Thursday, June 26, 2008

Porfolio 06.26.08

PR Minna Gervacio, balladeer Arthur Manuntag, Atty. Mike Toledo, actor Aga Mulach, former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis Singson, swimmer Kieran Dixon, Baguio City Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Imago drummer Zach Lucero

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Manila Cathedral at Night

12/10/07, Manila, Philippines - I went to Manila Cathedral to hear the bamboo organ concert for the Christmas Season. The concert is not that appealing to me but the architecture of the church is awesome.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Glorietta 2 Explosion

On 19 October 2007, 11 died and over a hundred more wounded in an explosion at an upscale Glorietta 2 mall in Ayala Center, right in the heart of the country's financial district of Makati City south of Manila, Philippines. Initial reports atribute the blast from a terrorist attack. Later on they blamed it on a poorly ventilated basement and methane gas sipping through the sewerage pipeline. (Photographs: Voltaire Domingo and Reynaldo Cedilla Jr. / NPPA Images)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Melo's Steak Factory

Photographs: Voltaire Domingo / NPPA Images for Stratworks/Melo's

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Hi friends!

Attached is a photo of a child asking for your helpthis coming election. It carries a simple message andthat is to vote with your conscience on May 14.

I encourage you as well to e-mail this image to yourfriends and officemates. You may also use it as yourcomputer wallpaper or better yet print it with yourlaser printer and post it on your corkboard. You can also appeal to your local churches if they canflash this image sometime during church service. In fact, you can do whatever you want with it. The idea is to reach as many people as possible by any means possible.

If by chance you find this appeal most sincere and youwant to take it further by mass distribution in theform of posters, flyers, billboards or whatsoever, please reply to and I will find a way to provide you with a higher resolution copy.

Mabuhay tayo!

Friday, February 09, 2007

The Spaceflower Show Band

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

MAP Management Men of the Year 2006

02/06/07: Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (left), president and CEO of Ayala Corporation, shared a light moment with Dr. George S.K. Ty, Metrobank Group chairman, after both received the Management Men of the Year 2006 awarded by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) in a ceremony held on 6 February 2007 at the Intercontinental Hotel Manila, in the financial district of Makati City, south of Manila. The prestigious award is bestowed by MAP on individuals in the business community or government for attaining unquestionable distinction in the practice of management and for contributing to the country's progress. (Photograph: Voltaire Domingo/NPPA Images)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Slide Show

Father and Daughter

01/14/07: Photographed at Tahanan na Walang Hagdan in Cainta, Rizal. (Photograph: Voltaire Domingo / NPPA Images)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


01/10/07: Ukay-ukay is the term for second hand clothes and shoes in Baguio City, Philippines. Goods came from Hongkong and the U.S. (Photograph: Voltaire Domingo / NPPA Images)

Monday, January 15, 2007

Visibility in a flash


Time is everything for professional photographer Voltaire Domingo. Camera in hand and flashbulb-ready, he captures memories in the time it takes to blink an eye: from picture book weddings to late-breaking news. In his line of work, the rule is simple: you blink, you lose.

Voltaire’s love affair with snapshots began after he picked up the finer points of photography from his dad. "My father was a government photographer for many years. I remember covering my first wedding as his assistant when I was just 12 years old," he recounts.

He learned early on that few professions are as intensely demanding as photography. While journalists have the luxury of putting pen to paper, a photojournalist needs to capture the story in a single shot at just the right moment.

"It can get pretty overwhelming. While you’re hunched over your camera to get a shot, you still have to be aware of everything that’s going on around you. You have to think ahead and anticipate your next photo op, even if your life is at stake," Voltaire says.

Voltaire’s home on the road is his pickup truck, which also serves as his base of operations.

As a member of the US-based Next Pictures Press Photo Agency (NPPA Images), he is always on call to cover events and late-breaking news anytime. Aside from his usual arsenal of photography equipment, he always carries his laptop, a portable office enhanced with a Super 3G-capable PC card, powered by Globe Visibility.

"With all the photographers in the country covering the same news, ang mahuli talo talaga," he says. "You have to be the first to send in your photo to the news desk or the wire agencies when stories break."

Using his Globe Visibility, he shows the portal online where professional photojournalists upload their photos, and editors can pick and choose who to banner on the front page of the newspaper the next day.

Globe Visibility is the first mobile Internet plan in the country that uses Globe’s 3G with HSDPA wireless network. This brand new network, also known as a hyper-charged version of 3G, hence, "Super 3G," has broken the 2Mbps speed barrier and surpassed the current HSDPA benchmark speed of 1.4-1.8 Mbps.

For Voltaire, this extra-support helps him keep pace with the changing demands of his chosen field. "With the advent of digital photography and the Internet, people have come to expect news reports immediately as events unfold. That means I have to get my pictures uploaded online almost instantly," he says.

Globe’s HSDPA technology is up to 25 times faster than an ordinary 56Kbps dial-up connec-tion and as much as six times faster than conventional 3G technology, which has a peak rate of 250Kbps. With Super 3G, Voltaire can upload a full CD’s worth of photos in just over a minute.

With the powerful cameras that Voltaire uses, it’s easy to amass hundreds of megabytes worth of high-resolution snapshots that would take forever to upload using a regular DSL line – if you could even find one in the field.

"Imagine covering fires and floods, but going hunting for an Internet café to send your pictures off right away?" he says. "At least sa Visibility, may instant Internet basta may signal."

Since Globe’s Super 3G technology runs on its nationwide cellular network, Voltaire can get on the Internet anywhere there is a cellular phone signal. In fact, Globe’s nationwide coverage means that he can surf the Internet without wires, without the inconvenience of cables or the limited area of a hotspot.

For people like Voltaire Domingo who capture memories in a flash, Globe Visibility is always on hand to make sure that they go where they’re needed in the blink of an eye.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

2nd World Pyro Olympic

01/12/07: Fireworks from Canada lights up the sky during the 2nd World Pyro Olympics at the Manila Bay seaside Friday 12 January 2007 in Manila, Philippines. Ten countries including Poland, China, Australia, Germany, Denmark and the United States are taking part in the annual fireworks competition. (Photograph: Voltaire F Domingo / NPPA Images)