This local singing competition by the GMA Network is going strong on it’s third season! This also marks my third year of photographing the same vibrant personalities but this time under extraordinary and interesting circumstances. You know for sure what I’m talking about.
This shoot has only become possible because the all important Covid19 swab tests have now become de rigeur. As the economy slowly reopens, stringent measures have been set in place by various industries, ours included, if some normalcy is to be restored.
For these photo shoots to push through, online meetings via Zoom as well as mandatory testing through accredited clinics are now non-negotiable. My assistants and I took our swab tests conveniently across GMA and were grateful for the negative results released that same day. We needed to submit our health declarations as well through online forms provided by the network a day before entering the studio. These might seem like petty inconveniences at first but being reminded about the rapid spread of this fatal virus puts everything back in perspective.
Through social distancing, the wearing of masks and face shields, we accomplished the photo shoot without any additional hitches. It is through these protocols and everyone’s cooperation and sacrifice that we would beat this together.