Pinhole Revisited: Hand-held With Flash!

Pinhole camera images are usally unsharp. These camera types are mounted on a tripod due to the long exposures required to form an image. Here are my experimental pinhole images that I took hand-held! The photo below of the cat and blue patterns are with fill-flash. More on this next time. Enjoy!

Commited To The Academe

In pursuant of my fine art photography, the invitation from St. Benilde College to teach 6 units of major subject under their B.A. Photography Program came as a great privileg offered to yours truly. The academe is always home to new and old ideas which I usually blend together to creat new artworks. Teaching is indeed learning twice! Moreover, we are tasked to produce the first historic batch of BA in Photography graduates in the Philippines! Mil-gracias to Chairperson Mr. Leo Santos for the vote of confidence to moi. We will do St. Benilde proud in the world of Philippine photography and the world.

IMAGE Visits the FPPF

The Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) welcomes Janet Martin and Andie Turner of Image Photo Services. Janet is the Personnel Manager (my mentor) and Andie is the Development and Training Manager of Image. The Miami-based company is the largest and best photo consessionaire in the cruise ship photo industry. As an x-ship photog myself I can attest to the profitability of this industry and elan of Image photogs that competition hopes to aspire. In the photo above you see Andie encouraging some FPPF Basic Photography batch 3 paxs to venture into the profitable world of cruise ship photography. Too bad they couldn't stay a little longer for the PhotoWorld Asia because these perpetual jet-setters are on a very tight itenirary recruiting/training photogs worldwide for the whole year! (Photos by webmaster: Chris Malinao)

It's PhotoWorld Asia 2009

PhotoWorld Asia 2009 is a photography convention and trade exposition for the photography industry in the Philippines and neighboring countries in Asia. This year's event holds simultaneous activities from January 29 to February 3, 2009 at the Glorietta Ayala Center and the Asian Institute of Management in Makati.

The trade show at the Glorietta Ayala Center will be open to the public the whole time during PhotoWorld Asia 2009 from January 29 to February 3. It will feature the latest products from the major players in the industry including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, HP, Panasonic and many others.

The convention and seminars at the Asian Institute of Management will be open only to registered delegates. The seminars will be held at SGV Hall, AIM Conference Center, Benavides corner Paseo de Roxas Streets, Makati City.

Master photographers Hanson Fong, Mary Fisk Taylor and Jamie Hayes are the featured speakers in the Master Class photography seminars. Wedding and Portrait photography will be given much emphasis during the workshops.

The full schedule and other actitivies at PhotoWorld Asia 2009 are as follows:

THURSDAY January 29
4:00 pm — Opening of Photo Exhibit at the Art Space, 3rd F, Glorietta Ayala Mall
6:00 pm — Opening of Trade Show at the Activity Center, Glorietta Ayala Mall

FRIDAY January 30
7:00 - 8:00 am —Registration at the AIM Conference Center
8:30 - 10:00 am — Copyright Law Applications by Atty Rod Vera LL.M
10:00 - 12:00 nn — Strobist Photography by Jun Rapanan & Victor Sison
1:30 - 3:00 pm — Underwater Photography by Gutsy Tuason
3:30 - 5:00 pm — Color Management by Nick Tuason

SATURDAY January 31
8:00 - 9:30 am — Capturing Moments by Bobot Go and George Cabig
9:30 - 10:00 am — Group picture taking at the Zen Garden, ACCM
10:30 - 12:00 noon — Portrait and Wedding Workshop by Mary Fisk Taylor
1:00 - 5:00 pm — Portrait and Wedding Workshop by Mary Fisk Taylor
5:00 pm — Photographers' Nite at the AIM Conference Center

SUNDAY February 1
8:00 - 9:30 am — VR Stitch 360 by Aperture
10:00 - 12:00 nn — Master Class Photography Workshop by Jamie Hayes
1:00 - 5:00 pm — Master Class Photography Workshop by Jamie Hayes

MONDAY February 2
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. — Sports Photography by Neil Confesor
10:15 - 12:00 nn — Master Class Photography Workshop by Hanson Fong
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. — Master Class Photography Workshop by Hanson Fong

TUESDAY February 3
Whole Day — Wedding, Bridal Portraiture & The Great Outdoor by Hanson Fongat Fernbrook, AlabangWhole Day — Studio Portrait Posing and Lighting Techniques by Jamie Hayes and Mary Fisk Taylorat the Angel Light Studio

Registration fee will be P4,500 from Dec. 20 to January 29, and P5,000 on seminar days.

Register Online or call at tel nos.: 528-0371 or 524-7576. See you there!

Ad Photography with Nikon Speedlights

Veteran advertising photographer Rod Banzon shocked me when he shared with me the fact that he sometimes shoots ad photo projects at 6 megapixels, fine JPEGs, ISO 800, illuminated with available light only. And his clients aren’t complaining! What aides Rod is a tripod, macro lense and lighting mastery. While I don’t yet have the cojones to duplicate his settings, I’m confident enough to shoot (at least) with portable Nikon Speedlights at lower ISO settings. Here are some pics of such shoots for David Salon.