Photographer: Rai Durango
Camera & Lens: Sony Alpha A6000, 16-50 mm lens
Location of Photos: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Our third featured photographer, Rai Durango from Pasay City, Philippines.

Elia Ryan A. Durango, 19 year old student from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, student at day freelance concept artist by night. I’m taking up Bachelor of Arts in Animation. I’m just a kid who loves to draw, take pictures and play basketball.

Photographs of Rai Durango

In these photos, I used my new Sony Alpha A6000 mirrorless digital camera with 16-50 mm lens, the best gift ever I received this Christmas, now I can capture more amazing creatures, our beautiful nature, and other people’s fantastic moments. I’m just a newbie trying to learn more about photography. I’ m starting it as a hobby but we don’t know what could happen right? I take pictures a lot, yes I mean a lot. And before the day ends, I’ll just pick the one I love most.

This is my first camera and I searched a lot about it. I try to learn more how I can make the best use of it,  read some reviews and other people said that this camera is perfect for a beginner that’s why this is what I really wished for. But guys, let me just remind you that it took a lot of hard work before my wish was granted. Been a good son, with good grades and wahooo, all hard works were paid off.

Now, I cant leave home without my cam.Now I understand more those cam/photo addicts that if you want to capture photos with life,it is when it’s not planned and unexpected. I had photography class 2 terms ago. Kinda boring at first, and as time goes by I enjoyed it. But now, everytime I click the shutter button I can’t wait to look what I’ve captured. I can’t wait for the results.

Photos taken at Al Ain Zoo and Corniche in Abu Dhabi.

I took this photo while I’m on my way to school, the weather here in the Philippines is humid and rainy at the same time but I’m back all I can say is there’s no place like home. I’ve enjoyed UAE, so much. That’s the best Christmas I’ve had in my entire life and I wanna thank God for giving me another opportunity to spend my Christmas with my family taking photos in the Philippines is not that easy, you need to be extra careful and you need to check your surroundings before you take out your camera in your bag.

I have a motto “Capture moments” because you can’t go back to the past, and I love nature.

Check out more of Rai’s photographs in his Instagram account


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