Friday, March 27, 2009

the invites

4 hours after the pictorial, here are what our team came up:

this is a good business idea. any takers out there who wanted to try our services?

amateur home studio

volunteered to take shots of the twins for their invitations in celebration of their 7th birthday. i was exhausted that day and so were the twins. at 10 in the evening, all energies went so high that i decided to do second set of pictorial and i set up a mini home studio.

this is how the we set up our amateurish studio using some long white cloth and a duct tape (plus accessories used in the shoot). no flash box, reflector, that black umbrella thing or whatsoever- just the camera and its built-in flash.

the built-in flash is enough already to flatten the background; at high intensity flash, the off background turned to white.

these are some of the shots i took with minimal post processing.

Monday, March 23, 2009

dodging bullet to m&m's

sure my blog title is exaggerated, but that is how i see this picture i discovered thru - so that means that this picture is not mine. i can only take shots of m&ms still on a black sheet, but exploding m&ms would just be in m dreams. this one surely uses a high-speed camera to capture the movement frame by frame. check out the photographer's gallery here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

tang fruit teaz flash mob.. idea was taken from t-mobile ad?

i was surprised to see this new tang fruit teaz commercial today cause it was very familiar... very much familiar... started recalling videos that i have seen, then poped out of my mind; and i was right, jayvee was there, taking video from his phone, when this flash mob happened.

with so much delight, i started reading comments posted for this video while on-repeat. to my surprise, somebody said that twas first done by the english lads for an advertisment, so i tried researching. twas t-mobile who did the very same idea in liverpool train station .. it is just they did it some 3 weeks ahead of this teazperiment done in the philippines.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

random nature shots

this is still in batangas. nothing to do with the beach so i posted it separately.

batangas beach

had to escape the pressure of work, so we decided to get away from the city and to feel cozy on a beach front suites last weekend; we ended up going to laia, batangas. while the sun heat is at its best, we were walking on the sands looking for a nice cheap place to stay, that is blue coral resort. had 30 minutes negotiation on the package and voila!! we're in!!

generally, the beach itself is nice. white (not boracay-fine) sands makes the scenery beautiful and relaxing. the resorts in laia, batangas is one nice beach for family getaway.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


been thinking of shooting the colorful uno and that wonderful thing that melts in your mouth not in your hands..

i cannot be too technical here 'coz i am just a beginner when it comes to photography. as far as i remember i used ISO 400, f3.5 - f5.6 on those photos, shutter speed at 1.3", an old cashmere shirt, a chair and a shoe box.