Mutya ng Batangas translates into English as Miss Batangas. So this was the talent night of the Miss Batangas beauty pageant, the winner of which will go on to the Miss Philippine competition.
Lots of singing and dancing, one of the young women even did a magic act that included live butterflies and live doves. She was pretty good.
Here is a highlight photo. The rest of the photos can be found at my
or at my
Flickr site .
Shooting at an event is not the easiest thing to do. You have to jockey for position with other photographers. Time your shots against the various colored stage lights so you can get the right look and exposures. And you have to be quick to get the photographs ‘on the run’ since it is not like shooting in a studio where you can position lights and models they way you choose. It can be a great big pain in the rumpus, but it is fun in the long run and you can get stunning photos in action.