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GIZ Calendar

I am honored to be a part of the GIZ’s 2012 calendar project which is about disaster risk management. This is an international project by the European Union spearheaded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). I had to shoot 12 photos that depict on the different projects and initiatives on how to improve the disaster response and crisis management in the flood-risk areas in the Philippines. Frankly, it was a bit of a challenge on how to pose a person in front the photo with the environment telling something about the specific task for disaster risk management. It took me a couple of months to finish the whole project. I had to travel to places where only a rubber boat can go, or hike to a mountain trail for nearly an hour – just to get one photo. Talking about a life of a photographer huh? Shooting for the GIZ calendar was a good experience for me, this was my 2nd project with them, I shot for their 2010 calendar too.

Here below, yours truly, we had to make an artificial rain, and our umbrellas were on double duty that day. Umbrella for rain, and umbrella for lighting.

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Dave, on-location shoot

Photographer’s note: Photo courtesy of Anna, GIZ.


The photo below is about the involvement of persons with disabilities during disaster response. I couldn’t come up with any better ideas than the photo below, I hope I just did fine… This was actually one of the out-takes, I liked this best though.

GIZ 2012 Calendar

GIZ 2012 Calendar

Photographer’s note: F/5, 1/50, ISO 100, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 24-70mm 2.8, SB-800, Pocketwizard Flex


Here’s one of the pages…

GIZ 2012 Calendar

GIZ 2012 Calendar

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  • alysa - the best as always, fake it uran anu? heheheheReplyCancel

  • xdayv - Lys, thanks! yes we had to make artificial rain.ReplyCancel

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