Saint Louis University Baguio Lantern Parade 2016

Lantern Parade in Baguio City, Philippines has been a tradition done by the Saint Louis University Baguio as a way to celebrate the Christmas season. It is done every 1st day of December every year and it is done simultaneously with the annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. This event has also been one of the attractions of the City during Christmas season for both locals and tourists. The parade is participated by all the schools of the university like the school of accountancy and business management, school of medicine, school of engineering and architecture, school of law, among others. It is also being participated by the elementary and high school division.

The lantern parade basically is a parade of handmade and colorful lanterns that glows at night which add colors and beauty to the busiest roads of Baguio. It is also accompanied by the music of the drum and lyres that play Christmas jingles from time to time. The parade always starts at the top of the ever famous Session Rd., going down Harrison Rd., and usually ends at the Melvin Jones grandstand but for this year, the parade ended at the Baguio Athletic Bowl for the performance of each participants.

So here are few shots I got from the Lantern Parade before I head home from work:

Shooting handheld at night without using the built in flash of a DSLR camera has always been a struggle for me and makes my shots grainy as always. For these batch of shots I used my Canon EOS 60d with 50mm lens with the maximum aperture f/1.8 and I just used auto ISO, and fast shutter speed from 1/125 to 1/250. I used my 50mm lens to take advantage of its maximum aperture of f/1.8 and to shot at a faster speed without using a tripod considering that the event is done at night. I guess the lens and my manual settings somehow gave me decent shots.

Canon EOS 60d
50mm

19 Replies to “Saint Louis University Baguio Lantern Parade 2016”

  1. Thank you Elaine! 🙂

  2. Thanks danica.. 🙂

  3. Thanks for following my blog.. I’m really glad you have because I suspect I may pick up some great camera tips if these photo’s are anything to go by.. What a fabulous parade captured beautifully! x

    1. Thank Wendy! 🙂 I hope you could pick something useful from my blog. 🙂

      1. I did and I’ll be popping back across more often.. x

        1. wow thank you.. 🙂 hahaha 😀 you can just come often.. back read my previous posts.. i will be posting again soon.. 😀

          1. You’re welcome and I look forward to some ‘back reading’ soon x

  4. How pretty and colorful. That looks like great fun 🙂

    1. Yes indeed! 🙂 thanks for the follow! 🙂

  5. Awesome site! Thanks for the follow..

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    1. Btw thanks for the follow back.. Just saw your blog somewhere sa benguet picture group something.. 🙂

  7. Great job on them. I’ve also tried this sort of thing with flash, and dragging the shutter a little to get the background.

  8. Your photos are exquisite! So clear even when people are obviously moving. Thanks for sharing this event on your blog — it’s something I didn’t know about — and it’s wonderful. Thanks, too, for following our blog, Oh, the Places We see. Here’s hoping you enjoy traveling with us!

  9. I thank you for the “follow.” I shall endeavor to inform and amuse…and, above all, always try to be interesting. continue…

  10. Très Jolies, Photos Magnifiques et bien réalisées, Joyeuses Fêtes à Vous et vos Proches .Marcel

  11. These are awesome shots. I love reading about festivals and celebrations from other places, thank you for sharing!

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