Category Archive: People

Lotus in morning mist

  The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again.… Continue reading

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Street kids

“But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” ~ William Butler Yeats

Fish Sanctuary in Panabo

“Kadagatan sa Panabo.” A family picks shells along the coastline of Cagangohan Fish Sanctuary in Panabo City, which is part of the Davao Gulf, and one of the priority areas for marine biodiversity… Continue reading

Creative selfie

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all… Continue reading

Life is like a boat

“We are all rowing a boat of fate The waves keep on comin’ and we can’t escape But if we ever get lost on our way The waves would guide you through another… Continue reading

Let it glow

“That’s why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it…’Cause we consider these minutes golden” ~ Eminem

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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.

Missing the moment

“We’re living an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us.” ~ Anonymous

On success and happiness

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue,… Continue reading

Welcome 2014

“Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the… Continue reading

  • 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, and other commissioned projects. 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 despite hard times).

    As a photojournalist, I love aerial, travel and culture in exploring destinations. Now a semi-retired TV host, I endorse products on the side and do charity works. This blog features my artistic journey, with 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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    Watching now --This woman hides her strange addiction from people --she eats makeup. Only in My Strange Addiction in SkyCable's FoxCrime channel. Thank you! Repost from @merl515 "Learned alot from @jojie_alcantara 's  lecture about photojournalism :)) thank you po, super galing :D #collaborative #photojournalist" My high school students from participating schools for the Division Training on Campus Journalism held at Davao City High School sponsored by DepEd. Some of my elementary students in the photojournalism workshop sponsored by DepEd for the Division Training for Campus Journalists today. Omg. These are the students from different schools for thw workshops ttoday handled by DECS in Davao City High School venue. Wish me luck on the photojournalism forum. :) Just when you think I've finished...still in the Taxi Videoke. (Davao City)