WD's My Passport Pro

Western Digital (WD) Philippines invited a few selected bloggers last week for a photography workshop with photographer Arnel Murillo and Digital Photography Magazine's founding Editor-In-Chief, Niño Carandang.

Arnel Murillo is an architect turned professional photographer and a member of the Camera Club of the Philippines. He's been taking photos for the past 15 years and regularly travels around the globe with his Leica and Hasselblad cameras. When I asked him to choose which of the countries he visited were the best to go to in terms of travel photography, he recommended Myanmar and other parts of China. But of course, the Philippines will always be on top of his list and I couldn't agree more on that. ;) #ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines

Here are sample photos from Mr. Murillo's portfolio in Camera Club of the Philippines:

I guess I would have to agree that his photos are a bit on the serious side. But who cares, right? His photos have a story, overflowing with drama. Kulang na lang maging emotional ako while staring at his photos. Haha.

After his short talk, Mr. Murillo gave us lighting tips and tricks on food photography.

He also showed us his photography gear. Apart from his awesome collection of Leica and Hasselblad cameras, he also collected WD portable hard drives. Sir, hindi naman kayo takot maubusan ng space niyan no? Haha.

Speaking of memories and hard drive. Digital Photography Magazine's founding Editor-In-Chief, Niño Carandang discussed WD's latest product, My Passport Pro.

WD's My Passport Pro is a fast, portable Thunderbolt drive that powers itself over a single Thunderbolt cable, and contains two 1TB hard drives. I really liked that you can wrap the cable around the body of the hard drive. ;)

And since it uses a Thunderbolt drive, you can only use it on a Mac.

My Passport Pro has two RAID (redundant array of independent disks) options, each of which is useful: striped for speed, or mirrored for security. I'm not a tech blogger so it's kind of hard for me to elaborate but the point is; My Passport Pro is fast, portable and the safest drive of its kind in the world. Pricing for the 2TB is ₱15,990 and ₱21,990 for the 4TB. It's a bit expensive but still cheaper compared to the solid state drives (SSD).