Photography and Baybayin: Diwata Candies

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Good day!

You may be wondering what those written things are. Those are called Baybayin, I've been blogging about it since before.

Recently, I stumbled upon a font (.otf) called Matatas One that makes use of Baybayin and had the most proper implementation for a Baybayin keyboard font. It also looks modern but doesn't stray too far away from the original scripts so it's a bit easier to read than others.

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Above is an unedited image of my photograph. It's of a can of Diwata Dark Chocolate Tablea Candies. It tastes wonderful by the way!

First, I used VSCO mobile to edit the colors and cropped my original image. Then I used Picsart on my phone to add the scripts. I opted to do editing on my mobile since I'm having trouble using Photoshop on the laptop cause of lack of RAM. Really need to upgrade this one.

There are 3 sets of scripts written on the photograph above:

  • Upper-right reads "Ang litrato ay kuha ni Deveerei" which means "Photograph taken by Deveerei".
  • Lower-left top line reads "Tsokolateng tablea kendi" or "Chocolate Tablea Candy"; Lower-left bottom line reads "Diwata" which is the brand name and literally translates to "Fairy".
  • Lower-right reads "Produkto ng Lokal" means "Product of Lokal" (Lokal is the company selling these, translates to "Local").

Photograph above were captured with a Fujifilm X-T20 and a Meike 35mm f1.7 lens.

Thanks for checking my blog!


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These are very lucrative.

yummy XD

Who were the people who used baybayin? Was it used in various parts of the Phils. or is it only concentrated in Luzon?

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There are multiple variations throughout the Philippines.