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White Water Rafting in Cagayan de Oro

White water rafting has three levels according to their difficulty: Extreme, Advanced and Beginner Level. Advanced level will be treated to 20 rapids, while Beginner has 12 rapids. Extreme offers a set wilder rapid. Cost of Beginners is P700 per head, P1,000 for Advanced and P2,000 for Extreme. Minimum number of persons vary from level to level. Beginner and Advance requires 6 persons, while Extreme requires 20 persons per trip. It there are less than the minimum in your group, […]

Polluted Sunrise Over the Metropolis

  Very early this morning, I roused myself from bed to go to my friend’s high-rise condominium that overlooks the city for an opportunity to shoot city skyline. I thought that the long weekend of November 1 to 4 lowered the pollution level in the metro. Therefore, a sunrise shot would probably be good. Lo and behold, this is what I saw in an early morning shoot. Shot at 6:03:53, November 05, 2012. Canon 40D, 70-200mm f/11, set at 170.0mm.

Habagat Drowns Metro Manila

The first part of August saw the tempest of nature’s wrath. Torrential rains poured unceasingly leaving 80% of Metro Manila underwater. School- and office-operations are affected as students and people cannot leave their homes. Our street is hardly flooded. But I guess we are not lucky this time. Waters rose to knee-deep. Going out is just so inconvenient unless one is willing to wade through the flood waters. As I was observing brave souls wade through murky water in front […]

Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder

Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder The search for beauty is fundamental in every man. The search is as relevant from the time of our cave dwelling parents to our generation today. It makes me wonder what was the concept of beauty among cave dwellers, when grooming was in its early stage, when shampoo and perfumes and jewelry were not invented yet. Or even among our fundamentalist Muslim sisters who cover every single part of their bodies with black […]

Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free

Found this blog by Tony Wu, which I find well written and thought out. Many “friends” ask for free shoot without realizing the implications. In the same way, many photographers agree to shoot for free. Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free Dear potential photo buyer, If you have been directed to this page, it is likely that you have requested the use of an image or images for free or minimal compensation. As professional photographers, we receive requests for […]

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Splashes of milk on cookies

I played around with the concept of splashing milk on cookies using high-speed photography. We rigged the cookies are hot glued on a 3 feet stainless bar to position. Using regular studio flash for high speed photography does not work, unless you used specialised flashes like broncolor with short flash duration. Since we do not have those expensive equipment, we used Nikon flashes. We used two speedlites for this type of photography. When set to low power, speedlites give out short […]

Senakulo at Cainta

  Cainta, Philippines. In a country where almost 90 percent are Catholics, Holy Week holds a special part in the lives of Filipinos. Passion plays are staged in many parts of the country. Each place has its own unique interpretation of costumes and practices that revolves around the passion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible. In this small town of Cainta, their version is characterized by bright colors and interesting face make-up. While other places in the country […]

Wow Mali

It was a little past 12pm when I arrived in Davao International Airport. I went directly to the check in counter and found that it was close. Confident that I came early enough to my 1.40pm flight, I asked the man in the counter when they are going to open. He looked at me with hesitation, and told me that are already closed. Anyway he took my ticket and proceeded to check me in. He was very nice, in fact […]