FPPF Photography Workshops With Joe

The 4th quarter of this year might find me posting fewer articles in this blog of mine, due to a hectic schedule ahead. I'm mandating certain rest days just to charge my batts and garner my wits. Nevertheless, here are the official posters the FPPF had me made and revised for the duration of this year. For my Cruise Ship Photography workshop, please call the FPPF to confirm the dates at telephone no.: 524-7576 and look for Rizza or Brian. Many thanks for your continued patronage!

GEAR TALK: Nikon DSLR's Winding Motor

For Nikon D300 and D700 photographers (moi included), the photo above shown is what I call the "winding motor" of our respective DSLRs share. It's responsible for cocking our shutter curtains and pushing the mirror of our viewfinder down after the brief "blackout" you see during exposure-taking. This mechanism has moving parts (obviously) and, hence, good for just around 150,000 actuations. But it will show signs of "wear and tear" at around 100,000 actuations by failing to push down your viewfinders' mirror-every now and then. Other DSLR models differ in winding motors' durabilities. As the wear continues, you will experience mirror blackouts more often. When this occurs, I usually turn my D300 off to force the mirror to return, or hit the AF/AE lock in tandem with the shutter release button. What a hassle! It can cost you up to Php14,000 for this winding gear's replacement, so be sparing during your trigger-happy moments FYI.

CameraGeek TV Show On Channel NET 25

Channel NET 25 has officially placed our show on every Saturday 8-8:30PM starting September 10. Also our new Camerageek TV website is up. Here, shown above, is our ad placement flyer-contact Dan at this official mobile number: 09474299388. Please refer this ad rates to potential sponsors-thanks in advance! You know, it's never a walk in the park producing your own TV show, thus, I can only deeply thank Shierdan Pamintuan for helping me out in our endeavour. May the God of photography bless you more, Dan! Please pray for the success of this-our show-which is also your show! Unlike other Pinoy photography shows, our program can feature even amateurs/hobbyists, camera clubs and more! Truly a show for everyone.

Advertising Photography With Nikon Speedlights

Yes, professional advertising photography can be done using Nikon Speedlights. This shoot for the prestigious Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) college should have their print ad campaign circulating nationally for the remainder of this year. Many thanks to team CCA and to Creative Director James Banal for the photo project-and kudos to such great concepts!

Transformers Movie Themed Party

Mr. Ziggy celebrated his 7th birthday party with a blast from the Transformers robots! Everything was just picture perfect including the hosting of famous, wacky Tito Shay. Ziggy, stay cool, dude!

Print Ad Campaign: Manila Doctors Hospital

Advertising photography IS possible just using Speedlights. I just want something to prove to my photography students that I practice what I preach. With this setup, a strobist photog MUST know his technical limits-for his own good, and the client's. Many thanks to Daniel Trinidad for the soft copy-finally!