Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hot Spot : Paolo Enrico Luis G. Viaje

"A good photographer knows his limits & knows how to respect other photographers work." 

Isa sa mga bago kung nakilala sa mundo ng fotografiya na si Pao, nakilala ko sya dahil sa isang photography group sa facebook kung saan madalas siyang magbahagi ng kanyang mga mahuhusay na tirada sa fotografiya at nakasama ko na rin siya sa Kasa Boix kung saan nagkaroon ng exclusive photoshootout sa mga piling membro nito. Kaya naman laking tuwa ko na nakita ko siya ng personal at nagbahagi rin siya sa akin ng ilang mga istilo na maari kung gamitin sa susunod na pagtirada kasama ang aking munting kamera.

Tara samahan mo akong kilalanin pa ng husto kung sino nga ba si Pao Viaje sa mundo ng fotograpiya.

Full Name and Alias: Paolo Enrico Luis G. Viaje / Pao Viaje
Website/Blog: paoviaje.tumblr.com / www.facebook.com/paomeowphotography
Twitter: twitter.com/paomeow
Instagram: instagram.com/paomeow
Location: Santa Rosa, Laguna
Age: 20
Education: Multimedia Arts & BSBA Major in Marketing

Genre of your Photography: Di ko alam genre ko e, basta it always depends on my mood.

Tell me about yourself that people don't know:
They know everything. Wala kase ako tinatago talaga haaha basta may alam ako bigay ako

What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview?
More practice

How did you get started in photography?
When my mother had digital cameras & Polaroids.

Did you go to school to study photography?
Yes, but on the school that I studied multimedia they didn't even taught us the basics.

What camera did you use?
1100D, D90 and Canon 7d

How would you characterize the style of your photography?
I shoot randomly. What comes on my mind, I do it. The style of my colors & lights depends on my mood of shooting and on the idea ofcourse.

Can you share with us some recent images? And what's the story behind it?

"I'd rather stay home sexy & reading with my sweaters, socks & undies"

"You only knew me behind my back, ofcourse

Who or what influenced you to become a photographer? 
When I first used our digicams on a party & I got sad after taking a snap because of a photography I can't explain. Since then I started working on it & give it a research on the net. I started browsing about DSLR's & borrow one from my friends & start shooting to get a photograph with satisfaction.

How did you become a photographer? And When did your career start as a
professional photographer?
For me when I started accepting clients, I guess. I think everyone is professional on their own special way.

How did you go about selling your first photograph?
I am still planning it

What makes a good photographer in your opinion?
A good photographer knows his limits & knows how to respect other photographers work.

Do You Have A Favorite Walk Around Lens...If So What Is It?

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you?
Kitlens (18-55mm)

What is the most rewarding part of photography?
When you got the exact color of editing you want

What is your most embarrassing experience as a photographer?
When one of my high school friends invited me to their party & when I get there, they are asking "Nasan na camera mo pre? Picture picture naman tayo" the moment I realized that they just needed me for the picture taking thing.

How photography change your life?
Whenever I shoot, I get tired. But when I see the output & get the exact idea whats on my mind replenish me. Satisfaction it is.

I know you been working with some of the famous and influential people in the country but may I ask whom do you wish/dream to work with and Why?
Roadfill sparks. I don't know why, maybe just because in the past years I look forward on his shots.

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?

This is the most recent I have shooted and for the location me & my friend have got this good spot especially when the sun makes the shadows I aim for this type. My thoughts of creating images is to express more of the beauty of photography.

What tips can you give to someone aspiring to be a professional photographer?
Know the basics. Know your gear more. Never forget where you started.

What are the best tools for a beginner to learn on (besides the camera)?
Learn how to improvised.

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer? Please be specific.

Pros of being a photographer is having the chance to take every moments of life and enjoying it even when its long gone.
Cons is there's a lot of equipment thats needs to be invested at to be able create and make great shots.

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?
Any streets style places & abandoned buildings will do. Because it is so magical for, it can suit any type

What goal are you working towards within your photography and when
will you know you have reached it?
My goal is to have businesses all about photography. I wanna be known all over the world or even just on our country

What photographic organizations do you belong to? 
PhotoShootOut.Ph and Cavite Active Photographers also know as CAP.

Name a photographer you would like to take a portrait of?
Ouie Sanchez

If you weren't a photographer or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be? Why?
Maybe Ill be on business. I wanna handle about sales.

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
Still clicking with all dreams fulfilled?

What legacy you will leave on?
Hmm, maybe for me? You just always need to find a new perspective, don't just look on one side but also on a different angle.

Muli maraming salamat sa pagpapaunlak ng munting panayam na ito senyor Paolo Enrico Luis G. Viaje hanggang sa susunod na tirada na lamang ulit!


  1. Ooohhh. Nice photos there. To think that he is younger than me.