Intramuros

Intramuros ay [(Latin) intra: within; muros:walls]. The popular name given to the walled city of Spanish Manila. The name “Manila” (it is claimed) derives from nilad, a type of mangrove that bore white waxy flowers (Ixora).

Luneta Park

Park or Rizal Park is one of the historic destinations in the Philippines.

MOA Eye At Night

Last February 18, 2012 nagkaroon ng isang munting gathering ang mga Helios para sa 1st gathering nito para sa 2012.....

MALL OF ASIA SAN MIGUEL BY THE BAY

Its time of Photowalk again actually its on my plan talaga na magphotowalk sa buong Mall of Asia sa loob mismo ng mall kaso bawal nga magtake ng mga pictures with the permission........

The Sunset

Sabi ka ni Adriaan Kortlandt “Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

People March against Pork Barrel

Sabi nga nila kung ang simpleng magnanakaw nga ay di pinapabayaan ng mga taong bayan, anu pa kaya ang bilyong-bilyong ninakaw na pagmamay-ari at pinaghirapan ng taong bayan.

Di man ako nakiisa sa pagmartsha sa Luneta noong 26 ng Agosto 2013, nakiisa naman ako gamit ang social media. Ika nga nila kahit sa simpleng pamamaraan lang ay malaking tulong na yun para sa bayan.

Narito ang ilan sa mga kuhang larawan na nagyari sa MILLION PEOPLE MARCH TO LUNETA : SA ARAW NG MGA BAYANI. PROTESTA ng BAYAN!!!







Sana di lang dito natatapos ang pakikialam ng taong bayan sa ating bansa, dapat tuloy-tuloy para tuloy-tuloy rin ang pagbabago na nais natin.

Thanks to Jay Ganzon as my new contributor here at AXLPPI.

About Jay Ganzon
He is a event photographer, photojournalist and a blogger.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tanduay Fire Station

Isa sa mga naging itinerary noong nagkaroon kami ng isang trial para sa aming Manila Extreme Photowalk noong nakaraang taon, ang Tanduay Fire Station.


Anu nga ba ang bumabalot na kaysaysayan sa Tanduay Fire Station?

Ayun sa kasaysayan ang Tanduay Fire Station ay itinayo noong 1901 sa panahon kung saan sakop tayo ng mga Amerikano.

Ang unang Fire Chief noon ay walang iba kundi si Hugh Bonner.

Sino nga ba si Hugh Bonner? Siya lang naman ang pang-anim na Fire Chief ng New York City Fire Commissioner na ipinadala ng mga Amerikano para pamahalaan ang mga fire station sa Maynila.

At ang gusaling iyong nakikita ay mga original pa rin simula ng itinayo ito.

Old Tanduay Fire Station
(old photo credit to the owner)
Nakakalungkot lamang sapagkat di ito masyadong pinapansin o binibigyan halaga ng mga tao sa paligid nito.

Narito ang ilan larawan ng Tanduay Fire Station sa loob.

 Ang lumang firetruck ng tanduay fire station

 Emergency fire exit


 Makita ng firetruck


 Ibang side ng Tanduay fire station

Loob ng Tanduay Fire Station

So paano hanggang sa susunod na heritage photowalk na ulit!

Para sa iba pang larawan ilike lamang ang official fanpage ng AXLPPI.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ang Monochrome

Nitong nagdaang mga buwan ay muli naman akong nahihiling sa pagkuha ng mga litrato gamit ang setting ng monochrome o mas kilala bilang black and white photography, di ako alam kung bakit naiisipan kung bumalik sa monochrome marahil siguro doon mo makikita ang tunay na kulay at expression ng isang photography.

Isa sa mga madalas kung subject sa monochrome ay ang mga tao sa paligid at mga bagay sa paligid nito.

Tara samahan mo akong tignan ang mga tao at bagay sa paligid nito.

Bundok ng Arayat, Pampanga 

Manila Cathedral, Intramuros, Manila, Filipinas

World Organ Day Festival 2013 | Las Piñas City

Taytay Rizal

Save our Sunset! No to Reclamation | Maila , Philippines


Ikaw?! Marahil siguro nasubukan mo na rin ang paggamit ng monochrome? Anu ang pakiramdam mo sa bagay na ito?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

World of Toyota Motor Show

 Get to experience fun and excitement (“Waku-Doki”) this coming August as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is set to hold the biggest Exclusive Motor Show on August 10 to 18, 2013 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Immerse yourself in the world of Toyota as this grand event will highlight vehicles from the past and the future.

Designed and built to be at par with global Motor Shows, The World of Toyota is a rare opportunity for you to experience the Toyota Way on a whole new level!

During the week-long event, the full product line-up of Toyota will be displayed with a sneak preview of upcoming models. Car enthusiasts will likewise be amazed as Toyota will be showcasing over 30 classic cars that have shaped the local automotive industry for more than four decades.
Visitors will get a glimpse of the future with the display of its concept car, the Toyota FCV-R. Toyota’s luxury line Lexus will also be under the spot light at the motor show. Its full line-up will be on display headed by its super car, the Lexus LFA as well as its concept luxury coupe, the Lexus LF-LC that was featured at the North American International Autoshow in Detroit.




In building such an event, Toyota expresses its commitment to bring more fun and excitement in its vehicles. Aside from Toyota’s grand vehicle showcase, an area has also been dedicated for various activities. There will be a playroom for children to enjoy and an 86 Tamiya RC area catering for the kids-at-heart. Visitors may join the scheduled racing competition and win exciting prizes! There will also be scheduled driving exhibitions for everyone to watch.



Special offers will also be made available for new vehicle purchase during the nine-day period. Save as much as P100,000 by reserving or trading-in! These customers will likewise be eligible to win additional P100,000 discount as Toyota will be raffling 25 winners at the end of the event. Special offers are also available at authorized provincial dealer outlets
nationwide.
In a statement, TMP President, Mr. Michinobu Sugata expressed…”This exclusive Motorshow is held in commemoration of twenty five years of providing quality vehicles and unparalleled service to its customers. Because of our customers, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) continues to be the automotive industry leader for more than two (2) decades, with 11 consecutive years of Triple Crown from 2002 to 2012. Through this event, Toyota would like to thank its customers for their support and loyalty throughout the years. It is our way of sharing this momentous occasion with everyone. I would like to personally invite the public, their family and friends to #StartTheFun… only at The World of Toyota!”




For more information on the World of the Toyota Motor Show, visit their website or like their
page on Facebook (Toyota Motor Philippines.) You may also call the CAC Hotline at (02) 819 2912 for other concerns.



Thanks to Jay Ganzon as my new contributor here at AXLPPI.

About Jay Ganzon
He is a event photographer, photojournalist and a blogger.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion

Isa sa mga bucketlist ko ngaun taon ay makapunta ulit sa mga dati kung napuntahan noong bata pa ako at isa na dito ang Manila North Cementery, di dahil may dadalawin ako kung di para sa isang msaya at exciting na photowalk kasama ang Powerhouse G5 at Heritage Lakwatsero.


Isa sa mga main suject ko sa North Cementery ay ang Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion o mas kilala bilang Mausoleum for the Revolution Veterans.

Anu nga ba ang kasaysayan ng Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion at Sinu ang gumawa ng Mausoleo na ito?

Ayon sa kasaysayan. " It was meant to be the pantheon to the heroes of the Revolution, built under the auspices of the Veteranos de la Revolucion, the organization headed by General Emilio Aguinaldo. For many decades it contained the tombs of many notables but over recent decades, many of these remains have been transferred elsewhere. It remains a National Shrine, and is a favorite structure of occultists who note the many Masonic and other symbols embedded in its architecture.

Inside the Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion

Marker

One of the veteran in Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion


Designed by Filipino architect Arcadio Arellano, in the unique Hispano-Filipino-American art style popular during the early 20th century. The memorial was inaugurated in 1920. Generals Mariano Noriel, Licerio Geronimo, Tomas Arguelles, and Pio del Pilar's remains are included among the many veteranos who were interred here."

For more photos of Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion just go on official fanpage of AXLPPI at Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Axl-Powerhouse-Production-Inc/119203451425916

Friday, August 9, 2013

Scene and Winners of 9th Cinemalaya Film Festival 2013

Isa sa mga interesting na pangyayari sa pagitan ng buwan ng Hulyo at Agosto ay ang Cinemalaya Film Festival kung saan ipinapamalas dito ang galing nating mga Pilipino sa paggawa ng isang pelikula gamit lamang ang maliit na budget para dito, ika nga nila lahat ng bagay nagsisimula sa maliit.

Anu nga ba ang Cinemalaya Film Festival? At paano ito nagsimula?

Ayon sa kanilang website , "The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a film festival in the Philippines held annually in the month of July at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Its aim is the development and promotion of Filipino independent films. The film festival is organized by the Cinemalaya Foundation, with the support of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Econolink Investments, Inc.
Each year, the Festival provides "seed investments" of Php 500,000 (USD 10,000~) to ten independent filmmakers. These ten "finalists" are culled from hundreds of submissions from all over the Philippines. Their films debut at the festival, together with in-competition short films, as well as various out-of-competition works.
The festival organizing committee is headed by veteran Filipino director and actress Laurice Guillen. The committee oversees the production of the films, sometimes interfering with filmmakers' artistic decisions."

Narito ang ilan sa mga eksena noong Awards Night ng 9th Cinemalaya Film Festival.





List Of Winners Of Cinemalaya 2013



SHORT FEATURE CATEGORY

Best Screenplay - THE HOUSEBAND’S WIFE
Best Direction - ONANG
Special Jury Prize - TAYA
Best Film - THE HOUSEBAND’S WIFE
Special Citation - SA WAKAS

FULL-LENGTH CATEGORY

THE NEW BREED

Best Sound - MICHAEL IDIOMA (Quick Change)
Best Original Music Score - MON ESPIA (Transit)
Best Editing - BENJAMIN TOLENTINO & HANNAH ESPIA (Transit)
Best Production Design - ROY RED (Rekorder)
Best Cinematography - BER CRUZ & LYLE NEMENZO SACRIS (Transit)



Best Screenplay - EDUARDO ROY, JR. (Quick Change)
Best Performance of a Supporting Actor - JOEY PARAS (Babagwa)
Best Performance of a Supporting Actress - JASMINE CURTIS SMITH
Best Direction - HANNAH ESPIA (Transit)



Best Performance of an Actor - MIMI JUAREZ (Quick Change)
Best Performance of an Actress - IRMA ADLAWAN (Transit)
Special Jury Citation - Ensemble for Transit
Special Jury Prize - QUICK CHANGE
Best Film - TRANSIT

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE

Best Sound - ROGER TJ LADRO (Sana Dati)
Best Original Music Score - JERROLD TAROG (Sana Dati)
Best Editing - PATS R. RANYO (Sana Dati)




Best Production Design - ERICSON NAVARRO (Sana Dati)
Best Cinematography - MACKIE GALVEZ (Sana Dati)
Best Screenplay - ZIG DULAY; ANTOINETTE JADAONE; JEFFREY JETURIAN (Ekstra)
Best Performance of a Supporting Actor - TJ TRINIDAD (Sana Dati)
Best Performance of a Supporting Actress - RUBY RUIZ (Ekstra)




Best Direction - JERROLD TAROG (Sana Dati)
Best Performance of an Actor - None
Best Performance of an Actress - VILMA SANTOS (Ekstra)
Special Jury Prize - EKSTRA
Best Film - SANA DATI


Seeyah all again next year for the 10th Cinemalaya Film Festival!!

Thanks to friend and co-photographer Erickson Dela Cruz for providing the photos for the 9th Cinemalaya Film Festival 2013.


Monday, August 5, 2013

YouTurn : Robbie Bautista

Robbie Bautista o mas kilala bilang Robx sa mundo ng social media o ng mga kaibigan niya. Sinu nga ba ang di makakakilala sa kanya lalo't na kung isa kang blogger marahil napadpad ka na rin minsan sa kanyang munting tahanan, kung saan napahanga ka sa galing ng pagkuha ng mga larawan o sa kanyang mapaglarong imahinasyon sa pagguhit o nainggit sa kanyang mga lugar na napupuntahan o nakakuha ka ng ilan sa mga tips niya para sa travel guide. 
Paano nga ba kami nagkakilala ni Robx? Noong una di ako makapaniwala na makakausap ko siya aside sa mga exchange comment sa blog kundi sa personal na pag-uusap, una ko siyang nakasalamuha noong nagkaroon ng isang Bloggers Festival kung saan isa rin siya sa mga attendees nito at salamat kay Anton ng PusangKalye sa pagkakakilala niya sa akin, dahil ang dami kung mga natutunan na bagay-bagay, mula blogging to real world. At kung minsan naman nagkikita kami sa mga gathering ng mga Pinoy Travel Bloggers, iba talaga siya ang daming fans hahah... 

Buti na nga lang nagkaroon ako ng pagkakataon na mainterview ko siya ng one-on-one dahil alam ko na isa siya sa mga pinakabusing tao, thanks Robx!

Narito ang aking quick interview kay Robx, tara samahan mo akong kilalanin si Robbie ng The Creative Dork.

Full Name and Alias: Robbie Bautista / Robx / The Creative Dork
Website/Blog: www.thecreativedork.com / www.thetravellingdork.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecreativedork
Location: Mandaluyong City
Age: 26
Education: AB - Multimedia Arts, De la Salle-College of Saint Benilde
Genre of your grapic illustration: Quirky Editorial?

Tell me something about yourself that people don't know:
Single since birth, gay. Hit me up! Charaught. I know how to play the violin! :)

What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview?
I'm okay. It's been a productive day so I'm doing this as a break.

When and how did you get your start in the industry?
I joined design contests when I was in college. Did some freelance work for friends and referrals, promoted myself online through my blog and a portfolio. Most of my clients contacted me because they saw my work online.

Did you go to school to study this genre?
Yep! Multimedia Arts. Did a lot of design-related things so I know a little about everything. But my focus now is more on illustration and character design.

How did you discover your passion for art? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do?
Well, I liked watching anime when I was a kid and wanted to try drawing that style but couldn't. I also wanted to become an architect before.

How do you define graphic design?
Creative solutions.

How did you find your style? Has it changed since you started?
Everyone starts by copying someone else, and then copying another, and another. Eventually, you'll mix bits and pieces of each style and figure out what works for you. So yeah, my current style is quite different from my earlier years, of course. A product of trial and error, experimentation, etc.

What was your first ever illustration of, do you still have it, if not where is it?
As in first ever? I did an amateur graphic novel when I was 10. I have no idea where it is now.

Here some of the art works of Robbie


pusong mamon

Fortress

One Leap Wander

A Crowd of Fruity Hipsters

We Crash Like Planes Do

Where do you get your ideas/inspiration from?
My illustrations are a mix of personal experiences and random, spontaneous things.

How did illustration/graphic design change your life?
I think it has affected my choices in life. How I present myself as a brand to the public. Cause it helps to have an identity that people will remember, so I do my best to come up with a visual approach to everything. Does that make sense?

What are the pros and cons of being a graphic illustrator?
Pros: The ability to create something, daming chicks (pero hindi ko gusto nag chicks),
Cons: Daming nagpapadrawing. Daming gusto i-drawing but it's hard to find time for it.

If you weren't a graphic artist/illustrator or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be? Why?
I would continue being a professional violinist. =)
Or a fashion designer doing menswear.

What legacy will you leave?
I don't know. I think it's too early in my career to think of such things.

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
20 years from now I'll be behind the counter of my own guesthouse in Sagada, greeting guests and baking pies for them in my rustic cafe. I will also have a guesthouse in El Nido, Siquijor, and Chiang Mai. Of course, I'll still be doing art.

Your #1 art tip or words of wisdom.
Just keep doing what you love to do and do it well.

Any final message? Its your time to shine..
Keep moving forward! And wag masyadong emo… at wag puro selfie gawin sa buhay.

Robbie Bautista

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Masarap balikan ang nakaraan (Batang 90's)

Habang nakikinig ako ng aking musika sa aking munting MP3 bigla na lamang napunta ang kanta sa isa sa mga naging paborito kung kanta noong bata pa ako, hanggang ngaun saulado ko pa ang lyrics ng kantang ito, "Kami’y narito asahan niyong magtatanggol, makikipaglaban para sa kapayapaan" oh ha, sigurado akong alam mo din kung anung titulo ng palabas na ito at marahil napanood mo din ito, isa ito sa naging sikat na cartoons noong 90's.

Tara samahan mo akong balikan ang ilan sa mga kanta at hulaan mo kung anu ang titulo ng kantang ito.


1. Kami’y narito asahan niyong magtatanggol
Makikipaglaban para sa kapayapaan
(chenchererererenchen cherereren chererererereeurrnn–)
Ang lahat ng nilalang dito ay may karapatan
(Sa magandang bukas)
Kung mayroong gumugulo ay wag mag-alala
Kami ang dakilang tagapagtanggol niyo sa lahat ng oras
Handa kaming tumulong
Ang aming mga kapangyarihan alay sa karapatan…

Kami’y narito asahan niyong magtatanggol
Makikipaglaban para sa kapayapaan at kaayusan
Kami’y asahan niyo hanggang sa dulo ng mundo.

2.  Habang nabubuhay, manalig ka
Lagi kang may kasama, may kaibigan ka
At kung ikaw ay nalulungkot
Kung ikaw ay natatakot
Wala kang gagawin kundi ako’y tawagin…

Ako si ____
Sa bawat oras nariyan,
Tutulong sa nangangailangan
Ako’y maaasahan sa lahat ng bagay….

3.  Bakit kay ganda kay sigla ng mundo
Kung ikaw ay bata pa
Magtampisaw ka sa tubig
Maglaro sa kalsada

Panoorin mo ang ikot ng mundo
Kung ikaw ay bata pa



4. Alab ng Katarungan
ang pagmamahal sa ating kapwa
ang pag-ibig sa ating bayan
Handang ibuwis ang aking buhay

5. Marami kang pangarap
Kasing taas ng langit
Kaya't laking tuwa ko
nang ibulong mo na kasama ako

Hawak kamay kapit-bisig
Tayo nang habulin ang mga tala
Kasama kita kaya hindi ako mangangamba

Mapalad ang maging kaibigan mo
Nakaukit ang pagmamahal sa iyong puso
Kaya't taimtim pangako gagawin kong lahat para sa'yo


6. Nakita ko ang larawan mo
At muling nagbalik sa akin ang lahat
Ang malambing na tingin at ako
Ang nagbibigay ng musika sa mundo
Sinabi mo ako ang himig ng iyong byulin
Mga __ at rosas na ginto
At ikaw ang yugto ng aking daigdig
Libutin natin ang mundo at bahaghari
Lalalala….
Rosas na marikit, bigay sa iyo mahal
Lalalala….

7.  Kapag umikot na ang mundo
Iikot din ang buhay ng tao
May saya at mayroong dusa
Huwag lang tayong magpapatalo

Kung ikaw ay nag-iisa
Sa landas na iyong tinatahak
Huwag mawawalan ng pag-asa
Sa mithiing pakikibaka

Si __________ at __________, kambal ng tadhana
Di susuko sa pagsubok...

Kapag sumikat na ang buwan
Bago pa sumikat ang araw
Bagong pag-asa'y matatanaw
Tadhana na ang siyang pupukaw

Bagong pag-asa'y matatanaw
Tadhana na ang siyang pupukaw...

8. Waksin niyo na ang iyong luha
Pilitin tawanan ang problema
Habang bata ay magsaya
Makulay ang mundo basta’t mangarap ka
Sa bawat pagsubok na makikita
Huwag mong hayaang madapa ka
Tibayan mo ang loob
Pagkatapos ng unos, ligaya ang dulot
Sadyang ganyan ang buhay, kailangang magsanay
Mapaglarong tadhana susubukin ang tibay
Kaya’t kumilos ka’t mag-isip, mag-aral
Magandang bukas, sa yo ay nakalaan…


9. Humayo ka kaibigang _____
Maglakbay kung saan mo man naisin
Anong (censored from the OBB)

—-ehh…
Sige ___, Humayo ka
Humayo ka’t maglakbay pawad
‘Wag kalilimutan kami…

10. Aking ina, mahal kong ina
Pagmamahal mo aking ina
Yakap mo sa akin, hinahanap ko
Init ng pag-ibig, kumot ng bunso
Sa kita ng pagkakahimbing yakap mo ang gigising.

11. Kami ang Itim na Magkakapatid
Magkakasama laging masaya
Kahit mahihirap lang mararangal naman
Tayo’y lumakad sa mundo ng taas-noo
Kapwa at kapaligiran ating alagaan
Tayo’y laging magkasama
Sa hirap at sa ginhawa
ha ha(3x)
Kami ang Itim na Magkakapatid
Magkakasama, Nagkakaisa!

12. Ang lambak kung ating pagmamasdan
Ang paligid at kaparangan
Mula dito sa kabundukan
Maaabot mo ang kalangitan
Makikita mo ang ilaw ng bayan
Pangarap marating ninuman
Nais kong marating ang kabihasnan
Upang maiba ang buhay
Ang bughaw na langit ng pangarap
Pagsikapan na makamtan
Ang bughaw na langit ng pangarap
Ay dapat lamang makamtan

13. Bukas na kay ganda
Sa kwentong ubod ng saya
Paglalakbay namin sa mundong
aming narating
Bukas na kayganda
Mga mata’y imulat na
Upang makamtan ang ligaya



Oh anu? Nahulaan mo ba kung anu ang mga pamagat o titulo ng palabas na ito?

Kung oo ang sgaot mo, siguro akong naging masaya ang childhood mo di ba?

Baka may alam ka din na kanta ng cartoons noong 90's, Share mo naman.

Hanggang sa susunod na lang ulit!

Photo credit to the respected owners.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hot Spot : Ian Dela Peña

Sino nga ba si Ian? Paano nga ba kami nagkakilala?

Tara samahan ninyo akong kilalaning mabuti ang isa sa mga naging kaibigan ko mula sa mundo ng putograpiya.

Isa sa mga naging malapit kung sa kaibigan sa mundo ng putograpiya si Ian, kadalasan mas napag-uusapan namin ang mga paglalakbay niya sa iba't-ibang parte ng Filipinas kumpara sa putograpiya marahil siguro dahil parehas din kaming manlalakbay at kung nauubusan naman kami ng kwento balik putograpiya naman, kadalasan street photography ang focus niya, syempre kahit paano may mga alam din ako sa bagay na ito at kung wala naman madalas humihingi ako ng mga ilan sa mga pointers para dito. Sa ngaun isa siya sa mga connoisseur ng Powerhouse G5.

Narito ang aking munting interview kay Ian, tara samahan ninyo ako na mas kilala pa natin ng husto si Ian.

Full Name and Alias: ian dela peña
Website/Blog: to many to mention… haha… there’s a list at the bottom ;)
Twitter: @brownmantrips
Location: Narnia
Age: i am peterpan I don’t age. ;)
Education: Industrial Technology
Genre of your Photography: Mood Photography – I shoot anything when I am in the mood.

Tell me about yourself that people don't know:
The thing that most people don’t know about me is that I am good looking…. Hahaha! I can’t really think of one… lol!

What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview?
Confused about staying or migrating

How did you get started in photography?
Always wanted to be in the field of visual arts specially when I was about to enter college but my parents didn’t want that direction for me. So after slaving my self in the corporate world for about nine years, I finally decided to buy my own camera and start getting serious with my real passion, that was two years ago.

Did you go to school to study photography? 
I don’t know if they’ll be proud of me (LOL) but I did study at the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation in Intramuros.

What camera do you use? 
I use a Nikon

How would you characterize the style of your photography?
I guess I try to capture real life as it happens. I like my photographs when it tells a story, when there is life when the person who looks at it feels like he/she is part of the story that is being told.

Can you share with us some recent images?
Link: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8345525086_6921ea3e32_z.jpg

 And what's the story behind it?
This is part of my yet another failed Project 365. He is one of the people working on a drainage system for our yard. I was suppose to take a picture of the nails on the fence but he was using it so I just took a photo of him instead.

Who or what influenced you to become a photographer?
Growing up I wasn't really particular on being a photographer. I actually wanted to work on films as a Cinematographer or Director. This came about when a film student from UP who was my sister’s classmate that I got to meet when I was in high school.

How did you become a photographer? And When did your career start as a 
professional photographer?
Hmmm…. Professional….. hmmmm that is quite a heavy word that entails a lot of responsibility for me. But to answer the question I started in the photography business full time on 2011 when I resigned from my full time work in the BPO industry.

How did you go about selling your first photograph? 
It was commissioned by a travel magazine and it really didn’t sink in to me that my photo was actually published until I saw it with my own two eyes.

What makes a good photographer in your opinion? 
Somebody who can tell a story without any words.

Do You Have A Favorite Walk Around Lens...If So What Is It?
If asked what is my favorite lens that would be my 50mm lens but usually what I take as a walk around lens is my 18-105mm lens because of the flexibility it gives me specially at the narrow walkways of old Binondo.

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you?
My Camera.

What is the most rewarding part of photography?
I guess the most rewarding part of photography is seeing beauty in things. It is like having a third eye, seeing a dimension that can’t be seen by ordinary eyes but the best part of it is that you can share what you see to the whole world.

What is your most embarrassing experience as a photographer? 
So far wala pa naman – pero  I get to be shy most of the time specially when I am working with veterans of the industry.

What tips can you give to someone aspiring to be a professional photographer?
Ang mundo ay parang Quiapo punong puno ng snatcher! Hahaha… but really first thing I’d have to give to an aspiring photographer is safety first, your life is not worth any story or equipment that you have. Second be a visionary, think of things that you’d think that you can only see in your dreams then find a way on how to translate them into visuals simply put it “from visions to visuals”.


Here the five exclusive shoot of Ian








What are the best tools for a beginner to learn on (besides the camera)? 
using a diffuser, flash or any light source or light source modifier. I believe that Photography is all about understanding how light works so if you know the behavior of light some things are going to be easier for you to understand.

What is your favourite recent image you have shot recently? Can you describe it’s creation in regards to location, lighting, composition, camera settings etc, also your thoughts when creating the image and what it means to you?

Link to photo: https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183304_485912044794201_1889617255_n.jpg

This was taken in Batad, Banaue in the province of Ifugao. We went around the schools on the different terraces in Banaue to reward the children for going to school while reminding them of helping to keep the rice terraces beautiful and intact.

This was taken with ambient lighting at around ten in the morning (not quite sure about that) I just wanted to fill the frame with as much image of the terraces as I can. What makes this photo work for me is the small bush of wild plants at the corner which act as some kind of frame along with the mountain tops.

I took this with a Samsung Corby 2 using the panorama setting so that I could capture more of the terraces.

You can just never go wrong with Batad there beauty in everywhere you look!

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer? Please be specific.
Pro: You can enjoy more of your time take as much load as you can and take a break from work whenever you need to.

Con: Unstable income. If you rely just on shooting alone and you are not frugal enough , you have got to prepare your self big time. So you need to study a lot and think of other channels where you could use your photography.

I know you like traveling for shoot or even for chill-out, can tell me where is the best place to be to do some shoot? and why there?
I believe that where ever you are is the best place to shoot. All you have to do is open your eyes and observe then tell the stories that you see. So I guess I don’t know but if you ask me where is my favorite location for a shoot? I would say Manila without skipping a heart beat. I love the Escolta, Binondo, Quiapo, Sta. Cruz and Lawton area. There so many things happening there and the buildings just takes you to another era.

What goal are you working towards within your photography and when will you know you have reached it? 
To establish my own studio and be a recognized travel-portrait photographer.

What photographic organizations do you belong to? 
None really aside from FPPF where I studied…  I haven’t been really actively seeking membership to any photography club though I would love to be in one.

Name a photographer you would like to take a portrait of?
Manny Librodo

If you weren't a photographer or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be? Why? 
This is the most difficult question that you ever asked!

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
Traveling around the world with my business working for me…. Hehehe….

What legacy you will leave on? 
This is really hard to answer because as of now I really haven’t decided what kind of photography I still want to focus on. I guess for now I’d like to be remembered as the Photographer who can tell beautiful stories in one photograph.

Any final mesage? Its your time to shine.. 
Thanks AXL for giving me the opportunity to be featured on your blog this means so much to me, I really do appreciate it!

Shoot, analyze and learn:

Shoot –experiment don’t be afraid to do new things irregardless of what the outcome would be, you’ll never know if you don’t try.

Analyze – look at your picture, think of what you think what makes that picture work or fail.

Learn – learn from the mistakes that you made from your past shots.

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Website/ Blog:

Photography: iandelapena.com

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Personal: dreamsofabrownman.com

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