Friday, November 30, 2007

Portrait entries (conceptual lighting)- Society of Portrait Photographers of the Philippines

I just came back from SPPP's Christmas party/outing held at Jonel's Resort in Calamba, Laguna. As a requirement for membership with the Society, each probationary member is to provide a studio portrait of its current members.

I took the challenge to apply my examination by accomplishing studio portraiture - outside the studio! Using 3 Nikon speedlight units and conceptual lighting techniques I have produced my portrait entries which I will be submitting in January to the committee.

Wedding and Portrait Photographer: Leah Taas

Wedding and Portrait Photographer: Orly Mercado

Past meets present.

Its been about 4 years since I last shot in film. In my previous wedding, i brought my Nikon F90 and some Kodak B&W Film to just take a few shots and compare it with my digital capture. I am still very much impressed with the results. Here are a few images scanned from the roll I used.

Is film still better than digital??? Try spotting the difference...:D

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Up for speed! Another Strobist challenge...

Dark and raining, it was a real challenge to capture the go-karts in action in Lenovo's event last night. Again using 2 SB-800s to get the job done, situating the speedlights on opposite sides of the track and after several attempts I was able to nail it! Like I said before, having to provide light without bringing those large and heavy strobes is a real breeze on assignment, I guess the hardest part was focusing the racers as they power out of the fastest bend on the track! :D

Too bad for John, he thought that by literally eating a strobe that would make him a Strobist! :D

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Strobist shoots Prada

My friend Ryan, asked me to shoot some old signature bags he had and I instantly thought that it would be good to put my sb-800's to the test! using only 2 speedlights, Ryan and his partner Kevin were very much satisfied with the results. As for me, making my clients happy without having to bring my studio lights was a real breeze for me!

More coming up...

Tomorrow I'm shooting for another friend of mine Pocholo, who wants some food shots for his resto and then I'm headed to Speedzone in the evening to shoot some Go-kart racing. Definitely, another day for a strobist put to the test! :D

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Richie & Rina - Engagement Portraits

Man: Jump! Woman: How high?! Thats something I was once told by a friend as to know if you have found your soul mate. I guess for Richie and Rina, they have already took the jump side by side! :D

Jayvee & Kathy - November 17, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

On Assignment

Yesterday was a different assignment for me, I enjoyed the environment very much - it reminded me of my childhood days! I was tasked to take shots for Everest Academy for their promotional AVP. The kids were so funny and they did pretty well! :D

Monday, November 05, 2007

Cris & Mireille Prenup (Ilocos)

This was my second time to visit the city of Vigan and explore the Ilocos region. Mireille had an ancestral house in Santa, Ilocos Sur which was were we stayed for three days. After about 11 hours of travelling, we were about 15 minutes away from Vigan City were we took some shots at the "Bantay" Bell Tower and then headed off to the streets of Vigan. I ate a lot of "Empanada" and lots of local food (which I cannot remember the names...), but they were all good! :D The following day, we went to Paoay Church, Lighthouse and the Wind Farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. Spent a lot of the time on the road but was so much fun exploring the Northern region of the Philippines which I really appreciated.

This is where we stayed during the trip.

Up North, cemeteries are a common sight along the national highway.

Inside the Lighthouse...

This was my workstation for three days! :D

Mireille's pop taking it easy...