Saturday, May 30, 2015

10 Must-Have Shots while at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in Kalanggaman

 Kalanggaman Island is fast becoming one of the favorite islands of tourists and locals in the country. This island off the coast Palompon, Leyte boasts of its pristine beach and crystal clear water.  Many visitors even stay at the island overnight.  It is such a nice place that I personally recommend that you would visit some time.  Here are 10 of the Must-Have Shots to take when you are going to this island in between Leyte and Cebu: 

1.  Banca Shot or Boat Shot

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island
The island can only be reached via motorized banca or speed boat.  The trip lasts around 1 and a half hours from Palompon port.  Taking pictures is one good way to pass time.  Do not waste to many shots though because the best is yet to come. 

2. Selfie or Usie

While the #selfie has become one of the most popular shots in recent times, a lot of people of forget to take one when they reached the island.  Many become so mesmerized with Kalanggaman to the point that they forget about selfies.  It is such a lovely place.

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

3. Solo

In Kalanggaman Island, a shot taken at a wider angle can be way better than a selfie.  A solo can show how pristine and peaceful the island is. You can have shots as if you "own" the whole island. During sunny days, there is a great contrast between the sand, the sea, and the sky.

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

4. Swimming/Water Shot

Prepare your beautiful swimming attires as Kalanggaman has a beach that can be enjoyed by non-swimmers. You can just lay around at the shallow portion and pretend to be a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. You can also mingle with tourists who are also loving the waters.

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

5. Pictures with fellow Tourists

It is quite easy to meet new friends at Kalanggaman.  Say Hi and ask to take a photo, chances are they will say YES.  A lot of foreigners go there and they are generally friendly.  

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

6. The Jump Shot

It's time to be creative.  Design your own signature jump shot and do it in Kalanggaman Island. +Nezte Virtudazo has his running man shot while I have my "falling" shot. Set your camera to burst mode to be able a get a great shot in one take. 
It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

7. Synchronized Jump Shot

Find a partner and jump together like superheroes. If you have a creative mind, a well rehearsed jump shot will be a great profile photo on your social media accounts.
It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

8. The Group Jump Shot

Kids can do it. Grandmas can do it. The whole family can even do it. It takes timing but most cameras and even cellphones are capable of burst shots now.  The white sand and the clear sky could be an excellent backdrop for an amazing group jump shot.

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

9. Jump Shot with Strangers

Why not let the tourists have a piece of the action as well. Invite people visiting Kalanggaman to join you and your friends to make an cool group jumpsuit. 
It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

10.  The Chill Shot

There is only one major requirement for this shot ---- ATTITUDE.  Pose like you mean it. Pose as if you own the island. It is not hard to pull off this shot and most likely the chill shot will be your profile photo for the summer. My friend +Nezte Virtudazo calls his summer shot as his "Cool Kid" pose. What's yours????
It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island

It's more fun in the Philippines, 10 must-have shots at Kalanggaman Island