Posts tagged “digital photography


Just a catching up with some elementary classmates. ditch in some cameras and a tripod and boom!   (thus the shots)

It is so nice to be with these guys, i mean, they’re the ones that links me to my past. I must admit i kinda miss my grade school, those nuns who patiently teached us, those acacia trees, the ground where we played patintero, agawan base and chato after school while waiting for our school vans.

Years passed and yet these guys are still the same, I’m proud to say that we came from MILC! (now IHMS)

by the way, you can check my first batch of multiplicity shots and some steps how we did it 😀 (check it here :

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀

(big thanks to my IHMS pals for making this project possible, hopefully, madami tayo sa future, and to Angel for the place… shakeys daw guys, shakeys hehe)


Stop Motion Love [Part 2]

Using the stop motion treatment is the up coming trends when it comes to Pre Nuptial Videos. Depends on how they style and shot the sequence, it inevitably shows the creativity and quirkiness of the soon-to-be husband and wife.

Most of the Stop Motion inspired prenup videos found on YouTube are inspired by Oren Lavie’s Grammy nominated music video “Her Morning Elegance”, wherein couples will do sequences while lying to the floor.

Neil and I started using stop motion treatment on our Prenup Videos with Kate and Seth (check here and here). Using continuous shots, we’re able to capture some of their moments frame by frame thru series of photographs, stitch it with after effects and there you go, a stop motion video .

Now, even Neil is currently based in Dubai, were able to do another collaborative project and that’s the prenup video for Shy and Abet. I must commend Neil on calling the final shots, it made the “stitching” more easier.

please do check out what Neil and I did with their Prenup videos

btw, Sara Bareilles’ “Kaleidoscope Heart” is one of my favorite albums and I insisted her song “One Sweet Love” to be used on the first video and I think it matched the mood of the photos 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀

(btw, please do check out my facebook page for our upcoming video projects. just type :  The Ureiqn Project, then hit like, thanks)


Mainit ngayon pero mayroong lugar sa Bulacan na laging mahangin. Nakakafrustrate tuloy doon lumipat at doon na tumira. Minsan, naiingit ako sa nanay ko dahil marunong siya sumipol, nagtatawag ng hangin pag siya’y naiinitan,  at sa di maipaliwanag na dahilan, darating ang malamig na bugso ng hangin, panandaliang pinapawi ang init at at napapangiti ang mga daanan nito.

Salamat sa hangin, di man nakikita ng lahat, pinapaaalahanan nito ang tao na tumigil sandali at huminga

salamat muli kina Abby at Val 2.0 sa tulong nila sa project na ito 😀

CRANE LOVE PROJECT : the story and inspiration

Got inspired with some beautiful digital artworks of Aquarius Frali. His interesting style of visual story telling caught my attention.

Aquarius Frali is so lucky to have some friends that understands  his unique style and pose in front of his camera. I tried to do some with my friend but it is awkward  explaining what your digital artwork supposed to look like  to  your subject.

Well, here’s my first attempt entitled “Crane Love Project”. Thanks Abby for helping me out on this one 😀 Not Bad

This project was inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki

According to Wikipedia, Sadako Sasaki  was a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home by Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako is remembered through the story of attempting to fold a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day a symbol of innocent victims of war.

Sadako was at home when the explosion occurred, about one mile from Ground Zero, she was blown out of the window and her mother ran out to find a child, she suspected she may be dead but she found her two year old daughter alive. In November 1954, Sadako developed swellings on her neck and behind her ears. In January 1955, purple spots had formed on her legs. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with leukemia (her mother referred to it as “an atom bomb disease”). She was hospitalized on February 21, 1955, and given, at the most, a year to live.

Several years after the atomic bomb, an increase in leukemia was observed especially among children. By the early 1950s it was clear that the leukemia was caused by radiation exposure.

On August 3, 1955, Sadako’s best friend Chizuko Hamamoto came to the hospital to visit, and cut a golden piece of paper into a square to fold it into a paper crane, in reference to the ancient Japanese story that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods. A popular version of the story is that Sadako fell short of her goal of folding 1,000 cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed the 1,000 and buried them all with her.

Though she had plenty of free time during her days in the hospital to fold the cranes, she lacked paper. She would use medicine wrappings and whatever else she could scrounge up. This included going to other patients’ rooms to ask to use the paper from their get-well presents. Chizuko would bring paper from school for Sadako to use.

During her time in the hospital her condition progressively worsened. Around mid-October her left leg became swollen and turned purple. After her family urged her to eat something, Sadako requested tea on rice and remarked “It’s good.” Those were her last words. With her family around her, Sadako died on the morning of October 25, 1955 at the age of 12.

So again, thanks Aquarius Frali for the inspiration and Abby for being patient 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀




Backlogged T.T

Yes! summer is here!

it means, no more classes. Saturdays are mine again. Don’t get me wrong. Taking masters is fun but i miss hanging out here in my pad, sketching, writing and  waiting for my pals to drop by.

Oh well. I have so many things to tell you but still can’t write about them because I have to wait till next week (and because of this Stupid connection. thanks a lot Smart bro or should i say, Dumb bro!)

Several new addition to my growing library like this one “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need” Graphic Novel by Daniel Pink and TOKYOPOP’s Rob Ten Pas which I finished reading, before buying. 😀

MV Fuji Maru Experience as part of the press  during the 38th SSEAYP Ship for  Southeast Asian Youth Program from Japan.

Hullabaloos while doing my thesis on Cross Cultural Communication entitled “Communication patterns of the Relocated Urban Poor Students  and
San Jose del Monte Bulacan students and faculty and how these
affect the students’ academic performances.” (isa lang masasabi ko..nakakagigil XD)

Our documentary about the impending water scarcity in Metro manila by 2015 entitled “DALOY”, it took group almost 2 sems (and our jobs) to finish this thing. Pero worth naman. CMMA here we come! 😀

Surprise visit sa dating office.  Nice to see my research colleagues again. well, nasurprise din ako to see some of my artworks framed and hanging in a well lit gallery. those artworks are for the Anti Drug Courier campaign of Philippine Information Agency and PDEA. the exhibit started Feb 1, PIA’s 25th anniversary. PNOY was there (and grace Lee too hehe) to grace the event. Those artworks and some infographics I created for the campaign are included on the entry sent by the company to the 47th Anvil Awards (Oscars of Public relations). And yes, we won a Merit Award for the category – Public Relations Program on a Sustained Basis. Sayang, walang photo op with the trophy.

Also they gave me a copy of the published 113th Philippine Independence day Commemorative book which I worked and billed as a researcher.  Second time my name was published in a book 😀

Photos from ToyCon 2011.2 months before Komikon 2012 then Toycon 2012 one month after 😀 countdowns. (must have new dslr by then)
ehem ehem…
Sessions with Abby and Val 2.0, my second attempt to incorporate graphics to my shots, it;s been a while since the last time i tried the approach i used in PUP Photohike Doodle project, still can’t upload albums in my facebook due to incompetent internet connections, again thanks Smartbro. para kang cinderella, May curfew XD
hmmm. hope I could write again…soon 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless

Shopping Mecca of the South : ALDEVINCO

If you are in Davao and you find yourself looking for souvenirs before you fly back home, you should not think twice about going to Aldevinco Shopping Center. This is the favorite shopping area by many tourists. In fact, this is quite known to tourists for the take home products that are found in this establishment.

Pasalubong on a tight budget? ALDEVINCO it is.

Just ten minute ride from the hotel, we found ourselves amazed with the colorful souvenirs. Mindanao culture it is. I felt it more when a saw stores dedicated only to sell variety of Kulintang.

I want to bring home some of those but I’ll be having some problems carrying them. Frustrated, I asked some store owners if there’s a small version, some sort of an accent that I an put on my study table. unfortunately, It made me more frustrated when they told me they ran out of stock.

Evidently, majority of the stores in Aldevinco showcases their magnificent beadworks and products made of pearls. I ended up looking for a pearl accessories for my mom.

ALDEVINCO is often visited by tourists, balikbayans and even by delegates from various conventions held in Davao City. Most merchants and their “tinderas” speak the Tagalog dialect and price haggling or “tawad” is welcome especially when you buy in bulk or when you are the “buena-mano” (first buyer of the day). I even taught a British National how to make a bargain, and she ended up having 3 sets of medium size kulintang and an authentic Moro shield. kewl. I envy you

ALDEVINCO currently houses over 100 shops of souvenirs such as Davao native products, various Batik products (bags, dusters, slippers, table cloths, etc.), textiles imported from Indonesia and Malaysia, antique and brass items, and even indigenous musical instruments. It has become a major tourist attraction for its wide variety of ethnic products.

Speaking of batik products, can’t help myself drooling on their colorful bags and pashminas, I called my mom on the spot to ask her which one she wants. I came out of the store with 3 sets of pashmina, 2 batik handbags and a handful of small pouches. My mom just made me shop for her kumares too T.T

then surprisingly, there’s a store selling these trinkets, these small cute kulintangs. Made some bargain, kinulit si manang, she finally gave in and gave me those trinkets 5 pcs/100 pesos. I brought 20 pieces, I have many friends back in Manila you know hehe 😀

then some woodworks 😀 again, can’t carry some large souveniers so I ended up contented taking some pictures.

then back looking for some colorful accessories for my mom and her kumares 😀

last minute before we leave, I brought some shirts for me and my brother. I must say, it’s a good buy for 150 pesos per shirt. The prints are nicely designed, durable  and not that tacky for a souvenir shirt. I brought 4 😀 3 for me haha. masyado natuwa. 😀

Then outside of ALDEVINCO, you’ll find fresh and candied fruits like durian and pomelo. You could also purchase a packed tuna and fresh or frozen seafood that you can bring back home. At dahil season ng Suha, I brought a box for 400 pesos. It contains 10 medium sized pomelo and 4 trays of sliced Durian for 200 pesos only:D

By the way, in front of Aldevinco, you’ll find…

Indeed, Aldevinco Shopping Center has made a nice niche for itself in the city of Davao. It is generally promoted and known for being the citys ultimate source of ethnic, native and antique products. In fact, it could probably boast to be the only shopping center that offers the products that Davao is truly proud of.

So there you go guys, when you’re in Davao, pay ALDEVINCO a visit.

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀

Kagebunshin Technique

Got inspired by series of posts  made by Sir EngrMoks, I tried the trick that I thought only a ninja like Naruto can do 😛

Called the multiplicity photography, it’s  all about creating an effect of cloning anything and everything you want to, in one single picture, of-course without having to play with anybody’s genes.

All you need  is to get a high resolution, good camera and a tripod to keep it steady. Next, ruffle up your imagination to see what you want to create.

Have a subject.

Use the manual mode of your camera and keep it at one place from the start till the end. Try using a remote shutter if possible to avoid even that teeny- weenie distortion that might result from touching it.

Let the subject move around to the different positions you have already imagined. Make sure the positions are not repeated and are not at the same place. Click on.

Out of many options of image editing,  Adobe Photoshop is the most user-friendly.

Start with the far most picture and move towards the frontal pictures. This is the time to showcase your technical skills and bring out an arty blend of technology and vision.

So with no further ado, here’s my year’s worth of multiplicity shots in various places:


Bangui Windmills – Ilocos Norte

In some random subdivision

Gothic emote  sa kusina 😀

Sa Grotto grounds sa Bulacan

Somewhere in  Intramuros

Pagudpud Beach, Ilocos Norte

at home. 😀

Random church grounds somewhere in Ilocos Norte


and lastly in  a random cemetery

I must admit that my take is kinda raw, but it’ll progress, I’m sure 😀

for more examples, you may check out some cool multiplicity shots here ,   here and here  :   so there you go, grab your camera and tripod and try this awesome trick 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless

(btw, I want to extend my big thanks to my pals for their patience and time while i’m having fun doing this trick 😀 )