Photography 101: Triumph

I planned to take my son JJ for a late afternoon walk on Roxas Street. My nephew Kenji dropped by and he suggested that we go to the Friday “tabu-an” near the seawall. I rarely went there; just twice a year.  (The tabu-an is the Cebuano term for a makeshift market place where farmers and…

Photography 101: Double

These dirty twins are ready for their bath; Whopper (male) and Tootsie (female) are Shih Tzu puppies. This photo is edited with PicMonkey. This is the original photo

Photography 101: Glass

I placed a red-colored decorative glass against a white fabric background. I used natural light, camera flash, and a flashlight in this experiment. Here are the outcome:

Photography 101: Treasure

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones   Vanilla Bean is my first child. She inspires me to create beautiful dog accessories. Also, she is the reason I’m interested in photography and blogging. camera: Kodak M531 F-stop f/3.1 Exposure time: 1/30 sec. ISO speed: ISO-110…

Photography 101: Landscape

  My husband’s hometown is near a dormant volcano. He says that I need to stand in front of Beulah Land estate if I want to see the best view of Mount Kanlaon. He’s right; no human infrastructure blocks the natural scenery. I use PicMonkey to crop the image above. Here’s the original version: [Weather: partly cloudy;…

Photography 101: Swarm

Negrenses often swarm this almost hidden place to cool off and relax during the hot weekends and holidays. You can hear laughter, and happy voices as families of locals and tourists splash into the clear spring pool of Caduhada Spring Resort. The water emanating from the rocks is so cool even at high noon. [Cameraphone: Samsung…

Photography 101: Moment

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence Clouds hover above the Menorias Garden around four in the afternoon when we drop by. We (JJ and I) tag along with my mom to the place of Madam Hermie, my mom’s…

Photography 101: Architecture

I’m not happy with the outcome of my snapshots in architecture so I take a walk to the park to photograph another building — Tubod Parish Church. This is a Catholic church located at the heart of the town. I sat on the park’s sidewalk across the street and took this photo at 7:37 this…

Photography 101: A Pop Of Color

    I choose Green for this assignment. The color is often associated with freshness and youth. Also, it gives a feeling of growth and positive vibes The green pair of Grosby shoes in the photo belongs to my teenage nephew EJ.  How many places has it been? The fresh dirt on the shoes gives hints what the…

Photography 101: Mystery

Orchids represent mystery.  Botanists say that this species have a highly evolved anatomy that makes their appearance so attractive to man, birds and insects. The creatures who are delighted to be around Orchids become willing slaves who do their bidding for the survival of their species. How can these enigmatic plants look so delicate yet…

Photography 101: Warmth

Plants need sun-exposure to grow healthy.  The tallest trees in the park often get the best sun exposure.  The ‘Andreacola’ type of Anthurium thrives best in morning sunlight. Too much sun-exposure will burn their leaves.