Sony’s Wedding Masterclass for Hybrid Photographers set for Manila Next

If you missed out on Sony’s previous Wedding Masterclass held in Cebu City, here's your chance to enhance your hybrid photography and cinematography skills this August 26 and 27!

On the heels of their recently concluded Cebu Wedding Masterclass, Sony Philippines is set to hold this year’s second workshop for hybrid wedding photographers and videographers, this time in Manila on August 26 and 27!

Aiming to energize Filipinos’ creative and freelancing skills across the industry, Sony is set to hold the next installment of its Wedding Masterclass, a free in-person workshop and simulated wedding shoot at The Manila Hotel in Ermita, Manila from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on August 26 and 27. Interested Sony and non-Sony users alike can reserve a slot by choosing their preferred date at:

Renowned wedding portrait and fashion photographer and Sony Alpha Professional Pilar Trigo Bonnin who was tapped to co-lead the Masterclass shares, “Compared to online workshops and even other wedding workshops, Sony’s Wedding Masterclass is definitely more intense since we are doing an actual live demonstration of a bridal shoot together with preparation and portraits of the groom.” 

Ready to take audiences through her step-by-step process behind capturing the most picturesque portraits and shots, Bonnin points to the bridal and groom portraits as a crucial area every aspiring wedding photographer needs to master because this is the period the photographer interacts most with the couple.

Joining Bonnin and set to demonstrate his approach to beautiful wedding cinematography at the event, is highly acclaimed wedding videographer Jake Olasco. 

“The secret to mastering your craft? Showing up,” says Olasco, as he advises aspiring wedding cinematographers to attend live demos and workshops to further enhance their skills. For the Sony Guru and filmmaker, he reveals, "If you are interested in jumping from photography to videography or vice versa, Sony’s upcoming Masterclass is a must attend! You will see how photo and video teams work together successfully. Often times, these are not taught at any other workshops.”

Leading the way in hybrid wedding photography workshops

Per Sony Philippines Sr. Marketing Director Hideyuki Wada, “To provide the best workshop experience we can and re-create the same shooting conditions photographers face during events as realistically as possible, we went all out with our Wedding Masterclass. These workshops are some of Sony's largest productions of the year and feature some of the most sought-after professionals in the industry.

“After witnessing the eagerness of the participants to learn during our recently concluded Cebu installment, which was led by photographers Jiggie Alejandrino and Kitty Bunag, together with cinematographer Sherard Yu, we knew we had to bring the Wedding Masterclass to more communities. Sony is very excited to welcome everyone to the next installment!” adds Wada.

Sony’s first Wedding Masterclass of the year, which featured an in-person workshop and simulated wedding shoot in Cebu City, was held at the BLOQ Residences Sikatuna last July 29 & 30.

Sony’s Wedding Masterclasses for Hybrid Photographers is made possible in collaboration with Sony’s partners and sponsors. These include The Manila Hotel, MQ Group, Nanlite Philippines, Zhiyun-Tech Philippines, BLOQ Residences, and Kultura Filipino.

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About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is responsible for the Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business in the Sony Group. With the vision of “continuing to deliver Kando and Anshin to people and society across the world through the pursuit of technology and new challenges,” Sony will create products and services in areas such as home entertainment & sound, imaging, and mobile communications. For more information, visit:  

About The Manila Hotel

The Manila Hotel is situated in the heart of the City of Manila. Defined by its history, elegance, and world-class service, The Manila Hotel maintains to be the choice hotel of the most distinguished clientele. Over the years, The Manila Hotel continuously provides the best services and amenities for a truly memorable experience. Fondly called the Grand Dame of hotels in the city, the establishment continues to uphold its historic prestige today as a multi-use hotel accepting staycation, leisure, and mandatory stay guests. For more information, call +632 85270011 or visit

About MQ Group

Established in 1987, MQ Group (or popularly known as MQ Lightings) is a distribution company currently representing more than 40 Global Brands for the Philippine market; supplying customers world class cutting-edge, professional Motion Picture, Photography, Broadcast, Studio, Stage, & Theater equipment nationwide. For more information, visit 

About Nanlite Philippines

At NANLITE we strive to design lighting products that provide image makers with new possibilities and push them to expand their creative horizons as we vow to expand ours as well. We listen to customer feedback, focus on design details, and optimize the user experience of our products. We stand behind all of our products and provide the best technical support available to help you accomplish your vision effortlessly. For more information, visit

About Zhiyun-Tech Philippines

Established in June 2015, Zhiyun Tech is a high-tech enterprise that develops, manufactures, and sells stabilizers for cameras and smartphones and related accessories. The company sets its headquarters in Guilin High-tech Zone with branch offices in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and the United States. The company led and formulated the first industrial standards for the stabilizer industry and its brands "智云", "zhi yun", and "ZHIYUN" have become the leading brands in the stabilizer market home and abroad, gaining a high reputation and wide recognition.

ZHIYUN is a pioneer and no.1 brand in the gimbal market, whose audience ranges from professionals in the film and TV industry, and independent video production studios to general consumers. ZHIYUN is earnestly committed to its customers. Its dedication to R&D and its innovative gimbal product range ignite the passion and imagination of every filmmaker. It hopes to co-create with audience to push boundaries of video creation further than ever before. For more information, visit

About BLOQ Residences

BLOQ Residences offers affordable modern residential developments in strategic locations in Cebu, like Talamban, Centro Mandaue, Sikatuna. It is a series of affordable urban condominiums that offer two unit types, the Studio and Loft. 
BLOQ Residences is developed by RFK Holdings Inc., dedicated to building and selling homes with tasteful design and functionality. It commits to creating affordable, livable, and modern homes in the Philippines, focusing in strategic areas in Cebu. 

All units in BLOQ Residences uphold the RFK Holdings Inc. reputation for dynamic space and design concepts, construction integrity, and most of all, value for money. 
BLOQ is made for the young (or young at heart), ambitious and independent professional. It strives to be your “First”, whether it be an investment or your home. Packaged and priced in a way that meets the usual monthly rent, BLOQ allows any yuppie to enjoy all the benefits of real estate acquisition. It aspires to be a creative outlet where you live in what you invest. You can also have your units rented out to maximize your unit’s potential for value appreciation. 

But more than anything, BLOQ is a lifestyle. 

BLOQ is not just FOR you, it IS you. It is a space that reflects your uniqueness and individuality, a creative outlet that gives you the freedom to live independently. For more information, visit

About Kultura Filipino

Behind every product is a story of community, support, identity and sustainability. Discover and delight in local artistry & craftsmanship from all over the Philippines. 

From handmade souvenirs, eco-friendly Barongs and fashionable Filipiniana to artisanal chocolates and more, Kultura continues its mission to embrace our heritage and keep them relevant; support communities and help grow small businesses; protect the environment and elevate pride in our identity. 

For more information, visit

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