According to Michelle W., here’s how we do a three-picture story:
- An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
- A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
- A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.
What came to my mind was one of the highlights of our town’s founding anniversary celebrations last year (2013). This was the beauty pageant dubbed “Bb. Pikit 2013”. Bb stands for binibini or Miss.
We celebrate our town’s founding anniversary every 29th of September. Last year was our town’s 64th birthday. Its complete name is Pikit, North Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines.
Here is my three-picture story:
I started with the picture of the girls while they were in a huddle before starting on a pictorial on this historic Spanish Fort in our hometown. This Fortress was built by the Spanish colonizers in 1890 to serve as advance command post for the series of military operations intended to subdue the Moros of Mindanao. Unfortunately, the Spaniards never took full control of the island until they were defeated by the American forces in 1896.
My second picture is when the girls have taken on their pose and waiting for the official photographer to take the shoots.
And this time, I have to feature the winner of that beauty pageant. She is the one in blue gown at the middle on the second photo. She is Miss Reanne Pia Poblador (35-26-36), 21 years old and she is 5 feet 9 inches tall. She is relatively much taller than the average Filipina height (5’2″).
This is it -three-picture story of three events: Spanish colonization, a town’s anniversary and a beauty pageant.