Category : Portraits

365 Project : Day 207

This is my brother Richmond. Just a very “random-spur-at-the-moment” shoot 🙂 This was taken in front of our house in the Philippines. Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 200 Strobist: 580exII + white bond paper (as a bounce card) @ 1/8 power on camera left Trigger:  Canon 7D’s transmitter Post process: Skin retouching (healing brush) Dodging and burning Curves adjustments for overall toning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 186

It’s been a long time since my last post, that is because I’m on my annual vacation 🙂 This was taken in front of our house in the Philippines.  On this picture is my brother Richmond.  This is a very impromptu shoot, no planning, no concepts; we just thought of having a fun shoot and went for it.  I didn’t bring any lighting gear with me, this was just a 580exii  speedlite with a white bond paper tied to it […]

365 Project : Day 166

It’s not valentines day; I don’t know why they are both wearing red-ish shirts; I also don’t know what exactly they are doing;  I guess when your in-love, you don’t give a *bleep*! Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings: f9.0 | 1/160 | ISO 200 Post process: Adjusted curves to adjust tones Applied a little vignette Peace! /Mike

365 Project : Day 149

I was trying to capture the sunset and I was a bit disappointed with the sky due to the lack of clouds and suddenly I saw this girl watching the sunset. I wanted to ask her name and her story but I’m in no mood for a face slap 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye Settings: f8.0 | 1/125 | ISO 100 Post process: Dodging and burning Adjusted shadows & highlights Added a vignette below

365 Project : Day 145

Another underwater shot using my point and shoot cam, LX3.  By the way, this is my brother Arvin, showing his “muro-ami” moves 🙂 Gear: Lumix LX3 Settings: f2.0 | 1/2000 | ISO 80 Post process: Dodging and burning Adjusted Hue and Saturation Removed some distracting lines from the pool’s walls Can’t wait for the weekend 😀 /Mike

365 Project : Day 143

I’ve always wanted to know how it looks underwater; It intrigues me; I wanted to know what is happening to that place I can’t see.  It’s good that with the help of a camera, I can see what’s below the surface.  I used my point and shoot camera with this one, Lumix LX3 with underwater casing.   This is my first underwater shot 🙂 Gear:  Lumix LX3 Settings:  f4.5 | 1/800 | ISO 400 Post processing: Adjusted contrast Dodging and burning […]

365 Project : Day 140

I wish I could tell you what’s up with these two but… I really don’t know.   All I can tell is that, they look Korean, that’s it.   Anyway,  I think this couple adds the story in this picture. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings: f11 | 1/100 | ISO 500 Post processing: Dodging and burning Adjusted contrast Have a nice weekend everyone! /Mike

365 Project : Day 123

My objective here is to make a movie-poster-like image.  I’m just trying out something new here and learning a few tricks along the way.  Being a movie fan myself, I always tend to look closely to movie posters, checking the lighting, processing and hoping one day I’ll try something similar.  I enjoyed doing this effect 😀 Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 160 Strobist: Canon 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/4 power […]

365 Project : Day 105

Street photography is not really my thing;  I am not comfortable shooting on busy streets.  And because of that, I am missing out on things; street photography offers a different kind of images, it captures “life” of people and a lot more… Just trying out different things, which is what 365 is all about anyways. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm f2.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/15 | ISO 3200 Post processing: Used different blending modes to expand the tonal range […]

365 Project : Day 071

I’m trying to widen my repertoire of subjects and like everything in photography, lighting is the key.  I’m still learning, I don’t think I’m going to stop learning.  Learning is fun 🙂  Anyway, weekend is upon me 🙂 I couldn’t be happier 😀 Gear:  Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 Settings: f3.2 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist: Canon 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/4 power on camera left (main light) Canon 430exii @ 1/32 power on camera right […]