Well, I was requested to delay posting here the Super Mall Department Store (SM) fashion photos I took from the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX building. Meanwhile enjoy these photos. Along with the Shutterbug studio team (inset photo with Edwin and Monching), we were assigned prime spot infront of the media horde-but just for the SM Parisian fashion line. And a requested backstage photo studio setup was made in the dressing room for the models to pose for before walking down the catwalk. Wow! What a production by SM!
Rustan's Many Splendored Ladies in-store exhibit featured some of the best national costumes worn by Pres. Cory Aquino and some First Ladies of the past presidencies. Due to mixed lighting indoors I found it necessary to use my two Nikon SB Speedlights as main lights to minimize the cross shadows of available pin lights and other light sources.
Shooting heavy steel cabinets, vaults and steel doors for a local manufacturer proved to be my limit. That's around 60 products with two variations in a hot, humid, noisy, dusty factory environment that stalled my Nikon DSLR, slowed down the laptop and affected my circulation! My production assistant was heroic in Mark Lidio-thank you, sir, for not quitting on me when my gears did! Many, many, many lessons were learned even more. When I look back all I can say is "whew!"