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Typhoon Yolanda – Haiyan in Tacloban City

January 25, 2014 update: posted another blog article — My Typhoon Yolanda Afterthoughts December 20, 2013 update: posted another blog article —  The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath November 24, 2013 update: added new photos andView full post »

Product Shots: Leica M Monochrom

Here are some product shots of the Leica M Monochrom rangefinder camera. These were all taken with Nikon SB800 and SB700 Speedlights triggered via Pocketwizard Flex. Shot in black background to get that classic feel, hope you like them asView full post »

Size Comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR

Here’a s quick size comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR. The photo below shows a Panasonic G3 and a Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8 (24-70 equivalent on full-frame) side-by-side with a Nikon D3 and a Nikkor AFS 24-70mm 2.8. Just imagine theView full post »

Think Tank Retrospective 5 Bag Review

My Think Tank Retrospective 5 Bag Review. Hey guys, I have been so busy lately with a lot of stuffs… but finally I have the time to write. I wanted to make a blog article about my search for the “perfect” everyday cameraView full post »

Hon. Eden Chua-Pineda at the Philippine Women Judges Association Convention

Hon. Eden Chua-Pineda at the Philippine Women Judges Association Convention – Fashion Show, President’s Night, Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte. Hon. Eden Chua-Pineda Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/200, ISO 500, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFSView full post »

Creative Lighting with Nikon Speedlights

The power of creative lighting with Nikon Speedlights like the SB-800 in tandem with Pocketwizard Flex wireless triggers is on the portability of the lights especially when on an outdoor location shoot. I wouldn’t want to cart alongView full post »

High Speed Sync

High speed sync is basically triggering your flashes at more than the FP (focal plane) sync limit. The usual FP sync limit like my Nikon is at 1/250 shutter speed.  One of the benefits of engaging high speed sync is one can achieve shallowView full post »

Profile Lighting

Profile lighting was one of the lighting techniques demonstrated during the Leysamfoto Creative Portraits workshop. Profile lighting is one of my personal favorite lighting setup – very simple lighting actually but can be tricky.View full post »

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits workshop held last November 17, 2012 at the Oriental Leyte Hotel was definitely a memorable one for me. Actually, an extra memorable one, if there is such a thing hehe… I was so privileged and honored toView full post »

Featured Photo: Sabong – Cockfight

Featured Photo: Sabong – Cockfight “Sabong” is a local dialect Filipino term for cockfighting, a local tradition where people from all over town and neighboring municipalities gather in the arena (gallera) to watch andView full post »

Featured Photo: Memoirs of Biri

Featured Photo: Memoirs of Biri Spotted this while we were hiking the long stretch of the Biri Island’s coastal area. The terrain was slippery, I had to be extra careful not to skid or slide with my DSLR gears, we ended up safe andView full post »

Tabo in Black and White

Featuring some photos taken at the “Tabo” (Market Day) in black and white… I don’t have to say this again, but I really dig on the idea of shooting the world in black and white, but just don’t know how to goView full post »

Tabo – Market Day 2

I’m sharing more shots of the “Tabo” (Market Day) at Tanauan, Leyte. It’s a haven for photographers, well, not really, but at least for me – I’m really drawn into this type of photography. The colors,View full post »

Tabo – Market Day

“Tabo” is a local dialect term for market day… it is like an agora in the early days where people gather to buy and sell goods. Tabo is still practiced in many towns, and is still the most effective way to market a wideView full post »

Featured Photo: Silver Wedding Rings

Featured Photo: Silver Wedding Rings Silver Wedding Rings Photographer’s note: F/10, 1/10, ISO 200, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 105mm 2.8 VR, Benro C-298 tripod Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below thisView full post »

Featured Photo: Study

Featured Photo: Study Study Photographer’s note: F/2, 1/320, ISO 200, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4 Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me an email. Thanks for reading! KeepView full post »

Precious Moment

Photography is about capturing that precious moment. That is why wedding photography is one of the most dramatic fields in photography, it is the ability to record that moment on a static medium as forever. On the other hand, preciousView full post »

Landscape with a Telephoto

Sometimes, landscape with a telephoto lens can get the job done. We always equate wide angle lenses to landscape photography, while it is the more appropriate lens to use, sometimes a telephoto lens can be effective. It can create anView full post »

Why the full frame works for me?

Why the full frame works for me? There have been a lot of debate whether to go full frame or not. In the Nikon jargon it is whether to use DX or FX format. I was one of the early adaptors for the FX format when I first picked up the NikonView full post »

The Magic of the 200mm

The Magic of the 200mm. I’ll just share one of my favorite portraits, no flash, no reflectors, just straight on taken by one of the best portrait lenses out there, if not the best! I just miss shooting with this lens.   Laura,View full post »


Shadows are just as important as light. Pay attention to where the shadow falls against the light and it can give some interesting effects. Pardon me for the shot below, it’s a cliché shot but I admit having used this a couple ofView full post »

Shooting with the Nikkor AFS 60mm 2.8

I’ll be sharing some quick thoughts about shooting with the Nikkor AFS 60mm 2.8… It is a specialized lens for closeup work and macro photography. My first macro lens was a 105mm, I like it when I had it but for me 60mm fits theView full post »

Taal Lake and Volcano, Philippines

The beautiful Taal Lake and Volcano, situated in the province of Batangas, Philippines. It is a favorite tourist destination from Manila, it is only an hour drive to the cooler Tagaytay area where one can create one of the more nostalgicView full post »

My Pintados Experience

I wanna share my Pintados experience. I’ve been shooting the festival for a number of years now. One thing I felt is every year it’s getting different. And it’s not something new, last year (2011), the Pintados parade wasView full post »