A number of firsts for me. It was my first time to shoot at Amos Cafe. No, it’s not my first time at Amos, having been there a number of times before, though I preferred to just sit outside and chat with friends and not shoot anything. It was also my first time to use a flash. I have never used a flash, ever. I used to be disinterested, but after a while, that little bug that makes you want to learn something new and get out of your comfort zone gets to you and you find yourself getting things you thought you would not ever want nor get.

I like Amos Cafe. I like the fact that it’s on the second floor, and has a balcony. It reminds me of Wharf Galley in Avenue Square. It’s really narrow though so I get self-conscious when I’m here. I feel like I run into everyone. Though I’m not averse to socializing, most people I meet would say I am aloof. I like that Amos Cafe is dark. I like dark places. Its good for hiding. I like that you can watch the gig outside through the glass walls. I like the fact that food and drinks are cheap though I dislike the fact that the menu is limited.

Since it was my first time to shoot at Amos. It took quite a while to get the right shots. Since I was also learning how to use my new flash, some shots had to suffer. Actually, a lot of shots. So forgive me for all these. I need more practice. Until I get the hang of this, you guys will just have to bear with me and my shortcomings.

The first band I shoot always suffer. So my apologies to Talata. Bawi na lang next time. Wink. (P.S. Happy birthday Mama Reyg.)

TALATA

Reyg – Kanta
James Roy – Gitara 1
Dacky – Tambol
Anton – Ma-Baho
Jomal – Gitara 2

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Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

The following were shot with the converters in place thus the graininess and blurriness.

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

And now back to the 50mm. Sometimes I really wish I have two camera bodies so I don’t have to keep on switching lenses.

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

Jomal was out of the country with Kamikazee on their North American tour. Ever since I learned that Sidney Abuel of Cross Fade Productions and the Linaos and us are all neighbors, we tend to hang out a lot. It’s so nice to have neighbors for friends! I’ve never had neighbors for friends. Haha.

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

With Mark Mijares of Electric Princess. Bandmate and guitarist Jeibi Joves of Electric Princess works at the same company with H. Jeibi had also just come back from a business trip to the US so it was a nice reunion. The short hair was quite surprising though. 😛 That being said, on to the next reunion gig guys – with Moki (Dhruva Tara) and Jomal! When is that happening? 🙂

Talata at Amos Cafe - Nov. 23, 2012

This was for the Somber November gig. Here’s the event poster. More photos coming.

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