I'm Justin, a 5th year Industrial Engineering student in one of state university here in the Philippines. I just want to tell you that I have passion that is it little bit expensive for a people like me. Even though the tax of people here in the Philippines pay my college tuition (Scholarship provided by law) I still can't afford to buy this thing that need for my passion. A camera.
I tried to saving money but my daily allowance is not enough (150 Philippines pesos = 3 US dollars) and I only go to school 2-3 times a week. I can't do some part time job because I'm part of Philippines Institute of the Philippines - National Student Chapter a national organization here in the Philippines. This organization cater all Industrial Engineering student in the country. Aside from that, my academic workload is difficult since I'm currently conducting feasibility study which turns out will be expensive since we are going to create a prototype of it.
Last summer, I gain a small amount of money from my On-the-job training to a private company however, it is still not enough and I'm planning to use it for emergency purpose for both house and school use. My mom is a house wife and also own small business, she go to Divisoria a place where cheaper variety of product exist and sell it to internet via Facebook however, it is still not enough for our house. My dad already retired don't have work. Our main source of household income is my sister who also has a son already.
My Instagram account is @justinguarin, you can check my samples shots from my phone, and different cameras I borrowed from my org mates and friends.
I'm trying to do different things to save money. I tried selling 2nd hand clothes online. But now, in my situation I think I really can't afford the camera. I look at different 2nd hand old models in the internet but my money I saved for emergency purpose is still enough.
I'm afraid as the time goes by, my passion in Photography will die. Donations from different people will help me to exercise what I really want to do. I'm also planning to use my skill in photography to gain money for my upcoming graduation since we are going to pay a lot of miscellaneous fee.
Below are some of my shots that I haven't posted yet.