Picture-taking is the usual must-do when travelling. Landscape shots, selfies, groufies are the go to photography routines. Getting the best photos is easily achieved though with the help of locals who are more familiar with the location. In some tourist spots, locals get trained by the Department of Tourism or Local Government Unit in order for the former to give tourists a hand in capturing the best scenes and angles of the place.
1. Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga, Albay
Aside from getting picturesque shots of Cagsawa Ruins and Mount Mayon, local photographers, complete with ID, roam around the park to offer optical illusion shots for your group. You can be a giant out to devour or squish helpless individuals, or maybe a powerful human with the strength to throw huge boulders. These happy Cebuanos gave a hearty tip to the photographer since they don’t charge an amount.
From Cebu, you can book a cheap fare flight to Legazpi City. Try commuting to Daraga to further save on fare.
2. Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin
We would have been content with taking a photo of the Sunken Cemetery and the coral garden within its marine sanctuary, however, our guide offered to take trick shots for us. We readily agreed. (Related post: When in Camiguin)
Kuya’s trick shots were hazy though because of the rain.
3. Old Church Ruins, Camiguin
Kids hurriedly approached us to sell candles for offering at the Old Church Ruins but we didn’t budge. So, they changed tacked and volunteered to tour us around the complex and take our photos. We were surprised that they, as if professionals, ushered us to the best spots for picture-taking.by