More about Rio D....
What do you love about your job?
Working as a photographer entails a lot of sacrifice with minimum material rewards. However, being a photo enthusiast, the rewards of working in this industry exceed far greater than ephemeral gains. I have seen how effective and powerful photos can be in immortalizing eventualities in the world. For one, it has wide range of public reach. Another, it has indubitable credibility to be considered a reliable record of history. Given that my mission in life as a photographer is to record the greatness and beauty there is in the world, photography is the most ideal avenue for me to achieve this.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done sports, news, lifestyle, and events. Every shoot I did is special. Accurate anticipation, proper angling, and a good visual composition makes every shot special. A good photograph always tells a good story. And, behind every good photograph is a well-skilled photographer.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
1st prize for the 2017 National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) photo contest
1st prize for the 2018 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) photo contest
1st prize for the 2018 National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) photo contest
Nominated for Best News Photograph "Hope in the Middle" for the 2018 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA)
2nd prize for the 2019 Milo Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) media contest - photo category
1st prize for the 2019 Philippine Superliga Invitational and Super Cup Open photo category
A fun fact about this photographer
I love to sing, play the guitar and piano that I took the Bachelor of Music in Performance, major in Guitar for a year.