26 Apr 2013
in Photography Tags: anniversary, Digital Photographer, Digital Photographer Philippines, digital photography, photography, workshops
Spread it like a virus.. The biggest FREE photography event in the country is happening on May 4! Lectures and live shoots from the best filipino photographers, great raffle items, awesome exhibit, booze, and everything nice.. Save the date and share to all your friends. Leggo!
For more information, visit the following websites:
Facebook: DPP Magazine
13 Mar 2013
in Musings, Photography Tags: Mark Terence Sy, musings, photography, Photoshop
I said, “Welcome back to me, Photoshop. Long time no everything,” because it is only now, in the past three months, that I have opened this application to work on my photos. So long that I have, I believe, forgotten how to use it.
If you notice, I have a new watermark, and I am trying to do justice to it by putting it on photos that I am proud of myself and amusing myself with its placement every time.
If there are some differences in the ways I process my photos now, I have the following to thank for:
1. Mark Terence Sy – for the mentorship and the workshop last December where I learned a few camera tricks and tips, as well as how to use Adobe Bridge in some ways, among other things, of course.
2. My workshop classmates who basically taught me the existence of some, as well as how to use, awesome Adobe Photoshop plug-ins. I have not mastered them as I have not been sitting long enough in front of my laptop in the past months to effectively learn anything.
3. Some cheap filters that I acquired in November 2012 that I have also not mastered enough but yes, I will get there, that because they are cheap and I do not know anything, have also taught me how to use my camera in such a way that I shoot with the knowledge that I will crop the vignetted edges.
4. Some people and experiences to draw inspiration from. Not to mention infographics brought to me daily by my fantabulous Facebook feed.
12 Mar 2013
in La Union, Photography Tags: Digital Filipino, DIM2013, La Union, photography, Poro Point, Thunderbird Resorts
I am almost always obsessive-compulsive with the way I post my photos and blogs, making them as chronological as possible, but if I have to be such at this point, I believe I will never be able to get back on track on this blog. There are just too many photos to wade through and too many stories to process.
I was in Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point, La Union last January 26th to attend the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit organized and spearheaded by Janette Toral of Digital Filipino. As I am still writing the blog on it, yes I know, nearly two months later, I will post the photos of the resort first, because I, in my eagerness to use my new watermark, decided to spend hours picking up my post processing knowledge. Believe me, it had been all over the floor.
As participants of the summit, we were given the chance to tour the resort. And as one of the last participants to actually leave, and to be honest I suppose, the most persistent, I, together with my newfound friends from Team Spyder – Francis Romero and Aris Suarez, was given the chance to take a tour of one of the villas.
Thunderbird Resorts in Poro Point is beautiful and the photos speak for themselves. I was also at the same summit in Thunderbird Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal, a week later and I have to say that I found the mountain resort more breathtaking than the one in La Union. Sadly though, there would be no photos like these because I. forgot. my. camera. at. home that day.
Much thanks to Thunderbird Resorts, the staff, most especially Joma Giron, for the generous accommodations at the resort, and Digital Filipino, for holding the summit in La Union. This is just one of the reasons why I think the summit was awesome.
Overlooking the sea:
In color, click here.
07 Jan 2013
in Family, MOMents, Photography Tags: Bicol, Camarines Sur, family, Lia, MOMents, photography, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Gardens Resort, travel
Lia was borrowed by her grandparents during the weekend and I was missing her so much that I went back to the photos taken at Stonehouse Gardens Resort while we were in Bicol last month. This is really, I could say, Part 2 of Lia and her Mama at Stonehouse Gardens.
01 Jan 2013
in Camarines Sur, Family, MOMents, Photography Tags: Bicol, Camarines Sur, family, Lia, MOMents, photography, Stonehouse Gardens, Stonehouse Gardens Resort, travel
Having finally decided that Lia and I will never come back to live in Bicol, we embarked on a road trip to haul all of our stuff back to Manila. We used to travel together every two weeks when Lia and I were both based in Bicol in 2011 but this was Lia’s first return trip to Bicol after leaving nearly ten months before. We allotted two out of the three-day long weekend for just driving the 900+ kilometers back and forth, and only one day to stay and roam around the area. This mainly meant having coffee at Starbucks Magsaysay, dropping by Bigg’s Diner and Red Platter, having kinalas and puto bucayo. Of course we could have done more but with the limited time, we had to prioritize the ones I missed the most.
I have always wanted to go up and visit Stonehouse Gardens, and because we had no plans of ever coming back, it was imperative that we go this time.
We arrived a few minutes before four in the afternoon on the first Saturday of December. The sun was nearly at the horizon and behind the clump of trees by the fence. After refreshing ourselves with glasses of juice served by the resort and take-out food from Bigg’s Diner, we went on a walk around the place and took photos. The setting sun gave just the right light for what would become some of my favorite photos for the year 2012.
31 Dec 2012
in Camarines Sur, Photography Tags: Bicol, Camarines Sur, HDR, Mt. Isarog, photography, Stonehouse Gardens Resort, travel
One of the very first things I learned about when I first arrived in Naga last year was the existence of a semi-private mountain resort nestled in the foot of Mt. Isarog, Stonehouse Gardens Resort. I have vowed, and repeatedly tried in the course of many months, to get there, only to be stopped by typhoons, floods, time constraints and my general need to move about the country all the time. One December weekend though, we finally made it. And this was the result. A few hours of shoot time on a cloudy day while playing peek-a-boo with the setting sun.
30 Dec 2012
in Freedom Bar, Music, Photography Tags: Freedom Bar, gigs, Join the Club, music, photography
JOIN THE CLUB
Biboy Renia – Vocals/Guitar
Brian Lotho – Drums
Congie Lulu – Bass
Migs Mendoza – Guitar/Vocals/Synths
30 Dec 2012
in Freedom Bar, Music, Photography Tags: Freedom Bar, gigs, Moonstar88, music, photography
Maychelle Baay – vocals/guitars
Paolo Bernaldo – bass
Bon Sundiang – drums
Herbert Hernandez – guitars
13 Dec 2012
in Photography, Restaurants Tags: catering, Christmas Party, food, Le Souffle by Chef Jessie, Makati at night, photography, Top of the Citi
A friend’s office Christmas party was held at Le Souffle by Chef Jessie at Top of the Citi on the 34th floor of the Citibank Tower in Makati last Friday and I went there to shoot it. They asked me to also take shots of the food, so I did, without really thinking that I was going to blog about it. But I kept coming back to these photos and making myself hungry that I thought, okay, I’m going to have to share this with other people, so they can get hungry with me. I love sweets. And these are just yummmmmy!