Amylene has a knack for naming things. She owns a tablet called Tabby and she named one of our office laptops Addy and our new desktop computer Kathy.
Though they all sound alike, that isn’t the case for her guitar presumably because it’s unique and special. Clearly engraved on the guitar’s body is its name, Wings. How she came up with that name is a long story.
Kat recently obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines. She currently works at an NGO involved in development research.
Seeing as we’re coworkers and that she didn’t get her graduation portrait taken yet, I was asked if I could take her photo. We ended up turning the office into a studio.
Congratulations from Express with Photos and your A2D Project team!
I know, I know, it’s been forever since my last post here. I’ve been really busy with a lot of stuff at school, like my thesis oral defense (success!), our organization’s general assembly (done), and graduation (we made it!). All the piling stress was taking its toll on me and staring at a computer screen was starting to make me ill, so I had to find other ways to relieve stress, like this open shoot.
The usual thanks go to Stephen for organizing this open shoot. Yup, he’s the man.
A couple of weeks ago, I covered the Talent Night of Mr. and Ms. SBE. It was held in an audio-visual hall (read: somewhat dark environment). I left my external flash at home that day but I did bring my 50mm f/1.8. My camera, a Canon EOS Kiss X2 (or 450D, if you prefer), only goes up to ISO 1600.
The photo looks well lighted but at the cost of motion blur. With all the fast-paced action on stage, the settings used sometimes can’t provide the needed stopping power without compromising exposure.
It was during this event that I began to feel the need to upgrade to a better camera. Any DSLR with a higher ISO range than this one will do… as long as it’s Canon, of course.
Hazel and Pauline came up to me one day and asked if I could do a photo shoot for them. Guess it’s sort of a midterm week ender. They decided to bring a friend, Mich, along. Apparently it’s her first photo shoot.
Thanks again to Hazel and Pauline for having me do this shoot and for tagging Mich along.
The timing of this challenge couldn’t be any better. Just in time for Sinulog.
Today, the Cebuano people held the Solemn Procession as part of the Sinulog Celebration in honor of Señor Santo Niño. Anyone new to Sinulog would be astounded by the number of people who attend the procession, which goes up to the millions. Goes to show how devoted we are.
More entries to this week’s challenge can be found here.