About Me


Arnold Viray is an engineer by degree, an IT by profession and a photographer by heart.  Photography started as a hobby until it eventually became his passion.  This drove him to make it his other profession.  Initially a self-taught photographer, he furthered his studies through several advanced photography courses in digital, studio, product, wedding and portrait.

For the past years, Arnold has won several national and global corporate photography awards including Epson EPIX 200 Best Images in 2006, Accenture Global Corporate and the most coveted Canon “Shoot and Run” where he was declared the overall grand winner in that same year.

In every photography work that he does, he doesn’t leave any stone unturned until he gets “the shot”.  He believes that a good photo should tell a story, that’s why he loves to take candid shots because the emotions shown are real.  Through photography, he hopes to capture and preserve unforgettable moments and precious memories of his family, friends and clients. 

For Arnold, photography is not work but sheer enjoyment.

Awards and Citations

Overall Grand Winner, Canon Shoot and Run Photo Marathon 2006
First Place, Accenture Global Delivery Centre Network Photography Competition 2006 (Respect
      for the Individual Category)
First Place, FPPF (Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation) Digital Photography Class
      (Portrait Photography Category)
First Place, FPPF (Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation)  Digital Photography
      Class (Still Life Photography Category)
First Place, FPPF (Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation) Advanced Photography
      Class (Food Photography Category)
Fourth Place, FPPF (Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation) Basic Photography
      Class (Portrait Photography Category)
Runner-up, Tahanang Pilipino Aotearoa, Sense of Place Photo Competition (Scenery in the
      Philippines Category)
Finalist, Ayala Greenfield Estates "Grandness of Nature" Photography Contest
Top 200, Epson's ePix Photography Contest 2006 (The Filipino Achiever Category)

My Gear

Digital SLR Cameras:
      Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II (primary)
      Canon EOS 5D Mark II (secondary)
      Canon EOS 50D (backup)
      Canon EOS 400D (backup)

      Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM
      Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
      Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
      Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM 
      Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
      Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
      Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

      Canon Speedlite 580EX II (3 units)
      Flash Waves Remote Trigger
      Mettle Studio Flash System
      Falcon Eyes Studio Lighting Set
Sekonic Flashmate L-308S
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