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The Search for the First AirAsia Travel Photographer

August 2, 2015
I love how technology helps us take better pictures; but someone who has an eye for photography is a rare talent. Air Asia and ThinkDharma Inc. (exclusive distributor of Nikon Digital Cameras) sent 4 individuals to a journey of a lifetime as they travel around Asia for the first ever #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer.

From the their simple life as a working individual, four pre-selected contestants are now traveling around Asia taking pictures and making wonderful memories with their mentors – Velvet Lagman-Macasaet, an executive assistant and marathon runner; Sarah Garcia, hotel front desk officer; TJ  Nepomuceno III, car salesman; and Paul Delfin, an indie music fan and barista, 

Four multi-awarded photographers and respected leaders in the industry will be part of the AirAsia Travel Photographer contest as mentors of the four contestants.  Nikon Pros George Tapan, Raymond Cruz, Parc Cruz and AirAsia’s resident photojournalist Adam Lee will be traveling around exotic places in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to help contestants capture their best entries across a range of categories that include landscape, food, portrait, architecture and travel.

The big winner will receive a Nikon camera, 200,000 BIG points or its equivalent free flights to any Air Asia’s 100 destinations. 

And hey voters can win too!
Online voting via will be opened to the public in August 20 with Nikon cameras and BIG Points to be given away to lucky voters. Grand winner will be announced in September 11.

AirAsia Photojournalist Adam Lee, contender Velvet Lagman-Macasaet, contender Sarah Garcia, Nikon pro and master photographer George Tapan, Business Unit head of ThinkDharma Paolo Salazar, AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros, Startegic Partnership Head of AirAsia BIG Jenny Au, Senior Marketing Manager of AirAsia BIG Caroline Wong, Nikon pro and photographer Raymond Cruz, contenders TJ Nepomuceno III and Paul Delfin with AirAsia cabin crew in their iconic red uniform at the recent launching of #IamAirAsiaTravelerPhotographer contest in Taguig, Manila.  

Follow their adventures at #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer

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