Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bailey the Flying Dog

Bailey is our 4 month dog. She is a cross breed of a Tsih zu (Shih Tzu) and a poodle. She is very energetic and loves to run around the house. She also likes to play fetch with her favorite toy "Lilo" of lilo and stitch. 

Haven't been that active in shooting

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Manila Photowalk

This was my very first Photowalk when I started taking this art seriously. It was taken a few years back with the Rizal Shooters of DPP.

7am we met at LRT 2 Santolan station and our first stop, Quiapo.I love street shooting because everything spontaneous. Nothing is staged. You look, wait and observe for something that will catch your eye and when that decisive moment comes, your heart beats fast to capture that moment in stills and when you did capture it..It is Priceless.

Here are some of my first shots in my first photowalk :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

18th Birthday shoot - Dyan Claire Mendoza

I was given an opportunity last 2010 to be with Kuhatro Studio and shoot a video AVP for the debutant Dyan Claire Mendoza. While I did the video, I cant help but capture some stills in between takes. Here are some of my shots.

Since that this was my first

Monday, March 5, 2012

By the bay of MOA and MOA eye

One Wednesday, Yani and I decided to go to MOA or Mall of Asia. She wanted to check the "MOA EYE" the Philippine version of the "London Eye". I think it was constructed last year before Christmas.


This shot was taken from the over pass from the mall going to the Bay side. I think its one of the best

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mrs Q Cakes and Pastries (with BTS)

Yani wanted to try food photography for quite sometime now. She wanted to have this experience capturing the luscious pictures of this mouthwatering food. One day I message my friend Joboy Victor, A wedding and Food photographer, and asked him if we can come with him in one of his food shoot.

One Wednesday, He told me that he will be having a food shoot. Its for a Cake and Pastry shop. Yani and I went to his house to meet him then went to Beverly Hills Antipolo where the store was located.Yani as her secondary shooter and me as a BTS shooter (yeah I am the BTS master that day. LOL)

When I arrived at the place, I notice there was a lot of trees in the parking lot that makes the place light on the eyes, almost having that "environment friendly" feeling. The store itself was cozy, almost wanting to just sit and take out a book and read. The owner was not there yet and the person who entertained us was the clerk that was taking care of the store. While we were waiting for the owner to come, The clerk gave us coffee. Being the caffeine addict that I am, the scent of freshly brewed coffee was just great for me. 

Yani having her coffee

While we were enjoying our coffee we were

Monday, February 13, 2012

Penitensya 2011 (Penance)

My Photographer friends invited me to join them in a shoot in Ugong, Pasig. RS  (Rizal Shooters) people wanted to take part of capturing some stills for the Penitensya that year. Me, not being a Catholic (not even a catholic background) don't practice nor engage in such activities so i'm kinda of excited that day because I don't know what to expect.

For people that doesn't know what Penitensya is, Its a teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (commonly called Confession, Reconciliation or Penance) is the method by which individual men and women may be freed from sins committed (Wikipedia) in atonement to what they did by self-mortification (often held mortification of the flesh (literally, "putting the flesh to death"), as a worthy spiritual discipline). Its  performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing. (free dictionary). The practice is often found in many cultures, most notably the Roman Catholic Church and their penitential saints. Common forms of mortification includes flagellation, in imitation of Jesus Christ's suffering and death on the crucifixion.

Man cutting wounds at the back of the Devotee

Its a tradition that the Filipinos inherited from the Spanish Colonization

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Night time roof top strobist with Yani

If there is one thing I am not good at in photography, that is Fashion and Glam. I not good in directing model to pose for me. I don't why its a challenge for me to have the model pose for me when its easy for me to direct couples in doing Pre-nuptial AVP's and SDE videos. I guess I am not used to tell models what to do since that I am more of the "Capture the moment" kind of guy but I also wanted to hone my skills in this type photography. Yani, My Girl, is a model (Those who wanted to get her to pose for you please contact me LOL!). She did ramp modeling, almost an add model and she models for photographers as well. Many photographers likes to take her photos because she has expressive eyes. I do agree on that. 

One evening, while we are at home, we decided to go up and capture the stars and whatever we can see at the rooftop. ( check my post in HERE, and Yani's Photoblog about it HERE). After taking couple of shots I decided to play around with my friends Nissin Flash gun that i borrowed prior to that shoot. I asked My girl to do couple of pose for me (even though she is sick) and took some shots. Here are Her photos. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Macau - Zhuhai, China Street Shoot

December 2010 when I went to Macau. Macau was a Portuguese colony in 1887, and is both the first and last European colony in China.Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover in December 20 1999*.  A lot of OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) works in this country since that the its near the Philippines. On their days off, They can easily fly back in the Philippines via 3-Hour flight. After staying for several days, I went to cross the border of Macau to China. The city ZHUHAI! Its called the romantic city of china. Its also one of the business district of China. Traveling in 2 different countries gave me the opportunity to do street shoot. Here are some of my shots while traveling.

*Information was from Wikipedia - Macau

Street Food Vendor in Macau. I think he is cooking Pancakes

Monday, February 6, 2012

Animal Photography

I love animals! Ever since I was a kid I love taking care of animals. I used to have rabbits, birds, hamster, lobster and fresh water fishes but now I only my 21 year old red eared Turtle with me. But above all the animals nothings compares my love for dogs. Yup I am in deed a dog person. I love it when they wag their tails when they saw you. I love it when they run towards you wanting for you to play with them. At one point I even want to have a big St. Bernard dog because of that movie "Beethoven". If I love dogs I hate cats. I don't know why I do but that changed ever since I've been with Yani. She loves cats so much and her cat "wish" is so darn cute! Anyway, here are some of my animal shots.

Kitty looking up @ Camp

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Color Exclusion Photoshop

"Takaktak" Cigarette street vendor

Color Exclusion is one of the most basic photo altering a photographer can do. IT's when when you exclude one of your subject and make them stand out by making color changes either with your subject or the background. I've sea