When I Got Into the World of EOS

This is the old commercial of the Canon EOS 350D that actually inspired me to take up photography as a hobby:

I once was hooked into photography that I bought every accessory I could barely afford. Now, it’s so sad to see them just lying around, gathering dusts. ‘Continue Reading When I Got Into the World of EOS’

Travelogue Series: Coron, Palawan

What made this trip more fun, beside the photo op, was that I was in the company of 16. Just imagine the constant laughter throughout the duration of the tour.

The tour package for a group this size with Coron Village Lodge amounted to P4,400 each person inclusive of meals, snacks, boat rentals, entrance fees, tour guides and transportation (including airport van transfer).

Photoworld Asia 2009 Schedule

Photoworld Asia or Photoworld Manila, whatever you want to call it, is set to open the exhibit in the Glorietta Activity Center on January 29 to February 3, 2009.

I’m looking forward to joining this photographic event, just like last year. I’ll have it marked in my calendar.

From the official website:

PhotoWorld Asia 2009 is a photography convention and trade exposition for the photography industry in the Philippines and neighboring countries in Asia. This year’s event holds simultaneous activities from January 29 to February 3, 2009 at the Glorietta Ayala Center and the Asian Institute of Management in Makati.

The trade show at the Glorietta Ayala Center will be open to the public the whole time during PhotoWorld Asia 2009 from January 29 to February 3. It will feature the latest products from the major players in the industry including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, HP, Panasonic and many others.

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Rekindling My Love for Photography

I bought two photography magazines today, hoping to rekindle my lost (I hope really not) love for photography.

I have not been shooting for quite some time already. And I thought buying the latest issues of Digital Photographer Philippines (DPP) and I-Mag Photography, both from local publishers, would help me go out and shoot.

Looking forward to more photo opportunities in my trip to Baguio sometime next week.

Bullet Points: Facebook, Friendster, Tumblr, Prime Lenses

Tumblr Search

Good news for Tumblr users. Now we don’t have to wait anymore for Google to index our pages in tumblr in order for Google Custom Search to actually display search results from our tumblr archives. Tumblr now has a built-in search.

Wait, now how am I gonna implement this in my tumblelog?

The Power of Prime Lenses

Oftentimes, beginners dismiss prime lenses as inconvenient. And they overlook the positive side of it:

  • They are usually cheaper as compared to equivalent zooms, as they are less complicated to design and manufacture.
  • They usually produce better pictures. No rotating elements as for zooms, so usually no setbacks for the convenience of zooms. I don’t really have no pictures as evidence to back that argument. Just better ask the experts. But, really, based on experience, one usually makes the most our of his/her DSLR while using prime lenses.
  • It helps you become more creative with your composition, as you zoom by your feet.

Not convinced yet? Read more from here.

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Bullet Points: Photography, Eraserheads, Credit Cards

147xxxx – Starbucks Barista

Making your latte, working with the motto "just say yes," dealing with the hobos, the clueless, the regulars, and amazing(ly dumb) customers. I'm your starbucks barista.

Published for Credit?

Would you be sufficed with just credit (instead of cash) for your photos used in a magazine publication? If it’s a non-commercial publication, my answer would be a big Yes! But if it’s for commercial, I would like to think twice.

This is the same question that Marky posted on me when he was asked for his photo to be published in some magazine, I can’t remember the details anymore. But for me, as long as the user does not gain any financial benefit from the use of my photo, I would consider it a big favor and honor that someone liked my photos. Just like when someone asked me to use the photo “Our Lady of Penafrancia” I shot in the Manila Cathedral last year:

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Roxas Boulevard, Mall of Asia, Bonifacio High Street, Serendra

Did really miss shooting for the last three weeks because of the busy schedule. During which time, my camera was not even out of the bag, thus the house. Really have a lot of catching up to do.

Below are the latest photos I had during my travel around the metro:

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