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A new dawn awaits

Waiting for sunrise  © Jojie Alcantara

Waiting for sunrise © Jojie Alcantara

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~ Henry David Thoreau (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

Here are some of my students in the recent travel photography workshop, as I guided them on shooting sunrises.  In this part of my islands, the sunrise is spectacular so it’s easy to capture good images.  As the colors rapidly change in the sky from cool to warm, so will your composition, tones and hues.  It’s always up to you to include human elements to add to the drama.

Waiting for sunrise  © Jojie Alcantara

Waiting for sunrise © Jojie Alcantara

Sunrise, Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental with my photography students

More details of the workshop here

Signature Jojie Alcantara


  1. These photos are so incredibly spectacular I can hardly stand it. I wish I could be your student in your class. The Philippines look like an extraordinary place.


  2. beautiful..stunning as always.. you have inspired me to get out my scrawny little camera and take some pictures.. did Itell you that? I meant to… Its actually a pretty decent camera for a cell phone but you are the Queen! Hope you are well… ((((hugs))))


    • Lizzie, when you have the passion, nothing is a “scrawny, little camera” anymore. More so when you get “the eye” for things. Oh but that’s when you start worrying, coz you will be craving to upgrade your gadget. 🙂

      Enjoy shooting and do post your photos. Hugssssssssss


      • lol… oh the if I can sdo this with THIS then think what I can do with THAT? lol I do have sone art work at my other blog – Artsy Brain Fartsies… the link is on the menu at the top of running naked with scissors or its..

        I.. tell me what you think.. seriously and sincerely..if they are crap.. let me know or tell me what you think might fix them… I dunno would love to have your opinion… 🙂
        I showed my dad your blog and portfolio did I tell you THAT? he was amazed and very impressed… has it bookmarked 🙂

        have a portfoloio of mostly paintings and stuff some stuff I def won;t post on the blog ..he heh. but its in the very begininning stages and I am just having fun with the creative expression…

        I am in awe of the stunning beauty in your pics… you are so very talented 🙂


      • Lizzieeee! your artsy brain fartsies has prompted me to pull out my old files and post my artworks as well. I have stopped painting when I started shooting. Now I want to go resurrect my old therapy, doing caricatures. 🙂 Visited your art blog, and I liked Butterflies and Flowers and Made for Each Other. But then, I must tell you that on your blog. 🙂


      • yay! hank you so much “-) and that is so cool you want to paint again.. I hope you put some stuff up aI would love to see it …it is good therapy huh?


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