Have you ever dreamt about hanging out in a photography inspired cafe? Well, dream no more as Shutter Master Pro is here to fulfill that fantasy. Located in 118 Sct. Dr. Lazcano, Tomas Morato Quezon City, Philippines – Shutter Master Pro is The Philippines’ First Professional Online Photo-Video Store and a one stop shop for all your photography needs. From equipment, services such as printing all the way down to a variety of workshops – this is every photographer’s haven. But wait, did I say it was a cafe? It has a cafe, where you can hang out and chill through the day’s end. The cafe also serves as a venue for workshops being conducted by different artists all over the country.
If you are already familiar with Aperture Trading Co. originally located in Banawe Quezon City, then think about Shutter Master Pro as the same company on steroids. I have been itching to set foot on this newly revamped Aperture Trading Co. the moment they opened up this new concept but never had to chance to do so until my wife enrolled in Rolly Magpayo’s water color painting workshop entitled “Kulay at Tubig” (Color and Water). It’s finally happening and we were all too excited to visit the place which, to be honest, did not really disappoint.
Kulay at Tubig – A Watercolor workshop by Rolly Magpayo
The workshop is scheduled at 1pm to 5 pm and while my wife’s into it, I get to explore the place and every bit of photography merchandise. You might ask though if that’s all what I did for four hours. Nope. I got myself a cup of coffee in a waiting area just beside the front desk and had interesting conversations with Canon Philippines Ambassador, Jo Avila about almost everything under the sun. Well of course, that includes photography, printing, papers, color management, color space, the list could go on but I told you, just about everything to kill our time. The vintage inspired interior added so much character to the place’s overall vibe.
It was a fun afternoon indeed and if you have a time to spare, make sure to drop by the store and treat yourself with a cup of cappuccino.