Situated on the North East coast of Panay island, right in the centre of the Philippines’ 7000+ archipelago, Concepcion Fish Port is both a fish market and a jump-off point to several beautiful islands of Concepcion. There are boats ferrying people for islands hopping everyday and you can charter one for your own group too.
Conception Fish Port is a very photogenic place, with boats of various colours entertaining your eyes. If you are lucky to have a nice blue sky, it will be perfect. The port is busy with loading and unloading activities, especially in the morning, hence a perfect place for photography. But when we arrived, the Philippines’ summer sun was already too high for my preference, hence it was quite hot and glaring. So, if you are planning to go, plan to arrive there early in the morning. By 8am at the latest would be better. We got there at about 9am after about 2 hour drive from Iloilo City, the city where we flew into from Singapore.
To shoot here, don’t forget to bring your wide angle lens so you can capture the nice panoramic view of boats docked on the shore. I was traveling light with only my Fuji X-T1 body, Fuji 35mm and 56mm lenses. Not wide enough, hence I shot the images of the boats here on my iPhone 6s. I need to look for a wide angle lens for my X-T1. Ha!
When you walk around this place to shoot, vary your angles. Shoot from the concrete jetty as well as from the shore where you can have a more eye level shot of the boats. When there are people getting on and off the boats, wait for the moments when their actions will make the images more interesting. Be patient and have fun!
Enjoy the images. All shot on iPhone 6s.