Find what you are looking for

or search by

Topics

Article
Article

Article

e-Book
e-Book

e-Book

Video
Video

Video

Campaigns
Campaigns

Campaigns

Architecture
Compact Cameras

Compact Cameras

Architecture
DSLRs

DSLRs

Architecture
Videography

Videography

Architecture
Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Architecture
Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless Cameras

Architecture
Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Architecture
Canon Technologies

Canon Technologies

Architecture
Low Light Photography

Low Light Photography

Architecture
Photographer Interviews

Photographer Interviews

Architecture
Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

Architecture
Macro Photography

Macro Photography

Architecture
Sports Photography

Sports Photography

Architecture
Travel Photography

Travel Photography

Architecture
Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography

Architecture
Photography Concepts & Application

Photography Concepts & Application

Architecture
Street Photography

Street Photography

Architecture
Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Architecture
Lenses & Accessories

Lenses & Accessories

Architecture
Nature & Wildlife Photography

Nature & Wildlife Photography

Architecture
Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

Architecture
Night Photography

Night Photography

Architecture
Pet Photography

Pet Photography

Architecture
Printing Solutions

Printing Solutions

Architecture
Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Architecture
Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Inspirations >> Photos & People

Celebrating Christmas Around Asia

2016-12-20
6
6.44 k
In this article:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Check out how this magical festive season is celebrated in Southeast Asia from the eyes of 3 photographers and their imagery. 

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES
Photographer: Jijo de Guzman

“Known as ‘parol’ in the Philippines, these colourful lanterns adorn the facades of many Filipino homes during Christmas season. Made out of capiz shells, the protective shell of a type of mollusc, or windowpane oysters, they come in an assortment of designs and sizes and are usually sold along some of the busy streets of Manila and in other cities around the country during this season. Even foreign visitors buy and bring them home to their respective countries. Here, a young vendor tends to his display to attract passersby.”

Improve your night scene photography: Ways to Capture Sparkling Christmas Lights

EOS M5, EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, f/5.6, 1/20sec, 11mm, ISO400

PENANG, MALAYSIA
Photographer: Keith Liew

“Penang is one of Malaysia’s most multicultural states. For the past few years, the locals also known as Penangites, have changed the way on Christmas is celebrated. Nowadays, there are plenty of events happening in town at this time, such as Christmas hotel buffets, beautiful decorations and festive shows organised in the shopping malls, parties and countdowns in clubs and bars. Just check out this amazing Christmas tree display at Queensbay Mall in Penang, a treat for those who celebrate this holiday.”

Colour tone can dramatically improve your images: White Balance Basics to Achieve Your Desired Colour Tone

EOS 6D, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, f/2.8, 1/20sec, 16mm, ISO400

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
Photographer: Van Phan

“In Ho Chi Minh City, Christmas is all about enjoying the atmosphere. It’s like a light party - locals and tourists alike enjoy walking down the city’s streets to check out all the cheerful illumination. You could even hear the echo of stories from friends, family as they gather. One could say the Christmas lights simply adds on more happiness to those stories.”

Master the art of bokeh: How to Bokeh: A Step-By-Step Guide

EOS 500D, EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, f/1.4, 1/50sec, 50mm, ISO1250

 

Look out for more inspiring stories when you sign up for SNAPSHOT!

Share your photos on My Canon Story & stand a chance to be featured on our social media platforms