ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, June 25 (PIA) — Award-winning Kapampangan photographer Yen Baet on Saturday opened her month-long exhibit for a cause where proceeds generated from purchase of her works will go to scholars of Holy Angel University (HAU).
“This exhibit is my way of giving back. I want these kids to finish their schooling,” said Baet who is an AB English alumna of HAU and formerly a school paper editor and campus beauty queen of that institution.
The United Kingdom-based Baet specializes in travel and long-exposures; and her works have landed in a number of magazines including National Geographic where she took home the top prize of the 2013 “My Thailand, My Story” contest and was a finalist in its Exceptional Experiences tilt.
She was also a finalist in the 2013 National Geographic Traveller UK Photographer of the Year and bagged the 2012 Steve McCurry and WPGA Portrait Award.
“Photography started as a hobby. When we moved to Europe, I was only using point and shoot then I said to myself, it would be better to get a DSLR to capture these beautiful sites and I decided to get one, and that’s where it started and it never stopped after,” Baet narrated.
“My portfolio is dedicated mostly towards nightscapes and travel photography. A good part of my images are shot during my favorite time of the day – the blue hour,” Baet explained.
The blue hour refers to twilight, which is the period when it is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light.
This is her first exhibit in the Philippines, and is planning to do it annually not only in Pampanga but in Manila as well.
The works are displayed at the HAU Memorabilia Room of Don Juan Building. (CLJD/JGB-PIA 3)