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Photo Face-Off Season 4 features Southeast Asia's best amateur photographers

By Nestor Domingo Jr - on 5 Sep 2017, 6:21pm

Photo Face-Off Season 4 features Southeast Asia's best amateur photographers

Banner of Photo Face-off Season 4. Photo from History Asia

History Asia and Canon PhotoMarathon presents the fourth season of Photo Face-off. Southeast Asia’s first and top photography reality show features amateur photographers across the region equipped with Canon digital cameras and printers that promise to deliver stunning and compelling photographs that capture the “lens-cape” of pop culture taken under pressure.

“In this day and age of compact cameras, camera-equipped smartphones, and instant photo-sharing behavior, it has become easy for anyone to easily take a nice picture, share it with the world, and be instantly recognized as a “photographer”. However, seasoned photographers know that it takes more than that to be really good in the art and craft of photography. Along with eye and talent, a good and fully-equipped camera helps capture a powerful subject that becomes even more interesting when printed with a printer that’s specifically built to bring out the beauty of images,” said Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc.

“This is why Canon has partnered with the HISTORY Asia to ensure that the contestants have the right gear to up their game and deliver the best and compelling images they can take even if they are just starting out in photography. They have access to our point-and-shoot range, mirrorless cameras, EOS professional line, and even our specialty photo printers to help them all the way.”

For this season, Photo Face-off has expanded to a six-part, 1-hour format program wherein it will follow the adventure of 23 contestants from eight territories who will overcome exhilarating a series of photography challenges – that is to capture stunning pictures depicting the popular, socially-trending, and culturally-relevant subjects and interests of today.

The show also welcomes back resident chief judge and award-winning professional photographer Justin Mott and popular TV host Kelly Latimer from Singapore. The show also features the backdrop of some surprising and colorful locales such as Malacca (Malaysia), Intramuros (Philippines), and Bintan (Indonesia), in addition to the bright lights, hustle, and bustle of the capital cities.

The first five episodes of Photo Face-off Season 4 will see local amateurs from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam, compete against each other for the right to present their respective country in the season’s grand finale wherein up-for-grabs include a Canon DSLR, an all-expense-paid trip to participate in the esteemed Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship, as well as cash prizes.

In addition to Justin Mott, local expert guest judges from each territory will also judge the works of contestants, and viewers can also pick up numerous practical photography advice and handy tips from the judges that they can put into everyday use.

A HISTORY Asia original production and presented by Canon PhotoMarathon, Photo Face-Off Season 4 airs Thursdays at 9:00PM on HISTORY.