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Occassional blogger, photography enthusiast, apparel designer, engineer and a big believer of God. In my spare time I love to create DIY projects or chase the bliss of solitude, sipping a cup of nicely brewed coffee, munching some yummy cookies while reading a good book in a new place with a great view.

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Weekly Photo Memes

Oct 2, 2012

If I have to name a hobby or a skill that I'd like to take to the next level that would be photography and such was my objective when I planned to give my cousin who happens to be my godchild as well,  a photoshoot to highlight her entrance to womanhood. I thought of it as a perfect 18th birthday present.

Armed with some skills acquired from my online readings and some practice, I know I can pull this through like a real "pro" I wish ;).

There's a saying that your best camera is the one you have with you. I always put that in mind when taking a shot, be it my HTC phone or my Nikon DSLR. So even though I'm not fully equipped with the perfect cam and the right lens and the most up to date accessories, I know I have to make the most of what I have. My limited and basic but trusty gadgets include my 3yr old Nikon D5000, my 35mm f/1.8  lens and my 5 in 1 reflector and then I psyche myself to shoot like a pro and work around my limitations. Well, I definitely need an assistant who'll glady do it in exchange of a BonChon meal, our future photographer, my nephew Kheil ;)

what made it possible

The silver reflector did the trick of putting in a glowing light despite the very cloudy and gloomy weather and I'm glad we were able to take enough shots before the rain fell hard on us. There was supposed to be one more outfit change in some part of these historic university but then we were already soak and wet. I would have considered taking shots with rain on the background, that certainly will bring in the dramatic effect but my camera is not protected to withstand such but yeah I'll have to take note of that next time and prepare my cam for these kinds of circumstances.

Well, I think I did good for an amateur :)) This practice did really point me to areas I need to improve next time around.

Here's the 40 pages softcover photobook to complete my gift courtesy of  Photobook Philippines . So far they are the best online photobook company I've utilized that offers good quality and a very reliable delivery system.


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