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Project 52 – Week 6 Weddings

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This coming May 17, 2015 would be my third year of taking photography into another level. What started as taking photos with my iPhone 4S of people, places and things which I thought was interesting and that I wanted to share to the world through this website, I followed the advice of my high school principal and got myself my first DSLR, Canon EOS 600D that came with a EFS 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, and the rest as they say is history. Continue reading Project 52 – Week 6 Weddings

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Project 52 Weeks – Week 2 Light

In photography having the correct light is important and it is often use to add drama to the scene. As photographer we are taught of going for proper or correct exposure but that is not always the case. Here is one photo that I took of the inside of a chapel.

Here I went for the shot that highlights the altar using only the light coming from the window above the altar and from those coming from the roof. Having no tripod with me as this was an unplanned trip, I had to use the slowest shutter settings possible without producing camera shake. I still wanted to produce the effect of bringing the focus of the one looking at the photograph to the subject which is the altar.
This is the chapel viewed from the outside just to illustrate how harsh the light during the time I was taking the shot inside. This one I had to again make changes to my camera settings since more light is available, not doing so will leave me with an overexposed photograph.
What I learned during my almost three years in photography is that although we strive to get the correct exposure, sometimes breaking that rule produces good or even great photographs. This things you would not learn unless you get out with your camera and keep shooting.
Photo taken using Canon EOS 70D with a Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at Chapel On The Hill in Batulao, Batangas.

Churches:Manila Cathedral

Inside the newly renovated Manila Cathedral
Inside the newly renovated Manila Cathedral

The newly-renovated Manila Cathedral was opened to the public just in time for the observance by the Filipino Catholics of the Holy Week. It was worth the long wait.

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The pipe organ of the newly-renovated Manila Cathedral

It was difficult to get a decent shot of the cathedral as a lot of people are always in the shot, besides getting bumped while focusing. Since my usual practice is to compose the shot before hitting the button, just like a film photographer, it took me some time to get these shots. Though from the shots that I got, it was all worth it.

The inside of the Manila Cathedral after renovations
The inside of the Manila Cathedral after renovations

So if ever you are in Metro Manila or visiting the Philippines, don’t forget to visit this church. It is in Intramuros, Manila and if you are a tourist and this place is not in your itinerary, ask your tour guide to add this place as part of your tour. Besides it is very near Fort Santiago also in Intramuros, Manila which is a regular on any tour.

Photos taken with a Canon EOS 600D and Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5USM lens.

Let’s do a photo shoot here

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In my almost 40 years of existence, I’ve been to this park only once when I was asked by a pianist friend to cover his concert inside the chapel and it was at night so I really didn’t see the details of this place. So last Saturday I thought of visiting this place and take some shots myself after seeing some photos on my friend’s Facebook account. Upon entering the gate I saw a lot of photographers, amateurs and pros, having open photo shoots all around the park. It made me smile as I found another place where photographers can shoot their hearts out without being hassled by security. Here I saw photographers with their gears freely allowed to do photo shoots with their models wherever they want to. Now I got another place to shoot besides the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City.

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I plan to do some photo shoot here when I have the time. Most probably after I am done with my shoot at Alta Rios Resort and Conference Center on April 9 and 11. Though I plan to do it on a weekday and hopefully they allow it on those days.