KALYE X MANILA | Ayaw Ko, Beh!

Ito si Ate Tess, isang carinderia servidora. Tinanong ko s’ya kung pwede ko s’yang kuhanan ng picture. Tumawa lang s’ya at tinanong ako kung seryoso ako. Sabi ko, “Oo.” Noong nakita na n’ya ang camera ko, paulit-ulit na s’yang tumanggi. “Ayaw ko. Ayaw ko, beh,” sabi n’ya habang tumatawa at may pahampas-hampas pa sa akin….

KALYE X MANILA | January 2016

“Where the streets have no name.” – U2 Photos of the streets of Manila and surround. I have just recently acquired a mirrorless camera–first a Fujifilm X30 then traded to anĀ X100, now I have the XE1. Here are some street photos thatĀ I took usingĀ the Fujifilm X100. I have yet to update this entry with photos…

TALA-LARAWAN | Usapang X

So, last week, bumili ako ng Fujifilm X30Ā at gaya ng sabi ko sa entry ko tungkol dito,Ā iba sana ang kukuhanin ko. Makalipas ng isang araw, binenta ko rin yung Fujifilm X30 para makakuha ng Fujifilm X100 na gustoĀ kong bilhin talaga. Wala naman akong masamang tinapay against Fujifilm X30. Actually, maganda na nga yung deal ko…

TALA-LARAWAN | Batang X

Ang una kong serious camera ay isang bridgecam, Fujifilm HS20 EXR, kasi yun ang uso noon na alternative para sa mga hindi maka-afford ng DSLR na katulad ko. Grabe, sinulit ko talaga ‘to. Sa mga lakbay ko, ito yung palagi kong dalang camera. Tapos kabi-kabila rin angĀ photowalks–solo or with group. After a year and a…

TALA-LARAWAN | Photo Series: Cellphone Photography

I have been on Instagram for almost 3 years now, but only this year have I become addicted to it to the point of me feeling compelled to share at least one photo a day. I don’t have a lot of followers on Instagram and I don’t really crave for too much attention. I just…

TALA-LARAWAN | 3-in-1

I have just got hold of my phone camera lenses today and started playing with them until my phoneā€™s battery drained out. At first I thought the photos would turn out bad since the lenses were cheap, but these photos–for me–are not bad at all… I meant the quality of course. I instantly fell in-love…

Missing Manila: A Photo Series

Manila is one of the most visitedĀ places here in the Metro, and my favorite because of so many things:Ā the busy life on the streets of Quiapo plus thoseĀ camera stores, the sight of the Ilog Pasig (Pasig River) thatĀ never fails to make me feel jealous of the people who were ableĀ to see its true beauty, Intramuros,…

Lumban, Laguna: Caliraya Lake

Caliraya Lake Caliraya, Lumban/Cavinti*, Laguna It was on my second visit in Caliraya when I learned that this famous lake here is actually man-made. The lake is amazingly wide, about 3 km, that I couldnā€™t really fathom the thought that the local government of Lumban/Cavinti made effort in creating this. Today, the Caliraya Lake is…

Going Analogue Part 2

Last time, I wrote about my interest in doing full film photography, and here are some of the first photos I took with my Canon AE-1 and Recesky DIY TLR cameras. Camera: Canon AE-1 Film: Fujicolor C200 Camera: Recesky DIY TLR Films: Kodak ColorPlus 200ISO; Solid Gold 200ISO These are not good shots, I know,…

Cam-Era

CamEra…and this year, mangongolekta ako ng camera. šŸ˜€