Student Showcase: Elizabeth Dizon

Today, we want to share with you the work of Elizabeth (Leslie) Dizon. She is a very talented photographer based in the Philippines, and she attended one of our iHDR Webinars last year. We are impressed with her compositional skill, as well as her willingness to go to great lengths to capture her beautiful photographs. You can see from her images that she has excellent control of the light and color in her images. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do – you can see more of Leslie’s work at

Canon 5D Mark II | 17-40mm F4L | 30 sec@F18 | ISO100

El Nido was a dream destination for me. The last time I visited this part of the Philippines was at least 10 years ago. I just had a clue on my head how I would take an image of this breathtaking site. That day the twilight hour was not theatrical but subtle. Whatever quality of light is presented to me, I treat it as a gift. It was my chance to use my 4×6 filters which have been shelved for sometime. I recalled what I learned from Jay & Varina about using filters. After doing 6 shots from different perspectives, I saw in my lcd what seems to be the shot for the day. I did minor adjustments on the saturation and highlights. This is one image where blending was not necessary.

Canon 5D Mark II | 17-40mm F4L | 10 sec@F16 | ISO50

I always get hyped up when before I can settle in a location. I worry that i might be too late for my set-up even if Im early for the golden hour. This time I took deep breaths before taking out my gears. There were hardly any clouds but when I changed my position, I saw the moon. I just had to include it in my photo. To my delight, there were a decent amount of clouds near the moon. During the post process I cloned out a roof that was sticking out on one side of the frame. I blended two raw images and did minor saturation adjustments.

Rock Formation Colored
Canon 5D Mark II | 17-40mm F4L | 30 sec@F7.1 | ISO100

Ever since I saw photos of this anvil shaped rock formation, I was so intrigued by it. The 10 hour drive from Manila was worth it. Upon reaching the location, Kapurpurawan brings you to a different world. It was drizzling & gloomy that day so I rendered the moving clouds effect to compensate for the lack of colors. I combined nd400 and nd8 for my long exposure. I bracketed two shots, one for the sky and the other for the foreground.

Rock Formation B/W
Canon 5D Mark II | 17-40mm F4L | 60 sec@F5.6 | ISO200

Leslie – we want to congratulate you for capturing such gorgeous images… and we thank you for allowing us share your work on our blog.

2 replies
  1. Mohit Khanna
    Mohit Khanna says:


    Indeed! Truly beautiful work by Leslie. Thanks for sharing it for all of us to see.

    I too have been keenly interested in signing up for your iHDR workshop… sometime in Nov. I am sure it will be a great learning experience.

    Keep up the great work u both! Happy Halloween! :-)



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