abreeza March 22

Basic Photography Workshop (by Canon DHub) with photojournalist Jojie Alcantara Abreeza Mall, 2nd Floor Corporate Center Saturday, March 22, 2014, 1-5pm Limited registration at 1pm

Lake Kaningbaylan

“You are always rich when you can see and feel the beauty of this world” – Aine Belton

Dahican

Mati is known for its long, gorgeous coastline of creamy sand and sparkling blue waters perfect for surfing and beach activities. It is Dahican, now a popular destination among beach lovers.

The paths we take

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

Down by the sea

“If you’ve come in search of me, I can be found down by the sea. Feet in the sand, wind in my hair, the Sea and Me, an inseparable pair.”

Dream of paradise

Thinking of where to go this summer? Dream of paradise in my beloved Philippines. Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan    

Let go

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

D’ Japanese Tunnel in Davao

D’ Japanese Tunnel in Davao After World War II, the legend of the Yamashita treasure seduced many treasure hunters to Davao, particularly in Mintal, Tugbok District (now declared as the Japanese Heritage Site… Continue reading

Old Gui-ob Ruins in Camiguin

“Most ancient monuments have suffered similar fates over time: they have been toppled by earthquakes, quarried for stone, and despoiled by human hands. Some have been reclaimed by the grasping fingers of the… Continue reading

Be thankful

Be Thankful Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something For it gives… Continue reading

Freeze frame

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” ―… Continue reading

Make room for what you love

I love aerial photography
Me captured by my sidekick Ronald inside a Cessna

Davor, the Sperm Whale

Serving as a memorial and a symbol of the rich biodiversity of our seas, DAVOR’s immense skeletal display (almost complete except for the teeth, one fin and an eardrum) will be open to the public on January 8, 2014 in Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum in the Tourism Provincial Complex, Mati City.

  • THE SCENE STEALER.

    'Kodaker' was our funny old slang for a photographer back when it was the popular brand. I actually do workshops for Canon. : )

    A proud Filipina from Davao City (Dabawenya) I write a column for two newspapers. I shoot and write for travel magazines, blogs, and companies. My crazy adventures turned me into a photographer. I am also a nutcase artist who paints and draws caricatures.

    As a solo traveler, I have strange habits of hoarding funny signs, Asian horror films, weird artifacts and 80s memorabilia (MJ is my pop idol). This blog is the Scene Stealer, because I quietly capture candid scenes of humanity and surreal visions of nature (living in a magical world).

    As a photojournalist, I love aerial, travel and culture in exploring destinations. Now a semi-retired TV host, I do product endorsements on the side. This blog features my artistic life, with the help of inspirational quotes. My published articles are in another blog.

    All photos are mine unless otherwise stated. I only wish for respect, permission and courtesy in photo credits. Thank you.

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