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Light it

Published January 20th, 2013

Model: Princess Ontengco

Location: Starbucks at Corthian Hills, Philippines

Shot with Canon 500D , 600 EX-RT and 50mm 1.8

I recently bought a speedlite with wireless transmitter that only thing I don't have was something to diffuse it.

My friend Princess told me that she is available (don't try to think of something else I mean is to shoot) and the parking lot in their condo was under construction and we can shoot there. So i said sure why not? that's great!

With extra money in my pocket before I went to her home I bought a 60x60 Softbox and a light stand from Pixel Pro (Cyberzone Megamall) but unfortunately when I arrived on the location the light stand couldn't stand from the slope and people are starting to gather around us. Luckily Princess told me the room next to them is empty so she tried talking to the owner of the condo if we can shoot and we got a go signal.

It was first hard for the first time but Princess made it easier by being patient.

In the end of the day for me ...

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Lesson Learned

Published January 18th, 2013

Model: Michelle Manalang

Location: Boni High Street, Philippines

Shot with Canon 500D , 600 EX-RT and 50mm 1.8

As a weekly or monthly basis I alway try to shoot friends for photography training.

For this week/month my friend Michelle steps in and we decided to make the shoot in Boni High Street ( It is a street retail concept in the Philippines ). No one is getting paid for this shoot because it was just for practice and fun so I didn't ask any permit for the place.

We went there on a saturday morning where there is less people around. As we walk around we stop shoot with different location. I was surprise when a policeman came to us asking because we were already doing this for more than 2hrs. He asked us what is the purpose of the shoot even though I told him that It was for fun, he told us that we can not shoot anymore because I have professional camera. (500D which is in the category of beginner?) I was a little bit disappointed to know that I can not shoot if I look like pro. So ...

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My First

Published January 18th, 2013

Model: Princess Ontengco

Location: Starbucks at Corthian Hills, Philippines

Shot with Canon 500D , 18-55mm kit lens

Hello! this is my first photo shoot and my first model is my good friend Princess Ontengco. The concept of the shoot came from one of her posted picture in Facebook. The photo is composed with her currently favorite book Fifty Shades , cigarettes, and a coffee from Starbucks. That photo made me wanted to shot her portrait with the same stuff and location for me to able to tell who is she and what she likes. The main plan was to shoot her in the same coffee shop where her posted photo was taken but she remembered this another branch of Starbucks which looks better and visited by less people.

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