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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 23, 2012


Its been 2 months since I changed contact numbers and every time I'm meeting a business client, I'm reminded the urgent need to replace my existing business card. It just looks so unprofessional giving them a card with erasures.

As always I take pleasure in creating the card myself during my free time. I ended up doing 6 layouts and now I can't make up my mind which one to choose and make copies. My sisters are not  much of  help since they have different choices, so I'm thinking should I just go with my initial preference? Hmmm, what do you think?

My initial concept was just to make something simple but looks sweet and this is what I came up with. Until one friend kidded me it was Kris Aquino inspired, hahaha ... that prompted me to do another one.


tiger bc

On my second layout, I was thinking of some colors and stripes, what turned out was this.

cow bc

My third and fourth layout respectively have the same concept of printed background and kraft detail.

elephant bc


lion bc

On my fifth and sixth layout I thought a white background would look more relax so I ended up doing these two.

sheep bc


horse bc


Now I'm confused, hahaha.

One good friend put it this way to break her two final choice, she picked the one place on the elephant because she believes its trunk going up is luckier. Makes sense! So what do you think? Maybe you can help me pick :)) 


Which Card Layout Appeals to you Most?

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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